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HALLOWEEN JACK IS A REAL COOL CHAT
31st October 2000

DB on Yahoo! Chat The Halloween Special Yahoo! Chat Event features none other than DAVID BOWIE: Join Yahoo! for a very special Halloween chat with the ultimate scary monster, the inimitable, David Bowie (or should we say Halloween Jack)!

Log on and chat with The Thin White Duke about his latest release, Bowie At The Beeb which collects his BBC performances from 1968 to 1972. Or ask him about his recent tour, involvement with his Internet community at www.davidbowie.com, and his new baby! The fun is happening only at at Yahoo! Chat TONIGHT October 31st at 10:00pm ET, 7:00pm PT and 3:00am GMT.

The chat will be two-fold, beginning on Yahoo.com at 10:00 pm EST (3:00 GMT) and then trick-or-treating on over to BowieNet where David will chat some more with BowieNetters from 11:00 - 12:00 pm (4:00am - 5:00am GMT).

From Yahoo! and BowieNet.

BOWIE OUTTAKES TO BE RELEASED ON DVD
29th October 2000

Due for a DVD release 19th December is TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME by David Lynch. In March of 2000, New Line DVD approached Lynch and asked him if he would be willing to allow the release of some of these deleted scenes to be included with their upcoming release. David gave the thumbs up, but only to add these scenes as a supplement at the end of the disc. Mr. Lynch also personally hand picked the scenes that he wished to be released with this DVD.

One of the outtakes picked is a much longer scene with Phillip Jeffries, which includes some material set in Buenos Aires. DAVID BOWIE plays Agent Phillip Jeffries, whom Gordon Cole introduces to Cooper as "long lost". The shooting script reveals that Jeffries has been missing for two years, but also that moments before stepping off the elevator in the Philadelphia FBI offices, he was checking into a Buenos Aires hotel. The Buenos Aires scene was cut from the film.

Synopsis: David Lynch's prequel to his cult television series "Twin Peaks" concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series. During the day in the town of Twin Peaks, Laura is a top honours student at the local high school. By night, she is a sex-crazed cokehead, prostituting herself at a sleazy sex club to get money to feed her drug habit. Her race to oblivion is fueled by her father, Leland (Ray Wise), who, as his alter ego Bob (Frank Silva), has been sexually abusing Laura since she was a child. But Laura has an attack of conscience when she realises that she is leading her best friend Donna (Moira Kelly) down the same rocky road. Leland, however, discovers Laura's nocturnal debauchery when, during a business trip out-of-town, his mistress for a sexual tryst sets him up with his own daughter. In a fit of jealous rage, Leland follows Laura as she travels to a sex party in an abandoned railroad car. Consumed by insatiable longing, Leland transforms himself into Bob, with tragic results for Laura and her friends.

You can read the filming script here. Scroll down to Scene 46 to read the missing script and direction.

MORE UK TV DATES FOR MR. RICE
29th October 2000

In case you missed it (yes I did) SKY TV are repeat showing DAVID BOWIE in Mr. Rice's Secret on the following dates:

1st November, Sky Premier 1, 10.30 and 16.00.
4th November, Sky Premier 3, 12.45 and 04.00.
9th November, Sky Premier 4, 10.55 and 17.15.
12th November, Sky Premier 2, 07.00 and 15.00.
20th November, Sky Premier 3, 07.50 and 14.30.
28th November, Sky Premier 4, 17.15 and 05.00.

And if that wasn't enough Sky are also showing EVERYBODY LOVES SUNSHINE on these dates:

8th November, Sky Premier 2, 03.40.
13th November, Sky Premier 2, 03.25.
23rd November, Sky Premier 2, 00.45.

From Spidey/Don.

ALL 3 HUNGERS DUE ON DVD
29th October 2000

The three programmes of the TV series of THE HUNGER that feature DAVID BOWIE are being made available on DVD on 19th December 2000 via York Entertainment on York Home Video.


MISSING ZIGGY NOW ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
27th October 2000

You can now also digitally download the missing 'Ziggy Stardust' track from the 'Bowie At The Beeb' via MUSICMATCH and GRACENOTE. You need to download and install the MusicMatch 6.0 Jukebox software available from their site. Then simply pop your Bowie At The Beeb CD in, wait for verification, then download the correction version.

DOWNLOAD THE MISSING TRACK HERE

(Ed. Make sure you click on the link above and scroll down the page. There's also the great opportunity to sign up for BowieNet and get one month FREE... as well as being able to view the 'I'm Afraid Of Americans' video, samples of David's journals and 'Pretty Things' remix project.

FA-FA-FA-FA-FASHION
26th October 2000

Surprise guest DavidStella and DavidStella and DavidStella and DavidPaul McCartney, David and Stella

REMINDER: If you missed it last night, make sure you catch the repeat showing of CELEBRITY! on ITV this afternoon (Thursday) at 1:30. (29688).

The show broadcast most of the surprise appearance of DAVID BOWIE at the VH-1/Vogue Fashion Awards last week in NYC, when he announced the winner of the 'Fashion Designer of the Year' which was won by Stella McCartney for Chloe.

YOU'RE FAR TOO COOL TO FOOL
26th October 2000

DB most stylish Published today is GQ fashion director Jo Levin's new book GQ COOL features a foreword written by non other than DAVID BOWIE and an afterword written by fashion designer Paul Smith. Besides featuring this year's GQ's 'Most Stylish Man' written prose, David also adorns the front cover along with a "cool" portrait inside.

