Two Afterword favourites for the price of one.
Should be an interesting ramble chat.
There’s been admiration here for Adam Buxton’s 2013 appreciation of David Bowie (highlight for me is Buxton’s uncanny imagining of Bish Bosch-era Scott Walker covering ‘The Laughing Gnome’).
Bowiewallow parts 1 and 2 is/are Buxton’s personal response to Bowie’s death and includes interviews with various slebs and civilians whose lives were touched in some way by the odd-eyed Chameleon of Rock. In part 1 there’s a skype interview with Dara O’Kearney, who had a long correspondence by email with The Dame (one highlight for me was Buxton’s response to the background barking of O’Kearney’s dog).
Part 2 contains a (for me) extremely illuminating interview with Johan Renck, who directed the videos for Lazarus and Black Star and who, for a non-native speaker, has a formidable command of demotic English. I even learned a new expression – ‘butt-hurt’.
If you missed it a couple of years back around the release of The Next Day then 6Music rebroadcast Adam ‘Dr Buckles’ Buxton’s 2 hour Bowie extravaganza with some great music, opinions and skits.
Years before The Massive (aka you lot) were moaning on about the annoying intricacies of modern life on C4’s premier late night post pub TV show ‘The Adam & Joe Show, Adam “Dr Buckles” Buxton’s father was kicking it for the old school. His trip to Tribal Gathering was particularly chucklesome.
Adam very movingly talked about his father on the last Adam Buxton podcast with Joe Cornish (not the Christmas Day one with Joe Cornish, just to confuse you) clearly still very much struggling to come to terms with everything. He asked that people didn’t send him further condolences so I am posting this here to salute his old dad who made me laugh a hell of a lot as does his son.