• The promo video for the KEANAN DUFFTY / BOWIE range of clothing on sale exclusively at Target stores across the US is now back online at YouTube. Video: Filmed by Harley Sears - Edited by Lisa Marie Evans - click here to view the newly updated version...
• The scheduled date of release for the forthcoming European/American version of the DAVID BOWIELimited Edition Box Set has now moved to 3rd December - see news below for full tracklisting and details - [from BowieNet]...
• Take a read of 'Parental Guidance' with The Star-Ledger on NJ.com where parent CARRIE STETLER has posted 'Let The Children Boogie' where she blogs about a long drive to the Adirondack mountains over the summer, when the Top 40 radio reception went bad and they put on a DAVID BOWIE compilation for the kids in an attempt to foster an appreciation of glam rock. As it turned out, they loved Bowie. But Nate is only five, and Julia is nine, so they had a lot of questions. You can read the full article here - [from Carolyn]...
• For a limited period the DAVID BOWIE cover song 'Lady Grinning Soul' performed by BOX OFFICE POISON can be heard on their MySpace page - [from FLR]...
• Two more DAVID BOWIE covers 'Cat People' by PHOSPHORIC and 'Absolute Beginners' by ONCE MORE INTO THE BLEACH are featured on myspace.com/futurelegendrecords - both songs featured on the CD release 'Cult Themes From The 80's' and 'Think For Yourself' EP by Box Office Poison at a special low price at futurelegendrecords.com - They are also available for the first time as downloads from iTunes and all good download stores. Three of these tracks also featured on the limited edition 'The Bowie Zone' released a while ago. The tracks proved popular with Bowie fans but all copies sold out with a few weeks - [from FLR]...
DAVID BRIGHTON'S SPACE ODDITY GIGS 24th October 2007
Top US DAVID BOWIE tribute act DAVID BRIGHTON's 'Space Oddity' have two special events lined up...
On 28th October they play The Anaheim Fall Festival, Center Street Promenade stage at Center Street and Anaheim Boulevard, Downtown, Anaheim CA, USA. The band perform a ninety-minute show starting at 6:00pm. The carnival and street fair includes rides, an international food court, games and much more. For more information, call 714-956-3586. For directions visit: anaheimfallfestival.com
Also on 10th November there's a performance at Pala Casino - The Grand Cabaret, 11154 HWY 76, Pala, CA 92059 US. Showtime: 8:00pm - Space Oddity will be performing a 90 minute show. For Directions: palacasino.com or phone 1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-946-7252).
Check out the promo video below of the band performing live.
UK band KEANE have donated one of their exclusive tracks entitled 'The Night Sky' to raise funds towards WAR CHILD Canada's humanitarian programmes.
Two other tracks are also to be available via digital download on 30th October namely their rather damn good cover version of the QUEEN / DAVID BOWIE collaboration 'Under Pressure', which appeared on the recently released 'Radio 1 Established 1967' compilation 2-CD. The final track is a mix of 'Put It Behind You Now.'
All money raised will go directly to War Child Canada.
"We are very proud to be patrons of War Child," says singer Tom Chaplin. "One child dies every three minutes because of armed conflict, and all of us can do something about it."
"War Child does something quite extraordinary and unique in helping to make the lives of future generations better. We hope everyone wants to be a part of that."
For more information on War Child and how you can help please visit the warchild.ca website.
MUSIC IS LETHAL 23rd October 2007
US reality television talent contest THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND will see the remaining 10 bands on Friday 2nd November all perform an original composition as well as a DAVID BOWIE song.
At present there are still 12 bands left in the competition to win the title of 'The Next Great American Band'...
The Clark Brothers - Bluegrass/Country band from Nashville, TN. Cliff Wagner and the Old #7 - Bluegrass Band from San Pedro, CA. Denver and the Mile High Orchestra - Big Band/Swing Band from Nashville, TN. Dot Dot Dot - Modern Rock band from Chicago, IL. Franklin Bridge - R&B/Soul band from Philadelphia, PA. The Hatch - Pop/Rock band from Brooklyn, NY. Light of Doom - Heavy Metal band from San Marcos, CA. The Likes of You - Pop/Rock band from Los Angeles, CA. The Muggs - Classic Rock band from Detroit, MI. Rocket - Pop/Punk band from Los Angeles, CA. Sixwire - Country band from Nashville, TN. Trés Bien - Retro Pop/Rock band from Clearwater, FL.