The book claims "a collection of portraits defining the essence of 'male cool' over the last ten years". Other celebrities featured include: Ewan McGregor, David Beckham, Alan Rickman, Beck, the Gallagher brothers and Keith Richard.

The 160 page hardcover book is available now by publishers Pavilion Books (ISBN: 1862053960), priced at £16.99.

You can order the book here with a saving of 20% off (£13.59).

Click on the db photo to see the front cover.

HALLOWEEN JACK IS A REAL COOL CHAT
25th October 2000

DB on Yahoo! Chat The Halloween Special Yahoo! Chat Event features none other than DAVID BOWIE: Join Yahoo! for a very special Halloween chat with the ultimate scary monster, the inimitable, David Bowie (or should we say Halloween Jack)!

Log on and chat with The Thin White Duke about his latest release, Bowie At The Beeb which collects his BBC performances from 1968 to 1972. Or ask him about his recent tour, involvement with his Internet community at www.davidbowie.com, and his new baby! The fun is happening only at at Yahoo! Chat on October 31st at 10:00pm ET, 7:00pm PT and 3:00am GMT.

The chat will be two-fold, beginning on Yahoo.com at 10:00 pm EST (3:00 GMT) and then trick-or-treating on over to BowieNet where David will chat some more with BowieNetters from 11:00 - 12:00 pm (4:00am - 5:00am GMT).

From Yahoo! and BowieNet.

DAVID AND THE McCARTNEY'S ON CELEBRITY
25th October 2000

OK so I was a day out in guessing that DAVID BOWIE and the McCartney's would be on ITV UK TV's CELEBRITY! this week but hey they were eventually. Each day Celebrity! are showing various clips from the awards.

If you missed it tonight make sure you catch the repeat showing TOMORROW afternoon (Thursday) at 1:30 in the afternoon. (29688).

The celeb report from the VH-1/Vogue Fashion Awards in New York City showed David doing his "soft shoe shuffle", announcing the award and with Stella on stage. Stella asks where her award is and David explains that there's been a bit of a cock up. He taps her on her shoulder (a la Blam style) and she turns around to see her father Paul McCartney walking on stage with her award.

I LEANED BACK ON MY RADIO
25th October 2000

EMI UK radio One of the EMI UK promotional items for the latest DAVID BOWIE album 'Bowie At The Beeb' is this rather nifty radio crafted in the form of an old style microphone. The 10 inch high radio is packaged in its own picture box and even has a custom 'Bowie At The Beeb' logo which lights up when the radio is switched on.

If you are incredibly rich or want to buy me a belated birthday present there is one up for grabs on the eBay auction web site with a current bid of $375.

BOWIENET TO SPONSOR RCA SECRET 2000
25th October 2000

This year's ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART 'Secret' exhibition is to be sponsored by BOWIEART.COM.

The annual postcard exhibition is called RCA SECRET. The secret is that they're all signed by the artist but only on the back, so you don't know what you're buying. Students at the college provide most of the pieces but mixed amongst them are cards by famous artists whose identities will be revealed once buying has closed.

On the surface this exhibition is a fun idea but it also has a serious purpose. It encourages appreciation of fine art for its own sake and gives everybody a chance to a own a masterpiece in miniature but more importantly all monies raised helps provide much needed bursaries for the students of the college.

The exhibition opens next month on 22nd November through to 2nd December 2000 at The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU.

Exhibition Open:
22nd-29th November 10am-6pm.
Late Opening 23rd November 10am-8pm.
Cards on sale: 30th November 8am-8pm.
1st December 10am-6pm.
2nd December 10am-6pm.

Royal College of Art and BowieArt.com.

REEVES ON YAHOO! CHAT TODAY
25th October 2000

REEVES GABRELS will be a guest at Yahoo! Chat today (Wednesday, October 25th) at 6 PM (ET). Check it out at http://chat.yahoo.com/c/events/info/2000/10/25/102500gabrels.html - this is your chance to get the latest on his activities including his most recent album Ulysses (della notte).

CREATIVE BOWIEART COMPETITION
24th October 2000

Bowieart.com invites you to re-work the brand new print by DAVID BOWIE that was created specially for our re-launch. Simply download the print from the site and let your imagination run wild. Play around with the print in any way you wish and let us see the results of your creative energies.

By simply emailing your entries to creative@bowieart.com famous British artist Gavin Turk, Shez 360, a graduate from the RCA featured on the site and David himself will judge their favourite entry.

BowieArt will have the print made into a double-signed edition of three, an artist's proof and one for each artist in the collaboration; David and the winner. Could another art star be born through Bowieart?

Our only stipulation is that the print is supplied in jpeg, gif or bmp format and is no bigger than 100k; any other file types or sizes will not be entered.

All entries must be emailed to creative@bowieart.com marked Competition Entry no later than Friday 13 November.

Go and visit BowieArt.com and download your FREE David Bowie artwork.

ROBBIE SHOWS BOWIE OFF...
24th October 2000

ROBBIE WILLIAMS played the Telewest Arena last night in Newcastle wearing a rather fetching Ziggy t-shirt. Hmm I wonder where he got that one from?

Breakfast TV station GMTV this morning broadcast several clips of the VH-1/Vogue Fashion Awards on their New York celebrity report featuring David, Stella and Paul McCartney.... so fingers crossed it will be shown in more detail tonight on CELEBRITY! at 5:05pm ITV.

