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  1. George Kaplan
    August 1, 2013

    Fascinating! Thanks for the link.
    They should follow up with one on Police Mug Shots of Celebrities, Bob Mitchum’s was a hoot! He just didn’t give a toot!

    • beautycalyptique
      August 1, 2013

      Bowie! The Thin White Duke’s mugshot is the best ever πŸ˜€ He looks so mockingly, like, “darling, mind (censored) my (censored)?”

  2. beautycalyptique
    August 1, 2013

    That’s a very cool resource πŸ™‚ Thank you for finding & sharing, Vickie

      • beautycalyptique
        August 1, 2013

        yes! exactly!
        I need to add, I discovered Bowie when I was a kid of 13 who was raised on *clichΓ©e alert* on classic music (and some abba my mum danced to) and he was a revelation… even though I first saw him in that psychedelic & geeky Labyrinth movie. and all I wanted to listen to was Bowie!
        my dad took advantage of this nerdiness – he would buy me a new album each time I could prove I understood and knew the complete lyrics of the album I just got… and I just started with english! dad was even rather pleased then shocked once this deal made him buy me a new album each WEEK πŸ˜‰

        talking about music was my first love, heh? πŸ˜‰

  3. August 1, 2013

    Dearest V
    Things have been Zowie Bowie all summer here.
    His retrospective became the biggest selling exhibition at the V&A in recent history, the BBC devoted a weekend to him across radio and television and, well, it just gave one the chance to reignite the infatuation.
    The Dandy must confess to being pleased as punch to say I was present one of the last times he played to a large audience and it was… magical.
    Oh and ain’t Rock just handsome farm hand material, ahem.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • August 2, 2013

      My confession: the last time I saw Bowie it was in a stadium and in the previous century! And, Rock is lllllovely πŸ˜‰ .

  4. August 1, 2013

    Vickie,that was very interesting.I had missed this completely.Marc Feld or the Bopping Imp or Marc Bolan gives his height as five foot seven.Maybe that was wishful thinking as I thought that he was about two inches shorter than that.I once wanted to be him.Whatever must have come over me.

    • August 2, 2013

      You’re the man who sent me over to the Bolan interviews – a fascinating person!

      • August 5, 2013

        Vickie.Yes indeed I sent you in the direction of Bolan.He was a very strange one indeed.Some thought him sincere others an opportunist who only wanted fame.I sometimes read some of his lyrics and think,obscure but lovely and others what nonsense I can understand why some think of him as a pretentious pseudo poet.Truth to tell in my opinion he was just a very uneven writer and sometimes came up with something beautiful and other times with something awful.

        Anyway glad you found him interesting.Sad and sudden death though.

  5. George Kaplan
    August 1, 2013

    Beautyapocalyptique, another Bowie fan! Whoo! I, too, first really became aware of the Thin White Duke when I saw Labyrinth as a child. Even then I adored his voice, and later became a HUGE fan. πŸ™‚

  6. August 1, 2013

    Now I am just plain sad….I thought everyone had terrible passport photos πŸ™

    • August 2, 2013

      Hmmm took me a lot longer to like Bowie,but I got there in the end.Wrote some interesting lyrics,some using a cut up experimental technique.In the end he just grew on me.

      • August 2, 2013

        When I was little I was spellbound by the theatricality, and as I got older, the musicality.

    • August 2, 2013

      Remember, in another era professional photographers took the pictures πŸ˜‰

      • August 2, 2013

        That makes me feel better!

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