This is a David Bowie related PSA - be warned.

I woke up this morning to an intense shock - The Next Day had been released early, as a free and legal stream available on iTunes. The album is astonishing - even if you are not a fan I urge you to listen to it. As it’s free all you have to lose is time.

On a similar note, The Next Day will have a strong presence on this blog until the album is officially released on 11th March. Taking up the challenge posed by the album’s cover, I will be taking existing images and largely obscuring them with The Next Day square.

While Bowie is everywhere at the moment, I’m doing this to get into the spirit of things - Bowie fans form a kind of tribe and my hope is that the incongruous white square will intrigue anyone who’s been living under a rock and remains unaware of the album. It deserves to be heard so I’m determined to do my bit to push it - think of me as a Bowie evangelist.

If you’d like to get involved, that would be fantastic. You can find a high quality version of the album cover here that you can swipe the square from and I’d encourage you to go wild - add it to your facebook profile, your tumblr blog, your twitter feed. It’s a fun way to engage with the album and Bowie’s music, and you can use the square as you will - all that matters is that it’s there.

If you’re up for this, re-blog to infinity and beyond!

End of PSA. Have no fear if you’re not wild about Bowie - I will continue to post lovely images entirely unrelated to The Next Day so you don’t need to worry about being spammed to death.

Illustration by Mervyn Peake for the fairy-tales of the Brothers Grimm.

This post is posted on Friday 1 March 2013.
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  1. kaldannan reblogged this from joasakura and added:
  2. roses--and--rue said: I am shaking with excitement! And I love you so much for using Mervyn Peake’s artwork in this post- a wonderful combination of favourites!
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    omg omg omg omg omg omg omg
  5. joasakura reblogged this from enchantingimagery and added:
    Reblogging because BOWIE.
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