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RADIO TO THE POWER OF X
30th July 2001

DAVID BOWIE, Snoop Dogg and B.B. King fall from the sky and land in the oddest places in TBWA/Chiat/Day's first work for XM Satellite Radio. The $45 million campaign breaks on August 10th with a 60-second theatre spot that features the musical icons. Bowie crashes through the roof of a motel, Snoop through the roof of a skyscraper (landing in an office of cubicles), and King through a barn.

In each case, the star's arrival is foreshadowed by a shower of objects that represents a type of radio programming. For example, basketballs, baseballs and footballs connote "sports," while trombones, French horns and a piano symbolise "classical." The tagline is: "Radio to the power of X."

In addition to the theater ad, the Playa del Rey, Calif. shop produced seven 30-second TV spots, some of which expand upon the theatre effort. That campaign also includes print spreads, billboards, radio spots and direct mail. The TV spots will break September 12th in two markets - San Diego and Dallas - Fort Worth - before expanding to the South west in October and rolling out nationally in November.

According to XM President and CEO Hugh Panero, "We intend to change radio the way cable and DBS changed television, by providing compelling entertainment choices to consumers. Twenty years ago next week, MTV launched with the song 'Video Killed the Radio Star.' We are here today to tell you that XM will bring radio back to life."

XM's 100-channel lineup will feature 71 music channels and 29 news, talk, sports and entertainment channels - all for a monthly service fee of $9.99. XM's carefully constructed channel lineup is designed to satisfy every imaginable musical taste as well as introduce a stellar lineup of news, talk, sports and entertainment programming from the most popular and well-known media brand names.

P. DIDDY/DAVID COLLABORATION CONFIRMED
29th July 2001

The NY Daily News have reported that... DAVID BOWIE met up with Sean Combs at P. Diddy's Times Square studio the other day to collaborate on a remix of Bowie's song 'This Is Not America'. The hip-hopped-up cut is for the soundtrack of the movie 'Training Day', starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Puffy was impressed with the firm handshake of the Thin White Duke. "Man," said Combs, "I want to know what exercise machine you use." Quipped Bowie: "It's called holding onto your money.".

Thanks to Zigster via the MB.

THIRD EYE BLIND WANT BOWIE
27th July 2001

He's currently locked away in his new San Francisco home writing songs for the next THIRD EYE BLIND album, but Stephan Jenkins made some free time recently to plan a benefit concert to raise money to treat underprivileged women with breast cancer.

The show, which is being co-coordinated by the nonprofit group Step Up, will take place at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on October 27 and will feature various band collaborations: Ex-Smashing Pumpkins vocalist Billy Corgan will sing with Deftones, Crazy Town will take the stage with Sugar Ray and Jenkins is trying to persuade DAVID BOWIE to perform with Third Eye Blind.

"I tried to think of something that would be fun for the bands and the audience, and I decided to have band pairings," said Jenkins, who plans to call the event Breathe. "I think audiences who are so surfeited on seeing radio shows where all your favorite bands come out and play a 30-minute set will get to see something really different."

In addition to the aforementioned acts, Seal will play an acoustic set and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani may take the stage. "The point of the show is to emphasize that breast cancer isn't a woman's issue, it's everybody's issue because it touches families," said Jenkins. "So I wanted to have an eclectic mix of everybody's music. You have somebody like Seal playing right next to the Deftones. I dig that."

By Jon Wiederhorn @ mtv.com via EB

THIS IS NOT AMERICA REDONE
25th July 2001

In Dominic Mohan's column 'Bizarre' in today's Sun newspaper it states that DAVID BOWIE has re-recorded his 1985 hit 'This Is Not America' - this time with rapper PUFF DADDY. The pair laid down the track at the weekend and shared the duties at the microphone.

From The Sun.

THE DAVID BOWIE/MARIZANE MIX UP
25th July 2001

A friend pointed me in the direction of your message board yesterday and I was quite surprised and amused to see that 'The Devil's Address' had been a recurring subject of discussion. 'The Devil's Address' is written by Todd Jaeger and performed by MARIZANE. You're absolutely correct... it's not a DAVID BOWIE song. It's amazing how songs get mislabeled in the music swapping world - this one really takes the cake (or should I say biscuit). This wouldn't be the first time our songs have been confused as Bowie tunes (I think the majority of this is probably due to Todd's voice).

As a matter of fact, here's a 100% true fun fact for you... sometime around 1994 a particular Los Angeles DJ played our original demos for Bowie, and his response was, "When did I do this?"

At any rate, it's nice to hear that Bowie fans are enjoying our songs. If anyone is interested, the Marizane website is scheduled to be up on August 6th, at which point our new EP will be available for purchase (or these songs can be listened to for free currently on http://www.mp3.com/marizane).

From Debbie Shair Marizane (Keys).

MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY IMAN!!!
25th July 2001

Happy Birthday Iman! To Iman
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday
Have a wonderful day
Best wishes from
Paul and Family and everyone at Wonderworld


ALL SAINTS RELEASED TODAY IN UK
23rd July 2001

All Saints by David Bowie Released TODAY (23rd July) in the UK by EMI is the new DAVID BOWIE album 'All Saints' featuring sixteen all instrumental songs recorded by between 1977 and 1999.

