The David Bowie Variations – with Mike Garson [Exclusive interview and Full Concert](2 of 4) [Listen: 1:03:13 minutes] – Saying YES to going on the road.
Interview Date: December 2, 2011 @2pm EDT
Special Guest: Mike Garson is an improvisational and multi-genre piano icon who is one of the most respected and sought after rock sidemen in the industry. In addition to his side work he has also had a successful solo career in both the classical and jazz worlds as well as worked with some of the most impressive people in music. But the thing Garson is most known for is the work he has done with David Bowie. Having worked with Bowie since his North American Ziggy Stardust tour back in 1972, the amazing stories and insights into Bowie's output helps to add a depth into Bowie’s art that few, if any, could touch. Through the years, Garson has helped shape some of Bowie’s most notable songs and albums including; Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, David Live, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Black Tie White Noise, Outside, Buddha of Suburbia, Earthing, Hours, Heathen, and Reality. I met up with Garson when he played live at the Detroit Institute of Arts on December 2 2011 during his “Bowie Variations tour” promoting his new album. In this podcast, Garson and I talk about his new album “Bowie Variations,” his reason behind the songs he chose, the Aladdin Sane, and Battle for Britain solo and we get into the genius of David Bowie. In this podcast, Garson and I talk about being micromanaged in the studio, the songs "Bring me the Disco King" and "Time", the albums Young Americans, and Reality, the turmoil in and around the Diamond Dogs tour, and even the latest on David Bowie (aka Davy Jones). P.S. Stay tuned, there could be some news about Bowie coming out with new album in 2012!!!
DAVID BOWIE'S TOP ALBUMS OF ALL TIME!
If you haven’t done so already, please take your protein pill and put your helmet on; we will be commencing countdown and turning the engines on in just a few minutes . . .
I hope you enjoyed last week’s podcast and our Bowie countdown. This week we are starting off at Ground control itself by counting down David Bowie’s Top albums of all time. The planet is still blue but there is something you can do and that is send me a message below in the comments (yeah, that’s right I’m the “Action Man” giving you the junk that makes you happy). Tell me what you think. Do you agree with the list, and how would you rate them differently? Do it or I’ll send my little green wheels after you. Here we go . . .
Number 10: Heathen
Heathen – A dark horse in more than one way. This album started off as a failed throw-back album titled “Toy”