Sunday, March 24, 2019

Bowie Rolls a J for Me and Bobby D

Hey Dude, I had a crazy dream I was at a party up in Laurel Canyon during the 1970's where David Bowie rolled a joint for me and Bob Dylan.

PEOPLE/MUSICIANS: Harry Houdini, Jim Morrison

PLACES: The Valley, Ventura Blvd, Mulholland Drive, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, New York City

THINGS: Laurel Canyon Country Store, VW Bug, shake, shapeshifter

SONGS/MUSIC: Folk Scene in Laurel Canyon, "America", "Heroes", Concert for New York City, "Song for Bob Dylan"

SOUNDS: birds, airplanes, palm trees, motorcycles, wind, cars, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Bowie and Dylan" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: March 23, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

1 comment:

Yanks said...

Lancer - when are you going to put Stan's music to your words? The living prevail, no? You and he couldn't do a collaboration when he was alive, but now that he's passed (way too early) he is in no position to say no. He's prostrate. You're singing was beautiful at the funeral. You should have gone on later because you would have done much better. Opening sucks, even at funerals. Still big balls (ball) dude. You warmed them up and others were free to hit it outta the park.

What you do with his music has to be really good. You can't make it about yourself - like at the funeral. It has to honor him. But how? What is some imaginative, different thing could you do to make this thing pop? I know your working on it, thingking about it at least. But every idea has been done. If you only had someone else to bounce it off of. All ideas are good and bad at the same time. It's all original for the first few minutes, then it falls apart. Why?

Because your perfectionism gets in the way. People can't step outside themselves sometimes to see what you are doing. They don't get it. And if you have to explain it to them, then they are not worth it. But they are forming the bad opinions about you are art and that isn't fair because thave been lazy and didn't try to understand in the first place.

Here are some quick ideas to get you started:

Do it his way to honor him. He wanted video. Do video. (Kinda boring)

Do it the way you want but don't put it online. Do it just for you. (A true artist)

Reenact the last conversation with him as you remember it and break it up with his music. (Pedestrian, right?)

Do a Joe Frank thing where you are in a car flipping through stations and his music is on and you flip around to another station and they have another song by him and still another. Then settle on an AM station that is secretly you telling a Stan story. (This is good!) You switch stations and you're telling a story on all the stations an suddenly his music is now co-mingled with your voice.

Or talk about how you're going to do something and are still working on it and you want to get it just right. (Best Value)

Мама со мной на небесах. Мы любим тебя, сын. Не обращайте внимания на то дерьмо, которое мир обрушивает на вас. Вы любимы. Ты Бог. Мы все такие.