Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Artist,exhibitionist..or both?

Contemporary Studies...or 'CS' as we called it...was part of my course, 

when I was training to be a teacher. 

This covered a vast array of topics and for this we had to produce a  piece of work about

anyone or anything. There were no rules at all.

And so, when Nich was rummaging through all my old photos, on Sunday,

 I suddenly heard him say:

'Mum, did you have a bit of a thing for David Bowie?''

Oooh, the things that come out of the closet!!!

And there, in his hand, was this:

'A bit of a thing?'

 I should say so! ;-)

I have to admit that I was Bowie mad!

I knew all the lyrics; acquired all of the music

on either LP (!) or cassette tape (!)

I was one of the lucky...(or privileged!) ones to

have seen Bowie, on his 1973 Aladdin Sane tour, in Southampton.

An evening that I will never, ever forget!

I even bought some shoes, just like these and cut my hair

'in the style of'  ;-)

There was so much talk at the time as to whether David Bowie was an artist

 or whether he was an exhibitionist...

 and so my piece of work was  born!

I looked at the date at the end of my work

Somewhat fitting really!

He's certainly stood the test of time...

40 years on and still going strong!


Vintage Jane said...

Brilliant! I loved him then and now too. Are you going to the Bowie exhibition at the V&A? We were hoping to go early August but tickets sold out before I managed to confirm dates we are visiting London :(

KC'sCourt! said...

What you have written looks absolutely interesting.
Julie xxxxxxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

I was too busy bringing up a 6 year old and a 2 year old in 1973 to really take much notice of the music scene, but exhibtionist or not he has certainly stood the test of time.