➤ Bowie as the human equivalent of a Google search

➢ David Bowie’s role was an unlikely form of education for a teenager in thrall to the Zen-master popstar – Paul Morley recalls his influence in The Telegraph Review, March 2, 2013

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Today’s Telegraph Review cover

When I was a 15-year-old David Bowie fan in 1972, Bowie was for me a kind of teacher, so much more inspiring and motivating than my real teachers. In the middle of a mundane, mainstream world that limited possibility, his explosive mind and the way he represented it through sheer otherness suggested everything was possible.

He was the human equivalent of a Google search, a portal through which you could step into an amazing, very different wider world – if he mentioned in an interview, or referenced in his work, someone like Andy Warhol, Jean Cocteau, Antonin Artaud or Marcel Duchamp, I would immediately want to find out what he was talking about. He flooded plain everyday reality with extraordinary, unexpected information, processing the details through a buoyant, mobile mind, and made intellectual discovery seem incredibly glamorous. He helped create in my own mind a need to discover ways of making sense of both the universe and the self by seeking out the different, the difficult and the daring… / Continued at Telegraph online

➢ Riddle of the train Bowie could not have taken in
Where Are We Now?

➢ 2013, The Bowiesconti proxy has spoken – Shapersofthe80s translates revelations from the Visconti interview

➢ David Bowie is the enigmatic title of a retrospective exhibition drawn from Bowie’s personal archive. Opening March 23 it has been extended to August 11, 2013, at the Victoria & Albert museum, London SW7 2RL. Book online, in person at the museum, or by phone +44 (0)20 7907 7073 where you will spend a lifetime on hold.

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