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Glee Covers Bowie, Murders A Part of My Soul

For some reason, this horrible nightmare never seemed like a legitimate possibility. That wretched Lea Michele singing the words of the absolute master, David Bowie? It’s like kitten genocide: why would it even cross your mind? But that’s why things like this knock us down so hard, friends, because we don’t expect them. To quote the immortal words of Mad-Eye Moody, “constant vigilance!”

Glee butchered Bowie’s “Fashion” in order to promote Fashion’s Night Out, which, as far as I can tell, is just a big event to promote shopping. And that’s absolutely appalling to me, because not only did these people desecrate one of the purest forms of magic I’ve ever known, but they did it just to let people know that they should go shopping on September 8th because if they’re in a big enough city, they might get to meet a celebrity. And if this is what passes for a celebrity nowadays, bratty kids pissing all over good music, then I am not interested, not even a little bit.

It’s fun to get fired up over trivial things, isn’t it? But really, step off David Bowie. He’s too sacred.

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  • Emily,

    I’m with you 100% on this one. They’ve now officially gone too far. My guess is that David allowed them to do it because his 11 year old daughter probably loves the show, and his wife is a fashion icon.. but that is NO EXCUSE for this travesty. The song is an ANTI fashion statement but my guess is that the irony was lost on everyone involved in the making of this.

    I am seriously tired of Glee… I honestly hope that it’s ratings fall sharply and THIS is the last year we all have to suffer through all the hype surrounding it. Enough is enough….

  • dear david, you allow this to happen to your music and you will never go on tour again. you make me very sad. i still love you like a maniac, though.