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Bowie’s Little Secrets Revealed on Birthday

Two years ago, when David Bowie turned the
half-century mark, he commemorated the event by jamming at Madison
Square Garden with some of his more famous musical friends — like
Sonic Youth, Billy Corgan and the Foo Fighters — at a show that
was supposed to see the light of day as a live album.

This Jan. 8, Bowie celebrated his birthday with much less fanfare:
he was holed up in a New York studio during a snowstorm with his
wife, Iman, who was doing a live chat on BowieNet,
the rocker’s recently launched Internet service provider.

Lucky for Bowie-watchers, the Thin White Duke showed up late (or so
they said) and Iman spilled the beans — or the Osso Bocco (his
favorite dish) — on the domesticating of Ziggy. Fans pulled few
punches and asked whether or not her parents were upset that she
married a white man. (“No my family did not object. But obviously,
they would have preferred me to marry a Somalian, but they’re very
happy for me and David as they are aware and see we are very much
in love.”)

Voyeurs found out that the couple regularly paint each other’s
toenails, Iman hates any of David’s hairstyles that look like
they’re styled, and that she makes him go outside to smoke. Bowie
revealed that he’s in regular touch with U2’s Bono (“He’s a very
nice guy and always sends me rather lovely books. And I recommend
paintings to him.”), but not whether he has plans to work with the
singer. And finally, the lovely Mrs. Bowie not only revealed that
dear David leaves the toilet seat up (“All men do.”), but that
“their song” is Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” Aw …

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