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31st August 2000

Voyeur fanzine Aug 2000 The August 2000 issue of the DAVID BOWIE Dutch fanzine "The Voyeur" is out now.

In this issue: All about the New York shows, Spitting Image puppet, BBC releases, Bowie in Holland part 2, CD reviews, all about the "2000 tour" and more.

For more information go to The Voyeur web site.

30th August 2000

The 'Pop And Collectible Guitars' auction at CHRISTIE'S auction house in South Kensington, London on 26th September at 2:00 p.m. features a DAVID BOWIE 1971 demo recording of 'Star' which is quite different in style and content to the familiar Ziggy Stardust album version. This inch reel-to-reel studio tape demo recording was given to singer Les Payne for him to cover. Estimate: £1,000-£1,500.

Viewing Times: Sunday 24 September: 1pm - 4pm; Monday 25 September: 9am - 7.30pm and Tuesday 26 September: 9am - 12noon.

Christie's, 85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3LD.

Check out their web site at www.christies.com.

30th August 2000

For members who are still awaiting the arrivial of their LIVE AND WELL CD's from BowieNet... you should receive your CD no later than Friday 8th September.

From BowieNet.

29th August 2000

The theatre production 'From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads' opens today (August 29th) at The Camden People's Theatre in London. Writer and director Adrian Berry is to be interviewed by Lisa I'Anson on BBC London Live (formerly GLR) today at 2.00 p.m. It's a live broadcast so tune in if you can.

The play runs until 16th September and tickets are selling like hot cakes... so if you are planning on going be quick to avoid disappoinment.

29th August 2000

Coming up tonight on BowieNet is special chat guest GAIL ANN DORSEY on Tuesday 29th August at 7:00 p.m. (EST) that's 12:00 midnight (GMT).

Info from BowieNet @ www.davidbowie.com.

28th August 2000

Bowie At The Beeb cover Here's a sneak preview...

of the cover artwork for the 'Bowie At The Beeb' album due for release on 25th September.

There is also a special BBC TV screening performance the same month.

Produced by artist Guy Peellaert, who you'll remember back in 1974 did the legendary painting for the Diamond Dogs album cover.

The Japanese version catalogue number is: TOCP-65497/8, 2CD set.

27th August 2000

Next Saturday on 2nd September, at 12:05 BBC2 television are showing DAVID BOWIE'S finest acting moment as Thomas Jerome Newton in Nic Roeg's 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' (1976, 15). (55958845).

A visually stunning fantasy in which an alien visits Earth in search of water for his dying planet. Unfortunately he falls victim to his hosts, becoming seduced by the industrial empire he creates to fund the building of a spaceship to return home.

27th August 2000

Bowie At The Beeb/Sampler EMI Records have produced a fantastic promotional sampler for the highly awaited DAVID BOWIE BBC archive release 'Bowie At The Beeb'. The rare eight tracked promo CD 'Bowie At The Beeb/Sampler' (Catalogue number: BEEBPRO 6872) has been designed as a reel-to-reel tape in a box.

They have also produced CDR promos of the bonus CD which is taken from David's performance at the BBC Radio Broadcasting Theatre from last June.

Promo tracklisting:

1. In The Heat Of The Morning (3:01).
John Peel In Top Gear, recorded May 13th 1968, transmitted May 26th 1968 and June 20th 1968.

2. Let Me Sleep Beside You (3:16).
Dave Lee Travis Show, recorded October 20th 1969, transmitted October 26th 1969.

3. Amsterdam (3:03).
The Sunday Show, recorded February 5th 1970, transmitted February 8th 1960.

4. Kooks (3:01).
In Concert: John Peel, recorded June 5th 1971, transmitted June 20th 1971.

5. Hang Onto Yourself (2:48).
Sounds Of The 70s, recorded January 18th 1972, transmitted February 7 1972.

6. Changes (3:28).
Johnnie Walker Lunchtime Show, recorded May 22nd 1972, transmitted June 5-9th 1972.

7. Oh! You Pretty Things (2:55).
Johnnie Walker Lunchtime Show, recorded May 22nd 1972, transmitted June 5-9th 1972.

8. Lady Stardust (3:19).
Sounds Of The 70s: Bob Harris, recorded May 23rd 1972, transmitted June 19th 1972.

'Bowie At The Beeb' is slated for release on 25th September along with a special BBC TV screening performance the same month.

26th August 2000

PLACEBO are playing an extensive UK tour this October to coincide with the release of their new album, 'Black Market Music', on October 9th.

The band's tour dates are: Liverpool Royal Court Theatre (14th October), Glasgow Barrowlands (15th), Aberdeen Music Hall (16th), Edinburgh Corn Exchange (17th), Sheffield Octagon (19th), Manchester Academy (20th), Leeds University (22nd), Norwich UEA (23rd), Cambridge Corn Exchange (25th), Brighton Event (26th), Bristol Colston Hall (27th), Wolverhampton Civic Hall (29th), London Brixton Academy (31st and November 1st).

They will be supported by Nottingham's 'Six By Seven' at all their shows. In the meantime the band release a single, 'Slave To The Wage', on September 25th through Hut. The B-sides include two new songs 'Leni' and 'Bubblegum', a version of the Big Star song 'Holocaust' and a remix of the title track by Les Rythmes Digitales.

You can already hear 'Slave To The Wage' on Placebo's official web site www.placebo.co.uk a month before it officially hits the shops.

25th August 2000

Bowie At The Beeb cover The 3CD set entitled 'BOWIE AT THE BEEB' is now available for ordering.

