During last Sunday's webcam and chat - one of Bootlovers.com most cherished members (because he grabs all of those awesome cam images) - Ghost - asked me what I was listening to lately.
Well - that's kind of all over the place. Tool, Cirque du Soleil music - I've been really big on the Layer Cake soundtrack lately (great film). Seriously - I'm an ex-college radio DJ - my musical taste is all over the place. I can go from death metal to trance to industrial to new age soundtrack while I'm cutting up vegetables for dinner.
But the musician who will always have my heart? David Bowie. I had a poster of this man up on my wall when I was **12**. How's that for 'influence'?
While I know in my heart of hearts that he loves tall Nigerian supermodels - I'm still hoping he will run into a short, blonde, tattooed Canadian and become my adoptive dad.
It's not even a 'sex' thing with Bowie - I just want to sit in a room with him and share eyeliner tips.
Hey - we live in the same town and are both decidedly eccentric - anything can happen:)!
Anyway - I'm not 'big' on buying CDs ever since the RIAA went on a witch hunt - I haven't bought a CD in two years. A friend bought me the latest Tool CD as a birthday present last year and I almost bit his head off! Then I apologized - but explained the situation.
I don't think people should be punished because the RIAA are living in 1974, so I refuse to spend money on anything that could end up in their pockets.
But - at the same time - I don't want to risk being hit with a $3000 fine because I downloaded a song - so I download (bootlegged) live copies of a track instead. Something that is not on the 'official release' roster that the RIAA could target.
So here I am doing what I do, with earphones on and music playing in the background - because I hardly ever actually *watch* the video part of the songs.
But tonight I was dealing with technical bullshit, and had the video playing while waiting for things to update.
And...OH.MY.GOD. I can't believe I didn't notice this before. It brought back my teenage crush so hard that I lost my breath!
Bowie is wearing high-heeled boots in this clip, people. On television - for the world to see! The boots are under his slacks but if you LOOK - you'll see them!
While I consider myself quite good at tracking down images of my favorite women, I cannot keep an eye on everyone! So every few months, I post a wishlist - hoping that one of our readers is a fanatic of one of the women I mention.
These are requested images for my own personal collection - it doesn't mean they will appear on this blog. You know that I rarely post 'low res' images, unless they are insanely rare. So - to the fanatics - please do not think the images have to high quality. These are for ME.
My current obsessions:
Angela Gossow (lead singer of one of my favorite bands, Arch Enemy). It's unlikely that she will be posing for a Maxim cover anytime soon (and I love her all the more because of it). Any pictures of this Lady in boots/gloves/leather will be appreciated.
Cristina Scabbia (lead singer of Lacuna Coil - pictured above). While there are several images of Cristina posing in 'street boots' - and yes, I have most of them - I'd love to find more.
Otep Shamaya (lead singer of Otep). I made the mistake of pre-judging this band because the lead singer was 'too pretty'. I was wrong. I've only started collecting on her, so any contributions will be appreciated.
Lee Aaron. She's outgrown the 'Metal Queen' image she had in the 80's, but I know she did at least two 'boot' oriented photoshoots in Canada back in the day. C'mon Canadians! Some of you MUST have the pics in your collections! I worshipped this Lady when I was in highschool!
This picture of Monica Bellucci that I posted a couple of months back. You have NO IDEA of the number of hours I have spent trying to find a higher res copy. Fashion and fan sites have been a dead end so far. HELP!!!!
And if you were daring enough to click on all of those YouTube links, here's another one to check out. No loud 'metal' - far from it - but some (including me) consider this one of the most beautiful and haunting videos ever made: Sigur Ros - Untitled #1. It was directed by one of my favorite 'avant garde' artists, Floria Sigismondi of Canada.