Originally compiled by David for a 2CD Christmas present for friends back in 1993, the album has now been reconfigured into a single disc and newly created artwork by David himself.

All of the tracks have been remastered, and three of the tracks - 'All Saints', 'Abdulmajid', and 'Crystal Japan' - are described as being 'currently unavailable on any release.'

Below are the official song-by-song descriptions of the 'All Saints' tracks:

A New Career In Town
The second short instrumental from side 1 of 'Low' features a battle between European calculated metronomic synths and a Yankee harmonica.

V-2 Schneider
Probably the best of the instrumentals on "Heroes", this track features an off-beat sax, great guitars and military-style drumming.

Abdulmajid
A haunting middle Eastern-flavoured instrumental previously available as a bonus track on the now deleted Ryko/EMI 1991 remaster of "Heroes".

Weeping Wall
A piece inspired by Philip Glass takes on Berlin as its subject matter. Bowie plays all of the instruments on this track from 'Low', including the vibraphone and xylophone.

All Saints
A short instrumental, and the title track of this album. Previously available as a bonus track on the now deleted Ryko/EMI 1991 remaster of 'Low'.

Art Decade
A stark, unnerving instrumental from 'Low' capturing the ambience and isolation of West Berlin.

Crystal Japan
Appeared previously as the B-side to the single 'Up The Hill Backwards' (and as the A-side of a Japanese single), as well as a bonus track on the Ryko/EMI 1991 remaster of 'Scary Monsters.' The track was originally recorded for a Japanese Saki advert, which featured David himself.

Brilliant Adventure
The most recent track, recorded for and featured on Bowie's 1999 album 'hours...'

Sense Of Doubt/Moss Garden/Neukoln
Three tracks that segue into each other on the album "Heroes". 'Sense Of Doubt' is a funeral minimalist masterpiece that sounds as disturbing today as when it was recorded. 'Moss Garden' has a Japanese flavour and features a Koto, a stringed instrument similar to a guitar. 'Neukoln,' an area in former East Berlin populated in the main by Turkish immigrants, has a Zen quality disturbed by fine guitar work and the lone booming sax, which finishes the piece.

The Mysteries
A true ambient piece from the album 'Buddha Of Suburbia' features what sounds like a backwards, slowed-down piano.

Ian Fish UK Heir
An intriguing ambient piece featuring copious amounts of surface static. From the album 'Buddha Of Suburbia.'

Subterraneans
This track, or an earlier version of it, was demoed for 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' soundtrack. It eventually appeared as the final piece about Berlin on the 'Low' album.

Warszawa
This bleak, slow instrumental was Bowie's attempt to capture the essence of the Polish capital and its countryside in general. From the album 'Low,' it features Bowie singing in a non-existent language similar to the 'Sound Poetry' developed by the Dadaists in the 1910's.

Some Are
The original instrumental appeared as a bonus track on the Ryko/EMI1991 remaster of 'Low.' This version is the long orchestral version arranged by Philip Glass from his 'Low Symphony.'

You can order All Saints by David Bowie here and get it delivered straight to your door.

STELLAR ARTIST WHO FELL TO EARTH
22nd July 2001

David Bowie by Peter Howson As Scotland's greatest living artist, PETER HOWSON is popular with the rich and famous. His works include portraits such as this one of the rock singer DAVID BOWIE.

He is said to have painted Madonna in the nude, and his work hangs in the homes of David Bowie, Sylvester Stallone and Steve Martin. But Peter Howson, Scotland's greatest living artist, appears to be suffering the ill-effects of market forces. Paintings which once fetched £10,000 can now be bought for £2,000. Art experts believe the award-winning artist may have been too prolific for his own good. Howson's powerful paintings and drawings have flooded the market and prices have slumped as a result. An auction next week in Edinburgh will see two works by the artist go on sale.

Howson, a former soldier from Ayrshire who rose to prominence as Britain's official war artist in Bosnia in 1993, has commanded as much as £100,000 for one of his paintings and is the most acclaimed Scottish artist of his generation.

Howson has a reputation for hard-living and has never been far from controversy, although in the past that has only served to make his work more desirable. It was his portrayals of Glasgow's down-and-outs which initially gained him a vast amount of public attention and a list of celebrity clients.

Madonna is a huge fan and even invited him to her wedding last year at Skibo Castle, although he had to refuse as he was in Castlecraig Clinic in the Borders battling alcohol and prescription drug addiction. According to his friends Howson has not touched a drop since and has thrown himself back into his work. His portrait of Madonna, for which she reportedly posed nude, is due to be unveiled later this year when he embarks on a UK tour.

Sam Chatterton Dickson of the Flowers East Gallery in London, which represents Howson, said it was unaware of any slump and believed the market for his work to be as buoyant as ever.

You can read the full story here by Gina Davidson @ scotlandonsunday.com.

Thanks to Calum for the pointer.

