Bowienalia 2019
January 9, 2019 9:43 PM   Subscribe

January 10th marks the anniversary of David Bowie's death. Iman notes David's departure. John Adams conducts the LA Philharmonic in the debut of Philip Glass' Symphony No. 12 "Lodger". (Symphony No. 1 was "Low" and No. 4 was "Heroes". Glass explains the delay to the final installment of the Berlin Trilogy.)

Pearl Jam remembers Bowie with Rebel Rebel in Dec 2018.

And finally The Flaming Lips do a Bowie cover nobody was expecting, also in Dec 2018.

Safe travels, brave alien visitor! We miss you! You remain with us!
posted by hippybear (13 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
In honor of being up very early/very late, one of my favorite latter-day Bowie songs.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:30 AM on January 10

Malgosia Fiebig, city carillonneur of Utrecht and Nijmegen, plays music by David Bowie on the occasion of his passing.
Malgosia performs Under Pressure, Let's Dance, All the Young Dudes, Life on Mars?, Changes, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Tonight, Absolute Beginners, This is Not America, Heroes, China Girl, Where are we now?, Lazarus and Space Oddity
posted by ouke at 2:59 AM on January 10 [5 favorites]

Whoah! I didn't know there was even going to be a Lodger symphony. Heroes and Low where both amazing. Thanks for the tip!
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:53 AM on January 10

The carillon concert was marvellous and moving. Thank you for sharing it.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:12 AM on January 10

As I type this, I'm listening to night #2 of last year's series of three concerts in Manhattan re-creating the Berlin Trilogy led by Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg (along with current and past members of Shearwater, Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors, Wordless Music Orchestra, Xiu Xiu, Battle Trance, Glass Ghost, and Loma). WNYC made it happen and is now broadcasting them as a five-night special.

Here's the first program in the series.
posted by minervous at 7:31 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]

I'm excited that this is turning into an annual thing, with many birth/death-day tribute concerts. My band will be part of one next month - our third annual.
posted by jetsetsc at 8:40 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]

Tonight I’ll be doing my now-annual ritual for January 10th — lowering the lights, putting Blackstar on the turntable, and listening to the whole album.

posted by Celsius1414 at 9:52 AM on January 10 [2 favorites]

I somehow read this as the 10-year anniversary of David Bowie's death and started seriously questioning my sanity.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 10:18 AM on January 10

KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat, it only seems that way.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:00 PM on January 10

My stepfather looks like David Bowie but he hates David Bowie. I think Bowie's cool. I think Lodger rules, my stepdad's a fool.
posted by drawfrommemory at 1:08 PM on January 10

Wishing all who celebrate a marvelous Bowienalia!

Until today I had been calling the second holiday of Bowietide, "Bowieaster.' I rather prefer the connotation of Bowienalia and will be using that from now on.
posted by ob1quixote at 1:59 PM on January 10

When I woke up on Jan 10 2016, before I turned on the radio, Bowie was still alive -- at least to me. The world that morning still included a number of favorites that we'd lose by the end of the year: Alan Rickman, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, Carrie Fisher, and Abe Fucking Vigoda. Obama was still in office, and Hillary was likely to win in the fall.

January 2016 was the start of a whole lot of shit, people.
posted by uberchet at 2:02 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]

Have been traveling, but wanted to pop in to express the love of Bowiemas and Bowienalia to my brothers and sisters.
posted by Capybara at 9:45 AM on January 12

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