- 26 Apr 13
... In the form of a cryptic 42 word description of The Next Day
Despite breaking his silence in the form of a 42 word list, the quest for that elusive David Bowie interview continues.
Bowie responded to a request from American novelist Ricky Moody for a "work flow diagram" of The Next Day not with a diagram, he sent a 42 word list instead.
Moody, who's best known for 1994 novel The Ice Storm, published the list on The Rumpus.
Speaking of the list, Moody commented that it was "really excellent, and exactly in the spirit of this album, and the list is far better than I could ever have hoped, and it's exactly like Bowie, at least in my understanding of him: impulsive, intuitive, haunted, astringent and incredibly ambitious in the matter of the arts. Bowie is a conceptual artist, it seems to me, who just happens to work in the popular song, and he wants to make work that goes somewhere new, and this is amply demonstrated by the list."