CD 1:
In The Heat Of The Morning / London Bye Ta-Ta / Karma Man / Silly Boy Blue / Let Me Sleep Beside You / Janine / Amsterdam / God Knows I'm Good / The Width Of A Circle / Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed / Cygnet Committee / Memory Of A Free Festival / Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud / Bombers / Looking For A Friend / Almost Grown / Kooks / It Ain't Easy.

CD 2:
The Supermen / Eight Line Poem / Hang Onto Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Queen Bitch / Waiting For The Man / Five Years / White Light White Heat / Moonage Daydream / Hang Onto Yourself / Suffragette City / Ziggy Stardust / Starman / Space Oddity / Changes / Oh! You Pretty Things / Andy Warhol / Lady Stardust / Rock 'N' Roll Suicide.

Front Cover LIMITED EDITION 3CD SET (Includes the above 2 CDs and 3rd CD).

CD 3: (Bonus Disc).

Wild Is The Wind / Ashes To Ashes / Seven / This Is Not America / Absolute Beginners / Always Crashing In The Same Car / Survive / Little Wonder / The Man Who Sold The World / Fame / Stay / Hallo Spaceboy / Cracked Actor / I'm Afraid Of Americans / Let's Dance.

25th August 2000

In lieu of sending gifts to IMAN and DAVID BOWIE for their newly born baby daughter ALEXANDRIA ZAHRA, the parents would prefer donations be made to their favourite cause, Save The Children.

Here is the background information as to how this came about: Back during the Roseland shows in June, you may recall that Terri Stiffler received word that in lieu of baby gifts, that David and Iman would prefer that people make a donation to Save The Children (an organisation which they both strongly support). Now, in honour of baby Alexandria Zahra Jones entering the world, some fans are working to make a mass donation to Save The Children as a sort of 'baby gift' from the fans.

If you woud like to contribute, they are suggesting a $5 contribution, but $1 or $2 is fine - or if you can do more, that's great too! Whatever you can contribute is wonderful. US checks made out to Save The Children (or if need be you can send cash) can be sent to:

David Emerson
791 Granite Street, Braintree
MA 02184, USA.

Email demerson@davidbowie.com.

For people in the UK, Celine is accepting UK pounds sterling and French francs. It is best for people to email her for her address at celine@davidbowie.com.

Save The Children For those that are unable to send in either US dollars, pound sterling or French francs, they can of course contribute directly at www.savethechildren.org by clicking on the banner link.

Donations are being accepted until September 12th, so that the collective donations can be sent in for the baby's first month birthday on September 15th. At that point, a card with the names of all the contributors will also be put together and the organisers will try and get it off to David and Iman. (Incidentally, 'Sailor' when hearing about this on the BowieNet message board replied "This is so very cool. Thank you very much indeed. Sailor and Mummy and Alex").

So here's your chance to share in the joy of this wonderful occasion, and help some children who are truly in need.

Check David Emerson's web site for more details and updates.

From David Emerson.

Related birth news stories:

Bowie and Iman Announce Birth of a daughter.
Bowie's Bouncing Baby Girl!.
David Bowie a dad again.
Baby Girl for Bowie and Iman.

This week's issue of UK's NOW magazine (30th August) features a write up and full colour photograph of David and Iman just before the birth.

24th August 2000

Card No. 2 Card No. 1 WORLD PHONECARDS LIMITED are currently selling two DAVID BOWIE phonecards from the movie 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'. Both priced at £15.00 each and limited to 1,000 worldwide.

David Bowie Phonecard 1 (Reference #bowie1).
Two cards from The Man Who Fell To Earth. Each limited to 1000 worldwide.
This card comes with a lovely colour A5 folder to keep and display it in with a limited number on the back.
Price: £15.00.

David Bowie Phonecard 2 (Reference #bowie2).
A great card from The Man Who Fell To Earth.
This card comes with a lovely colour A5 folder to keep and display it in with a limited number on the back.
Price: £15.00.

Check out their web site where you can purchase directly via a shopping cart: World-Phonecards.com.

24th August 2000

Back Cover Front Cover Here's a sneak preview of the artwork for the limited edition bonus disc that will make up the 3CD set 'BOWIE AT THE BEEB 1968-1972'.

Scheduled for release on 25th September, the bonus CD recorded on 27th June 2000 at the BBC Radio Theatre contains following tracks:

Wild Is The Wind / Ashes To Ashes / Seven / This Is Not America / Absolute Beginners / Always Crashing In The Same Car / Survive / Little Wonder / The Man Who Sold The World / Fame / Stay / Hallo Spaceboy / Cracked Actor / I'm Afraid Of Americans / Let's Dance.

The artwork for the bonus CD has been designed by REX RAY, who also designed the 'hours...' album artwork, various singles, as well as various posters and prints. All the photographs were shot by the inimitable Blammo who also wrote the comprehensive sleeve notes.

Click here for information and full tracklisting of all three discs. Format: Double CD album: Cat Number: 5289582. UPC No: 724352895823.

23rd August 2000

So just how did DAVID BOWIE manage to tumble and twirl in his promotional video for "Survive"? How did that egg spin itself out of the pan? And how did David perform wonders on that chair?

The video "Survive" features compositing work by Glassworks flame artists Peter Marin and Johnny Hicks and 3D CGI by James Mann. Director Walter Stern had the set built on a turntable; Bowie and objects on the set were animated using heavy wires and rigs. Glassworks modelled and animated a 3D chair that was dropped into many of the scenes in post. The wires and rigs were removed using difference mattes and frame-by-frame painting.

