Tag: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars


It is never too early in the day to contemplate where we are without David Bowie. The popular adage that Bowie was somehow holding the fabric of the universe together feels more and more true, as the fabric of the universe becomes increasingly threadbare. It’s … Continue reading Starman


David Bowie predicted the fall of humanity. We all had five years left to live, he said. It wasn’t five years counting from June 1972, as it turned out, or from any other doomsday years since. It may still turn out that it will be … Continue reading Star

Moonage Daydream

I’m an alligator! I’m a mama-papa coming for you; I’m the space invader; I’ll be a rock’n’rollin’ bitch for you… So the gospel of the leper messiah blows open our minds. How much of our demand-to-be-who-you-are identity politics can be laid before Ziggy Stardust’s god-given … Continue reading Moonage Daydream