AS THE ARTIST SAID TO THE ROCK STAR
18th July 2001

In today's (Wednesday) issue of the GUARDIAN UK newspaper in the G2 section, DAVID BOWIE in email conversion with artist TRACEY EMIN... As the artist said to the rock star.

When David Bowie decided to set up a virtual gallery for art students, he began an email discussion with Tracey Emin about art, drugs and fame. This is an edited transcript of their correspondence.

(Ed. You can read the full transcript now at Bowieart.com).

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
18th July 2001

David Bowie tribute band LITTLE WONDER play a gig this week tomorrow Thursday 19th July at The Horn Reborn in St. Albans. Visit their website for full details...

I had to phone someone so I picked on you... Got a Nokia or Siemens mobile phone? Check out Legally Cripple website for some DAVID BOWIE ringtones. At present there are 4 different songs there, Rebel Rebel, Starman, Quicksand and The Man Who Sold The World...

Starman
8g1 8a1 2f1 2f2 8c2 8d2 8c2 8d2 4c2 8- 8d2 8e2 8d2 8c2 8d2 8c2 8d2 8c2 8d2 8e2 8d2 8c2 8d2 4c2 8g1 8a1 2f1 2f2 8e2 8d2 8c2 8d2 4c2 8- 8d2 8e2 8d2 8c2 8d2 8c2 8d2 8c2 8d2 8e2 8d2 8e2 8f2 4g2

Rebel Rebel
4d1 4e2 4d2 8#c2 4b1 4b1 8b1 8#c2 8b1 8#g1 8e1 4d1 4e2 4d2 8#c2 4b1 4b1 8b1 8#c2 8b1 8#g1 8e1 4d1 4e2 4d2 8#c2 4b1 4b1 8b1 8#c2 8b1 8#g1 8b1 1a1 16a1 16#c1 1d2 1e1 1e2

The Man Who Sold The World
8a1 8a1 8a1 4g1 16a1 16#a1 8a1 8g1 8a1 8a1 8a1 4g1 16a1 16#a1 8a1 8g1 8a1 8a1 8a1 4g1 16a1 16#a1 8a1 8g1 4a1 4b1 4c2 4a2

Quicksand
4e1 8e2 2#c2 8b1 4#c2 4.a1 4- 4a2 8#g2 2#f2 4e2 8#d2 4.e2 4- 8#g2 4#f2 4.e2 4#f2 4d2 8#c2 4.d2 4- 2a2 2#f2 2#d2 4e2 4- 2a2 2e2 2#f2 1#c2 1b1

Thanks to Georgi and Peter for these codes. Bookmark their page as more will be added.

BOX OFFICE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
15th July 2001

The DAVID BOWIE inspired musical cabaret 'Darkness and Disgrace' is playing at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington, London on 26th, 27th and 29th July. 8pm start. Tickets can be reserved now on 0207 704 6665.

Also tickets for the Edinburgh Festival run between 13th-27th August can also be purchased now on 0131 226 0000. I hope as many of you can come and support it.

From Mike Leigh.

REMINDER: DAVID ON RADIO 2 TODAY
14th July 2001

Make sure you tune into BBC RADIO 2 (88-91 FM) today Saturday 14th July and next Saturday 21st July at 20:00 till 21:00 to listen to DAVID BOWIE with his memories of the Marquee Club in London. Saturday 14th July, 20:00 - 21:00 (60 mins).

David Bowie begins a two-part series that tells the fascinating history of Soho's Marquee club, one of the most famous music venues in the world. From 1962-1979 the club played host to some of the biggest names in rock. Legends like the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Who, Genesis, David Bowie, Yes, Roxy Music and The Sex Pistols all performed at The Marquee during their formative years. Most of these early performances have now become part of rock legend and, although the club has long since gone, the vivid memories remain.

David Bowie, who delivered his last performance as Ziggy Stardust at The Marquee in August 1973, is joined by a host of rock legends to reminisce about the importance of this legendary club to those who performed and recorded there throughout their careers. The series is full of the fascinating tales of excess and excitement that have become part of rock legend.

Visit the BBC Radio 2 website for more details.

You can listen to BBC Radio 2 on 88-91 FM, on channel 852 on digital satellite, on digital radio and on BBC Online.

STARS IN THEIR EYES GRAND FINAL
14th July 2001

Live tonight on ITV's Stars In Their Eyes Grand Final at 7:30pm featuring TONY PERRY performing as 'David Bowie' with his rendition of 'Ashes To Ashes'.

According to The Sun newspaper, the number to ring to vote for Tony will be 09011 980002 - the lines open after all the acts have performed. If phoning from outside the UK the number is 0044 9011980002. Let's have some overseas support!

Good luck ToneD, best wishes from everyone here at Wonderworld :)

"GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM"...
11th July 2001

David playing Stylophone on Top of the Pops 9th October 1969 It was lift-off thirty-two years ago today when DAVID BOWIE first released his most famous worldwide million selling smash hit 'SPACE ODDITY' on the Philips and Mercury labels.