Besides actually watching the video itself, you can also find out exactly how the effects were achieved with UK company Glassworks in more detail by clicking here.

From vfxpro.com.

23rd August 2000

Rock legend and Internet pioneer DAVID BOWIE has once again made an unprecedented move in the online world. Bowie has made twenty of his classic titles available for commercial download when EMI Recorded Music launched its digital download campaign.

Among the Bowie classics that will be available in this campaign are: Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Earthling, "Heroes", 'hours...', Hunky Dory, Let's Dance, Lodger, Low, The Man Who Sold The World, Never Let Me Down, Outside, Pin-Ups, The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), Space Oddity, Station To Station, Tonight, Young Americans and Tin Machine.

You can now buy and download twenty albums by David Bowie directly to your computer via davidbowiedownload.com or check out the retail links below:

CD Plus
Compact Disc World
Dimple Records
Ear X Tacy
Gallery of Sound
Face The Music
Loony Tunes
Mainstreet Music
Music Millennium
Trac Records
Tower Records
Harmony House
Record and Tape Traders
Record Archive
Virgin JamCast
Virgin MegaStore
Waterloo Records

From www.davidbowiedownload.com.

23rd August 2000

Discover where your favourite celebs are surfing the web: Super-model and now cosmetic entrepreneur IMAN was discovered as a student by world-renowned glam photographer Peter Beard in Nairobi.

After sixteen years posing before the camera lenses and walking the runways, Iman pursued a career on the silver screen. She appeared in Out of Africa, Star Trek, No Way Out and Exit to Eden.

After taking a minute to step off the movie set and marry super-rocker DAVID BOWIE in 1992, Iman founded her own cosmetic company designed exclusively for women of color and eponymously named Iman.

Iman was born on July 25th, 1955 in Mogadishu, Somalia. Her father was the Somalian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and her mother was a nurse. She has four siblings: two brothers and two sisters. After attending high school in Egypt, she entered Nairobi University where she majored in Political Science. She speaks five languages.

Iman has two daughters, Zulekha, from her first marriage and recently gave birth to Alexandria Zahra on 15th August 2000.

Take a look at Iman's bookmarks.

From Blink.com via Raven.

22nd August 2000

3 CD retrospective limited edition bonanza.

DAVID BOWIE has had an awesome year - an incredible return to the glorious form on which his legend status was founded. Now with a great album and a fantastic Glastonbury appearance under his belt comes a very special release.

The first 2 CDs of the 3CD set chronicle the BBC sessions from 1968-1972 and include rare performances of classics such as Ziggy Stardust and Space Oddity. The third CD includes live favourites from his return to the BBC over the summer (30 years on!)

Get the full story from the David Bowie page http://eden.vmg.co.uk/davidbowie.html.

From vmg.com

22nd August 2000

Coming up next week on BowieNet is special chat guest GAIL ANN DORSEY on Tuesday 29th August at 7:00 p.m. (EST) that 12 midnight (GMT).

Info from BowieNet @ www.davidbowie.com.

22nd August 2000

PETER LANYON was the only artist of the St. Ives group to have been born in the town and as such it is no surprise that his vision and understanding of the landscape was so remarkable. Last week 21 Publishing published the first major assessment of Lanyon's work. The book interrogates how the artist perceived the landscape through his own words and images. The text is written by Chris Stephens and is beautifully illustrated throughout. Follows is what DAVID BOWIE has to say on Lanyon and the book;

'I bought a small Lanyon watercolour many years ago, almost by accident. No matter whatever else hung in the room my eye continually roved back to it. It was so little but powerfully persuasive. The Secret attraction, of course, is that through his landscape he revealed, with assured and quiet compexity, a palimpsest of his own being. This excellent book successfully rescues Lanyon from the relatively forgotten, and, I hope, will finally bring him the recognition he deserves.'

Visit the 21 Publishing web site.

22nd August 2000

Dead Daisy Records catalogue features a wide range of EMM GRYNER merchandise.

CD: The Original Leap Year: The debut album by Emm Gryner featuring original versions of: July / Hello Aquarius / Wisdom Bus / Your Sort Of Human Being / Hook Machine / Doomsday. Produced by Emm Gryner and Stuart Brawley. $15.00 Can/US, $18.00 US funds for overseas.

CD: Science Fair: A collection of fabulous 8-track recordings produced and performed by Emm including: Stereochrome / Julia / Good Riddance / Disco Lights / Revenge / Boy Races / Southern Dreamer / You Do Something To Me. Produced by Emm Gryner. $15.00 Can/US, $18.00 US funds for overseas.

CD: Dead Relatives: Brand spankin' new! A rare look at the early early recordings, some on 4-track, some studio experiments that date back to 1992. Includes: Mary Jill / Parting Song / A Little War / Yellow / Summerlong. Produced by Emm Gryner, co produced by Emm Gryner and Stuart Brawley, co produced by Transistor Sound and Lighting Co, co produced by Frank Gryner. $15.00 Can/US, $18.00 US funds for overseas.

CD: Public: Limited quantity! Special signed promo copy. Emm's second record released features lush arrangements of previous faves including the hits: Summerlong / Acid / Wisdom Bus / The Good You Make / Death Is A New Day / 89 Days Of Alcatraz / Phonecall 45 / and much more. Produced by Warne Livesey. $17.00 Can/US, $20.00 US funds for overseas.

Besides snazzy Emm Gryner T-shirts (S, M, L, XL) colour yellow/gold w/red print $25.00 Can/US, $30.00 US funds overseas and Public full colour poster (22 x 26) $7.00 Can/US, $10 US funds overseas. There are several other CDs featuring Emm.

