Other than being two of my favorites, David Bowie and novelist Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials, The Book of Dust) have nothing much in common beyond having been born in post-war England within a few months of each other (1/47; 10/46). That, and having interesting minds and reading widely. Now I find that BBC One, […]Read More Playing Favorites: Bowie-Yentob-Pullman
I’d always assumed that the “Are you Lithuanian” scene in Nicolas Roeg’s film of Walter Tevis’s The Man Who Fell to Earth was an episode of Roeg-ishness, a dialog equivalent of some of the odd visuals in the film. And then I read Walter Tevis’s novel. And, yes indeed, Bryce, the chemical engineer, does ask […]Read More Are You Lithuanian?
When Bowie wouldn’t fly at all in the early 1970s, or with reluctance, after September 11, 2001, he made his way across America by rail and on its highways. Limos In June 1974, Bowie, Coco, Stuey George, were driven by limousine chauffeur Jim James to Montreal, a 9-hour trip. Later that year, Tony Mascia (born Anthony DeMassi […]Read More Bowie by Land: On the Road in the USA