June 24, 1999
Electric_Blue: Mark: what is your favourite track off the new album?
Mark Plati: I haven't decided on my favorite. I have it down to two different ones, which I'm not telling anyone.
coldfyr: Mark.. serious biker?
Mark Plati: Yes, I just did the California A drive, it was 570 miles.
Mark Plati: in seven days.
zerogirl: Do you participate in pro-biking?
Mark Plati: No, no pro stuff. Just charity events
FruJu: Mark: what music did you listen to when you were growing up??
Mark Plati: I listened to the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, then I got into New Wave and Punk in the late 70's. And David, of course.
Electric_Blue: you ever tried to get David to go out cycling with you?
Mark Plati: I've tried, but he says no. But he likes my cycling legs.
Rednik: So what was it like to work with Prince aka The Artist Formerly aka Squiggle?
Mark Plati: He was great, but very quiet. He was like David in that he knew what he wanted and he was very direct in how to get it, but I don't think he trusted other people and musicians as much as David does.
Rednik: The Dublin Factory secret gig rocked. Which was your favourite show from the Earthling tour? And why?
Mark Plati: Umm, let's see.. I liked the ... MTV 10 spot gig.
sQ: dude, are you in a band?
Mark Plati: No, I never found the right people to be in a band with. I just like playing on other peoples records now.
Jet: Is David difficult to work with?
Mark Plati: No, he's one of the easiest artists I've ever worked with. And the easiest vocalist I've ever recorded.
sQ: do you like PLACEBO as much as Bowie does?
Mark Plati: Placebo who?
Electric_Blue: Who would you most like to work with (i.e. who you haven't already)?
Mark Plati: Tough question. Everyone and no-one. I don't really know... I'll think about that though.
FruJu: Can you tell us how you first met Bowie, and how you got to work on his albums?
Mark Plati: I met David at the Looking Glass studios, right before the recording of Earthling, and we were only going to do a single, but it turned into an entire album. Much to my surprise.
zerogirl: Do you paint? (or other?) :)
Mark Plati: Yes, I just painted my apartment.
coldfyr: is this your first net chat?
Mark Plati: Yes, first and last.
coldfyr: what to you think of Bowienet so far?
Mark Plati: I think it's fantastic. It's a really well layed out site, and you all seem to be very devoted users.
Rednik: Mark if you had a spray can in your hand - what would you write on the studio wall?
Mark Plati: I would write, "Go away and leave me alone so I can finish this mess."
Electric_Blue: You forgotten about your little net chat during the WRH recording already???
Mark Plati: Oh, that's right, I forgot. That was a fun location.
coldfyr: Mark ever do any triatholons?
Mark Plati: No, I don't like running. It's too hard on my knees.
FruJu: Are you a traditionalist when it comes to mixing, or do you play around with the newfangled computer thangs?
Mark Plati: It depends upon the music, but generally I'll try anything out.
sQ: do you TAE BO??
Mark Plati: No, it's way too fadish.
Electric_Blue: do you think self producing is a mistake?
Mark Plati: It depends upon the artist. An artist like David has a lot more objectivity than some other folks I've worked with.
zerogirl: Mark, so what do ya think about '2000?'
Mark Plati: 2000 what?
sQ: are you Y2K compliant
Mark Plati: Yes, I'm all sorted out for Y2K. Extremely sorted out.
Jet: Do you have a family - wife, kids, dog, etc?
Mark Plati: I have a six year old daughter named Alice. She's my other hobby.
zerogirl: Mark, do you have anything special planned for the milenium?
Mark Plati: Yes, I plan to live through it.
Bonster1: Have I missed any exciting revelations???
Mark Plati: We figured out how to acheive world peace in your absence.
DammikaPammika: I'm going for dinner, what do you suggest?
Mark Plati: Go to Las Angeles and find a good taco stand.
zerogirl: Are you gonna go see David at Gisborne? *lol*
Mark Plati: Depends if I can fit in a road-case and sneak on the plane.
Electric_Blue: Would you participate in a 'live in the net' recording again?