Dead Daisy Records, Box 484, Station C, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 3P5. For questions please contact: deaddaisyrecords@yahoo.com.

You can also order by credit card at www.deaddaisy.com.

Check out the Dead Daisy Records web site and Emm Gryner's official web site at www.emmgryner.com.

20th August 2000

Christiane F Uncompromising and unforgettable, Christiane F. is one the most shocking and controversial films ever made. Available to buy uncut for the first time in its original language format, the film will be released on video and DVD on 28th August from Second Sight.

Christiane F tells the true story of a young girls' decent into the drug scene of 70's Berlin. She starts with Valium and then quickly progresses to LSD, which ultimately ends as a tragic trip to Heroin addiction. Hooked, Christiane gets drawn deeper into the scene and turns to prostitution to support her habit. Christiane is just 14.

This compelling drama is played against a memorable soundtrack from DAVID BOWIE. Included are the classics: "Heroes", Boys Keep Swinging, TVC15, Warszawa, V2 Schneider and Station To Station.

Natja Brunkhorst stars as Christiane and Bowie himself features in a live performance. Christiane F has been digitally re-mastered for the release and is played in German with English subtitles.

Video £12.99 (RRP), DVD £19.99 (RRP).
Original ratio: 1.66:1
Certificate: 18
Running Time: TBC

The DVD release includes original lobby card gallery and production notes.

You can buy the DVD here.
Edition Details: Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East & Japan only) / Colour, Widescreen, Subtitled, PAL / ASIN: B00004W0T9 / Catalogue Number: 2NDVD3005.

You can buy the Video here.
Edition Details: PAL format / Subtitled, Widescreen, Colour, PAL / ASIN: B00004W0RU / Catalogue Number: 2ND1076.

From Second Sight.

20th August 2000



'THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE' is the first book to cover every facet of Bowie's career in revealing depth and detail. In his research for this benchmark book, Nicholas Pegg has used a host of sources, many of them previously unpublished. Every recording is analysed from a technical and musical point of view, as well as being judiciously placed in the context of Bowie's mercurial career moves and constantly refined creative intentions. The A-Z of songs and the day-by-day dateline of Bowie's career are the most complete yet published.

* THE ALBUMS - detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day.

* THE SONGS - hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities - from 'Absolute Beginners' to 'Ziggy Stardust', from 'Abdulmajid' to 'Zion'.

* THE TOURS - set-lists and histories of every live show.

* THE ACTOR - a complete guide to Bowie's career on stage and screen, including many obscure and little-known performances.

* PLUS - the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.

From the 11-year-old's skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts' Summer Camp in 1958, to the 53-year-old's headliner at Glastonbury 2000, THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE dissects every last move in rock's most fascinating career.

THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE is published by Reynolds & Hearn on 2nd October 2000.

Nicholas Pegg
448 pages
Publication date: 2 October 2000.

You can pre-order The Complete David Bowie here at 20% discount.

From Richard Reynolds.

19th August 2000

The soundtrack to MOULIN ROUGE the new film by Baz Luhrmann which stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor will feature two DAVID BOWIE songs in a medley sung by Ewan McGregor. Both "Heroes" and Diamond Dogs will be a part of the medley which also features songs by U2 and Whitney Houston, amongst others. A cover of Diamond Dogs by Beck will also be included on the soundtrack.

From BowieNet.

18th August 2000

The September issue of MOJO magazine features a cover mounted free CD 'Maximum '65' featuring 20 tracks from the birth of rock. Track number four is DAVID BOWIE'S 'I Can't Help Thinking About Me'.

Time to put the record straight. Bowie's mid-'60s output ranks amongst his best work. OK, his Vocalion debut Liza Jane was forgettable, but the 10 tracks subsequently issued on Parlophone and Pye in '65/'66 marked him down as 'most likely to'. It just took longer than expected. Can't Help Thinking About Me captured the Zeitgeist (as did The London Boys a year later), all arrogant swagger and Mod attitude. Liam Gallagher should cover it. The music, too, is an irresistible twist on The Who.

From Mojo Magazine.

15th August 2000

Many congratulations to David and Iman on the birth of their daughter ALEXANDRIA ZAHRA on 15th August 2000 at 5:06 a.m. in New York.

David assisted with the delivery and cut the umbilical cord. Alexandria weighed in at 7lbs 4.6oz (3.28 kilogrammes) and her length was 20.5. Her christian names were chosen for their real meanings - Alexandria means "defender of mankind" and Zahra is Arabic for "inner light."

Best wishes from Paul, Dawn and the kids and everyone at Little Wonderworld xxx.

15th August 2000

Dear friends, family, Bowie fans etc,

Just a couple of links for the forthcoming production of From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads which opens August 29 at the Camden People's Theatre in London. They're both pretty similar features but on different web sites, and tell you pretty much everything you need to know (and in some cases probably things you don't wish to know...). Click on either to access them.

I'm also being interviewed by the very lovely Lisa I'Anson on BBC London Live (formerly GLR) on August 29 at 2.00 p.m. It's a live broadcast so tune in if you can.

Book your tickets soon or be disappointed...

[BowieWonderworld] and [TeenageWildlife]


15th August 2000

To Dawn
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday
Have a wonderful day, I'll be down in a bit

Lots of love from
Paul, Michael and Jade xxx

14th August 2000

The 2001 DAVID BOWIE calendars are ready to order at 365CALENDARS.COM. The 2001 db one is priced at £8 and A3 size. They are also selling the 2000, 1999 and 1998 versions all at £10 each. Unfortunately there are no sample photographs on their web site.

