Art Decade

“Puns within puns.”

We examine a portrait piece whose name was inspired by a German pun on art deco. Our discussion of Art Decade decayed quickly, so we talk more about 1978’s Stage and live recordings in general. Also a moral diatrabe about audience etiquette at concerts. #cagethefreebird (Also, hashtags are obnoxious.)

Alabama Song

“… And John Leguizamo in shortface.”

As made famous by The Doors, Bowie takes us back to the source, reviving Lotte Lenya’s rendition of this number. The Doors made drinking sound fun before we were legally allowed to imbibe the crazy water, but Bowie’s version reminds us more of what it’s really like to be drunk.

Plus we develop a conspiracy theory that Bowie planned this whole alphabetical exploration into his oeuvre from the beginning! Oh, don’t ask why! Just listen to this episode of From A To Ziggy!