David Bowie Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Bowie bows.

Bowie bows.

Be warned, this story drops names of rock royalty like Santa Claus drops glitter.

Yesterday, the BBC Radio station 6Music ran a two-hour holiday special called This Is Radio Clash, in which Mick Jones and Paul Simenon from, you’ve guessed it, the Clash, span a few yarns, told a few tales, and played a few of their favorite records.

It was a lovingly-curated affair, and contained one of the very few public pronouncements from David Bowie, besides releasing his startlingly good comeback album “The Next Day,” back in March.

He recorded a special Christmas message, in which he elected to do an Elvis impression of (at best) shaky quality.

In fact, it’s only when he says his name that he really sounds like himself:

And it’s definitely him, it was confirmed by his official twitter feed.

 

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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