Tuesday Tunes (+ a little Gary Oldman…)

David Bowie’s new song, “The Next Day,” features Gary Oldman as a priest, Marion Cotillard as a prostitute-turned-saint, lots of blood squirting everywhere, a blind woman with her eyeballs sitting on a tray in front of her, and most curiously of all, no discernable chorus. You’d think a song that bizarre would feature at least something you could sing along to, but it’s weird: every time I’ve watched it my brain has blocked out the background music. I guess it’s trying to process how gorey the rest of it is, and is distracted by Mr. Sexypants himself, Gary Oldman. Even as a weird priest with a hair-style reminiscent of Dracula, dude’s still got it.

Warning: graphic and weird.

I was hesitant to even post this video because it does just give me the heebie jeebies, but a) my last Tuesday Tunes was about the Backstreet Boys, I have to redeem myself, and b) it’s been waaay too long since I posted about Gary Oldman, and the last time I did I might’ve broken his heart by telling him we had to see other people.

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I’ve gone particularly, what’s the word?, bonkers the last few days pinning pictures of him. Some of you are taking it better than others (ahem, Sue).


In case you don’t follow me, and even if you do, here’s a smattering of what you can expect:



You’re welcome.

18 thoughts on “Tuesday Tunes (+ a little Gary Oldman…)

  1. And this is different in the weird factor from any other David Bowie video how?

    And this is different in Erin’s love of GO, how? You were just resting a bit. I’m just gonna pass on clicking on that link if you don’t mind. ;)

    But man, he has good hair.

    1. Hahahah, fair enough. Same stuff, different day! HE DOES HAVE AMAZING HAIR. And yes, that deserved all caps because you’re so right! xo

  2. The number of photos you have been pinning is still a trickle compared to all the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings pins that show up in my feed every day. ;)

  3. hmmm, i cannot say that i understand that video at whatsoever, but marion cotillard is so gorgeous which is mostly what i was looking at until the blood started squirting out of her hands. maybe i am just not awake enough but i can’t analyze the message there. i am sure it’s there though being the great david bowie and all. he’s weird but he’s usually saying something. in the end i just wish i looked like marion cotlillard and that i am glad our eye lashes don’t grow really long ; )

    1. Is there a message there? I’ve watched it enough times, and maybe it’s because I’m not familiar at all with any Christian/Catholic religious references (I mean, aside from the basics) I’m missing out on the bigger picture. But yeah, Marion Cotillard is stunning but now I hate her because she danced with Gary Oldman and then had the nerve to bleed on everything. LAME. xo

  4. Ha you crack me up, I hadn’t noticed but then I’m not the most prolific Pinterester :-) I wonder how old he is in that last picture. I think perhaps he looks better older. x

    1. Mmm, you’re right. He’s like a fine wine; he’s gotten better with age. Is that a terrible analogy? Don’t care, my brain has been totally rattled by the mere mention of him, you’re lucky I’m not typing gibberish. xo

  5. That is some video, Marion looks gorgeous as usual and that Gary hair is definitely Dracula inspired. Love all the accessories, especially the bride’s rings.

    1. Hahahaha, so amazing. I owe one Ms. Samantha Lennie for that shot, she sent me the link to a Daily Mail story about him on holiday. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!! xo

  6. Eek, that video is creepy! I couldn’t watch the whole thing as I might have nightmares. I’m already scared of the dark and have to turn on every light in the house when I need to get something downstairs at night. GO’s tee shirt made me laugh! I don’t think anyone else can pull that tee shirt off. Looks like you pinned some good GO stuff to add to the collection.

    1. Twins! I sleep with a nightlight when I’m home alone, and if Jeff is home and I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night I usually make him wake up and stand guard for me because HELLO, totally could get attacked in the hallway but a masked intruder. You know the Shel Silverstein poem, “Afraid of the Dark”? I can still recite it to this day: “I’m Reginald Clark and I’m afraid of the dark, so please don’t close this book on me.” xo

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