Teenage Wildlife Guestbook June 1997

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Emilio, I checked back, and I think at the end of Rebel Rebel someone says either that's good, or fine Dave. Also, on Fame, yes it does sound like thirty, or possibly help me. That's as far as I go-thanks again.
Katherine (forcebwy@juno.com)
Pasadena, CA USA - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 22:31:58 (EDT)
Oh, and before I forget...since I won't be on till really late tomorrow....

Happy Canada Day!

Sorry for the images Evan.....but I had to be patriotic :-)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 22:20:47 (EDT)


BowieManiac...poor dear...have a hug
Well, er...I voted....THAT WAS SO HARD! I didn't know what movie to pick!!!! *Alys sighs*
Have fun on your trip Trinia!!!!

Alys **15 days** (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 22:02:13 (EDT)
Well, the *live in concert* special that KFOG played last night came out like I expected it to. They played part of the 96 Phoenix show (always a special treat to hear Dave's geriatric version of Lust For Life) and some from the 90 Tokyo show. I was hoping for some stuff that I *hadn't* heard before, but oh well.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 17:39:52 (EDT)
Hello All Friends!!!!! Just a quick message to wish Trinia a fond farewell to far off places and Hi to Dara - I got your message tonight and I laughed about your stories of how you got your Dublin tickets!!!! -lucky Dublin! Glasgow is drawing ever closer and I would love to see him again - it's too long since London... JeanMarie - I'll see you tonight and I may get a chance to mail you! I wonder if Evan will be on Chat this morning talking of sheep, rams sex and more sex???!!!!! MAD!!! Byee!
Angela (a.c.mitchell@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 17:38:32 (EDT)
SunSinner - "I blew up your body..but you blew my mind.."..have you heard that one - a great song..whose pool do YOU float in?
SM
- Monday, June 30, 1997 at 17:10:47 (EDT)
Er... I'll go to vote now.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 16:45:43 (EDT)
SunSinner...I am the youngest one here, you know.
BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
Mars, - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 15:57:29 (EDT)
Dear me, I feel rather sheepish today. I'm the only one, so far, to have voted for _Just a Gigolo_. Ah well, tastes will differ. Beautiful Tura *snap*, it looks like I shall have to cut back on my gun-sucking activities for a while as I nearly chipped a tooth last Saturday night (I'll just have to limit myself to stirring my gin & Kool Aid with the gun barrel for a while, I suppose); by the by, if you happen to run into Sam the soothsayer any time soon please tell her that I'm still jealous as anything over that kiss (particularly since mouse ears were involved), _but_ I have managed to finally figure out what was written on the lid (that boy may have all the animal grace in the world when it comes to swivelling, but his penmanship is sorely lacking).

Trinia, have fun on your trip!

SM: we inflatable ones _never_ die; we just blow away one day...

Bowiemaniac: watch your language; children do read here.
SunSinner
Winterland, - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 15:36:47 (EDT)


Thank you Emilio and SM, I was wondering about that. emilio, I'll check the other ones for you. heavens, you seem to be more obsessed than me:) i'm so sorry about that BowieManiac, I know how it feels to have no one like what you do. I'll try to e-mail a hug if I can figure out how.
Katherine (forcebwy@juno.com)
Pasadena, CA USA - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 15:06:22 (EDT)
*sigh* Greetings, Earthlings.

I finished my Earthling Artwork today...I called it "Visionary - Earthling Artwork"...it's 11ft across...*sniffle* It took me a month to finish *sniffle* It's so...beautiful...I showed it to my Dad...and he...and he...and all he did was told me to get it up off the floor - and I said I didn't know where to put it - and he said he didn't know why I even bothered to draw it...and...and...I HAVE MY REASONS!! This was something real big to me, and he didn't even care - no one in my family cares about david - they don't like when I draw him - they don't like when I write about him...*snifflewhimper* I don't know what to do now.....*crying*

Oh...oh...oh, fuck it all - when I'm a famous artist/author, making millions, they won't get a fucking penny of it.

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

Oh, god, I've lost it now...I need a hug

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
Mars, not-so-happy nation at the time - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 14:43:03 (EDT)
Katherine, I hadn't read your message! I just love to look for these little details and recording oddities. I'll listen to "Hunky Dory" again to check if I can hear the "glass of wine" business. If you isolate the left channel at the beginning of "The Bewlay Brothers" you can hear the sound of a stool and someone smoking a joint. Now here's another one: as "Fame" fades in, if you turn up the volume really loud (but be careful! - don't forget to turn it down within a split second) you can hear a mysterious voice saying something like "thirty". Can you decipher it? By the way, I'm compiling a list of these little curiosities, so please e-mail me if you have more. Another Bowie fan has spotted some voice at the end of "Rebel Rebel". He thinks it's someone saying "fine, Dave", but it's so unclear it could be anything. Also, is anyone good at lip-reading? In the "Dancing in The Streets" video, Bowie's lips say something else instead of "Brazil" ("...and the streets of Brazil"). Could it be he intended to mention a different place then changed it at the last minute for political reasons? Remember, that song was recorded especially for Live Aid.
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS BRAZIL - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 14:17:25 (EDT)
Evan: you "wanted to restrict it to "major roles" (i.e. where Bowie plays a major character for at least half the movie)"?. Then surely Basquiat does not apply. I mean, Bowie's only on screen for about 15 minutes. ;-)
Dara
Germany - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 13:27:10 (EDT)
Dara, yes I know I didn't put in TLTOC, but I wanted to restrict it to "major roles" (i.e. where Bowie plays a major character for at least half the movie). Actually, to tell the truth, I just wanted to think of any question at all late on Sunday night :-) (suggestions for votes always welcome). As for Bewlay's link, they both seem to work for me.

Cheers
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 13:10:13 (EDT)


I think there is a difference between "Bowie's best acting", "Bowie's best movie" and "my personal favorite". I voted for "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" because I think it's Bowie's most versatile performance ever. His portrayal is very convincing even in that flashback scene in which he plays a teenager. I think "Labyrinth" is his best movie as a production, perfect in every way, although the fact that it was a very popular "family" movie sort of cheapens its importance. My personal favorite is "The Man Who Fell To Earth" because it was the first one (apart from minor projects). Whenever I see it I still get that feeling of seeing David on the screen for the first time. I has also ocurred to me that, by accepting the role of an alien, David did the only predictable thing in his whole career. As for the return of the Spiders, too bad I can't find an old issue of "Rhythm" magazine with a Woody Woodmansey interview. He talks about the Ziggy days and says that he will never play with Bowie again. "You can quote me on that", he adds.
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS BRAZIL - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 11:34:56 (EDT)
Anyone else got a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach that Labyrinth is a dead cert for this week's vote?
Andy (andyst@hotmail.com)
UK - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 06:43:30 (EDT)
YAY!! Talving Singh is going to be playing at Lollipop!! Actually, he's going to be appearing in the dance tent "Vegas" after the normal gigs. I for one will be there!!!
Frippertronic
Land of giant meatballs - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 05:49:46 (EDT)
The link didn't work, Dara? Hmm - blame Evan then, he put it in :)
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
The Pavilion - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 05:38:27 (EDT)
Hello Guys! This may be my last visit to this site as I will be away for 5 weeks (no internet! no email!) I leave tomorrow and will be back first week of August. Friends, you can still email me and I will answer as soon as I get back. Bye for now! Trinia
Trinia del Rosario (vesadd@skyinet.net)
Manila, Philippines - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 05:14:17 (EDT)
Cool site, Petter! Your link doesn't work though, this one should
Dara
Germany - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 04:22:30 (EDT)
Very interesting and tough question this week. My first reaction was it was a toss-up between TMWFTE, The Last Temptation Of Christ and Basquiat. Then I notice TLTOC wasn't even an option. What gives, Evan? In the end, I plumped for Basquiat, because I think it was more challenging than TMWFTE. Interesting to see at the moment it's a 3 way tie between Basquiat, TMWFTE and MCML. I wasn't surprised at the performance of MCML - I know a lot of fans rate it and the critics were kind. But I'm in a minority on that one - I actually think it's just about his worst acting performance, too jerky and self-conscious.
Dara
Germany - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 04:09:31 (EDT)
Another Bowie-page has seen the light of day. The Mind-Warp Pavilion Feel free to pay it a visit :)
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
The Pavilion - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 03:33:05 (EDT)
Hallo! DARA, dear, friend, buddy, pal,...what's this I hear about Dublin bootlegs???? (*hint, hint*) :-)
Hi SARA16, I'll email you soon!!

