Life On Mars?

Ok, so it's not Mars - it's Iceland, but Iceland surely seems like another planet!

Ok, so it’s not Mars – it’s Iceland, but Iceland surely seems like another planet!

“Life on Mars?” is a song by David Bowie first released in 1971 on the album Hunky Dory and also released as a single. BBC Radio later called it “a cross between a Broadway musical and a Salvador Dalí painting” – a description that can also be suitable for Iceland were this photo was taken.
Did you know that the word geyser comes from the old norse verb geysa? The phenomenon geysir is named after the great Geysir in Iceland, thereby naming all they geysers in the world.

Here’s our previous entries for David Bowie week

A New Career In A New Town

“A New Career in a New Town” is an instrumental piece by David Bowie for his 1977 album Low.

A New Career in a New Town

A New Career in a New Town – another photo I shot in Grenoble

Richard Guest (over at The Future Is Papier Mâché) and me are having David Bowie week – which means we’re posting photos and naming them after titles from David Bowie songs. The first concert I was ever at was David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision World Tour” on Jordal Amfi, Oslo on the 22th of August 1990.

Here’s our previous entries for David Bowie week

EDIT: Another blogger also joined us, but since then his blog has been deleted, so I’ve removed the links (dead links are no fun).

Sound And Vision

David Bowie week continues. “Sound and Vision” is a song and single by David Bowie which appeared on the album Low in 1977. According to Wikipedia
“The song is notable for juxtaposing an uplifting guitar and synthesizer-led instrumental track with Bowie’s withdrawn lyrics. These were drawn from the cocaine-fueled paranoia the singer had lived in while residing in Los Angeles [citation needed].”

sound & vision

sound & vision

Don’t you wonder sometimes
‘Bout sound and vision

Blue, blue, electric blue
That’s the colour of my room
Where I will live
Blue, blue

Pale blinds drawn all day
Nothing to do, nothing to say
Blue, blue

I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound and vision
And I will sing, waiting for the gift of sound and vision
Drifting into my solitude, over my head

Don’t you wonder sometimes
‘Bout sound and vision

Moonage Daydream

It’s still David Bowie week here and over at The Future Is Papier Mâché. “Moonage Daydream” is a song written by David Bowie in 1971 and first released as a single under the name Arnold Corns. A re-recorded version was released in 1972 on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

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Quicksand

Richard Guest (The Future Is Papier Mâché) was wondering about which musician he should choose because he wanted to name his posts/photos after songs. Someone suggested Frank Zappa, which was an excellent suggestion, because Zappa had a huge repertoire: a lot of titles to choose from and many of them are extravagant.

I suggested David Bowie so this week Mr. Guest decided to go for a David Bowie theme. I quickly decided to join him, so today I’m posting Quicksand (a song written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory), while Mr. Guest posted Hello Spaceboy.

Photo shot in Grenoble, April 2011, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

Photo shot in Grenoble, April 2011, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

I’m torn between the light and dark
Where others see their targets
Divine symmetry
Should I kiss the viper’s fang
Or herald loud the death of Man
I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thought
And I ain’t got the power anymore

Don’t believe in yourself
Don’t deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death’s release

I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thought
And I ain’t got the power anymore

David Bowie