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  • Blue suits, kabuki face, spanking sparkling turquoise boots, never booted from the space station which was his heart, red-haired red-lipped Major, the zigzag lightning Ziggy, all galaxy, this formation like gender-bending skinny ectoplasm, this fashionisto remaining out of this world in a tin can, a sardine of one, looking down on the blue planet.

    Scribblemeister placating lyrics in a random genius way, pen on paper, designs on paper, mime, photomodel, wigman, stuck in a tin can rotating in the stardust. Offstage hero, doggie bar crawler, genetalia hider, styling Samurai, nothing terrestrial was alien to Bowie.

    Bow-wow, baby, we mortals are mere dowdies beside thee.

    Let's dance.

    As if in photo-magnetic druid days.

    I will wear you from my earlobes like glamorous electricity.


    (Photo by Susan, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, September 24, 2013, on the occasion of the "Bowie Is" mammoth massive two-floor exhibit--originally at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London--a hairblowing, mindflashing show of Bowie's costumes, personal handwritten drafts of lyrics, videos, promo films, music, acting, childhood, art studies, and on up through, in intimate rooms and huge wall-shown concert footage...[e.g. ...multiple concert versions of 'Heroes' playing at the same time....])
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