Originally released in mono sound and then followed by a stereo version, the song is frequently mistakenly titled "Ground Control To Major Tom" to your average man on the street. Strangely, the song holds probably one of the most unique and quirky music trivia facts of all time... in total the single release of 'Space Oddity' took 6 years and 63 days to eventually reach the No. 1 spot!

First released on the Philips label in Europe (BF1801) and Mercury in the US, it wasn't until it was re-released by RCA Records (RCA 2593) that it eventually hit the top spot in the UK and USA. RCA as part of their Maximillion Series, re-released the track backed with 'Changes' and the previously unissued 'Velvet Goldmine' on 26th September 1975. In the UK it took only a month to reach the number one spot where it remained for an unstoppable three weeks. Velvet Goldmine was released without David's consent and mixed by person or persons unknown, much to David's disapproval.

The musicians of the original release were: David Bowie (vocals, 12 string acoustic guitar, Stylophone), Herbie Flowers (bass), Terry Cox (drums), Mick Wayne (electric guitar) and Rick Wakeman (keyboards).

David also recorded a version in Italian titled 'Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Solo', which literally means 'Lonely Boy, Lonely Girl' on the Philips label (BW704 208).

In February 1980, RCA also released an alternative acoustic version appearing on the B-side of 'Alabama Song' (RCA BOW5). The album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) was recorded in two periods, February 1979 in New York and finished in April/May 1979 in London, with the acoustic version of Space Oddity first publicly aired on The Kenny Everett 'New Year' Show on 31st December 1979. The video footage, showing David in the now familiar surroundings of the yet-to-be released 'Ashes To Ashes' promo video.

Tony Visconti said last year: "The acoustic version of 'Space Oddity' was recorded for the Kenny Everett show later in 1979, and was never meant to be a single. Andy Duncan is on drums and a Bowie look-a-like, Zaine Griff, is on bass. I temporarily forget the pianist. David, again, played 12 string.

"Another little known fact is that David never owned his 12 string that he played on 'Space Oddity' and 'The Man Who Sold The World'. It was borrowed from a friend. He now owns his own 12 string."

The single contained the immortal groove out words "Sorry Gus" scratched in by producer Tony Visconti as a tribute to the original producer Gus Dudgeon.

BOX OFFICE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
9th July 2001

The DAVID BOWIE inspired musical cabaret 'Darkness and Disgrace' is playing at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington, London on 26th, 27th and 29th July. 8pm start. Tickets can be reserved now on 0207 704 6665.

Also tickets for the Edinburgh Festival run between 13th-27th August can also be purchased now on 0131 226 0000.

I hope as many of you can come and support it.

From Mike Leigh.

THE SUNDAY TIMES 'ON RECORD'
9th July 2001

Yesterday's SUNDAY TIMES supplement proclaimed DAVID BOWIE'S 'All Saints' album as their 'Record of the Week' in their 'On Record' section. The review was written by the excellent Mark Edwards.

DAVID BOWIE
All Saints
(EMI 533 0452).
OST: Christiane F (EMI 533 0932).

All Saints collects together Bowie's instrumental works, and updates a compilation he put together for friends in 1993; Christiane F is the soundtrack to a German movie. The former draws mainly, the latter exclusively, from the late 1970s, arguably Bowie's creative peak - and the time when he showed an unerring ability to pick the right collaborators. In 1977, he chose his best-ever team: the producer Tony Visconti, reinventing the sound of a drum kit; Brian Eno; the ultra-funky rhythm section of Dennis Davis, George Murray and Carlos Alomar; and occasional guest appearances by prog-guitar-god Robert Fripp. All Saints pulls together virtually all the instrumentals that they recorded in 1977, first released on Low and Heroes. But most Bowie fans will have these already, so why buy All Saints?

First, for a handful of outtakes: Abdulmajid, Crystal Japan and the title track - none of which are currently available elsewhere. Second, because of the chance to hear instrumental tracks culled from the newer albums, The Buddha of Suburbia and Hours. These fit perfectly with their more revered predecessors, making an album that (with the annoying exception of Philip Glass's misguided reinterpretation of Some Are) has its own coherence. Christiane F is a different matter. It will appeal either to Bowie completists, because it contains Heroes/Helden, a rare and intriguing splicing together of the English and German versions of Bowie's anthem of irrational hope; or because, combining as it does the sashaying funk of Stay and Station to Station with the art-pop of TVC 15 and Boys Keep Swinging, it may just be the ideal Euro-Bowie CD for the car.

By Mark Edwards @ Sunday Times.

All Saints CD 23rd July on EMI. You can Pre-Order here and have it delivered to your door.
Christiane F. soundtrack, CD 7th August on EMI. Pre-Order here.

CINEMA CLASSICS BOWIE SCREENING
8th July 2001

'CINEMA CLASSICS' is pleased to announce the screening of the DAVID BOWIE 1975 documentary 'Cracked Actor'. The film features David at his drug-addled best - alternately breaking out into Aretha Franklin tunes while confounding Alan Yentob with metaphors about American pop-culture and skim-milk.

The program will be followed by additional televised Bowie rarities including footage from David's performance of 'The Elephant Man'.

