The Times they are a-telling...
David Bowie has given a short interview to Paul Sexton for the T2 section of today's Times here in the UK. You can whiz over to the
Inevitably BowieNet can occasionally feel like a mutual lovefest, but the chatroom mood is often less deferential than you?d expect.
Taken playfully to task for continuing to perform China Girl, of which many followers are not fond, the singer responds in a mock headmaster tone: ?For a number of you I will be doing songs with which you may be bored. I, on the other hand, am not bored. And, unlike you, I am at every show.?
Continuing the point with me, he says: ?See, some songs are great, but if you play them over and over again they don?t have that much in them. It just becomes singalong time, and it?s not much fun for us as musicians. Like Starman, it?s a nice song, and we?ll do that occasionally, but to do that every night, it really doesn?t draw upon your prowess.
?I can?t do a full evening?s worth of those because I?ll go barmy. You really become a karaoke machine. It?s great to be able to do The Motel (from Outside) and 5:15 The Angels Have Gone (from Heathen) and things like that, because they really push you as a performer and a musician.?
Good stuff. As I say, you can read the full thing online by clicking on the image above.