B is for Bowie

B is for Bowie, David Bowie.  First hearing David Bowie was like a religious experience sneaking into my brother’s room a young child of 9 slowly raising the top of the line record player placing the album on to the turntable, gently placing the needle on to the record I was shaking with excitement.  Placing the headphones over my ears I gently fall back into the bean bag chair with the album cover in my hands looking deeply into the beautiful face of an Androgynous David Bowie as he sings about the journey of an alien rock star.  Bowie was like a demigod to me his voice, the lyric, and his ever present sex appeal made him a star upon my bedroom walls through all of his transformations.  He like Pete Townsend where my heartthrobs their voices touch my very soul making me pick up a pen and paper to write my poetry.  When we got cable in the late 70’s I was able to see him in The Man Who Fell to Earth a movie that introduced me to his talent as an actor, later I would see all his movies in a neighborhood theater in the dark dreaming of his hands touching mine as we walked along the streets of London.  I was blessed twice to see him in concert once when he was touring in 1983 on the Serious Moonlight tour  I was 16 and to this day it is in the top ten list of all time favorite performers to see live.  He was magnetic but most off all his fans it was like the United Nation (something that is still present).  I won tickets to see him again in 1987 Glass Spider Tour again I was blown away.  The man is still as beautiful to me as he was when I was a 9 year old girl sneaking into my brother’s room going on a journey through space and time with Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

For B I used the song Suffragette City from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album since was the first Bowie album I heard.  I had never heard the word Suffragette until this song it made me look it up and research the movement. In a way Bowie was like a history teacher in my youth. I found a picture of Suffragette women using Photoshop I colored it in then using picnik I added a border.  This is a digital image I constructed this is become one of my favorite forms of art.  Again enjoy the video and if you are a Bowie fan I hope it brings back pleasant memories as it does for me. 

Suffragette City

Hey man, oh leave me alone you know
Hey man, oh Henry, get off the phone, I gotta
Hey man, I gotta straighten my face
This mellow thighed chick just put my spine out of place

Hey man, my schooldays insane
Hey man, my work's down the drain
Hey man, well she's a total blam-blam
She said she had to squeeze it but she... then she...

Oh don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket
I'm back on Suffragette City
Oh don't lean on me man
Cause you ain't got time to check it
You know my Suffragette City
Is outta sight...she's all right

Hey man, Henry, don't be unkind, go away
Hey man, I can't take you this time, no way
Hey man, droogie don't crash here
There's only room for one and here she comes, here she comes


Oh hit me! 


A Suffragette City, a Suffragette City
I'm back on Suffragette City, I'm back on Suffragette City
Ooo, Sufraggete city, ooo, Suffragette City
Oooh-how, Sufragette City, oooh-how, Sufragette City, oooh-how

Ohhh, Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!

A Suffragette City, a Suffragette City
  Quite all right
A Suffragette City
  Too fine
A Suffragette City, ooh, a Sufragette City
Oh, my Sufragette City, oh my Suffragette City
Oh, Suffragette


atm1721 said…
Good Job Shean! You must stick with this...its as if we are riding in the passenger seat while you orchestrate your story through art forms and music...i love it.

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