Post-pastoral Bowie

And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green: And was the holy Lamb of God, On England’s pleasant pastures seen! There’s a great scene in The Man Who Fell to Earth when Mary Lou [Candy Clark] takes Thomas Jerome Newton [Bowie] to church with her down in Artesia, NM. The pastor […]

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Bowie Behind the Wheel

“I’m the bravest driver, sit by my side I’ll drive you so wild if you sit by my side” —–Rupert the Riley, 1970 Bowie’s Riley car, Rupert, proved not to be as fond of its driver as he was of it. As Bowie explained in an interview with Dominic Mohan in 2003: “It was an old […]

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