Since there will be only one screening on July 14th @ midnite, reservations will be made exclusively for the Bowienet community. 'Cinema Classics' is a screening room/cafe located in New York City on 332 East 11th Street, NYC.

For more information, please email cinemaclassics@excite.com

From Antonio Farruggio.

RADIO 2 MARQUEE BOWIE SPECIALS
7th July 2001

Make sure you tune into BBC RADIO 2 (88-91 FM) for the next two Saturday's 14th July and 21st July at 20:00 till 21:00 to listen to DAVID BOWIE with his memories of the Marquee Club in London.

Saturday 14th July, 20:00 - 21:00 (60 mins).

David Bowie begins a two-part series that tells the fascinating history of Soho's Marquee club, one of the most famous music venues in the world. From 1962-1979 the club played host to some of the biggest names in rock. Legends like the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Who, Genesis, David Bowie, Yes, Roxy Music and The Sex Pistols all performed at The Marquee during their formative years. Most of these early performances have now become part of rock legend and, although the club has long since gone, the vivid memories remain.

David Bowie, who delivered his last performance as Ziggy Stardust at The Marquee in August 1973, is joined by a host of rock legends to reminisce about the importance of this legendary club to those who performed and recorded there throughout their careers. The series is full of the fascinating tales of excess and excitement that have become part of rock legend.

DB: "There were a lot of clubs to go to in the Soho scene in the 60's but The Marquee was top of the list, because musicians did hang out there, pretending to talk business and picking up gigs - but picking up girls mostly. One of my keenest memories of The Marquee in the '60's was having a permanent erection because there were so many fantastic looking girls in there, it was all tourists, especially in summer, all flocking to London to get an R&B star.

"I used to hang out at The Marquee with Marc Bolan, even before we decided we wanted to become famous. We became rivals for a couple of years then we became friends again. We were incredibly inspired by Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. There was a kind of space mysticism around Syd that we both interpreted in different ways. I saw Pink Floyd at The Marquee and was inspired to write musicals. So I ended up performing a Pink Floyd like version of 'Chim Chiminee' - very odd!!

"My final performance of Ziggy Stardust was at The Marquee. I wanted to go back there because I had so many good memories over the years. We changed the place completely and for 3 days we filmed what became 'The 1980 Floor Show'. I had The Troggs on with me and then got Marianne Faithfull to duet with me on a version of Sonny & Cher's 'I Got You Babe'. I dressed Marianne in a nun's habit with the back cut out and I dressed as the Angel of Death!"

Visit the BBC Radio 2 website for more details.

You can listen to BBC Radio 2 on 88-91 FM, on channel 852 on digital satellite, on digital radio and on BBC Online.

BBC AMERICA GO BOWIE CRAZY!
5th July 2001

You better buy as much video tape as you can carry next month... BBC AMERICA are broadcasting a bumper crop of DAVID BOWIE programmes next month from 18th August through till 24th August.

The nineteen programmes (including repeats) range from 'Bowie at the Beeb' and 'Cracked Actor', to Later With Jools Holland and The Man Who Fell To Earth movie, the full schedule is as follows:

18th August - Saturday
08:00 pm ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.
09:30 pm ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.
11:00 pm ET - BBC America, Later With Jools Holland featuring David Bowie.

19th August - Sunday
12:00 am ET - BBC America, The Man Who Fell To Earth.
03:00 am ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.
04:30 am ET - BBC America, David Bowie: A Little Later With Jools Holland.
02:00 pm ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.
03:30 pm ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.
05:00 pm ET - BBC America, Later With Jools Holland featuring David Bowie.
08:00 pm ET - BBC America, Cracked Actor: David Bowie.
09:00 pm ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.
10:30 pm ET - BBC America, Cracked Actor: David Bowie.
11:30 pm ET - BBC America, The Man Who Fell to Earth.

20th August - Monday
02:30 am ET - BBC America, The Man Who Fell To Earth.
05:30 am ET - BBC America, David Bowie: A Little Later.

23rd August - Thursday
08:00 pm ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.
09:30 pm ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.

24th August - Friday
12:00 am ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.
01:30 am ET - BBC America, Bowie at the Beeb.

Check the July and August Monthly Planners for more events and full details.

AHN TRIO UNPLUGGED
5th July 2001

Ahn Trio Out now on EMI Records is 'Ahn-Plugged' by the critically acclaimed, classically trained, and cheerfully unrestrained, the three sisters of THE AHN TRIO who collectively pull the plug on traditional definitions of classical music with an album that embraces Bernstein and DAVID BOWIE with equal affection.

The three sisters - Angella on violin, Lucia on piano, Maria on cello - are superb musicians with a mission of sharing with the world the music they love and the music they are discovering. The Ahns are firmly committed to playing the new works of contemporary composers, as well as to exploring new ways to enjoy, understand and interpret the best-loved works of the ageless masters.

Their classical version of 'This Is Not America' originally released by David Bowie and Pat Metheny appears on their latest album Ahn-Plugged which is available to purchase now via Amazon.

Click on the link to listen to a RealAudio interview 'Spontaneous Bowie' - Extolling the joys of getting it right the first time.

