Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday: The King & The (Thin White) Duke

January 8th gave us two of the greatest. These two formidable Capricorns, always up for a good challenge, reached the highest levels of success at everything they set out to do. Not surprisingly, there have been parallels along the way. Both powerful solo artists made sure to exceed anyone's expectations on stage. Both handsome, talented men made smooth transitions into films. Neither would thwart controversy, instead opting to court criticism in favor of staying interesting. 
Still moving us from the great beyond
Both continue to enjoy equally passionate fandom from either gender (which can be rare.) Men and women unconditionally admire, emulate, respect and adore both Elvis Aaron Presley and David Jones/Bowie. The King still manages to rule us from beyond. And we're lucky to have the otherworldly Duke in our midst. 
David Bowie in Nicolas Roeg's 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'
Happy birthday to The King who continues his reign –– and The (Thin White) Duke who fell to Earth and here remains.

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