'Kuudes Ulottuvus' is a compilation album featuring fifteen bands from the area of Alavus in Finland, containing various styles of rock and pop.
Amongst the tracks are two songs from HEIRLOOM DORK - one being their version of DAVID BOWIE's 1967 single 'Love You Till Tuesday'.
You can listen to a sample of the track by clicking here - click on the 'Listen' button at the base of the tracklisting and choose track 11.
Their other song 'I Pity The Fool' isn't a cover of David's song it's their own composition.
TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS... 19th October 2007
• For those of you having problems locating the DAVID BOWIE promo CD 'Strangers When We Meet' available exclusively INSTORE ONLY at SELECTED Target stores across the States - there is a steady supply turning up for auction over on eBay - some of the Buy-It-Now prices have ranged from $18 through to $35. Others still being bid on presently range from $9.99 through to $56...
• Check out an interview with IMAN online at The Daily News from Halifax in Canada. You can read the whole article here...
•DAVID BOWIE won't be making an appearance in the third installment of the ARTHUR films. David declined to voice Maltazar for the upcoming 'Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazrd' - (from BowieNet)...
•IMAN will again host the 'Keep A Child Alive's Black Ball along with Alicia Keys on 25th October at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City. The event is honouring BONO. Live performances by Alicia Keys and more surprise guest performers are to be announced. DAVID BOWIE is definitely not one of them. Click here to download the pdf invite...
GARSON TINKLES THE IVORIES 19th October 2007
Have you heard 'Something Unseen'? It's a brand new recording of a song posted today of MIKE GARSON playing just like old times with an Athens, Georgia band called CHRIS McKAY AND THE CRITICAL DARLINGS (I happen to know a little about them as I am the 'Chris' in the band name!).
The song is about 8 and a half minutes long and Mike really cuts loose especially at the beginning and the end where it gets really crazy. We tried hard to get him to let it go a la DAVID BOWIE's 'Aladdin Sane', 'Time', 'Sweet Thing', 'Lady Grinning Soul' and all of that other cool stuff.
You can decide if it was pulled off. Heck, I've been wanting to hear him play more on an epic rock-style track and since no one else is going to do it, I figured I'd try.
You can stream it at myspace.com/criticaldarlings. There's a whole description of it in the blog on the page. Please let us know all what you think.
•DAVID BOWIE's number one smash hit 'Let's Dance' appears on the soundtrack to the new movie 'We Own The Night' released on the Lakeshore label. The movie directed by James Gray, stars Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Danny Hoch, Robert Duvall and Mark Wahlberg...
• Over in San Francisco there is a rather cool mural on the back of an architect's office that incorporates DAVID BOWIE lyrics from his 1.Outside album track 'Through These Architect's Eyes' - view here - (from SignalStation)...
•ABC TV in Australia have taken up the BBC Worldwide licence to broadcast the seven 50-minute 'Seven Ages of Rock' documentaries, a BBC/VH1 co-production that charts the music that has defined each generation from the 1960s onwards. It features The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, DAVID BOWIE, The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, U2, The Smiths and Oasis...
•DAVID BOWIE tribute band TIGERS ON VASELINE play the Cafe Drummond, 1 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, Scotland on Friday 19th October @ 9.00pm. Tigers on Vaseline are a Scottish phenomenon that has to be experienced. The band has rocketed from a humble 4 piece, strictly acoustic affair to a near reincarnation of Bowie at his 1972-73 zenith. There is no closer a vocal than John O'Brien's crisp cockney cackle that could so easily be lifted from Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust or Aladdin Sane. The band has been very busy this Autumn with a host of dates around Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Further local gigs are booked for the Winter and and trips to Aberdeen, Inverness, Liverpool, Bradford, Cumbria, Blackburn and London are planned. Check out the band's myspace on myspace.com/tigers0nvaseline where you can view a wonderful video of 'The Jean Genie', plus an array of pictures, audio recordings and other interesting curios - (from G. Platt)...
HUTCH SPECIAL GUEST AT VOYEUR MEET 15th October 2007
Some weeks ago we informed you about THE VOYEUR's annual DAVID BOWIE fan (club) meeting next Sunday 21st October.
Today 'The Voyeur' informed us that JOHN 'HUTCH' HUTCHINSON, member of both The Buzz (1966) and Feathers (1968) will perform live at the Bowie meeting.
John, who is touring Holland at this moment, agreed to play an acoustic set of two songs.