Thanks to EB for the pointer.

13th August 2000

Coming up this week on BowieNet is special chat guest MARK PLATI on Wednesday 16th August at 8:00 p.m. (EST) that's 1:00 a.m. (GMT). Followed by guitarist PAGE HAMILTON on 21st August at 8:00 p.m.

Info from BowieNet @ www.davidbowie.com.

12th August 2000

The remainder of our collection of DAVID BOWIE compact discs and books for sale. All were purchased pre 1990 and include rare first pressings of the very first Bowie live and compilation CD's. Also Rykodisc Sound and Vision wooden box set with numbered certificate. This very rare item was issued in 350 numbered copies, this one being 189. Each set comes with a certificate signed by Bowie himself. The edition was many times over subscribed when released in 1989.

Books include first edition copies of many of the old favourites as well as a few less well known copies.

Full details can be seen on our web site.

11th August 2000

The forthcoming Cameron Crowe movie 'ALMOST FAMOUS' soundtrack, released on Dreamworks on 12th September includes a DAVID BOWIE version of Lou Reed's "Waiting For The Man", presumably taken from David's forthcoming 'Bowie At The Beeb' release.

The movie, due to be released on 15th September, is a semi-autobiographical story of a journalist on tour with the fictional band 'Stillwater'. Pearl Jam's Mike McCready stars as one of the Stillwater members, while Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Crowe's mentor, legendary music critic Lester Bangs. Peter Frampton (the film's music director), Heart's Nancy Wilson (Crowe's wife) and Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek also make brief appearances.


The Beach Boys: "Feel Flows".
Simon and Garfunkel: "America".
The Who: "Sparks".
David Bowie: "Waiting for the Man".
Rod Stewart: "Every Picture Tells A Story".
Thunderclap Newman: "Something In the Air".
Lynyrd Skynyrd: "Simple Man".
Stillwater: "Fever Dog".
Elton John: "Tiny Dancer".
Todd Rundgren: "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference".
Nancy Wilson: "Lucky Trumble".
Yes: "Your Move".
Cat Stevens: "The Wind".
The Allman Brothers Band: "One Way Out".
The Seeds: "Mr. Farmer".
Clarence Carter: "Slip Away".
Led Zeppelin: "That's The Way".

Via Jaan Uhelszki @ rollingstone.com.

10th August 2000

MIKE GARSON is many things: Pianist, composer, husband, father, etc. And, on July 29th, 2000 Mike became a "Birthday Boy." To celebrate this event, friends and fans around the world sent their well-wishes, which we have compiled into this Birthday Gallery. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

From Matt @ www.mikegarson.com.

10th August 2000

So how's your index finger doing? Aching? Cramped? What do you mean you only voted once? Here are the results of the VH-1 "Top 25 Sexiest Artists" Poll - be on the lookout for a VH-1 TV special next month.

David Bowie
Steven Tyler
Bruce Springsteen
Tina Turner
Paul McCartney
Stevie Nicks
Tom Jones
Mick Jagger

I don't know what's going on with the voting page at VH-1 it's now suddenly changed for the third time after the voting has finished. Hmmmm?

(Ed. The power of db fans on the internet - 'nuff said!).

9th August 2000

Update: DAVID BOWIE is still topping the "Top 25 Sexiest Artists Over 50" polling list with a total of 27,695 votes, but Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is well within reach with a total of 23,022. Bruce Springsteen has hit 17,707, Stevie Nicks has so far reached 10,691, along with Paul McCartney on 9,135. Holding up the pack are Tina Turner 3,913, Cher 2,576, Tom Jones 1,656 and Mick Jagger with 1,655.

The power of db fans on the internet - 'nuff said! The poll finishes today at midday (EST) so keep on voting... it ain't won yet.

VH-1 are to produce a one-hour special profile on today's 'top 25 sexiest musicians' set to be broadcast in September, so if you want to see David figure in this TV special keep on voting on the link below.

Poll from VH-1.com.

8th August 2000

"We can be heroes"... CINEMA CLASSICS - the cafe/theatre on the lower east side of Manhattan - will be showing the DAVID BOWIE 'NHK special' from December 12, 1978. David performs the 'stage' tour setlist for Japanese television... sailor cap and all! The program will also include some never-before-seen Bowie rarities. Screening times will be August 18th and 19th at midnite. Check out the schedule.

Cinema Classics 332 E 11th St, New York City.

7th August 2000

Lights, camera, action! Spectrum Arena is to become a theatrical hot-spot again this month after TV funnyman Steve Coogan chose to use it to film his new movie. The Birchwood venue is to be used by London-based DNA Films to shoot the interior footage of a movie written by Coogan and Henry Normal, of 'The Royle Family' fame. The film has been given with working title of 'The Parole Officer'.

Coogan will star as club singer 'Mike Crystal', and there are rumours that he will be joined on the set by DAVID BOWIE and Roger Moore playing cameo roles. A film company spokesman said: "Their names are in the script, but we are still at the pre-production stage and casting has not yet been confirmed."

A source close to the film company also told the Guardian that the movie is a comedy drama with a cops and robbers theme, but officially no details have yet been released. Filming starts on Sunday, August 20th, and is expected to last for around eight weeks. The interior sets are in the process by being built at Spectrum and the crew will also be on location in Blackpool and Liverpool. The film will released at the end of next summer.