Mark Plati: Absolutely. It was a lot of fun and it gave people a chance to see what we do.
Bonster1: I'd like to get my share of world piece ;)
Mark Plati: You're as cheeky as I am.
Margot: Does Gail play bass on the new album?
Mark Plati: No she doesn't; she was away on tour with another artists and I ended up being the bass player on this album.
FruJu: Mark, I really enjoyed your remixes on the Earthling singles. Do you plan to do the same for the hours... album singles?
Mark Plati: I don't really know yet because they haven't told me which songs are going to be singles.
zerogirl: What's Really Happening is going to be one, I thought.
Mark Plati: I don't know, but it has a good chance to be one.
Mark Plati: What were your favorite tracks on Earthling?
Bonster1: Mark have you learned to type with all ten fingers yet?
Mark Plati: I'm not typing at all, I'm just lying on the couch.
Bonster1: My favorite track on Earthling is Dead Man Walking, but I take a lot of shit for that ;)
Mark Plati: I think that's my favorite track on the album.
Ilsa: Who's peeling the grapes?
Mark Plati: David's peeling the grapes.
Daraok: Hi Mark. How did you like your sojourn in Dublin for the Earthling rehearsals? What's your strongest liquid memory - the Guinness or the rain?
Mark Plati: Oh, the guinness of course. It was good to get it from the source.
coldfyr: Mark... How did you feel about the studio cybercast with Alex Grant?
Mark Plati: It was great. He obviously enjoyed it so much. It was fantastic to be able to participate in that.
Rednik: Name one thing you've regreted doing whilst drunk?
Mark Plati: I can name 400, but I can't go into that right now...
Galliter: give us the lowdown on "hours" Mr. Plati
Mark Plati: There's a lot of good songs on it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Mark Plati: It was also a lot of fun to be able to play on the record with David, as well as engineer and mix it.
Galliter: What happend to Gail Dorsey on that ?
Mark Plati: She was on tour with another artist.
Daraok: What's your biggest musical thrill these days - writing, playing bass or producing?
Mark Plati: I tend to bounce between them, but generally being in the studio no matter what I do is great.
Bonster1: did you co-write any songs?
Mark Plati: No. They were all written by the time I got involved with the project.
coldfyr: What music do you listen to?
Mark Plati: I listen to a little bit of everything, from Sinatra to Slayer.
Electric_Blue: So you're not suffering from daylight deprivation yet then?
Mark Plati: No, I tend to work in studios that have windows so I can see daylight.
DammikaPammika: And your favorite Darveed Bowie tune?
Mark Plati: That's a very difficult question. It's between Space Oddity and Heroes, although I think my favorite album overall is Station to Station.
Daraok: You've done some great remixes for Bowie - your "I'm Deranged" is my favourite remix ever. If you could remix any track in Bowie's back catalogue, which would it be?
Mark Plati: Thank you, I think I'm deranged re-mix is one of the best pieces of work I've ever done.
arafel: I was impressed with the live shows use of some seemingly pre-recorded background .... how involved in that were you?
Mark Plati: I was involved in trying to translate the record into live performance.
Electric_Blue: Is there any particular Bowie track that you aren't too impressed with?
Mark Plati: Anything off of Never Let Me Down.
zerogirl: Do you know anything about the Outside follow-up, "Contamination?" Maybe you should kick David's ass so he'll get started on it and then you could produce it and *trails off*
Mark Plati: I know absolutely nothing about it, and I've never heard it come up, so my guess is as good as yours.
Electric_Blue: Would you tell Bowie if you thought a song he was going to record was terrible?
Mark Plati: Absolutely. It doesn't get us anywhere if I don't speak my mind.
FruJu: That's Bonster's favourite album!
Mark Plati: I'm sorry Bonster, it's just not my cup of tea.
arafel: What's the last thing you bought at Walmart? (we ask everyone this and get some interesting answers!)
Mark Plati: Fuck Walmart.
Mark Plati: !
QueerByChoice: David told me he was using the name "potty" in the chatroom but now I think he's using "ppdance" instead. But by the time I realized this, ppdance was gone! When you're recording an album, does David often show up in disguise with a false name like Arnold Corns & record an entire album w/you & you don't realize it's him til you've finished it all?
