OCTOBER 1998 - DAVID BOWIE NEWS
NEW DOMAIN NAME AND ISP
31st October 1998
LITTLE WONDERWORLD has relocated with a new domain name and a new server. The new location is:
If you have a new browser you can simply type in bowiewonderworld and you will be directed here.
The old address will be valid for another few months yet. If you use the old address and wait twenty seconds you will be redirected automatically. Thank you and I hope you enjoy the new site.
'WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING'
30th October 1998
'WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING' WITH DAVID BOWIE
SONGWRITING CONTEST, IN WHICH WINNER CO-WRITES NEW SONG WITH DAVID AND BOWIENET MEMBERS TO CREATE COVER ART, PACKAGING GRAPHICS AND LINER NOTES FOR FIRST VIRTUAL CD
DAVID BOWIE has announced that he is hosting a songwriting contest, whereby contestants compete to become co-writer on one of his new songs, titled 'WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING.' BOWIE has written the music and chorus for the song and participants are asked to submit three verses.
BOWIE will pick the winner (from a list of finalists chosen by the public), who will not only receive co-writer credit, but a $15,000 publishing contract compliments of international music publisher Bug Music, a trip to New York to be present when the song is recorded and a three-year subscription to Rolling Stone, along with gift certificates from CDNow and BarnesandNoble.com The grand prize winner will also receive a free one-year subscription to BowieNet, the music industry's newest Internet Service Provider. Contest voters are eligible to win daily prizes awarded for their participation. The contest, which begins November 2 and is open to anyone world wide with access to an internet connection, can be found on www.davidbowie.com. Click on button for "cybersong contest," where you will be able to hear the song and submit your verses.
As for the big news for BowieNet subscribers, BOWIE has announced that with the help of BowieNet members, he will create the first online virtual CD to be titled liveandwell.com. Starting now, members of BowieNet will be given three songs recorded live during BOWIE's 1997 "EARTHLING TOUR" and asked to create the cover art and a 48-page insert. Every month, two additional tracks will be posted in order to create two pages per track for the insert. Members are encouraged to post their reviews of particular shows, submit ticket stubs, photos, as well as any anecdotes from their adventures during the tour. To help with the process, BowieNet will make pictures, set lists and other clip-art available. Submissions will also be accepted via post office box for members with oversized materials or those without scanners. Plans for the finished product's future accessibility to the general public are probably in the hands of BowieNet members.
BowieNet - which Ziff Davis, publisher of PC magazine, calls "The coolest ISP on the planet" - is located on the world wide web at www.davidbowie.com. Launched September 1, the network had over 5,200,000 hits in its first two weeks. Full ISP service is available for $19.95 per month or fans can stay with their existing ISP and become a VIP member for only $5.95 per month.
JOHN ON GLAM
29th October 1998
A new double CD compilation entitled 'THE BEST GLAM ROCK ALBUM IN THE WORLD... EVER!' has just been released by Virgin/EMI.
Featuring DAVID BOWIE'S 'John I'm Only Dancing', along with tracks from Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, New York Dolls, T. Rex, Alice Cooper, Sparks, Queen, Lou Reed, Sweet, Mott The Hoople and many more.
24th October 1998
IGGY POP and LENNY KRAVITZ are teaming up for a cover of the DAVID BOWIE hit 'REBEL REBEL' at next weeks VH-1 Fashion Awards in New York.
GLAM! BOOK OUT
24th October 1998
A new book entitled GLAM! BOWIE, BOLAN AND THE GLITTER REVOLUTION written by Barney Hoskyns has just been published by Faber, priced £9.99.
RED HOT & RHAPSODY
22nd October 1998
Out now RED HOT & RHAPSODY a benefit album for AIDS research and relief. Released on the Antilles label (a PolyGram company) Catalogue Number: 557 815-2.
Red Hot & Rhapsody is the twelfth in a series of AIDS awareness and fundraising projects produced by The Red Hot Organisation. To date these efforts have donated nearly 7 million dollars to AIDS organisations around the world.
Dedicated to George Gershwin and everyone whose life has been cut short tragically by an incurable disease.
..1. MORCHEEBA & HUBERT LAWS: 'Summertime'
..2. FINLEY QUAYE: 'It Ain't Necessarily So'
..3. NATALIE MERCHANT: 'But Not For Me'
..4. SMOKE CITY: 'They Can't Take That Away From Me'
..5. SPEARHEAD & ERNEST RANGLIN: 'I Got Plenty O' Nuthin''
..6. BOBBY WOMACK & THE ROOTS: 'Summertime'
..7. DAVINA: 'I Was Doing All Right'
..8. DUNCAN SHEIK: 'Embraceable You'
..9. CLARK TERRY: 'Let's Call The Whole Thing Off'
10. LUSCIOUS JACKSON: 'I've Got A Crush On You'
11. JOVANOTTI: 'I Got Rhythm'
12. MONEY MARK: 'Peter Sellers Sings George Gershwin'
13. MAJESTIC 12: 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'
14. SARAH CRACKNELL & KID LOCO: 'The Man I Love'
(Belleville Lover Mix)
15. SKYLAB: ''S Wonderful/Rhapsody In Blue'
16. SINEAD O'CONNOR: 'Someone To Watch Over Me'
17. BAABA MAAL: 'Bess, You Is My Woman Now'
18. DAVID BOWIE & ANGELO BADALAMENTI:
'Suite For A Foggy Day'
Credits for 'Suite For A Foggy Day'
David Bowie: vocals; Angelo Badalamenti - keyboards; Todd Coolman - bass; Grady Tate - drums; Al Regni - alto saxophone; Andre Badalamenti - clarinet, bass clarinet; Steve Badalamenti - trumpet; Sherry Sylar - oboe; John Campo - bassoon; Vinnie Bell - music contractor The String Orchestra Of SoHo
'A Foggy Day (in London Town)' music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Copyright 1937 (renewed) George Gershwin Music (ASCAP), Ira Gershwin Music (ASCAP) & DuBose & Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Publishing (ASCAP). All rights administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP). "Suite For A Foggy Day" arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Angelo Badalamenti. Contains interpolations of "Overcast" and "The Rainbow" written by Angelo Badalamenti, published by Anlon Music, administered by MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP). Recorded and mixed by Artie Freeman and Art Pohelmis, assisted by Yvonne Yedbelian and Jim Murray at National Edison and Excalibur Sound, New York. David Bowie appears courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Check out The Red Hot Organisation web site now.
DANIEL BLAISE THORENS OFFER FOR SALE
16th October 1998
Works in our gallery regarding the visual art by DAVID BOWIE.
As you may know we had a one-man-show in Basel in our gallery in MAY - JUNE 1996. This exhibition was of course a great success with many visitors and many sales. More than 60 works were sold plus approx. 200 graphics.
Now we have some works for sale in our gallery. Here are the details:
1. "HAND MADE MONKEY PAINTING"
1997 - acrylic on pavatex (16 monkeys in different colours on 16 panels)
66.6 cm x 87 cm
Signed and dated by DAVID BOWIE on the back of the work
SFR 7.500. -- net
2. "DRY HEADS - CAPETOWN"
1995 - Acrylic on canvas
213 cm x 168 cm
Signed and dated by DAVID BOWIE on the canvas (in front)
SFR 38.000. -- net
3. "DEATH OF THE MAMA WHATI"
Collaboration with BEEZY BAILEY (South Africa)
1995 - Mixed media and collage on canvas
305 cm x 183 cm
Signed and dated by DAVID BOWIE and also BEEZY BAILEY on the back of the canvas
SFR 28.000. -- net
Should you be interested in one or more of these works we will ask you to phone to our gallery or to send a FAX to our address in Basel.
DANIEL BLAISE THORENS FINE ART GALLERY AG
Aeschenvorstadt 15, CH - 4051 - BASEL (Switzerland)
Tel. 41 61 271 72 11. Fax. 41 61 271 72 06
With many kind regards
DANIEL BLAISE THORENS
STELLA STREET: NEW SERIES TONIGHT
16th October 1998
A new series of STELLA STREET starts next Friday 16th October at 11.15 on BBC2. Featuring the likes of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Al Pacino, Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Jack Nicholson, John Hurt and Joe Pesci. All performed by JOHN SESSIONS and PHIL CORNWELL.
The first series is available now on video at all good video stockists.
BOWIE POSTERS FOR SALE
16th October 1998
German poster of "Just a Gigolo" ($35.00). British poster of "The Hunger" ($45.00). Rarity: Drawing of Bowie (in profile) made up ENTIRELY of the titles of Bowie songs ($100.00). Please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
A £2M PERFECT DAY
13th October 1998
The hit single 'PERFECT DAY' raised an amazing £2,125,000 for CHILDREN IN NEED it was revealed yesterday. It helped boost the charity's fundraising total for last year to £20.9 million.
The song, from a BBC promotional campaign, featured a host of stars including the song's writer LOU REED to DAVID BOWIE.