DAVID AND THE McCARTNEY'S ON CELEBRITY?
22nd October 2000

Make sure you watch or video tape CELEBRITY! on ITV UK TV this coming Tuesday (24th) at 5:05 pm (4384618)... they have a report from the VH-1/Vogue Fashion Awards from NYC, hopefully they will show David and Paul McCartney giving Stella her award. Note: Celebrity! is also repeated the following day (Wednesday) same channel at 1:30 in the afternoon (51854).

There's a repeat showing of the awards on 24th October at 4.30 pm, VH-1/Vogue Fashion Awards on VH1 in the USA.

Check out a couple of photographs of David and Stella from the awards below.

BITS AND PIECES AND BOBS AND BATS
22nd October 2000

For those of you in Ireland, there's a showing of StoryTellers: David Bowie on the RTE Highlights TV channel on Friday (27th) just after midnight at 12:35.

Samantha Mumba's latest single 'Body II Body' which as everyone knows features David's 'Ashes To Ashes' has entered the UK Independent charts at number 3 and in the official chart at number 4. You can hear the track on the Radio One website by clicking here. Sam also features on ITV's Celebrity! this week with a report from Germany on Friday 27th October.

DAVID MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE
21st October 2000

Stella and David At the VH-1 VOGUE Fashion Awards held last night from the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York City, DAVID BOWIE made a surprise guest appearance to announce the winner of the 'Fashion Designer Of The Year' award which deservedly went to UK designer STELLA McCARTNEY for her work with Chloe.

Towards the end of the show, David dressed in a chocolate brown suit was his usual jovial self. At one point he tried to give Stella tickets to the Stiller movie and suddenly her father PAUL McCARTNEY walked on stage. A surprised Stella ran over to him, they hugged and she was overcome with emotion.

Stella and David The show featured music stars ranging from Beck to Macy Gray and also an appearance by actress Jennifer Connolly, who starred alongside David in the Labyrinth movie. Ben Stiller won over the audience when he asked for their cooperation whilst he filmed scenes, during commercial breaks, of him accepting a fashion award for his upcoming movie "Zoolander." Dressed as supermodel character Derek Zoolander, he looked trendy in a black leather suit. David also makes an appearance in the Stiller movie.

The annual show is renowned for its unprecedented mixture of designers, models, rock stars and show business luminaries whose combination creates an unsurpassed night of fashion, music and entertainment. All the nominees for the awards were determined by the VH1/Vogue 2000 Fashion Awards Style Council, an exclusive committee of top fashion editors, journalists, curators, stylists, designers, photographers and models assembled by VH1 and Vogue.

The awards will be shown in the near future in the UK - watch this space. If you are in the US make sure you catch one of the repeat showings. First repeat on 24th October at 4.30 pm on VH1 in the USA.

Thanks to MaryBeth.

REMINDER: DAVID FEATURES ON C4's 'TOP TEN'
21st October 2000

TONIGHT! As mentioned here last week, DAVID BOWIE is chosen as one of the featured musicians on Channel Four's 'Top Ten' programme hosted by Phill Jupitus, which this week covers the year 1980. Set your video recorders for 9:05 pm, Channel 4 TV.

VOGUE MOST STYLISH COUPLE... VOTING SO FAR
20th October 2000

We've only got a few hours... to VOTE on VH-1's latest poll for MOST STYLISH COUPLE!

DAVID and IMAN have been nominated for the most stylish couple in VH1's VOGUE Fashion Awards, and let's face it, clearly they deserve this one!

So come on db fans, let's get those mice a-clickin'! Other nominees includes Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick and Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt.

The current placings are:

Guy Ritchie and Madonna - 38%
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston - 26%
David Bowie and Iman - 15%
Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt - 12%
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick - 7%

When you get to the main page, just look on the bottom for the most stylish couple link! Click on the link below to vote.

VOTE FOR DAVID AND IMAN - MOST STYLISH COUPLE

The VH-1 Vogue Fashion Awards take place on Friday 20th October at 9.00 p.m.

From VH-1.

NEW COMPETITION COMING SOON
20th October 2000

Watch this space... new BOWIEWONDERWORLD.COM competition coming soon. Details to follow.

One major prize winner (@bowiewonderworld.com members only)
plus two runners-up prizes.

If you want the chance to win the first prize - be quick and sign up for your FREE email address here.

(Ed. Please note: Major prize only available to people with @bowiewonderworld.com email address).

PAINTING THE CENTURY
20th October 2000

PAINTING THE CENTURY brings together over one hundred major portraits, loaned from collections around the world, in what is said to be the most ambitious exhibition being mounted in London to celebrate the new millennium.

For every year of the twentieth century, the exhibition displays one portrait, painted in that year, by artists of the stature of Munch, Picasso, Beckmann, Grosz, Bacon, Warhol and Freud. Sitters as diverse as Lenin, Elvis Presley, Margaret Thatcher and DAVID BOWIE are seen in the context of a comprehensive chronology of the history and culture of our times. Included in the exhibition is the portrait by Stephen Finer of David Bowie and Iman.

The exhibition opens on 26th October and runs till 4 February 2001. For further details contact the National Portrait Gallery on +44 (0) 20 7312 2483.

From BowieArt.com.

REEVES GABRELS SWEEPSTAKES
20th October 2000

E-Magine Entertainment and Guitar World present the REEVES GABRELS Sweepstakes - Win an autographed Parker Nite Fly guitar and a private guitar lesson with Reeves Gabrels!

