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The First Time I Heard David Bowie (First Time I Heard #3)

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The First Time I Heard David Bowie is Part III in an ongoing series where musicians and writers tell their stories of first hearing the music of an iconic artist or band. In this third volume (following the opening installments, which covered Joy Division / New Order and Cocteau Twins), forty different musicians and writers remember their initial experiences hearing the in...more
ebook, 91 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Rosecliff Press (first published July 2nd 2012)
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An entertaining read in spite of not recognizing a single one of the contributors (which seemed kind of weird to me, especially when some of them had intros about themselves that were longer than what they had to say about Bowie).

Definitely a cool idea for a book, but it could've been pulled off better in my opinion.

Somewhat entertaining and amusing collection from various writers and musicians. What I liked the most was discovering the contributors: the first two alone are from David Balfe and Vanessa Briscoe Hay, from two of my most favourite bands--The Teardrop Explodes and Pylon, respectively--although someof my favourite recollections are from people I'd not known previously, like writer Carlo von Putten and musician Anomie Bbelle. As is the case with compilations, some essays are better written than...more
I enjoyed it but not as much as I enjoyed The Smiths' one . Some of the stories are beautiful, and some are just plain. They lack the passion I found in the other volume of this series. I'm still glad I read it, because the good stories are really awesome
Catnip for Bowie fans.
Molly Croteau
Meh. It was okay.
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Scott Heim was born in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1966. He grew up in a small farming community there, and later attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, earning a B.A. in English and Art History in 1989 and an M.A. in English Literature in 1991. He attended the M.F.A. program in Writing at Columbia University, where he wrote his first novel, Mysterious Skin. HarperCollins published that book in...more
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