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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, JACK
31st October 2001

Happy Halloween!!!... To those of you who celebrate Halloween Night - have a wonderful night out trick or treating!

For the rest of us here's a few unseen and previously unpublished photographs of our very own Halloween Jack.

BowieWonderworld TRICK or TREAT take your pick.

For the record, the photographs were shot at the Music Hall in Boston on 16th July 1974.

REMINDER: IF YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK
31st October 2001

If you missed it first time around, or missed some of the beginning of the show... 'The Concert for New York City' presented by Target is on US telelvision TONIGHT on CBS, at 10:00 pm ET.

If you plan to video tape the show, make sure you start recording right at the very start when the benefit sponsors are being listed because otherwise you'll miss the start of DAVID BOWIE'S performance. He opens the show without any intro. He performs two songs, starting with 'America' and finishing with "Heroes" and doesn't feature in the encore at the end of the show.

BOWIE INFLUENCED ASLAN
31st October 2001

Forget about U2, Ireland's greatest band ASLAN whom would have first come to DAVID BOWIE attention in the mid eighties when they would perform Ziggy covers during there "not to be missed" live performances.

The boys from Dublin's northside are self confessed Bowie fans and played in front of one of their biggest crowds back in 87 while supporting db for The Glass Spider tour when it landed at Slane County Meath. They have even been spotted at some of the not so secret Bowie gigs here in Dublin. With bass played Tony McGuiness singing and dancing along with the rest of us mortals during the famous Earthling warm up gig at The Factory.

The db connection continued with one of the classic rock moments on Irish tv when Joe Elliot and Aslan front man Christy Dignam performed a impromptu cover of Ziggy Stardust to a delighted audience. The lads have just finish triumphant sellout run at Dublin's Vicor Street venue and are about to tour the U.S. followed by some gig in Australia. The Bowie influence is ever present on their number one new album 'Waiting For This Madness To End' (it kept Kylie from the top spot in Ireland). One of the tracks sure to be an Aslan classic 'Love Is All You Need' has the familiar lyrics: "trying to be like Zimmerman, but we ended up in Ziggy band we tried"... With a shortage of Bowie gigs I highly recommend seeing the lads perform... you won't be disappointed.

Check out their official website @ www.aslan.ie
From Chris G.


UPDATE ON TOY RELEASE
30th October 2001

With the latest news on the 'new' studio recordings by DAVID BOWIE featuring Tony Visconti, Pete Townshend and Carlos Alomar etc (see 23rd October below), obviously fans everywhere are asking what's happened to the 'Toy' album. When will it be released? Or getting the two sets of recordings confused and mixed up.

To clarify matters... as mentioned previously, David finished Toy several months ago and it is now in the hands of the record company.

When questioned yesterday about Toy on the BowieNet message boards David has replied:

"As I have said before, Virgin/EMI have had scheduling problems and are now going for an album of 'new' material over the TOY album. Fine by me. I'm EXTREMELY happy with the new stuff (I love Toy as well and won't let that material fade away). If you've been following the newspapers you will have seen that EMI/Virgin are having major problems themselves. This has not helped. But all things pass."

And later he commented further: "I won't let TOY slide away. I am working on a way that you'll be able to get the songs next year as well as the newie."

From BowieNet.

NEW DAVID BOWIE ITEMS IN THE BW SHOP
30th October 2001

Check out the latest additions in the BOWIEWONDERWORLD SHOP brought to you in association with PhotoWorld.

For a mere $6 each there is a selection of David Bowie photographs from various periods, along with Tin Machine and Iman photographs too. A selection of Bowie promotional posters and backstage passes at only $15.95 each. Be quick these are limited stocks.

NEW ITEMS IN THE BOWIE WONDERWORLD SHOP

Earthling Outside Outside

China Girl Black Tie White Noise

NEW ITEMS IN THE BOWIE WONDERWORLD SHOP

Check out the latest David Bowie Music Posters from PhotoWorld - be quick - limited stocks.

Visit the BowieWonderworld Shop for a wide range of David Bowie merchandise and collectibles.

FAT GIRL FEATURES PRETTY THINGS
30th October 2001

The DAVID BOWIE track 'The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell' appears on the soundtrack of new movie FAT GIRL by French filmmaker Catherine Breillat.

Synopsis: During a momentous summer vacation of wisdom gained and virginity lost, Anais, a fat 12-year-old girl, observes the coming-of-age rituals of her stunning 15-year-old sister Elena. Elena is determined to lose her virginity as soon as possible, and since the two girls share a room, Anais gets to witness smug Fernando use every trick in the book to persuade Elena to have sex with him. When the girls' mother finds out about the affair, however, she takes them on an uncomfortable journey home.

ZOOLANDER BOWIE TRAILER
29th October 2001

Ben Stiller, David and Owen Wilson The Ben Stiller movie ZOOLANDER which stars DAVID BOWIE hits the cinema screen in the UK on 7th December... if you can't wait that long check out this movie trailer featuring our David.

Scroll down to Clip ('Walk Off') - Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) compete on the runway under the discerning eye of pop icon, David Bowie. Zoolander 2001 movie trailers.

David Bowie in Zoolander Ben Stiller is Derek Zoolander, a supermodel overflowing with charisma but lacking in common sense. He is targeted by a dangerous crime organization that wants him to carry out some dangerous plans. Suddenly, Zoolander has to think fast - but with his head always in the clouds, Zoolander has trouble thinking at all.

Comedy. 1 hr. 45 mins. MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and drug references.

From C. Production stills copyright: Melinda Sue Gordon.

HE'LL THINK ABOUT PAINT
28th October 2001

In today's SUNDAY the News Of The World supplement, features a wonderful half page b/w photograph of DAVID BOWIE in their 'Behind The Pictures' section.

David at home in Beckenham The photograph taken by Michael Putland at Haddon Hall, explains the eccentric star had just released his album Hunky Dory, but big bucks hadn't yet started rolling in and David wasn't rich enough to get someone in to do his decorating.

Putland arrived at David's home and was surprised to find the musician painting his ceiling. "I'd see him performing at a small club and when I turned up at his house I noticed he was wearing the same clothes. He wore his stage costume to paint the ceiling."

"It's the same with most celebrities - you turn up and you never know what they are going to be doing."

Also in the Sunday Mail supplement YOU today, IMAN is on the cover and a five page article inside.

Also: Photographs of DAVID BOWIE at the 'Concert for New York City' appear in this week's issues of UK magazines NOW and OK... (from Spidey

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
28th October 2001

An unreleased and unavailable remix of DAVID BOWIE'S 'Loving The Alien' by 'Scum Frog' was played on KISS FM radio tonight at 20.00 by Roger Sanchez who seemed to like it a lot. (from TheLodger)...

If you missed it last week - there is a repeat showing of the 'Concert for New York City' presented by Target on CBS in the USA at 10:00pm ET on Wednesday 31st October. Hint: Make sure you start recording right at the very beginning when the sponsors commercials are showing otherwise you'll miss the very start of David's performance...

Scottish band TRAVIS played a great gig the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Thursday night, and ended their performance, along with members of opening act Remy Zero joining together, with a cover of DAVID BOWIE'S "Heroes". They then followed up with two from Travis' debut album 'All I Wanna Do Is Rock' and the band's traditional closer 'Happy'...

Massive update in the Monthly Planners for October, November and December... again BBC America go through their archives next month for repeat broadcasts of Bowie At The Beeb, A Little Later, Cracked Actor, The Man Who Fell To Earth...

