The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #4: The Real Bowie Says To The Imagined Bowie


Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

This is a collection of highlights from shows nineteen to twenty four, featuring Paul Kirkley on The Kids From Fame Again, Garreth F. Hirons on Sweet 75, Darrell Maclaine on The Brennan JB7, James Gent on When The Wind Blows by David Bowie, Ros Ballinger on Microsoft Explorapedia, and Jonny Morris on Jesta Giggle by The Barron Knights. Along the way we’ll be finding out why The Barron Knights should have covered T.V.O.D., where the whistling from Never Let Me Down was ‘borrowed’ from, which CDs you should never trust your car with, and which former member of Nirvana really loves accordions. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on Betamax Video Club talking about 1986’s cinematic highpoint Absolute Beginners, and an extra downhill slaloming surprise at the end…

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Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

If you’d like to help support Looks Unfamiliar, why not get one of Tim’s books? There’s Can’t Help Thinking About Me, which features plenty more about David Bowie, and is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. And all of the others. They’re all good.

You can hear the full version of my chat with Rich Nelson on Betamax Video Club about Absolute Beginners, as well as another appearance with me talking about Morons From Outer Space, here.

You can find Paul’s official website, with details of his series of Doctor Who books Space Helmet For A Cowhere. You can also find Paul on Twitter as @prkirkley. You can find Garreth’s previous appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – with the origins of the Piers Morgan Monster Munch outrage and some chat about ZX Spectrum game Saboteur – here and his own podcast Retrospecticus: The Simpsons And Modern History – Together At Last! here (which you can also find on Twitter at @_Retrospecticus). There’s also some festive chatter with Garreth about Malcolm McLaren’s early nineties oddity The Ghosts Of Oxford Street here. You can find Darrell’s Redbubble store here. You can find Ros, and details of her latest shows, on Twitter at @hurricane_ros and on Facebook here. You can find James’ We Are Cult website here, and follow We Are Cult on Twitter at @wearecultonline. You can read a Cult Q&A interview I did with We Are Cult here. You can find Jonny’s website here and follow him on Twitter at @jonnymorris1973.


David Bowie in Absolute Beginners (1986), as discussed by Tim Worthington and Rich Nelson in Looks Unfamiliar.

© Tim Worthington.
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