Posted by: gisspar | September 16, 2009

David Bowie, eat your heart out.

My poor iPod, well, it didn’t die so much as get replaced. It gave its all for five years but progress must be made, standards must be upheld, katamari must be rolled while waiting for the elevator. And, with the wonder that is youtube, it means that I can rock out to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. While the cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit is awesome, it is not David Bowie awesome. No, that’s for the cover of Life on Mars. What makes it even better is, if you’ve ever seen the British version of Life on Mars (the original and far superior version), the bass ukulele player and the guy who plays Sam are doppelgangers:

Sam from Life on Mars

Sam from Life on Mars

Bass player from UOGB

Bass player from UOGB

All things  intersect at Bowie. It’s like a trifecta of awesome—ukuleles, Bowie and British mysteries (yes, it’s a cop show, but still).

And, the newer iPods have an actual on/off button so that you can perform an homage to The Venture Brothers (always very Bowie-tastic) with:

It’s on.
It’s off.
It’s on.
It’s off.
It’s on.
Off.
It’s on
[…]
Boys, that’s called blinking.

except without all of the blinking. There’s probably an app for that though.

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