Archive for January 8th, 2010

January 8, 2010

Unidentified child assisting “Archie”, Melbourne, 1958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Blaskett, the voice behind Gerry G, witnesses a glimpse of the future when the alarming dummy Archie is privy, second hand, to an as yet unknown and unknowable form of ventriloquism.

January 8, 2010

Audience member, Bowie concert, 1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Well, he looks like a girl but he sounds like a man”

January 8, 2010

David Bowie, London, 1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ziggy communes with Telegram Sam, privy to yet another, uninvited moonage daydream.

January 8, 2010

Mick Rock, New York City, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traveling across time as well as space, Bowie’s most famous photographer communicates with his subject in a manner that, in 1972, would have truly blown everyone’s mind.

January 8, 2010

Paul McCartney, London, 1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mish… Mischele… Michelle

January 8, 2010

Poetry Reading, Greenwich Village, 1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Well, no-one told me it would have anything to do with bongos.  What are you doing now?”

January 8, 2010

John Lennon, Hamburg, 1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare image of John Lennon distracted during a performance at the Kaiserkeller Club.

January 8, 2010

Mia Farrow, New York City, 1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vidal Sassoon was but one indispensable accoutrement.

January 8, 2010

Nikita Khrushchev, United Nations, New York City, 1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier Khrushchev regrets, without quite knowing why, his availability beyond the confines of the UN Assembly.

January 8, 2010

Bill Bixby, My Favourite Martian, 1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socrates was the first philosopher to postulate that media technologies were not of this world.  Bill Bixby (a.k.a Tim O’Hara) unwittingly becomes, after Plato, his second amanuensis on the matter. In time he learns to love the alien.