Respectful Insolence

Dedicated to Dr. Cook

Things have gotten a little heated around here, with an ID adherent named Dr. Cook taking umbrage at my expression of embarrassment for my profession over his having shown up over at Uncommon Descent and flaunting his excellent (albeit irrelevant to the discussion of evolution) credentials as he proudly told the assembled William Dembski sycophants there of his post-Darwinist “conversion story.”

This song is dedicated to Dr. Cook, for reasons that I think should be obvious:

Actually, this is one of my absolute favorite David Bowie songs. It was great with Queen, but this version is really good, too. Gail Ann Dorsey is a fantastic bass player and her voice meshes quite well with Bowie’s. I had the pleasure of seeing them do this song live at Madison Square Garden during the Reality Tour back in December 2003.

Which reminds me: Dammit, David, when are you going to get back into the studio and make a new album? Come on, 2007 has to be the year!

Comments

  1. #1 BigHeathenMike
    January 20, 2007

    Man, how much do I love that song? Gotta sing it every time I hear it.

  2. #2 jufulu
    January 20, 2007

    Excellent way to start the morning.

  3. #3 Thony C.
    January 20, 2007

    “Which reminds me: Dammit, David, when are you going to get back into the studio and make a new album? Come on, 2007 has to be the year!”

    Give the lad a fucking chance he’s been seriously ill and he’s not that young anymore either!

  4. #4 ERV
    January 20, 2007

    I got to see Bowie his last tour :P I had to get tickets on the mezzanine so I wouldnt rush the stage (I knew I would do it if I got floor tickets).

    Hes better live than you can possibly imagine.

  5. #5 Sid Schwab
    January 20, 2007

    The power of music!!

  6. #6 notmercury
    January 20, 2007

    I saw David Bowie on his last tour, right before he required surgery. I’m not sure who was playing bass with him then but he nailed Freddie Mercury’s vocal parts on that song.

    Bowie always puts on a good show and every tour is fresh and different. Earl Slick still tears it up pretty good too.

  7. #7 Pseudonym
    January 20, 2007

    Maybe he could just re-release “Dance of the Ever-Circling Skeletal Family”?

    Sorry, that was cruel.

  8. #8 Meghan
    January 20, 2007

    I was watching a video of a Freddie Mercury tribute concert and Bowie performed this song with Annie Lennox. It was quite amazing.

  9. #9 brtkrbzhnv
    January 20, 2007

    First I thought it was Ice, Ice, Baby, which seemed a rather odd dedication. It’s got the same bassline, and I hadn’t heard this one before. Generation gap ftw!

  10. #10 arrow
    January 21, 2007

    I’ve got to hand it to Mr. David Cook. He did come back in the other thread and make a more level headed response. He still doesn’t seem to want to actually learn the answers to the question he asks though.

  11. #11 rrt
    January 22, 2007

    Generation gap ftw!

    Indeed. I amazed friends at a party once when I cued up the original Man Who Sold the World. “You mean Nirvana didn’t write that?” Although in my case I’m in the younger generation…I just happen to know Bowie.

    And I agree, another album would be wonderful, especially if it’s as good as the last two.

  12. #12 ERV
    January 26, 2007

    Bowie did just write a new song! A friend just sent this to me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQN8kG76xv0&mode=related&search=

    YAAAAAAAY!

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