How Cool is David Bowie Right Now?
This is a statement I may never thought I’d be making, but I’m saying it now: HOW COOL IS DAVID BOWIE??
I have always known about David Bowie, and I have always enjoyed the Bowie songs that I’d heard and been exposed to (and I STILL LOVE his Christmas duet with Bing Crosby of Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth). But it seems that a whole new generation is being exposed to David Bowie – by way of the television commercial.
Recently, Joe Fresh clothing line (http://www.joe.ca/) has been running ads for their fall line. The catchy beat playing along with the visual is none other than “Oh You Pretty Things” written by Bowie in ’71. Here is just one of many ads rocking the same “soundtrack”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM6W4jqpa7I&feature=related.
And for the REAL Bowie tune:
The next Bowie song is Rebel Rebel, which is being used to promote the new season of “House, MD.” Ah, House. How we love him. And the song title song here seems to fit him.
Although I can’t find the tv ad spot for “House”, here is the old-school video for Rebel Rebel:
I’m just wondering where else David Bowie’s work is going to be popping up? I’m sure this is little bit of recognition is going to send him soaring with teenagers (as I’ve already seen tons of searches and inquiries online looking for “Oh You Pretty Things”). We’ll see. We’ll see.