That's right... Guitar World and E-Magine Entertainment are celebrating guitar virtuoso Reeves Gabrels' latest release 'Ulysses (della notte)' with this amazing contest! Reeves will give you a private guitar lesson on your new Parker Nite Fly Guitar, custom designed for you!

The Grammy-nominated guitarist's new solo effort (available for the first time ever on CD) is a nine-track CD which includes "Jewel" featuring vocals and instrumental performances by DAVID BOWIE, Dave Grohl, and Frank Black. It also includes "Yesterdays Gone" featuring The Cure's Robert Smith on Vocals.

Plus, twenty runners up will receive an autographed copy of 'Ulysses (della notte)'.

WHAT are you waiting for? Give us your name and email address - YOU could be on your WAY! Check it out here.

From www.emaginemusic.com.

MOST STYLISH COUPLE GO VOTE!
19th October 2000

We've only got 36 hours... to VOTE on VH-1's latest poll for MOST STYLISH COUPLE!

DAVID and IMAN have been nominated for the most stylish couple in VH1's VOGUE Fashion Awards, and let's face it, clearly they deserve this one!

So come on db fans, let's get those mice a-clickin'! Other nominees includes Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick and Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt.

When you get to the main page, just look on the bottom for the most stylish couple link! Click on the link below to vote.

VOTE FOR DAVID AND IMAN - MOST STYLISH COUPLE

The VH-1 Vogue Fashion Awards take place on Friday 20th October at 9.00 p.m.

The current placings are:

Guy Ritchie and Madonna - 38%
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston - 27%
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick - 7%
Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt - 12%
David Bowie and Iman - 14%

From BowieNet.

FREE TMWFTE BOOK IN SIGHT AND SOUND
19th October 2000

TMWFTE not for sale Update: The November 2000 issue of SIGHT AND SOUND (Volume 10 Issue 11), contains a special FREE copy of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' by Walter Tevis. This special edition of the book, solely produced for Sight And Sound readers in association with Sci-Fi, published by Bloomsbury is not for resale. Cover still from BFI Stills Posters and Designs and cover design by August Media.

Click on book cover photograph for larger version.

Sight And Sound is published monthly by the British Film Institute Sight And Sound web site.

DAVID BOWIE FANS WANTED FOR TV
18th October 2000

My name is Zoe and I'm currently working on a new TV programme for British television about celebrity icons of the last three decades. As part of the programme concentrating on the seventies, we would love to talk to people based in the UK or US who are huge fans of DAVID BOWIE.

If you, or anyone you know, has amazing stories of meetings with David or anecdotes about time and effort spent supporting him, and would like to share them with us, please contact me on oek@princess.uk.com or give me a call on (0044) 0207 243 5100 to get involved.

Many thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you soon,
Zoe K.

SIGHT AND SOUND UK MAG
17th October 2000

The current issue of SIGHT AND SOUND the best UK film magazine by miles contains a free copy of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' by Walter Tevis. This is a special edition copy with DAVID BOWIE as Thomas Jerome Newton on the cover.

QUICK... GO CLAIM YOUR FREE BOWIE PRINT!!
16th October 2000

Please don't run and form an orderly queue at DAVID BOWIE'S official art website, the newly revamped BOWIEART.COM. The site is offering you the opportunity to claim your totally FREE piece of db artwork, entitled "Example". All you have to do is simply visit the site, fill in your name and email address in the form and they will email your free print directly to you.

Go to www.bowieart.com click on news page, 'Free David Bowie Print', click on the link, fill in your name and email address and go collect it from your email box. What could be easier?

From www.bowieart.com.

NEW DB COMPILATION ALBUM ROUND UP
16th October 2000

This months issue of MAGPIE direct music mail order catalogue features the following DAVID BOWIE releases, compilations and related CDs:

RGM Rarities Vol. 2: 'The Beat Group Era' CD GEMCD 016 on Diamond @ £11.06. A 28 track collection showing that Joe Meek kept up with the times during the Beat Boom. Features one db related track: Buzz 'You're Holding Me Down'.

The Mod Scene Vol. 2 CD 8449242 on Deram @ £9.99. A second assortment of Hammond rave-ups, soul-jazz workouts wrapped in a Union Jack and Beat poems with guitars. Features one track: Davie Jones & The King Bees: 'Liza Jane'.

The R&B Scene CD 8447982 on Deram @ £9.99 features one track: Davie Jones & The King Bees: 'Louie Louie Go Home'.

The Pretty Things: 'Latest Writs Greatest Hits' CD SMACD 823 on Recall @ £10.20 features the originals of songs covered by DB on his Pin Ups album.

The Spiders From Mars: 'The Spider From Mars' CD ESMCD 894 on Essential @ £8.50

Woody Woodmansey's U Boat: 'U Boat' CD on Essential @ £8.50

Magpie Order Line: 08700 711 611.
Fax: 01784 24-11-68 (for credit cards).
Email: magpie@dial.pipex.com
Website: www.magpiedirect.com.

From Magpie Magazine.

DAVID CONTRIBUTES TO ARTAID 2000
16th October 2000

DAVID BOWIE has once again generously contributed towards the ArtAid 2000 art exhibition in support of Crusaid, Britain's national fundraiser for HIV and AIDS. The exhibition currently underway at the Vinopolis Gallery in London SE1, runs from 12th October through to 31st October 2000.