Alys **16 days!** (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 01:53:23 (EDT)
Katherine - I'll take a stab at what Bowie says at the end of "Life on Mars?" and if anyone has any other thoughts please jump in and correct me. I recently got the Au20 version and its clearer and this is what I reckon is said for the fadeout - there is the phone ringing, the sound of feet running down stairs, a door closes, Bowie says "Bring me a glass of water", someone else says "A glass of wine" then laughter..now thats going off memory so the order may be different...
SM
- Monday, June 30, 1997 at 00:48:29 (EDT)
Hey, if ya'll want a taste o' Talvin Singh to take home with you, check out his new cd called "Anokha:Soundz of the Asian Underground" on Quango/Island. It's a really cool slab of his mixing side. I only hope he comes to America with Dave (and let me tell ya, we Yanks are getting pretty damn impatient).
Erick Haight (eshaight@hotmail.com)
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA - Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 22:17:39 (EDT)
Hello all...I have been very absent from the net lately...sorry!! BowieManiac!!! I'll try to work on *our story* tonight!!!
SARA16
USA - Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 18:32:15 (EDT)
Ramsey: I hear boots of at least Dublin and London are on the way. Eiichi's site is the best place to keep an eye out for them: he usually has details as soon as they are released. Frippertronic: Right on! I thought Talvin Singh was really great too, and I thought the second night in London it worked perfectly. He warmed the crowd up with a great taste of 'real' d n b, and then Bowie came on and did his dance set: it sequed wonderfully. Whereas the first night after Talvin, next thing we heard was Bowie's rock set. By the time Bowie returned hours later with his dance set, Talvin's mood setting was wasted. So if Bowie is going to do both sets in the same concert, I think the dance set should be first. I personally loved it, and it is Bowie's most radical departure in at least 20 years, but I don't think it should be chopped up into easily digested little morsels for the masses. On Talvin Singh, I would also heartily recommend him to anyone. I think Bowie#s dance set works best in a purely dance setting, like the dance tent at festivals, where all the other acts have a similar groove and sound. It's just too far from rock to be mixed and matched indiscriminately with it.
Dara
Germany - Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 07:09:49 (EDT)
Skip the LAUGHING GNOME question in my last entry--I just did a little reading from "back issues" of this guestbook and see that many people already have mentioned and, thus, remember the LAUGHING GNOME days... However, if anyone has any Calvin Mark Lee info, please "e" me, or just comment in the guestbook. Thank you. Lastly, drag out the old vinyl of THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS and listen to it again...quite the dusty old classic that gets some good "out-takes" of Ziggy talking to us as if we were his close friends. Great sounds!!!
Ken (megandken@prodigy.net)
USA - Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 01:47:29 (EDT)
I thought Evan was the laughing gnome!?!
Scottie
- Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 00:35:30 (EDT)
Is anyone familiar with Calvin Mark Lee's current address? I had made acquaintance with him in Seaside Heights, New Jersey when he was working at ISO in Philadelphia and visiting the beach back in 1986 and lost contact with him in 1989. He was at one time a very close friend of David's and shared many stories, all good of course, about his assisting him at Apple Records, etc. etc. and I miss our conversations. If anyone knows of his current address, please e-mail it to me. And does anyone remember THE LAUGHING GNOME? I've still got it on..8-track! Kenny---megandken@prodigy.net
Ken (megandken@prodigy.net)
USA - Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 00:16:19 (EDT)
Honestly , some things drive me mad, and this is one of them right here:What is it that Bowie says at the end of Life on Mars? There is a phone ringingin the middl of tat last timpani thang, then low mumbling, higher but still low mumbling, a door or window being open/closed, and then more low mumbling that is cut off.This is driving me maaaad. PS: Never Let Me Down does NOT suck, that was the first one I ever heard (Ziggy Stardust being the second)and I was hooked ever since then.So stop bashing it all that much.
Katherine (forcebwy@juno.com)
Pasadena, CA USA - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 19:16:10 (EDT)
Finally a Swedish channel has the decency to send the bash : () ALLRIGHT!!!
Frippertronic
Stockholm, - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 13:47:03 (EDT)
HELLO SWEDISH BOWIE FANS! ON JULY THE 27 TV4 WILL SEND THE 50-YEAR CELEBRATION CONCERT! 8THE DAY AFTER THE LOLIPOP CONCERT) GREAT NEWS FOR US, EH!?
Zig Dust (zig@for-president.com)
Trollhättan, Sweden - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 12:56:05 (EDT)
All you SWEDES: What the hell is this Mölleplatsen festival/gig?? I haven't been able to find even the slightest mention of it ANYWHERE!! Please share any info you might have!
Frippertronic (micke.weichrodt@stockholm.mail.telia.com)
Sweden - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 12:17:44 (EDT)
People: there is good rap. Check out a little outfit called "The Disposable Heroes of Hipoprisy" and their single "Famous n' Dandy" for instance. About d&b being something other than the stuff on Earthling, I totally agree with Dara. For you people who were at the Hanover Grand gigs, what Talvin Singh played before the gig and in the pause is more like "real" d&b, although that was a bit more basic, not much bass at all. I thought Talvin Singh was GREAT btw!! What did you others think? I saw that he is going to be playing some festivals as an act of his own, that seemed really cool. You people that are going to any festival where he is playing, be sure to check him out!! I also think it'd be a great idea for David to have Talvin Singh contribute to the next album! The sound he managed to get out of those tablas was truly evil.....
Frippertronic
- Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 11:54:13 (EDT)
Hall all, I got my pictures from the Munich show back and I regret to report that they SUCK :-(. Mostly the backs of people's heads and Bowie is too small and dark. The best one is the first one I took, Bowie with acoustic guitar singing the opening number, Quicksnad. Maybe I'll play with it in Photoshop and get all the heads out. Sigh, I hope Gilly got some better ones, but I fear with all the jostling it was impossible to take good pics. BowieManiac, your page is very well done, I love the moondust spilling out of the words. So I've been listening to some live stuff from the Outside tour and yearning for some live Earthling material. Any news on boots, Dara? I know it's probably too early, but one can hope...
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 10:53:03 (EDT)
A second night has been added for Dublin. This means that counting the Factory rehearsal gig, Dublin will have had 3 concerts - more than any other city. Good on you, Dave!!
Dara
Germany - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 06:15:22 (EDT)
I don't think d 'n' b is rock at all, SM, you might as well say country and western is just rock, or traditional Hungarian folk songs. Real d 'n' b is quite different. You shouldn't mistake Earthling for d 'n' b because it isn't - it's pop/rock that borrows from d 'n' b. The d 'n' b set which Bowie played in London is a different animal altogether. It's not a case of one thing being better than another - it's a question of "do they mix well together?". Not everything does. Noam: It's a safe bet to assume Bowie will play the d 'n' b set in the dance tent in Phoenix, and the rock set on the main stage. I actually don't believe that Bowie has played the d 'n' b set at all in the concerts since London, certainly not in the festivals. I think Phoenix will be it's next outing.
Dara
Germany - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 06:12:10 (EDT)
Nice site BowieManiac! and thanks for the emails!! :-)
Alys ***18 days*** (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 00:30:26 (EDT)
OKAY, I'm back - got kicked off the Net before, and didn't get to finish what I was going to say.

Anywho...I don't like rap, because most of it is about using women...raping...sex.....I mean, yea, there is good raps, but to me, it's just someone talking over a beat. But that's just me.

Here we go - I'm plugging myself again. :)

Well, I've been updating my page a lot - that's why I haven't been around. :) And I just wanted to let everyone know ;) SO, Have fun, and please sign my Guestbook! :)

BowieManiac's Pad

Marstardust, BowieManiac's Pad


xoxoxLOVESxoxox

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

PS...I made the banner all by myself! *LOL* ;)

PPS...sorry 'bout posting an image, Evan *heehee* ya know I luv ya!!

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
Mars, happy nation - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 22:15:05 (EDT)
Hi, SM. rap is short for crap. I'm finished - I'll shut up now. Love you, too.

xoxoxLOVESxoxox

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

Dead Roses
by BowieManiac

Life is a part of Death
I'm waiting
Don't fake it
You'll make it
Just in time for sunrise
Battle cries & champagne
Paris or maybe Hell




who will love a lad insane?

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
Mars, happy nation - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 20:39:50 (EDT)
Actually, I agree with the "strange...", although it may be stranger (for some reason when I transcribed the lyrics, I made one of these stranger, and the others strain. Must have been a mental aberration at the time. The lyrics on The Singles Collection of course manage to omit these lines, but the lyrics in TheSongsOfDavidBowie say "Turn and face the stranger".
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 18:50:34 (EDT)
Aaaah..all this talk of interleaving and not interleaving..and separating songs as IF they were in some way different or sacred...they AREN'T ..its all rock and roll to me..(eh Billy?)..drum and bass is no different/better than rock, pop, acoustic, hip, hop, bop, rap, dance, trance...mix them up..who cares..theres old wave and theres new wave and theres Dave..my sermon for today ;-). Hi BowieManiac..I love you...Re Sunsinner ... I thought he died a long long time ago..:-)
SM
- Friday, June 27, 1997 at 18:48:19 (EDT)
I thought David was saying "face the strange", but then I read somewhere - I think it was in Evan's "lyric of the day" - that it was "strain". I think "strange" makes better sense.
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 16:58:11 (EDT)
Do you think it's a safe bet to assume the rock set will be played at the normal Phoenix gig, and the drum'n'bass set at the dance set the following (Or is it previous) day?
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 16:42:23 (EDT)
OK, this is for all the Bay Area people out there. I heard this late last night and I'm 99.9% certain that KFOG's got *some* kind of Bowie special going on this Sunday night at 9 pm. I only heard part of the announcement, but it sounds like they'll be dishing out some live stuff (probably from the 96 Phoenix show, but maybe some other things).
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 15:53:30 (EDT)
It looks like some people are misinterpreting what it is we're voting on. The question is not whether Bowie should mix or 'interleave' the old songs with the Earthling stuff - of course he should, and he is doing that in his rock set. The question is what he should do with the drum and base set.
Andy (andyst@hotmail.com)
UK - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 15:34:57 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

I've been lurking!

I have completely forgotten what I was going to say now...*sigh*

Oh, yes...'bout the Earthling + oldies...I think he should mix it all up - we need variety!! If, if, if, I ever get to a Bowie Concert, I wouldn't want to have all the oldies, then the Earthling, or the other ways around. :) But that's just me...

Yea, and I'm plugging myself again!! My *new* Bowie artwork is at the Fan Contributions page! Thanx Evan...Liza!! *heeheehee* I love you...even tho a couple did scan rather crappy - at least you followed my directions. :)

xoxoxLOVESxoxox

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
Mars, happy nation - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 13:35:49 (EDT)
Saw a picture of Ewan MacGregor in "Velvet Goldmine" somewhere in a magazine- they keep quoting VG as David Bowie and Iggy Pop-era. Sigh, when do we see either of them IN the movie instead of all this talk about them? Don't give me fantasy, give me reality!

Ali, glad to know that you're 15 hours ahead of me. Now I know when to look for you. SunSinner- still sucking on that gun?
Tura (slw@interport.net)
New York, NY USA - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 11:44:39 (EDT)


Sure I prefer accurate lyrics, and the linear notes are often wrong, but I prefer to just correct the wrong words, and not have a transcript of the song, word for word. I mean, if the Across The Universe line is sung 20 times in a row, with some variations, I can live with just one line written in there. I'll know he keeps on singing it when I hear it. No need to have that line written 20 times...
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 09:08:05 (EDT)
Media trivia for today. At their Web site, the Irish Times newspaper uses "Circuits dead. Something wrong" as the headline to their story about Mir.
Dara
Germany - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 06:14:27 (EDT)
Bowie was on VIVA News last night, talking about the Mandarin version of SYIT. I didn't quite catch the report, but I think he said it was a Hong Kong only release. The title VIVA gave to the segment was "China Boy", and predictably enough it featured snippets from the China Girl video.
Dara
Germany - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 06:13:24 (EDT)
I have heard from a reasonably reliable source that Bowie's 50th Birthday Bash at Madison Square Gardens is to be released out on video. Can anyone else comment? Also does anyone have a clue as to the whereabouts of Superstar Series or King Bisciut recordings of David 'The God' Bowie's Outside Tour. Let me know? Cheers everyone. P.S. Hello from the good old UK
Martin Goodwin (MJG6468@AOL.com)
Stratford, UK - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 04:39:41 (EDT)
Happy anniverary, Bons. My brother has been entrusted the "queueing for tickets" gig in my absence, so I'll let you know how he gets on.
Dara
Germany - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 02:50:06 (EDT)
DARA: you lucky slut...I figured you would have perfect timing for the Dublin concert...I'll be there to visit, get me tickets???? I got two e-mails from you, but not til today (6/26)...one intriguing!!!....anyyone want to know what about??? Sorry, it's private... ;) BTW, it's my anniversary today and no husband to celebrate...he's off on a trip..boo hoo..so I am sitting here getting drunk with bowiefans...big crowd tonight! AOL sucks, except on bowiefans night!
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Friday, June 27, 1997 at 00:59:15 (EDT)
Re: "I can't read shit" versus "I can't reach it"...my personal preference is for the latter - its a much better lyric (striving and failing) and in keeping with the songs nature - while the former does have some snicker appeal (oh Dave's said a naughty word - like at the Bridge Benefit) its too obvious..
SM
- Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 16:47:55 (EDT)
Here's a bit of Velvet Goldmine news from our dear old friend, the NME:

Meanwhile, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have teamed up with Michael Stipe and Bernard Butler to record three Roxy Music songs for 'Velvet Goldmine', the soundtrack to the film about glam rock starring Ewan McGregor, Eddie Izzard and members of Placebo. Jonny Greenwood told NME: "Michael Stipe said, 'Come on over, we'll put on lots of glitter. Let's glam it up and have a laugh.'"

