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Coming Saturday: Exclusive Interview with French Author and musician Enrique Seknadje

Today’s featured cover from Enrique is “Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprised)” — one of my all-time favorite Bowie songs.

“Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise)” is a medley from David Bowie’s 1974 album Diamond Dogs, reflecting the album’s dystopian themes with its dark, theatrical style and complex structure. The suite begins with “Sweet Thing,” characterized by melancholic tones and lush arrangements, delving into love, desperation, and existential angst. It transitions into “Candidate,” offering a more aggressive critique of political ambition with a rockier sound and biting lyrics. The piece concludes with “Sweet Thing (Reprise),” returning to the initial motifs with a reflective and poignant resolution, showcasing Bowie’s talent for blending narrative depth with musical innovation.

Enrique Seknadje is a French author and musician who, among other things, wrote DAVID BOWIE Le phénomène Ziggy Stardust and recorded his own cover of the entire Diamond Dogs album. His book is not available in English, so English speakers who visit this blog will have their first exposure to Enrique’s thoughts on the topic this upcoming Saturday!

All week, I’ll feature a different song from Enrique’s Diamond Dogs.

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