Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Five Years - #ALifeInNumbers #5


It was bound to happen, sooner rather than later, that David Bowie would make an appearance. Number Five is "Five Years" by David Bowie, a song about the coming apocalypse , the end of the world, which is coincidentally part of the theme of my last post in this series, I hope I can make things at least a little more cheerful with the next post.

One thing I hadn't notice until posting this, is that "Five Years" was on the "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars" (how long is that title?) which was issued in 1972. That was five years before punk and Thatcherism hit the country both of which signified the end for a lot of people, and we are still paying the price of the latter and enjoying the benefits of the former.

Five Years is one of those songs that you think you don't know until the understated drum beat sinks you into the news of the impending end of the world. It still does it for me.

That's my number five, and now it's time for work. Have a wonderful day everybody.

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