Monday, January 18, 2016

David Bowie, more favorite videos, pictures and links


     It's amazing to see such an outpouring of Bowie love everywhere, everywhere, everywhere.   It's also been a Bowie fest around here, so I'm posting some more links, pictures and videos.  A mix of favorites and good finds.

     David Bowie honored with his own constellation

     The Belgian radio station Studio Brussels and the MIRA public observatory have honoured Bowie by naming a constellation shaped like a lightning bolt after him. The creation of the constellation is part of the Stardust for Bowie tribute project, where fans can use Google Sky to add their favorite Bowie songs with a short note to a virtual version of the constellation.

There's also a petition out there to put him on the new British 20 pound note.

David Bowie and Alexander McQueen interview/conversation in  Dazed & Confused from 1996


"Bowie Is blowing our minds" made for the V&A exhibition Bowie Is.   My favorite parts showed pages with his songs written out by hand.  Love that.   They "sought insights from musician Thurston Moore, artist Jeremy Deller, music journalist Simon Price, dedicated Bowie fan Ziggy Jacobs and artist Daphne Guinness. Between them they traced Bowie's career from the 1960s, and took a close look at his approaches to the creation of music, image.

* A peek inside Bowie's art collection on  artnet

     *  Neil Gaiman's Bowie 'unabashed fan fiction'  The Return of the Thin White Duke , also in Trigger Warning (which by odd coincidence I had just put on hold at the library).

* A moving article in the  Guardian talking about his last 18 months of creativity.   




Classic Starman performance that is everything great.    This has always been one of my favorites, or high on the list anyway.  Starman from Top of the Pops in 1972


Paper Cranes cover of Blue Jean 
From the Bowie tribute album 'We were so turned on'.  This was made a few years ago.



This art gif that I've seen everywhere, by Helen Green


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

David Bowie, gone but not gone



     David Bowie, gone yet never gone.   A beautiful, brilliant, eternally creative, elemental man.  He was one of my first crushes, and it has never gone away.   Because how could one not love Bowie?

      I met him once (briefly, mostly just a hello), but I can still remember his smile.

      Below are a few videos from YouTube.  A couple are the original videos, others just songs.
      So many songs I could include, but these are a few that struck me yesterday, as part of my own 24 hour Bowie fest.



Heroes



Life on Mars?



Space Oddity



Oh! You pretty things


Sorrow



Memory of a free festival

Touch, we touched the very soul
Of holding each and every life.
We claimed the very source of joy ran through.
It didn't, but it seemed that way.
I kissed a lot of people that day.

......

"The Sun Machine is coming down, and we're gonna have a party."
"The Sun Machine is coming down, and we're gonna have a party."
"The Sun Machine is coming down, and we're gonna have a party."
"The Sun Machine is coming down, and we're gonna have a party."
"The Sun Machine is coming down, and we're gonna have a party."

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!



Happy New Year




70,010 notes on tumblr



Came across my Ring a Day 35/365 with 70,010 notes on Tumblr .  It's a photo of  me wearing a photo of my I miss you ring.  Ring a Day 35/365 from my Ring a Day project.