Clueless, I'll tell you all about the 'funky pumps' when you're a little older.

Tura, my love: *snap*
SunSinner
Winterland (home of the inflatable ones), - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 16:09:45 (EDT)


Hello Eric! Good to see you. You never did answer my question on which was your favorite Bowie track. Well? Also: As far as discrepancies between theoretical (printed) and actual (heard) Bowie lyrics, I'd have to say that I think it's much more interesting when you get to interpret them yourself. Plus there's always the shot where you're in the car with DB and howling along with the tape in the player and he lightly taps your arm to say "No, no - the actual lyric is..." Really, I think a little printed mislead and a lifetime of personal embarassment are small prices to pay for a tap on the arm from David Bowie. Don't you? (PS - Tura - here in Jakarta it's now 5 in the morning on June the 27)
Ali (puppet1@hotmail.com)
Jakarta, Indonesia - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 14:15:00 (EDT)
YAY!! I finally got to vote!!! :)
Hi JeanMarie! I'm surprised you haven't heard anything about Glasgow....I hope the tickets go on sale soon, or you're gonna go nuts (and I'm gonna have to hear about it!) :)

Alys ***19 days*** (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 13:41:15 (EDT)
Please stop that stupid dumb ass american bimbo called Ali from posting here she is really one sick toad
Eric Williams
Union City, Fl USA - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 13:32:58 (EDT)
Lyrics- surely it's "face the STRANGE" not "face the strain". On the segue on Outside it's "broken MAN" not "broken name" as in this site's lyrics section- if you're from outside UK you might not be familiar with the London accent that is used- think how Bob Hoskins speaks, it's like that. On my Tin Machine inner sleeve it's "I can't read shit anymore", although I agree that it sounds more like "I can't reach it...".
Keith
England - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 13:05:37 (EDT)
Hi everyone - just to let you all know I'm back in the land of the living and I'll mail everyone ASAP !!! Does anyone know whats happening with the Glasgow date - as far as I know - the tickets STILL arn't on sale !!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 12:01:13 (EDT)
I must say - I too am gobsmacked that so many people think Bowie should mix the drum and base stuff in with the rock stuff in one set. That would completely defeat the point, and mess up the mood. I suppose a lot of people haven't heard it, so think of it like this. You like Earthling, you like that techno sound? Great! You'd like an acoustic album from Bowie? Great too. How about an album where the tracks went Earthling sound - acoustic - Earthling sound - acoustic, every second track? Nope, that wouldn't really work, he'd be better having two separate albums. Same with the drum and base set - don't mix and match or you destroy it.
Andy (andyst@hotmail.com)
Fall swanking to the floor, UK - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 10:06:58 (EDT)
Dara, I share your thoughts about the lyrics! And now for something completely different: I heard a rumour that David will be doing another online interview like the one he did for a Norwegian site the other day. This one is supposed to be set up by the Swedish daily paper "Aftonbladet". I have checked their site, but there is no mention of this whatsoever. Can anyone confirm that it's true or false?
Frippertronic
Crack baby crack, show me your REAR!, - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 09:31:31 (EDT)
What was all that about 'funky pumps'?
Clueless (at the time)(not anymore tho)(well, maybe a little)
USA - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 04:16:29 (EDT)
On the lyrics thing, I agree with SM, I prefer to have the lyrics printed in the accompanying booklet (and not as per Outside, where they were often almost undecipherable), but I think Bowie wants us to misinterpret the lyrics and come up with our own variations. I remember reading that when he was young, he used to sing along to a song he liked. Years later, he read the lyrics, and realised that in places he had been singing the wrong words. He was disappointed because he preferred his words. So I think he also wants his fans to do the same. He does seem to make them deliberately hard to decipher sometimes, or make them ambiguous. Like the famous "I can't reach it"/"I can't read shit" debate. IIRC, the official lyrics that came with the album said the line was "I can't reach it". But the song was called "I Can't Read".
Dara
Germany - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 02:59:45 (EDT)
Wow! Two days after the O'Kearney family migrate en masse back to Ireland, Dave plays a concert there. Now that's what I call good timing. *thumbs up* Bonster, I got all your messages in one big lump, I think there's a problem with AOL at the moment (what? a problem with AOL? never!), it's taking ages for stuff to get to you.
Dara
Germany - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 02:54:55 (EDT)
I'm still trying to figure out if Bonster's dead or alive...?
Tura (slw@interport.net)
New York, NY USA - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 02:30:14 (EDT)
I hate to resort to posting personal messages on the guestbook.....but I got a message from Dara wanting to know if I was dead or alive....I am alive, I returned your e-mail(s) Monday night (don't know what the hangup is), so let me know if you got them....sweetie ;) OH yeah, and SARA, I figure "losing breath" is right (especially after hearing Moby version of DMW) cause "praising death underwater" just wouldn't make much sense :), but then again some of Bowie's lyrics don't, make sense that is....
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 00:10:54 (EDT)
Re the lyrics discussion...Dead Man Walking...the lyrics say "Losing breath" but I always thought it was "Praising death"...it really is a guessing game!
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 21:29:27 (EDT)
Lyric sheets have always been notoriously inaccurate, official or not...I must say I'm fairly disappointed with the current trend (DAVID BOWIE included) to NOT include the lyrics on the CD liners. Its a drag to have to guess what is often inaudible..the guessing games re Earthling lyrics were a good example of that..I guess I prefer Evan's lyrical layout..much better to get a blow by blow description of all the vocals than some sort of summary..and who cares if that doesn't look neat and tidy?
SM
- Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 20:56:09 (EDT)
Yay! Voting and user authentication should be working again...
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 18:09:05 (EDT)
Alyssa's Labyrinth
Ooops, guess I forget my HTML :)

Alys ***20 days*** (palmer@nucleus.com)
CAN - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 17:37:40 (EDT)
Great photos Gilly!!!
Any chance of Bowie coming to Canada??
Check out my U2 concert review on my page!! Alyssa's Labyrinth

Alys ***20 days*** (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 17:35:21 (EDT)
I own an art gallery in Phila (The New Arts Salon) and would like to know if David Bowie would like to exhibit his artwork...if interested please e-mail or call 215.925.1419. Thank you.
C.E. Amato (Newartsinc@aol.com)
Phila, PA USA - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 17:21:41 (EDT)
Thanx a lot, Dara!
Gilly (gilly@metronet.de)
Essen, Germany - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 13:47:38 (EDT)
Inaccuracies have always been a common thing on David's record sleeves. There are several of them on "Hunky Dory". Can you hear David sing "let me say it again" on "Oh You Pretty Things"? On "Life on Mars?", he sings "daddy" instead of "father". On "Changes", the printed lyrics do not include "turn and face the strain". I remember there was a difference too on "Queen Bitch" - I think when he sings "looked at my hotel wall", it says "gazed" (which he does sing the first time) on the printed lyrics.
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 11:52:22 (EDT)
Wow, those Dortmund pics Gilly sent in are amazingly brilliant. And Evan: I'd go for accuracy over appearance any day too.
Dara
Germany - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 03:15:17 (EDT)
hey there bowie followers. just to let you know, pbs is running their history of rock and roll specials this summer one of the episodes on monday was "the wild side" which featured lou reed, iggy pop, alice cooper, and of course about 1/2 the time was devoted to bowie. if you missed the airing on monday night, it will be re-aired friday night(sat morning actually) at 3:00am. it tracks some of bowies contributions to rock from early 70's to about station to station time. im also pretty sure they will mention bowie again as history moves foward. just in case anyone was interested.
Steph (TVC15db123@aol.com)
shaker hts, oh USA - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 23:28:59 (EDT)
hey there bowie followers. just to let you know, pbs is running their history of rock and roll specials this summer one of the episodes on monday was "the wild side" which featured lou reed, iggy pop, alice cooper, and of course about 1/2 the time was devoted to bowie. if you missed the airing on monday night, it will be re-aired friday night(sat morning actually) at 3:00am. it tracks some of bowies contributions to rock from early 70's to about station to station time. im also pretty sure they will mention bowie again as history moves foward. just in case anyone was interested.
Steph (TVC15db123@aol.com)
shaker hts, oh USA - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 23:23:38 (EDT)
Hi Kristy aka Bodak.... Guess who? Oh my god I can't believe you've seen him and in New York of all places.... congratulations on achieving one of your lifetime goals... hopefully I'll be doing the same soon - when he comes down here.... So what's you're favourite song nowdays? Heroes is still my favourite song of all time... Hey talk to you soon at this site.. Love Andrena
Andrena Morris (mel@marmalade-vision.co.nz)
New Zealand - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 22:01:52 (EDT)
I finally bought the Glass Heroes. It's awfully remininscent of Low but that's okay I enjoyed Low. Even though I don't visit as often as i did before I do notice a lot of new names posting. It's like a big bowie family. Maybe its that time of the month and I'm feeling maternal but lets have a group hug!! ACCK!@!? Don't hit me!!
Madame Sand
Canada - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 20:14:58 (EDT)
I Love David Bowie!!!He is so fine!OK so he's fifty so what when I'm 20 He'll only be 57.N-E-way does anyone know how to possibly get any posters or N-E-thing like that?If you do e-mail me -K- >>>Erica<<<
Erica (tonhon@telapex.com)
Magnolia, Ms USA - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 19:12:05 (EDT)
Noam, I've always (not just on this site either) gone for accuracy over appearances. Official lyrics are usually sanitized, and miss out half of the good stuff. For example, you wouldn't know about the sampled Steely Dan "If it's good for ya" if you just looked at the official lyrics for Little Wonder. Or the background refrain in Dead Man Walking.

Moreover, the lyrics on the official site are still just plain wrong. For example, take a look at the second line of the second verse of Looking For Satellites on the official site. There are other missing or incorrect lines in most of the other songs too on the official site (which incidentally, seem to be sourced solely from the Japanese Earthling liner notes - and Japanese liner notes are notorious for their inaccuracies).