John will visit the meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm.
The meet up will take between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm and is held in Amsterdam at the Akhnaton Club on the Nieuwezijds Kolk nr. 25.
This year 'The Voyeur' also contacted two of the best David Bowie cover bands, EchoBowie and All The Young Dudes to perform at the event, complete with DJ for the day Trevor (TVQueenBitch).
Last chance to place your vote in the current BW poll...
The question being asked is: 'If you could choose one DAVID BOWIE film from the archives to be officially released on DVD which would you like to see released?'
So far the top three choices are as follows, 'Live concert from 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour' way out in front with 34.32%, followed by a 'live concert from 1976 World Tour' with 15.97% and thirdly a 'Live Concert from the Outside World Tour' with 9.37% of the vote.
• Check out the interview 'IMAN, her royal highness of the Runway' talking on life with DAVID BOWIE, her new Canadian show, and the noblesse oblige of a privileged life. During the chat Iman reveals that they've just got a puppy called MAX, half Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and half Havanese - [Read here]
• Also check out a online video interview with IMAN talking about Project Runway Canada (which launches at 10 p.m. Monday on the Slice network in Canada) again courtesy of the Globe and Mail website - [view here]...
• Former DAVID BOWIE guitarist and collaborator CARLOS ALOMAR is part of the THE HARLEM HOUSE BAND who release their third installment in their city 'experiment' series on 30th October via the Ropeadope label. The 'experiment' albums are jazz-inspired collaborations by well-known local musicians who set out to capture the sound and spirit of their hometowns. 'The Harlem Experiment' takes on the melting pot identity of Harlem, from the early Jewish enclaves to the epicenter of African-American culture to the Latin legacy of Spanish Harlem titans like Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri. The Harlem House Band features Carlos Alomar (guitar, David Bowie), Eddy Martinez (keys, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Run D.M.C.), Steven Bernstein (trumpet, Sex Mob), Steve Berrios (drums, Chick Corea), Don Byron (clarinet, The Klezmatics, Vernon Reid) and Ruben Rodriguez (bass, Tito Puente). Grammy Award-Winning producer Aaron Levinson, creator of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, produced the album...
• Amazing but true - there's a K. WEST who works at BOWIEHigh School in Texas - [from Kevin]...
KEEP YOUR 'LECTRIC EYE ON EBAY 9th October 2007
Those of you with pots of cash might be interested in a large batch of 405 Line video tapes of rare TV archive material from the early 1970's currently up for auction on eBay.
Amongst the tapes listed - one really interesting one for DAVID BOWIE fans is listed as 'Tape 33' totp 4/1/73.
You can find on BW all of David Bowie's appearances from Top Of The Pops - you'll notice that David appeared live on this show performing 'The Jean Genie'. This live performance was wiped from the BBC archives and all that remained was an audio cassette recording.
Hang on there's more... also listed in the tapes is 'Tape 41' Lift Off With Ayshea 14/6/72 where David performed 'Starman' live on television for the first time ever.
And one more... 'Tape 39' should contain the BBC made promo for 'The Laughing Gnome' that was used on their 500th edition show.
The highest bid is already up to £204.99. View the eBay listing here.
Hopefully these tapes 'very possibly' do contain the Holy Grail of lost Bowie performances and fingers crossed they end up in the public domain.
Thanks to Peter W for the pointer.
DAVID BOWIE BOX SET 4th October 2007
Update: Scheduled release date is now 3rd December...
DAVID BOWIE's last five albums will be re-released as the 'David Bowie Box Set' on 27th November via ISO/Columbia (88697169032).
The albums 1.Outside, Earthling, 'hours...', Heathen and Reality will be included in the set with each album having a bonus disc of rare tracks and will be housed in vinyl replica digipaks.
These two-disc editions, which were originally compiled for international markets, are now making their US debuts in this package. The complete box set features ten discs.
On 'Outside' the bonus cuts include several mixes of 'The Hearts Filthly Lesson' and 'Hallo Spaceboy', plus the non-album tracks 'Get Real' and 'Nothing To Be Desired'.
Earthling features remixes of 'Little Wonder', 'I'm Afraid Of Americans', 'Dead Man Walking' and 'Telling Lies', along with the Tao Jones Index versions of 'V-2 Schneider' and 'Pallas Athena'.
'hours...' extras are remixes of album tracks from Beck and Marius DeVries, four B-sides and the alternate version of 'The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell' from the film 'Stigmata'.
