Jian Ghomeshi, the host of Q on CBC Radio 1 is a big fan of David Bowie. I am too. On Q, Jian had the chance to talk to two of the curators who created the original show for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London England. It was interesting to hear how they put it together having to pull from 10’s of thousands of artifacts. Thankfully, Bowie saved everything, but unlike you or I who might also save everything, his stuff matters.
If you go to Q’s Facebook page, Jian took a short video along with his comments. Jian being such a big fan probably knows more about Bowie than many of us. I posted a message to Jian and urged him to go back to the Exhibit and give us more visuals and more comments for those fans who won’t able to make it. The AGO in Toronto is the only stop in Canada and the next closest stop is Chicago. Seeing the exhibit through Jian’s eyes with his personal comments and back story, could be the next best thing; your own private guided tour.
I saw Bowie for the Ziggy Stardust tour. I was with my brother Dennis and his girlfriend and my cousin Ron. Bowie put on a spectacular show both musically and visually even though it was at a massive concert stadium in Detroit. Back then, Detroit was a thriving rock and roll city. I must be getting old(er) but I’ not sure whether I saw Bowie a 2nd time…I think I did. If I did, it was probably a concert in Vancouver because that is where I lived for 30 + years. I don’t often go see more than one concert by an artist, but I think I might have made an exception for Bowie.
“David Bowie Is” is much more than about his music. It shows how he created the music, the costumes, the fashion and the art. I can’t wait to go see the exhibit to get a chance to see inside the man as artist.