Blackstar

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Studio closed today. I’m not feeling guilty for taking a break today to enjoy and discover Blackstar, David Bowie’s 25th album, released on his 69th birthday.

PS: Let there be no ambiguity: Mr. Bowie isn’t named after David Bowie. His name refers to Lester Bowie, an American jazz trumpet player and composer.

Boys Keep Swinging

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“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

Boys always work it out. The recording studio is almost up and running. I’m experiencing some minor issues regarding the communication between a MIDI interface and the synthesizers. A MIDI setup is the physical connection between all the MIDI devices and the computer. A typical setup consists of a MIDI interface, a computer, and the actual MIDI equipment such as keyboards, sound modules and synthesizers. I’m working to find fixes for the problems. Meanwhile, Mr. Bowie is passionate, excited and eager to learn to play the synthesizer…

Catnip Oddity

And I’m floating. Nepeta cataria, commonly known as catnip, is one of the most well-known ornamental plants in the world but there are a lot of surprises hidden away in the picturesque catnip plantations, including a new wave of young farmers rooted in the local catnip scene. This high quality catnip gained it reputation in the Antwerp region. We assure you that it will thrill you when you try this magnificent and bold catnip. Am I right Mr. Bowie? Mr. Bowie…??

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Ground control to Major Bowie,
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me Major Bowie?
Can you hear me Major Bowie?
Can you hear me Major Bowie?

“Space Oddity” – David Bowie

Secret New Album Sessions

Secrecy was built in from the start. Mr. Bowie shocked fans by releasing a new single, and revealing details of his first studio work in a decade. Mr. Bowie called me into the studio last summer for to work on his comeback album, but until this month I was forbidden to tell a soul about the secret sessions. I am clearly happy to finally be talking and writing about the new Mr. Bowie album.

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