David Bowie tributes have been the centerpiece of two major awards shows now, one earning what seemed like disgust and another earning praise from his son, Duncan Jones.
The Lady Gaga tribute at this year’s Grammys included a technicolor-splashed grand bouquet of weirdness accompanied by David Bowie’s hits, mostly from the 70’s and 80’s. None from the new, critically-acclaimed Blackstar.
It seemed Lada Gaga was too busy with costume changes and rushing through a thousand choruses of David Bowie‘s biggest hits to really pull off a classy tribute.
She was too busy trying to “become” David Bowie to really experience, and help the audience experience, a true appreciation for all that he brought to the world of music and performance.
Even David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, decried her performance. He indicated that is was a bit…gaga.
"overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused." Damn it! What IS that word!?
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 16, 2016
However, a classy musical performance by a band that played with David Bowie for a long time and Lorde, who sang Bowie’s 1971 hit “Life On Mars”, captured Duncan Jones’ fancy so much so that he shared the link on Twitter.
Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 25, 2016
Which David Bowie tribute did you find more to your liking? Lady Gaga’s or Lorde’s?