East Village Radio has been playing David Bowie all day, thanks to a broadcast and rebroadcast of “The Lost Breakfast Show,” and the marathon continues now, at 2 p.m., with an all-Bowie version of “Cheap Shots with J. and Jay.” According to a Facebook post, they’ll “pay tribute to the best that ever did it by playing only Bowie and Bowie related jams.”
They’ll also be talking to Al Doyle of LCD Soundsystem about that band’s forthcoming reunion — and presumably about Bowie, given his influence on LCD (you’ll recall James Murphy’s recent cover of “Golden Years”). Listen in here.
While you listen, you can read our early dish on Bowie’s musical, Lazarus, here (tickets for the sold-out play at New York Theatre Workshop were going for $750 or so on Stubhub last week, and are now going for a shameless $1,320). And read our writeup of a recent screening of Bowie’s “Blackstar” video here. Back in November, director Johan Renck said of Bowie, “He’s genuine, he’s curious, he’s playful, he’s smart, he’s funny, he’s profound, he’s truthful – all of it.”
Update: Good Room, in Greenpoint, has announced a special installment of Classic Album Sundays tomorrow (Tuesday), featuring “guest speakers and DJs plus a special presentation of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” Brooklyn Vegan has a list of additional tributes, including a pre-existing one at C’Mon Everyone tonight, an impromptu movie marathon tonight at Videology, and pre-existing tributes at Carnegie Hall and Shea Stadium.