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30th May 2003

Iman and David at the Beckhams Vogue Party Victoria and DAVID BECKHAM have been the guests of honour at a New York bash thrown by style bible Vogue. Anna Wintour, the British editor of the magazine's American edition, hosted the party yesterday (Thursday, May 29th) to mark the couple's forthcoming appearance in a glossy spread.

Guests at the SoHo House do, served by waiters dressed in jerseys from Beckham's team, Manchester United included rock legend DAVID BOWIE, and his model wife Iman, designer Calvin Klein, Connie Nielsen, Diane Von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, and "The Play What I Wrote" stars Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and photographer Mario Testino, whose regular subjects have included Diana, Princess of Wales and catwalk beauty Kate Moss.

Testino's photographs of the couple will be used by the magazine later this year. Posh and Becks kept the night alive at Mission on the Bowery with hip-hop mogul Damon Dash (Posh is modeling for his Rocawear line). The couple was up a few hours later for a Vogue shoot on Long Island.

It's the first time that the two DB's have met. David described the Manchester United idol thus: "Becks is a lovely man. He's easy going and a thoroughly good egg."

(Ed. He's great at free kicks too!)

28th May 2003

Whilst I'm upgrading and sorting out the server problem here at Wonderworld, all the David Bowie news will be posted on the message board for the next week or so.

If you've got or come across any news please could you post it up on there rather than emailing it in.

Click here for June monthly planner

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Cheers peeps, I'll be as quick as I can.

26th May 2003

All set for publication in October by powerHouse Books is DAVID BOWIE: LIVE IN NEW YORK by photographer extraordinare MYRIAM SANTOS-KAYDA with foreword by David Bowie.

David Bowie Live In New York In October, 2002, David Bowie performed the New York City Marathon Tour. Five different nights in five different venues in each of New York's five boroughs. It was a tribute to New York, and a tribute to his fans. For the first time in over fifteen years, he let a photographer follow him on tour, capturing a David Bowie we've never seen before.

Myriam Santos-Kayda, acclaimed portrait photographer for the music industry, has captured David Bowie in rehearsal, in the dressing room, onstage and backstage, alone and hanging out with his band. Bowie, one of rock's most influential and enduring figures, reveals his complexity, humour, grace, and rigor as an artist and performer.

About the Marathon tour, Bowie writes, 'The last time I came through the Northeast it was on the Area 2 Tour. We played in amphitheaters, which are usually a good distance from the major cities. Marathon courses are strategically planned to bring the runners to the streets. I would like to repay the fans that travelled so far to see me by bringing my show to them. But most importantly, I could get home from all the gigs on roller skates.'

David Bowie: Live in New York is an intimate portrait of one of rock and roll's most exciting events of the decade.

About the Author: Myriam Santos-Kayda (aka Mask) has been a portrait photographer for the music and entertainment industry for the past ten years. In addition to David Bowie, she has worked with Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, Tool, Garbage, Ben Harper, David Grey, Lisa Kudrow, Billy Bob Thornton, Tricky, System of a Down, Incubus, and Rob Zombie, among others. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Detour, Spin, Uncut, Entertainment Weekly, Q, Alternative Press, and New York Magazine. He record label clients include Capitol Hollywood, Sony Music, Columbia, Geffen, and Interscope Records. She received her degree from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and lives in Los Angeles.

     David Bowie: Live in New York
     Photographs by Myriam Santos-Kayda
     Foreword by David Bowie
     Edition: Hardcover, 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 160 pages, 160 duotone photographs
     Publisher: powerHouse Books; (October 2003)
     ISBN: 1576871819

If you pre-order David Bowie: Live In New York now in the USA you can receive a 30% discount.
List Price: $35.00. Price: $24.50. You Save: $10.50 (30%).

Alternatively, you can also pre-order in the UK.

25th May 2003

Tomorrow sees the eagerly awaited special release of DAVID BOWIE'S 'Aladdin Sane' 30th Anniversary Special Edition 2CD.

Released by EMI (cat. no. 5830122), the tracklisting for the 10-track bonus disc is as follows:

Aladdin Sane 30th Anniversary      01 John, I'm Only Dancing (Aladdin Sane session version)
     02 The Jean Genie (Original UK single mix)
     03 Time (single edit)
     04 All The Young Dudes
     05 Changes (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1/10/72)
     06 The Supermen (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1/10/72)
     07 Life On Mars? (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1/10/72)
     08 John, I'm Only Dancing (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1/10/72)
     09 The Jean Genie (Recorded live at Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 20/10/72)
     10 Drive-In Saturday (Recorded live at the Public Hall, Cleveland on 25/11/72)

You can purchase your copy here. The USA release is scheduled for June 24th.

25th May 2003

A new recording of 'Rebel Rebel' by DAVID BOWIE is to appear on the soundtrack for the forthcoming movie CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE.

Released in the USA on June 24th, three days before the film's nationwide release and in the UK, the full tracklisting for the soundtrack of 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Music From the Motion Picture' is as follows:

     01. Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
     02. Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
     03. Working For The Weekend - Loverboy
     04. Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
     05. Last Dance - Donna Summer
     06. U Can't Touch This - M.C. Hammer
     07. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
     08. I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
     09. Thunder Kiss '65 - White Zombie
     10. Wild Thing - Tone-Loc
     11. Firestarter - Prodigy
     12. The Pink Panther Theme - Hollywood Studio Orchestra
     13. Flashdance... What A Feeling - Irene Cara
     14. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Nickelback featuring Kid Rock

You can pre-order the soundtrack here with 29% discount off $13.49 or in the UK at £9.99.

Thanks to Adam for the pointer.

25th May 2003

Last Auction Notice! Bowie Bargain Basement Starts Monday, May 26!

Hello everyone, yes, it's true. This is the final auction notice. It's certainly been a long journey, but I'm extremely pleased with how things have gone, and I hope you are too. I was able to recoup a good deal of the expenses I incurred during my Bowie collecting days, and at the same time pass along these items to fellow fans so you guys can enjoy them as I once did. Thanks so much for your support and participation - and for your patience in putting up with all these notices!

