Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Week Videos: Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth

by Dick Mac

At Chrismastime, 1977, I sat in front of a television spell-bound by the godfather of punk singing a carol with the godfather of pablum. I was not the only person that was befuddled by David Bowie's next move in pop culture.

Bowie's love affair with television, as sometimes distant and obtuse as it appears, is enchanting. Whether it's the Dinah Shore show, or the Today Show, or Dick Cavett, or Bing Crosby, Bowie and the camera are lovers as old and affectionate as any others.

David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy (Ultra High Quality)

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