Thanksgiving Is Ruined

The Personal is Political. The Political is Personal.

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February 04, 2017
on the crappy informational sources of the rich and powerful

Tracey Emin: You've been involved with projects on the net right from the beginning. Is this due to your superstar status? I'm sure it's difficult for David Bowie to pop down to the shops and buy a newspaper, so is the net a good way of keeping in touch with life on an everyday level? 

DB: "Difficult to pop down the shops?" Blimey, Trace! It's delightful and yet a bit worrying that you are as much a victim of the Tabloid Nation as anyone else. I must really scrutinise your work a little more thoroughly.  After all the front pages and column inches that you have engendered, is it really a problem for you to pop down the shops? For me, living in downtown New York and without the all-pervading British press on 24-hour call, it's a nonexistent problem.

from the transcript of a 2001 conversation, viewable here

"delightful and yet a bit worrying"  Sigh, we shall never see his like again.