Watch David Bowie Perform ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ In Special 1972 Performance [HD Video]

first_imgFrom the Best of Bowie DVD, this video was recorded on February 8, 1972 for The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC, though it wasn’t broadcasted until over ten years later. The song was written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory and features simple piano playing with powerful lyrics that question the dedication of present society.Ten years into his career, Bowie was entering his Ziggy Stardust stage and influencing popular culture to join his trends of anti-traditionalism. “Oh! You Pretty Things” invokes concepts of the ever-evolving races of humanity, providing images of strangers joining to better understand the state of society, with refrain lyrics like “You gotta make way for the Homo Superior” and ongoing urges to “wake up” and think about “the world to come.”Watch the uplifting performance below:Tedeschi Trucks Band included the Bowie song as a bonus track on their most recent album Let Me Get By. Watch a live version below:last_img read more

No PS Vita price drops until 2013

first_imgWhen a new console comes out, we all know that the initial retail price can’t last forever. As manufacturing processes improve and economies of scale kick in, the cost has to come down. The PS Vita is still selling for around $249 in most places (real time price: ), and it’s looking like a price drop isn’t coming this year.Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer recently that Sony’s engineers are working hard to lower the manufacturing costs of the Vita. However, the planned revisions won’t happen until sometime in 2013. He said that this year, essentially this holiday season, was too soon for a price reduction.At this point, Sony is concentrating on getting more content onto the Vita in the form of classic PS One titles, as well as new Vita games. The problem, of course, being that developers are wary of spending money making games for a platform without a large install base. And with the Vita still selling for $249, many casual gamers are steering clear. Sony needs content from those developers to get people to buy though so it’s a catch-22.The Vita is a very capable gaming device with dual analog sticks, a touch screen, good resolution, and fast internals. With the prevalence of smartphone and tablet gaming, the Vita isn’t going to fly off shelves until that price drop comes. Bundle deals might be able to move a little hardware, but the platform is lacking in blockbuster titles. In order words, 2013 might be too late for anyone to care.via Eurogamerlast_img read more