Oscar Wilde was editor of Woman’s World magazine, 1887-89. He also championed conventional attire for men. John Lennon wore white. Fashion magazines will sometimes run his pic. During an interview, a tidily dressed David Bowie did a good rendition of Lennon, voice-wise. It was abrupt but went over well. Allen Ginsberg played finger cymbals andContinue reading “Sporadic notes on cultural icons”
I am reminded of Bowie today as I walk about in mismatched spa socks. Wear clashing articles of clothing to work day should be a thing. At my job they have different themes for dressing down: They had one recently with go as your personal hero day. Which would be perfectly appropriate for me: myContinue reading “Bowie”
David Bowie’s Space Oddity video subversive in how he sits on a stool strumming acoustic, eyes locked on camera, evoking classic stalwart crooners, eg. Bing Crosby & Dean Martin. But Bowie has shaven eyebrows, carrot-top hair standing on end, dilated pupils, pasty skin and lyrics about his hallucinogen-induced celestial orbit.