David Bowie,  ah!

Picture in my desk at school.

Have the album cover of Hunky Dory in a frame in my kitchen.

On the loose theme of songs with stars in them. Here is todays contribution.

This is such a fine video…another advert from the rocking bass player ( never ever please can sideburns back into fashionable circles) Bowie is completely magnificent in this.

and then a fairly recent rendition ( 29 years after the original) with Bowie still looking and sounding gorgeous…I don’t think you ever get over your first crush and he was mine.

Back to  public transport, I have been collecting all my train tickets this year and here they are! (well most of them apart from the ones that went in the laundry)

 Having had a  Big Wellie blog last week, I had to share with you these silver wellies I saw on the London Underground yesterday. Wild and very shiny! But not a speck of mud on them anywhere.

I wonder if they have been anywhere near a muddy field. Perhaps they are about to go to the Glastonbury Festival, and get all loved and mudded up. At the moment they look like one of the cyber men’s footwear. Cool and very shiny. Would look great with a silver shiny shell suit! And in London you could get away with wearing an outfit like that and you would not get a second look!

SONG OF THE DAY – Starman- David Bowie









SONG OF THE DAY Life on Mars? -David Bowie

Now I have posted this song before, and I shall probably post it again, as it was the seminal track for my teenage years, and it never hurts to listen to it again! A model in how to write a sing about absolutely nothing, but it still moves me. I am adding a link  so you can find out loads of interesting anoraky facts about how this song came about!

 First of all a big heart out to all the Massachusettians affected by the tornado. A big thumbs up to Massachusetts who on this day 99 years ago became the first State in America to set a minimum wage. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legally recognize  same-sex marriage. So today we are flying a big flag for the State of Massachusetts. If you are not sure where it is, it is above New York on the East Coast, and Boston is  the Capital of Massachusetts….is there not a shortening for the state name, as a  mild dyslexic, I am finding it really really difficult to keep typing Massachusetts correctly!

Also 89 years ago in the U.S 1919 U.S.A. 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed women the right to vote, was passed by Congress. Six years before, on the same date, in England – Emily Davidson a suffragette ran out in front of King George’s  horse, at the Epsom Derby. She was trampled, never regained consciousness and died a few days later. Britain had given women over the age of 30 the vote a year before the US, but took 10 years before  to abolish the age qualification and put men and women on an equal footing.The first country to give the vote to women was New Zealand in 1893. So a bit of a holler for NZ too!

There! lots of useful and exciting facts about this day, the 4th of June.



I was once in a club in London called White Trash in about 1982 and someone said ‘David Bowie’s over there’…I turned round too late…he had gone! One of the most disappointing moments of my younger life, as I had and have been been a big fan…forever. He was the first and only man to have his picture in my desk at school.