There are more audio portrait clips from the girls here @ behindtheneat.net and while you're down there (oo er missus) check out the latest John Cage/Petr Kotik 'Atlas Eclipticalis & Winter Music; 103' towards the bottom of the page.

The Ahn Trio official website.

BY GEORGE IT'S BOY BOWIE!
5th July 2001

BOY GEORGE is to imitate DAVID BOWIE for the next celebrity 'Stars In Their Eyes' programme. Apparently he wanted to get everything right and did his own costume and got some top wig guy over from the States to get the Aladdin Sane mullet pukka.

Others celebrities included the programme are Steps star Claire Richards as Karen Carpenter, A1 as The Beatles, Sonique as Donna Summer, and Belinda Carlisle as Connie Francis. The show has been recorded and will be screened later this year.

Don't forget... the grand final is happening this month, on Saturday July 14th, with TONY PERRY performing as 'David Bowie'. Give him your vote! Good luck Tony, we're all rooting for you.

From RogerB via the BW MB.

STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH...
4th July 2001

DAVID BOWIE states in his latest BowieNet journal that he HASN'T been asked to play FRANK SINATRA in a movie. The story is false.

Also concerning the new album releases and new studio recordings: TOY is finished but he's having an "unbelievably complicated scheduling negotiations" with his record company, so in the meantime he has just kept on writing songs and intends to begin the new TONY VISCONTI album very soon...

Information via BowieNet.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
4th July 2001

Happy Indy Day to all our friends over the other side of the big pond. Have fun peeps!...

To help you celebrate the 4th July there's a double helping of DAVID BOWIE'S Serious Moonlight on the Trio Channel at 9:00am and 3:00pm ET...

The grand sale currently on at HMV RECORDS around the UK include the several DAVID BOWIE 24 digit remastered albums at only £8.99 and £9.99 each. Some of album on offer include: Diamond Dogs, Hunky Dory, "Heroes" and The Man Who Sold The World...

Just to let you know that the Ziggy Stardust Companion website is updated for July and features the Cybernauts this month. Also a nice competition prize for fans is a Showcase Editions Collectors Edition Book and Print of 'Blood & Glitter'. The print is a photograph of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust taken by Mick Rock at Earls Court in 1973. Both the book and print are hand-signed by Mick Rock!...

Thanks to Blam for spotting my dumb ass typo yesterday concerning Ziggy's last stand, obviously twenty eight years ago (not 29). Sorry peeps I miscalculated by a year. I ran out of fingers and got confused with Ziggy 2002 next year! See what lack of sleep does to you? Actually, in fact it was a deliberate mistake for a 'secret' competition that even I didn't know I was running ;) He wins a special gift from the BW Vault... and he has chosen the 'that really really special' badge that I bought at the Roseland gig in 1999, and he's been asking me for it ever since.

Hang on 1999? Erm sh*t no, Roseland 2000... sh*t what year was it? Badge is in the post darling. You do realise I won't wear it in Manchester for fear of being arrested. I think the Middlesex Police will have a more liberal approach, Blam you'll be fine...

OF ALL THE SHOWS ON THIS TOUR...
3rd July 2001

July 3rd 1973... twenty-eight years ago today at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, DAVID BOWIE laid to rest his persona 'Ziggy Stardust' and retired from performing live.

When the kids had killed the man, he had to break up the band. At the time, fans didn't realise it was Ziggy and not David himself announcing the now legendary statement: "Of all the shows on this tour, this show will remain with us the longest because.... because not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show we'll ever do. Thank you."

Ziggy 2002 artwork David has let it be known of his plans to resurrect Ziggy Stardust in 2002, with rumours of a stage show of which David said: "I won't be in it, let's make that clear. Not me, mate! I won't even be Ziggy's dad!".

Previously unseen film footage filmed by Mick Rock to be released on DVD/Video, a 2002 numbered limited edition Ziggy 2002 print, a limited edition book of photographs by Mick Rock via Genesis Publications entitled: 'Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust' (Pre-Publication preview here), and a Ziggy Stardust 2002 album released with unheard outtakes along with newly finished off material.

David said in GQ Magazine: "I've pulled out a good deal of scraps that were never used at the time. Some of them are only 30 seconds long, but I'm extending those. I thought, 'OK, is this crap and is that the reason why it never appeared on the first one or is it OK and should I try and do things with it?' So I've taken those six tracks and thrashed them out and made them into songs that will support the original. One's called the 'Black Hole Kids' which is fascinating."

When questioned recently about the Ziggy resurrection David said: "At the time of Ziggy, there was so much more going on in my head than just the idea of a new synthetic rock star that I want to fully explore all the fragments that made up in my own mind the Ziggy world. And hopefully I'll be able to do quite a complex overview in 2002."

Photographer Mick Rock revealed that he has re-acquired the rights to the promo films that he made of Bowie in the early 70s, and holds onto a great deal of footage: "I didn't get paid for the films, I just received expenses. David in his infinite wisdom, since he acquired control over his career, has actually given me back the rights to those videos. He's turned me onto a few sales, but I actually have a ton of all this footage, and David and I are talking about doing something for 2002 from the Ziggy period."

