"When Bowie played ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’ live, he extended his reach to the crowd as he sang, “Give me your hands, because you’re wonderful, Oh, give me your hands…” “It was a loving moment, and a political one,’ says critic Mikal Gilmore. “It was the offering of unashamed embrace and encouragement. Quite a gesture for a man who denied he had any warmth inside him."
Dylan Jones (2012) on the subject of Bowie’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’ - When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie and Four Minutes That Shook The World. (via andsheshookedtothesilverscreen)
"Now “tribal trends” are totally “in.” You can walk into any store in the mall and see “Native” imagery everywhere. As a Native person, when I look at them, I can’t help but remember the not-so-distant past when my people weren’t allowed, by law, to wear these things. It’s such a constant reminder of the colonial power structures still in place. Back in the day, white people had the power to take away our culture, and now they have the power to wear it however they see fit. These are our images, our cultural symbols, yet we are completely powerless to have control over them."