Personal Finance and other needs
Personal Finance is not the name of a self-help book, but it is the name of a Boston band. I heard about them through the ‘local’ segment on Radiobdc the other day. The DJ mentioned you could download their new album, I.O.U. Mania, for free. The link is here. I have yet to dig into the EP, but heard the song “Christmas in Peru” on Radiobdc; it was a bit ethereal but still a rock song.
The group plays TT the Bear’s on Monday, so if you like them, see about grabbing some tickets.
Me, I plan to snag a ticket for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at House of Blues in Boston; they’re coming May 12. More on that soon; I may be passed out on the floor next to the phone, waiting to get in.
Karen O and her dudes
The man everyone lovingly refers to as the Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust recently came back from the dead, releasing a new CD out of the blue (“The Next Day”) and knocking fans off their feet. David Bowie is far from gone.
Many of Major Tom’s fabulous clothing and concert and recording material is on display at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. If you happen to have plans to head to that wonderland, I would highly recommend a visit. Among amazing artwork and antiquities will be Bowie’s funky platform shoes, photos, and yes, his concert and video costumes. Even a cocaine spoon that he spent many a night with is there. Worth a visit.
The exhibit is there until Aug. 11. Here’s a link to more info from Slate.
I’ve also included a pic of his Aladdin Sane striped bodysuit for your viewing pleasure.
Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto.