Students at The Commercial College of Iceland are performing in a play entitled 'Stardust' written by Ëlafur S.K. Ůorvalds.
The story tells a tale of two young boys who one day wake up on a planet called Sarasin. The people have been waiting (for 2,000 years) for them to save them from the evil witch Stardust.
It is a school musical and the cast and musicians are all 16-20 years old. There are 8 songs which DAVID BOWIE has written or performed:
01. Ů˙ Munt Fß ■a Allt! (Ziggy Stardust) - David Bowie 02. VŠri Hann HÚr (Wish You Were Here) - Pink Floyd 03. Undir Pressu (Under Pressure) - David Bowie/Queen 04. BrŠur Munu Berjast (Moonage Daydream) - David Bowie 05. Alla Lei - Original song 06. ┴ Vetrarbraut (Space Oddity) - David Bowie 07. Kominn (Starman) - David Bowie 08. Hva Geri ╔g N˙ (Wild Is The Wind) - David Bowie 09. ╔g Štla A Bora ■ig (Another One Bites The Dust) - Queen 10. Stardust (Let's Dance) - David Bowie 11. Hetjuslˇ (When Doves Cry) - Prince 12. ┴ ┴nau Herjum (Changes) - David Bowie 13. Alla Lei - Original song 14. H˙n Gleur Mig Hugsun S˙ (Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
The Commercial College of Iceland is a four-year senior high school / college for students 15 years + who have completed the Icelandic 'grunnskˇli' or grades 1-10.
More details and information can be found at the stardustshow.is website in either Icelandic or English.
From Stefßn Laxdal Aalsteinsson.
I WAS A BOWIE CLONE 17th February 2009
English actor SEAN BEAN has revealed he used to dress up like DAVID BOWIE.
The Lord Of The Rings star, told The Times he used to glam up like the 70s rock star when he was a teenager.
Sheffield-born Sean said: "I wore similar outfits to Bowie. The truth is, I was a clone. I dyed my hair red, wore jumpsuits and big stack heels decorated with stars.
"People in Sheffield thought I was a poof. A weirdo. Which encouraged me to do it even more. I risked getting my head kicked in for a while, but then glam rock became more mainstream and dyeing your hair, wearing make-up and dressing up became more acceptable."
A couple of upcoming DAVID BOWIE television and radio programmes to watch out for this month include:
Atlantis Squarepantis - The biggest mystery 20,000 leagues beneath the sea is uncovered when SpongeBob and the gang find the lost city of Atlantis, in this special SpongeBob TV movie! Guest starring David Bowie.
SpongeBob Squarepantis (Animation) - starting: 18:00 on Saturday 21st February Duration: 45 minutes. Showing on Nickelodeon, UK.
SpongeBob Squarepantis (Animation) - starting: 12:00 on Sunday 22nd February Duration: 45 minutes. Showing on Nickelodeon, UK.
The Blagger's Guide. David Quantick continues his comic, cut-out-and-keep guide to the entire history of popular music with a look at punk rock, David Bowie and Ireland. (Part 2).
6 Music Plays it Again (Documentary) - starting: 00:00 on Wednesday 25th February Duration: 30 minutes. Playing on BBC 6 Music (707).
Before you get too excited - unfortunately it isn't about our DAVID BOWIE.
When you read the full title... hang on take a deep breath... 'The Man Who Sold The World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Ordinary Americans' you'll realise it's about some ex-Hollywood actor / US President.
A long shot but just in case a couple of you out there are interested in a Reagan book... 'Kleinknecht offers evidence that Reagan's legacy is not only a myth, but that he was arguably the least patriotic president in American History. He enacted wrenching social changes that have decimated small town life and undermined values that were once at the core of traditional conservatism. And thanks... (more) in large part to Reagan's policies, the economic expansion that followed his election did little for Americans in the middle and lower income brackets.' - (ISBN: 1568584105).
ZIGGY MASHED UP 4th February 2009
ATOM, A plus D, World Famous Audio Hacker, ToToM, and dj BC have remixed and mashed-up DAVID BOWIE's classic album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars'.
You can stream the music and watch a few videos produced by AJ 'Hatperson' Mazur and VJ Brewski over at the Ziggy Remixed website @ ziggyremixed.com.