David has contributed one of his series of Dheads... Dhead LXIII. All the works are available for purchase, with all monies raised going to towards the Crusaid charity. The extraordinarily diverse exhibition of contemporary art by a group of artists is remarkable not just because of their talent and accomplishments, which are clearly considerable, but also their generosity. With names such as David Bowie, Gary Hume, Brigit Riley, Mark Wallinger and Cornelia Parker makes this exhibition a "must see".

For further information visit Crusaid Web site
Tel: (+44) (0) 20 7833 3939
Fax: 020 7833 8644
Email: artaid@crusaid.org.uk

From BowieArt.com

TIGER PRAWNS... ASHES... LILY AND TV
15th October 2000

There's a great photograph of DAVID BOWIE in today's News Of The World colour magazine supplement in the UK.

Samantha Mumba's new single "Body II Body" is out tomorrow (16th October), which features a sample from David Bowie's 'Ashes To Ashes'.

David, currently in the studio remaking and remodelling 'Toys', has recorded his version of The Who's 'Pictures Of Lily'. Pete Townshend asked if he would contribute a track towards the forthcoming Who Tribute album due for release next year.

This coming Friday (20th Oct), VH-1 UK are rebroadcasting db on StoryTellers at 11:00pm. Then next day Saturday (21st Oct) at 9.05pm Channel Four's new programme 'Top Ten' hosted by Phill Jupitus reaches the year 1980 and Phill chooses David Bowie as one of the featured musicians.


THE LEPER MESSIAH
14th October 2000

The November issue (84) of MOJO music magazine features a six page write up cult review on 'Vince Taylor: The Real Ziggy Stardust'. Kieron Taylor writes on the wild tale of the man who inspired Ziggy Stardust.

The insightful article features several quotes from DAVID BOWIE... "The guy was unbelievable," says Bowie, "just the weirdest kind of creature. I'm not sure if I held him up as an idol, or something not to become. There was something very tempting about him going completely off the edge. He always stayed in my mind as an example of what can happen in rock 'n' roll."

David Bowie met Vince Taylor in London's La Gioconda cafe in 1966. By this time, Taylor was completely gone, "He was really out of his tree", remembers Bowie,

"I can't remember if he said he was an alien or the Son of God, but he might have been a bit of both. And he had all these sycophants believing him! He really did a number one job."

Elsewhere in the magazine, featured in the 'All Back To My Place' section, "cooky" NIGELLA LAWSON is asked:

Q: "What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album?"

Because it reminds me of my youth, something like DAVID BOWIE'S Ziggy Stardust or Aladdin Sane, and I love the Stones' Tattoo You. I was born in 1960 so I remember The Beatles, but I've always been more Magpie than Blue Peter.

REMINDER: POWERLIST ON CHANNEL 4
14th October 2000

Tonight (14th October) on Channel 4 UK TV at 8.00 pm is POWERLIST - the programme hosted by Jon Snow reveals the most influential people in Britain and discuses their position in today's society.

I noticed that DAVID BOWIE appears on the trailer for the programme... so expect something.

(Ed. David was judged to be 222nd most influential person).

HOLLY TO PLAY LUNA PARK
13th October 2000

One of DAVID BOWIE'S backing singers HOLLY PALMER is to play Luna Park, in West Hollywood, California on Monday 16th October at 10:15pm.

Luna Park is situated at 665 North Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA.

UPDATE ON REPLACEMENT EMI DISCS
13th October 2000

Ziggy Stardust not for sale Update: Re the EMI 'Bowie At The Beeb' replacement one track discs: EMI started sending out the discs yesterday (Wednesday)... so lots of UK letter-boxes should have been rattling this morning! The first batch to go out yesterday was ALL the UK and overseas requests sent to them by letter as these had not been acknowledged back to the senders.

Today, EMI will carry on the UK requests and then do each overseas country in the order of the "greatest number of requests per country"... so it's gonna be the USA next.

EMI have sufficient discs (and Jiffy bags!) available to cover EVERY request they have received to date... it's now just a matter of label sticking and bag stuffing until they have cleared them all.

If you still haven't claimed your free one track replacement disc - please do so as soon as possible. To claim your replacement disc, email EMI on the link below and please make sure that you INCLUDE your full snail mail address including your country.

You can claim your 1 track replacement CD by sending an e-mail to: martin.nutley@emimusic.com

You can also send your inquiry along with proof of purchase to:

UK Consumer Information
EMI Records Group UK and Ireland
43 Brook Green
London, W6 7EF
United Kingdom
W6 7EF

Thanks to Martin Nutley (EMI) for the update.

The one tracked EMI/BBC replacement CD 'Ziggy Stardust' by DAVID BOWIE it is on a white label with "Not for sale" and the catalogue number is BEEBREP 2 and is pressed by EMI UK.

THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE BOOK
12th October 2000

Update: If you were having trouble locating 'The Complete David Bowie' book in the UK... it was published on October 2nd, but some stores did not receive their stock last week because of a fault in the printing of the covers on part of the run. The defective covers have now been reprinted and bound. The remaining dues have been in release from their warehouse since last Friday. Advance orders are very large.

You can't wait another day or so read the introduction to the book here.

From publishers Reynolds & Hearn.

PERSONALISED BOWIE INTERNET BROWSER
12th October 2000

Update: For the people who emailed and enquired about the DAVID BOWIE IDframe, (the personalised Bowie Internet Browser) apparently it is still under construction. However, if you register at their page they will send you an email when the Bowie IDframe is released.

