David Bowie prom

Across the BBC networks – BBC4 and Radio 3, the sonic art and melodic craft of David Bowie is celebrated by a prom evening at the Albert Hall in the company of a specially gathered group of talent headed up by artistic director Andre de Ridder and s t a r g a z e r. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07lg66h

To get you in the mood, Paul Morley dropped by on Radio 3’s Late Junction crew bringing with him a specially curated mix tape featuring a smattering of Bowie signposts interspersed with spoken word interview clips, among the highlights a superbly deconstructed version of ‘life on mars’ by the Bad Plus and the oft overlooked ‘Baal’s Hymn’ from perhaps Bowie’s most telling and creatively awkward period 1979 -82. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p042s5pl

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