Goodbye, David Bowie

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947-10 January 2016) My introduction to David Bowie was "Modern Love" in 1983, a song which captivated me for reasons I couldn't understand. When my mom spied me watching the video on a Saturday morning television show she made some remark about Bowie's appearance and that he changed colors more … Continue reading Goodbye, David Bowie

Brightwell’s Top 10: 1972

The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog In 1857, Frenchman Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville patented his invention for recording sound, the phonautograph. Twenty years later, in 1877, someone first realized that his phonautograms could also play back recorded music. It was the same year, coincidentally, that Thomas Edison patented the phonograph and thus the age of recorded music began. In 2015, former Amoebite Matthew … Continue reading Brightwell’s Top 10: 1972

Glam & Glitter Christmas

  I'm not sure what it is about Glam Rock and Christmas but I've always appreciated how many contributions to the Christmas song canon have big drums, fuzzy sax and '50s via the '70s Yuletide vibes.   My vote for the best Glam Rock Christmas song goes, hands down, to Slade with their never-tiresome-no-matter-how-many-times-you-hear-it classic, … Continue reading Glam & Glitter Christmas