Civic Portraiture #32


David Bowie

11 comments:

Will Divide said...

Rochester, NY (my hometown) was once hell on musicians. Buddy Rich was busted for pot there (in his hotel room, as I recall), and in '65 the chief of police walked on stage during a Rolling Stones show to shut it down. Somehow I missed Bowie's arrest.

tristan said...

possibly the greatest rock portrait ever

Lex10 said...

WTF?

Lex10 said...

BTW yes, a triumph, Thomas.

Nate said...

Aristocracy reduced to rabble.

Christopher said...

d'oohh Davy..whad'ya do?
Is this a Man Who Fell To Earth tie in?..Its been so long since I've seen it..

swac said...

Aristocracy reduced to rabble.Indeed, the Thin White Duke had seen better days.

Like the aforementioned Buddy Rich, Bowie was busted for pot, along with Iggy Pop, in his hotel room after a concert.

Driving down mansion row in Rochester, you get the sense they take their propriety seriously, although these days you only have to go a couple of blocks from George Eastman House to find a Kentucky Fried Chicken where the employees are protected by a wall of plexiglas.

Tommy O'C said...

But they need the plexiglas when exchanging money and weed at Kentucky Fried Cannabis.

swac said...

How else would you get fried extra crispy?

Tommy O'C said...

That makes no sense at all.

Mac said...

Is Bowie hiding a cigarette case in his jaw? Or is this another poorly cropped mug like Oswald's? Just what really happened in Rochester?