There are also several showings of the excellent documentary film 'The Man Who Bought Mustique' on the Sundance Channel in the USA, which features David and Mick. A double-edged portrait of a man and his obsessions, The Man Who Bought Mustique catches up with Colin Tennant otherwise known as Lord Glenconner, an aging British aristocrat whose claim to fame is the purchase of an exotic Caribbean island in the mid-1960s. With 45,000 pounds and a dream, Glenconner abandoned his ancestral seat in the Scottish highlands in 1956 for the idyllic shores of Mustique, which he promptly turned into a debaucherous party place for the rich. Playing host to the likes of Mick Jagger and David Bowie, Glenconner's fanciful empire was also dedicated in part to Princess Margaret, with whom the slightly daft and definitely delusional Lord harbors a lifelong obsession. Film makers Joseph Bullman and Vikram Jayanti are quickly derailed in their attempt to document Glenconner's return to the island for the first time since being forced to sell it in the mid-1980s. Revealing himself to be a prissy tyrant as well as a control freak, Tennant manhandles the film makers in vain attempts to glamorize his life. He openly airs his free-flowing and snobbish grievances against the current residents of Mustique. What emerges is a stunningly entertaining if insidiously disturbing portrait of the petty obsessions of the idyll rich...

THE MAN WHO FELL... THRU' THE ROOF
28th October 2001

XM RADIO are featuring DAVID BOWIE in a new commercial in the USA. I'm not sure if it's the same advertisement but do you remember several weeks back, the XFM commercial that played in USA cinemas where David falls through a roof?

Well if you visit the AdReview website you can see an animated gif on stills from the advertisement. Even better, if you join their mailing list you can immediately click on the picture and watch the full commercial on RealAudio Player Movie.

In their review they comment: 'Coming from outer space' - Actually, we very much admire the commercials, which depict people and things just tumbling from the sky. Snoop Doggy Dogg, B.B. King, a Nascar racer, a piano, 45 rpm discs and lots of sports equipment - separately and in one umbrella spot - just come raining down. Mr. Dogg crashes through an office ceiling, Mr. King through a barn, David Bowie into a hotel room - precisely as satellite radio's signals fall from space.

We're particularly fond of the Bowie spots. We hear him, the original man who fell to earth, screaming as he plummets onto a motel roof and tears through into an elderly couple's room. "I'll never get used to that," he mutters...

Check out the AdReview website - (thanks to TJ for the pointer).

BOWIEART TO SHOWCASE GLASGOW STUDENTS
27th October 2001

DAVID BOWIE'S internet gallery is to showcase new work by twenty-five Glasgow art students. Associates of David Bowie saw an exhibition of the students' work at New York's Times Square Gallery this month. They have negotiated with the Glasgow School of Art to show the works online.

Bowieart.com was launched in 1997 to exhibit both young and successful artists. Glasgow School of Art student Ilona Halpern told The Independent: "People are really excited that Bowie is interested in working with us. It is great to get recognition for our work."

Visit Bowieart.com

SHED SEVEN BITE ON THE NEON
27th October 2001

The new single from SHED SEVEN features a cover version of DAVID BOWIE'S 'The Jean Genie'. 'Step Inside Your Love' is released on Monday October 29th.

Keith says he saw Shed Seven last night and they've included the song in their set list and it's a cracking finale to their set. "I never normally like covers, but this was really well done, with the guitarist on fine form."

From Keith.

(Ed. The track has probably come about because drummer Alan Leach and Jane Witter have a baby girl called... Jean Genie).

CFNYC 2CD SET DUE NOVEMBER
26th October 2001

Performances from Saturday's 'Concert for New York', which featured DAVID BOWIE, Paul McCartney, The Who, Destiny's Child and many others, will be released as a two-CD set on November 27th. The track listing has yet to be determined, according to a spokesperson for Columbia Records.

Proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which will use the proceeds to help lower-income New Yorkers affected by the terrorist attacks as well as the families of firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who were injured or killed.

For all you Australians out there... two hour highlights of the 'Concert for New York City' benefit show will be shown on Saturday 27th October at 11:35pm on Channel 9 Sydney.

BOWIE ON LULU'S DUETS?
26th October 2001

Yesterday's DAILY STAR newspaper reported that DAVID BOWIE will feature on LULU'S forthcoming 'Duets' album. The album originally due next month has now been rescheduled for March/April 2002.

Lulu has said that there are a couple of new songs, the remainder are known tracks. Other artists mentioned in connection with the 'Duets' album include: David Bowie, Tina Turner, Sting, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Russell Watson, Samantha Mumba, Marti Pellow, Westlife and Barry White.

Thanks to LJ for the pointer.

SO WHEN YOU GONNA PHONE ME?
26th October 2001

Do you fancy having DAVID BOWIE on your voicemail? Well if you make a call to Stars In Your Ears you can get the next best thing to it.

A David Bowie style voice answering your calls... "Thank you for calling me..." - listen to a preview here or visit http://stars.electransco.com/msn/music.html.

Top Five Pop Picks: Code 5000 - David Bowie.

You will need to call 0906 460 0202 (landline calls cost £1.50 per minute and average call length is 2.5 minutes, 16+ only and please gain the bill payers permission first) and enter your network operator, mobile phone number, voicemail pincode and the code of your chosen voicemail greeting. Make sure there are no new messages and that all calls are diverted to voicemail. Then turn off your phone for 5 to 10 minutes whilst we load your new voicemail greeting - it's as simple as that!

WONDERWORLD BITS N' BOBS
25th October 2001

The next BW competition will be your chance to win one of three copies of MR. RICE'S SECRET on DVD (region 2) - coming soon...

For the many people who asked about David's 'new album' with Tony Visconti, Carlos Alomar and Pete Townshend - this isn't TOY it's a newer one. As far as Toy is concerned, the last I heard was that it's finished and in the hands of the record company...

Check out the new photos and grabs from the 'Concert for New York City' in the photo galleries (thanks SusanS x) and some new Arts Lab submissions...

So what's in the pipeline for Wonderworld Rednik? Well there are some exclusive interviews coming up in the special features section and several exclusive DAVID BOWIE items soon to be available in the BW Shop - watch this space. Believe me there's something coming up that will totally blow all you hardcore Bowie fan's socks off...


BW CHAT MEET EVERY THURSDAY
25th October 2001

Some of the guys n' gals on the message board want a regular Wonderworld CHATROOM time - so between them they have come up with every Thursday @ 10:00pm GMT (that's 11:00pm Europe and 05:00pm ET) - check the World Clock for your local time zone.

For now I'm using the Network54 chatroom. You can either enter as a 'guest' and type in any name you like or join as a member and get your own exclusive nickname. Simple and easy.

If you add your own profile to the BW Hall Of Fame other chatters will know a little about you beforehand. Or if you're shy and evasive you can read up on other people.

The main reason for using the Network 54 chatroom is because when you are on the BW Message Board posting, if you gaze up at the chat link you can actually see how many chatters are in the room without actually going in there.

Check out the BowieWonderworld Chat Room you never know who might be in there.

ARE YOU GOING TO THE THREE TUNS?
25th October 2001

Big thanks to everyone who has confirmed and responded so far. For those who haven't and plan on attending the unveiling of the DAVID BOWIE plaque and/or the evening party at the Three Tuns (Rat & Parrot) in Beckenham on 6th December 2001, please either add their name to the posting on the message board or email 3tuns@bowiewonderworld.com so that Alan the landlord can get a rough idea of the numbers involved.

