Are You Lithuanian?

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 […]

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Bowie by Land: On the Road in the USA

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 […]

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