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David Bowie – Golden Years (Tim Fuchs edit)

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I love those mornings when you wake up feeling there’s an inexplicable lightness to the day: it’s the dawning of a new era and you’ve conjured up a fresh palette of rose-tinted hues by which to paint your world. Let this groovy number indulge you in the moment as you seamlessly glide into functionalhuman-being mode; the force is with you and the universe is your oyster.

“In walked luck and you looked in time
Never look back, walk tall, act fine.”

David Bowie‘s classic “Golden Years” exudes timeless brilliance and is a real relic of the past four decades. That being said, this edit by Tim Fuchs = limitless bootie-shaking potentiality. This tune will get you up off that thing and grooving, like a real-life Disco Stu. Inconspicuously bobbing your limbs in tempo is a likely side-effect, which is why I recommend this for anyone and everyone on their morning journey to work.

You may find yourself pelvic thrusting in your mind… and notice a certain ‘je ne sais quois’ in the air. Everything, especially the mundane, is particularly amusing. Falling in love with the nuances of the daily grind, these subtleties are what shape the essence of your narrative. Everywhere there’s a story to be told, unfolding moment by moment as you strut along.

These are your golden years, to be enjoyed here and now. Memories are but fleeting mirages of the past, and as Jack Kerouac said “Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields.” Coagulating in your consciousness, past experiences further refine your present state of [disco-looping] awareness.

“Ill stick with you baby for a thousand years
Nothing’s gonna touch you in these golden years,
Golden years, gold whop whop whop.”

David Bowie – Golden Years (Tim Fuchs edit)

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David Bowie – All The Young Dudes

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Thirty two is far too early. It seems its a rock n’ roll thing to die at a young age, quite often between the decade age span of 25 to 35. As far as music goes, a daunting age is 27. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, amongst several others, all past away age 27. This is what some pop critics call the Forever 27 Club.
On a current note, this morning, actress/model Brittany Murphy passed on to greener pastures. EMPT would like to pay respects to this beautiful PYT, and send our love and pesame to her family and loved ones.
World Party covered David Bowie’s All The Young Dudes for Clueless, in which Brittany’s role is crucial to the epicness of the film. They got the chorus sounding spot on, but their guitar sounds and verses are far from bodacious. So we stand by Bowie and his version. The lyrics of the song touch upon the subject of death at a young age, as well as evoking the parallels of being young in the city or stuck in suburbia. So with no further ado, this goes out to her. May she rest in peace and harmony. Enjoy.

David Bowie – All The Young Dudes

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Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side

Most of you will recognize this song as the sample for Tribe Called Quest’s Can I Kick It; while I think the Tribe song is an creative and energetic reinvention, it’s pale in comparison to the quaint and haunting original. Take A Walk On The Wild Side was the surprise hit single from Lou Reed’s solo debut Transformer, and was produced by David Bowie, a big fan of Reed. In typical Velvet fashion, the songs lyrics are as unorthodoxed and elcletic as they come; covering topics like drugs, oral sex, race, male prostitutes and transexuality. As a member of The Velvets, Reed was very involved with Andy Warhol and the debauchery that came a long with it. In fact, some of the characters referred to in this song  are Andy’s “superstars.” With lyrical content so trite these days if find myself caught up in the more psychedelic and creative eras of music. For those of you who don’t listen to lyrics worry not, the songs quirky and infectious bass line is usually what lures most in.

Lou Reed – Walk On The Wildside

There are two bass sounds happening at once, a double-bass and a fretless bass guitar. Secondly, the musicians are playing a major tenth interval, a quirky and unusual decision at the time, enjoy.

New York City is the place where they said hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.”