David Bowie

SONG OF THE WEEK: "The Man Who Sold The World" by David Bowie (1970)

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This week we've got a comparatively contentious entry: Is this or is this not a science fiction song? Some say yes, others - mostly dead-eyed Nirvana fans who didn't realize it was a cover - say no. For those who say yea, the song is thought to be an hommage to Robert Heinlein's story, "The Man Who Sold The Moon." For those who say nay, it's just a bunch of random eliptical lyrics that probably don't mean much of anything as The Thin White Duke was taking a lot of drugs in those days. And almost undoubtedly reading a lot of science fiction while taking the drugs.

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