I have been trying to think of possible thematic elements to the upcoming album based on the title, and here is what I've come up with so far:
A loose commentary on the drab Reality of the U.S. post September 11th in which people are either so afraid of either incoming doom, or the affairs of their own government that they drown themselves in drab escapist 'Reality' TV shows in which they pretend they are watching other people live real lives. The first part would relate to some of the comments Bowie made around the time of the announcement of the album, and the latter half would be a continuation of his theme of the influence of art/entertainment on our daily lives and psyches.
Any suggestions? This was so much easier with 'Heathen'..