David Bowie relaxing at home in his Space Jazz room, while
he waits for his muse to awaken during the writing of Reality.
So now you could spend the morning talking with me quite amazed...
On writing Reality: "I just wanted it to be songs that were written at home, where I live. That was the only line I gave myself: 'Here I am, at home. What songs come to me, just living around town, doing what I do, going out with the family and being on the streets?' It was that kind of feel, and it was really no more complicated than that."
On his singing voice: "I really wasn't that big a fan of my voice at all. It functioned OK for me to be able to do my songs, but I never really thought of myself so much as a singer. That's probably why I had no problem playing around with it so much and adapting different styles of singing to suit different songs."
On the Bowie band: "This band is very together. I personally would hold it as one of the best touring bands not only that I've ever had, but I would put it up against a lot of major bands. This band is absolutely superb. If it was 1968, I'd say 'Aw, we blow the competition off the stage,' but you don't say that kind of thing these days. Everything is much more sophisticated ...But you know what - we blow the competition off the stage," he adds with another chuckle. "In the nicest possible way."
Can't disagree with that. This band is tighter than a nun's chuff, as some people here in the UK would say... whatever that means!
Click on the image above of DB relaxing at home to read the whole interview.