Pt.1 - How I missed BowieI remember seeing the Heroes video on telly and finding the music interesting, if the visuals a bit underwhelming. Then there was the Ashes to Ashes, which blew me away and which was oddly played a bit on Simon Townsend's Wonderworld (as was OMD's Souvenir) and this was a revelation. Back then, I was too young to buy records and was exposed to what my elder siblings brought home (Pink Floyd and Tangerine Dream on one side and Sherbert and Abba on the other), what was on Countdown and Sounds Unlimited and 3XY.
However, I was aware of Bowie through of several his singles that charted in Australia, but the only Bowie recording in our home was a copy of the Heroes LP that was rarely played. When I did play it, I only found the title track and the ambient Moss Garden attractive.
By the time that I was buying my own vinyl (Laurie Anderson's Big Science in 1982), Bowie had moved on to his most overtly commercial and pop era, which didn't catch my imagination. I only became aware of Bowie again when he covered I Know It's Gunna To Happen Some Day, so I listened to Black Tie, White Noise and wasn't impressed.
Only when he died and there was an outpouring of grief from all and sundry, highlighting his Morrissey-like importance to people's lives, did it occur to me that I was wrong in thinking that he was overrated. Of course, Bowie meant a lot to Morrissey, beginning 1972 when he heard Starman.
David Bowie sings Starman with future Your Arsenal producer, Mick Ronson.
|Autobiography pic from @TheRatsBack. |
More at http://torrhl.tumblr.com/post/137101013500/every-time-morrissey-mentioned-david-bowie-in
Pt.2 Does joining the dots expose reality?
Note what Morrissey says about Bowie in Autobiography: "... a sanity heralding a coming of consciousness... David Bowie is detached from everything, yet open to everything..."
This issue of consciousness is essential to an understanding of certain conspiratorial world views. Morrissey fan and friend, Russell Brand, has interviewed Davic Icke about these kind of things.
Like any good conspiracy theorist, let's play a game of joining the dots.
- Russell Brand is a friend of Morrissey and has interviewed David Icke in a supportive role more than once (even note the Bush = pedophile reference above, which is akin to a subplot in List of the Lost)
Mr Icke has also been known to bat with the Rat:
- David Icke praises some of Morrissey's statements on his website, so he's obviously aware of Morrissey and, since they clearly believe similar things, probably vice versa
- Russell Brand was married to Katie Perry, who uses the Eye of Horus, owls and other occult imagery in her visual iconography. They have clearly met.
|The Eye of Horus, seen recently on TTY: http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_151203_01|
Morrissey's owl eyes was itself a MW reference, where he noted the prevalence of similar gestures among pop stars. These gestures, which take various forms, are related to supposed Illumiaty symbols, including the Eye of Horus, the Minerval Owl, the Hidden Eye (or Illuminati One-Eyed salute) and the Third Eye. Conspiracy nuts have suggested that they are an in-plain-sight, sheeple-mocking reference to the supposed MKUltra Monarch mind control program, which apparently involves pop music stars creating alter-egos - from Ozzzy Osborne to Celine Dion, Tom Jones to The Biebsta!
|Even Rat's friend, Boy George!|
|Kisteeen Young (who worked with Bowie and Morrissey) with Eye of Horus make-up.|
Of course, Bowie and Morrissey have met, touring together and singing Cosmic Dancer, so Morrissey has had the opportunity to discuss such matters with him. However, their relationship had broken down, leading to a failure to pen an obituary on TTY (no matter how many times we've refreshed the News page since Bowie's death).
- But don't listen to me rattling on with nonsense and links, here's the truth about David "Starman" Bowie from someone who knows: