David Bowie’s secret to staying young

[This was my Facebook update today. I thought that those of you who I refuse to friend might appreciate it as well.]

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  1. Posted March 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    More on Swinton’s performance can be found here.

  2. Posted March 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    David Blaine, by the way, it probably not amused.

  3. Posted March 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    And, if you happen to be in the unenviable position of being a woman who looks like me, and wouldn’t mind sleeping in a glass box for a few days, let me know. I’ve got an idea in mind.

  4. anonymous
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Personally, I like the Tilda Swinton character better than the Thin White Duke. It’s not quite as good as Ziggy Stardust, though. Still, you have to give him credit. He keeps trying to make it fresh.

  5. Eel
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Why is it that when Tilda Swinton sleeps in a box I think it’s charming, but, when David Blaine does it, I just think – “Attention Whoring Douche Bag”?

  6. koosh
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    i’m pretty sure this is not a publicity stunt.

    the only way to get people to listen to his awful new album is to lock them in a box or a closet or the trunk of a ford figo.

  7. Meta
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Swinton, as of late, really seems to be enjoying the fact that she’s a Bowie lookalike. She not only did the video for the new Bowie track, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”, but she also delivered the opening speech at the “David Bowie Is…” exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, calling him “planetary kin”. Here is an excerpt.

    And, alongside, when I was 12 – and a square sort of kid in a Round Pond sort of childhood, not far from here – I carried a copy of Aladdin Sane around with me – a full 2 years before i had the wherewithal to play it

    The image of that gingery boney pinky whitey person on the cover with the liquid mercury collar bone was – for one particular young moonage daydreamer – the image of planetary kin, of a close imaginary cousin and companion of choice

    It’s taken me a long time to admit, even to myself, let alone you, that it was the vision and not yet the sound that hooked me up – but if i can’t confess that here and now, then when and where?



  8. Krill
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    I prefer your Facebook update which followed this one.


  9. Edward
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Bowie has been known to dabble in witchcraft. I suspect, however, that his youthful appearance has more to do with good genes and great plastic surgeons.


  10. K2
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    No conversation about Bowie would be complete without his appearance on Extras.


  11. Mr. Y
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    From what I’ve read, she first performed this piece, called “The Maybe”, in 1995.


  12. Posted March 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    David Bowie is only 66.

  13. Mr. Y
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    That’s what he wants you to believe, Peter. He’s yet to turn over his long-form birth certificate, though.

  14. Mr. Y
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    I can’t let this go.

    I just Googled “Bowie + Dorian Gray” and found that it’s an idea that he’s explored before, in the video for the 1979 song “Look Back in Anger”.

    Wikipedia: “David Mallet directed a music video for the song, featuring Bowie in an artist’s studio. The scenario was based on the conclusion of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, as a self-portrait of the protagonist grows more handsome while he himself physically decays.”


    IMHO, it’s not his best work. Interesting though.

  15. Posted March 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I was joking when I said that he was 80. Thanks for the factcheck.

  16. Tilda
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    And, when I’m not in the box, I’m a white stripe.


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