Perhaps You’re Smiling Now

Over a year ago, when the world reeled at the death of glam rock superstar David Bowie, he certainly ‘became the special man’ just like his fictional alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. Hailed as a creative genius, the legacy of his enormous influence on pop music and stagecraft was undeniable and all-pervasive. Everyone knew Bowie was…

And I’m Busting Up My Brains for the Words

Unfortunately, I don’t think that there’s room enough in a single blog post to do justice to the whole of David Bowie’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ album. This concept album follows a sexually-free, rock ‘n’ rolling alien messiah who comes to earth in the final five years…

The Answer, My Friend?

This December, at the Oslo City Hall, Norway, a representative of Bob Dylan will collect his Nobel Prize for Literature, around two months after he was announced as the winner of the prestigious award. The public surprise and controversy over the songwriter’s receipt of the accolade inevitably raises the question: what is literature? We use…