Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bryan Ferry and Shameless

The song title may be a little too apt when considering this. In any event at 66, Ferry's voice, while completely transformed into something other than what it once was, sounds magnificent––ragged and restrained and cooler than ever.

In an interview Ferry gave in the years before his most recent marriage (and after his £10 million divorce, the most expensive in British history––#2 was Jagger's payout to Jerry Hall), while he was dating a 21 year old dancer from his stage act, he spoke of his good fortune of being in a business like music that allowed him access to people from various age groups. As it turned out, he preferred not to hang with other 60 year olds like himself.

Thank heavens for those little blue pills.

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