more than a year ago I got this question emailed to me

to which i can finally answer today about a song i watched David Bowie perform on Saturday Night Live


I read your post about remembering David Bowie “singing in a sarcophagus“. I cannot find this video anywhere. No one other than you, me and one other person ever remember seeing this. I wonder if we all saw it “live” but the clip was cut out of syndication and just never shown again.

Anyhow, I even posted a youtube video asking for help in finding this. It actually frightened me as a kid. I am 40 now and just would like to see it again.

Thank you,


You can see Bowie do “The Man Who Sold the World” beginning at the 20 minute mark on the Season 5, episode 7 of SNL. The episode was hosted by Martin Sheen. Sheen was hyping a little art house film called Apocalypse Now.

Good performances by Bill Murray, Jane Curtain, and Lorraine Newman.

Bowie did three songs that night. The first one we have covered, the second tune Bowie performs in a a-line skirt, and the final song appeared to be some green screen trickery predating the Gorillaz by decades.

By the way, every episode of Saturday Night Live is now available on Netflix instant streaming thanks to Obama and generous subscribers like you.

update: SNL finally put it on YouTube


Quentin Tarantino’s Top 11 movies of 2010

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its nice to know that the director of todays most casually violent films was touched by the sweetness of Toy Story 3. when has the third film of a trilogy blown away the previous two in terms of quality of story? rocky III? army of darkness?

1. Toy Story 3
2. The Social Network
3. Animal Kingdom
4. I Am Love
5. Tangled
6. True Grit
7. The Town
8. Greenberg
9. Cyrus
10. Enter The Void (“Hands down best credit scene of the year … Maybe best credit scene of the decade. One of the greatest in cinema history.”)
11. Kick Ass

the only glaring omissions are Scott Pilgrim and Exit Thru the Gift Shop, but perhaps those are on the second half of his Top 20 which can be seen on his site once he works out some traffic matters.

slouching through bethlehem past

.. October 2010

wessside, oct 2
karisa had a housewarming bbq with her coworkers and bro

orpheum theatre, oct 3
lady gaga was the cherry on top of one of the best shows i saw all year:
yoko ono star studded mystery ride of peace n love

amsterdam, oct 6
JustAGirl assures me thru ink that we will be together again

shrine auditorium, oct 9
second best show i saw all year: arcade fire

spaceland, oct 10
best show i saw all year: monotonix

3 Clubs, oct 16
rocket rocked and the dude who played johnny cash was there

san francisco, oct 22
had a spectacular 104th birthday, even with the weird dramaz

fais do do, oct 30
first time checking out Vaud and the Villians – wont be the last