David Bowie Gets Into Inspiration, Ziggy Stardust (PBS Digital Studios)

Blank on Blank continues to be one of the best aspects of PBS Digital Studios on Youtube. Master Bowie talks about the difficulty in writing for himself, but the ease with which he can write for a persona he creates. It’s kind of stunning how spot on he is, but for any fan of Bowie, his genius and consistency, ability to let things go when they need to, and continued evolution over the years come as no surprise. Enjoy the video and get to work on your own Ziggy.

Jimi Hendrix Was Chill, Smooth & Above All Of That Jazz (PBS Digital Studios)

I really like the animated series Blank on Blank that PBS does on Youtube. The animation of classic interviews brings an interesting perspective and some clever artistic choices to a stagnant interview series that would be expected of Public Broadcasting. I’d never watched a long-form interview with Jimi, and he’s quite the character. Very chill, very groovy and quite aware of the minstrel show that was and is live music performance.