Mark Plati: One time, he wanted to put on a Snow White costume.
Daraok: Are you going to be in the videos for the new album?
Mark Plati: I wish.
QueerByChoice: how old are you? be honest now
Mark Plati: 37.
DammikaPammika: What color do you paint your toenails?
Mark Plati: I don't paint my toenails. In fact, I have no piercings or tatooes to speak of. However, I do paint Reeves toenails pink and gold.
Bonster1: you look pretty young for 37 I think
Mark Plati: It's all the biking and staying up late, and the cappuccino's
coldfyr: Mark.. what do you see in the future for guitar music with the emphasis being on Electronica now?
Mark Plati: I didn't realize that the emphasis was on electronica... It seems to be getting burried. By what, I don't know. I don't think we'll ever lose guitar music.
sQ: the guitar is dead except for sampled guitar
Mark Plati: Blasphemy!
DammikaPammika: Electronica Shmelectronica, what the hell happened to good old Polka?
Mark Plati: It's alive and well in my house.
Rednik: What is your most treasured material possession?
Mark Plati: My 1963 Fender jazz bass.
FruJu: Did you grow up in New York? What school/college did you go to?
Mark Plati: I did grow up in NY, but I went to college in Indiana.
arafel: Do you play acoustic guitar for fun and if so what kind?
Mark Plati: Well, I play it seriously as well, and I have a martin.
ColdFire: If a band of Rabid BowieBabes tackled you, tied you up, and insisted on painting your toenails, what color would you want them to be painted?
Mark Plati: Move.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: Guitar unless its Adrian Belew or someone like that is very boring and should taken away with, and its far too one dimensional
Mark Plati: I disagree. I think Pete Townsend kicks Adrian Belew's ass.
Daraok: What's the funniest thing Bowie did or said to you ever?
Mark Plati: He told me to raise the sound of his voice by a half a willy.
Daraok: Oh God, it's the electronica puritans!
Mark Plati: Get them out! Burn them at the stake!
zerogirl: Yo, where IS your fav place to 'shop?'
Mark Plati: The 24 hour deli around the corner from my apartment.
Bonster1: Do you appreciate dara and Rednick staying up til two in the morning for you? ;)
Mark Plati: I do, yes. I appreciate it, but I know they're off having a guiness.
QueerByChoice: i know why you said he only *wanted* to put on the Snow White costume--YOU stole it from him and put it on before he had a chance!
coldfyr: Mark... red meat eater or vegetarian
Mark Plati: I was a vegetarian for about 8 years, but this year I started eating red meat again, and I really love it.
sQ: have you seen austin powers
Mark Plati: Not yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
Freecloud: How hands-on is Bowie in the studio?
Mark Plati: He's extremely hands on. He's there every day, and he has very definite ideas of what he wants.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: why do you like the Dave Matthews Band???
Mark Plati: I like some of their songs, but it gets a bit too jazzy for my taste.
Jet: Is bowie stubborn?
Mark Plati: Absolutely. We're all stubborn.
zerogirl: Do you like mountain oysters, Mark?
Mark Plati: I've never tried them, but if you cook them for me, I'll give them a go.
Bonster1: Have you heard Reeves new material yet and what do you think?
Mark Plati: I've worked on a lot of Reeves' new material, and I think a lot of it is excellent. I'm hoping that it's released soon for all of your enjoyment.
FruJu: Does Iman ever invite you round to have afternoon tea and a dash of osso buco?
Mark Plati: Not yet, but I'm waiting by the mail box for the invitation. I got to sit next to her at a dinner party once, and she sure is lovely.
Rednik: Mark: Boxers? Y-fronts? Cycling Shorts? Knickers? or just plain Commando?
Mark Plati: nothing.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: What do u think of that Bowie-clone Band Suede?And are you actually a Bowie fan??Dont lie now!
Mark Plati: I am actually a Bowie fan because I grew up with a lot of his music, and it had a lot of influence on my musical development. I can't say the same for Suede.
