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David Bowie’s New Video For ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’

David Bowie and Tilda Swinton

 

David Bowie‘s  forthcoming album ‘The Next Day’ is almost here, and we have the video for the first single, directed by Floria Sigismondi.

 

The clip features David struggling with his normal, boring life with wife Tilda Swinton while still longing for his old rock n’ roll days. At least that’s the way I interpreted it. I also spotted model Saskia De Brauw as one of the women haunting his home. It’s pretty interesting, and well done, and I think it’s genius that he got Tilda to do this, seeing as how she’s pretty much his female twin.

Editor’s Note: Wow.  Firstly, leave it to Bowie and director Floria Sigismondi to exceed all expectations.  I think Brittani‘s observations of the video are good ones;  I do think, as with all art, it’s open to personal interpretation.

Was Tilda actually David’s wife–or was she a former persona within himself? Looking out the window, seeing the young Bowie, guitar in hand–and being troubled by the vision. Was Tilda representing the “semi-retired, house-husband”?  Tilda’s eyes later appearing to be the same as David’s? I feel they are one person.

Either way, the result appears to be the same; remembering what his life used to be like, along with the apparent stalking of the media (and fans) in his current life.

Bottom line? My heart is racing. – DivaJulia

Please give your thoughts on this intriguing piece of ART.

God Bless David Bowie. Oh, and class is officially IN SESSION, kids.

ESPN The Magazine’s 2012 ‘Body Issue’ – Brittani’s Take On Things

Ronda Rousey

 

It’s that special time of year when ESPN The Magazine treats us to their “Body Issue“, featuring some of the most talented and finely cut athletes out there. There are 22 athletes presented this year, with 11 of them representing the United States at the Summer Olympics. Note: This post is best viewed while listening to CSS’s “Music Is My Hot Hot Sex.”


Cover girl Ronda Rousey isn’t the first female MMA fighter featured in the issue, and the 5’6 beauty says people tend to have some misconceptions about girls in the cage. “Female fighters are not intense or aggressive. They’re way calmer than other girls. They’re more like hippies than warriors.”

Oh. Hey, Carlos.

 

Making a well appreciated appearance is Carlos Bocanegra, captain of the United States Men’s National Soccer team. If you want to catch some serious feels, check out the video of Carlos‘ shoot for the mag from ESPN.  (If only the camera had panned down just a couple of inches.)

LADIES!

The gorgeous ladies of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Opposite Destinee Hooker, standing at the far right, has the nickname of “Inspector Gadget” because of how far she can hit a set.

Wow, Danell.

 

Gymnast Danell Leyva won the U.S. Olympic trails, earning an automatic bid to London. Although his 5’7″ frame is small, it helps when it comes to competitions. When asked about the most impressive thing he could do with his body, “I’m also pretty flexible. As a male gymnast, you lose a lot of flexibility as you grow up, but I’m still pretty flexible.” I bet you are.

 

Candace. Daaaang, girl.

Basketball phenom Candace Parker had a daughter back in 2009 but you couldn’t tell looking at her photo. She said she thought posing for the mag again would be a “fun and great opportunity” because “It’s nice to see the body transform. I hope I can send a message that if you work hard, you can come back just as good as before.”

Oh, ROB!!!

 

Possibly my favorite group of photos comes from New England Patriot‘s Tight End (insert joke here) Rob Gronkowski. He has fun with some pinatas, and a pair of Hulk Hands but the smiley face pillow really does it. He decided to pose nude for ESPN because his favorite NBA player Blake Griffin did. God bless Blake.

Oksana? You're a bad ass.

 

Perhaps the most inspiring one comes from Oksana Masters. Originally from the Ukraine, she will be competing for the U.S. in mixed doubles rowing at the Paralympics. She is a bilateral above knee amputee due to birth defects and will compete with Rob Jones, a fellow bilateral above knee amputee who lost his legs in Afghanistan.

The “Body Issue” is already on newsstands where you can pick up all six covers.