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Watch Fred Armisen's Tribute to David Bowie on 'Saturday Night Live'

17 January 2016 8:46 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

During the Adam Driver-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live, the long-running sketch comedy series paid tribute to David Bowie by having former cast member Fred Armisen return to reminisce about a memorable 1979 episode of SNL where Bowie served as musical guest.

"When I was in high school and living in Long Island, I stayed up to see David Bowie play on Saturday Night Live. Watching him, for me, was a life-changing experience," Armisen told the audience. "David Bowie transformed whatever space he was in, whatever medium he was using, »

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Fred Armisen Salutes David Bowie For “Transforming Live Television” On ‘Saturday Night Live

17 January 2016 6:57 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fred Armisen cameoed on last night’s season-return of Saturday Night Live, offering a brief and deeply felt tribute to David Bowie, who died last Sunday of cancer at 69. “When I was in high school and living on Long Island,,” Armisen said, “I stayed up to see David Bowie play on Saturday Night Live.” It was December 15, 1979 and Bowie performed “The Man Who Sold The World” with an assist from German performance artist Klaus Nomi and New York’s own acclaimed drag artist… »

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Is There Life on Mars?

11 January 2016 8:29 AM, PST | | See recent CultureCatch news »

I was gutted by the news shared by playwright/producer Jeff Cohen as he and I walked our dogs in Riverside Park early this morning. The Thin White Duke was no more. I struggled to understand the implications of losing a music hero. Rushing home, resigned to reality, I watched his two new videos, the one above and the ablum's title track which I featured on this website last week, both from his 28th studio album, ★(Blackstar), released this past week on January 8th, 2016, the date of Bowie's 69th birthday. As I watched "Lazarus" again, it all made sense.

"Lazarus" is clearly Bowie's epitaph, his final prophetic performance on this mortal coil...

Look up here / I'm in heaven I've got scars that can't be seen I've got drama that can't be stolen Everybody knows me now...

The coins on his eyes, the pallor of his skin, his frail body wrapped in a fashionalbe shroud. »

- Dusty Wright

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