I found a story in my bookmarks, forgotten there since before the Pizzagate phenomenon. I wondered (and checked) if David Bowie's relationship/encounters with teenage Lori Maddox had been discussed HERE. I'm providing one version of that story, to add to the pile of celebrity/artist notable finds.
Condolences (or apologies, if warranted) in advance to all Bowie fans. And ALL of you, please know: I DID search v/Pizzagate for "Bowie," and found a couple of brief references, but no dedicated submission, so here I am. There are so many celeb-pedo connections here, I thought it remiss, to leave David Bowie out of the big picture. Here's the article:
What Should We Say About David Bowie and Lori Maddox? Jezebel, Feb 16, 2016 | By Jia Tolentino, Filed under QUESTIONS
Should we say “raped” automatically if a grown man has sex with a teenager? Does it matter at all if the 15-year-old, now much older, describes their encounter as one of the best nights of her life? What is our word for a “yes” given on a plane that’s almost vertically unequal? Does contemporary morality dictate that we trust a young woman when she says she consented freely, or believe that she couldn’t have, no matter what she says? ...
The story widely recirculated after Bowie’s death was that he’d had sex with a 13-year-old, specifically the famous “child groupie” Lori Maddox (who was, by her account, 15 at the time of the encounter, and told Thrillist her story last fall). As the piece recirculated, people emailed us, saying that it was our political obligation to write that David Bowie had been a rapist, even a pedophile, too.
Just a point of interest, David Bowie had quite a few songs with space/celestial-themed titles: Space Oddity; Ziggy Stardust; Starman; Life on Mars; Moonage Daydream; Blackstar; The Stars are Out Tonight I don't know if this is meaningful to our cause HERE, but, to me, this micro-theme seems noteworthy.
I liked some of Bowie's songs a lot, but I now realize (all these years later), I was just hearing the music, and never listening to the LYRICS. Following, are some links to some of his MANY products, and to the lyrics, with some excerpts.
Four months ago, I wouldn't have thought about David Bowie, or the lyrics to his songs, in any depth. To me, he was just a pop-culture icon (with a bit of a questionable reputation), a huge presence on radio, and his hits were covered by bar bands galore. Even if I had payed attention to the lyrics years ago, I wouldn't have gathered any potential of reference to real harm towards humanity. And, even if I did, I'd have dismissed it as poetic creativity, outside of my capacity of (and interest in) understanding. If I had known the word "esoteric" back then, I'd have used that word to describe this art, without knowing the negative connotations that word brings, today.
Make of these, what you will:
The Stars (are Out Tonight) Lyrics
Stars are never sleeping, Dead ones and the living... They watch us from behind their shades, Brigitte, Jack and Kate and Brad, From behind their tinted window stretch, Gleaming like blackened sunshine. ... Their jealousy's spilling down. The stars must stick together.
We will never be rid of these stars, ... And they know just what we do, That we toss and turn at night. They're waiting to make their moves, ... Here they are upon the stairs, Sexless and unaroused. They are the stars, they're dying for you, But I hope they live forever. ...
They pulled in just behind the bridge. He lays her down, he frowns, "Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young?". He kissed her then and there. She took his ring, took his babies. It took him minutes, took her nowhere. Heaven knows, she'd have taken anything ...
All the way from Washington, Her bread-winner begs off the bathroom floor. We live for just these twenty years. Do we have to die for the fifty more?"...
And, ain't there a child I can hold without judging? Ain't there a pen that will write before they die? Ain't you proud that you've still got faces? Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry?
Under Pressure (with Queen) Lyrics
Pressure pushing down on me, Pressing down on you, no man ask for, Under pressure that burns a building down, Splits a family in two, Puts people on streets. ...
It's the terror of knowing, What this world is about. Watching some good friends Screaming, "Let me out!" ... Turned away from it all like a blind man, Sat on a fence but it don't work. Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn. Why, why, why?
Fame, makes a man take things over. Fame, lets him loose, hard to swallow. Fame, puts you there where things are hollow... Fame, it's not your brain, it's just the flame, That burns your change to keep you insane...
Fame, what you like is in the limo... Fame, "Nein! It's mine!" is just his line, To bind your time, it drives you to crime... What's your name? [whispered:] Feeling so gay, feeling gay? Brings so much pain?
Other references to David Bowie in this subverse:
RED SHOES: Podesta, Elton John, David Bowie, Hampstead Whistleblower kids, Paedophilia & the Pope (spidercatweb.blog) | submitted 17 days ago by WildCatScot
[Archived] Bowie's Blackstar; Probably nothing, but interesting (pizzagate) | submitted 4 months ago by [deleted]