DammikaPammika: Will you come to the next BowieNet ball in NYC?
Mark Plati: I'll go to the BowieNet ball, sure. Where and when?
Electric_Blue: Cook your own or take out?
Mark Plati: I cook my own when I get the chance. In fact, last night I barbequed a whole heaping pile of pork chops.
Mark Plati: I'm one of the rare people in the city who has an outdoor deck.
ThinWhiteDiva: Mark Plati who do you think will be the next "David Bowie"?
Mark Plati: Bob Dole.
Bonster1: Bob Dole is too young....
Mark Plati: *lol*
FruJu: How long (in terms of weeks) did you work on the Earthling and hours... albums? How does it compare to other artists you've worked with in this regard?
Mark Plati: Earthling was amazing. It only took two months to do from start to finish. With Hours, it's hard to say because I was brought in toward the end of the process as I was busy doing Dave Navarro's album.
Daraok: Is Prince, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Squiggle or whatever he's called as weird in reality as he seems?
Mark Plati: I heard a lot of really weird things about him when I was at Paisley park, but I can't honestly say because when I worked with him, he didn't utter a single word.
Electric_Blue: If you could re-mix any track from anytime what would it be?
Mark Plati: Tomorrow Never Knows by the Beatles.
Bonster1: Is Dave Navarro more exciting than Dave Bowie? ;)
Mark Plati: No, he's just as exciting in a different way. Dave's in a whole different head space than Bowie.
LamFrogi: And you didn't find that weird?
Daraok: Not a single word? Wow. The small silent type!
Mark Plati: It was completely weird, but that was the biggest artist I'd worked with to date at that time, so I really didn't know what to do.
zerogirl: So, are you producing anyone now?
Mark Plati: I'm in the middle of doing Dave Navarro's album. I stopped so I could work on David's album.
Rednik: What's your favourite movie of all time?
Mark Plati: It's really hard to say, but I'd have to say the Godfather for right now.
Electric_Blue: are your family dead proud of you?
Mark Plati: They are now, but they advised me against going into this as a career. They thought I was out of my mind.
coldfyr: Mark back the cycling again* avid cycler here* How many miles a day do you ride usually?
Mark Plati: Anywhere from 10 to 20 a day, and on the weekends, I try to do 50 on Saturday.
Rednik: Mark: Have you done any solo material?
Mark Plati: No, as I don't really sing. And when I'm not in the studio with other people, I'm usually hanging out with my daughter.
sQ: bicyclists annoy me
Mark Plati: Go fuck yourself.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: what do u think of Jane Siberry???
Mark Plati: I think she's amazing.
DammikaPammika: what kind of name is Plati anyway?
Mark Plati: It's Italian.
sQ: i'm just kidding, man!! geeez
Mark Plati: Don't get me started about motorists.... I bike in NYC and I have a near-death experience nearly every day!
Electric_Blue: rugrats or simpson's?
Mark Plati: What's the difference?
ThinWhiteDiva: What do you Think about the Tibetan conserts each year have they improved over the years ?
Mark Plati: I only saw one where the Beasties did Pauls Boutique. I thought it was good, but I started to wonder what good these things really do.
ColdFire: Do you believe that Italians are the most superior beings ever created?
Mark Plati: That's a rhetorical question.
Daraok: It's the little old ladies you have to watch out for...
zerogirl: Are you on the net a lot/offen/whatever?
Mark Plati: I'm on a little bit. Dammit.
ADynomoose: I think that there should be bike only lanes. I drive in the French Quarter (new orleans) daily, and the bikers are a real menace. They're always weaving in and out of traffic. I'm always afraid I'll hit one.
Mark Plati: I agree with you whole-heartedly, only problem is the trucks usually park in the bike lanes and we go into traffic anyway. I don't think cyclists should be on the sidewalk, and I try not to be one of those.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: I often wonder why the peoploids like such silly bands such as the Beastie Boys??What do u think the attraction is Mark???
Mark Plati: I might have been born a little bit late for the Beasties. It's a little too cartoonish for me. Although I do like their new album.
