The Daily Bowie #8 - "Yassassin"
Image above taken from HOW BOWIE USHERED IN THE 1980S ON SNL. More on that subject another time.
"Yassassin" is Turkish for "long live."
I had this song stuck in my head all day.
This is the first Daily Bowie I am sending back in time. I was actually asleep at the posted time.
When I was in my Sophomore year of college, I was listening to A LOT of Bowie. I had just bought Lodger, and I was pleased with myself as it was hardly a popular album but it was one more notch in my then growing but incomplete Bowie collection.
I had to write a paper about Moby Dick for my American Literature class, but I was very into Bowie and spent a lot of time writing an essay about Bowie, mostly about Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) that I entitled "Yassassin"
My professor, Dr. Herb Bogart, one of my all time favorite teachers, wrote that my essay started with "a Bowie bang but ended with a Pip whimper."
"Yassassin" from LODGER - 1979
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