Yesterday I watched for the first time in 30 years David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia.Read More Watching Lawrence of Arabia, Another Man Who Fell to Earth
If you read Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series, you know that Banks has eclectic tastes in music and huge libraries of vinyl and electronic recordings for his home, car, and personal player. Some fans have assembled playlists to accompany a few of the 24 books that comprise this series of police procedurals. In Robinson’s latest […]Read More Bowie Sighting: Peter Robinson’s Sleeping in the Ground, An Inspector Banks Novel
This second “Plying Favorites” is just that – play, possibly of entertainment to no one but myself, a variation of Six Degrees of Separation. Anthony Powell is the author of a novel in twelve volumes, A Dance to the Music of Time, which I believe is primarily about how our minds make narratives of our […]Read More Playing Favorites: Bowie & Anthony Powell
Bowie’s Lazaruses (Blackstar’s and the musical’s), Anna Kavan’s, the beggar Lazarus, Lazarus of Bethany: I’ve been thinking about Lazaruses a lot lately. “I’m a dying man who can’t die”– David Bowie and Enda Walsh, Lazarus: A The Musical We know Thomas James Newton can die; he is mortal. That, after all, is why he is on […]Read More The Liminality of Lazaruses, part 1
“Did you always wear a cross?” I ask. “No.” Bowie murmurs. “I only started wearing one a couple of years ago. It came around that same LA period. I just felt I’d been pretty godless for a few years. It’s no great thing, just a belief, or let’s call it the usual force. Or God? […]Read More Bowie’s Cross: A Tool for Psychic Self-Defense?
Novelist Matt Haig has a memoir coming out on March 5, 2015, Reasons to Stay Alive, which has been getting a lot of press. I don’t know if David Bowie will prove a reason, and I am not being silly. I’ll explain below. I do know that there is every indication that Haig is a […]Read More Bowie Sighting: Matt Haig
Once upon a time Bowie owned a house called Mandalay on the island of Mustique, the subject of a scrumptious photo-essay in the September 1992 Architectural Digest. Google Mustique today and you will still find Bowie; the young Prince George vacationed on Mustique last week, where, Hello! says, he can “meet interesting people” maybe at David […]Read More On the Late Cat Turbo of the House Where Bowie Doesn’t Live