David Bowie the Dreamsicle
Mary the guest poster and proprietor of the highly entertaining/mean blog Rip It to Shreds here- you may remember me from such posts as "lonelygirl15 is a filthy fraud." Anyway, I am here to present a music vid of my own personal teen idol, David Bowie.
If only youtube were around in my day- back then, I just downloaded my David Bowie videos from Kazaa, and they were few and far between. However, I think I watched each and every one I did posses about a million times, particularly this clip of Iggy Pop and Bowie on the Dinah Shore Show, which was pretty much the apex of coolness, particularly because Bowie acts like such a weird fag in it, however briefly. (Also amazing was the Life On Mars video, in which he wears a sea-green suit, blue eyeshadow, and pink lipstick.)
I never did see this Boys Keep Swinging video, and that is a pity, because watching it sort of makes me a born-again Bowie fanatic, all nostalgic for the teenage lust that swelled in my heart when watching thirty year old clips of this jumpsuited and coked-out dreamboat. I mean, look at him! Look at his little dancing! Look at his eyeliner! The lyrics are beyond amazing, and the weirdo wax dummy/drag part at the end is the height of artistic pretension/camp/triple hottness (despite the fact that he makes a surprisingly fugly woman.)
After watching this clip, I did indeed sink back into teenage mode, watching both this surprisingly funky version of Stay, and the below Starman clip, in which he wears a glorious, skintight, technicolor jumpsuit and sings with an equally jumpsuited Mick Ronson. Oh man, it's all so cute I might to have to start signing "David Bowie is God" on all my letters and pasting photos of Ziggy Stardust on my locker.