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Don’t Forget the Songs-365: Mach Dos: Day 301
Sat, Nov 10, 2012

“Blue Jean”
David Bowie

1984

“♫ One day
I’m gonna
write a poem
in a letter […]
is heaven any
sweeter than
Blue Jean?
♫”

A short and tight one today. Time to put the shorts away, it feels like another So Cal cool fall Blue Jean kind of day. This reminds me of the video Jazzin for Blue Jean which features two Bowie’s vying for the affections of a lovely bird. One Bowie is the nerdy fan Vic and the other, his doppelganger, is the smooth talking Screaming Lord Byron.

Bowie once called “Blue Jean,” “a piece of sexist rock ‘n roll. It’s about picking up birds. It’s not very cerebral, that piece.” Based on an Eddie Cochran riff which was played perfectly by guitarist Carlos Alomar who said this of “Blue Jean’s” chart success ““Blue Jean” was a classic Bowie single because of a classic Bowie video. That video sold that fucking song!

Alomar is right, the Julian Temple directed video did sell the song. But enough talk, let’s watch the full length video and enjoy “Blue Jean” the Bowie song that was a top ten hit in America and in the UK circa 1984. There’s something about Bowie single that’s an ode to the birds that know how to wear those tight blue jeans. I love the way my woman looks when sporting skintight blue jeans. Admiring the way she walks, shaking firmly, all ladies this is a Don’tForget365 call to bring out your snug jeans today; Wear them proudly and shake it like you mean it because Bowie’s “Blue Jean” is tribute to the tight knit denim beauty in your curvaceously beautiful backbeat.

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