Bowie Bargain Basement: Starting Monday, May 26 at 10:00 am Eastern Time (1400 GMT), everything is ON SALE. Most items are 1/2 off the original minimum bid price. I expect these remaining items to go very quickly, or at least I really hope so, as I could certainly use a long vacation! I hope to have this completed within a week or two, so if by the end of the week (Sunday, June 1), you notice that something isn't selling, please feel free to make me ANY offer!

Private Photos: There are still 10 batches of private photos available, and they'll be on sale too. In fact, most will be more than 1/2 off, so check 'em out!

Take My Freebies!!: I want these freebie items gone too, so if you buy something, you can have as many as you want. Additional shipping cost applies, but items are free. There's still a whole buncha stuff left: a copy of a Tin Machine promo cassette, Ryuichi Sakamoto photos, a few 7" singles and some videos, a few remaining big packages of article photocopies, a few copies of Metronome and Concert News (both with Tin Machine articles), and more. Once you've purchased something, let me know what you'd like. First come, first serve! I still have issues of my old newsletter Sound & Vision (#20-40, which was the last one), so let me know if you'd like any or all of those.

The Future: While you may find this hard to believe, I did in fact keep quite a few items. This includes my personal scrapbooks, some books, audio and video tapes, CDs, photos, Bowie artwork, and some other items. There may be some point in the future when I'll want to sell the rest of it. Therefore, I'm keeping everyone's email, and will send a notice out should I decide to do this. There could also be some things I forgot (probably inevitable). I will do any future auctions on eBay, and will give people on my list advance notice of items going up. If you don't want to be on this list, please let me know, and I will remove your name. I will only notify you of upcoming auctions, and these email addresses are for my personal use only.

If you have questions, please email me at jstoller@rcn.com - hanks so much, and to those who won auctions/purchased items - enjoy your new toys!

Best wishes, Julie Stoller @ The David Bowie Online Auction

24th May 2003

Check out the SoundGenerator.com website who've got a few DAVID BOWIE online video performances in Real Player and Windows Media for your viewing pleasure, all in anticipation of the special 30th Anniversary release of Aladdin Sane this coming Monday.

Just by simply clicking on this link here you can watch a palm tree platform show performance of 'Drive-In Saturday' from the Russell Harty Show (courtesy of Granada Media) as well as 'Cracked Actor' and 'Time' live performances from the Hammersmith Odeon on 3rd July 1973.

23rd May 2003

Last month when SKIPPING DISCS asked for contributions for their DAVID BOWIE all female tribute album 'Spiders From Venus', they received a tremendous response. A big thank-you to everyone who responded with their submissions.

Skipping Discs said that the selection process for this compilation was extremely difficult. They received nearly four times more submissions for this CD than they got for their previous two releases combined. All submissions were evaluated solely on their artistic merit, the key factors being the quality of the vocal performance and the originality of the arrangement. A secondary factor in determining the final track selection was their attempt to represent as many phases of David Bowie's career as possible.

With that being said, here are the songs and artists they've selected for the final compilation:

     01. Space Oddity - Pitch Black Dream
     02. The Man Who Sold The World - Bug Funny Foundation
     03. Changes - Joe K's Kid
     04. Kooks - Andrea Perry
     05. Moonage Daydream - Wendy Ip
     06. Starman - May Hart Band
     07. Watch That Man - The Fur Ones
     08. Cracked Actor - Zeta Bane
     09. All The Young Dudes - Switchblade Kittens
     10. Golden Years - Essra Mohawk
     11. Be My Wife - Paul The Girl
     12. Boys Keep Swinging - Aspyg
     13. Modern Love - Astrid Young
     14. As The World Falls Down - Ce Ce Zen
     15. The Heart's Filthy Lesson - Lunasect
     16. Hallo Spaceboy - First Of June
     17. I'm Afraid Of Americans - Q
     18. To be announced - Tegan And Sara

'Spiders From Venus: Indie Women and Female-Fronted Bands Cover David Bowie' is scheduled for release in October 2003 by Skippingdiscs.com

21st May 2003

A quote from a BLUR interview on LAM Online - Damon Albarn: "But I don't think any of us in the band do things because you have to do them. There's no point in that. We wouldn't consider that as an option. "As far as I'm concerned, I loved the way DAVID BOWIE changed. He changed and wrote brilliant songs. There's no need to make another record unless it's different again. There's not much point in making music unless you're going to explore and move on somewhat." - You can read the full interview here...

Following on from yesterday's news concerning DAVID BOWIE'S 'Young Americans' used on the closing sequence in the 'Dogville' movie, every report I've read from the Cannes Film Festival is saying how fantastic it is. Described in today's Metro newspaper thus - "a staggeringly powerful closing credit sequence juxtaposing images from the American Depression and war and poverty around the world with David Bowie's Young Americans is simply brilliant." (by Fiona Morrow)...

20th May 2003

After already scoring four #1 dance singles in the US and UK Jesse Houk aka THE SCUMFROG certainly has a solid backbone for his well overdue artist album.

The new album is titled Extended Engagement and is a double CD anthology. It features some of his more commercial remixes together with various other works he has done with artists including: DAVID BOWIE, Steve Lawler, New Order, Dirty Vegas, Kylie Minogue, Boris Dlugosch and Thomas and Filterheadz.

