In true artistic fashion, David Bowie left this planet with many gifts. Beyond the decades worth of music that the pop star released during his lifetime, he also prepared for records to be released after his death. Today, a new box set was released Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976), a catalogue from Bowie’s “plastic soul” era.The box set includes an unreleased album from this era, called The Gouster, mixing R&B, soul, and funk music. The album includes a re-recorded version of “John, I’m Only Dancing”, as well as heavy-hitters “Young Americans”, “Somebody Up There Likes Me”, and “Can You Hear Me?”, tracks that all made their way onto Bowie’s 1975 Young Americans.You can stream The Gouster today, which starts at track 50 in the What Can I Be Now? box set, below.We miss you, Starman.[H/T CoS]
With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world’s supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we get a lot more, fast? But scaling up vaccine production is a slow and steady process. As one expert explains, it’s not simply adding more water to the soup. Multiple kinds of vaccines use different ingredients, equipment and expertise. Simply converting factories that make something else to brew vaccine can’t happen overnight. And predictions of how much will arrive, when, is an educated guess that depends on no hiccups in a complex manufacturing process.