To register, please visit www.emtnetwork.com/bowie/ and click on the Registration button.

In case of techincal difficulties, please contact bowie_support@emtnetwork.com.

ILLUSTRATED db DISCOGRAPHY v11.5
12th October 2000

The Illustrated db Discography has been updated to version 11.5. Here's what's new... You have bought Bowie At The Beeb and are curious where to find those tracks that didn't make it to the CD? You have heard there are two identical versions of 'Ziggy Stardust' on the CD, but you have no idea how to identify them? You are wondering which sessions David did after 1972? Look no further than the updated BBC Sessions section!

Also in this update: the BowieNet-only liveandwell.com live CD, the Rarest Series compilation, an Israeli edition of Christiane F., the Tour 1990 promo and the Glastonbury Messiah (BOW 2000) bootleg. In Russia they keep on compiling the same songs on pirate CDs - this time the discs are called Greatest Hits 2000 and Thursday's Child; a number of older titles has been added as well.

Only 'Even A Fool Learns To Love' has been added to Real Audio, but all songs from the archive can now be downloaded!

From Ruud Altenburg @ The Illustrated db Discography.

YOU'RE FAR TOO COOL TO FOOL
12th October 2000

DB most stylish GQ fashion director Jo Levin's new book GQ COOL features a foreword written by non other than DAVID BOWIE and an afterword written by fashion designer Paul Smith. Besides featuring this year's GQ's 'Most Stylish Man' written prose, David also adorns the front cover along with a "cool" portrait inside.

The book claims "a collection of portraits defining the essence of 'male cool' over the last ten years". Other celebrities featured include: Ewan McGregor, David Beckham, Alan Rickman, Beck, the Gallagher brothers and Keith Richard.

The 160 page hardcover book is due for publication this month on October 26th by publishers Pavilion Books (ISBN: 1862053960), priced at £16.99.

You can pre-order the book here with a saving of 20% off (£13.59).

Click on the db photo to see the front cover.

JAPANESE BOWIE AT THE BEEB
11th October 2000

The DAVID BOWIE Japanese version of 'Bowie At The Beeb' 3CD set (catalogue number EMI TOCP 65631) includes one extra bonus track 'Oh You Pretty Things' recorded from The Bob Harris Show on 21st September 1971. The booklet supplied is larger than the normal version with a total of 72 pages, which also includes ALL the lyrics to every track.

You can purchase a copy at £30.00 plus usual postage by clicking here.

POWERLIST ON CHANNEL 4
10th October 2000

Next Saturday (14th October) on Channel 4 UK TV at 8.00 pm is POWERLIST - the programme is to discuss the "powerlist" and who and what influences us. DAVID BOWIE appears on the trailer for the programme.

MR RICE'S SECRET UK PREMIER
9th October 2000

Get your video recorders ready tonight because DAVID BOWIE stars in 'Mr Rice's Secret' which is being premiered on SKY PREMIER in the UK TODAY (Monday 9th Oct) at 6.15pm.

From Spidey/Don.

MINIATURE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD FOR SALE
9th October 2000

TMWSTW Miniature album This DAVID BOWIE miniature 'The Man Who Sold The World' album must go by next Saturday... latest bid was £80.00. Last offers will be taken at 6:00pm GMT. Perfect for any Bowie collection.

I was told there were only 3 made but I've never seen any others and I was told that this was the only Bowie album made into miniature, there were also a few other albums made. One from The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Once again it's about 1 inch square, has a little inner album sleeve and poster of the album along with a tiny record, but to all of you who have that burning question no you can't play it.

Thanks for all those that have bidded and may the best Bowiephile win. Here is a scanned picture of it compared to with a regular postage stamp.

Thanks Andy @ amw1968@hotmail.com.

(Ed. Last year at the famous London Dolls House Festival, a range of miniature records were on sale. Each title was limited to just twenty copies, making them all instant collectors items. Each miniature record was a faithful reproduction of the original British pressing, right down to the label. The records themselves are made of metal and the outer covers are laminated with mylar just like the real thing).


A HAPPY MARRIAGE OF RETRO AND RIGHT NOW
7th October 2000

The November issue of the excellent UNCUT magazine contains a rather wonderful review of 'Bowie At The Beeb' by Chris Roberts. Chris gives the album the top 5 star rating meaning "excellent".

DAVID BOWIE
BOWIE AT THE BEEB

EMI *****
Triple-CD gathers The Dame's sessions for 'Auntie', both contemporary and historical.

"STATION TO STATION": Two days after a bit of a result at Glastonbury, winning over yet another generation, David Bowie played to a hundred people at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. He had laryngitis, bronchitis, the works, and the poor old feller had to avail himself of various drugs and inhalers between songs. When he had to restart "All The Young Dudes" after a coughing fit, he showed the determination and annoyance of a proud perfectionist. The show went on, and will be on telly soon. It was a tremendous gig for fans, with many quirkier selections among the greatest hits, and he told some fine "I was very, very drunk" anecdotes. I was so into it I forgot to keep an eye on the alarmingly rocking-out Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe as Dennis Quaid had asked me to.

But more, much more than this. Bowie At The Beeb doesn't just give you - for a limited period only - the gig me'n'Meg'n'Russ enjoyed so much. It's a triple CD, and the other two discs chronicle all the man's BBC sessions from 1968 to 1972. These are taken from such programmes as Top Gear, Sounds Of The Seventies, and In Concert. The Beeb had lost the masters for the '68 Top Gear stuff, and they've never been heard since: the ever-efficient Bowie provided these tapes himself. Also here are the first ever recordings together by Bowie and Mick Ronson, just a few days after they'd met. We're talking 52 tracks in all.

The first disc features some early Cockney geezer oddities with "The Tony Visconti Orchestra", the most charming of which is "Silly Boy Blue". There's a mean "Amsterdam" from John Peel's Sunday Show, and a gorgeous reading of "Janine" from the perhaps slightly less cred DLT programme. "Width Of A Circle" and "Memory Of A Free Festival" (both from '70) appear as startling, ambitious sketches.

On CD 2 we get a fascinating glimpse at Bowie on the diving board just before mega-fame. For an alleged artisan, he was always a manic workaholic, putting in berserkly long days. Most of Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust get worked out and honed here, and his Velvets fixation pulses 'The 21st century Bowie is insistently fresh, and the June 27 session sparkles' through "Waiting For The Man" and "White Light/White Heat", with The Spiders From Mars and their extraordinary sideburns now assembled. An emotionally raw "Rock'N'Roll Suicide" serves as finale.

The 21st century Bowie is insistently fresh, and the June 27 session sparkles brightest of all. A fractious "Ashes To Ashes". A moving "Absolute Beginners", of which on the night Bowie declared, "I was looking for someone to fall in love with when I wrote this. Couldn't find anyone." Earl Slick's guitar rips up "Stay", "Let's Dance" begins acoustic and flamenco-ish. Of "Always Crashing In The Same Car", which slinks and curls smokily, the man confessed, "I was at an all-time low. Things got better after that." And continue to, as this happy marriage of retro and right-now demonstrates.

Fire and ice and every point of light between.

By Chris Roberts @ Uncut magazine.

DRESS MY FRIENDS UP JUST FOR SHOW
6th October 2000

Rock Style: music and fashion and attitude at the Barbican Gallery, London - 5th October - 14th January.

Sexy, contemporary and informative, this is the first major exhibition in Britain to celebrate the incredible influence of rock and pop musicians on style over the last fifty years. The exhibition includes iconic costumes such as Elvis' leather suit from his 1968 comeback appearance, The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper Suits, Madonna's gold bustier and Elton John's platform shoes. These fantastic outfits will be set alongside classic images by acclaimed fashion and rock photographers including David Bailey, Art Kane, Mick Rock and Bob Gruen, plus original record covers, vintage magazines, concert footage and video. Wardrobe is a peek into the closet of all the major style trends: 60s psychedelia, mod, punk, pop, metal, funk, indie and hip-hop. Display focuses on suits, dresses, shoes, hats and hairstyling; in the adjacent Transform you can create your own looks, with styling workshops on selected weekends during the exhibition. Top Thirty Icons of Style brings together classic items from the last fifty years as worn by stars and fans alike, and Performance highlights the creativity of three outstanding artists - DAVID BOWIE, Madonna and Björk.

As part of Rock Style, check out the flamboyant costumes of cult glam rockers Kiss displayed in one of the Art Spaces from 6 Oct until 26 Nov. The exhibition was originally organised by The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland. It has been augmented and developed by the Barbican Centre for showing in London. Supported by VS Sassoon London Fashion Weekend, 28 Sep-1 Oct, Natural History Museum, SW7 London Fashion Weekend extends its style to fashion loving consumers, tickets £7.50 tel 020 7413 1700.

Admission Adults £7 (for both exhibitions) Students, young people 12-18, over 60s, disabled and unemployed £5 Under 12 Free Season ticket for unlimited access to current exhibitions £12/£8.50 Barbican Card discount: 20% off full price tickets 2 per card holder (subject to availability) Group Bookings (Mon-Fri) Can be made through the Groups line 020 7382 7211. (Minicom 020 7382 7279) Adult groups of 10 or more £6 each. Schools and full time student groups (10 or more) £2 Please note that the foyer music programme can sometimes be heard in Barbican Gallery. There will be foyer music on 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct.

Gallery floor level 3. Open Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat 10am-6pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Sun and bank holidays 12 noon-6pm. Admission for both exhibitions £7 Adults £5 concessions.

www.barbican.org.uk.

WITH ALL THE TOYS AND THINGS AND DEEDS
5th October 2000

DAVID BOWIE is nearing completion of his next studio album, he says it should be in the can by the first week of November. At present, the album tentatively entitled 'TOY' is a "remake and remodel" on some of his back catalogue of Sixties songs.

The musicians so far appearing on 'Toy' include Earl Slick, Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Mike Garson, Emm Gryner, Holly Palmer, Lisa Germano and on trumpet Cuong Vu. Mark Plati suggested that they work with multi-instrumentalist Lisa. Recording at Mark's home studio, she played recorder, electric and acoustic violin, mandolin and accordion.

Commenting on the album, David in his journal says "...it really has surpassed my expectations already. The songs are so alive and full of colour, they jump out of the speakers. It's really hard to believe that they were written so long ago."

David got involved in the "remaking and remodelling" so much so that he has written a couple of brand new songs in a 60's style that are to be included! He even has decided to produce the album cover artwork himself.

On a personal note, the "newer" versions of I Dig Everything and The London Boys, which the band played both in NYC and at the Beeb are my favourite highlights and both are on continual rotation on my CD player. I just can't stop playing them. Wonderful stuff!