The pub can hold around 400 people for the evening party, however, Alan is conscious of the danger of overcrowding, as well as people travelling long distances and then not being able to gain entry. If demand is high he may have to plan on making the evening an all ticket event or by telephone reservations.

Please confirm on the message board or email 3tuns@bowiewonderworld.com

Check out the background story here or scroll down to 14th October news.

AS I ASK YOU TO FOCUS ON
24th October 2001

Performing next mont at the Newton Theatre in Newtown, Sydney, Australia is 'LIFE ON MARS' - a new kind of music theatre sprung from the loins of classic rock operas like JC Superstar and Tommy but with a twenty first century twist. Much of the material comes from the albums Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Diamond Dogs. Twenty five DAVID BOWIE classics provide the framework for a narrative that speaks of alien invasion, Warhol, Jean Genies, big brothers, space men and beyond...

"This is a sensory feast, dazzling to the eye and luxuriant to the ear!" - (Blue Mountains Gazette).

Newton Theatre, 354 King Street, Newtown, Sydney.
November 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and December 1st at 8:00pm
November 25th and December 2nd at 5:00pm

Check out their website @ www.outofthebluetoday.freeservers.com/bowie.html#project

TOWNSHEND ON NEW ALBUM TOO!
23rd October 2001

After a wonderful performance at the 'Concert for New York City' with The Who PETE TOWNSHEND has written several diary entries on his web site relating to DAVID BOWIE and the 'Concert for New York City' benefit show. Great reading.

In Pete's Diaries on 19th October he mentions that after rehearsals he went to see David at a studio and was asked to work on a track off David's new album. David played Pete a number of tracks, although he obviously can't say too much, except to say that it was "surprising, moving, poetic (in a musical and visionary sense). I think real Bowie fans (and a few of Radiohead) will be able to walk tall soon in the knowledge that their hero can still break all the rules and remain cool."

The diary entry for 20th October he writes about the NYC benefit concert stating that "for a moment I was going to play with David Bowie too (standing in for The Edge who dropped out)".

There are some very frank and honest thoughts about New York and the concert, definitely well worth reading.

Visit the excellent Pete Townshend official website at www.petetownshend.com

Thanks to SimonG for the pointer :)

ORCHIDS WERE JUST CRASS
23rd October 2001

Groan... sorry about the headline I just couldn't resist it. Isn't it amazing what you discover whilst 'random' web surfing with your eyes closed?

Ziggy Stardust Orchid Many of you will have already heard of the rather gorgeous Ziggy Stardust Resort in Bophut Village in Thailand, which obviously is named after one of our David's alter ego's. Well here's some other 'strange' items that have borrowed the Ziggy Stardust theme.

If you pop over to Kingswood Orchids who specialise in Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums, there you will discover the following exquisitely named orchids... 'Ziggy Stardust', 'Lady Stardust' and 'Moonage Daydeam'.

Brachys and Parvis: S. Gratrix Lady Stardust
Wellconabe Ziggy Stardust (Wellelesyeanum 'Tokyo Gold' x Conco-bellatulum 'Big 'N Bold').

Paph Species: Niveum Moonage Daydeam.

Okay, okay enough already! I'll stop all of this now, before I go on to mention the Albert Flasher, St. Rex, Emersonii or the Black Cherry.

SEVERAL MORE NYC BENEFIT REVIEWS
23rd October 2001

VH1 McCartney, Jagger, Bowie, The Who Come To NY's Aid.

RollingStone McCartney Toasts NY Heroes.

Grammy.com Musicians Gather In 'Concert For New York'.

Coyote Sunrise Bowie fan David Emerson's personal review.

There are a few more low quality TV screen grabs been added to the Concert for New York City photo gallery whilst I'm waiting for some front row shots to come through.

DAVID TO TOUR NEXT YEAR!!!
22nd October 2001

Writing in his journal on BowieNet yesterday, DAVID BOWIE has let it be known that he plans on touring next year. The clue was given when he mentioned that GAIL ANN DORSEY popped into the party at the Glen Tonche studios where he is recording the new album. He played Gail the new songs "as she's gonna have to learn 'em for next years live stuff."

David also mentions that the new recordings have by been performed in the main by: Matt Chamberlain on drums, Tony Visconti on bass and some other things (including recorders), David Torn on guitar and the 'Scorchio Quartet' (led by Martha Mooke). He also said he has "played probably more on this album than any other that I've done since 'Diamond Dogs' or maybe 'Low'."

And to top all that, another surprise was that CARLOS ALOMAR came over and played rhythm guitar on a couple of tracks the other day.

Info via BowieNet.

I CATCH A PAPER BOY
22nd October 2001

From the several newspapers I bought this morning, here's a round-up of what's in what...

The Times features DAVID BOWIE on their front page title banner with Macca and inside on page three there is a really nice photo montage of the four Brits... David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Macca and Elton John.

Also inside The Sun newspaper today there is a 4 page feature on the 'Concert for New York' which includes a colour photograph of David performing 'America'. Online versions We Love New York and Paul's Little Heroes

The Mirror has a 3 page special spread, along with one full colour page which includes David performing "Heroes". Online version 3 Page Special On The Concert For New York - McCartNY

The Daily Mail has a 2 page piece, with a small pic of David.

The Daily Star contains one and quarter pages which includes a black and white photo of David performing "Heroes".

And for those of you who haven't been able to listen to David's performance at the MSG on Saturday... if you are really, really quick you can download an mp3 version which features 'America' and "Heroes" by clicking here - please be patient it's almost 10 mb.

Thanks sQueakie.

KICK OUT THE JAMS
22nd October 2001

Saturday night (just gone) TONY SALES teamed up with MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer for a one-off live set at the teeny-weeny Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, California, as part of a five-band bill. Other bands playing were Turbo ACs, Co-Dependants, Cocksucker Blues and The Thingz.

This was not the first time that Kramer has played with a member of TIN MACHINE. He recently played a few guitar workshop sets with Reeves Gabrels.

Anybody interested in what Kramer is up to these days should check out www.waynekramer.com and anybody interested in the inspiration behind the line "Kick out the Jams" on Cygnet Committee should go directly to www.futurenowfilms.com

From AndyB.

TOYAH'S SIXTY SECONDS
21st October 2001

In the METRO morning newspaper here in the UK the other day, TOYAH WILCOX was interviewed in their '60 second interview' section. A couple of the questions were:

Who's your biggest influence? I still carry a real torch for David Bowie's work.

And have you ever met Bowie? No - my husband has done some work with him but I have yet to meet him myself.

They also went on to ask her what her epitaph would be, and she replied: 'She came, she lisped, she left'.

From Spidey.

NYC BENEFIT CONCERT NEWS LINKS
21st October 2001

Round-up of various reviews, stories and photo from the 'Concert for New York' Benefit gig from Madison Square Garden on 20th October 2001.

BBC News Video RealAudio features David Bowie snippet with "Heroes".

BBC News All-star charity gig rocks New York.

New York Post News Video Stars Show Up For VH1 Benefit Show.

NY (AP) Bowie Kicks Off Benefit NY Concert.

NY (AP) Stars Pour In For NY Benefit Concert.

NY (AP) Legends Perform for Benefit Concert.

VH1 The Wire McCartney, Jagger, Bowie, The Who Come To NY's Aid (photo).

Jam! Showbiz Stars sing in 'Concert for New York'.

Jam! Gallery Paul McCartney Benefit Show Gallery (2 pics).

Reuters Stars, Rescuers Rock in NY Attack Concert Tribute.

VH1 McCartney, Jagger, Bowie, The Who Come To NY's Aid.

RollingStone McCartney Toasts NY Heroes.

