08 January 2007

Happy 60, Mr. Bowie!

I admit it without delay, I quite like this guy... And today's his 60th birthday! Who'd have thought [that he'd ever get to be this "old"]... Here, with his wife, Iman. I loved it when they once were interviewed at a charity show - they'd just paid a zillion dollars for a pair of shoes (or diamonds?) or something - for the benefit of some charity. When asked if he'd expected this much publicity around it, he answered (tongue-in-cheek); "But of course. She's a super model and I'm a rock god..."

I've got all of his albums, at least up until around 1992, although I must admit that most of them belong to Børge... He's letting me keep them (until further notice!), though, as he hasn't got a record player :) And for the record (ha!) I really do sometimes play the old lp's. I saw him in concert once, in Oslo in -89 (?), and the t-shirt I bought still carries some resemblance to a piece of clothing, although I'm not quite sure you'd call it black anymore...

But my room isn't filled with Bowie posters anymore... (When I was in high school David Bowie and James Dean were looking at me from every angle of my room - every wall, door, shelf and ceiling...)

3 comments:

Claire said...

I had different posters, there was a James Dean postcard, but my walls were covered too. And once they were full, I started covering my ceiling.

Merujo said...

Ahhh, Bowie. I adore him. And frankly, I find him hotter now than I did when he was a youngster! (I must be getting old myself, eh?)

Chloe said...

happy birthday to the Thin White Duke. He is getting better with age.