by Dan Bolles
Visitation hours: 1/16 4-6:00Anderson says several local artists have signed to perform Bowie tunes and other tributes, though specific details are still being hashed out. The late-afternoon wake is open to the public, and anyone with a song or story or poem to share is welcome to do so. The obsequies will conclude with a "funeral parade finale," which, knowing the Bean, promises to be fittingly fabulous.
Where: Radio Bean
Why: planet earth is blue
Whose: shirts you wear
(The terror of knowing) What: this world is about
We originally had a Madaila session scheduled yesterday, but when we got into the studio and heard about David Bowie, we abandoned it to record this. It felt like the only proper way to process the loss of such a cultural icon. We spent 14 hours straight putting it together. It turned into a wonderfully cathartic and inspiring marathon day. Willoughby [Morse] one-taked the outrageous guitar solo as I frantically copy & pasted the outro repeatedly so as to capture the magic and not cut the moment short. I don't really have the words for everything he meant to us as a band or the world at large. I'll leave that to more literate scribes. All I know is that we sure as hell wouldn't be wearing neon spandex if it weren't for him.