CHARLES & RAY EAMES EXHIBITION
11th October 1998
DAVID BOWIE made an appearance at the private viewing of a new exhibition entitled 'The Work of Charles and Roy Eames'. The private viewing of the exhibition, sponsored by Gucci, was held at The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London. Some of the other invited guests were: Ewan McGregor, Boy George and Dexter Fletcher.
SKY LIFE CUT FROM RUGRATS!!!
8th October 1998
The planned DAVID BOWIE track for the RUGRATS film SKY LIFE has been cut from the soundtrack because of film re-editing.
Karen Rachtman, the music co-ordinator said: 'I have always wanted to work with David Bowie and I finally had my chance. He delivered a song far beyond my wildest dreams and now I can't even use it. The song is beautiful.'
David Bowie: 'Unfortunately, it really doesn't fit in with what I'm doing at the moment. A shame really, as it was quite sweet for what it was.'
TOP TEN UK WEB SITES
8th October 1998
This months issue of INTERNET MAGAZINE concentrates on homepage web sites. The publication asked the big ISP's to pick out the most popular sites hosted on their servers. The magazine then chose their favourite Ten Top UK homepages.
LITTLE WONDERWORLD(Ed. "Ooo I've gone all shy!") Thank you to Internet Magazine and VirginNet - it is very much appreciated.
7th October 1998
FASHION '98 is the debut release from GLAMMA KID who hails from Hackney, East London. Released shortly on the Warner Bros. label, it utilises DAVID BOWIE'S massive hit 'Fashion' as the backing track with Glamma Kid's ragga style vocals.
BOWIE TOPS POLL
6th October 1998
THE DAILY MAIL
Bowie the pop stars' pop star has the beating of The Beatles
Of his many incarnations during a glittering career, this could be the one DAVID BOWIE will prefer to be remembered by.
A poll of fellow rock and pop stars and leading music industry figures has named him top music star of the past 30 years, controversially edging ahead of The Beatles who were placed second.
Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix also trailed in Bowie's wake.
The 51-year-old former art student from South London has been Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, among others, since launching his career in the Sixties.
During this time he was at the forefront of the glam rock, Seventies soul and Eighties funk, as well as being a leading light of the New Romantic era. His exotic outfits, set new standards. A film star in The Man Who Fell To Earth and a film maker as well as a painter, he was also leader of his own band, Tin Machine.
His skill as a collaborator is said to have helped launch the careers of Mott The Hoople, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.
Already fabulously wealthy, he raised more than £34 million last year by giving Wall Street investors the chance to buy into his back catalogue of chart hits. But it was the sheer span of his creativity that made him the most important act of the last three decades, in the eyes of pop stars, musicians, critics and leading music industry figures.
The poll was complied by London magazine TIME OUT to mark its 30th birthday. Stars such as Boy George, Robbie Williams and Mick Hucknall voted. Time Out critic Garry Mulholland said: 'David Bowie irrevocably altered our culture.'
Music Industry's Top Ten
..1. DAVID BOWIE
..2. THE BEATLES
..3. BOB MARLEY
..4. JAMES BROWN
..5. MARVIN GAYE
..6. JIMI HENDRIX
..7. STEVIE WONDER
..9. IGGY POP
10. BOB DYLAN
2nd October 1998
The film crew that have been following GOLDIE around the world for the last few months have nearly completed their documentary.
The documentary which also features footage of DAVID with Goldie at the Chisholm House Art Gallery will be screened on TV next month.
STARMAN GIG TONIGHT
2nd October 1998
The ZIGGY STARDUST tribute band STARMAN play tonight at: The Venue, 2A Clifton Rise, New Cross, London SE14.
Admission to The Venue is £5/£3, doors open at around 9pm, band on stage around 10pm. More information here
STELLA STREET: NEW SERIES
1st October 1998
A new series of STELLA STREET starts this month on BBC2. Featuring the likes of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Al Pacino, Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Jack Nicholson, John Hurt and Joe Pesci. All performed by JOHN SESSIONS and PHIL CORNWELL.
BOWIE FAN DATABASE
1st October 1998
BowieArt.Com has now also officially linked with the BowieFan DataBase. If you would like to receive personal information from BowieNet and BowieArt.Com please send an email request.
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BOWIENET CHAT TRANSCRIPTION
1st October 1998
Check out the BowieNet Chat transcription in HTML form.
Best question and answer of the evening?
Nikados: Do you know what colour your aura is?
db: Unfortunately I sent it off with my shirts and they dry cleaned it really bad. So what was once gold and blue now has little muddy spots all over it. Alexander McQueen has promised to make me a new one.
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