No doubt there are still some inconsistencies in the lyrics here, but then, it's difficult to tell since Bowie's cut-up program seems to lack any natural language abilities which would make correct grammatical sentences. (I praise to you?). That's what the lyrics forum is for... to discuss and hopefully agree on what Bowie actually sings, as opposed to what the "official" lyrics say.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 17:07:09 (EDT)


I saw the Earthling lyrics at the official site. I much prefer those, because official lyrics don't mention evry "ahmm" and every repeating line, so they look much better... And another thing's ready for my attack on the UK - I have ordered the hostels... But on the 10th I don't have anywhere to stay at.. Any ideas? (London, BTW)
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 16:32:44 (EDT)
Hoj!!!
Stefan & Wiola (vjb.i@stockholm.mail.telia.com)
Stockholm, SWEDEN - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 15:15:14 (EDT)
Let's not forget the a capella version The Flying Pickets did of Space Oddity either, Robot. Nice to see you back, Ramsey, in one piece too. From the sounds of it, that was by no means certain at Munich!!
Dara
Germany - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 14:38:51 (EDT)
Dara, I think you're onto something. Reminds me of when I saw Bowie in 1990, the opening band was this local accapella group called The Genuine Dianelles. They did versions of the Underdog theme and Kashmir. Now that I think about it, since I had the chance to catch The Blue Man Group in NY, I'd give my right attenae to hear Seven Years In Tibet played on tubes.
Robot Monster
Sac, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 13:21:47 (EDT)
Hello everybody! Did you follow the Norweigen Internet Interview the other day? What did you think of it? I thought it wasn't very good, except for the question I, Zig Dust, asked! (When the new album 2.Contamination comes out) And apperently so did Evan, since he took it up on his New Update! ;-) Actually, I'm a bit pissed at david right now, because when he plays in Sweden, I'm gonna be in London (buying all the latest release all over again I presume!) Check out my Outside Page! http://home3.swipnet.se/~w-34042/ (soon to be updated!) By for now!
ZIG DUST (zig@for-president.com)
Trollhättan, Sweded - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 12:40:03 (EDT)
Hallo all, Not having heard any of the dance sets, I'm not sure what they sounded like, but in Munich, I'm pretty sure that the band did everything fairly straight, that is, not pure drum n'bass, but more the "dancey rock" style. Of course, several cuts from Earthling are very danceable but much more complex than your typical dance beat stuff, thank god. Having just spent a week watching European MTV, where all they play is rap or dance, I can truly say that the vast majority of it SUCKS! The most reworked songs in the sets were Fame, where I could definitely hear the Dr. Dre influence, and this song REALLY works well in this format, more interesting than the original I think. The other is Stay, a cranked-up, rocked-out, danceable rendition. The Earthling songs did seem to be fairly close to the album versions, rather than the remixes, but I haven't had much time to study the remixes.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 07:01:52 (EDT)
I had a feeling it was all the Americans who were voting for interleaving. :-)

On the great interleave/interweave debate, I don't think it's necessarily the case that just because the setlist seems to suggest it, he is interleaving. He might be performing those songs straighter. For example, first night in London, he played V2 Schneider and O Superman in both sets, but different versions. If he is 'interleaving', I imagine it's the "rock set" versions that are being aired, so essentially the dance set is junked. Also, since he started interleaving DMW (in Paris I think), he's changed from the dance (Moby remix) version to the straight single version.

I still don't think it's possible to full interleave the dance set. If you do that, it's not a dance set anymore, it's "dancey rock". The dance set works as one continuous piece. To make it fit into the rock set in small interloven chunks, it has to be changed. One of the strongest negative comments I've read on the concert comments pages so far was someone in France saying Pallas Athena didn't work at all in the middle of the set and should be junked.

On the challenge thing, just because something is the biggest challenge doesn't mean it's a good idea. The biggest challenge would be for Bowie and band to do the whole thing a capella. Or maybe restrict the instrumentation to bottles (Zack could bang them, Gail Ann could blow into them, and Reeves could smash them).

Actually, that last one sounds like a good idea.

Dara
Germany - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 04:58:30 (EDT)
Hey Dara! I just voted on this week's question and guess what I voted for???? That's it - Interleave!!! Of course I figured since my choices were NOT at all, end, beginning or interleave, then interleave must be something along the lines of interweave, as he seems to be doing now on the Europe tour....is that right Evan??? ;)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 01:51:35 (EDT)
hey all!! ramsey...hope you had a GREAT time (i'm sure you did) and glad that you were hollering for those of us stuck in philly! so, you got to see gilly? how is she? did you see steve pafford along the way? i am patiently waiting for tour dates....and i fear they are going to happen as i prep for me GRE's! isn't that always the way!!! that damn david! why can't his tour schedule work around mine EVER?? i already lost two jobs because of him dammit! i hope everyone in europe is having fun following the shows....keep us posted!
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, pa USA - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 00:52:56 (EDT)
Evan - you can interleave my pink lettuce, whenever..... MOL
RaMOANa (cora@family-net.org)
Sunshine State, USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 23:13:10 (EDT)
As for interleaving, I plead a Computer Science background (where interleaving is all the rage - ask me about interleaved memory designs some time).

Evan, I love it when you talk dirty like that.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 21:08:21 (EDT)


Punk Floyd, according to the U.K. albums release lists, the vinyl edition of Earthling was released in early May, and was limited to 2000 copies.
Mattie (westacot@central.murdoch.edu.au)
Perth, Australia - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 21:06:58 (EDT)
Hallo all, I have been monumentally busy or away for the past few weeks, but glad to see all my Bowie friends are still here! I am just back from Germany and posted my comments on the Munich show in the Concert comments page, so check it out. One thing I forgot to mention, during Scary Monsters (I think, or maybe Fame, Gilly can you help me on this one?), Bowie was yelling out the names of just a few cities, and said "Philadelphia, PA" right before he yelled "Munich"! I gave a great Whoop for my home city, and everyone around me thought this quite odd no doubt. Anyway, I thought patti would be pleased to hear that Philly still has a special place in David's heart :-)
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly , PA USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 20:56:15 (EDT)
Well, it seems from the setlists that Bowie did interleave some of the drum 'n bass set with the ordinary rock set in the French concerts, e.g. Bordeaux.

As for interleaving, I plead a Computer Science background (where interleaving is all the rage - ask me about interleaved memory designs some time).
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 18:46:32 (EDT)


Yes, Dara, it is difficult to cast a vote for this weeks question, especially since I haven't heard one bit of his new set. But I opted for "interleaving" the drum & bass set, as I figure that poses the greatest challenge of them all. When was the last time you interleaved?
Robot Monster
USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 15:50:30 (EDT)
This week's vote is as interesting as ever. It's especially interesting to see which option is winning. Having seen the d 'n' b set, I can't for the life of me see how it could be "interleaved" into the rock set, but I suppose most people who are voting haven't seen it themselves yet.
Dara
Germany - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 15:18:47 (EDT)
I have heard that the ltd edition EARTHLING vinyl comes out "any day now" (after many delays). Does anyone know the exact release date so I can scoop this item pronto?
Punk Floyd (j.gent-95@student.lboro.ac.uk)
England - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 13:27:41 (EDT)
Hey Noam...congrats! We want all the gory (?) details upon your return. I for one am excited about the prospects of a US tour, especially since it will follow the European tour.
Robot Monster
Sac, Ca USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 13:11:30 (EDT)
I have no face
angelman
USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 13:04:34 (EDT)
I love David Bowie. Great performer! Hello to all fan worldwide
renzi hernandez (renzihdz@telcel.net.ve)
Venezuela - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 12:47:52 (EDT)
Just so you'll all stop bugging me, I finally have my pics up. To see them, Click Here.
Gecko/Aquaria
USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 11:17:30 (EDT)
So, is Bowie still wearing Alexander McQueen on the European dates? Aren't there any other new and upcoming designers he can promote these days - how 'bout that Owen Gaster? A English enfant terrible as well. Love a designer that makes me look like a grasshopper. Chirp, chirp!
Tura (slw@interport.net)
New York, NY USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 09:32:34 (EDT)
Hi Gilly........Ich auch*grinz* HELLO FOLKS....... Saturday I've waited for a story in TV about The GO BANG where David played l ON June 13th.....and what happens....... 10 mins about this concert....and only 2 mins about david..... They shown a few tunes from Quicksand and Little wonder and a little interview with him.... (INterview next on this page from me) GRMPF........I've cancelled a party for this....and then such a shame...... Also here stand that on Saturday 21th there was the Birthdaybash Concert on Our Local Radiostation.... NOTHING........... HATE
MYSTAYA (mystycloud@hotmail.com)
ESSEN, Germany - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 08:02:26 (EDT)
Hællo people...what's shakin'? This is the first time I've ever written into the guest book...how niphty! (ok, so maybe I am too easily amused) Anyways, heres a hearty little (ok, big and conspicuoua) wave HÆLLO! to RaMOANa, Evan, and (of course) my dear Aquaria 8-)...well, 'nuff said, I'll get ta goin'... "...and I'mgone like I'm dancing on angels"
LordTearGarden (ej27039@goodnet.com)
Tempe, Az USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 07:33:54 (EDT)
Hi everyone!! I feel like I haven't visited here in ages!! Well, anyways, I just wanted to leave a little note for BowieManiac, who sent me a distressing email yesterday...Okay, so, BowieManiac, what's wrong?? Write me!! LOVE
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Sunday, June 22, 1997 at 23:37:53 (EDT)
Teenage Wildlife's the best site on the web! Thank you, Evan Torrie! You're a wizard. :-) Ok, if there's any1 out there going to the concert in Prague on June 25, could you please write me? Thanx. ciao... ~Lorraine
Lorraine (merlin.dwc@internetmci.com)
USA - Sunday, June 22, 1997 at 21:51:34 (EDT)
Teenage Wildlife's the best site on the web! Thank you, Evan Torrie! You're a wizard. :-) Ok, if there's any1 out there going to the concert in Prague on June 25, could you please write me? Thanx. ciao... ~Lorraine
Lorraine (merlin.dwc@internetmci.com)
USA - Sunday, June 22, 1997 at 18:41:25 (EDT)
I have ordered tickets for Phoenix AND the airplane ticket! I am going to London!!!
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Sunday, June 22, 1997 at 15:36:50 (EDT)
Touche, SM. ;-)
Attila
USA - Sunday, June 22, 1997 at 06:01:23 (EDT)
Peter, What you say makes sense, Earthling= Iman!!
Gavan M
Oakland, ca USA - Sunday, June 22, 1997 at 00:13:49 (EDT)
Attila: Always ready to rise to a challenge ;-)- le David yesh tola-em era pe be zrat zaamar.
SM
- Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 20:49:20 (EDT)
Interesting thing I just heard on MTV's Week in Rock: Kurt Loder was talking to Scott Weiland about Stone Temple Pilots's next album, and he described it as "kinda Scary Monsters meets Hunky-Dory meets anything Brian Eno ever did meets the White Album." Should be interesting to hear.
Aquaria
USA - Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 19:06:24 (EDT)
Huh ! Only 7 days left...=D
Hanna (oddity@beer.com)
Finland - Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 16:20:08 (EDT)
David Bowie I love you!! However, If you don't confirm the Glasgow gig soon I'm going to have a nervous breakdown. Anyone know any info???
June (june02@globalnet.co.uk)
Paisley, Scotland - Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 12:11:16 (EDT)
Razzamatazz! Frpm reliable sources. Bowie will hit Australia this winter, he want to spend Christmas there with his wife. And the tour is a salute to his wife! P
Peter
Berlin B.Cg, USA - Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 05:43:24 (EDT)
Neat site! Like all really good things it gets better and better everytime you visit it. Wish the tickets to Bowie in Sweden were easier to track down. As a none concert going mother of twins info is difficult ot find. Keep up the good work.
Liz
USA - Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 04:49:47 (EDT)
Hey SM, now let's see you write that last post of yours in Hebrew!
Attila
USA - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 19:09:45 (EDT)
Hmm....David has worms and will be cured by an Israeli singer?
SM
USA - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 18:17:25 (EDT)
I have been a bowie fan for more than 20 years now. I still remember the feeling I had first listening to Diamond Dogs! I would love to hear more from bowie or keep in touch with other bowie fans. My favorite Bowie period is 1969-1980, but everything is great. Hello to all Bowie fans in the world.
renzi a. hernandez padilla (renzihdz@telcel.net.ve)
Caracas, DF Venezuela - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 16:26:27 (EDT)
I have heard Aviv Gefen, a local singer, not of my favourites, will be the worm up of David at the US.. Not sure about how many shows, but it's still cool. So you Americans. David is afraid of you, and this is how he is punishing you! :-)
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 16:21:38 (EDT)
I dunno Dara, something like that may make me want to overcome my fear of sheep and Vegemite and haul it down to the land whose emblem is the wattle for a little looksee.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 16:10:32 (EDT)
Yes, Mattie, I believe that is a Zappa original, although I prefer the Phish cover to the original. More recently, some boy band whose name escapes me also covered it, and the video was shot in Oz. Probably the worst tourist ad I've ever seen for Oz. "Come to Oz, sit in the desert, and look thoroughly miserable, sweating your balls off".
Dara
Germany - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 03:18:51 (EDT)
Last night as I was watching our national TV music station, the VJ came on said he has some suprising news about a tour. He said he knew it was going on in the Northern hemisphere but had no idea it would come to the Southern hemisphere. I immediately knew he was talking about the Earthling Tour. He said that David Bowie will be taking his tour through the US in about October and then headin down to Australia about December and possibly through to NZ. This is the first mention of his tour on an official music station coming down under. So Melanie and all others, I have no doubt he'll be here for a Summer concert!!
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, Somewhere at the bottom of the world - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 00:38:15 (EDT)
Hello everyone!! Well I've got a few bits of Bowie news to share. The track which is on the Long Live Tibet album called Planet Of Dreams, is a duet with Gail Ann Dorsey which you probably all knew. However, also on the album is a cover of Moonage Daydream by Terrorvision. The April issue of HELLO! magazine has Iman on the cover. The questions asked of her about David were, What's it like being married to David Bowie....I married David Johns, not David Bowie. (I assume the magazine misinterpreted her accent when she said Jones). She reveiled she is trying to have a child. Where does she live....Anywhere David is, and some people say david has put on weight thanks to your talents as a cook.......her reply had something to do with David just being happier now. Also for all you Kiwis out there....David Bowie and Friends 50th Birthday celebration concert, yes, the one that most of the world has already seen.....will be screened on June 29th on the new channel as part of their launch. All 2 hours of it!!!! About bloody time too :)
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
wellington, NZ - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 00:28:18 (EDT)
Matt: I've seen worse Japanese interprataions of Bowie lyrics. The Japanese Ziggy album has the following words to Velvet Goldmines "..suck your hair to my breast.." it becomes "..I'll cut your boobs to my breast.."
Mike H
New Zealand - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 00:16:07 (EDT)
Oh Ramona...... Is It Any Wonder??? Isn't that a Frank Zappa track?
Mattie (westacot@central.murdoch.edu.au)
Perth, Australia - Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 21:03:48 (EDT)
Oh come now Matt, surely you have heard of I'm Diligent. It's an older song, and was originally slated to be the B-side to Is It Any Wonder.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 15:38:43 (EDT)
I've read a comment in VOX about a recently published Mott The Hoople biography in which Bowie is described as "a rock and roll dracula". Has anyone read it?
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil - Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 12:30:29 (EDT)
CD Universe has just added the Japanese version of the 'Dead Man Walking' single. Here's the info on the disc taken from the site:

