I feel WORLDS better about myself when I can wear colder-weather clothes too (not from the same angle BUT)! ahh man we will Revel In It ♥
Right? Like I’m not even a huge fan of actually wearing clothes just due to discomfort (even without the warmth aspect), but I am a fan of not feeling dysphoric and also of looking fab. Which is very hard with summer clothes when you can’t wear skirts etc (I still don’t even own sandals just because I can’t find ones that aren’t ugly)
I spoke too soon tho cos I went out to get groceries and was like “I’m so cold. this is amazing. wow.” but on the way back was still sweating :[ I only v recently realised that those jokes about people coming home and immediately taking off their pants were not intended to be about being overheated.
Unrelated but this douchebag/acquaintance signed me up to get a free week at the gym, and out of spite, I think I will actually go. But ugh, more sweating :( Are short-sleeve button-ups appropriate to wear to a gym because that’s all I’ve been wearing this summer bc tshirts are the devil
I’m so glad it’s finally cold enough I can wear clothes when at home alone lol. This past week it’s been mostly chilly and I’ve had my windows open at all times so it’s stayed cool even during intense sunbeam hour. Like I can even wear trousers and not shorts and even socks sometimes!! and I didn’t appreciate this until now how this actually makes me feel so much better about myself to be able to just wear clothes? Everybody is whinging about the weather but u have not tried being Extra Sweat Transsexual for like 4 months solid
David Bowie - Starman (Live on Top of the Pops 1972)
It is difficult in 2014 to understand how truly significant this performance was in terms of its shock factor and cultural significance. In 1972, the image of a quite prettily made-up young man draping his arm delicately around the shoulders of his equally dressed up male bandmate was revolutionary. There are countless anecdotes of impressionable British youth watching the performance and feeling as if they were witness to the future—a new world of sexual ambiguity and subversive, androgynous beauty—all while their disapproving parents looked on. The performance is cited by many as an early sexual awakening, the first glimpse of the possibility of an existence outside prescribed norms of gender and sexuality.
“Starman” was the lead single off of Bowie’s 1972 masterpiece The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which is a concept record following the story of a Martian rock and roller named Ziggy Stardust who brings a message of hope and sexual liberation to the people of Earth. “Starman” describes the moment when Ziggy transmits his intentions to the radios of the planet’s youth. The song is intentionally reminiscent of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz and functions as a kind of 1970s science fiction version of Dorothy’s dreamy longing for another world. But rather than Dorothy being swept up into a bizarre, new realm, the bizarreness instead is an outside force invading our own world, disseminating its message across the planet. The alien invasion foretold in the song is actualized in Bowie’s own invasion of the television sets of an unsuspecting British public, and his message is not quite of hope, but of revolution.
Bowie had specifically set out to craft a rock and roll revolution. As he would go on to say in 2002, “For me and several of my friends, the seventies were the start of the twenty-first century.” It is Bowie’s acute social awareness that made his revolution a success. He was able to embody the shifting notions of gender and sexuality not only emerging in the early 1970s but also which would continue to develop on into the new century he was looking to herald. Ziggy Stardust had landed.
this photo’s a month old anyway I downloaded skype which I haven’t used in like 3 years and it’s definitely giving me unpleasant flashbacks but I only ever used it for messaging, however due to a) transitioning more b) having the technology c) better dealing with anxiety d) living alone I can probably do video chats now if anyone wants, well not just anyone but you’d know who you are :~)