DAVID BOWIE : ANDY WARHOL [1971]

Παρατηρούμε μια περαιτέρω αναβάθμιση της ενορχηστρωμένης αναφοράς στο κλίμα από τα mainstream media : από την κλιματική αλλαγή περάσαμε κάποια στιγμή στην κλιματική κρίση. Σήμερα, οι ακτιβιστές που έριξαν αλεύρι σε έργο του Άντι Γουόρχολ περιγράφονται απ’ τα μίντια ως διαδηλωτές ενάντια στην κλιματική καταστροφή.
Το “φοβερό” γεγονός μας δίνει ευκαιρία να ακούσουμε το τραγούδι που ένας άγνωστος ακόμα
David Bowie είχε γράψει για τον “καλλιτέχνη”. Ο οποίος, δείχνοντας κάτι απ’ το ακριβό του γούστο, το είχε μισήσει, απαξιώντας να ασχοληθεί μ’ αυτό και τον δημιουργό του.

We see a further escalation of the orchestrated mainstream media reference to the climate issue : at some point, we went from climate change to climate crisis. Today, the activists who threw flour at an
Andy Warhol project, are described by the media as protesters against climate catastrophe.
The “awesome” event gives us an opportunity to listen to a song that a still unknown
David Bowie had written for the “artist”. Who, giving a token of his exquisite taste, hated the song, disdaining to deal with it and its creator.

Like to take a cement fix
Be a standing cinema
Dress my friends up just for show
See them as they really are
Put a peephole in my brain
Two new Pence to have a go
Like to be a gallery
Put you all inside my show
Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can’t tell them apart at all
Andy walking, Andy tired
Andy take a little snooze
Tie him up when he’s fast asleep
Send him on a pleasant cruise
When he wakes up on the sea
Sure to think of me and you
He’ll think about paint and he’ll think about glue
What a jolly boring thing to do
Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can’t tell them apart at all
Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can’t tell them apart at all

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8 Comments

  1. Liz Gauffreau November 18, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I think Bowie’s song is quite insightful.

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    1. Oannes November 18, 2022 at 10:13 pm

      Of course it is. That’s way the “maestro” didn’t like it.

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      1. Liz Gauffreau November 19, 2022 at 12:31 am

        Warhol always was King of the Poseurs.

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        1. Oannes November 19, 2022 at 11:28 am

          There’s his equivalent in music : the “great composer and thinker” John Cage – one of A.W.’s influences.

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          1. Liz Gauffreau November 19, 2022 at 2:24 pm

            I just looked him up. I don’t think I will be seeking out his music or his non-music.

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  2. Resa November 20, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Great song! I know it, but from where?
    Warhol’s ego must have been massive. He didn’t recognize praise when it was presented in a unique manner.
    I worked in NYC, with a person who knew Andy. She was part of his world. She was a teen run away. She was part of his world when he died. She told me some tales of dishonour by his so called “friends” when Andy died.

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    1. Oannes November 22, 2022 at 8:44 pm

      I was never a fun of Andy Warhol. I believe the only thing he should be remembered for is introducing The Velvet Underground.

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      1. Resa November 22, 2022 at 8:47 pm

        Yes, agree!

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