Jan 112016
 
Photo: Jorge Barrios

Photo: Jorge Barrios

Legendary musician and actor David Bowie has succumbed to cancer at 69.

David Bowie did so much, so capably, in so many different styles, in his career that it’s pretty much impossible he didn’t appeal to you at some time or another. Furthermore, his influence was tremendous. I really loved what he did to shape new wave. Even when he was operating in a genre of which I wasn’t a particular fan, I appreciated the fineness of his craft. (I’m not a big fan of industrial music, but “The Hearts Filthy Lesson” is brilliant.)

God be with his family and friends. RIP.

 Posted by at 7:52 am
Dec 312015
 

Despite my feeling a bit out of sorts for the final third of it, 2015 was a good year for BoWilliams.com. Traffic was up 35% over last year, and I got within a hair of Obama-fueled 2009, still my best year. So 2016 is looking good!

Here are the most notable BoWilliams.com posts of 2015. Most of these got a lot of hits. A couple are in there just because I’m proud of them. In chronological order:

Thank you for reading BoWilliams.com, and I’ll see you next year!

 Posted by at 11:04 am
Dec 292015
 

Lemmy Kilmister, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, primary songwriter, and founder of the heavy metal band Motorhead, died yesterday. He was 70. I enjoy a lot of what Motorhead has done over the years, but I never needed to purchase any. There was always enough of it around to suit me. “Iron Fist,” […]

 Posted by at 6:47 pm
Dec 212015
 

(No spoilers.) I remember a lot of hand-wringing when Disney paid George Lucas $4,000,000,000 in cash for the Star Wars franchise. I never understood that. I thought Disney buying Star Wars was the best thing that could have happened to the franchise. “They’ll ruin it!” came the cries. Really? Paid any attention to what the […]

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