Disc: 1
     01. You, Me and the Music - Milk and Honey
     02. Learning To Fly - The Scumfrog
     03. I Like The Way You Touch Me - Christian Urich
     04. Free As The Morning Sun - Mr Hermano
     05. Loving The Alien - The Scumfrog Vs David Bowie
     06. The Switch - Planet Funk
     07. Days Go By - Dirty Vegas
     08. Jungle Of Mirror - Milo
     09. Sunshine - Thomas and Filterheadz
     10. Music Revolution - The Scumfrog

Disc: 2
     01. Talking In Your Sleep - Michael Moog
     02. You're Not Alone - Eclipse29
     03. In The Beginning - Roger Goode
     04. Andante - Steve Lawler
     05. We Love You - The Scumfrog
     06. Love At First Sight - Kylie Minogue
     07. Don't Wanna Go Home - Regina Belle
     08. Alive - Pure Orange
     09. Keep Control - Sono
     10. Never Enough - Boris Dlugosch

Scumfrog is on his way to New York for his Record Release Party following his set last Saturday at City Loud, Turnmills and will be playing a relatively rare live performance at Push @ Lotus in New York. The event is this Friday (23rd May) promoted by the FormulaPR group. Jesse will continue his tour playing in San Francisco, Chicago, Vegas and Montreal. To find out more and to download some free music check out his official site @ www.thescumfrog.com

20th May 2003

Don't forget that this coming weekend on the A&E BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL in the USA is BIO ROCKS! DAVID BOWIE: Sound and Vision. The programme starts on Saturday, May 24th at 2:00pm until 4:00pm ET/PT.

A two-hour profile of the free-spirited, gender-bending rock 'n' roll revolutionary. Traces Bowie's long career, which includes his controversial androgynous image, his Ziggy Stardust character, and his bouts with cocaine addiction and bankruptcy. Interviews with wife Iman and friends, plus footage of Bowie's many exhilarating live performances, provide an intimate portrait of the pop legend.

Next month also on A&E is the broadcast of BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS: DAVID BOWIE at 8:00am on Sunday 29th June. Hosted by Elliott Forrest, aficionados of the classical arts can enjoy a full Sunday morning of outstanding performances, including symphony concerts, opera, ballet and much more! Among the special features of Breakfast with the Arts are two weekly segments, 'The A&E Artist of the Week' and 'Arts and Entertainment News'.

19th May 2003

The blockbuster movie tipped to win this year's Cannes Film Festival top prize, the Palme D'Or, DOGVILLE directed by LARS VON TRIER and starring Nicole Kidman features DAVID BOWIE'S performing 'Young Americans' on the soundtrack.

The story involves the mysterious Grace played by Nicole Kidman, who appears in the dire, dirty and aptly named Dogville seeking refuge from a carload of gangsters.

Grace is accepted reluctantly into the town, put to work, exploited, enslaved and betrayed. The closing credits are accompanied by David Bowie singing 'Young Americans' while photos of various global miseries click by seemed to make von Trier's political sentiments, already fairly obvious, simply unmistakable.

The movie has been described as 'a brilliantly realised elaboration on past themes wrapped in Brechtian artifice, American sentiment, and rich moral conundrums.'

'Dogville' is the first in a trilogy, and von Trier has said Kidman had already committed to playing Grace in the sequels.

17th May 2003

Congratulations to Kevin Burns (Executive Producer), David Sehring (Executive Producer), Patty Ivins (Producer) and DAVID BOWIE (host) who were all responsible for the making of the documentary 'Hollywood Rocks The Movies: The 1970's With David Bowie', which won a daytime Emmy award in the 'Outstanding Special Class Special' section.

The full list of winners can be found here.

16th May 2003

SCHTUNG SINGAPORE'S latest project is a full-on Bollywood remix of DAVID BOWIE'S 1983 hit 'Let's Dance', commissioned by EMI Music Hong Kong.

Schtung Music is a music production boutique with studios in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Los Angeles, primarily catering to the advertising industry, but branching out into albums and remixes with its signature sound - a musical blend of East and West.

All new percussion and Hindi vocals were recorded at Schtung Singapore and then mixed with the original Bowie/Abbey Road recording sessions from 1983.

According to David Bowie's management, it's one of the finest Bowie remixes ever.

The video airs this weekend on MTV around Asia and will soon be released as a Bonus Single on an upcoming Bowie compilation CD. (Along with Bowie's 'China Girl' which was remixed at Schtung in Hong Kong).

This remix comes hot on the heels of Schtung's remix of 'One Love' for UK band BLUE.

Schtung Singapore is currently working on remixes for Duran Duran, Simple Minds and a few others.

Put on your red shoes and check this out...

From Paul Grezoux @ Schtung Music (Singapore).

15th May 2003

Update: Hello everyone, Alas, it is almost over! My final DAVID BOWIE online auction set ends on Monday, May 19th, throughout the day. This has been an amazing success, so I want to thank all of you for viewing and participating in my auctions! These last items were among my most favorite in my collection, and I look forward to passing them along to loving homes...

= Autographs, Press Kits and Promo Items end Monday, May 19!
The first autograph ends at 10:00 am Eastern Time (14:00 GMT), and the last promo item ends at 4:45 pm Eastern Time (20:45 GMT). Included in this batch is a wonderful autographed Scary Monsters album (signed 'With Thanks - Bowie '80'), a Tin Machine album signed by the band (sent to me by Isolar), and many press kits (including Hunky Dory, Heroes, Lodger, Let's Dance, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Scary Monsters, The Hunger, and some from Rykodisc). 'Promo and In-house Items' include a bit of 35mm film, set blueprint and call sheets snatched from the set of The Hunger; extremely rare slides from the MainMan era - in the original envelope sent to a Missouri television studio; RCA promotional slides; Black Tie White Noise postcards; Let's Dance stationary; promo slides from Jazzin' For Blue Jean; Rykodisc stickers, brochures, and Sound + Vision stationary; an advertising kit for The Man Who Fell To Earth; and a Tin Machine promo statue (with 'parts intact') from Victory Music. Once again, quite a few items you'll likely not see again, so don't miss out!

Buy Now Private Photos: There are still 11 batches of private photos available as 'Buy Now' items. Included are pics from U.S., European, and Australian 1987 shows; 1990 U.S. shows; and London and Los Angeles press conferences. There are also photos of Tin Machine's LAX 'In Concert' show in 1991 and 1991 TM US and Canadian shows.

New Freebies!! I keep finding stuff to add to the freebies page (which can now be reached from the front page of the site), and once again, I'm opening this up to all winning bidders, whether or not you've already received freebie items. Each person who wins an auction or purchases a 'Buy Now' item in this next auction set can choose ONE FREEBIE from this list. There's a copy of a Tin Machine promo cassette, Ryuichi Sakamoto photos, a few 7" singles and some videos, a 'mystery photo' from 1990, a few remaining big packages of article photocopies, a few copies of Metronome and Concert News (both with Tin Machine articles), and more. Once you've won an auction or purchased a Buy Now item, email me to reserve your freebie. First come, first serve!

Auction Schedule
*Autographs, Press Kits, Promo Items - Ends Monday, May 19

*Bowie Bargain Basement - 'Buy Now' Sale of Unsold Items, most at 50% off minimum bid price - Starts Monday, May 26; Ends when everything's gone! :)

If you have questions, please email me at jstoller@rcn.com thanks.

From Julie Stoller - The David Bowie Online Auction @ http://bowiestuff.sytes.net

ARTAID 2002 RAISED £150,000
14th May 2003

The exclusive works of art by artists including DAVID BOWIE, Gary Hume, Michael Craig-Martin and Tracey Emin that went on sale at ARTAID 2002 last October raised a total of almost £150,000 for Crusaid.

David donated his piece D Head XLI (24cm x 19cm Acrylic and Computer Collage on Canvas 1997).

110 people attended the opening of the two-week exhibition (17th October until 3rd November 2002) supported by Bloomberg, at the Bloomberg Space, making it one of the most popular of the season. A dinner with auction, held at the Aurora (Great Eastern Hotel) after the opening, raised £27,000.

Crusaid, is the National Fundraiser for HIV and Aids, check out the Crusaid website @ www.crusaid.org.uk

From Crusaid

14th May 2003

After first reporting a date of April/May, Sony Music Norway are now reporting that the special bonus editions of DAVID BOWIE'S albums 1.Outside, Earthling and 'hours...' have (unsurprisingly) been pushed back a bit from the proposed April/May release.

The new scheduled date is now apparently the 25th August. According to BowieNet these special releases won't be released until 2004. Maybe somebody should tell someone at the official Sony Norway website to stop reporting 'false' release dates?

Whenever they are to be released, the bonus CD tracklistings will be as follows:

1.OUTSIDE Disc 2
     Heart's Filthy Lesson (Trent Reznor Alternative Mix)
     Heart's Filthy Lesson (Good Karma Mix by Tim Simenon)
     Nothing To Be Desired
     Get Real
     Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys 12" Version)
     Hallo Spaceboy (Double Click Mix)

     Little Wonder (Junior Vasquez Club Mix)
     Little Wonder (Danny Sabre Dance Mix)
     Dead Man Walking (House Mix by Moby)
     Telling Lies (Paradox Mix by A Guy Called Gerald)
     Seven Years In Tibet (Mandarin Version)
     V-2 Schneider (Tao Jones Index)
     Pallas Athena (Tao Jones Index)
     I'm Afraid Of Americans (Version 1 with Nine Inch Nails)

'hours...' Disc 2
     Survive (Marius De Vries Mix)
     Seven (Marius De Vries Mix)
     Thursday's Child (Rock Mix)
     We Shall Go To Town
     We All Go Through
     No-one Calls
     Something In The Air (American Psycho Remix by Mark Plati)
     Seven (Beck Remix)

From Øyvind Barbakken.

13th May 2003

A DAVID BOWIE narrated documentary has been nominated in the 30th Daytime Emmy Awards.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the awards will be presented in a live three hour broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall on Friday 16th May at 8:00 pm on ABC.

The awards recognise outstanding achievement by individuals and programmes broadcast during the 2002 calendar year. Nominated in the 'Outstanding Special Class Special' section is 'Hollywood Rocks The Movies: The 1970's With David Bowie' (AMC).

     Kevin Burns - Executive Producer
     David Sehring - Executive Producer
     Patty Ivins - Producer
     David Bowie - Host

Synopsis: The off-and-on "romance" between the movies and rock n' roll is entertainingly detailed in this made-for-cable documentary. In the tradition of earlier AMC network specials which covered the 1950s and 1960s, Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s demonstrated Tinseltown's efforts to keep apace with the myriad changes in musical tastes during the decade of mood rings and pet rocks. Among the musical films represented herein are The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saturday Night Fever, Gimme Shelter, The Last Waltz, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, and even the classic "mockumentary" This Is Spinal Tap. Narrated by Ziggy Stardust leading man David Bowie, Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s first aired on August 30th, 2002. (Hal Erickson - AMG).

The full list nominees in this category are:

     '113th Tournament of Roses Parade'
     '76th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade'
     'Behind the Scene's at This Old House'
     'Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970's With David Bowie'
     'Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Paralympic Winter Games'

Thanks to Steph for the pointer.

12th May 2003

Glastonbury Festival organisers are planning to release a definitive DVD of the annual event. Although very little footage of the early festivals exists, Glastonbury Television has been documenting performances since 1994. Now the organisers would like music fans to vote for their favourite Glastonbury moments.

Some of the shortlisted performances include sets from DAVID BOWIE, Beck, Beastie Boys, The Pretenders, The Verve, Supergrass, Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey, Elastica, Oasis, Pulp, Prodigy and REM.

You can vote for your favourite artist @ www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

The scheduled date for the release of this will be announced later this year.

11th May 2003

The Brisbane Pride Festival and Posterbill present 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars'. This one-off performance of DAVID BOWIE'S masterpiece album is happening on Saturday 28th June at The Zoo in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

In June 1972, David Bowie released 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust', polled as one of the Greatest Albums Of All Time in Rolling Stone, NME and Melody Maker.