Grammy.com Musicians Gather In 'Concert For New York'.

Undercover Paul McCartney Concert for New York highlights.


DAVID GETS SOME MRS. WAGNER PIES!
20th October 2001

DAVID BOWIE opened tonight's gig at the Madison Square Garden for the 'Concert for New York City' benefit gig. Dressed in a casual beige jacket and trousers with a brown leather belt, an open necked grey shirt, and 'sneaker' type shoes, he accompanied himself on what looked like a Casio keyboard. (Update: it was an Omnichord, a tiny 80's low-tech keyboard made by Suzuki).

A single white spotlight picked him out, his opening line was... "Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together". I thought that sounds familiar. It's S&G! No it can't be... yes it was... David's opener was a wonderful cover version of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's 'America' from their 1968 album 'Bookends'.

Check out the photographs the gallery for the 'Concert for New York City'.

David said inbetween songs: "Thank you very much. Hi friends. Hi fellow New Yorkers. I'd particularly like to say hello to the folks from my local ladder. You know where you are. I must say it's an absolute privilege to play for you tonight. Without further more adieu"...

Then David and the band went into an excellent version of "Heroes". The stage lighting behind David had banks of vertical white lights, not too dissimilar from his 1976 and 1978 World tours.

He then left the stage with: "Thank you. Have a great evening."

Mrs. Wagner Pies? What you on about Mr. Kinder? Below are the lyrics to 'America' by Paul Simon (DB's version).

"Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together"
"I've got some real estate here in my bag"
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
And we walked off to look for America

"Kathy," I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now"
It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saginaw
I've gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus
Playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said "Be careful his bow tie is really a camera"

"Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat"
She said "We smoked the last one an hour ago"
So I gazed at the scenery, she read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

"Kathy" I said, but I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all gone to look for America
They've all gone to look for America
All gone to look for America

Thanks to Simone for the clothing descriptions and Astrid for the screen grabs :)
Photo copyrights by Beth A. Keiser (AP).

CFNYC: TV, RADIO AND WEBCAST TIMES
20th October 2001

VH1 UK are to broadcast the 'Concert for New York City' benefit show an hour earlier at 7:00 pm Sunday 21st October and on VH1 European at various times.

MTV Italy will broadcast the whole Concert For New York City on Sunday 21st October starting from 15.00 pm till 21.00 pm.

RTL TV in Germany broadcast the show live from 1:00 am - 6:00am, whilst MTV Germany will broadcast the event on Monday 22nd October starting from 8.00 pm. (MTV zeigt das Konzert am Montag (22.10.) ab 20 Uhr in voller Länge und werbefrei).

Also AOL members will have the opportunity to catch the webcast online live via aol.com at 7:00pm ET / 12:00 am UK the same day. View an encore performance of the Webcast at 2:00 pm ET / 7:00pm UK Sunday, October 21st.

20th October (Saturday)
TV: USA: VH1 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm PT. (Pre-show starts at 6:00-7:00 pm).
TV: USA: Cablevision 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm PT.
TV: USA: Miramax 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm PT.
TV: USA: PBS/Channel 13 (New York) 7:00 pm ET.
TV: Canada: MusiMax 7:00 pm ET (French/Canadian channel).
Webcast: AOL members worldwide 7:00pm ET / 12:00 am UK
Radio: VH1 Radio Network, VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Country 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm PT, 12:00 midnight GMT
Radio: WCBS-FM 101.1 (New York) 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm PT, 12:00 midnight GMT
Radio: Westwood One 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm PT, 12:00 midnight GMT

21st October (Sunday)
TV: Germany: RTL 1:00 am. (Live broadcast).
TV: Italy: MTV 3:00 pm.
TV: UK: VH1 7:00 pm.
Webcast: AOL members worldwide 2:00 pm ET / 7:00pm UK (repeat showing)

22nd October (Monday)
TV: Germany: MTV 8:00pm

Please bear in mind that the schedule was changed for several countries, please double check your local TV and radio listings. For time zone conversions visit the World Time Clock Zone for your local time.

(Ed. Best wishes and break a leg David).

"HEROES" PLUS ONE UNUSUAL SURPRISE
20th October 2001

David says in his latest journal on BowieNet that the rehearsals for the MSG show went well and most of the acts are using the house band that VH1 have provided. However, David was able to get both Gail Ann Dorsey and Mark Plati involved so he feels pretty good about the sound. He also goes on to mention that Tony Visconti has very kindly offered to sit in the sound truck and oversee David's part of the show.

David rehearsing Kicking off with "Heroes", David will also be performing a surprise song which will be kept secret until the day. It isn't one of his and he's never done it before.

As you can see there's a rather "lovely" photograph of db rehearsing at the MSG in UK's The Mirror newspaper this morning.

Info via BowieNet and pointer from RiskyFolio.

THEY CALL THEM THE DIAMOND GODS
20th October 2001

Ncompass Records/Invisible Hands release 'Diamond Gods - Interpretations of Bowie' a 14 track DAVID BOWIE tribute CD on Monday 22nd October in the UK. The CD is distributed by Universal and the catalogue number is IHCD16.

Diamond Gods Diamond Gods - Interpretations of Bowie tracklisting:

01. Iva Davies and Icehouse: 'Loving The Alien'.
02. EN: 'Life On Mars?'
03. Brix Smith: 'Space Oddity'.
04. Blondie: "Heroes" (Live).
05. Bellatrix: 'God Knows I'm Good'.
06. Tacye: 'The Man Who Sold The World'.
07. Tim Bowness and Samuel Smiles: 'I Can't Read'.
08. Buster Bloodvessel: 'The Laughing Gnome'.
09. The Aries Parallel: 'Panic In Detroit'.
10. Hazel O'Connor: 'Rock 'n' Roll Suicide'.
11. Dead Eye Dolls: 'Real Cool World'.
12. Nico: "Heroes".
13. The Nine: 'Loving The Alien'.
14. David Fisher: 'Memory Of A Free Festival'.

For a man now in his fifth decade of releasing material, David Bowie remains one of rock 'n' roll's undeniably invigorating chameleons.

His feverish desire to change both his music and his image over the years at any given opportunity has provided the record-buying public with an enigmatic, charismatic pop figure, and one that whether you're a fan or not is difficult to ignore.

From 'The Man Who Sold The World' to the man who sold his shares, Bowie has persistently been at the cutting edge of whatever genre his dalliance embraces, whether this be art, music, the internet, film, fashion or the aforementioned floatation of his repertoire on the stock market. With Bowie you never know what he's going to do next, leaving the ordinary punter always with an inquisitive curiosity and a deep impenetrable respect for a man who sang about a gnome.

Bowie's influence is still so important that a current crop of artists are borrowing heavily from either his music or his image today. Suede probably took the crown five years ago but Placebo chomped at the bit to such an extent that Bowie himself worked with this band a couple of years ago. The UK's Mansun and the American Marilyn Manson both reinterpret Bowie to a dominant degree.

The number of artists who have paid tribute to Bowie by recording his songs number into the thousands, so choosing a mere fourteen for 'Diamond Gods' proved difficult in the extreme. One of the defining characteristics of his work is his ability to remain at the cutting edge of new music (not to mention fashion, art and technology) through his many incarnations, so it is not surprising that as well as established legends such as Blondie and Nico, covers of his songs can be found in the work of young up-and-coming groups such as Iceland's Bellatrix and The Aries Parallel (who found success in America - while trading under the name Night World - with their own 'Night Flight To Charlotte').

