A Bowie post from three years ago, when “Next Day” was released.
In preparation for the launch, I’ve been reading Bowie’s biography – David Buckley’s “Strange Fascination”. It’s a great book regardless of whether you’re a fan or not. Half-way through reading I realized that DB’s life and career hold vital clues to achieving an artistic and commercial success for all of us.
Of course, it helps that Bowie is an unparalleled genius and the most beautiful creature to ever walk the Earth; but there are lessons to be learned from what he had done with his life that apply to anyone trying to make a living from their creativity.
The way Bowie created his records throughout the 70s was legendary. Come into the studio, play once, leave. Write a new…
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