because what mattered were the stars

Earlier this year, on a granite paving slab in Mossgrove garden, I pasted an old newspaper page with an image of David Bowie alongside a black star. This temporary art has now faded. Yesterday I pasted another old newspaper page on top of David Bowie. This page reported the queues in Edinburgh in 1983 as young folk tried to get tickets for Bowie’s latest concert. I recall some of my school friends from Firrhill High School bunking off to queue for these tickets!

Faraway folk:

To play this short film please click here or on the image above.

Audio credit: Tilda Swinton – Radio Scotland, 29 November 2022 – a champion of film archives.

Music credit: Queen Bitch [Demo] – David Bowie

In May 1987 I travelled overnight from Aberdeen to Sunderland for a concert by David Bowie in Roker Park [stadium of light].

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