~~February 26, 2016~~
DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AND PREFERENCE
I first saw and posted about Lady Gaga’s performance honoring David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy’s. I thought it was well done and showcased David’s music and Lady Gaga’s talent.
Today I say Bowie’s tribute performed by Lorde at the BRITS Award in London.
I don’t particularly agree with detractor who say that Lorde’s performance was better than Gaga’s. I think it’s a matter of preference in styles.
I can understand a sense of “ownership” in view of the fact that David was British.
I have included links for both performances in this post.
Check them out and you be the judge.
I can say that I liked both of them.
The main purpose was honoring a British musical icon:
Mr. David Bowie.
Lorde’s tribute to David Bowie, Brit Awards 2016: ‘heartbreaking’
Neil McCormick, music critic
24 FEBRUARY 2016
Well, the Brits got something right. Their tribute to Bowie was powerful and affecting, showing up Lady Gaga’s Grammy award extravaganza for the superficial, soulless travesty it was.
Nineteen-year-old New Zealand songstress Lorde delivered a sombre version of one of David Bowie’s greatest songs, Life On Mars, backed by musicians who played with Bowie for decades.
With Mike Garson on piano, Gail Anne Dorsey on bass, Gerry Leonard and Earl Slick on guitars, they delivered a dark, moody rendering of a big, complex song of one of that classic that was all the more emotional for its sense of dignity and restraint.
Lady Gaga at the Grammys last week went so over the top, her ridiculous mash-up of 10 hits turned into a Bowie cabaret medley that was really all about Gaga, putting the focus on costume changes and digital computer effects sponsored by Intel.
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~5 Ways Lorde’s David Bowie Tribute Was Better Than Lady Gaga’s~
~Published on Feb 24, 2016~
Lorde later recalled the event in a moving letter written after his death,
“That night something changed in me – I felt a calmness grow, a sureness.
I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life,
an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit.
I realised everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on,
would be done like maybe he was watching.
I realized I was proud of my spiky strangeness because he had been proud of his.”
It was backed by Bowie’s band
Lorde knew that one outfit was good enough
It had Bowie’s stamp of approval
It was actually about Bowie
(You can read detailed information in the actual YouTube video)