February 12, 2016

"No one else could make this work, and there will be plenty of people who say she should be listed among those who tried and failed..."

"... but this, to us, is the essence of Tildaism."

Top-rated comment: "David Bowie may be gone but hopefully we'll always have St. Tilda."

17 comments:

Limited blogger said...

David Byrne already did that in 'Stop Making Sense'

coupe said...

My eggs, bacon, and SOS tried to come back up...

Ann Althouse said...

Remember Hillary's giant-gaping-collar costume?

I demanded an explanation and Tilda gives the explanation.

It's something that can be done, but possibly only by Tilda Swinton.

Bill said...

I think Tilda has Plantagenet ancestry; if so, it shows.

YoungHegelian said...

Well, I'm glad to know the space aliens are friendly.

Oso Negro said...

It is reminiscent of Bowie's costume in the "Ashes to Ashes" video. Or maybe that chick from the capitol city in Hunger Games.

MaxedOutMama said...

A woman dressed as a man dressed as a woman? Was this a costume ball, or something of the sort?

David Begley said...

I'm sorry I have no idea who Tilda is and I won't Google her/him.

MaxedOutMama said...

Maybe a statement on androgyny?

Well, since politics is driving the blogstress to videos (possibly cat videos by the time of the final debates), I nominate Joan Jett's Androgynous:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uFg7ns_XmU

Hunter said...

I suppose the Bowie mention warrants a link to The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Definitely kindred spirits, those two.

As for the outfit, it doesn't work on anyone. Not even Tilda Swinton. The thing is that Tilda, like Bowie, is simply outside of the rules. If you're Bowie, then you can paint your face and wear an eye patch. If you're Tilda, you can wear... that thing.

Hard to say why, but that's how it is.

Bay Area Guy said...

AA: Remember Hillary's giant-gaping-collar costume?

Are you kidding? That Ming the Merciless look gave me much mirth for months!

Sigivald said...

I agree with the doubters; that doesn't work, even on Tilda Swinton, who I typically adore.

EMD said...

Looks like doll clothes on her.

dustbunny said...
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dustbunny said...

They were not, as some people claimed, the same person. Unless David metaphorically killed off Bowie in order to just be Tilda all the time. It's exhausting to have two families.

Unknown said...

The egg shaped general(?) in the 5th Element. Above the waist anyway.

CWJ said...

Linited blogger wins the thread right out of the box!!!