(Ed. I'm trying to suss out why the title 'Toys'... off the top of my head the word 'toys' crops up in at least seven of David's 60s recordings... Let Me Sleep Beside You, The London Boys, Karma Man, Come And Buy My Toys, Baby Loves That Way, Little Toy Soldier and Please Mr. Grave Digger.

BOWIE AT THE BEEB ENTERS UK CHARTS
4th October 2000

DAVID BOWIE'S current album the 3CD set 'Bowie At The Beeb' has entered the UK charts at number seven, making this his twenty-fifth top ten hit. Not bad considering that Madonna, Robbie Williams and current UK favourite Craig David all have albums out. In the Ireland charts, the album came in at number eleven.

If you still haven't purchased this great 3CD set, you can get a Special discount here at only $18.88 for the complete!

The October issue of Record Collector magazine has an extensive three page in-depth review of the album by S. Pafford.

IMAN PRINTS TO BE AUCTIONED
3rd October 2000

IMAN is one of the world's most beautiful women. Her husband, DAVID BOWIE, is one of the world's richest and most versatile rock stars. Now you can own her image - from him. The Berklee College of Music, from which Bowie has an honorary doctorate, is auctioning two framed limited-edition prints of Iman by Bowie. A Berklee spokeswoman calls them ''a little abstract'' and ''an impressionist study.'' Also up for bid: A private concert from a Grammy-winning vibraphonist, Berklee executive VP Gary Burton; passes to next year's Grammys; a vacation in an Irish castle; and more. Tickets are $250. The Oct. 21 auction at the Harvard Club of Boston benefits Berklee's City Music, the college's outreach program for urban teens.

Check it out Boston Globe.

From David Emerson.

ZIGGY COMPANION UPDATE
2nd October 2000

The Ziggy Stardust Companion has updated for the month. The Special Feature is an audience Photo Gallery. A large gallery of audience photos taken of DAVID BOWIE and the Spiders From Mars in the Ziggy Stardust era. and the usual small goodies which can be found at www.5years.com.

From Mike Harvey.

EMI: FREE REPLACEMENT BOWIE CD
1st October 2000

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Would people emailing EMI for their FREE replacement David Bowie CD - please make sure that you INCLUDE your full snail mail address including your country.

You can claim your 1 track replacement CD by sending an e-mail to: martin.nutley@emimusic.com

You can also send your inquiry along with proof of purchase to:

UK Consumer Information
EMI Records Group UK and Ireland
43 Brook Green
London, W6 7EF
United Kingdom
W6 7EF

Please include your FULL postal address (including country) to receive a 1 track CD containing the missing version. The replacement CDs are due to be ready to be sent out the week ending Friday 6th October.

From Martin Nutley (EMI).

Q BEEB REVIEW AND FREE COVER CD
1st October 2000

The November issue of Q magazine (number 170) features a half page review by David Quantick on DAVID BOWIE'S latest album 'Bowie At The Beeb', complete with nice full colour Ziggy photo in his dressing room. Quantick gives the album a 4 star rating which translates as "Excellent. Definitely worth investigating". And indeed it is.

Hang on there's more... this issue also includes a free cover mounted CD entitled: "Chill Out", which contains the awfully brilliant Bowie track 'Art Decade'.

Apparently, 'Chill Out' is the first of Q's occasional series of mood-elevating functional CDs that takes the listener on a horizontal journey to a well-stocked beach bar on Planet Relaxo. Here are soothing nuggets of acoustic folk, brain-stroking modern electronica and the most sublime in classic ambient rock. All in all, it's a beautiful thing. So dim the lights, unscrew that jar of cocktail olives and relaxez-vous in the company of Q's Essential Chill Out. Mmm...

The promotional side to this CD is based around the fact that HMV Records have arranged cut-price deals on albums by the featured artists. Therefore, by visiting your local HMV store or by visiting HMV you can purchase 'Low' by David Bowie for the absolutely incredible bargain price of just £6.99!

Chill Out tracklisting:

..1. Moby: Novio.
..2. Groove Armada: At The River (Radio Edit).
..3. Kinobe: Slip Into Something (Radio Edit).
..4. Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
..5. John Martyn: Solid Air.
..6. Underworld: Push Downstairs.
..7. Moloko: Sing It Back (Album Version).
..8. Oasis: Half The World Away.
..9. Nick Drake: River Man.
10. Grandaddy: Underneath The Weeping Willow.
11. Garbage: Milk (The Classic Mix by Massive Attack).
12. Goldfrapp: Utopia.
13. Talk Talk: Inheritance.
14. Depeche Mode: Useless (The Kruder & Dortmeister Session - Edit).
15. DAVID BOWIE: ART DECADE.
16. Mercury Rev: Holes.


DAVID RIGHT ON CUE
1st October 2000

David Bowie by Norman Parkinson Yet another piece of DAVID BOWIE memorabilia can be had in the next sale at CHRISTIE'S auction house in South Kensington, London. Included in their forthcoming sale '19th and 20th Century Photographs' on 20th October is lot number 286, which as you can see is an amazing photograph of David by Norman Parkinson from 1982, looking rather splendid with his ash snooker cue.

Christie's estimate a price of around £1,000 to £1,500 for this dye-destruction colour print, size 19 x 19¼ inches, signed on image and reverse, matted and framed. Photograph from 1982 and printed later.

Christie's, 85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3LD. Visit their web site at www.christies.com.




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