Ziggy Stardust is an album written by an aspirant rock star in the guise of a hugely successful one. This nifty deceit has led to it being dubbed the first post-modern pop record. The songs reference aspects of rock history whilst at the same time tell a story of a future world of extraterrestrial intervention and space-age androgyny. The narrative unfolds via the sophisticated use of shifting perspectives, beginning with 'Five Years' and its tale of despairing humanity at the brink of destruction. Ziggy is observed through the eyes of one besotted fan who, following the star's death, takes their own life in the thrilling climax of 'Rock 'n' Roll Suicide'.

Acclaimed Brisbane band CHARLES FOSTER KANE will perform Ziggy Stardust live in its entirety. They will be joined by some of Brisbane's most celebrated and innovative vocalists including:

     Katie Noonan (George/Elixir)
     Tyrone Noonan (George)
     Alister Bell (speedstar*)
     Alison St Ledger (Women In Voice/Brisbane Cabaret Festival)
     Lucinda Shaw (ISIS/Silver Circus)
     Daniel Hack (Lovejoy)
     Rozi Pizzey (ISIS/Precious Lazy Day)
     Dane O'Hara (Charles Foster Kane)
     Tim Steward (Screamfeeder)
     Guy Webster (The Informants)

The band will also be joined by the following guest musicians:

     Sallie Ann Campbell - Violin/String Arrangements (Speed Of Purple/Tulipan)
     Piet Van Dijk - Cello (Red Paintings)
     Isaac Hurren - Saxophone (Elixir)
     Jeff Lovejoy - Electric Guitar (Lovejoy)
     Grant MacMillan - Slide Guitar (Toothfaeries)
     Brett Collery - Acoustic Guitar (ISIS/Gotacola/Silver Circus)

This whole event is the brainchild of Brisbane musician, event producer, musical director (and Bowie freak) James Lees, who has performed with Chalk, ISIS, Saturn South and Silver Circus as well as co-producing the regular performance event dreamGAS. Also on the creative team is one of Brisbane's most highly regarded lighting designers, Matt Scott (QLD Theatre Company).

Don't miss the opportunity to see some of Brisbane's most exciting performers at this unique event.

Venue: The Zoo
Address: 711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3854 1381

Website: www.thezoo.com.au
Doors Open: 8.30pm

Tickets for the event are available from the following outlets:
Rockinghorse Records: 101 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. Ph: (07) 3229 5360. (Also available Online)
Skinnys Music: 85 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane. Ph (07) 3229 2389.
The Music Shop: Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley. Ph: (07) 3252 1188.
The Avid Reader: 173 Boundary Street, West End. Ph: (07) 3846 3422.

More info and ticket details can be found at www.members.optushome.com.au/spidersfrommars

From James Lees.

10th May 2003

Update: The glitterati and literati turned out last Monday as The Film Society of Lincoln Center honoured Susan Sarandon at their 2003 Gala Tribute.

The evening was chock-a-bloc with lengthy film clips from 19 of Sarandon's films. On hand to help her celebrate were DAVID BOWIE, Geena Davis, Tim Curry, Paul Schrader, and John Turturro, along with partner Tim Robbins, singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte, and author Gore Vidal, who is godfather to one of the Robbins/Sarandon sons.

Line of the night went to David who began his remarks with: "Sharp, sassy and seriously sexy... but enough about me." He also remembered some thespian advice she had given him. "Susan told me to stop acting: I thought of the legal ramifications of walking out on my contract, but then realised what she meant was, 'just say the lines'," he joked. Added Sarandon humbly, at the close of the lovefest: "After seeing all those clips, I'm impressed with myself!"...

Reading the MANCHESTER UNITED piece below on how 'Lust For Life' helped them win the title this year has reminded me of a little known fact I mentioned here years ago... that Man U players GARY and PHIL NEVILLE, who's father is called Neville Neville (I kid you not), still to this day constantly get it in the ear when their team mates and fans sing DAVID BOWIE'S 'Rebel Rebel' to them with slightly altered words...

10th May 2003

Amplitude You can now preview a demonstration of the PLAYSTATION 2 game Amplitude which features DAVID BOWIE'S 'Everyone Says Hi' remix.

Their blurb states: David Bowie, as a musician, performer and songwriter, defies all conventions. From his humble folkie beginnings in the 60's to the 70's glitter and glam of Ziggy Stardust to the elegance of the Thin White Duke to the multiplatinum pop star of the 80's to the most recent rock album Heathen, he has continually reinvented himself and his art.

Go to www.us.playstation.com - click on artists, Bowie, and play Everyone Says Hi.

From Bonster.

10th May 2003

I've got a lust for life Now it can be revealed just how MANCHESTER UNITED managed to regain the title championship so easily after losing their crown to that Arsenal lot last year.

In a survey carried out by the Barclaycard Premier League into the musical listening choices of successful teams, has revealed that Man U. have gone to glory this year by limbering up exclusively to 'Lust For Life', written and performed by IGGY POP and DAVID BOWIE.

Listening to the song was a key part of the team's pre-match rituals. They played the classic track as they ran onto the Old Trafford pitch before each game.

Doctor Neil Todd, of Manchester University, claims that getting "psyched up" with this song gave the United players a mental edge over their opponents.

"Songs such as 'Lust For Life' seem to have helped the United players reach an aroused competitive state. "Playing the song before each game was a bit like doing The Haka before a rugby match. Music can help release adrenaline into a player's body which raised their heart rate and prepares them for a big contest."

A Manchester United Football Club spokesman said: "Lust for Life provoked a good response from the fans and from the players."

Strangely, Arsenal refused to publicly admit which songs they listened to before each match.

10th May 2003

NBC are planning to air an entire instalment of LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN in stop-motion clay animation next Thursday (15th May).

The animation which has been in production by NBC's scenic department for months will recreate an entire episode which aired originally last October. Hmm so who were the guests last October on this particular episode? Yep you guessed it DAVID BOWIE is among them. There's also Jackass star Johnny Knoxville and comedian Richard Lewis.

On the original show (19th October) David as musical guest performed 'Afraid' and 'I've Been Waiting For You'.

10th May 2003

Being Ridden Being Ridden Instrumental Amongst the list of brand new CD releases this coming week from Cargo Distribution on the Temporary Residence label is this album entitled Being Ridden by CEX.

Cex is aka Rjyan Kidwell, a 21-year-old Baltimore musician, who's fourth album cover obviously references DAVID BOWIE'S "Heroes" on both versions of his new release.

Cex is just about the freshest mashing of genres ever unleashed. They mix hip-hop party jams, warm IDM glitch and shades of emo and folk. Available also as an Instrumental CD, and a double LP containing both the Being Ridden normal album, and the instrumental album.

The Being Ridden Instrumental album has already been released in the USA and both versions are released in the UK this Monday 12th May.

Check out his official website @ www.rjyan.com - plenty of free mp3 downloads and interesting reading.

10th May 2003

Thirty-two years ago on this very day... DAVID BOWIE was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for 'Space Oddity' as Best Original Song at the awards show at the Talk Of The Town in 1970. David performed live on the show that night accompanied by the Les Reed Orchestra. The event was transmitted live via satellite to over 60 closed-circuit outlets in America, including New York's Carnegie Hall. It was also broadcast in France, Spain, Australia, Holland and Venezuela, but not in Britain, where it was broadcast live on Radio 1 and 2 at 10pm-11.30pm.

Thirty-three years ago on this very day.. DAVID BOWIE performed at The White Bear Public House at 198 Kingsley Road, Hounslow, in Middlesex, England. The White Bear was the home of The Strawbs own 'Arts Lab'. The band invited David down to their Lab to guest on the BBC2 'Colour Me Pop' TV programme. The band played songs including: 'The Man Who Called Himself Jesus' and David appeared with them miming to one of their songs 'Poor Jimmy Wilson', accompanied by Tony Visconti. The programme was transmitted the following month on 14th June 1969 at 10:55pm by the BBC.

(Ed. If you're ever in the area, on the corner of Denbigh Road and Kingsley Road, or by chance happen to drive by, you might be surprised to stumble upon a huge 8 foot, 800 pound White Polar Bear outside the pub - then you'll know you're at the right place).

9th May 2003

Back on 1st April here there was a report that Graham Edwards from THE MATRIX let it be known that his dream would be to work with DAVID BOWIE... well apparently this month he is.

Latest report states that this month the Matrix is working with Britney Spears, Ricky Martin and David Bowie. Three new records with its productions are coming out: by the college-rock singer-songwriter Liz Phair, the female pop-rock act Lillix, and the sister-led group the Troys. But the real Hollywood twist is that four years after shelving their dreams of pop stardom, these three are about to get another chance. Though the Matrix exists only as a songwriting and production team, a major label, Sony, called its members recently and offered to sign them as a band. Mr. Roberton said they were negotiating a deal with Sony; they are already auditioning female singers to front the band, which they plan to take on tour.

The Matrix (aka Lauren Christy, Scott Spock and Graham Edwards) were a little known production team two years ago when they got a call about meeting with teenage newcomer Avril Lavigne. In a matter of months, they have become the go-to producers for singers looking to stretch their musical boundaries. Along with working on the next Britney Spears LP, the Matrix are logging studio time with Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Liz Phair and up-and-coming singer/songwriter Jason Mraz, among others.

"We don't want to be put in the box of people who do only Avril-type stuff," Edwards said. "We've done rap, punk. All three of us are so different. "We have done everyone from Darius, who won 'Pop Idol', to Busted, who are just like Blink-182," added Christy, a native of England.

Ironically, Edwards' ultimate goal is to work with an artist so far removed from Lavigne that the Canadian singer once famously mispronounced his name. "My dream would be working with David Bowie, sitting down and making a concept album," he said.

9th May 2003

Inside Outside As first mentioned here back in January The Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance are now part way through their run of evening performances of live dance and music inspired by DAVID BOWIE and his work.

OtB will produce an evening of live dance and music inspired by David Bowie and his work. Seattle choreographers Pat Graney, KT Niehoff, Pablo Cornejo, Peggy Piacenza, Crispin Spaeth, Amii LeGendre, Maureen Whiting and Wade Madsen will share the stage with musician Zeke Keeble and his band Marrow (including special guests), presenting dance and music that celebrate this enigmatic and mercurial icon of art.

Currently now on the Seattle Pacific University website there's an interview and review with some of the performers.

The concept for the Bowie program came from Huong Vu, OTB's interim curator before Lane Czaplinski was hired as new artistic director in 2002. Even though it wasn't his idea, Czaplinski says Vu's concept makes perfect sense. "David Bowie could be the poster child for On The Boards," he explains. "Like us, his work is increasingly multi disciplinary and uses many different styles. He's an actor, a visual artist and a musician. He's emblematic of what happens in our building."

Inside Outside      The Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance
     100 W Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98119
     On the Boards
     Bowie: Inside/Outside

     May 8th - 11th, 8:00 PM
     Ticket price: $25.00

BOX OFFICE INFO: Regular Business hours. Tuesday - Friday, 12 noon - 6:00pm. Saturday & Sunday, 3-6pm, day-of-show only

"AT THE DOOR" TICKET SALES: Lobby Ticket Counter is open one hour before curtain for walk up sales, day of show only.

BUYING ONLINE: From the calendar listing to the right select the show you wish to see, then click on the 'Buy Tickets' button. Powered by TicketWeb; service fees apply.

Visit the OtB website for more details and ticket purchases.

8th May 2003

Placebowie Party For the occasion of the next PLACEBO Italian Tour, www.moonagedaydream.it and www.placeboitalia.com will join together to have party after the concert.

