Sometime back, when we put up a post about the passports of famous people, someone remarked of the Thin White Duke’s passport photo, ‘Does this man ever take a bad picture?’ Looking at Bowie’s unflappably cool mugshot from 1976 when he got busted for possessing marijuana, the answer is no.
An exhibition showing Brian Duffy’s photographs of David Bowie is now showing at White Cloth Gallery. Duffy worked with David Bowie’s iconic look on his albums Aladdin Sane, Lodger and Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and the previously unseen contact sheets and behind-the-scenes footage of the cover shoots are fascinating to gaze at.
David Bowie fans take note: if you missed the wonderful tribute, Dave, released at the end of 2012 be sure and take time out to enjoy it now. Part-art piece, part-music and movie tribute, Dave was an ambitious project put together by the music production duo, Soulwax, a.k.a. 2 Many DJs. In their words: ‘There […]
David Bowie was king of dodging stupid questions and traps during interviews. I’ve always admired his insane media skills. When asked if he thought his music was any good, he’d frequently point out that he was actually a painter, not a musician. And guess what? He was telling the truth. Here are a few of his […]
One time I was suckered into watching 2001: A Space Odyssey. I sat through hours of it, hoping it would all be worth while, hoping it would all make sense. Finally, hours later the movie ended and I was still in the dark. The movie was completely lost on me. But then, year later someone […]
These freakishly beautiful and realistic David Bowie Dolls are the work of New York-based author and skier E.V. Svetova. Featured on the DeviantArt site (under the name Katyok), Svetova doesn’t make the 70cm high polyurethane resin dolls themselves but customises them with paint and Yamamoto-like style. Sadly, they’re not for sale, instead they are ‘created […]
If, like me, you are a huge fan of the high waisted master that is David Bowie, then you will be equally as excited about the cult exhibition at the V&A London. The exhibition, titled David Bowie Is, gives a unique opportunity to delve into a career spanning more than 40 years.
Go big or go home. Beck is breathing new life into David Bowie’s classic song Sound and Vision by bringing together over 160 musicians. That’s right, he’s creating a David Bowie orchestra. And the actual performance will include a stage that surrounds the audience to really bring everyone into the music. And with the help […]
Yes, yes, we know, we just raved about David Bowie’s amazing transformation into every damn thing the other day, but just look at him here, a gazillion light years ahead of the Invisible Bikes phenomenon, humans and cats alike. David Bowie will be David Bowie.
Halt your brains now, because here’s something deep: what if David Bowie was omnipresent? Hell, what if he was… omni-person? In steps this blog that puts Bowie’s face where it belongs: on everyone and everything. He’s Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, a ‘sexy sexy’ cactus, crystal balls, Han Solo, insectile demons, The Cure’s Robert Smith and all of Motley Crue. Some of these Photoshopped efforts are frankly quite terrifying.
I recently caught 1983 film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, and all I could look at was young David Bowie’s really cool alien fang-like teeth. This mini documentary I dug up on YouTube analyses how his teeth has changed over the years. Special mention must be made of the dental expert (or ‘Surgeon to the Stars’, […]
It’s almost been a year since I painted my first mural, so I decided to collect them all and publish them in one super-duper mural project. The murals have largely been created for Zizzi, who use an artist in every restaurant they open or refurbish and always set a brief which is relevant to the […]
All the trash of modern pop culture heaped in one place, Flash Glam Trash shows stuff like stills from long forgotten cult films, memes like people emulating the David Bowie lightening flash, Micky Mouse ears, or the documentary pictures of a man who photographs prostitutes. Sign up and add your contribution to the mire.
I found this excellent David Bowie doll in the general store at The Drake Hotel in Toronto (which is also one of my favourite places to play at) and I had to grab it. I subsequently found out that it is one of many created by Canadian artist Suzie Smith and she’s created a whole […]
A Space Oddity comprises a remix CD, with 15 new versions of classic Bowie tracks like Heroes, Let’s Dance, and Ziggy Stardust, a 100 minute mixpiece with all these new versions mixed continuously, and also a movie, synchronising this mixpiece to a re-edited version of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Produced by producer Fritz von […]