I got my new copy of the CD soundtrack to Christiane F, a cheery little movie about a teenage addict in West Berlin in the 1970's. I saw the movie when it first came out at Wormwoods in Halifax in 1981 or so and soon after picked up the lp which I had until one of the record purges during the recessions or a move. One of the many perfect decisions which went into making the film was to use an entire soundtrack of Bowie from his Eno/Berlin albums.
The Swicks introduced me to Bowie. Actually Rob did. Ken taught me about autonomy. Steve gave man fire. Dave was a gardener when I first met him. Dave for some years has had a column in the Halifax Daily News which is one of my favorite and - I would argue - one of the best written regular columns anywhere.
By the way, my current radio favorite, Brent Bambury, ran Bowie covers all week on his show: All The Young Dudes by The Church, Life on Mars by The King's Singers, Rebel Rebel by The Bay City Rollers, The Man Who Sold The World by Nirvana. This is a CBC drive home show!?!?