     Date: 12.06.2003
     Concert Start at: 21.30
     Place Concert: Palasport (Bassano del Grappa - Vicenza - Italy)
     Party Name: PLACEBOWIEPARTY 2003
     Place Party: Sotto Underbar - Bassano del Grappa - Vicenza
     Music and Video: 'Bowie' and 'Placebo' 1996/2002 releases.

Infoweb: www.moonagedaydream.it E Mail info@moonagedaydream.it

From Daniele.

8th May 2003

Featured in the Courier Mail newspaper today in Australia, a review on THE DANDY WARHOLS excellent new album Welcome To The Monkey House. The Dandy's deviated from the guitar-fed quirky rock of their last album. This time they have gone for a glam rock sound in the style of DAVID BOWIE.

"Bowie has always been a big influence," Holstrom says. "He's always there, along with other people. When we first started making this album we were approaching it as if it was a Bowie collection. We'd say "That song sounds like that Bowie song", "This is Scary Monsters." The band even called on Bowie's producer Toni Visconti famed for his work with glam rock bands in the 70's. Visconti encouraged more guitar songs and less keyboards. They also requested the services of Nick Rhodes to produce several tracks whilst in London.

So there you have it. Yet another band who owes more than some to the most influential artist of our time.

From David.

6th May 2003

Iman and David arriving David Bowie arrives As mentioned here previously on 19th April, DAVID BOWIE and IMAN were guests at The Film Society 2003 Gala Tribute to actress SUSAN SARANDON held at the Avery Fisher Hall, at the Lincoln Centre in New York, on Monday, May 5th.

Previous honorees have included Sean Connery, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Mike Nichols and Martin Scorsese.

The event featured clips from Sarandon's film career and onstage appearances by actors and directors with whom she has worked - including David Bowie (The Hunger), Geena Davis, Jonathan Demme, Paul Schrader, John Turturro and Sarandon's partner, Tim Robbins.

Sarandon has been nominated five times for the Best Actress Oscar, winning in 1995 for 'Dead Man Walking'. Her other nominations were for 'Atlantic City' (1981), 'Thelma & Louise' (1991), 'Lorenzo's Oil' (1992) and 'The Client' (1994).

Click here for a whole host of thumbnails @ filmmagic.com.

4th May 2003

Tune into BBC RADIO FOUR for 'Maps For The Future'... As they receive honorary degrees, writer Edna O'Brien and pop legend DAVID BOWIE share the wisdom of their experiences with graduates. Starting: at 05:45 am on Sunday 4th May. Duration: 13 minutes. Click here to listen online...

Have I Got News for Youses. Former Scotsman columnist CHARLES KENNEDY, now the LibDem party leader, is writing an article on his greatest hero of all time. Is that Lloyd George or Jeremy Thorpe? No, Charles is penning an article about DAVID BOWIE for GQ magazine...

4th May 2003

Update: Buttons, Calendars, Cards, Miscellaneous Items and Photos End Monday, May 5!

This second to last auction set ends Monday, May 5, throughout the day. The first buttons will end at 10:00 am Eastern Time (14:00 GMT), and the last photos will end at 2:48 pm Eastern Time (18:48 GMT). Included in this set are some very cool and unusual items, including rare promotional photos from 1972-1992; a 1978 WPLJ promo button w/Young Americans pose, promo Lodger button, and old Ziggy buttons; a sealed set of postcards offered by Starzone magazine back in the 80's; a 1976 belt buckle, Labyrinth jigsaw puzzle, 1983 mirror, Young Americans iron-on transfers, Ziggy cap, Ziggy plastic bag from 1972, and the infamous 7-11 slurpy cup! Some of this stuff you'll likely not see again...

Buy Now Private Photos
There are still 17 batches of private photos available as "Buy Now" items. Included are photos from U.S. and European 1987 shows; Tin Machine on and offstage pictures from 1989; and 1990 photos from U.S. shows, offstage in Europe, and the London and Los Angeles press conferences. There are also photos of Bowie's 1988 performance with La La US Human Steps, Tin Machine's LAX "In Concert" show in 1991, 1991 TM US and Canadian shows, and their 1991 show in Tokyo.

New Freebies!!
I have just replenished the Freebies stock, and I've decided to open this up to all winning bidders, whether or not you've already received freebie items. Each person who wins an auction or purchases a "Buy Now" item in this next auction set can choose ONE FREEBIE from this list. There are some cool items here, including photos of Bowie and Iggy from 1977 (black and white pics I took from professional photos), refrigerator magnets (no kidding!), a copy of a Tin Machine promo cassette, and Hello Magazine's feature on David and Iman's Wedding (complete magazine). Also, some great items from "related artists" - an Adrian Belew press kit, Hunter/Ronson newsletters, a Lou Reed and Velvet Underground package, copies from a Mick Ronson Japanese memorial programme, and Ryuichi Sakamoto photos. Once you've won an auction or purchased a Buy Now item, email me to reserve your freebie. First come, first serve!

Auction Schedule
*Buttons, Calendars, Cards, Miscellaneous Items, Photos - Ends Monday, May 5
*Autographs, Press Kits, Promo Items - Ends Monday, May 19

***Bowie Bargain Basement*** - "Buy Now" Sale of Unsold Items, most at 50% off minimum bid price - Starts Monday, May 26; Ends when everything's gone! :)

If you have questions, please email me at jstoller@rcn.com thanks.

From Julie Stoller - The David Bowie Online Auction @ http://bowiestuff.sytes.net

3rd May 2003

Very Happy Birthday wishes to STERLING CAMPBELL the best drummer by far that DAVID BOWIE has ever worked with...

More out and about in New York City - DAVID BOWIE and IMAN attended the Vanity Fair party to celebrate the launch of the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival. To do was held at the Supreme Court building on Thursday evening (1st May). The second Tribeca Film Festival, set up by Robert De Niro is to help regenerate lower Manhattan after 11th September 2001. A host of stars including Angelia Jolie, Kevin Bacon, Julian Schnabel, Willem Dafoe, Whoopi Goldberg, Sandra Bernhard and Elvis Costello. Click here for some thumbnail photographs...

