What is the spiritual significance of: "a Benny Goodman fan painted holes in his hands"?

From the Book of Bowie, Chapter Ziggy.


"So Shakey hung him up to dry. It was an old fashioned form of merriment..."

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  • klby
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    Could that possibly be in reference to the various openings found in the barrel of a clarinet, which when opened in conjunction with the air blown through the vibrating reed, hence changing the length of air being vibrated produce the notes?

    Anyway it sounds like fun but did the clarinet get confused with the sudden increased number of possibilities ? If so what about Benny ? I don't think he was ever confused about anything about the clarinet except which end went where ? This difficulty might have occurred after Benny had consumed lots of spirits, but if he had then he most likely would not have been able to play at all ! Not play is however not what he became known for doing ! Sounds silly to me.

    Source(s): The movies.
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  • Moi
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    That would depend upon the context. Holes in hands are a clear reference to Jesus Christ though.

    Don't expect fro everything to make sense though - especially song lyrics

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    type in holes in finger tips in google images

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