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Max_M
(kook)
07/13/04 05:44 AM
Stars pray for Bowie new  

From The Sunday Mail



THE stars of T in the Park last night sent messages of hope to ailing David Bowie, who was forced to cancel his appearance for a heart operation.

US pop singer Pink revealed she's said a prayer of hope for her hero... and wants him to make a speedy recovery.

In an exclusive interview, Pink - who wowed fans from the Main Stage - told the Sunday Mail: 'I'd like David Bowie to know that we other artists miss him greatly.

'We were all looking forward to seeing him at T in the Park and hope he feels better very, very soon. He is in my prayers.'

But Justin Hawkins, of The Darkness, sent a light-hearted message to Bowie in his sickbed.

He joked: 'Don't rush back David. We need these headline slots. As they say... every cloud. Everybody needs a day off occasionally.'

The Darkness were promoted to top of the bill at the festival after Bowie went through an emergency heart operation in Germany.

On a serious note, Justin added: 'We hope David gets better real soon.

'We were honoured to even be on the same bill as him. While it's great we're now headlining, it was by default. It was David's show. We wish him the best.'

Justin took to the Main Stage in an eye catching jumpsuit costing 20,000.

He claimed to have been the best-dressed rocker at the festival, adding: 'I love dressing up. But that makes me sound like a child going through his mother's clothes.'

A shocked James Walsh, of Starsailor, still can't believe 57-year-old Bowie has been struck down with a heart complaint.

Before playing on the Main Stage he said: 'I was very shocked when I heard what was wrong because initially we all thought it was just a trapped nerve in his back. To find out it was actually something wrong with his heart was a lot more serious. It's a real shame he couldn't make it today. We've got to all send him our best wishes for a speedy recovery.'

Katie Melua - appearing in the King Tut's Tent - added her best wishes to Bowie.

She said: 'I want to see David get better soon and see him back in good health and on stage.'

Black Eyed Peas stunner Fergie was also praying yesterday - in a bid to get rid of President George Bush. Her band got T in the Park off to a sizzling start yesterday.

The Peas finished with No.1 smash Where Is The Love? which heralded the political rant against Bush.

Controversial singer Fergie told the 35,000-strong crowd: 'Pray with us for a new president because America needs one - the whole world needs one.'

After the set, she said: 'It's great to be here especially as I have been told my family have descendants in the McGregor clan.

'It would be great if I could find the real Scottish connection in the family tree.'

Carl Barat of The Libertines yesterday spoke of his fears for group singer Pete Doherty who is fighting drug addiction.

He was supposed to appear on the NME Stage with the band... but is now in rehab..

Carl said: 'Pete is not that well really . We really miss him. The last time I saw him he was nervous about getting better. We can only give him every encouragement.

'He'll be sorry he's not at the festival. I know how much he'd love to have been here.'

Geoff Ellis, chief executive of promoters DF Concerts, said the event had got off to a 'fantastic' start.

He added: 'We've already had some brilliant opening performances and everyone, including myself, is looking forward to seeing some of the world's best bands taking to the stage throughout the day.'

Some had overdone the partying however, keeping the 500 medical and welfare staff on the site busy.

By yesterday afternoon medics and first aiders had treated around 100 festival-goers - seven needed X-rays.

First Minister Jack McConnell relaxed backstage and paid tribute to T in the Park for becoming a global event.

He said: 'It's one of the very best music festivals in the world.'



AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 06:40 AM
Re: Stars pray for Bowie new [re: Max_M]  

The Darkness sure are cheeky buggers. Thanks for the report and wishing DB all the best for his recovery.

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jump93
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/13/04 06:51 AM
Re: Stars pray for Bowie new [re: Adam]  

My thoughts exactly.

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RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/13/04 08:17 AM
Re: Stars pray for Bowie new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

The Darkness sure are cheeky buggers


You've got to have a sense of humor if you don't mind prancing around in a spandex jumpsuit.

I bear more grudges
than lonely high court judges


AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 08:31 AM
Spandex is overrated, Adam prays for good music new [re: RabbitFighter]  

Yes, but you are forgetting that I am a mathematical processing robot and this sounds like attention seeking juvenille behaviour until I can prove otherwise. Now tell me.....what is their music like? Recommendations?

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Patches
(cracked actor)
07/13/04 08:34 AM
Re: Stars pray for Bowie new [re: Max_M]  

That's great that everyone recognises him as being out and know they're missing a chunk of coolness.

Question: They (all the papers and reports) make it out to be like Bowie has a week to live (G-d forbid). Am I just reading into it wrong?

__________________________________________
Jareth's speech: Love Me, Fear Me, Do as I say, and I will be your slave. Latest db track: Show me who you are And I would be your slave
Coincidence? I think not.

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/13/04 08:39 AM
Re: Spandex is overrated, Adam prays for good music new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

what is their music like?


Third class Queen wannabes with mindnumbing falsetto choruses. Might be a good idea to steer well away.

I bear more grudges
than lonely high court judges


Dara
(acolyte)
07/13/04 08:42 AM
Time machine new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

Now tell me.....what is their music like? Recommendations?


My recommendation is you do everything in your power to ensure you never have to hear them. Lord how I wish I could go back in time to before I heard them. They are, for me, just about the worst band ever. I'd rather listen to wall-to-wall John Farnham. Or N Sync.

Think really bad tribute band, albeit one who hasn't decided yet whether it's a Queen tribute band or a Led Zep one. I honestly thought they were a joke when I heard them first, and the lead singer was Steve Coogan's latest comic ceation.

Slan libh,

Dara


So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004

AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 09:07 AM
Re: Time machine new [re: Dara]  

OK, I am going to trust your judgements on this one and proceed no further. I am partly impressed and partly ashamed that you have heard of John Farnham though, Dara. My country has some serious musical flaws in addition to it's dwindling public health care and politics. But I shall listen to Shane McGowan's 'The Band Played Waltzing Matilda' to recompense, or any dose of Nick Cave and Midnight Oil.

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Dara
(acolyte)
07/13/04 09:17 AM
Shakey aka Matt [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

I am partly impressed and partly ashamed that you have heard of John Farnham though, Dara


I have an Aussie who used to hang round TW back in the mid 90s to "thank" for this knowledge. He it was who introduced me to such gory delights as "Sadie The Cleaning Lady". He figured it was payback for Foster And Allen, which was a fair point.

Slan libh,

Dara

So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004


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