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July’s Honorary Lady: David Bowie

September 6, 2010

The “Honorary Lady” is a monthly feature we do on Girl Germs in an effort to discuss the boundaries that come attached to a radio show devoted to female artists. We wish to challenge what it means to be a girl or lady, and to recognize that artists who fall outside of this gender definition do make huge contributions to the music and culture we celebrate on the show. You know July’s Honorary Lady, and you no doubt love him. He is none other than David Bowie, one of the most groundbreaking (and gender-challenging) artists of our time. Besides being one of the all-around best singers and songwriters ever, he’s played with the ideas of sexuality, androgyny, gender roles and traditional femininity/masculinity in his music, image and personal life, all while staying true to his artistic vision. Bowie remains just as relevant today as he was back in the ’70s and has been a huge inspiration to ladies, gents and everyone in between.

And, hey – all that aside, we really, really, love Labyrinth

http://www.youtube.com/v/louXPUW7tHU?fs=1&hl=en_US

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