What's with the blue face on Tonight and Loving the Alien?

What's with the blue face on Tonight and Loving the Alien?

Joined: October 15th, 2003, 8:16 am

March 18th, 2012, 7:26 am #1

Does it have to do with saying something until your blue in the face?

An influence from the Smurfs?

Predicting Avatar?

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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"

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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"

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Joined: September 14th, 2007, 8:06 pm

March 18th, 2012, 8:56 am #2

It's just a direct steal off Gilbert & George.
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Joined: October 15th, 2003, 8:16 am

March 18th, 2012, 10:20 am #3

actually I forgot about that yes of course. I guess the Loving the Alien video ties in with the theme.


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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
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About challenge response systems"

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But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"

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Joined: July 8th, 2011, 7:30 pm

March 18th, 2012, 11:41 am #4

Visually, as already said, it is Gilbert & George all over, which is typical of Bowie all over. An old addage says " Show me a man's library and I will show you the man", With Bowie, one gets the feeling that the book laying open on the bedside cabinet is sufficient. That aside, I also believe that there is also a direct correlation between the blue face and traditional Indian religious iconography.
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Joined: August 13th, 2006, 4:16 pm

March 18th, 2012, 12:31 pm #5

shiva ... kali.


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March 18th, 2012, 3:49 pm #6

Does it have to do with saying something until your blue in the face?

An influence from the Smurfs?

Predicting Avatar?

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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"
The expression "you can pray till your blue in the face" comes to mind. Which is what he's doing in the vid. The song is about religon and race so ties in.
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Joined: December 19th, 2011, 9:19 am

March 18th, 2012, 6:38 pm #7

Nah! I'm going with the Smurf homage!
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March 18th, 2012, 7:46 pm #8

Does it have to do with saying something until your blue in the face?

An influence from the Smurfs?

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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"
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Love On.
Craig
Luv On Ya
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Joined: July 11th, 2004, 4:56 pm

March 18th, 2012, 9:36 pm #9

Does it have to do with saying something until your blue in the face?

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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"
After Let's Dance
Bowie didn't know what to do
and in fit of despondency
he painted his face blue.


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The next EMI Expanded Editions:
* What are your hopes for these releases?
* Let's have The Man Who Sold The World with the complete Paris Cinema Studios, Feb 5, 1970 radio concert, and the complete April 1970 radio session. Hunky Dory - add the complete Paris Cinema Studios concert, June 1971 in stereo, from the BBC Stereo Transcription LP if the master is lost!
* Any future live 1974 release MUST include a recording of Drive In Saturday from the early part of the tour, it's classic!
The next DVD release?
* Cracked Actor / Omnibus documentary must be released on DVD!

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Tiffiny Townsend | She's Got Issues | The She Creatures | My stuff, if you like bad singing
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Joined: October 26th, 2004, 8:15 pm

March 18th, 2012, 9:52 pm #10

For some reason, I always equated it with 'Screamin'
Lord Byron'/Screaming Blue Messiahs' and the 'scream/pray/deny til you're blue in the face' sort
of thing. Still do. But better left unanswered.
The bed coursing through space or a dimension at the end of the video is another enigma as well typical of the Bowie wierdness I like so much.
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Joined: December 2nd, 2011, 1:16 am

March 19th, 2012, 11:26 pm #11

Does it have to do with saying something until your blue in the face?

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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"
Don't know of the relevance, but he's blue faced in parts of the Reality epk
http://youtu.be/3LaytwgARx8
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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 2:02 pm

March 20th, 2012, 3:54 am #12

In the "DUNE" series by Frank L Balm?.... no, Frank Hebert, he
extensively refers to a drug called "the Spice" or "Melange" that extends life
and is a cross between a religion, commodity, and political power... anyone
will give their life to stake a claim n this geo-astronomical game of territorial monopoly.

Melange turns the eyes a deep & rich blue colour that glows. Maybe the Alien Lover watched too
many DeLaRentis films. ---- it WAS 80's output after all.

And Hebert WAS inspired by the Tuareg who incorporate Blue into their religo-cultural meaning.
Harconin anyone? And Sting gets stabbed in throat - Beat THAT for a happy movie ending !!

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<h1> PRAISE Muad'Dib!!!!!
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March 20th, 2012, 4:02 am #13

"The Man Who Fell To Smurf"


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March 20th, 2012, 11:43 pm #14

HA !
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March 29th, 2012, 5:12 am #15

The Thin BLUE Emperor?
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Joined: December 19th, 2011, 9:19 am

March 29th, 2012, 8:36 am #16

Smurfling!.......sorry, couldn't help myself!
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Joined: November 1st, 2008, 5:51 pm

March 29th, 2012, 9:19 pm #17

Da Thin Blue Emperor was suspected of being a SHOULDER SMURFER.

Yeah, Smurflings -- on fire. I don't want knowledge. I want certainty!
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Joined: October 15th, 2003, 8:16 am

March 30th, 2012, 6:29 am #18

Smurfing the Alien
Don't look smurf
Smurf only knows
Blue Smurf

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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"

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But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"

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Joined: December 19th, 2011, 9:19 am

March 30th, 2012, 12:31 pm #19

"believing the strangest thiiiiings, loving the smurfliiiiiing......." do you like my singing SoS? Show some love to the blue faced smurflings!
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Joined: October 15th, 2003, 8:16 am

March 30th, 2012, 4:35 pm #20

keep it up Tom

How about Always Crashing into the Same Smurf

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"Suspected of being a shoulder surfer
But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"

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But he didn't know from shit
About challenge response systems"

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