Had stayed away from the orgy of angst about he passing of musician and model David Bowie. For all of his gender bending wild art, Bowie was a consummate artist crearting music over a 60 year period. His last foray was in a soon to be released Jazz album. What some people forget about him though, is he also was a key voice against the discrimination in the Music Industry. In this 1983 interview, Bowie puts MTV on blast for their lack of black artists.
This is the original video from Bowie’s first major hit in 1969 – “Space Oddity”
And the 1983 hit “Let’s Dance”
Bowie’s latest release off a soon to be released Jazz album “Blackstar”
Shades of Sun Ra! Indeed…