• It's No Game, Or: My Pathetic Attempts at Explaining Art

    17 Oct 2008, 22:47 de JessKat

    I haven't written a music journal entry yet, figured this might be as good a place as any to write down these thoughts.

    I don't really analyze works of art on a very deep level, because I know I'm bad at it. When it comes to art, literature, movies or music, I can only tell what I like and what I don't like, maybe mention a few reasons, but I'm rubbish at interpreting hidden meanings and symbolism. I don't review albums because I can't point out anything beyond "I don't like the beat" or "I like the instruments". I shy away from analyzing anything too in-depth because I'll almost certainly get it wrong.

    With all that said, I've been listening to David Bowie's It's No Game (Part 1) a lot lately, along with its companion, It's No Game (Part 2). It struck me at first how Part 2 is so much more radio-friendly; relaxed, good beat, catchy, mellow. Part 1 seemed more like a "shock" opening to a pretty intense album (Scary Monsters... and Super Creeps). …