Wednesday, February 17, 2016

David Bowie's Son Questions the Lady Gaga Tribute at the Grammys

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

If you hated that Lady Gaga David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards then guess what? His son Duncan Jones agrees with you.

Duncan posted to Twitter that the Gaga piece was ""overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused." Damn it! What IS that word!?"

The Grammy Awards were right to pay tribute to the late David Bowie. After all, he was the greatest music creative force of a generation. However, if you want to fuck something up just hand it to Hollywood.

The Lady Gaga segment was a cheesy, Vegas-like presentation. Bowie admired originality. He hated imitation and he despised lack of creativity. Suffragette City sounded like it was arranged for a Drag Show.

Gaga’s tribute to Bowie was one of the most written–about topics in the lead-up to the 58th Grammy Awards. Instead of delivering Ziggy the global audience was presented with Victor/Victoria, a woman dressed up as a man pretending to be a woman.

It was a shame that the Lady Gaga drag segment was positioned as the official industry tribute to Bowie. It was embarrassing!


Anonymous said...

Duncan, I gree with you.

Anonymous said...

Oh, bollocks. No good deed goes unpunished and now let's all pile on the ONE person there who actually gave enough of a shit to put herself really out there as Bowie did time and again. And DB wasn't THE greatest musical force of a generation--just one of many. Enough allfuckingready.