88. David Bowie, “New Killer Star” (2003):
Bowie’s song for today seems to reference 9/11 –
See the great white scar
over Battery Park ….
all the corners of the buildings
who but we remember these?
– though as usual with Bowie lyrics it seems to be about other things as well, given the multiple possible meanings of “new killer / nuclear” and “star.”
89. Angie Aparo, “Spaceship” (2000):
No particular thematic linkage between today’s two songs, I’m afraid, apart from the use of sci-fi tropes to comment on contemporary society: