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(The New York Times)   Here's your chance to see David Bowie's legendary costumes in 3-D   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2018-03-21 10:48:05 AM  
That was pretty cool.  Thanks, Subby.
 
2018-03-21 11:18:28 AM  
Very cool, even without the app.
 
2018-03-21 11:33:01 AM  
Went to see the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last Friday, really enjoyed it, great that this article gave up close views of the outfits. They gave you headphones that automatically bluetoothed into whatever part of the exhibit you were standing in front of.  He was brilliant on so may levels. Definitely go see it if you have the chance.
 
2018-03-21 11:48:56 AM  
awesome.  wish it toured; just went through a huge Bowie phase.  read acouple of bios.  tons of cool anecdotes and shiat.

one;  in the mid-late 80s, Bowie went to see a friend who lived very close to the alley where the 'Ziggy Stardust' cover was shot.  on a lark, Bowie says, "let's swing by, see how it looks now".  they go over, and there is a young gal holding a camera, staring reverentially staring up at the "K. West" sign which was still there.  Bowie walks up to her and says with a wink,  "would ye like a picture, love?"  her jaw literally drops, as david's pal takes several pix of the pair, david grinning ear to ear as she's dumbstruck.

in telling the story, the friend is like, "she was absolutely dumbstruck.  pole-axed!  frozen.  complete and utter frozen awe. She may still be there, for all I know...."
 
2018-03-21 11:50:01 AM  

tina451: Went to see the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last Friday, really enjoyed it, great that this article gave up close views of the outfits. They gave you headphones that automatically bluetoothed into whatever part of the exhibit you were standing in front of.  He was brilliant on so may levels. Definitely go see it if you have the chance.


Will do!
 
2018-03-21 11:50:11 AM  

rickythepenguin: awesome.  wish it toured; just went through a huge Bowie phase.  read acouple of bios.  tons of cool anecdotes and shiat.

one;  in the mid-late 80s, Bowie went to see a friend who lived very close to the alley where the 'Ziggy Stardust' cover was shot.  on a lark, Bowie says, "let's swing by, see how it looks now".  they go over, and there is a young gal holding a camera, staring reverentially staring up at the "K. West" sign which was still there.  Bowie walks up to her and says with a wink,  "would ye like a picture, love?"  her jaw literally drops, as david's pal takes several pix of the pair, david grinning ear to ear as she's dumbstruck.

in telling the story, the friend is like, "she was absolutely dumbstruck.  pole-axed!  frozen.  complete and utter frozen awe. She may still be there, for all I know...."


Now, that's cool.
 
2018-03-21 12:03:07 PM  

bobug: Now, that's cool.


another.....mid 70s, Bowie and John Lennon are on holiday in japan.  a kid runs up to  john and goes, "hey, aren'tyou john lennon?"  Lennon deadpans, "no....but I wish I had his money."  Bowie loves this retort so much he adopts it as his stock answer when he was 'spotted' in public.

a few years later Bowie is walking in NYC.  a voice calls out from across the street, "hey, aren't you david bowie?"  without looking, bowie hollers back, "no, but I wish I had his money."

bowie then notices from the corner of his eye, a person briskly walking towards him from the area where the voice called out.  feet away, this person shouts to bowie, "you fookin' bastard!  You wish you had my money!"

john lennon.
 
2018-03-21 12:18:35 PM  
What a farking annoying presentation style.
 
2018-03-21 12:22:38 PM  
So, we are still pretending Bowie wasn't a Nazi?
 
2018-03-21 12:53:04 PM  

mrsleep: So, we are still pretending Bowie wasn't a Nazi?


The guy who spent the last 25 years of his life married to Iman?
 
2018-03-21 12:53:31 PM  

tina451: Went to see the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last Friday, really enjoyed it, great that this article gave up close views of the outfits. They gave you headphones that automatically bluetoothed into whatever part of the exhibit you were standing in front of.  He was brilliant on so may levels. Definitely go see it if you have the chance.


Did you buy tickets in advance or when you got there? I wanna see this but debating when to go for minimum crowds..
 
2018-03-21 12:54:46 PM  

mrsleep: So, we are still pretending Bowie wasn't a Nazi?


