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Lorde’s Style Icons Are David Bowie & Grace Jones, Of Course

“The kind of clothes that I’ve found I like to wear over the past year and six months have all been things that make me feel powerful and strong. I wear a lot of pants. I wear a lot of long, structured dresses.”

In a chat with Vogue for their March 2014 issue, Lorde shared some of her fashion philosophies. The singer looks up to people “who have such a sense of themselves” within their style, like Grace Jones and David Bowie. Lorde is about the most self-actualized high schooler I know of, and that certainly comes across in her sartorial choices. She’s mentioned that her favorite designers are Comme des Garcons, Miu Miu, Moschino and Simone Rocha, but the singer also has a dog named Jimmy Choo — another favorite brand perhaps? In the past, she’s explained to Vogue how important clothes are to her musicality: Keep reading »

David Bowie Releases The Third Music Video Off His Latest Album, “The Next Day”

Tilda Does Bowie
Swinton stars in the video for "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)". Watch »
Bowie's "Space Oddity"
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Morrissey Disses Bowie
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Does watching David Bowie sit, strum a guitar, and stare menacingly into the camera for the better part of 3 minutes and 9 seconds sound like your idea of a good time? Well, it better, because I don’t want to know the person who answers no to that question. In stark contrast to the macabre religiously-themed visuals from the second music video off his new album, “Valentine’s Day” is pretty much just a video, rife with gun imagery, of a casually dressed David singing in a dungeon looking creepy as hell. It’s an appropriate and tasteful tribute to the song’s sensitive subject matter — the lyrics were inspired by the February 14, 2008 massacre at Northern Illinois University.

Freddie Mercury & David Bowie Sing “Under Pressure” A-Capella

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A New David Bowie Video
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Freddie Mercury and David Bowie Sing "Under Pressure"
"Under Pressure" Like You've Never Heard It Before

Today in things that are perfect: a recently unearthed recording of David Bowie and the late, great Freddie Mercury singing the Queen song “Under Pressure,” without a backing track, their amazing voices isolated for your enjoyment. I got chills. [Huffington Post]

Watch This: “Space Oddity” Is Even Better In Space

Chris Hadfield Space Oddity
"Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing left to do."

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been entertaining and educating all of us here on Earth with awesome YouTube videos and tweets during his five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. He returns to Earth today, but he made sure to leave us with a bittersweet farewell that is also the first music video ever recorded in space. As he tweeted yesterday: “With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.” [YouTube]

Mars Reality Show
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NASA drew a penis on Mars
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David Bowie’s Latest Star-Studded Music Video Is Totally Amazing (And Probably NSFW)

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Tilda Does Bowie
Swinton stars in the video for "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)". Watch »

David Bowie gets what David Bowie wants, and if that means having Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman star in his latest music video, then by God, that’s what’s going to happen. The Thin White Duke is at it again with this impressive video for the titular track from The Next Day, which you probably shouldn’t watch at work. There’s a couple of boobs in there. Also, Marion as church whore is my new style muse. [Vulture]

David Bowie Gets The Paper Doll Treatment

Androgynous Style
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Bowie's "Space Oddity"
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A New David Bowie Video
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David Bowie Paper Doll

What’s your favorite iteration of David Bowie? There’s been about a zillion of the: Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust. The “Ashes to Ashes” harlequin clown. That Weird Wizard/Goblin From “Labyrinth.” In any case, you can try out all of Bowie’s varied personalities via this awesome David Bowie Paper Doll drawing. Dress your Bowie up and take him out on the town — to the German cinema, or a hedonistic discoteque, or perhaps to an aristocrat’s lawn party (Thin White Duke loooooves that shit). Take your pick! (Larger image after the jump.) [This Isn't Happiness] Keep reading »

Morrissey Disses Bowie, Gets With Rick Astley Instead

In a busy Morrissey-filled week, sometimes important Morrissey Watch news items slip through the cracks. Like Morrissey’s burgeoning feud with David Bowie. It seems Bowie wasn’t too keen on Mozzer using a previously unreleased photograph of the two of them for the cover of the reissue of “Last of the International Playboys.” We’re sure Morrissey is writing a passel of scathing songs about it, and in the meantime, The Boy With A Thorn In His Side created an alternative album cover. This one features Moz-sticks posing with unlikely friend Rick Astley. May the never gonna give up each other’s deep affection. [Pitchfork]

Morrissey: No Meat
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Morrissey Hates Beyonce
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Morrissey vs. Daniel Day Lewis
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A David Bowie Video Starring Tilda Swinton Is My Idea Of Heaven

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Hell yes, finally a Tilda look we can wear ourselves! Read More »
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Poly Poster Girl
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Do you like androgyny? David Bowie? Tilda Swinton? Then you’re going to love this new Bowie video featuring all that and more. The incomparable Tilda and David star as a settled older couple who are rocked by their young, androgynous David Bowie Motherfucker neighbor. “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” directed by Floria Sigismondi, takes a poke at the idea of Bowie as the aging, settled rock star. David, Tilda, we will love you forever. [YouTube]

Kate Moss Channels Ziggy — Stardust, That Is

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He hired her for her "natural, always thin" look. Eek. Read More »
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Glamorous supermodel Kate Moss does the androgynous thing on the latest cover of Vogue Paris, where she evokes a Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie. Moss is pretty hot, and Bowie’s not too bad either, so the combination of the two on one cover is pretty powerful.

David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” For Kids

I absolutely love karaoking David Bowie songs. “Life on Mars” ranks highly, but nothing is quite amazing as “Space Oddity.” And now an illustrator named Andrew Kolb has made a picture book of the iconic song. And it’s awesome! The story of Major Tom is available in PDF form now, but if there’s enough demand Kolb will make a printed book. If he does, it will replace Goodnight Moon as the baby gift I always get for friends. Because planet earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do. [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »

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