Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Worth a Mention

David Bowie was born on this day in 1947. I was really into Bowie for a couple years, particularly The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, and Ziggy Stardust. After that, I kind of moved onto other artists, I guess, but Hunky Dory and Ziggy were pretty influential on my music early in my own time of music-making.

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.” -- Pearl S. Buck