Some of the known outtakes, demos and part written songs from the 'Ziggy' Trident Studio recordings include titles such as: 'It's Gonna Rain Again'... 'Black Hole Kids'... 'Looking For A Friend'... 'Only One Paper Left'. Other possibilities of tracks recorded around the time could be 'Growing Up And I'm Fine', 'Shadow Man' (aka 'The Man') and 'Something Happens', but then again 'Sweet Head' came right out of the blue on the Ryko reissues, so I guess we'll have to wait and see.

For the 30th anniversary... get ready for ziggystardust.com

FROM IBIZA TO THE NORFOLK BROADS
2nd July 2001

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads Flyer

PRESS RELEASE
Tiny Dynamite in association with The Bull Theatre presents

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Written and directed by Adrian Berry

THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2001

Time Out Critic's Choice in 2000 and following its SELL OUT run at the Camden People's Theatre in London last year, Tiny Dynamite return with what will surely be one of the hit shows of Edinburgh 2001.

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads tells the story of Martin, a young boy obsessed with a rock and pop legend in this critically acclaimed production from writer/director Adrian Berry.

Martin is a boy with problems - a dysfunctional family, an illness which nobody understands and a raging obsession with David Bowie. And that's just the beginning....

Thrust into a world of Britney girls and DJ culture, Martin is out of place and out of time, with only his fantasies to hide behind. But he can't hide forever...

Sexual awakening and magic realism collide in a darkly funny and moving production which features original Bowie songs from the seventies, including Rock 'N' Roll Suicide, Starman, Life On Mars? and many more.

With a blistering soundtrack and the voice of comedian Rob Newman as Bowie, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife.

"It blew me away. I gave up all resistance and cried my eyes out... you forget you're in a theatre and you're with the characters on stage. You can't ask for more than that" - David Benson, BBC London Live

Listings Details:
Show: From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Venue: C, venue 34, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Dates: 1 - 26 August (every night)
Time: 11pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Tickets: £7.50 / concs £5.50
Venue Box Office: 0131 225 5105
Fringe Box Office: 0131 226 0000

ABOUT THE COMPANY AND PRODUCTION
Tiny Dynamite was born at The Bull Theatre in North London. Formed to develop and produce new writing, From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads was the first production and premiered at the Camden People's Theatre, London on 29 August 2001 and sold out a three week run. It was then translated and produced for the German company OUT and received its German premiere at Kulteretage, Oldenburg on 11 May 2001.

ABOUT THE WRITER and DIRECTOR
32 year old Adrian Berry is the Director of Programming at The Bull Theatre, London. Having initially trained as an actor he then went on to direct national tours of many productions including Beckett's Endgame, Havel's Vanek Plays and Puig's Kiss of the Spiderwoman. He began writing initially for Young People's companies, until forming Tiny Dynamite in 1999 when he began writing From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, which is his first production as both writer and director.

PRESS QUOTES

"That rarest of things - a Fringe play which exceeds all expectations. Adrian Berry is a writer to watch" - TIME OUT (Critic's Choice).

"Incredible. Moving and touching... I loved it" - David Benson, BBC London Live.

"A thought-provoking two hours full of potential ...Berry is evidently out to impress... genuinely strong performances" - Camden New Journal.

"Adrian Berry invests his young characters with a precocious wit and acuity underscored by emotional fragility, through an intelligent narrative... Alex Clarke shows a nascent charisma as Martin... Clare Jackson's balance of vulnerability and sagacity" - The Stage.

"Berry's sell-out run in London, and deservedly so" - DavidBowie.com.

"The kind of psycho-drama that doesn't get made much anymore... Rob Newman's uncannily accurate impersonation of Bowie... wonderful" - Metro.

"Sincere writing... Alex Clarke brings a quiet stoic dignity as Martin... well matched by Katie Lewis as his sister Angie" - Midweek Magazine.

"Berry's finest moment; he strikes right to the heart of the matter and pulls no punches. An absolute must for Bowie fans" - Marcus Reeves, essays on BowieWonderworld and Teenage Wildlife.

"A chilling and highly wrought piece that shines with quality. This is great theatre" - Morning Star.

"An incredible, fantastically poignant play that should not be missed" - Legally Cripple web-site.

"A very well-written, moving play... the cast excelled themselves. As Bowie himself sings, 'Reach out your hands'... and into your pockets - go and see this outstanding production" - Fusion magazine.

From Tiny Dynamite.

ANOTHER FINER MR AND MRS JONES
1st July 2001

Iman 2000 by S FinerDavid Bowie 2000 by S Finer Two previously unseen portraits of DAVID BOWIE and IMAN produced by artist STEPHEN FINER are currently on show at his exhibition in Chichester, UK.

The subjects of Stephen Finer's paintings are names and faces we are all familiar with, David Bowie and Iman, R. B. Kitaj, Alexandra Bastedo, Patrick Garland and Marlene Dietrich and yet in his unique style the sitters and the paintings take on a new life.

