In the days following our mutual heroes’ passing, TV (Puss in Boots, Supernatural), stage (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and comic book (Thunderbolts) writer (as well as the host of the Writers Panel podcast) Ben Blacker joined me over coffee and bagels in Los Angeles to talk about the legacy and evolution of David Bowie, through one of his best albums, 1973′s ‘Aladdin Sane’.
How did Ben overcome a distaste for ‘classic rock’ to fall hard for Bowie in the early 90s? How does your understanding of Bowie’s songs change as you mature? How did he incorporate the history of pop music into his tunes? What was a normal day at home like for him? Why was he more sincere than Bob Dylan? and how do you process grief for public figures you loved but never actually knew?
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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