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.
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?
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.
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.