The bonus cuts for 'Heathen' and 'Reality' are highlighted by remixes from Moby and Air, a cover of The Kinks' 'Waterloo Sunset' and an outtake of the vintage track 'Panic in Detroit'.
The full tracklisting for all ten discs runs as follows:
Disc 1 - Outside 01. Leon Takes Us Outside 02. Outside 03. The Heart's Filthy Lesson 04. A Small Plot Of Land 05. Segue - Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) 06. Hallo Spaceboy 07. The Motel 08. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town 09. No Control 10. Segue - Algeria Touchshriek 11. The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) 12. Segue - Romana A. Stone / I Am With Name 13. Wishful Beginnings 14. We Prick You 15. Segue - Nathan Adler 16. I'm Deranged 17. Thru' These Architect's Eyes 18. Segue - Nathan Adler (Version #2) 19. Strangers When We Meet
Disc 2 - Bonus Disc 01. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Trent Reznor Alternative Mix) 02. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Rubber Mix) 03. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Simple Test Mix) 04. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Filthy Mix) 05. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Good Karma Mix by Tim Simenon) 06. A Small Plot Of Land (Basquiat OST Version) 07. Hallo Spaceboy (12" Mix) 08. Hallo Spaceboy (Double Click Mix) 09. Hallo Spaceboy (Instrumental) 10. Hallo Spaceboy (Lost In Space Mix) 11. I Am With Name 12. I'm Deranged (Jungle Mix) 13. Get Real 14. Nothing To Be Desired
Disc 3 - Earthling 01. Little Wonder 02. Looking For Satellites 03. Battle For Britain (The Letter) 04. Seven Years In Tibet 05. Dead Man Walking 06. Telling Lies 07. The Last Thing You Should Do 08. I'm Afraid Of Americans 09. Law (Earthling's On Fire)
Disc 4 - Bonus Disc 01. Little Wonder (Censored Video Edit) 02. Little Wonder (Junior Vasquez Club Mix) 03. Little Wonder (Danny Saber Dance Mix) 04. Seven Years In Tibet (Mandarin Version) 05. Dead Man Walking (Moby 1 Mix) 06. Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 2 US Promo 12") 07. Telling Lies (Feelgood Mix) 08. Telling Lies (Paradox Mix) 09. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Show Girls OST Version) 10. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Mix) 11. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Clean Edit) 12. V-2 Schneider (Tao Jones Index) 13. Pallas Athena (Tao Jones Index)
Disc 5 - 'hours...' 01. Thursday's Child 02. Something In The Air 03. Survive 04. If I'm Dreaming My Life 05. Seven 06. What's Really Happening 07. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell 08. New Angels Of Promise 09. Brilliant Adventure 10. The Dreamers
Disc 6 - bonus Disc 01. Thursday's Child (Rock Mix) 02. Thursday's Child (Omikron: The Nomad Soul slower version) 03. Something In The Air (American Psycho Remix) 04. Survive (Marius De Vries UK CD Single) 05. Seven (Demo) 06. Seven (Marius De Vries Mix) 07. Seven (Beck Mix #1) 08. Seven (Beck Mix #2) 09. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Edit) 10. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata Film Version) 11. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata Film Only Version) 12. New Angels Of Promise (Omikron: The Nomad Soul version) 13. The Dreamers (Omikron: The Nomad Soul - longer version) 14. We Shall Go To Town 15. We All Go Through 16. No One Calls
Disc 7 - Heathen 01. Sunday 02. Cactus 03. Slip Away 04. Slow Burn 05. Afraid 06. I've Been Waiting For You 07. I Would Be Your Slave 08. I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship 09. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone 10. Everyone Says Hi 11. A Better Future 12. Heathen (The Rays)
Disc 8 - Bonus Disc 01. Sunday (Moby Mix) 02. A Better Future (Remix by Air) 03. Conversation Piece (Re-recorded 2002) 04. Panic In Detroit (Outtake from a 1979 Recording) 05. Wood Jackson 06. When The Boys Come Marching Home 07. Baby Loves That Way 08. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving 09. Safe 10. Shadow Man
Disc 9 - Reality 01. New Killer Star 02. Pablo Picasso 03. Never Get Old 04. The Loneliest Guy 05. Looking For Water 06. She'll Drive The Big Car 07. Days 08. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon 09. Try Some, Buy Some 10. Reality
Disc 10 - Bonus Disc 01. Waterloo Sunset 02. Fly 03. Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture) 04. Rebel Rebel (Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle soundtrack) 05. Love Missile F1-11 06. Rebel Never Gets Old (Radio Mix) 07. Rebel Never Gets Old (7th Heaven Edit) 08. Rebel Never Gets Old (7th Heaven Mix)
BOWIE ON TARGET 1st October 2007
As you must surely know by now this month sees the launch of the BOWIE menswear range designed by KEANAN DUFFTY that is available exclusively via TARGETstores across the USA on 14th October.
