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Professor will live as David Bowie for a year (Mick Jagger not in on the plan)

by | 19th, August 2015

3rd July 1973:  Adoring fans reaching out to touch the hand of the English pop star, David Bowie, during the concert at the Hammersmith Odeon where Bowie announced that he was retiring his alter-ego 'Ziggy Stardust'.  (Photo by Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

3rd July 1973: Adoring fans reaching out to touch the hand of the English pop star, David Bowie, during the concert at the Hammersmith Odeon where Bowie announced that he was retiring his alter-ego ‘Ziggy Stardust’. (Photo by Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

 

Will Brooker, a professor at Kingston University in London, has a new experiment: he will live as David Bowie for a year. He will do some “method acting” as Ziggy Stardust, dress up in the garb of Bowie’s various other incarnations (Bowie, of course is the alter ego of the private David Jones), immerse himself in mid-1970s culture to enter Bowie’s mindset, do his best not to confuse and worry Iman, Bowie’s wife, not use her persona to attract groupies, and partake of the singer’s milk and red peppers diet, omitting the cocaine.

Says Brooker:

“His mansion in Beckenham has been demolished, for instance, and I’m unlikely to have a fling with Mick Jagger.”

Although a few Jagger tribute acts might be up for it.

“However it is possible to engage with and get a feel for his experiences without immersing oneself to a dangerous extent.”

Mr Brooker, we salute you, but not like Bowie’s alleged 1976 Nazi salute.



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