Song of the day

David Bowie - Strangers When We Meet

I recently started reading a book called Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon. It has a quote by David Bowie that says "The only art I'll ever study is stuff that I can steal from." This is one of the reasons I love Bowie. He is honest.  He is also a great painter. 

That is why today's song of the day is my all time favorite Bowie song, Strangers When We Meet.  The song was released on 2 separate albums. the first was The Buddha of Suburbia in 1993. Only to be re-recorded in 1995 for the album Outside. (This is the version I prefer) 

The Monkees - Nine Times Blue

On this date in 1967, the Monkees started a tour, with an opening act called The Jimmy Hendrix Experience.

That is why today’s song of the day is called Nine Times Blue performed by The Monkess.  It was written by Mike Nesmith. It was never officially released while the band was together, but it was performed live on the Johnny Cash show. 

The song was officially released in 1987.

The Beatles - Let It Be

For years I always thought that Mother Mary in the song Let It Be, was about Jesus’s mother. I was wrong. It was in fact about Paul’s mother. She died when he was 14 years old.  According to McCartney, he had vivid dreams of his mother during the end of the Beatles, and she said to him “It will be all right, just let it be.”

I think the lyrics take on a little more meaning this way.