I was in my local video store the other day when all of a sudden Labyrinth came on the display monitors. As I was waiting in line with my girlfriend and a copy of Dodgeball "a true underdog story" a woman in line ahead of me noticed the monitor and loudly questioned the store clerks, "Is that David Bowie"? One of them piped up and confirmed that yes it was, whilst the others laughed at the supposed spectacle of Mr. Bowie in such a role. I couldn't help but feel a little embarrassed at that moment being such a big fan.
It got me thinking though, that there must be moments in our daily listening and viewing of David Bowie's work that we feel a little embarrassed by some piece of it. Whether it's a song or a certain part of a song, or a part in a movie. Maybe it's just a particular look or gesture you once saw him make. It could be just about anything. What's made your Bowie Cringe-o-Meter register high or off the scale?
Try not to mention major bodies of work like albums and whole movies if you can ie: Tonight really sends shivers down my spine, or The Linguini Incident makes me run for the hills.
Remember it's not necessarily bad it's just embarrassing.
For me I would go with the Dancing in the Streets video. The sight of Mick Jagger and Bowie prancing around lip synching in bad outfits is something I wouldn't want anyone to catch me sitting around watching. I think it's made worse from the Bowie slept with Jagger revelation Angie Bowie made almost around the same time.