Welcome to another episode of the Bowie Book Club, where wild speculation and grasping for straws about Bowie’s favorite books has reigned supreme since 2016.
This time we catch up with Duncan Jones' pick for the month - Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell and chat with Chris O'Leary - the tireless researcher behind the Bowie song analysis blog Pushing Ahead of the Dame and its companion books Rebel Rebel: All the Songs of David Bowie from '64 to '76 and the upcoming Ashes to Ashes.
(Apologies for the sound quality on the interview - we ended up having to record on a phone. Hopefully it's not too awful.)
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Stuff we Mentioned
- Our previous episode on George Orwell
- Nickeled and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
- MoPop Conference
- Revolution in the Head
- Ryko reissues
- Strange Stars
- Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968
- The movie version) of our next book: Billy Liar
- Spring Snow
What's Up Next
- Our next book is Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse - we'll be posting about that towards the end of May.
What Song Did We Choose?
Chris chose this early Bowie gem: