The Man Who Styled The World...
As you know from the piece that appeared in the news yesterday, us sniffy Brits (I've got your number son, recognise that style anywhere!) have voted David Bowie Most Stylish Man of the Year. In celebration of these annual awards, GQ magazine have produced four different covers, one of which our man Bowie glares most stylishly from. The three other 'Men' that each adorn a cover are Richard Ashcroft, Johnny Vaughan and, erm..., Liz Hurly!
A four page piece inside the magazine puts David forward as the 'New Sinatra', a comparison that our favourite crooner is not wholly uncomfortable with: "I do relate to Sinatra in that my tours are getting fewer and fewer. I don't tour just for the sake of touring any more. If you see me live these days you know I want to be doing it." Not many reading this could disagree with the latter part of this statement, isn't it obvious he is having a ball?
Elsewhere in the interview David gives a forthright assessment of awards in general: "The question I always ask is: would I have been given this award if I didn't do the interview and photo session?...I'm not one for awards at all. Most of the music awards are on the basis of, if you turn up, you'll get it. And I say, fine, I don't want it. If you want me to have it, give it to me and I might surprise you and turn up. Otherwise, f*** off! But if your readers have chosen me...then I feel privileged, it's pretty marvellous." Here! Here!
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)