Random Thoughts for Life on Mars Thursday November 23, 2006

Have you ever looked at your top 25 most played tracks on itunes? For the longest time my top five tracks have pretty much been Gladys Knight & The Pips, Kayne West, Jose Gonzales, and the Weakerthans. Occasionally the Deftones would slip in there or some odd DFA 1979 track. But over the past couple of weeks, If I Was Your Woman, has been officially supplanted by David Bowie’s Life on Mars. I don’t know why, but I love this song. Lyrically it is completely bonkers.

Sailors fighting in the dance hall / Oh man! Look at those cavemen go / It’s the freakiest show / Take a look at the Lawman.

I’m just mezmorized by it right now. It’s one of those epically dramatic songs that would be insanely funny for some formal moment in a movie or as a first wedding song. Almost up there with Public Enemy’s Welcome to the Terrordrome or Let’s Get Retarded In Here. Anyways, for some reason I can’t get it out of my freaking head.

First – It seems that Dooce came to Calgary. It’s a shame she didn’t drop by Tubby Dawg for a Gripper.

Second – Speaking of catchy tracks, The Shout to the Four Outs dropped by the CBC Radio 3 studio and laid down an awesome live session.

Third – I have finally found the website for the graphic design firm Hello Freaks. Why is this important? Well, because it contains a permanent link to thier Knock Out short film. Any movie which contains that much Charles Bronson and rocks out to Momma Said Knock You Out has to be priceless.

Fourth – Tonight! Woo-man

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Hunch all over yourself, act like your holding some mystical orbs in each hand, and let the EVIL flow forth….


R. Joseph · Nov 24, 11:17 am · #permalink

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