One Artist Meme

Fr David over at the Vernacular Curate did a Metallica meme, where you answer these questions using song titles by one artist; and so I couldn’t let it pass without pausing (and not for long either) and thinking up some passable submissions for the one true artist, the only true musical obsession that I still have after all these years. Yes, as my friends all know (to their boredom) and casual readers of this blog are about to find out – I have to out myself (once again) as a Bowie Freak.

I have been since Scary Monsters (1980). Dave Masters and I used to use to valuable brain power memorising track listings and timings and collecting obscure concert tapes (which was hard in the 1980s, you can just download the stuff now, we used to copy and share it by with fellow Bowie Freaks across the world via post). We even travelled to Berlin for pete’s sake before 1989 just to see the Wall just because Bowie recorded the three best albums ever there… I have travelled across the country and into Europe for this man. Just don’t ask Lou (my long suffering wife) about my obsession, even after all these years.

So, although there are many other options I could have chosen, this was my first-off-the-bat contribution to this meme:

Pick your Artist – David Bowie

Describe yourself – Cracked Actor (Aladdin Sane, 1973)
How do you feel – Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (Space Oddity, 1969)
If you could go anywhere, where would you go  –  StationtoStation (Station to Station, 1976)
Your favourite form of transportation – African Night Flight (Lodger, 1979) or Always Crashing in the Same Car (Low, 1977)
Your best friend is – Andy Worhol (Hunky Dory, 1971)
You and your best friends are – Absolute Beginners (Absolute Beginners OST 1986)
If your life was a TV show, what would it be called – TVC15 (Station to Station, 1976)
What is life to you – Fantastic Voyage (Lodger, 1979)
Your current relationship –  I Can’t Explain (Pinups, 1973)
Your fear – I’m afraid of Americans (Earthling, 1997)
What is the best advice you have to give – Let’s Dance (Let’s Dance, 1983)
I would like to die…  I know it’s gonna happen some day (Black Tie, White Noise, 1993)
Time of day – In the heat of the Morning (World of David Bowie, 1970)
My motto – God only knows (Tonight, 1984)