Although his career began as long ago as the late 60s, Bowie's importance now is as great as ever, and surely his songs will be recorded throughout the new century and a follow-up to 'Diamond Gods' could easily be compiled in the year 2050, from the work of legends yet to be born. (Considering his astonishingly young appearance, he'll probably be around to hear it.)

Despite his foibles David Bowie can quite rightly be judged as a musical genius and the man will always be regarded as a pivotal starman in the history of late 20th century pop music.

Richard Rogers
London, May 2001.

You can order the Diamond Gods tribute CD here.

DAVID TO OPEN WITH "HEROES"?
19th October 2001

ROCK 'N' ROLL 'HEROES' TAP BOWIE TO OPEN ALL-STAR FUND-RAISER

DAVID BOWIE has been chosen to kick off the biggest rock 'n' roll party of all time at Madison Square Garden this weekend with a performance of his classic hit "Heroes" at the 'Concert for New York City'.

The Thin White Duke will set the mood for the all-star tribute and fund-raiser Saturday night for the fallen firefighters, cops and rescue workers of the World Trade Center disaster. Bowie's bow will begin an astounding line-up of musicians that include Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, The Who, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Bono, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Janet Jackson, the Backstreet Boys and Destiny's Child. Insiders predict the concert and the double-disc CD from the show that Columbia Records will put out could raise more than $200 million.

Premium tickets are still available through TicketMaster at prices of $2,000 to $10,000. VH1 will air the five-hour gala at 7 p.m., live without commercials, and flash a toll-free number, 1-888-NYMUSIC, for viewers to pledge donations.

Full story at The New York Post by Bill Hoffmann.

CFNYC FINAL LINE UP
19th October 2001

The final line up for the 'Concert for New York City' benefit gig tomorrow is:

Musical talent includes: Paul McCartney, DAVID BOWIE, Mick Jagger, Bono and Edge of U2, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, The Who, James Taylor, Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys, John Mellencamp, Macy Gray, Goo Goo Dolls, Marc Anthony, Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Jay-Z, Five For Fighting, plus Janet Jackson, appearing live via satellite, and Paul Shaffer as musical director.

Non-musical talent includes: Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gear, David Spade, Julia Stiles, John Cusack, Michael J. Fox, Hilary Swank, Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Mike Myers, Mark Wahlberg, Halle Berry, Denis Leary, Will Farrell, Jimmy Fallon, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, James Lipton, plus members of New York sports teams.

The Concert For New York City will also feature short films directed by some of Hollywood's top filmmakers and entertainers. The films, all celebrating the spirit of New York in some way, will be shown throughout the evening and will also air live on VH1. Directors include: Woody Allen, Edward Burns, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Smith.

The show will be broadcast live on VH1 beginning at 7:00pm ET/PT in North America and in 88 countries around the world.

It will be also shown on VH1 UK following day Sunday 21st October at 7.00 pm and on VH1 European at various times.

MTV Italy will broadcast the whole Concert For New York City on Sunday 21st October starting from 15.00 pm till 21.00 pm.

MTV Germany will broadcast the event on Monday 22nd October starting from 8.00 pm.

Also AOL members will have the opportunity to catch the webcast online via aol.com. It will also be available on radio stations around the world including VH1 Radio Network VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Country and Westwood One.

Columbia Records plan to release a double-disc CD from the 'Concert for New York City', with most proceeds going to charity.

HEROES OR ZEROES
19th October 2001

Radio Two presenter MARK RADCLIFFE presents the fifth in a series in which he asks whether contemporary rock icons are worthy of their status. The programme dissects the reputation of DAVID BOWIE.

The 'Heroes or Zeroes' radio programme is broadcast on Thursday 1st November on BBC Radio Two at 22:00 to 22:30 (30 mins long).

You can tune into Radio 2 from anywhere in the world via the internet by clicking here... or tune into BBC Radio 2 on 88-91 FM, on channel 852 on digital satellite, on digital radio and on BBC Online.

Check via the World Time Clock Zone for your local times.

CALL THEM THE DIAMOND GODS
18th October 2001

Ncompass Records/Invisible Hands release 'Diamond Gods - Interpretations of Bowie' a 14 track tribute CD on Monday 22nd October in the UK. The CD is distributed by Universal and the catalogue number is IHCD16.

The DAVID BOWIE tribute CD features Blondie, Bellatrix, En, Hazel O'Connor, Nico, Dead Eye Dolls, Dave Fisher, The Nine, Buster Bloodvessel (Bad Manners), Brix Smith, Tacye, Aries Parallel, Tim Bowness, Samuel Smiles, Iva Davies and Icehouse.

An info card is included allowing you to buy an exclusive 'Diamond Gods' T-Shirt.

You can pre-order the Diamond Gods tribute CD here.

UK TV: CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY
18th October 2001

Concert for New York City

The 'Concert for New York City' benefit show this coming Saturday 20th October will be broadcast live on VH1 beginning at 7:00pm ET/PT in North America and in 88 countries around the world.

It will be also shown on VH1 in the UK the following day Sunday 21st October at 7:00 pm.

MTV Italy will broadcast the whole Concert For New York City on Sunday (October 21st) starting from 15.00 pm till 21.00 pm.

Also AOL members will have the opportunity to catch the webcast online via aol.com. It will also be available on radio stations around the world including VH1 Radio Network and Westwood One.

Columbia Records plan to release a double-disc CD from the 'Concert for New York City', with most proceeds going to charity.

www.vh1.com/thewire/features/america_united/

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
18th October 2001

Columbia Records plan to release a double-disc CD from the 'Concert for New York City', with most proceeds going to charity...

The LITTLE WONDER tribute band play gigs at The Hermit Club, Brentwood, Essex on 20th October and at The Torrington Arms, Finchley, North London on 10th November 2001...

David and Iman appear in this month's issue (November) of ARENA magazine. Iman's new book 'I Am Iman' due November, which you can pre-order here and 'You Rock My World' feature where they ask their 'favourite writers about the song that means the most to them'. The mag also includes a piece of artwork from Janet Wooley, with the strangest looking pair of Bowie ears I've ever seen...

DAVID BOWIE IS LIVE ON STAGE
17th October 2001

WRONG information on the news piece yesterday from rollingstone.com on their website, David has confirmed himself he WILL be appearing live and ON THE STAGE, and not via satellite at the Concert for New York City. I've emailed their editor and the writer, hopefully they have corrected it.

(Ed. Andrew Dansby at RollingStone.com - you need your arse kicking).

DAVID RECORDING AT GLEN TONCHE STUDIOS
17th October 2001

DAVID BOWIE mentions in his latest journal on BowieNet that he and Tony Visconti are recording the album at Glen Tonche Studios in the US.

David commenting on the new album says: "I feel we've touched on things musically that we never could have accomplished those many years ago and I know we're going to be quite proud of this album."

Glen Tonche is two hours north of New York, straddling the Hurley and Woodstock lines, this Ulster County property covers 22.5 acres on Tonshi Mountain and includes one giant sprawling 22-bedroom house covering 19,000 square feet, with a small caretaker's home connected to it.

Take a look at Glen Tonche Studios.

REMAINING TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
16th October 2001

DAVID BOWIE will be the opening performance for the 'Concert For New York City' on Saturday and more tickets go on sale online TODAY (16th) for the 'Concert for New York City' at 9:00 a.m. (local time) via Ticketmaster.com and there are also VIP tickets available through Robin Hood on a first-come, first-serve basis with 3 different prices ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.

If you can't make the show, see details below for TV, radio and web broadcasts worldwide.

MORE ADDED TO THE NYC LINE UP
16th October 2001

U2's Bono and the Edge and Destiny's Child are among the latest artists to sign on for the Concert for New York City, which will be held this Saturday at Madison Square Garden to raise money for victims and families affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks.

DAVID BOWIE and Elton John were also added to the lineup Monday (October 15th), and Janet Jackson will appear live via satellite.

A publicist for the event said it's unclear at this time whether the artists will be performing or speaking at the show, which will air live on VH1. Previously scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET and last four hours, the show will begin at 7 p.m. and run an hour longer.

Details are still being worked out for the concert, which also will feature Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, The Who, Backstreet Boys, Macy Gray and a slew of other performers. A panel of actors and comedians, including John Cusack, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jerry Seinfeld, will appear at the fundraiser as well.

The event will raise money for the the Robin Hood Foundation, which will administer money to the Twin Towers Fund and to lower-income New Yorkers affected by the tragedy. The broadcast will display a phone number and Web address where viewers can make donations. Five thousand members of New York's fire department, police department and rescue crews are being invited to attend the show along with their families.

From VH1.com.

CONFIRMED! DAVID TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT FOR NYC
15th October 2001

DAVID BOWIE will now be the opening performance at Madison Square Garden as part of the CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY this coming Saturday, October 20th. David's appearance was only confirmed yesterday.

Although the event was reported as previously sold out, Ticketmaster will be selling more tickets online TOMORROW morning (16th) at 9:00 am local time. Keep checking here for further information at Ticketmaster.com. Charge by phone 212-307-7171.

There are also VIP tickets are available through Robin Hood on a first-come, first-serve basis with three different prices ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Last but not least, you could also try eBay.

The four-hour event is to be broadcast live on VH1 beginning at 7:00pm ET/PT in North America and in 88 countries around the world. Also AOL members will have the opportunity to catch the webcast online via aol.com. It will also be available on radio stations around the world including VH1 Radio Network and Westwood One.

The Concert for New York City event will raise money for the Twin Towers Fund, and the broadcast will display a phone number and web address for people to make donations. Thousands of members of New York's fire department, police department and rescue crews are being invited to attend the show along with their families.

Info from Total Blam Blam via BowieNet.

REQUEST FROM THREE TUNS LANDLORD
15th October 2001

Would any fans who plan on attending the unveiling of the DAVID BOWIE plaque and/or the evening party at the Three Tuns (Rat & Parrot) in Beckenham, Kent on 6th December 2001 please either add their name to the posting on the message board or email 3tuns@bowiewonderworld.com so that Alan the landlord can get a rough idea of the numbers involved.

The pub can hold around 400 people for the evening party, however, Alan is conscious of the danger of overcrowding, as well as people travelling long distances and then not being able to gain entry. If demand is high he may have to plan on making the evening an all ticket event or by telephone reservations.

Please confirm on the message board or email 3tuns@bowiewonderworld.com

BECKENHAM RESIDENTS TO SALUTE DAVID
14th October 2001

Further to the story published here last August, I can confirm that Beckenham residents and the Noble House Pub Company are going ahead with the celebratory plaque for DAVID BOWIE.

Rat & Parrot aka Three Tuns The date fixed for the unveiling of the plaque on the outside of the Rat & Parrot (formerly Three Tuns) in Beckenham High Street is Thursday, 6th December 2001 at 12 noon. There will be a party in the pub from about 7.30 pm with David Bowie music.

The unveiling will be by Mary Finnigan who with David back in 1969 established the Arts Lab concerts on Sunday evenings in the Three Tuns. Others who participated in Arts Lab events in Beckenham with Mary and David have also been invited. At this event, we hope to hear from a Noble House director that the pub will renamed the Three Tuns after refurbishment in the New Year - which will nicely coincide with the celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust, who was created during David's days in Beckenham.

The party: Now that we have fixed a date, we are looking for: some performers who can do justice to David's music and Alan the manager at the Rat & Parrot will be pleased to hear from any tribute bands or singers who would like to to perform in the evening on 6th December. If any readers would like to take part, please contact Alan at:

Tel: 020 8658 9618 or email: Ted@trotter86.freeserve.co.uk

From Cliff Watkins.
CCARA (Copers Cope Area Residents Association)
Beckenham, Kent.

(Ed. See news story above (15th Oct) for reservations and more info).

David performs at The Three Tuns Background: The Beckenham Town Centre Residents Association with over two thousand members in Beckenham, Kent are to celebrate and recognise David's association with their town where he lived for almost five years between 1969 and 1973. Their aim is to recognise the fact that during this period, he performed and developed his musical talents in the Arts Lab which was held in The Three Tuns pub in the High Street, and that in 1972, he achieved stardom with the birth of Ziggy Stardust, the character developed when he lived in Haddon Hall in Southend Road. Along with the hairstyle that launched Ziggy was cut by local hair stylist Suzi Fussey, who was working in a hair salon in Beckenham High Street.

You can read the original proposals here..

VANITY FAIR EXCLUSIVE COVER
13th October 2001

Vanity Fair magazine Nov 01 As mentioned on Thursday DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of the November 2001 Music Issue of VANITY FAIR.

The fold out front cover portrays Jewel, Beyoncé Knowles, Beck, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Maxwell, Emmylou Harris, Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Missy 'Misdemeandor' Elliott and Chris Cornell.

Contributing editor Lisa Robinson states that it took "over 400 phone calls to get everyone to show up for the cover shoot on time - which they did. No one wanted to keep Stevie Wonder waiting."

Beck, Gwen Stefani and David The cover shot was photographed exclusively for Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz on July 26th 2001 in New York City and for those of you fashion conscientious fans out there, David is wearing clothing by Alexander McQueen from Jeffrey, NYC.

David Bowie was the glamorous 70s antidote to deary California rock. His career has seen dazzling character re-invention, not just hair and makeup changes. This self-described "synthetic artist" claims his work wasn't about fashion: "Hopefully," says Bowie, "it was about style. It was Eurocentric - I never thought American audiences would pick up on it." He has released 27 albums, has had 25 books written about him (he says he's read none of them), skipped the ceremony when Madonna inducted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, was recently named a Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by th French government, and last year, at age 53, was voted "Most Influential Artist" by more than 100 pop stars in Britain's leading music weekly, New Musical Express. His new album, recorded over the summer in upstate New York, will be released in early 2002. He lives in New York City with his wife, the model Iman, and at our cover shoot he proudly displayed photos of their year-old daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones. As ever, looking to the future. - (Lisa Robinson).

Also featured in the issue Beck picks his 50 favourite album covers (in no particular order). In his lead-up to his choices, Beck explains that "in most cases it's impossible to divorce an image from its music. Bowie is Aladdin Sane, and the music vibrates from that image. It's an icon and a symbol, drawing its power from the sound. Extricating one from the other would seem unnatural."

In his 50 top choices, he chooses 'Pin Ups' and proclaims that "David Bowie has at least eight all-time great covers. How do you choose between Low and Diamond Dogs? Heroes and Ziggy Stardust? Any of these are my favourites".

There is also a small colour photograph of David, John Lennon and Yoko at the Grammy Awards from 1975 included in the Lennon article.

Check out www.vanityfair.co.uk.

THE 'Q' IS OUT OF SIGHT
12th October 2001

The current issue of Q magazine (November 2001) featuring Stereophonics' Kelly Jones on the cover, contains a three-page special on DAVID BOWIE'S finest moment on celluloid namely as Thomas Jerome Newton in 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' movie.