Check out the promo reel below where Keanan explains how and why he got involved with the Bowie collection and also talking about the finer details of the collection.
Target Debuts 'Bowie by Keanan Duffty'. Rock legend David Bowie is inspiration behind limited-edition men's collection.
Don't forget that there is also an exclusive six-track promo CD released alongside the clothes collection entitled 'Strangers When We Meet' that is available instore only, priced at mere $4.99.
Thanks to Christ from Belgium for the YouTube pointer.
THE BARNBROOK BIBLE 1st October 2007
DAVID BOWIE has written the foreword 'Three Paragraphs' to the recently published JONATHAN BARNBROOK publication 'Barnbrook Bible: The Graphic Design of Jonathan Barnbrook'.
The Barnbrook Bible - which took five years to complete - is a comprehensive re-engineering of the designer's back catalogue, beginning with his student work and coming up to date with his Adbusters involvement.
Jonathan designed the typefaces for Bowie's 'Heathen' and 'Reality' albums, and also designed the Iman book 'I Am Iman'.
Book Description: Known for his revolutionary typefaces, Jonathan Barnbrook is the most sought after contemporary graphic designer working across a broad range of disciplines including graphic design, industrial design, typeface design and film. In this first book by and about him, The Barnbrook Bible features a great deal of never-before-seen work - much of which was created specifically for the book.
Possibly best known as a result of his collaboration with major figures in the international art scene such as the Saatchi Gallery, Damien Hirst and David Bowie, Barnbrook has won numerous awards for motion graphics for his commercial film work. His most celebrated collaboration includes art directing Adbusters, the leading activist magazine. He also produces copyright-free work that highlights political and social injustices.
Unafraid to express his political viewpoint, Barnbrook has garnered both praise and criticism for releasing subversive typefaces named in a confrontational manner, such as 'Manson' (after the serial killer) that highlight the relationship of words to the letterforms that represent them. - 'Jonathan Barnbrook is a craftsman with a conscience: passionately committed to making a difference in the world and to making work of extraordinary beauty.' - Michael Bierut.
The Barnbrook Bible published by Booth-Clibbon is available in hardcover containing 320 pages, dimensions 27.8 x 22 x 3 cm.
You can purchase Barnbrook Bible now and save 10% discount. In the US the publication is published by Rizzoli purchase here and save a massive 37%
You can also purchase a signed copy of the book for only $80 by visiting barnbrook.net website.
Check out the new DAVID BOWIE re-releases on CD and DVD for The Buddha Of Suburbia.
This, Bowie's 19th studio album from 1993, is one of his personal favourites. The music differs significantly to the motif driven small pieces that he wrote for the TV mini series of the same name. Instead Bowie took lots of narrative provocation from Hanif Kureishi's novel and alongside his own personal reminiscences from the 1970's created a textural backdrop to create an amazing brand new album that is well worth discovering.
Included on this special promo page are song downloads for 'Buddha Of Suburbia' and 'Dead Against It' as well as the promo video for Buddha Of Suburbia in either hi or low formats for RealPlayer or WindowsMedia.
The question being asked is: 'If you could choose one DAVID BOWIE film from the archives to be officially released on DVD which would you like to see released?'
So far the top three choices are as follows, 'Live concert from 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour' way out in front with 35.29%, followed by a 'live concert from 1976 World Tour' with 16.29% and thirdly a 'Live Concert from the Outside World Tour' with 8.90% of the vote.
THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA DVD 2 disc release via Entertain Video - 17th September - Purchase NOW and receive a 25% discount.
REMEMBER THAT NIGHT David Gilmour Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD features David Bowie on two tracks and backstage footage released 17th September in UK / Europe - Purchase NOW and receive a 25% discount! Released in USA and Canada on 18th September - Purchase NOW
LABYRINTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 2-disc DVD (region 1) contains newly rediscovered footage - Purchase NOW and save 25%