Today is a very special day for me. No, for the world. And do you know why it’s such a special, wonderful, glorious day? It’s because on this day, 65 years ago, David Bowie was born. On this day in 1947, the universe gave us the most beautiful gift we could have ever hoped to receive. And it would be a crime not to celebrate that.
It’s hard for me to describe what David Bowie means to me, because really, it’s just so much. I had some rough times growing up. I’m not talking some horrendous abuse or anything like that, thank goodness, I’m talking more like getting pushed in the dirt on the playground because of my lazy eye or hearing my parents fight over and over because they found weed in my brother’s room and they didn’t know what to do about it. But, as I’m sure some of you have been able to gather, I’m a sensitive person, and those were my issues, and they bothered me a lot. But no matter what the kids said to me at school and no matter what family issues I was having, I could always put in my trusty VHS copy of Labyrinth and have a good time.
I used to pretend that the Goblin King came to take me away, and that my backyard was the labyrinth. When I went with my mom to the grocery store, I was pretending that I was riding into the Goblin City. Then, a few years later when high school and hormones and becoming a teenager absolutely kicked my ass, when every kid called me a nerd or a bookworm or fat or gross or worthless, I had Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane to keep me company. And, you guys, they were such good company.
That’s why I like to celebrate today, at least a little. Where the country dedicates holidays to figures who were so important to the people as a whole, I like to acknowledge the people who have been so important to me as an individual. And David Bowie is definitely, definitely someone important.
Now let’s celebrate through song!
January 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm by Emily
I consider myself to be a pretty easygoing person. I can see the bright side in almost anything, and I try not to let things that bother me affect me too much. However there are some exceptions:
1. Lea Michele is the most annoying girl in Hollywood and she always manages to get under my skin.
2. You don’t make fun of Jessica Simpson. You can tease, but it always comes from a loving place. There is no excuse for being mean to Jessica Simpson.
3. David Bowie is sacred and he is not to be touched.
Yeah, I know I can get somewhat irrational over these things, but these are issues that are close to my heart, and I think it’s ok to believe in something. And that is why this Vogue cover of Kate Moss pulling a Ziggy Stardust bugs me so much. I know she’s done it before, and I know that it’s just one photo, but it’s the principal of the thing and it bothers me and I’m hormonal and get off my back, Mom, I’ll come get my books when I get a chance!
So what do you guys think of the photo?
December 2, 2011 at 5:30 am by Emily
October 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm by Emily
If you couldn’t tell by the headline, illustrator Andrew Kolb has went and made all my dreams come true by creating a children’s book based on one of David Bowie‘s masterpieces, “Space Oddity.” It’s adorable and heartbreaking, all at the same time, much like Bowie himself. Check it out, and then feel free to flail over the perfection that is David Bowie!
Images courtesy of Comics Alliance
September 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
For some reason, this horrible nightmare never seemed like a legitimate possibility. That wretched Lea Michele singing the words of the absolute master, David Bowie? It’s like kitten genocide: why would it even cross your mind? But that’s why things like this knock us down so hard, friends, because we don’t expect them. To quote the immortal words of Mad-Eye Moody, “constant vigilance!”
Glee butchered Bowie’s “Fashion” in order to promote Fashion’s Night Out, which, as far as I can tell, is just a big event to promote shopping. And that’s absolutely appalling to me, because not only did these people desecrate one of the purest forms of magic I’ve ever known, but they did it just to let people know that they should go shopping on September 8th because if they’re in a big enough city, they might get to meet a celebrity. And if this is what passes for a celebrity nowadays, bratty kids pissing all over good music, then I am not interested, not even a little bit.
It’s fun to get fired up over trivial things, isn’t it? But really, step off David Bowie. He’s too sacred.
August 25, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
“I am married to David Jones. David Bowie and David Jones are two totally different people. I did not want to get involved with a rock star. No way. It is not a sane thing to do but David changed my mind. He wooed me. … I remember once the laces on my trainers came undone and David was down on his knees in the middle of the street tying them for me. I thought to myself, ‘This one’s a keeper.’ He’s not an enigma at home!”
So, alright. Are we all in agreement around here that David Bowie is among the world’s greatest people ever? Because if we’re not, I suppose we’re going to have some trouble seeing eye to eye throughout the rest of this article.
And how lucky is the gorgeous Iman? Jeez. Married to the legend, the man, David Bowie for over two decades now? I wonder if she ever makes him sing the corny songs from Labyrinth. I mean, I know if I were David Bowie’s wife, that’s what I’d do.