Featuring interviews with director Nicolas Roeg, scriptwriter Paul Mayersberg and co-star Candy Clark, along with a cool b/w photograph of the 28-year-old Bowie, kitted out in the alien suit, looking through a film camera on location in the desert.

Thanks to RogerB for the pointer.

THE ARTS LAB UPDATED
12th October 2001

The Arts Lab section of BOWIEWONDERWORLD has just undergone a major update... check out some wonderful pieces of artwork and written prose... lots more still to come over the next few days. Big thanks to everyone who has contributed :)

If you would like to submit any of your Bowie related work in the artwork, writing, music and sounds or photography sections please feel free to do so.

Check out The Arts Lab section.

LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF VANITY
11th October 2001

The current issue (Nov 2001) of VANITY FAIR (Music Issue) features DAVID BOWIE on the cover with various artists such as Stevie Wonder, Beck and Joni Mitchell. It is a great picture. They describe David as 'the most influential artist in the world at one time'.

From Steve.

(Ed. One time? I think they meant ALL time).

MORE BOWIE RING TONES
11th October 2001

I had to phone someone so I picked on you... Got a Nokia or Siemens mobile phone? Check out the Legally Cripple website for some DAVID BOWIE ringtones. At present there are 5 different songs there, Seven, Rebel Rebel, Starman, Quicksand and The Man Who Sold The World. Be sure to bookmark their page as more will be added.

SEVEN
4e2 8g2 4g2 4e2 8g2 4a2 8g2 4g2 2- 8d2 8d2 8d2 8#d2 8e2 4c2 4a1 2- 4e2 8g2 4g2 8a2 4b2 4a2 8g2 4g2 8e2 4g2 4a2 8c2 4c2 4d2 4c2 2- 8c2 8#d2 4.#d2 8d2 4c2 4e2 4c2 4- 8d2 8e2 4.e2 8g2 4c3 4c2 4- 8c2 4d2

STARMAN
8g1 8a1 2f1 2f2 8e2 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

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

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

Thanks to Georgi and Peter for these codes.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
10th October 2001

But the thought just occurred... TORI AMOS has included her version of DAVID BOWIE'S 'After All' on the B-side of her latest single release 'Strange Little Girls'...

Anyone who has seen the recently published DAVID BOWIE foreign tribute stamp, issued by the Udmurtia (a small Russian Republic), 5,00 and measuring 1 1/4" x 1 1/2", please be advised that ALL stamps issued by Russian Federation (Republic of Udmurtia) are counterfeit and illegal...

JEAN GENIE the DAVID BOWIE tribute show play The Venue in London on Friday 19th October. Information and bookings tel: 020 8692 4077. Venue 2A Clifton Rise, New Cross London SE14. (Travel) New Cross/New Cross Gate Tube & BR. Admission £6.00, admission £3.00 with the ad from the NME before 9:30pm...

MOJO BOWIE COVER STORY
8th October 2001

Mojo Collections The Autumn 2001 edition of MOJO COLLECTIONS is out now in the UK.

Featuring DAVID BOWIE on the front cover, a seven page piece entitled 'Keeping Up With The Jones' by editor Mark Paytress, a half page piece 'David's Double Decca' by Andy Barding and a full colour advertisement for the forthcoming Ziggy 'Blood & Glitter' book by Mick Rock from Showcase Editions.

David also features twice on the cover mounted free CD 'Almost Famous', with two tracks: David Bowie & The Lower Third: 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' and David Bowie: 'I'm Not Losing Sleep'.

Almost Famous tracklisting:

01. Sex Pistols: 'Anarchy In The UK' (demo version).
02. Marc Bolan: 'Hippy Gumbo'.
03. David Bowie & The Lower Third: 'Can't Help Thinking About Me'.
04. Nico: 'I'm Not Sayin'.
05. Rod Stewart: 'Little Miss Understood'.
06. First Gear (feat. Jimmy Page): 'Leave My Kitten Alone'.
07. The Chants: 'I Don't Care'.
08. The Spectres: 'Neighbour Neighbour'.
09. The Bystanders: 'When Jesamine Goes'.
10. The Kinks: 'You Still Want Me'.
11. John Paul Jones: 'Baja'.
12. Episode Six: 'I Can See Through You'.
13. David Bowie: 'I'm Not Losing Sleep'.
14. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton: 'Telephone Blues'.
15. Bob Marley & The Wailers: 'Trenchtown Rock'.
16. The Coventry Automatics: 'Concrete Jungle'.
17. Graduate: 'Elvis Should Play Ska'.
18. Frantic Elevators: 'Voice In The Dark'.
19. Parliament: 'Come In Out Of The Rain'.
20. The Sequence: 'Funk You Up'.


THE VOYEUR OUT NOW
8th October 2001

The Voyeur The new issue of THE VOYEUR is available now, the fanzine of the International David Bowie Fanclub 'The Voyeur'.

This issue features The David Bowie Story: Part One by Mary Finnigan, Tarot Reading, Interview with Sterling Campbell, Moonage Daydream.

Don't forget The Voyeur hold their annual fan meeting next weekend on Sunday, October 14th, 2001. There will be merchandise from dealers from the Netherlands, France and the UK; Bowie video's in the cinema, including a trailer from his latest movie; live music from a David Bowie cover band; original fan club merchandise; a lottery with Bowie prizes; an Bowie exhibition; and of course, time to meet and have fun with other Bowie fans.

Location: Cultural Centre Azotod, Meerendijk 126, De Meern (near Utrecht), The Netherlands. Time: 13.00 till 18.00.

For more information go to http://go.to/bowiefanclub.

GEORGE GETS THE VOTE
7th October 2001

BOY GEORGE got the studio vote and turned out winner in last night's 'Popstars In Their Eyes' TV special.

Speaking in the TVMag George said: "I've been a passionate Bowie fan for years and as a kid I used to stand outside his house with all the other fans," he recalls.

"I went to my first Bowie concert when I was about 13 and have been going to them ever since."

George once met his hero in New York, and has conducted an internet chat with him. He has been performing Starman in his stage act for some time, and covered it on the last album with his re-formed band Culture Club.

"I admire the man so much that I will probably do a whole album of Bowie covers one day," says George.

REMINDER: BY GEORGE IT'S BOY BOWIE!
6th October 2001

Don't forget to tune into 'Popstars In The Eyes' tonight on ITV at 6:10 pm. This one-off special features BOY GEORGE performing 'Starman' as DAVID BOWIE. Other 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.

Scroll down to 1st October for more info and photos.

UPDATE ON MR RICE'S SECRET DVD
5th October 2001

The Region 2 DVD release of MR. RICE'S SECRET to be released on 19th November features a full frame transfer, Dolby Stereo soundtrack, interviews with the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes B rolls, electronic press kit, biographies, film notes and trailers.

Mr Rice's Secret DAVID BOWIE - one of the most popular icons of this century - stars as the gifted Mr Rice who helps Owen Walters (Bill Switzer), a 12 year old boy with Hodgkin's Disease, come to terms with his terminal condition. The twist is that Mr Rice has recently died and it is only after his death that his magical aura begins to touch the life of the young Owen. The journey Mr Rice guides him though is strangely exciting and also deeply touching as Owen is helped to overcome one of the hardest challenges any human being has to face - coping with his own death. Owen learns to avoid his own prejudices against other sick children by the wise Mr Rice, who shows him how to keep his resentment at bay and instead just be proud to be himself - wherever his destiny may lie. The riddles and clues that Mr Rice lays down for Owen provide an intrigue that manages to create a bizarre need to pursue the road to death instead of running from it.

