Bowie’s Cut-ups

Since we all seem to be on the Bowie train today (and I’m not ashamed to be on it), here’s a video interview in which he discusses how he used the cut-up process to write his lyrics.

A slightly extended version (same title) showing him creating cut-ups when he was younger can be seen on BBC News: How David Bowie used cut ups to write his lyrics. And, uh, yeah those sure look like coke lines on the table…

While I’m at it, here’s William S. Burroughs on the topic of cut-ups: