For my first Bowie Song of the week I’ve chosen an old favourite of mine Drive-in Saturday – from Aladdin Sane (1973). The beautiful lyrics conjure up many weird images of a sad futuristic world but the contradictory 50s sound with its ‘Dom do ah’ roots it in the past – perhaps a couple in a lonely dome watching black and white movie trying to recreate a happier time. The magic of all his songs is the ability for the listener to fit their own moods and ideas into the abstact lyrics…and I love the saxophone part.
Favourite Line – Don’t forget to turn on the light, Don’t laugh Babe, it’ll be alright.
This is the cover art for the single Drive-In Saturday by the artist David Bowie. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the label, RCA Records /, or the graphic artist(s).
It was only after Helena was mugged by a Boris Becker lookalike below a billboard for Lufthansa Airlines that she began seeing the signs – a German couple chatting behind her in the queue; the local beer festival to ‘rival Oktoberfest’; BMWs on every road and the special offer on frankfurters in the supermarket. When a bus paused outside her office window advertising a show about Einstein, Helena decided fate was telling her to go to Germany.
When the bus smashed into her as she crossed the road outside Munich Airport, her final thought was, ‘Perhaps I read the signs wrong.’
Just been going over my new book cover with the designer. Really happy with the results but got me thinking – how important is the cover? Would you ever not buy a book because you didn’t like its cover?
I am happy to announce that my short story, The Good Guys, has been published in the anthology, Relationship Add Vice – a thrilling blend of Crime and Romance stories.
Out now. Available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle.