Miranda July on David Bowie’s ‘Kooks’

February 17, 2015 4:58 PM

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Miranda July on David Bowie’s ‘Kooks’

Miranda July, 41, is an artist, filmmaker and author of “The First Bad Man” (Scribner). She spoke with Marc Myers.

When my son Hopper was born in 2012, I rediscovered a David Bowie song I hadn’t heard in years—“Kooks,” from his 1971 album “Hunky Dory.” A friend sent me an MP3 of the song. I had always known the song growing up, but now I was a parent.

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