illness as style

By Art Chantry:

David Bowie, the only rock star to ever take celebrity and turn it into a deep illness as a pure style. does that make sense?

—klaus nomi was 100% serious about his work. no humor at all. it wasn’t funny. bowie had a sense of humor. an ironic sense of humor. nomi wasn’t rock, either. he was german opera (from mars).—AC

sometimes i felt like bowie’s images were way more important than his actual music. he walked a narrow fence between two dimensions. the intense duality and the even more intense battle with his ‘self’ eventually took him down. poor chap. glad he’s still alive…. i need to go back and re-read susan sonntag’s “illness as metaphor.”…

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