bowie facts

what happened in 2005
  • Bowie: alright guys I was sick but listen I still make music, don't worry! So happy to be back on track!
  • fans: great! release it!
  • Bowie: *releases "(She Can) Do That"
  • fans: srsly Bowie wtf old man
  • Bowie: You ungrateful fuckers
  • fans: hoe
  • Bowie: y'all gonna pay
  • fans: don't do it
  • Bowie: *retires (temporarily)*

@indigenousra: Bowie looking much like your Prince.

#indigenousra  #submission  #David Bowie   #Lestatuesque    #vc casting    #cries forever    #RIP    #lestat    #lestat de lioncourt    #the vampire lestat    #honestly there are tons of pics of him that look very Lestat to me    #the fact that u chose a more introspective shot and not a stage shot or glamour shot    #is so much more touching    #bc u realize that Lestat is not just his beautiful shell    #there is tenderness and vulnerability to him too #submission

anonymous asked:

More Bowie facts???

I am running out help! I don’t know what you know already so here are five!

  • At age seven or so, when asked by people what he wanted to do later, his father would say “tell them, Davie”, and David would yell “an entertainer!” and that’s really godawful cute
  • Outside was the first of five and then later three planned albums… who never even were recorded
  • Iman is “intolerably sexy” to him (goals)
  • he was really cool about the whole internet, MP3 and Napster thing. (His internal mood was probably “awww yisss when I lose my copy of Outside, finally I can just stop searching without Iman telling me ‘this is why you keep a system, David’. I can just illegally download MY OWN ALBUMS MWAHAHAHAH IN YOUR FACE DARLING”)
    No but really, he encouraged his fans to just go ahead and bootleg the shit out of his shows and release all the unreleased material, and remix his songs… he just really embraced it and saw very little threat in it because he knew that soon touring would be the only way to make money as an artist anyway because you couldn’t pirate a live concert experience
  • he had a banc and it positively changed the world’s perspective of the internet… FOREVER! (if you don’t get it, please click here)

Bowie Fact #4:

Bowie’s schizophrenic half-brother Terry killed himself in 1985.
Nine years older than David, Terry was the inspiration for such songs as Aladdin Sane, All The Madmen, The Bewlay Brothers and Jump They Say.

Bowie, himself also suffered from bouts of paranoia, and he often worried that one day he would suffer a similar fate as his brother.

Pictured: David Bowie (left) and his brother Terry Jones (right) as boys.


A (tiny) review: “Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The Ultimate Visual History”

This book came in the mail a few weeks ago, but I didn’t get a chance to talk about it until now. This is definitely not just a photobook where you can flip through it quickly. It’s full of behind the scenes information. It’s practically a textbook (but there are plenty of pretty pictures to oogle too). The book is printed on thick, high quality semi-gloss papers. What’s very cute about this book is that there are little slips of paper that is lightly glued onto certain pages. You can pull those slips of paper out of the book if you choose to, but I was careful when flipping the pages to make sure it doesn’t get pulled out. These little slips of paper are recreated notes, either artist’s renderings/notes, or notes to the cast/producers/etc. There are plenty of new pictures I have not seen before, and this book even came with a poster! I didn’t get a chance to read the entire thing yet, but I can say that there is plenty of information I hadn’t heard of before (though there are also plenty of rehashed information I’ve read elsewhere as well). If you’re only in it for Bowie, then this book might not be for you, because it’s focused on the movie, and not just the character of Jareth, but Jareth does have his own little section dedicated to him (and so does Sarah). I say that this is a fantastic book, and I totally recommend it!

He really is the whole package: a great, sophisticated songwriter with a point of view and an eye on the future, and also with a voice that could sell his ideas, and a line like, “Children round the world put camel shit on the walls” [from ‘It’s No Game (No 2)’]. It’s very rare that people have all three of those things. He wrote the best songs of the 20th century. He is the epitome of the mythmaker and of reinvention. You could look at David Bowie and not know if he was a human or an alien, a man or a woman, gay or straight – he played with all that ambiguity…

“If there’s one thing I got from David Bowie, it’s the idea that you can be a shape-shifter and never be pinned down – that if people get the same thing from you every time, then that’s actually disappointing. Some bands do well by being consistent, but for people like David Bowie, the fact that you didn’t know what you were gonna get with each record, each phase, that he was constantly reinventing and keeping one step ahead of everybody – that was very inspiring; he’s inimitable

—  Annie Clark on David Bowie

I think the Bowie toe-sucking scene from Tin Machine’s “You Belong in Rock and Roll” was inspired from a Salvador Dali film called “L'Age d'Or,” which is a the sequel to  “Un Chien Andalou“ that had an eyeball cutting scene that Bowie featured in his Isolar Tour.

You Belong in Rock and Roll:

L’Age d’Or:

Was this common knowledge? Because I just figured it out lol.

Funny how youre all up in arms about david bowie despite the fact your entire blog is covered in a show made by a woman that draws porn of 12 year olds

im sorry?
David Bowie Answers the Proust Questionnaire

In Vanity Fair’s August 1998 issue, the rocker reflected on happiness, misery, and regret:

From the glammed-out androgyny of Ziggy Stardust to his big 80s anthem, “Let’s Dance,” to his current “jungle-influenced” sound, David Bowie has proved to be rock’s indestructible chameleon. This month, the Thin White Duke prepares to release a new album and demonstrates here that, even though he is 51, his taste for oddities remains the same.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Reading.

What is your most marked characteristic? Getting a word in edgewise.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Discovering morning.

What is your greatest fear? Converting kilometers to miles.

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Santa Claus.

Which living person do you most admire? Elvis.

Who are your heroes in real life? The consumer.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? While in New York, tolerance. Outside of New York, intolerance.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Talent.

What is your favorite journey? The road of artistic excess.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Sympathy and originality.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Chthonic, miasma.

What is your greatest regret? That I never wore bell-bottoms.

What is your current state of mind? Pregnant.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? My fear of them (wife and son excluded).

What is your most treasured possession? A photograph held together by cellophane tape of Little Richard that I bought in 1958, and a pressed and dried chrysanthemum picked on my honeymoon in Kyoto.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Living in fear.

Where would you like to live? Northeast Bali or south Java.

What is your favorite occupation? Squishing paint about a senseless canvas.

What is the quality you most like in a man? The ability to return books.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? The ability to burp on command.

What are your favorite names? Sears & Roebuck.

What is your motto? “What” is my motto.