An earlier painting of David Bowie hangs in the National Portrait Gallery and another portrait, David Bowie and Iman was included in the recent exhibition Painting the Century. This exhibition offers the opportunity to see a wider range of his work as well as a new 'Bowie' painting.

The double portrait, Iman and David Bowie 2000 has never been exhibited before and, along with the rest of the show, is available to buy. Finer has been exhibiting in this country for 20 years and has works in the Arts Council, British Council, Contemporary Art Society and private collections in Britain and America.

Stephen Finer: Paintings
22nd June - 2nd September 2001.

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester,
West Sussex, PO19 1TJ. Tel: 01243 774557.

Visit pallanthousegallery.com for full details and information.


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
1st July 2001

Bowie tribute band LITTLE WONDER play a gig tonight at The Worcester Park Club, Surrey, England. Visit their website for full details...

Showing on US television today, a double helping of David Bowie: Serious Moonlight on the Trio channel in the US at 9:00am and 3:00pm ET...

Also on the Ovation channel Black Tie, White Noise at 1:00am and 1:00pm ET...

Basquiat starring David Bowie as Andy Warhol on the Sundance Channel, US at 8:30am and 3:45pm ET...

DARKNESS AND DISGRACE PREVIEWS
1st July 2001

DARKNESS PREVIEWS IN LONDON THEN HEADS TO EDINBURGH

'Darkness and Disgrace', the musical cabaret show of DAVID BOWIE songs created by DES DE MOOR and RUSSELL CHURNEY and directed by BARB JUNGR, is off to Edinburgh this year in association with Big Fat Cigar Productions. The run is already picking up press attention: it was one of the shows singled out from the Edinburgh Fringe programme in a recent 'Guardian' piece.

Before that, you can catch London previews of the Edinburgh version of the show at the Rosemary Branch towards the end of July.

Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Sunday 29 July 2001
The Rosemary Branch Theatre, London.
2 Shepperton Road, Islington, LONDON N1 3DT.
Times 2000-2100 (1600-1700 Sunday).
Admission £6.00 / £5.00.
Tel +44 (0)20 7704 6665.
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Transport Underground: Angel, Old Street; Rail: Essex Road; Buses from Old Street

Monday 13th - Monday 27th August 2001 (except Sunday 19th)
The Pleasance Dome 4 (Venue 23), Edinburgh Festival Fringe
1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh
Times 00:15-01:15
Admission UK £7.00
Tel +44 (0)131 226 0000.
www.edfringe.com

"Fascinating" - The Times.
"Intelligent and moving...providing new insights at every turn" - What's On In London.
"An endless stream of compelling vignettes" - The Stage.
"A touching show...[that] proves the concept of cabaret based on English songs has a healthy future" - Highbury & Islington Express.
"Inspired...a very clever and entertaining piece" - Bowienet.
"A fascinating and moving show... See it!" - Bowie Wonderworld.

Full details about the show are on Des de Moor's website: @ www.desdemoor.com

BNET Q&A FOR COCO SCHWAB
1st July 2001

Just a quick note to say that we launched a feature on BowieNet today called 'Q&A for Coco Schwab'. Basically you submit your questions for Coco and she will pick some to respond to. It's open until July 13th. Should be prettttty interesting!

Everyone who knows David Bowie knows the close friendship he shares with Corinne Schwab, his confidante and personal assistant of nearly thirty years. Not one for the spotlight (she rarely gives interviews), BowieNet are very grateful that she has agreed to partake in a Q&A session on BowieNet to share her unique insights on David's life and art.

Questions will be accepted through July 13th, at which point they will be passed on to Coco. She will in turn select the most interesting questions and respond, the final questions and answers to be posted on BowieNet on July 20th!

From Saint Al @ Bowienet.com.

DAVID TO PRESENT MARQUEE CLUB INSIGHT
1st July 2001

DAVID BOWIE, Kris Kristofferson and the Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts are among the musicians turned presenters bringing expert insight to RADIO 2 music shows.

First up is Robert Reynolds of The Mavericks examining 'The State Of Country' for the network's celebration of American's Independence Day on 4th July. He is followed by country star and actor Kris Kristofferson, who presents The Bob Dylan Story.

David Bowie stays closer to home with a two-part history of London's Marquee Club. Jazz fan Charlie Watts looks at saxophonist Charlie Parker in a series starting in the autumn, and Phil Collins, Suggs and Steve Harley revisit familiar territory with 'The Big Band Bash', 'Ska Train' and 'Sounds of the Seventies' respectively.

Thanks to Noel for the pointer.

ALL SAINTS RELEASE UPDATE
1st July 2001

All Saints by David Bowie EMI have announced that the DAVID BOWIE album 'All Saints' will now be released on July 23rd featuring sixteen all instrumental songs recorded by between 1977 and 1999.

Originally compiled by David for a 2CD Christmas present for friends back in 1993, the album has now been reconfigured into a single disc and newly created artwork by David himself.

All of the tracks have been remastered, and three of the tracks - 'All Saints', 'Abdulmajid', and 'Crystal Japan' - are described as being 'currently unavailable on any release.'

You can pre order All Saints by David Bowie here and get it delivered to your door on the day of release.



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