The mashed up songs are as follows:
Stardust Kids - A Plus D (Bowie vs MGMT) Starman - Atom's Space Funk Journey Star Of The Party - DJ BC (Bowie vs Jay Z) Hang On To The Highway - ToTom (Bowie vs Deep Purple) It Ain't Easy - Atom's Quick Cinch Mix) Moonage Symphony - DJ BC (Bowie vs The Supremes) Soul Love - Atom's Pink Innards Mix Easy Hypocrities - DJBC (Bowie vs Bob Marley) Suffragette City - DJ BC's Sufferin' Remix Ziggy's Lullabye - DJ BC (Bowie vs Shawn Mullins vs The Beatles) Five Years - World Famous Audio Hacker's Brainache Mix
LUV-A-FAIR: BOWIE-GLAM-VALENTINES BALL 4th February 2009
The LUV-A-FAIR: BOWIE-GLAM-VALENTINES BALL takes place tomorrow night in Vancouver, Canada.
This event will be Luv-A-Fair's ultimate homage to pop culture's most influential music and style icon DAVID BOWIE and to all things Luv-A-Fair and its original New Wave, Post-Punk, Krautrock, Synthpop, Electro playlists!
Luv-A-Fair Nightclub as we knew it would have never existed without one man: DAVID BOWIE.
He is the the single most important influence on the scene we love so much...
Some of the Luv-A-Fair music this night: David Bowie all night plus the Luv-A-Fair/New Wave/Post-Punk artists he influenced such as Japan, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Eurythmics, Culture Club, Visage, Telex, The Normal, Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, Duran Duran, Bauhaus, OMD, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Divine, Psychedelic Furs, Nina Hagen, Soft Cell, Human League, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Idol, Spandau Ballet, Fad Gadget, Echo and the Bunnymen, Blondie, Devo, The Cure, Ladytron, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Grace Jones, etc - AND some of the bands/artists who he co-influenced OUR scene with: Kraftwerk, T-Rex, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Giorgio Moroder.
Get dressed up in your wildest outfits on: 5th February at Celebrities Nightclub, 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada - 9pm till 2am. ($15 advance / $20 at the door).
Featuring: DJ Pandemonium (Sanctuary, SinCity) and DJ Chris (Luvafair) plus a massive line-up!!!
**Artist: Johnny Veres Bowie-Glam Art. **Artist: Max G Arnason Bowie Prints. **Simian Special Bowie - Live Tribute Performance. **Nancy Black Glam Designs. **Socialities: Rick Forde, Guy Babineau and Drew Willis. **Lady Stardust Dancer Anelore. **Blanche MacDonald Glam Bowie Make-Overs by Elle Campbell and Alvina Winnie. **Beauty Night Glam Body Paint Show and Raffle. **Alt Rock Culture Magazine Stand. **Glam Photographers: Neil Pelman and Morgan Beare.
Vernard was recently interview by Canadian newspaper columnist and Bowie fan Guy Babineau. The article Rebel Rebel 'How David Bowie made it okay for a generation of teenagers not to fit in'.
The article describes Bowie's influence on gay and outsider culture. It also talks about Bowie's influence on Guy Babineau as a gay man and Bowie's influence on Vernard and the Luv-A-Fair BowieGlamBall.
From Vernard (Promoter/Creator) Luvngrace - Luv-A-Fair Entertainment.
AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE... 2nd February 2009
• The forthcoming 160-page DAVID BOWIE publication Collaboration: The Bowie Sessions which features photographs from Frank Ockenfels III was due for publication tomorrow has now been rescheduled for a launch date of 7th July via Welcome Books (ISBN-10: 1933784784) and (ISBN-13: 978-1933784786)...
• The WAR CHILD - Heroes Vol.1 CD is all set for release this month on 16th February on the EMI Parlophone label. Various artists are contributing to this charity release, which features DAVID BOWIE's iconic track "Heroes" performed by TV On The Radio More details...
EXCLUSIVE BW DISCOUNT OFFER 1st February 2009
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The Bowie graphic is from the Rolling Stone magazine Issue 206, dated February 12th, 1976.
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Update: It is valid for not only the Bowie tee, but for ALL gear in there.
FROM STATION TO STATION EXHIBITION IN LONDON 1st February 2009