Monday, 20 August 2007

Ziggy lives!!

Well, I am back in Brussels after a Space Oddity in the old home town. Before I went, Fast Eddy and I were in the bar attached to the puppet theatre in Brussels. There must have been a show on as the place was empty and we went right through to the back and sat down. The (very young) barman, after ascertaining that we were English asked us if we wanted some music on.

Us: Yes please
Barman: What would you like?
Us: What have you got?
Barman: Jaz, Rock 'n' roll....
Us: Rock 'n' roll please
Barman: David Bowie?
Us (in shocked amazement as both big fans): Yes please!
Barman: What period?
Us (pinching each other to check it wasn't a dream): 70s please
Barman: No problem

We spent a hunky dory hour or so with the Bowster, the puppets and some good strong Belgian beers, then Lady Stardust and Aladdin Sane rolled home to continue the experience in comfort.

We felt like the man (and woman) who sold the world!

Only in Brussels!!


PI said...

I love Bowie and his many personas, but he once embarrassed me in 'The man who fell to earth' by baring his all, when I had my teen-age son with me.

Scouse Doris said...

Hi Pi
Yes indeed - I have the film on DVD would you believe. Unfortunately his film acting was never as good as his music but he made a brilliant alien, just played himself I believe.

Honey said...

lovely and great bar that, I've never seenm it quiet..

MKWM said...

Chez Toone, very good choice, Doris. I've seen it quiet but never had that special treat!

Scroblene said...


You're back you little angel you!

OK; now sing the 'Dam Busters' without the tear in the eye!

What were the words, I expect a blog item and no less!!!

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Get yer coat, Doris, you've pulled.

Your puppet story has got me singing "The Lonely Goatherd" from ... yes you guessed it, The Sound of Music!

Fast Eddie said...

That's how it happened, folks