Electric_Blue: have you got an honourary BNet membership?
Mark Plati: I don't, but if you all beg Howard, I'm sure he'll give me one.
LamFrogi: So where do you park your bike, inside or outside in NYC?
Mark Plati: I have too bikes. A good bike which I use when I go on little bike trips and things, and a shitty one that I use around town and can lock up outside (nobody wants it).
ColdFire: Sporks or Foons?
Mark Plati: Que Pasta.
DammikaPammika: Who is the Worst recording artist (in your humble opinion)?
Mark Plati: Don't get me started.
Bonster1: Has the commando question come up yet? ;)
Mark Plati: Yes, wake the fuck up. Commando Commando Commando!
Bonster1: Ok, the worst recording artist currently
Mark Plati: Ricky Martin.
sQ: do you think that Britney Spears is a bowl full of talent?
Mark Plati: I think she's a bown full of spew.
Daraok: Have you ever worked with anyone you really didn't like working with, and what would it take to get you to name names?
Mark Plati: De-Light. The woman in De-Light was a complete bitch.
Mark Plati: She made my life miserable for three months.
FruJu: Do you get a flat fee for engineering/mixing an album, or do you get some cut of the royalties based on sales?
Mark Plati: Mind your own business.
Mark Plati: Now you've got me all upset about De-Light. Give me some happy questions, please.
Raven: Do you like to read? Have a favourite author?
Electric\b: who wears more make-up in the studio - Reeves or Robert Smith??
Mark Plati: I do like to read, but I don't have a favorite author. I do like John Steinbeck.
Host "Electric Warrior": who wears more make-up in the studio - Reeves or Robert Smith??
Mark Plati: Neither. They both don't wear anything in the studio. Robert's actually quite beautiful in the studio.
Daraok: What do you think of Bowie as an actor? Ham or toast? What's your favourite film that Bowie's been in?
Mark Plati: David told me never to see any of his films, and I never have.
DammikaPammika: Is Reeves really Uncle Fester?
Mark Plati: Yes, and I'm cousin It. And David is Morticia.
Bonster1: should we delve into the "Roberts quite beautiful in the studio" comment??? ;)
Mark Plati: Sure, delve away!
LdyofDarkness: do you wear those hideous spandex bike shorts?
Mark Plati: yes, and they do wonders for my little ass.
zerogirl: Where's ya fav vacation spot? :) :) :)
Mark Plati: Anywhere quiet.
Daraok: Reeves is a postmodern bona fide 90s rock God cultural icon in a kilt with a twist of whatever you're having yourself
Mark Plati: Wow, what a mouthful.
Electric_Blue: with the padded arse patch or without?
Mark Plati: Pads are for wussy's
sQ: what is robert smith like to work with?
Mark Plati: Robert was great; he's really talented, and he's one of my favorite voices in rock. He bought me my own bottle of wine.
Host "Electric Warrior": Mark - now that those bastards from Mercury have asked Ric Ocasek to step down from producing the next Hanson CD - would you consider taking over!!!
Mark Plati: Absolutely. As long as they share some little girls with me.
ADynomoose: Mark, you work with alot of successful musicians. Do you have any idea why most of them don't play New Orleans
Electric\b: I want to hang with Mark.....leftovers
Mark Plati: I have no idea, though I've not been to New Orleans, so I can't say. Why would anyone have anything against a town like that??
Daraok: I thought they were girls
Mark Plati: Isn't the drummer a girl?
zerogirl: Mark, you should come to the mountains of NC...actually, all of NC is pretty quiet anyway....the news stations would prolly do some big thing on you going on vacation here...*l* That's how quiet it is...
Mark Plati: Sure, when do we leave and what's for breakfast?
ThinWhiteDiva: Mark Plati do you know who James Bonn is (not the Movie guy)?
Mark Plati: I have no idea; tell me.
QueerByChoice: do you ever make fun of david's puny non-cycling legs?
Mark Plati: No, he won't let me see his legs. He just likes looking at mine.
Bonster1: You like to eat breakfast I've noted here ;) or is it just eat?