This is the latest in a long line of film companies that have used Spectrum as a venue. Most recently, Robert Carlyle's latest blockbuster, 'There's Only One Jimmy Grimble', which is released next week, was stage there, as were TV sitcoms, 'Cold Feet' and 'The Grimleys'.

From The Warrington Guardian.

7th August 2000

The International DAVID BOWIE Fan Chat and Music Swap (Number 2) will occur this coming Saturday, 12th August at 1:00pm GMT (8:00 am EST) at the britpop.napster.com (server).

All information is available at http://bowie.netfirms.com.

From Adam.

6th August 2000

Ziggy costumes The HARDROCK CAFE are showing five replica Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane outfits at their web site. These look remarkably similar to the outfits produced by Natisha Kornilof for the ICA tribute Ziggy Stardust show.

The ICA event - 'A Rock 'n' Roll Suicide' recreated the famous Hammersmith Odeon show from the 3rd July 1973 when Ziggy Stardust retired.

Space-Samurari Suit:
This shiny Space-Samurai Suit is one of the costumes worn by David Bowie on his 1973 Aladdin Sane tour.
Click here to read more.

Metallic Jacket with Pants:
David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust wore the original of this replica 'bomber suit' costume, consisting of bright zip-up jacket and matching trousers. Bowie's inspiration for this type of Ziggy outfit was A Clockwork Orange.
Click here to read more.

Three-Piece White Satin Kimono:
This is one of several replica Ziggy Stardust type costumes stored in the Orlando warehouse. David Bowie as Aladdin Sane wore the original, created by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, who also made many of the Kabuki influenced stage costumes for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars shows. Aladdin Sane quickly followed the Ziggy Stardust tour and was, according to Bowie, "the result of my paranoia with America at the time."
Click here to read more.

Black Top with Trousers:
Bowie wore the original for the first time at the Rainbow Theatre in London on August 19 and 20, 1972, a two-night engagement which marked the start of the UK tour. The reaction of the audience to Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was absolute awe and excitement for their new and truly unique style. Bowie reflected on the Ziggy Stardust persona in 1993, saying, "When you've had red hair and no eyebrows you've got to have a sense of humor".
Click here to read more.

The Hardrock Cafe web site.

5th August 2000

Update: DAVID BOWIE is still topping the "Top 25 Sexiest Artists Over 50" polling list with a total of 7,248 votes. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith 5,107, Stevie Nicks 4,764 and Paul McCartney 3,932. The power of db fans on the internet - 'nuff said! Two more days to go keep on voting... it ain't won yet till Monday.

VH-1 are to produce a one-hour special profile on today's '25 sexiest musicians' set to be broadcast in September, so if you want to see David figure in this TV special keep on voting on the link below.

Poll from VH-1.com.

4th August 2000

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Tiny Dynamite in association with The Bull Theatre

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Written and directed by Adrian Berry

Camden People's Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road
London NW1 (nearest tube Warren Street)

August 29 - Sept 16 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 8.00pm

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads is the first production by London-based Tiny Dynamite. It features a cast of eight and the music of David Bowie, as well as the voice of comedian Rob Newman. The Press and opening night is Thursday August 31 at 8pm and runs through till 16th September.


Tiny Dynamite in association with The Bull Theatre

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Written and directed by Adrian Berry

Camden Peoples Theatre
London NW1

August 29 - Sept 16 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 8.00pm
Tickets £8/£6 concessions
Box Office: 020 7916 5878

Love, Death and David Bowie...

Tiny Dynamite presents a play about a young boy obsessed with a living rock legend in this brand new and timely production.

Martin is a boy with problems - a dysfunctional family, an illness which nobody understands and a raging obsession with David Bowie. And that's just the beginning...

Thrust into a world of Britney girls and DJ culture, Martin is out of place and out of time, with only his fantasies to hide behind. But soon the truth will be out.

With a blistering soundtrack and the voice of comedian Rob Newman as Bowie, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife.

The production features many Bowie songs, including Rock 'n' Roll Suicide, Starman, Lady Grinning Soul, Little Wonder, Life On Mars? and many more.

This is the first production by London-based Tiny Dynamite. 31 year old Adrian Berry has worked in British Theatre for 10 years. This is his first play as both writer and director.

Listings Details

Production: From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Venue: Camden Peoples Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1
Dates: Aug 29 - Sept 16 at 8pm (performances Tuesday to Saturday)
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions
Box Office: 020 7916 587
Nearest tube: Warren Street


Martin is 18 years old and has an eating disorder. We enter the play during a time when he has been admitted to a clinic for his problem, which he refuses to acknowledge. He shares a room with two slightly younger girls who find him very strange. Martin is a huge David Bowie fan - his life revolves around him and his bed is a positive shrine. It becomes apparent that his father has been absent for some time and this obsession with Bowie has been inherited from him. Martin has a strained relationship with his mother and sister, and has just one friend - Simon, who tries (but struggles) to share his obsession.

Alex Clarke Martin is in a sense a contemporary Billy Liar - he believes himself to be close to Bowie, constantly writing him letters and having imaginary conversations and meetings, as well as throwing himself into fantasy situations where he believes he is Bowie himself. This leads to some very 'Dennis Potter-esque' scenes when the hospital comes alive to the sound of Bowie's music.

Although tragic, the play is darkly hilarious at times - especially when Martin encounters a straight-talking no-nonsense nurse called Alex who teases him and makes allusions to his sexuality. Alex is erotic, highly educated and seems to have taken her cues from Julie Burchill.

The play ultimately spirals into a tragic situation, but one which ends on an ambiguous yet positive note as Martin discovers a few truths about himself, his family and David Bowie.


