Cracked Human

So here I am, watching “Cracked Actor” the documentary about David Bowie made by Alan Yentob back in ’74. It was one of the earliest “serious” TV programmes to make an impression on me. I think there was an accompanying article in the “Sunday Times” (when that was good newspaper – i.e. Pre-Murdoch). Bowie has killed Ziggy and is in the process of reinventing himself into the persona that will evolve into the Thin White Duke.Now I’m thinking “god he was thin” and “I was that thin back in ’74”. And this is just before he was kidnapped by Aliens and replaced with a less talented clone, or so some people would have us believe. And back then people had hair, real hair, bad hair, hair. These days, so many people, especially men in England, just go for the shaven headed look, which is not a good look, particularly if you have a lumpy head, with a Neanderthal brow. And if you have a Neanderthal brow and no hair, then you probably drive a white van. (The american equivalent is to have a mullet and drive a pickup). And my point is? Well none particularly, apart from the fact that Noel Fielding stole his persona for Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh, and “They don’t make ’em like that any more” and “Once Upon A Time, Music Meant Something”. Nighty night, Space Cadets.

~ by @mmonyte on January 12, 2008.

2 Responses to “Cracked Human”

  1. I thought your post funny.

    Weird to see David Bowie now as quite a decent actor. Lives a pretty normal life. Beautiful wife and children. Very different from those days in the 70’s.

  2. I believe your husband also subscribes to the theory that Bowie was snatched by Aliens in the mid-70’s. Seems the aliens have been buzzing Texas recently.

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