Mark Plati: I like to eat lots of things. That's all I have to say.
zerogirl: I'll cook ya some of tha good ol' NC BBQ, yeah we eat it all the time, breakfast lunch dinner snack time, gulosh...and other such viddles like that. :)
Mark Plati: BBQ - now we're talking. can you send me some?
Electric_Blue: Have you had to relax any no smoking rules for David?
Mark Plati: When David's working, there aren't any smoking rules.
CazAru: LOL oooh, what kind of bike do you ride? what's the best bike trip you've taken?
Mark Plati: I just did the California A drive from San Fran to lower CA, and it was some of the most amazing scenery I've every seen on a bike.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: are you suffering from 80's Acid flashbacks right now Mark, because you seem a little hasty
Mark Plati: Actually, I've never done any psychedellic drugs. I knew too many people who completely lost their minds on them and it completely scared me off.
FruJu: Mark: did you stop off to visit Hearst Castle on the way, or just cycle on by?
Mark Plati: No, we didn't take that way, but I knew we were close to it, and it made me rent Citizen Kane when I got home.
ArchanonSpaceboy: Hey Mark...do you do any arranging?
Mark Plati: Yea, I tend to do some kind of arranging on every album I do. I did some string arranging on Dave Navarro's album, and some on the Alisha's Attic album.
LamFrogi: What was the first instrument you learned to play, and at what age?
Mark Plati: I started playing drums at age 10, then started bass when I was 12 because a friend of mine had one and I thought it looked cool.
sQ: rexer wants to know: just what is that white thing in every can of pork and beans
Mark Plati: It's remnants of the big bang.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: what do u think of the new NIN album>???
Mark Plati: Is it out? I had no idea it was done. I didn't think he'd ever write another record.
zerogirl: Wouldn't it be bichon to have David and Ru Paul on MTV Celebritty Death..that'd be some funny shit...hehe
Mark Plati: yea, let me see if I can arrange that.
FruJu: Were your parents musically inclined??
Mark Plati: No, but my grandfather made an opera record in Italy.
QueerByChoice: Hasn't David ever done anything really embarrassing? Tell us something that will make him ban you from his chatrooms for the rest of your life!!
Mark Plati: No, David acts with complete dignity at all times.
Bonster1: Northern or Southern italian?
Mark Plati: Southern, from Calibria.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: are you ashamed of Marilyn Mansons music Plati??I mean ashamed for him
Mark Plati: I kind of like it musically, but I don't see the whole point in the visual presentation. It doesn' nothing for me, but then again, I'm not 16 years old.
sQ: do you have a "new york" accent
Mark Plati: Only when I yell at the taxi drivers. Otherwise, I still have a Denver accent from when I lived there as a child.
Rednik: Why is Italy shaped like a boot?
Mark Plati: Why not?
Daraok: What's the best album you didn't work on you've heard this year?
Mark Plati: Neil Finn.
LamFrogi: Why Indiana U, and do you think you got a good education?
Mark Plati: They have a great music school, and I wanted to get as far away from NY and out in the country as I could.
coldfyr: Mark ever spend time jamming out at Red Rocks in Denver as a youngster?
Mark Plati: No, by the time I was of concert-going age, I moved back to NY. In fact, the 1st concert I ever saw was YES at MSG.
FruJu: Does living in New York ever just make you go totally bonkers and want to ride over someone on your bike?
Mark Plati: No, I go bonkers when I'm out of NY now. No place is nearly as interesting to live.
Daraok: Were you disappointed that John Elway quit?
Mark Plati: I'm not really a sports fan. I don't have time to keep up those things. But he was there a long time, and I think it's about time he gave someone else a chance, don't you?
ColdFire: Italy is shaped like a boot to kick all the nonbelievers out of the country, wouldn't you agree Mark?
Mark Plati: Nonbelievers of what?
sQ: how do you tolerate the smell of all the garbage in New York City??
Mark Plati: Pedal fast.
Mark Plati: *Mark is away, pager just went off* He'll be back shortly.
Mark Plati: 10 more minutes. Any good questions?
