My wife is downstairs watching some show called “Fashion Rocks,” which is apparently some sort of hurricane relief rock benefit program. I heard David Bowie starting to sing “Life on Mars?” — and I ran downstairs to watch.
David Bowie is one of my all-time favorite performers, but I have little interest in the music he put out after the late 70s (with the exception of his 1983 “Let’s Dance” album). But “Life on Mars?” is a classic song from his early 70s period.
His performance was spotty: it was at times weak, at times inspired.
Also, he had a cast on his left wrist, and an apparent black eye. What’s the deal there?
P.S. Duran Duran is on now, but I’m not running downstairs, because they’re doing “Girls on Film” — one of their weaker songs.