"Japanese release featuring 3 remixes of the title track, and a remix of I'm Diligent."

Hmmmm, I think something has been lost in the translation.
Cheers,

Mattie (westacot@central.murdoch.edu.au)
Perth, Australia - Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 09:38:09 (EDT)


NATALIE !!!!!! - Click on my e-mail at the bottom to send me mail !!!!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
USA - Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 07:49:01 (EDT)
TRINIA - Will you mail me ? I tried to mail you just now and its coming back returned mail - don't know why !!!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
USA - Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 07:47:17 (EDT)
TRINIA ¬!!!!! I take it you GOT YOUR VISA !!!!!! Wondeful !!!! I can't wait to meet you !!!!!! I'll mail you later !!!! GILLY - Thanks -but I think yours are MUCH better !!!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 07:18:43 (EDT)
Welcome Back Trinia! :-)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 23:26:26 (EDT)
What's wrong Noam? You can't guess what song it's from by knowing that there's more than one chorus??

Actually, I did have a check in for whether the line contained just the word chorus, but obviously it falls over for something like Chorus 1. I just went and fixed it, so you shouldn't have that problem any more.

With regards to song selection, it's going to stay the way it is, picking any song which Bowie has performed or been involved in... after all, it isn't supposed to be EASY.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 19:30:40 (EDT)


Here's another screw up in the quote contest -
 Quote 3

        CHORUS 1 

    comes from... 
Huh? Anyway, I think it should be restricted only to the official albums, and not using songs from bootlegs, and stuff like that.

Noam Gal
Israel - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 17:11:56 (EDT)
Congratulations Halloween Jill, for finishing school. I have a big physics exam tommorow, and two more big tests afterwards... Then it's over for me. One more week. I am d/l the screen saver now. Hope it's any good. I just got a db theme file yesterday. It was from the Missing Link site. Not much of a theme though. I have a great idea for an Earthling based backround picture. I think someday I'll make a db/Earthling theme of my own.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 17:04:22 (EDT)
Hey guess what guys? Tomorrow is my last day of school! I can't wait to play this summer. We might go back to England so my Dad can hike the Penine Way, just like every other damn tourist. It won't be much fun for me though because I get to sit in a car with my mom most of the time. I'm going to have to get plenty of batteries so I can listen to our dear David through the whole ordeal. I'd better go, I'm rambling on! Love-on ya!
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 13:46:08 (EDT)
Jean-Marie, I just saw your photos of Hanover Grand. They're marvellous. Will be hard to do any better. Cheers
Gilly (gilly@metronet.de)
Essen, Germany - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 13:02:01 (EDT)
Maj. T.--Of Course!
TjN
Thames, - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 12:07:27 (EDT)
Have anyone here seen the Earthling tour???...If you have is it worth payingt a big ammount of money to see it???
Major Tom (oste@hotmail.com)
Suffregate city, - Sweden - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 09:02:53 (EDT)
Hello Guys! Just got back home from a week of applying for visas and such. And all I can say is...THERE IS A GOD!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!
Trinia del Rosario (vesadd@skyinet.net)
Manila, Philippines - Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 03:52:33 (EDT)
I am desperate to see David Bowie live... I have just read that there is a rumour of him coming my way in November/December as part of his world tour. If anybody hears anything or can give me any information regarding CONFIRMATION of this - please let me know. Cheers.
Melanie Morris (mel@marmalade-vision.co.nz)
Wellington, New Zealand - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 21:21:46 (EDT)
Hmmmm...... just read the Newspage, with that little note from a fan in Amsterdam....I'm not particularly impressed, I thought that DB had a bit more class then that.
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 16:38:17 (EDT)
Hello everyone! I haven't had time to stop by and say "hi" in quite awhile. In fact I haven't been able to play on the net at all. Poor me. I'm very upset that I missed the last couple votes too. Damn. I better go, love-on ya!
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 12:05:31 (EDT)
Hello David Bowie Guestbook! Insert Cheap Plug Here: If you like the Beatles please consider this link http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/8015 Thank You!
Ben Greaney (GlassOnion) (GlassOnion65@The-Beatles.com)
Waterloo, IL USA - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 11:13:08 (EDT)
Hello- I have recently received a copy of a British Railway recording. On this album the 8th song is the begining of Station To Station. If you take a momet to listen to to the firt part of the song, it is not synthesized- and you can hear the sound of the train clickety-clack right before the synthezied part begins. This recording IS the Recording David used for this song.
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 10:23:57 (EDT)
Hi, Just wondering if there's anyone from DK going to the Midtfyns Festival to see DB, It could be fun to meet and grab some beers! Cheers, Kim
Kim Vexborg (vexborg@post7.tele.dk)
Copenhagen, DK Denmark - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 09:36:09 (EDT)
Damn, that's the second time in about a week that I couldn't guess the lyric of the day, and then saw that it was I who typed out the lyrics to the song in question in the first place. Stupid Blah Blah Blah. Sorry Iggy, if you're out there.
Mattie (westacot@central.murdoch.edu.au)
Perth, Australia - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 09:09:58 (EDT)
Anyone here who´s going to see Bowie in Sweden the 25/26 of july?I have never been to a Bowie concert and I am wondering have any of you seen the Earthling tour?? Is it good??
Major Tom (oste@hotmail.com)
Suffregate city, - sweden - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 08:17:58 (EDT)
I agree Little Piggy. If you want to post trashy rumors, please do so on the official site's message board, which seems to be expressly designed for that sort of thing.
Big Porker
- Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 04:46:56 (EDT)
What the hell is it with all these nasty rumours recently? Arrested? Not touring US etc? Split from Wife? I don't want knowledge, I want certainty damnit!!
Little Piggy
USA - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 04:33:08 (EDT)
Has anyone heard the rumor that David Bowie split up from his wife, and is dating a younger woman? Let me know if you have any info on this gossip and if it is true or false!
Sunday Schuyler (schuyler1@earthlink.net)
Redlands, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 03:24:04 (EDT)
Hello all....soooooooo all you French people, what's the news? What happened at the Nantes concert? Post something about it before my nipples explode!!!!
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
NZ - Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 02:36:42 (EDT)
Here's the story 'Bout a man named Brady, Who was married to the lovely Caroline. Once they had a little stress in their marriage, But now they're doing fine. First came Roman, Then Kim and Kayla, Who were followed up by little brother Bo. They were then joined by Max and Frankie, Who later left the show. Then came John and Shane and Steve And Hope and Billie And Marlena and the grandkids - I've a hunch That no group of people on the planet Have had *DAYS* as crazy as the Brady Bunch! The Brady Bunch The Brady Bunch Have had *DAYS* as crazy as the Brady Bunch!
Meg (meg0012nurd.net)
NY, NY USA - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 17:24:55 (EDT)
I don't know what to do about Phoenix. What a bummer. And yesterday I read all the comments in the different show pages. It was really great, hearing so many people raving about the fun they had.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 16:42:02 (EDT)
Rumours are flying over at the official site concerning recent radio reports from Europe indicating that the proposed EARTHLING TOUR is going to be much scaled back. Does anyone have info - let's find out!
Worried!
Outside - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 15:56:42 (EDT)
I thank you most graciously for your offer, Tura (it appears as if a super chick has been peeping a bit), but as I am rarely _off_ of my poppers I'll have to take you up on your generous offer another time. Speaking of our sublime world, I've seen a rebroadcast of Bowie's original 1974 promo video for 'Rebel Rebel', which was introduced as being the latest from the 'Thin White Duke'.
SunSinner
Winterland, - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 15:18:41 (EDT)
Jean Marie, thanx Claudia, it must have been me who poged to Hello Spaceboy. I can't help it, it´s got so much rhythm! But then again, it was so tight where I was standing that I probably just banged my head.
Gilly
Essen, Germany - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 14:32:16 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

'Kay, I've got a buncha new junk over at My Pad. Mine + NicoLeah's Ziggy Story is *finally* finished + I have 3 new poems of mine up, too, also. :) enjoy...