Bonster1: so what was the page? are you a doctor??
Mark Plati: No, I only play one on TV.
QueerByChoice: Would it be your style to wear boots shaped like Italy?
Mark Plati: No, I don't usually wear boots or shoes because I bike to sessions, I bike everywhere.
Daraok: How was Arthur Baker like to work with?
Mark Plati: Working with Arthur was like going to book camp. I learned an awful lot, but I got burned a lot too. Through him I met a lot of great people, but I don't think it's an experience I'd like to repeat.
ThinWhiteDiva: What do you think of Bowies contest winer and his song?
Mark Plati: I thought Alex was pretty cool, and I thought his lyrics were great.
ColdFire: you're a barefoot biker?
Mark Plati: yes, and I have nails in my pedals.
ArchanonSpaceboy: Mark, are you going to be part of the band on David's next tour?
Mark Plati: I'd really like to be, but I don't think they have space for me. I'd like to play with David, I think it would be a totally different experience.
ColdFire: What did you think of Alex's HAIR?
Mark Plati: no comment!
Daraok: Have you seen Star Wars The Fandom Menace yet?
Mark Plati: *lol*
britboy says:rnlolr8nsQ: lol
Galliter: anything else you can tell us about the new album, Mark?
Mark Plati: It's a change of pace from Earthling. I think it's got a lot of great vocals from David.
zerogirl: What is your fav bike? :) (kind, etc) answer, answer, anwser...............dammit... ;)
Mark Plati: I think Trek is my favorite brand. I've had three of them, and they've all been great bikes. Unfortunately, I've had three because they keep getting stolen. Dammit.
ThinWhiteDiva: Do you think Bowie has improved his voice ofer the years?
Mark Plati: Absolutely, he's become a real master at working it. I just can't believe he can smoke and sing like that. It's not fair.
CazAru: so when you're relaxing, kicking back, who's on the stereo?
Mark Plati: Joni Mitchell.
CazAru: oh, sure, answer the cute teenager about your bike!
Host "Electric Warrior": mark - question - should I stay home and drink a 6-pack of microbrew beer (or as we call them here on BowieNet - Ice Cold Pops) - or should i head on down to the corner bar and listen to reggae music and smoke a big fatty with the 7 Rasta's who live in Connecticut???
Bonster1: Ron you shouldnt talk about your wife and kids that way though
Daraok: If you had been alive in the Glam era, would you have worn a feather boa?
Mark Plati: Well, I was alive during the Glam era, but I was only nine years old. I would have worn a feather boa, but my parent's would have sent me off to an institution if I had.
Mark Plati: One more good question.
britboy: Do you have a gnome-fettish.. like me?
Mark Plati: That's not the question.
AphexMusicalWizardVern: tell Reeves to slow down on his heavy guitar playing
Mark Plati: You tell him.. Here's his phone number. 343-910X
Daraok: What are you wearing? Wait, isn't this www.sexchat.com? I'm confused
Mark Plati: Commando!
zerogirl: Still want me to cook ya some mountain oysters or, otherwise known as pig nuts?
Mark Plati: Sure, and you can fedex them to me care of looking glass studios.
Electric_Blue: Bolan or Bay City Rollers?
Mark Plati: Bolan Bolan Bolan.
Electric\b: Howard - give Mark a lifetime membership for that last answer - Bolan, Bolan, Bolan
Mark Plati: OK everyone, I'd love to come back, and will do so after the album comes out.
Electric\b: you the man!!!!!!!!!!
LdyofDarkness: what is the airspeed velocity of a swallow?
Mark Plati: African or European?
zerogirl: wait--um....*thinking of a quick question* do you....uh...like ..uhh...coffee?
Mark Plati: Yes, if you're buying, I'm there.
Mark Plati: Thanks everybody, I had a great time. This was a lot of fun. I hope I answered your questions to your liking.
CazAru: why do hotdogs come in packages of ten, but buns come in packages of eight?
Mark Plati: Go to www.straightdope.com for the answer.
Mod: good night everyone
Mark Plati: Goodnight.
Mod: Mark Plati has left the building