Sometimes it’s nice to read a personal anecdote about meeting/knowing/seeing David Bowie. Excepted from The Big Issue today, February 26, 2014, of Rory Maclean’s time with Bowie in Berlin, undated, but one can assume “many moons” (although not really so long, in the grand scheme of things) ago: “I’d heard the gossip about Bowie before…

Thank God Kate Moss Wore Tights. Because I’m Pretty Sure Bowie Didn’t.

Apart from the heartfelt acknowledgment of the passings of Trevor Bolder and Lou Reed, Bowie’s been kind of silent the past year — although not completely. We have a few random quotes (and word lists) delivered mostly through second-hand accounts, specifically: To Eric Clapton: “‘Thanks for the shout out, old sock…really appreciate it.’” To Lorde:…

… About The Way We Love…

I was looking for a YouTube video of Station to Station, since that line, the hook, has been running through my head all day, a bizarre sort of calming refrain among the other random thoughts. I found several, of course, but also came across the Dinah Shore interview from 1976. It’s legendary, I know, because…

Otherness, Identity And Bowie Books Left In The Lobby

Last time I checked, there were a pair of roller blades and a Polaroid camera in the lobby of my building. Someone’s moving out, so in the past few days there have been an assortment of pots and other kitchen items up for grabs. This happens a lot where I live. Either I have generous…

Shaun White Gives The Best Description Of A Bowie Song Ever

When asked about his Olympic playlist by Entertainment Weekly, Shaun White let us know David Bowie is on it. And he went on to give the best description ever of Moonage Daydream: ““I just think it’s the baddest way to start a song—by just f—ing screaming, ‘I’m an alligator!’ There’s something so inspiring — the…

Let’s Talk, You And I. Let’s Talk About Toy.

(It’s a paraphrase, that I remember, from the introduction to a Stephen King novel, or collection of short stories. Let’s talk, you and I, he’d written. Let’s talk about fear. I have this image of placing the butter knife in the toaster. The amount of strange phrases we let leak into our brains when we…

(Kindred)

Two and a half years I’ve known him, and today, I saw the thin smart phone in his hand. Bowie the background pic. “You’ve got David Bowie on your phone,” I said. “Yeah,” he said. “He’s my hero.” And I knew, by the tone in his voice, that he spoke the truth. “Hero” none to…

I’m Greedy, I Suppose, Or Just Used To The Endless Bowie Archives…

“The Informer” came on my iTunes playlist and, almost out of reflex, I Googled the song and found a YouTube video. Fan-made, of course, with helpful images of  the lyric sheet (which the digital download doesn’t include, unfortunately). Again, almost out of reflex, I went to search for other versions of the song and realized…