Ali...send me some of your stories...I would've emailed you, 'cept my SEND MAIL From The FreeNet isn't working. :P

xoxoxLOVESxoxox

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~
doo be doo be doo be doo...penguin...!

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 11:50:45 (EDT)
Have you guys heard this one before- "Diamond Dogs:" Think about David Bowie's 1972(!) album, which defined Glam Rock...." This is the opening line in a little art review blurb in the Village Voice called "Diamond Dogs." Doesn't seem as if the VV have a fact checker at the moment...? For those interested in misinformative art, it's at the Team Gallery in Chelsea (527 W. 26th)...

Oh, what a sublime world we live in...
Tura (slw@interport.net)
New York, NY USA - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 11:31:50 (EDT)


SunSinner- care for some poppers? It's like the new generation calling.
Tura (slw@interport.net)
New York, NY USA - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 11:20:39 (EDT)
Hello Folks......the thing is done....... I'VE SSEN HIM FRIDAY AND IT WAS WOWWWWWWW GREAT...but toooooo short.... Lightshow was gr8......I liked the show...Begining with Quicksand..only with acustic guitar...sounded great.... dressed in white Ethno Look.........he played the whole Earthling CD.... Fame.. Fashion.....Stay......Under Pressure.......Jean Genie.....Scary Monsters...Queen Bitch..... Liked the mixture.....he said......hallo Guten Abend.....and Vielen DANK(not Danke)...and asked us...Wie gehts euch.... from mthe first moment the mood swept over to the audience......but there were some strange people who POGED to Hello Spaceboy... SO....the concert has also some great mistakes.....Background and so on(I mean Background tapes) Looking for Afraid of americans.....Great....the American Banner on Bowies and Gabrels white clothes.... I nearly made 100 pictures........ (hope the are good) White light white heat was fine too......the audience danced........ After Fame...I left the first row.....it was TOOOOO HOT(MORE THAN HELL) But in the back rows thre was the PARTY......Bowie fans were dancing together with fans from Prodigy and Rage(SOUND STRANGE BUT IT'S TRUE) SO.....TATA....C U ALL...........
MYSTAYA (mystycloud)
ESSEN, Germany - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 08:02:54 (EDT)
GILLY & MIRLOU - I LOVE your photos - they put mine to shame !!!!! I'll just need to do better at Phoenix & Glasgow !!!!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 04:10:18 (EDT)
I was just browsing on the web and happened upon the Rosie O'Donnell website (rosieo.com). Interestingly enough, on her highlights (or is it her video?) link, there are numerous pictures and a couple of avis of David's visit. I especially liked the avi of David singing "Rosie Girl". (Please accept my apologies if this has been posted before.)
Katie (stardust@earthling.net)
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, June 16, 1997 at 00:42:16 (EDT)
No, you probably don't want any of my trash. I apologize for my shameful intrusion into your life. I realize now that I am nothing but offensive and moreover so compulsively underfoot that you could not, even if you wanted to, avoid me. Again I apologize and ask most sincerely (in my annoying and trashful way) for your forgiveness. For the rest of you, the offer still stands.
Ali of the Phat Dong (puppet1@hotmail.com)
Rutskulsk, Siberia - Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 23:31:28 (EDT)
Ali of the Phat Dong - do we really want your sort of rubbish which has destroyed the Message Board?
A maaaarvelous Wildlifer
- Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 20:59:45 (EDT)
I was robbed in Amsterdam and my address-book is among the stolen things. Anyone who knows me, please tell me your address again via snail-mail! My address is: Stefanie Raulfs, Winterhuder Weg 55, D-22085 Hamburg
Stefanie Raulfs
Hamburg, Germany - Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 18:16:02 (EDT)
Yeah, Rachel, I got your letter...but I haven't gotten to writing back yet...I'm feeling really lazy lately now that school is FINALLY over!! Whew...Well, anyways, you know that I agree with you about David and John :-)
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 13:20:56 (EDT)
Count in another new draftee to the London support group!
Tura (slw@interport.net)
New York, NY USA - Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 13:02:08 (EDT)
For all those who I have recently encountered in the Bowiechat area: mail me for all those damn stories if you want them as I have no intention of letting Evan have them! (No insult intended, Evan beloved... I'm just jealous of being posted with all those other maaaavelous Teen Wildlifers....)
Ali (Puppet1@hotmail.com)
Phat Dong/Trang Fuc, Vietnam - Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 03:16:09 (EDT)
I just watched Basquait last night, it was a really interesting film. David did a superb job as Andy Warhol and the other actors were great, too. Has anyone else seen this film? What do you think of it? I love that version of A Small Plot of Land on there, it's a beautiful and haunting song. Sara, I did write you about 2 days ago. Did you not get my message? If not, let me know and I will send another one through. And to the Bowie fan from Oklahoma City: I think David is really handsome, gorgeous man, too. And he sings wonderfully. He has the most beautiful voice in the world as well as John Lennon.
Rachel (suntop@uiuc.edu)
IL USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 22:43:35 (EDT)
I'm not going to recover from London either! JeanMarie & Angela, maybe we could start a support group?
Frippertronic
USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 21:55:31 (EDT)
Good point DENNIS!!
Frippertronic
- Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 21:53:33 (EDT)
We're talking Fiscals here !!!!
JeanMarie & Angela
falkirk, SCOTLAND - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 20:26:46 (EDT)
Hi everyone !!! Just thought we'd leave a wee message tonight as we havn't for a while !!!! We're up in ther office again after a wee drink !!! We were watching the Jack Docherty Show again tonight - it SO good !!! David is SO sexy !!!! We still havn't recovered from London !!!!! - we probably never will !!!!!
JeanMarie & Angela
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 20:25:45 (EDT)
Whew! THANK YOU BONSTER!!!
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 18:04:24 (EDT)
You're right Noam, but I think most of those people who celebrate the new millenium on 31/12/1999 will, on having their mistake pointed out to them, but quite happy to get sloshed again exactly a year later....!
Denis Collins (denis.collins@cableinet.co.uk)
Liverpool, England - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 15:22:43 (EDT)
Thank you Evan for backing me up. But that makes David wrong, and so most of the people planning to celebrate at December 31st 1999... Tough luck. Any news on the Phoenix festival?
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 13:59:23 (EDT)
I recently received a copy (from a client) of a Recording done in 1968 of a Steam Locamotive- (Steam Past&Present, Sterophonic Recordings On Britsh Rail &Englands Preserved Railways) On this album- the 8th song is the exact begining of Station To Station. This is a cool finding- anyone else hear of this?
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 13:57:28 (EDT)
Hi, i'm new to these parts. I just wanted to tell everyone how much I LOVE David Bowie. This place is pretty cool, so I'll probably be hanging around here a lot.
D-lova
stafford, ct USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 10:17:28 (EDT)
SM- David got married twice, a civil ceremony in Switzerland, in April I believe (or close to it) and the formal wedding in Italy in June..The formal wedding was the "Hello" media thing the civil ceremony was very private....
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 00:30:06 (EDT)
Don't get too excited yet, but I have heard from a reliable source that it's pretty certain now that Bowie is touring in the U.S. in Sept. and October...no word yet on type of venue or dates, just that it is looking good, or better than it did a few months ago anyway!! :)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 00:25:27 (EDT)
Hmm....spooky stuff SunSinner re the 6 June date, esp in 1966 I suppose (and if you were named Damian ;-))...Patti I think there were two Bowie/Iman marriages weren't there? - a proper one (June) and a "Hello" media one which may explain the different dates...could be wrong though...
SM
- Friday, June 13, 1997 at 18:17:23 (EDT)
*heheheh* I was at a wedding last week...one day after Bowie's, too....:P

My AStrology Page is finished + it's at My Pad. Have fun...:d

And Halloween Jill tells me to say HI to everybody, 'cause she hasn't been able to post lately. :)

xoxoxLOVESxoxox

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 16:32:58 (EDT)
Yes, SM, you are right: David and Iman got married on the 6th of June in the Saint James church in Florence.
Valeria (lhoesch@mbox.vol.it)
Milano, Italy - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 16:22:58 (EDT)
Does anyone have any pictures of David Bowie? I'm trying to add to my collection. I haven't seen him in person, but I'm one of his biggest fans. Isn't he handsome? I loved "Labyrinth" and he did an excellent job acting. He's got a great voice and great looks.
Bowie Crazy (crazy@me.ks)
Oklahoma City, Ok USA - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 16:18:55 (EDT)
I just saw both conzerts in Holland.And they were really great also the reviews in all newspapers are very posetiv and good.It's just the English but look what they eat still this Roastbeef with this ugly Pudding like 30 Years agoe that's why they like to here Ziggy and Oasis and 10.000 new Beatles coversongs but who cars what this people like or write SURE NOT DAVID and i hope all of his Fans
andreas
- Friday, June 13, 1997 at 15:25:18 (EDT)
hey all! alad....i have most of the tv stuff you are looking for (but not the latest rosie, you know the 2nd one). i am willing to copy it for you....e-mail me at the address below and we can set something up. EARTHLING- i haven't forgotten about the PPV...i just don't have my copy yet. i haven't seen the person who taped it for me but i do have an off the tv copy. as soon as i get it from him, it will be on its way to you. i do remember to do it on long play.....SM-bowie married iman in april (not sure of the exact date). i have a lovely photo spread of it that was in the "hello" at the time.
patti (pattibowie@aol.com )
philly, pa USA - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 15:22:08 (EDT)
6th June, also believed to be the birthday of the Antichrist, if you believe in that sort of thing. Also, I was always under the impression that the line in Leon Takes Us Outside is 'Michaelmas', _not_ 'Nicholas'.
SunSinner
Winterland, - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 14:47:31 (EDT)
Don't get too upset about the UK reviews, Bonster. Firstly, thery're not all bad - I read a few good ones when I was in London that Evan doesn't have. Anyway, the UK press is always hard on Dave. The German reviews I have read have all been ecstatic. Der Spiegel apparently called Hamburg the concert f the year - you can't get much better than that. As for Bowie punting, he's already doing it to a certain extent (not playing the dance set at the festivals). There's no reason why a few bad reviews should deflect him from his chosen course. It's not like all or nearly the reviews are bad (like Glass Spider, for example).
Dara
Germany - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 13:19:27 (EDT)
If there are any German Bowie fans living in the Stuttgart area who are intending to drive to the festival in Munchen next weekend and have enough space in their car for one adult and one kid, could they please email me?
Dara (07031280434-0001@t-online.de)
Germany - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 13:15:11 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

Evan...you got my other artwork yet?? :)

Damn...there was something really important I had to say...and I forget...oh, well...:P

xoxoxLOVESxoxox

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~
PS...BowieGirl...I nicked the butterfly pic from your homepage to use as my pic in a chatroom...'kay?? :D

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 13:06:21 (EDT)
My God, after reading some of the "journalist" reviews of the UK shows....does Bowie have a shred of credibility left there?? Did ANYONE LIKE what he was doing??? I thought Earthling was bringing him back into the cool section, but the reviewers seem to think NOT...anyone think David has gone too far? Should he drop back and punt? What kind of press reaction has the shows in other parts of Europe gotten? Inquiring minds want to know....
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 12:12:53 (EDT)
Hello dear, Wildlifers. EVan pictures will be coming very soon- beware. anyone see my post about TV apperances? I am touching Tomorrow.
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 09:52:47 (EDT)
Noam, the 3rd millenium does start on January 1st, 2001. You're right. There was no year 0.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 23:58:15 (EDT)
Canadian Boy, thanks!!!
My, I feel so out of it, having not visited often enough in the past few days.....

Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, and soon going to Edmonton to see U2!, Canada - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 23:51:08 (EDT)
I got an email from someone, insisting the 3rd millenium starts on January 1st 2000. I don't really know, I just read it on a trivia question somewhere. So... I may be wrong.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 19:43:51 (EDT)
OK..thanks re the dates stuff. I must not play or read Outside enough :-) Didn't Bowie marry Iman on 6th June also? and isn't the 6th June D-Day (David day)..the truth is out there...trust no one...deny everything except Bowie who is a GOD, the Father, the Ziggy and the Holy Dust
SM
- Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 19:14:35 (EDT)
If anyone tried sending me e-mail to bowiechick@geocities.com it's screwed up and wont let me read my mail, so if you did send me mail please send it again to my old address below. Thanks.

Peace, Love, Micky, and Bowie.:=O)

`StarDust (DOJO@dancom.com)
USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 12:23:24 (EDT)
Daniel I could not open your Bowie site- sorry. Hello every one. How is everyone these days? Anyone please help me I am looking for someone to copy some of the rare videos and Televison appearances that I have failed to miss ????????????? what was I saying?????? of course you all understand
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 12:05:57 (EDT)
Daniel I could not open your Bowie site- sorry. Hello every one. How is everyone these days? Anyone please help me I am looking for someone to copy some of the rare videos and Televison appearances that I have failed to miss. I would like to have Rosie, SNL, Conan Obrian, DMW, Strangers, Little Wonder, Hearts Filthy. and any other rare footage. thanks Mind warp pavillion
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 12:04:41 (EDT)
Hello there everyone!! Rachel...why haven't you answered my email?? And BowieManiac...Thanks for mentioning me!! I feel honored!!
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 11:26:28 (EDT)
GEEE.......only 28 hours and I'll be there......... I heard last Tuesday....a little piece from the Birthday Bash........on radio..... geee that's great....gimmy that again Constance.........
MYSTAYA (MYSTAYA@rocketmail.com)
Germany - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 08:11:42 (EDT)
SM: The dates are mentioned at the beginning of Outside. June 6th 1972 is the release date of Ziggy Stardust
Reinhold
Bochum, D - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 03:11:13 (EDT)
Alys, sorry I am so late getting that tape to you. I've been out of circulation for awhile but will try to get it for you asap thanks for waiting.
canadian boy
Canada/west - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 23:59:57 (EDT)
Utrecht!!!!!!!!! First fantastic jungle part and then a really great second part of the show! He got the whole audience dancing again! Perfect version of Stay and The Motel!! I loved it!!
Mirlou
Amsterdam, - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 20:08:28 (EDT)
Noam: I'm not sure what you are trying to say with all your dates...
SM
- Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 19:29:30 (EDT)
And one more thing. I think Evan should make a vote forum, listing all the albums, and all the songs, in a long (long long long) list, so you can write your vote after each one (1-5 or 1-10..) and it recognizes your previous votes by your user name, so each time what remains is only what you haven't voted on already. Heard that Evan? That way people will vote more.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 19:22:41 (EDT)
And another Outside stuff - The end of the millenium is at December 31st alright... 2000. The 21st century begins at January 1st, 2001. So he got it a bit wrong. I just started listening to it again. WOW!! Much better then Earthling. Such a great album. Not that Earthling is too bad... Just different. I'm looking forward to 2.Contamination...
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 19:20:32 (EDT)
Valentines Day, 25, June, 16th, Wednesday, July 6th, 20, 0, 20, 15, Martin Luther King Day, June 18th, June 6th, Wednesday,
August 18th, 9th, 1999, 12, Nicholas, August, Wednesday, 13th, Sunday, 5th, March, October, January, October 13th, Wednesday, Martin Luther King Day,afternoon, in view of nothing, 20, 0, 1, late winter, Martin Luther

Do you think it's just a coincedence?

Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 19:17:59 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZIGGY STARDUST!!!!!!! Did my hair red/orange/blue and threw my friends into shock for several hours!!!!!Love this site!!!!!!!!!Love this music!!!!!I'm just a bit giddy right now, I'll shut up now, thank you.
Katherine Coffey (forcebwy@juno.com)
Pasadena , CA USA - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 18:03:30 (EDT)
This website gives us David Bowie fans just what we want.... everything about David Bowie.
Stephen (m2452@epix.net)
Susquehanna, PA USA - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 16:24:23 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

Was Space Oddity released this day, '69? VH1 says so *haha* just wondering...

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 14:52:22 (EDT)
Correction, messed up the link, it's The Groovy Bowie Files">

Sorry!:)


`StarDust (bowiechick@geocities.com)
USA - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 12:26:01 (EDT)
The Groovy Bowie Files, my Bowie site that is still small right now but getting bigger everyday. Check it out if you want! Peace, Love, Micky, and Bowie. :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
`StarDust (bowiechick@geocities.com)
USA - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 12:23:20 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

This summer marks ONE YEAR of me being a Teenage Wildlifer/David Bowie File-er. So I would just like to say...

This page ROOLZ above all pages created by mere Earthlings.

Evan, I have yet to figure out what planet you are from. {Do you live in a land down under.....}

And a few special "hallo"s...

The Detective...if you're still lurking around somewhere...*grin* the first person ever to recognize me...:) xoxoxlovesxoxox

Hel...my first email buddy...um, sort of...you know. *LOL* xoxoxlovesxoxox

Jenn...my first chat buddy and my bestest InterNet buddy!! XOXOXLOVES!!XOXOX

Alys...my Bowie Pen-Pal - I love all the pics you send me! xoxoxlovesxoxox

antoine...if you're still lurking...:)...my cyber-brother! + a great BowieFriend xoxoxlovesxoxox

Evan...I just love you. ;) even tho you are a freakazoid with a strange mind. xoxoxlovesxoxox

Sara...*heheh* that story...*grin* xoxoxlovesxoxox

All my friends here, and at the MB. xoxoxlovesxoxox

And, of course, David Bowie, 'cause without you, I'd never have found this great website, and all these wonderful people - that UNDERSTAND me. xoxoxlovesxoxox X ;)

Love on ya'll!!

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 11:30:30 (EDT)
Just a quick note to let anyone who's e-mailed me know that my systems down just now !!! Hopefully it'll be back later this afternoon !!!! I'll reply to everyone as soon as I can !
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 07:57:26 (EDT)
David Bowie has quite a presence on the web, this is a great site, check out my little bowie page at www.geocities.com/Paris/Metro/4222/bowie.html
Daniel (wbenedict@snet.net)
USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 23:57:48 (EDT)
P.S. Disclaimer: Any rhyming in that previous message was completely unintentional.
SARA
USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 20:35:00 (EDT)
So I just watched TMWFTE with a friend from school who is into Labyrinth. I think I may have turned her into a real Bowie fan!! She thinks that David and Iman are the most BEAUTIFUL couple, and she thought that the movie was really cool. I'm so happy that I now have a Bowie friend at school!! :-)
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 20:33:45 (EDT)
Re: the Bowie on Elvis debate... I can't believe I have to be the one to say this - DB, go cover Blue Moon! For the love of Christ, people, can you imagine how it would sound all Walker-esque and fucked up with a jungle thing going on underneathe it and our man The Deeb doing his most velvet cream croon on top of it? And then he should cover Montague Terrace.
Ali (puppet1@hotmail.com)
Dakarta, Id Indonesia - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 20:26:08 (EDT)
Just came back from Paradiso gig. It was great! Quicksand with David on guitar and The man who sold the world were really fantastic! What made this gig more great was the audience. Everybody was dancing and David seemed to like that!!!!!
Mirlou
Amsterdam, - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 19:38:31 (EDT)
The return of the thin white queen Rachel. Ha ha, just joking. I'm back from North Carolina and Boston! Man, was that a trip! I finally found the Lodger cd at Faneul Hall in Boston and bought it. I saw some Bowie music books in another store in Boston but they were way too expensive. Boston is alive and kicking. Ringo Starr did a concert on the 5th and I missed it, however I did see him in concert in Chicago 2 years ago. I still have yet to see David. I showed a picture of him to my clay teacher in North Carolina. She had never seen him before and she said "wow..He is very handsome. Very striking." For once someone I know doesn't think he's ugly! His beauty shines on. I also think John Lennon was very beautiful. Well, I'll talk later.
Rachel (suntop@uiuc.edu)
IL USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 19:03:06 (EDT)
Judging by the tally on the vote this week, I say a lot of you are in for a big treat when (or if) you ever get to see David in concert. I surprised that that many of you haven't seen him. Judging by how most of you rant and rave about everything, I thought you had actually SEEN him in person at least!
shocked
USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 18:17:41 (EDT)
I stand motionless, transfixed by David's beauty Yep, I guess that about says it all. Trinia, your tapes are done; email me with your address and they'll be in thier little canoe across the Pacific before you know it.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 16:07:51 (EDT)
One's behavior at a concert isn't restricted to dancing/not dancing. I, for one, prefer to remain comfortably seated whenever possible, but I always sing along (perfectly in tune, of course) and shake my head and clap my hands (perfectly in time, of course) and "go wild". There was a time when I would just sit still, but then I realized I had the right to have my fun, even in my thirties.
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 10:53:34 (EDT)
UM neato page!!! go to mine Http://members.aol.com/DaltreyWho/index4.html
CrganBowie (CrganBowie@aol.com)
Clevekand, OH USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 10:48:17 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

Alys...okay, well, if it doesn't get there on time, it's okay...:)...and if it DOES...*grin* oh, I wrote what I need scanned + one more thing...could you also please scan the one pic of Ziggy leaning back on the stage and kicking his leg up in the air...{yea, that's my fave one of that book...=;-)} } thanxxx

I talked to Jenn the other nite and she said that whoever is expecting stuff in the mail from her will get it soon...she hopes...'cause the post office in Philthydelphia is going real slow and all that junk.

xoxoxlovesxoxox

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~
PS...there's a new story of mine here. Enjoy...