Paula (Martin's mum): Lynne Austin
Nancy: Margaret Campbell
Alex: Laura Churchill
Martin: Alex Clarke
Simon: Nick Ingram
Beverley: Clara Jackson
Becky: Moshana Khan
Angie: Katie Lewis

Writer/Director: Adrian Berry
Set Design: Katherine Lara
Lighting Design: Martin Hutchings

About the Company and Production
Tiny Dynamite was born at The Bull Theatre in Barnet, through the Education Programme, Youth Theatres and Theatre Workshop courses. It exists to create a professional platform for new and young actors. The company plans to continue to produce new writing and to tour future work.

About the Writer and Director
After training at The Gladstone Theatre in Merseyside, Adrian Berry formed Hull Freetown Theatre - directing national tours of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Havel's Vanek Plays and a critically acclaimed production of Becket's Endgame. After spending part of 1993 in Sierra Leone, working with writers, directors and actors in the capital, Adrian developed the Education programme at the Albany Theatre in S.E. London and from 1996 to the present has been Education Manager at The Bull Theatre. This is his first full-length play as both writer and director.

Read interview with Writer/Director: Adrian Berry by Marcus Reeves. Click here.

Read interview with Writer/Director: Alex Clarke by Marcus Reeves - Click here.

Thanks to Adrian Berry, Gill East and Marcus Reeves.

Contact Tiny Dynamite @ tinydynamite@bowiewonderworld.com.

3rd August 2000

EMM GRYNER played live in Washington DC at the Metro Cafe last Wednesday 2nd. Solo with her acoustic guitar or keyboards she played songs from her new album Like Julia, Southern Dreamer. She also played a loving version of Ozzy's song Crazy Train.

Today she will play at the WRGW Studios where 'Emmanouil The Troll' has the DAVID BOWIE radio show. She will play a couple of songs and she will have a short interview with Emmanouil.

Emm Gryner on GWRadio will be broadcasted Live on Thursday 12:00 noon EST (5:00pm GMT) it will also be replayed on Sunday 6.00-8.00 EST.

Tune in and check show info on http://www.gwu.edu/~wrgw/bowie.html

From Emmanouil The Troll.

3rd August 2000

Ziggy comeback This weeks issue of NOW magazine (9th August) has under the heading of 'Fashion Flash'... "Word Up DAVID BOWIE'S quirky style has made him a fashion legend. Givenchy paid tribute to his unique style in their Autumn-Winter 2000/1 couture show.

You can follow his glam-rock style journey with Bowie Style, a new book by Mark Paytress. Published by Omnibus Press at £19.99, it's available from all good book shops."

There a photograph of a Givenchy model with a Ziggy haircut, wearing a Brian Connolly shirt and Marc Bolan trousers with a nice belt on. LOL.

From BillB.

2nd August 2000

Last night's special guest in the BowieNet chatroom was legendary producer TONY VISCONTI. Tony obviously enjoyed himself and David also popped in and asked some funny questions. Some of the highlights and insights from the chat included:

Purple asks: "What's up with The Rustic Overtones?".
Tony Visconti answers: Purple, I'm pleased to announce that their album will be released very soon on Arista Records. The delay was because of Clive Davis leaving the label. The new administration love the record. Of course, you all have to buy it because David is singing on 2 tracks.

Helen2 asks: "Tony, what music would you suggest to David to use as lullabies, I think he is going to need them soon".
Tony Visconti answers: Anything recorded by the Comedian Harmonists.

Rednik asks: "Tony on 'All The Young Dudes' the line "Oh man I need TV when I got T. Rex" - is that a reference to you do you think?".
Tony Visconti answers: Rednik, I've asked David the same question, step in line.

Guest53452 asks: "Did you ever ski with Bowie?".
Tony Visconti answers: Yes, he actually taught me how to ski, seriously. We skiied at Les Diableret in Switzerland. David once asked me to watch him ski down a slope, then he asked me how good his form was. I answered: 'you look like David Bowie on skiis'.

You can read the complete transcription here on the Chat Transcription pages.

Other special guests coming to the BowieNet Chatroom soon include:

Gail Ann Dorsey - Coming in August.
Mike Garson - Coming in August.
Mark Plati - 16th August.
Page Hamilton - 21st August.
Mick Rock - Coming in September.
Holly Palmer - Coming Soon.

Information via BowieNet.

2nd August 2000

Don't forget that EMM GRYNER is playing a gig tonight at the Metro Cafe, 14th St (Between P and Q), Washington, DC. The show starts at 9.00 p.m. and the entrance is $7.

See below for other Emm dates.

1st August 2000

Reminder: TONIGHT! The next special guest gracing the BowieNet Chatroom is the legendary TONY VISCONTI today Tuesday, 1st August at 8.00 p.m. EST (1.00 a.m. GMT).

Also lined up and coming soon to the BowieNet chatroom are: Mike Garson, Gail Ann Dorsey, Mark Plati, Holly Palmer and Page Hamilton.

Information via BowieNet.

1st August 2000

Now available online at BowieWonderworld are a set of 18 DAVID BOWIE personalised online cyber greeting cards for you to send over the net to your friends and loved ones, and anyone else that might take your fancy.

You can personalise the cards to your own design, including your own messages, colours, backgrounds, photographs etc, you know how it works... you can even add some db music. Go check them out.

1st August 2000

Singer EMM GRYNER has three gigs lined up this month, with the first lined up for tomorrow:

August 2nd:
Metro Cafe, 14th St (Between P and Q), Washington, DC.
9:00 pm show, entrance $7.