2nd May 2003

"I've never touched you since I started to feel..." The Appleton Art Center presents "PLEASE TOUCH!", an exhibition developed to aid visitors in their acceptance and understanding of people with visual impairments.

The exhibition running until May 24th, 2003 encourages sighted visitors to take turns donning goggles to experience sight impairment. The effect is also to reveal how one may under utilise the sense of touch. The real intrigue of the show is numerous plaster life face casts of famous actors done by Appleton native Bill Forsch, who happens to be one of the leading makeup artists in Hollywood.

Faces ripe for tactile exploration belong to DAVID BOWIE, Grace Kelly, Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Kirk Douglas, Robin Williams, Peter Lorre, Charleton Heston, W.C. Fields, Keifer Sutherland and horror monster Freddie Krueger, a mask made by Forsche.

Schools are invited to tour the exhibition and to participate in an activity. To date, over 1,000 students from the Fox Valley are scheduled to visit "Please Touch!" To schedule a tour at the Appleton Art Center, call Jody Vanesky at (920) 733-4089.

Check out The Appleton Art Center website @ www.appletonartcenter.org

2nd May 2003

Amongst the worldwide television highlights featuring DAVID BOWIE for the month of May are:

4th May:
   US: Parkinson: David Bowie, BBC America, 5:00am ET
5th May:
   UK: Labyrinth, Nickelodeon, 20:00 GMT
   US: Saturday Night Live featuring David Bowie (from 8th February 1997) Comedy Central, 1:00pm ET
9th May:
   UK: David Bowie, Performance Channel, 11:30, 17:00 and 20:00 GMT
10th May:
   UK: David Bowie, Performance Channel, 3:00 GMT
13th May:
   UK: David Bowie, Performance Channel, 12:00 and 17:30 GMT
17th May:
   US: Bowie at the Been, BBC America, 10:00pm ET
   US: Parkinson Starburst: David Bowie, BBC America, 11:30pm ET
18th May:
   US: Cracked Actor, BBC America, 12:00am ET
   US: Bowie at the Beeb, BBC America, 3:00am ET
   US: Parkinson Starburst: David Bowie, BBC America, 4:30am ET
   US: Cracked Actor, BBC America, 5:00am ET
22nd May:
   US: Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Showtime Movie, 1:15am ET

Click here to view the Monthly Planners for more information, other programmes and events.

2nd May 2003

JON BON JOVI appeared at the 'The Hope Concert' benefit show at the Count Basie Theatre, NJ last Tuesday night, along with Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny. Guitarist Bobby Bandiera, a member of Southside Johnny's Asbury Jukes who had recently worked on a Bon Jovi solo album and tour, led the house band.

The benefit show was to help raise funds for Bandiera's 21-year-old son, Robert Bandiera Jr., who has been struggling with neurological problems for years, and help is needed to help pay for Robert's medical expenses. So the Brick resident, who has performed at countless benefits over the years, asked his friends for a little assistance.

There was a big surprise DAVID BOWIE cover song performed with Bon Jovi offering up a solid version of "Heroes", featuring Bandiera on lead guitar.

According to event spokesman Tim McLoone, more than $300,000 was raised.

1st May 2003

The DAVID BOWIE memorabilia offered in yesterday's 'Pop Memorabilia' Auction at CHRISTIE'S in London realised the following prices:

     Lot 04. David Bowie Letter to Tony DeFries - £600
     Lot 05. Legal document between David Bowie and Chrysalis - £2,500
     Lot 06. RIAA presentation gold disc for 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust' - £3,500
     Lot 07. George Underwood 'Ziggy Live' unused artwork - WITHDRAWN
     Lot 08. Royalties agreement - £500
     Lot 09. RIAA presentation gold disc for David Live - £2,000
     Lot 10. RIAA presentation platinum disc for ChangesOneBowie - £1,800

See last month's news for lot descriptions in full.
Thanks to Pete.

1st May 2003

The DAVID BOWIE tribute band CHANGES BOWIE (formerly Little Wonder) are due to play at the following venues:

     9th May - The Cartoon, Croydon, Surrey.
     31st May - Riga Music Bar Southend, Essex.
     12th July - Beacon Court, Gillingham, Kent.

From Tony.

1st May 2003

The newly released WARCHILD Hope charity album, which is raising money for children in war-torn Iraq, has become an instant Top 10 hit. Hope, featuring 17 of the world's biggest music artists, went straight in at Number 6 in this week's Compilation Charts yesterday. The album includes tracks by DAVID BOWIE (Everyone Says 'Hi' - Metro Mix), Travis, Avril Lavigne, Sir Paul McCartney, Moby and George Michael...

Contemporary Wardrobe Collection staff are holding their first ever sale of selected clothing on May 10th and 11th. The sale coincides with the 25th anniversary of the collection, which includes items worn by DAVID BOWIE, Mick Jagger and Kylie Minogue and from films including Quadrophenia, Sid & Nancy and Absolute Beginners. For more information call 020 7713 7370 - (from Steph)...

1st May 2003

Update: DAVID BOWIE - Final Auctions! - Autographs, Press Kits & Promo Items started April 28th

Auction Schedule
*Autographs, Press Kits, Promo Items - Starts Monday, April 28
*Buttons, Calendars, Cards, Miscellaneous Items, Photos - Ends Monday, May 5
*Autographs, Press Kits, Promo Items - Ends Monday, May 19

***Bowie Bargain Basement*** - "Buy Now" Sale of Unsold Items, most at 50% off minimum bid price - Starts Monday, May 26; Ends when everything's gone! :)

If you have questions, please email me at jstoller@rcn.com thanks.

From Julie Stoller - The David Bowie Online Auction @ http://bowiestuff.sytes.net



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