What's wrong with you?
 
2018-03-21 12:59:53 PM  

mrsleep: So, we are still pretending Bowie wasn't a Nazi?


This is new to me? Source?
 
2018-03-21 01:38:11 PM  
Oh yes, the bisexual crossdressing art student rock star persona was just a ruse, BowieJones really wanted to exterminate the blues for more lebenraum.
 
2018-03-21 01:41:24 PM  
 
2018-03-21 02:01:25 PM  

loki see loki do: Oh yes, the bisexual crossdressing art student rock star persona was just a ruse, BowieJones really wanted to exterminate the blues for more lebenraum.


Exterminate the blues?
The album The Man Who Sold The World would like a word, for starters.
 
2018-03-21 02:09:31 PM  

What Fresh Hell Is This: tina451: Went to see the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last Friday, really enjoyed it, great that this article gave up close views of the outfits. They gave you headphones that automatically bluetoothed into whatever part of the exhibit you were standing in front of.  He was brilliant on so may levels. Definitely go see it if you have the chance.

Did you buy tickets in advance or when you got there? I wanna see this but debating when to go for minimum crowds..


Bought the tickets in advance, they are timed entrances, $20 weekdays (which I recommend, it was just crowded enough, I imagine weekends would be too much, we went at 12:45), $25 weekends. They tell you on website how many tickets are available at each time. Considering it's $16 just to get in the museum, you're basically paying an extra $4 bucks to see the exhibit-a bargain. Nice museum too.
 
2018-03-21 02:16:32 PM  
I'm just glad they didn't have the costume from Labyrinth in 3D.

NSFW

Crotch Magic - Tribute to David Bowie's bulge in Labyrinth
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2018-03-21 02:45:30 PM  

bobug: mrsleep: So, we are still pretending Bowie wasn't a Nazi?

This is new to me? Source?


He made a Nazi salute while coked out of his mind in Los Angeles, which was something that was stylish at the time for white musicians (See Clapton, Eric).

Unlike Eric Clapton, Bowie then abandoned racism, went to Germany to hang with his friends Neu!, Brian Eno and Kraftwerk, and went on to make SIX of the greatest albums in rock history- His Berlin Trilogy, The Two best Iggy Pop albums, and the first DEVO record, all during his rehabilitation.

As for the 3D models, very awesome, but I was hoping for a 3D version of the Lodger album cover I could rotate.
 
2018-03-21 05:57:12 PM  
Wessoman: He made a Nazi salute while coked out of his mind in Los Angeles, which was something that was stylish at the time for white musicians (See Clapton, Eric).

6 70's Myths about Bowie

"My interest in [the Nazis]," he told NME in 1993, "was the fact they supposedly came to England before the war to find the Holy Grail at Glastonbury... the idea that it was about putting Jews in concentration camps and the complete oppression of different races completely evaded my extraordinary farked-up nature at that particular time".

How he survived the 70's is a miracle, he was a majorly drugged out guy in to some really weird stuff.

/Would love it if that exhibit came to Los Angeles
 
2018-03-21 08:01:35 PM  
Go tix for June. My wife, who is awesome, still actively mourns Bowie. She is part of a FB group that does a semi-annual gift exchange. I'm essentially taking her on a pilgrimage. Can't hardly wait. Do they boot you out at an appointed time?

David did some things he likely regretted later in life, just like me, and probably just like you. But he made it much easier for a lot of awkward and out of place people to say 'Yeah, I'm weird. So what?'. That is a great gift to a great number of people.

We saw his last tour in Indy. I wasn't that excited for the show, but I was excited for her. I was expecting an oldies show, but his band was awesome and he really put the effort in to make things feel fresh and I really had a good time. I'll never be able to do enough for my girl, but at least I got her to the last chance to see him.

Now for the ask, and hope this doesn't turn into a threadjack. We'll be staying in Brooklyn for 3 days. My wife, after decades in the restaurant business, won't be able to walk long distances. If I could line up a few sightseeing opportunities to enhance the trip, I'd appreciate the chance to earn some always useful brownie points with her. We'll hit Battery Park area and likely take the Ferry. Any other Brooklyn or adjacent suggestions?
 
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