August 5th:
C'est What, Benefit for Women In Transition, 67 Front St E, Toronto, Canada.
Entrance $10.

August 9th:The Dark Star Lounge, 158 W 72nd S (Between Broadway & Columbus), New York, NY.
9:00 pm show, entrace $8.

Visit the official Emm Gryner web site.

1st August 2000

Update: DAVID BOWIE has leapt up the polling list into top position with 30% of the voting. Paul McCartney has dropped to 18% and Steven Tyler now a miserable 15%, with Stevie Nicks creeping up with 13%. The power of db fans on the internet - 'nuff said! Keep on voting.

VH-1 are to produce a one-hour special profile on today's '25 sexiest musicians' set to be broadcast in September, so if you want to see David figure in this TV special keep on voting.

Go and vote for David at the VH-1 poll for "Top 25 Sexiest Artists Over 50". At the start, David was in close third position with 19%, Steven Tyler 20% and Paul McCartney was topping the list with 21%.


Please note it's Tom Jones and not TAO JONES with 2% proping up the rest of the list.

Poll from VH-1.com.

1st August 2000

Bassist and songbird GAIL ANN DORSEY has just announced a US Tour, along with Dar Williams accompaning her. There is also a solo gig planned this month on 30th August in New York City.

Tour schedule:

August 6th: Newport Folk Festival, Newport RI.
August 12th: Edmonton Folk Festival, Edmonton, Canada.
August 22nd-24th: The Bottom Line, New York City.
August 30th: "Songbird Night" at The Bottom Line, New York City. SOLO GIG.
September 14th: Ira Allen Chapel, Burlington, VT.
September 15th: Lupo's, Providence, RI.
September 16th: Penn State, Alumni Hall, University Park, PA.
September 17th: Newton Colony Music & Arts Festival, Newton, NJ.
September 19th: Toad's Place, New Haven, CT.
September 21st: Kraushaar Auditorium, Baltimore, MD.
September 22nd: The Keswick, Glenside, PA.
September 23rd: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC.
September 24th: Ohio Theater, Cleveland, OH.
September 26th: Lee's Place, Toronto, CAN.
September 27th: Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI.
September 29th: Vic Theater, Chicago, IL.
September 30th: Orpheum Theater, Madison, WI.

1st August 2000

The archive 2CD set 'BOWIE AT THE BEEB 1968-1972' scheduled for release in September, along with a limited edition 3CD set, which includes a bonus CD of the recent recording on 27th June 2000 at the BBC Radio Theatre will contain the following tracks:

CD 1:
In The Heat Of The Morning / London Bye Ta-Ta / Karma Man / Silly Boy Blue / Let Me Sleep Beside You / Janine / Amsterdam / God Knows I'm Good / The Width Of A Circle / Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed / Cygnet Committee / Memory Of A Free Festival / Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud / Bombers / Looking For A Friend / Almost Grown / Kooks / It Ain't Easy.

CD 2:
The Supermen / Eight Line Poem / Hang Onto Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Queen Bitch / Waiting For The Man / Five Years / White Light White Heat / Moonage Daydream / Hang Onto Yourself / Suffragette City / Ziggy Stardust / Starman / Space Oddity / Changes / Oh! You Pretty Things / Andy Warhol / Lady Stardust / Rock 'N' Roll Suicide.

LIMITED EDITION 3CD SET (Includes the above 2 CDs and 3rd CD).

CD 3: (Bonus Disc).
Wild Is The Wind / Ashes To Ashes / Seven / This Is Not America / Absolute Beginners / Always Crashing In The Same Car / Survive / Little Wonder / The Man Who Sold The World / Fame / Stay / Hallo Spaceboy / Cracked Actor / I'm Afraid Of Americans / Let's Dance.

A piece of artwork for the 2CD set is to be produced by "Rock Dreams" Belgian artist GUY PEELLAERT, who back in 1974 did the legendary painting for the Diamond Dogs album cover.

The artwork for the bonus CD has been designed by the world's number one graphic designer REX RAY, who also designed the 'hours...' album artwork, various singles, posters and prints. You can see some of his wonderful work at his official web site at www.rexray.com. Go check it out.

Information via BowieNet.

1st August 2000

Two very exciting new additions worthy of a mention this month at the ZIGGY STARDUST COMPANION web site are an intriguing story of the current location of the original K. West sign. You can see the sign and read the story about how it got where it is now. Also in the Special Features is a wonderful David Bowie Tarot Card set with design, text and interpretations created by Orandon Marie.

Links to all the following updates can be found on the WHAT'S NEW page.

Regards to you all and Ziggy-on... MIKE.

1st August 2000

DB IDFrame The free DAVID BOWIE interactive CD with this months issue of YAHOO! INTERNET LIFE magazine contains a live QuickTime video of 'Seven' taken from the Canadian Musique Plus programme, along with the 'I'm Afraid Of Americans' promo. The 240,000 CDs, complete with Worlds.com software hits the newsstands starting July 25.

The Worlds Player included on the CD, was created by Worlds.com for David Bowie's official online community and branded ISP, "BowieNet." The CD will feature BowieWorld, Worlds.com's interactive 3D David Bowie channel, and an unreleased video and soundtrack by the artist developed by UltraStar and Yahoo! Internet Life.

Included on the free disc is a link to a BowieNet v2 IDFrame skin - which is currently under construction. You'll need as your minimum system requirements: IBM PC or compatible Pentium, Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 4.0 and higher, 256-colour or higher display adapter, and a resolution of 800x600 or better.

Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine.

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