Hallo Spaceboy

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Hallo Spaceboy
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 07 22:09:21 GMT

I’ve never been too much of a fan of David Bowie’s. I mean,
I actually admired the guy as an artist but I never was a
fan of his music. At least the usual recordings that I got
to hear…

But lately, after seeing his show in 2000 at the BBC on TV, this
song doesnt get out of my mind:

David Bowie – Hallo Spaceboy

I mean… goddam powerful!!! I hope I get to be 55 years
old and have his style.

The rest of the show is also available on YouTube. Unfortunately
its not available as a commercial DVD (but I’m sure that if you
search around you’ll be able to find a recording of the broadcast)

Together with “Ashes to Ashes” (also played at the show) and
“Space Oddity”, this sort-of “Major Tom” trilogy appeals to me
in a way I cant really explain. The feeling of alienation perhaps..

David Bowie – Space Oddity

David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes

Great versions of “Hallo Spaceboy” are also available with Bowie
singing with Foo Fighters, NIN or (my favourite) Pet Shop Boys

David Bowie & Pet Shop Boys – Hallo Spaceboy

— MV

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