Happy Birthday David Bowie

Happy Birthday David Bowie!  

69 and still going strong with the release of his 28th studio album – Black Star.  His birthday #ootd is by Thom Browne.

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My kid and I in our Bowie shirts circa 2008
My kid and I in our Bowie shirts circa 2008
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Happy Birthday David Bowie

Cassette circa 1983
Cassette circa 1983

 

 

 

 

I already had Let’s Dance on vinyl but didn’t want to just tape my album.     I needed to have the actual cassette too.   I still had my Sony Walkman I won from CJBK a couple years earlier.  I loved the way the 5lb Walkman hung off my the waist of my jeans, and the way its spongey headphones  doubled as a hairband. This tape was a play/eject/flip/play/eject/flip/play/eject/flip/play kind of tape.  It was my favourite thing to listen to when I was 14.

Every January 8  I have celebrated David Bowie’s birthday in one way or another.   Listening to him, wearing him, getting my kid to wear him.  He once asked if I was married to David Bowie.  Where would he get such an idea?

My kid and I in our Bowie shirts 2007.
My kid and I in our Bowie shirts 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I’ll wear my Bowie necklace and listen to Bowie  at the Beeb – a fantastic compilation featuring a live performance from 2000 with a sexy version of Let’s Dance. 

Happy Birthday David Bowie,  with 30+ years of admiration and not-married-to-you-kind of love.

Angelique

Hello World!

Yearbox 1980-1984

Welcome to Under the Lids – a lighthearted look at life from my yearboxes.

I started to keep stuff around 1980. 

There was no rhyme or reason as to what I kept other than at the time, it was very important to me: concert tickets, movie stubs, rocks, a feather, clippings, notes passed in class…the list goes on.  Each year I started a new yearbox for no purpose other than to keep my stuff, and go back whenever I wanted.  About 20  years ago I organized the boxes, labelled them and put them in storage.

Who did 11 year old me have a crush on? (more like who didn’t she have a crush on).  What movies did 17 year old me go see?  What concerts did 28 year old me see with my then boyfriend/now husband?  What did 44 year old me do yesterday?

Take a trip down memory lane with me as I go under the lids for a nostalgic look back at music, movies, fashion, pop culture, and always a little bit of Bowie.

Angelique