Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Nostalgic Video:
Bowie in the 80s

Lately I've been getting into David Bowie material that didn't trickle down from my mother's Best Of Bowie collections. Maybe I'll burn her Hunky Dory? Nonetheless, I wanted to honor two videos that constituted my earliest introduction to The Thin White Duke, Mr. Stardust, or whatever you want to call him. About the first video, "Let's Dance": Remember those kids with the red shoes? ("Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.") And the second: I'll leave it a surprise for now, but suffice it to say Mr. Bowie's skintight white pants introduced many of us to the terms "boner," "hard-on," etc.

I've heard more than one Bowie fan say the 80s were not his best work --- yet this was the time of my childhood when I started watching MTV and, yes, Jim Henson films. Fans have hopefully forgiven Bowie for his transgressions during this era; here's hoping he'll forgive me for posting them for you here.


Hackworth Artifex said...

You remind me of the babe.
What babe?
The babe with the power.
What power?
The power of voodoo.
Who do?
You do.
Do what?
Remind me of the babe!

cole said...

It is quite the catchy little diddy. I wonder what Bowie thinks when he looks back at that movie. Actually, he's probably like, I was awesome.