Is That David Bowie Over There? Probably Not.


The reason why it’s not is that it is far more likely to be Professor Will Brooker these golden years.

You see the Prof is living for a year as David Bowie and is looking to cover his life from the Ziggy Stardust days up to the Thin White Duke. Before you ask, he is a real Prof and he teaches film and cultural studies at Kingston University in London.

His plan is to spend a few months at a time living like Bowie – eating what he’d eat, reading what he’d read and going to the same places he did at the various times in his life. Brooker said, “The idea is to inhabit Bowie’s head space at points in his life and career to understand his work from an original angle, while retaining a critical and objective perspective at the same time.”

He even plans to watch the films and the like that Bowie would have done as well as going for some crazy sleep deprivation. Of course the one big draw back in all this study is that, as a respectable academic, he is going to have to by-pass the cocaine years along with any other such drug taking. One would have to say that this is a serious omission in attempting to understand the life of Bowie!

Professor Will Brooker

Professor Will Brooker

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