Watch this space for the next BW competition where you can win yourself a copy.

The Region 1 (US version) has already been released can be purchased here.

Read official press release here or scroll down to 2nd October.

STARS COME OUT FOR NEW YORKERS
4th October 2001

NME have reported that Paul McCartney has asked Eminem and Limp Bizkit to play a gig on October 20th at New York's Madison Square Garden for victims of the US terrorist attacks last month.

The benefit, dubbed Live Aid 2, has also attracted heavyweight artists including DAVID BOWIE, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Mary J. Blige and The Who. Hosts for the evening are expected to include Gwyneth Paltrow and comedians Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld.

There is still NO OFFICIAL confirmation yet of a David Bowie appearance at the event.

Other artists namedropped and mentioned at various other websites, newspapers and TV include amongst many others: Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Macy Gray and Bon Jovi.

The concert's organisers are still working out the details of what the musicians will perform during the four-hour show, according to a publicist for the event.

The Concert for New York event will raise money for the Twin Towers Fund, and the broadcast will display a phone number and Web address for people to make donations. Thousands of members of New York's fire department, police department and rescue crews are being invited to attend the show along with their families.

Tickets for the show are scheduled to go on sale Sunday at noon (7th October) through TicketMaster. The concert will be broadcast in the US on MTV and VH-1. It will also be available on radio stations around the world.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
4th October 2001

Several new DAVID BOWIE items, including posters and stickers have been added to the BOWIEWONDERWORLD SHOP...

Be on the lookout for the next BW competition coming real soon, with your opportunity to win DVD copies of the soon-to-be released Mr. Rice's Secret in the UK on Region 2 from Odyssey Video...

This month's issue of SFX magazine (October) contains a three-page feature on Labyrinth, which starred DAVID as Jareth The Goblin King, as part of their series of classic films. A quote from DB states: "Jim (Henson) gave me the script, which I found very amusing. It was Terry Jones, of Monty Python, and it has that kind of slightly inane insanity running through it. When I read the script and saw that Jim wanted to put music to it, it just felt as though it could be a really nice, funny thing to do. One feels that Jareth rather reluctantly inherited the position of being Goblin King as though he would really like to be, I don't know, down in Soho or something."...

Artist and graphic designer REX RAY brings good news from London. Asked to exhibit in a five-person show benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation, he sold every work he shipped over, two to Oasis dreamboat Noel Gallagher. "I still can't believe it," Ray comments. At the opening, Ray met Annie Lennox and Brian Eno, although they both seem to have gone home Ray-less. If you want to see Ray's work locally, it is hanging at the Michael Martin Gallery, 251 Post Street, through Oct. 20th - (from EB via sfgate.com)...

Tori Amos has just released an album of cover versions, of which outtakes include DAVID BOWIE'S 'After All' and Iggy Pop's 'Sick Of You'. She states in MoJo magazine that she might use them as B-sides for future single releases...

Guitar Techniques magazine contains a feature on Space Oddity which besides including a howler about DAVID BOWIE not becoming successful until Space Oddity was reissued in 1975! Aside from that though it has useful info for budding guitarists out there, and a CD including their interpretation. Lastly a nice pic of a curly haired David in his sunglasses is featured - (from Hey Nonny Nonny Moose)....


DAVID DESIGNS CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD
3rd October 2001

DAVID BOWIE and a host of leading London artists have designed 2001 Christmas cards for the Aids charity Crusaid.

Untitled by David Bowie The 2001 Christmas cards are available for sale to the public and all money raised will help fund Aids care, support and research around the world.

As you can see, David's card is a portrait of his baby daughter Alexandria's hand.

Other contributors include actor Clive Francis and artists Fred Aris, Michael Craig-Martin, Gary Hume and Richard Walker.

The cards can be viewed and purchased from Crusaid's website @ www.crusaid.org.uk

Untitled
Artist: David Bowie
Price: £4.00 (10 cards)
Size: 135 x 105 mm
Message: Season's Greetings

Crusaid Christmas cards can be personalised for very large orders. Please email xmascard@crusaid.org.uk or telephone the Christmas Card Desk on 020 7833 3939. Unfortunately they can only accept orders to addresses in the United Kingdom online. All prices include 50p per pack for postage and packing.

Information on how to order:
Online:
Enter the number of packs you require in the box by each card's description.
Scroll to the bottom of the page.
Click Submit Order Button. This will take you to the WorldPay secure server to process your credit card details.

By Post:
Download the order form.
Fill it in.
Post it with your cheque or credit card details.
Order form in Word 97 Format.

By Phone:
Telephone on 020 7336 6068 with your order and credit card details.

For full information and viewing of the cards @ Crusaid 2001 Christmas Cards.

BW SITE ANNOUNCEMENT
3rd October 2001

BowieWonderworld.com servers are to be upgraded today... all the content on this web site has been switched over to brand new upgraded servers with iResidence to provide you with the best possible service. Today (3rd October) the switch over will take place, viewers shouldn't notice any difference during the switch, but please be patient if certain pages or images are temporarily slower to load.

Thank you for your continued support.

Paul (aka Rednik).

MR RICE'S SECRET UK DVD PRESS RELEASE
2nd October 2001

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR DAVID BOWIE STARS IN THE MULTI-AWARD WINNING
MR RICE'S SECRET

"Uplifting, enchanting, outstanding" - Hollywood Reporter

Set for retail video and DVD release on 19th November 2001, MR RICE'S SECRET is a powerful and moving drama, full of magic and mystery, which tells of a story of how one man's gift gives a young boy hope and courage.

At an affordable price on video and £15.99 on DVD this exceptional movie is not to be missed. It won a host of awards at the Berlin Film Festival, Cinemagic, Fantasporto and many other important film festivals.

Mr Rice's Secret DAVID BOWIE - one of the most popular icons of this century - stars as the gifted Mr Rice who helps Owen Walters (Bill Switzer), a 12 year old boy with Hodgkin's Disease, come to terms with his terminal condition. The twist is that Mr Rice has recently died and it is only after his death that his magical aura begins to touch the life of the young Owen. The journey Mr Rice guides him though is strangely exciting and also deeply touching as Owen is helped to overcome one of the hardest challenges any human being has to face - coping with his own death. Owen learns to avoid his own prejudices against other sick children by the wise Mr Rice, who shows him how to keep his resentment at bay and instead just be proud to be himself - wherever his destiny may lie. The riddles and clues that Mr Rice lays down for Owen provide an intrigue that manages to create a bizarre need to pursue the road to death instead of running from it.

MR RICE'S SECRET gives a refreshing take on a difficult subject and has appeal for all the family, young and old, and is a guaranteed treat for the millions of Bowie fans across the world.

Released by Odyssey Video. Catalogue Number: ODX20040.

The Region 1 (US version) has already been released can be purchased here.

(Ed. The DVD release has a full frame transfer, Dolby Stereo soundtrack, interviews with the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes B rolls, electronic press kit, biographies, film notes and trailers).

BY GEORGE IT'S BOY BOWIE!
1st October 2001

George O'DowdGeorge O'Dowd As reported back on 1st August BOY GEORGE is to perform as DAVID BOWIE singing 'Starman' on 'Popstars In Their Eyes' on the ITV channel here in the UK.

Broadcast at 6:10 pm... 'Popstars' is the celebrity version of the 'Stars In Their Eyes' with George taking the role very seriously. He wanted to get everything right, did his own costume and got some top wig guy over from the States to get the Aladdin Sane mullet pukka. Other 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.

Thanks to San/Don for the scans.






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