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 10:22:05 (EDT)
Leslie,,,,,Boy you've done an incredable job.... Kodossssss to you on your work.. Good Luck... your friend, Paul
Paul Gagnon (PEGAGNON@ix.netcom.com)
Anaheim, CA USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 02:41:48 (EDT)
BowieManiac, you anticipated my question rather well.....I must note though, anything you want scanned has to arrive here fairly soon, because once school ends, I have no access whatsoever to a scanner :(
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 23:37:30 (EDT)
HEY!! Things are dead in here today!! Well, just wanted to say hello to everyone, especially Evan 'cause I haven't talked to him in a million years....
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 22:41:48 (EDT)
Well, after talking with my friends at Virgin USA this afternoon, I'm nearly 100% certain that there will be no more commercial singles from "Earthling" in America. In their words, the album is "dead and gone," and Virgin is turning their attention to other acts. Let's hope our European friends can come up with at least one more good single...and where's those damn b-sides?
Erick Haight (eshaight@hotmail.com)
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 21:44:49 (EDT)
Actually SM, the local sheriff has put out a watch on my car and any time I'm spotted listening to "Always Crashing in the Same Car" while driving, I get pulled over. It's called the Bowiephile Law.
west
USA - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 14:26:24 (EDT)
Hi ! Does anybody know if there is a supporting band for the forthcoming shows (rumours of placebo?). Because I'm going in 1 week to see bowie & I still don't know if there is a band playing before or not thanks
jean (tortelie@univ-rennes1.fr)
France - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 10:29:26 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

Allright, anybody that I promised to send junk in the mail...it's going TODAY. My daddy just took it to the post office. Enjoy...

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 10:05:00 (EDT)
i never find myself 'dancing' to David's music. i just go into an insane frenzy, often becoming a hazard to myself and others.
futonslave (beatvoid@hotmail.com)
USA - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 09:07:18 (EDT)
Glasgow on the 22nd?! Grand!! I'm going to Blackpool the previous Friday, so I'm definitely heading up there! So someone will have to be so kind supply me with information on how to get tickets (I guess that means you, JeanMarie :)
Petter (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norge - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 05:29:27 (EDT)
BTW - I didn't mean to imply that people shouldn't dance - I wasn't rooted to the spot myself !!!! Its just that I can't understand the ones that don't even LOOK at David !!!!! He is quite simply the sexiiest man alive !!! Thanks for coming to Glasgow David !!!! xxxxxxxxx
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 04:12:20 (EDT)
EVAN - Glad you liked the photos ! I just LOVE this weeks vote !!!!! I phoned the Barrowlands again and they have now confirmed the Glasgow date and say there MIGHT be another one too !!!!!!!! Tickets don't go on sale until the start of next month. I can't wait !!!!!!!! The thought of seeing David 3 times in just 4 days is just TOO much for my brain to cope with !!! NOAM - I've been away - but I promise I'll try and mail everyone today with a full description of Tuesday night !!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 04:09:38 (EDT)
Call me silly, but I haven't been here in a looong while, and was just wondering if there are any plans for David to visit the States in the next couple of months????
Christie
Miami, FL USA - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 21:07:52 (EDT)
Hey, JeanMarie, why don't you answer my emails? I think I might be able to get on your chat sometime soon, since nobody ever comes to mine, and talks to me. :-(
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 18:13:09 (EDT)
Dear David, I think you are the BEST and I adore you and as I was lucky enough to see you in London I just want too say a huge thankyou and I can't wait to see you again!!! Love angelaxxx
Angela (smc.recep@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 17:04:20 (EDT)
JeanMarie - do you see more of the superb photos are on Hanover 3 June page? I doubt Evan did that today sometime! They bring it all back.............mmmmm.........taxx
Angela (smc.recep@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 17:02:02 (EDT)
JeanMarie - do you see more of the superb photos are on Hanover 3 June page? I doubt Evan did that today sometime! They bring it all back.............mmmmm.........taxx
Angela (smc.recep@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 17:01:28 (EDT)
David Bowie is THE SEXIEST man alive!!!!!! I will never recover from the London Hanover Grand concert nor do I want to!! I am still waiting on those scanned photos to arrive here JeanMarie?!!! I need them to put on my notice board for everyone to drool over.... I'm glad to see the "dance" debate is still going strong, after our comment last night and I know any time I've seen David I've been utterly mesmorised and not been able to take my eyes of him for a second, but if people want to dance then fine - it's true the man himself was "getting into " the music and dancing away!! Hi to Alys - good JeanMarie and I managed to get you on the Chat at last!!! and I wonder how Dara got on at yet another Bowie concert.... lucky you Dara!!!! Hi to Trinia I hope you are well and still coming over here to visit? David Bowie is GOD and I love him.....................
Angela (smc.recep@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 16:57:55 (EDT)
Hi West: Let me guess - you swerve most when listening to "Always crashing in the same old car" right? ;-)
SM
- Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 16:57:35 (EDT)
Fripp-- sounds like a great idea...I'd love to take part, if I knew how to hook up my keyboard to my computer!
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 16:02:58 (EDT)
well, I can't help but dance whenever I hear Bowie, or swerve when I'm driving. And when did all the Michiganers get here?
west
USA - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 14:42:02 (EDT)
hmmmmm...just can´t wait...
Hanna (laurim@sci.fi)
Finland - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 14:32:44 (EDT)
Well, as for MY opinion on the whole "dance debate"...I'm the kind of person who can't HELP but dance when I hear music I can dance to. Even if I try to resist it, the beat just comes over me and I'm swaying or dancing to the music. What I'm trying to say is that some people just can't help but dance, and others just don't feel the need for it. I don't think whether or not one dances should measure their love for David, because I know I'd be watching him AND dancing, because I just can't fight it! :-)
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 13:50:04 (EDT)
I just talked to Xain, Mr Stardust and Kajash on the chat, and we came up with the idea to make music together on the net. Here's how we figured it'd work: Someone would start off by making for example a drum line, using general midi. This person would then send the drum line off to the next person, who could then add something else to the music, whatever he/she would find appropriate. Then the music would move on to somebody else, and so forth until there was a whole new piece of music. This could be a good way of spawning new ideas, and making music with people that you've never actually met, and for coming up with new combinations of musical thoughts and ideas. Since most people probably don't use the same sound sources, we thought that General Midi could be used so that everyone could take part in this. Anyone else out there interested? If you are, please mail me, or just post your thoughts here on the GB.
Frippertronic (micke.weichbrodt@stockholm.mail.telia.com)
Stockholm, Sweden - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 12:55:29 (EDT)
Well lucky me, my body is capable of dancing, listening, AND looking at the stage all at once! I really don't care what people did during the "normal song" sets, and I do not agree with whoever thinks people who don't dance aren't into it, but during the dance/jungle/whatever set I would have been thoroughly disappointed (especially the first night) with the crowd if I was the one on stage.
Frippertronic (micke.weichbrodt@stockholm.mail.telia.com)
Meaty Capital, Sweden - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 07:28:05 (EDT)
Hullo SM, thanks a lot for telling me about the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert!
Akiko
Newcastle, UK - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 06:21:15 (EDT)
JeanMarie, I agree with you too!! I know that I'd be too in love to move!
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 01:32:45 (EDT)
JeanMarie, I'mm with you on the dance debate. Having David on stage in front of me just roots me to the spot, just mesmerised by what I'm seeing. If I want to dance I go to a dance club, but watching someone of David's calibre performing in front of me is just too good to take my eyes off.
Helen2
USA - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 23:48:38 (EDT)
This coming week's vote will perhaps answer the great dance debate... Stay tuned for it tomorrow.

Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 22:24:27 (EDT)
re : the dance arguement !!! There was someone in front of me on Tuesday night dancing away to EVERYTHING - the thing is - they didn't LOOK at David AT ALL !!!!! To us - when we go to see David we get transfixed with him - every move, every gesture, every word - thats why we can't dance - we're TOO into it to dance !!! If all you want to do is dance and you're not interested in SEEING David, then why not just stick on a live tape loud and dance at home !!!!! To suggest that you're not into it if your NOT DANCING is just plain ridiculous !!!! We're probably MORE into it !!!
JeanMarie & Angela (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 19:15:58 (EDT)
Re: The dancing wars at the Hanover. A lot is being made of "new fans" and "old fans" and the claim made that if you weren't dancing then you were an old fan, don't like Bowie's new music etc. Well some of us know that danicng is just a ritualistic substitute for sex and prefer the real thing :-) Seriously though, when I find myself watching, listening to David's music I really concentrate and also find myself just staring at him. Bowie's music is fairly complex stuff and theres not much which is danceable. Those dance versions he puts out don't tend to be at all successful (eg Little Wonder version 56) If you watch video of past concerts very few people were dancing to his stuff, because aside for the commericalistic Serious Moonlight tour little is danceable, even back to Ziggy and Diamond Dogs days. Try dancing to Ashes to Ashes, Heroes etc. So what the hell am I saying? Well, just because people weren't dancing at the Hanover didn't mean that they didn't like or appreciate his music.
SM
- Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 18:55:09 (EDT)
Hallo all! Just talked to JeanMarie on the chat....she's been telling me all about Hanover...wow...I wish I had been there!

Of some interest perhaps, I have written a short story based on the song Hallo Spaceboy. You can check it out at my page, under My Writing.

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/3771/


Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 18:53:59 (EDT)


Nicked this from the Ziggy site's news page: The Mick Ronson Memorial II concert is happening in Hull, England this year on Saturday 9th August 1997 at the Hull Arena. The special charity concert is to mark the opening of the Mick Ronson Memorial Stage the following day in the Queens Gardens, Hull City Centre. Tickets are available directly from the Hull Arena box office and cost £20. The telephone number is (01482) 325252. Performers confirmed are Ian Hunter, Steve Harley, Joe Elliott, The Spiders From Mars, Mick Jones and BAD, Glen Matlock, Bill Nelson and Japan's biggest band, The Yellow Monkey. (Yellow Monkey are bringing 500 fans with them from Japan.) Contact address: The Mick Ronson Memorial Fund Shenley Hall Rectory Lane Shenley Herts WD7 9AN UK
SM
- Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 18:44:45 (EDT)
Hi everyone !!! We just HAD to come into the office tonight to say how WONDERFUL London was - David was SO sexy and the songs were all brilliant (loved OSuperman !). It was just AMAZING to see him SO close !! He definately looks even BETTER in the flesh - at LEAST 10 years younger !!! DARA - hope you're enjoying all your other shows !!!!!!! It was great to meet you - hope we do again sometime soon (Glasgow ?) Angela is SO upset about missing Glasgow that she wants to cancel her holiday !!!!
JeanMarie & Angela
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 17:56:41 (EDT)
We were reading the comments about the gigs in London and about the first night, we think it started pretty well, that is it was magical hearing Bowie sing Quicksand and all the audience singing along. That was something! It's true that for the drum'n'bass set everybody almost felt asleep (us included!). We think that the 2nd night was a lot better and the drum'n'bass set works better if it's played on the 1st part of the gig. Also the fans were more cheerful the 2nd night and Bowie was in a better mood. It's really impressive to see Bowie so close even if as usual he rarely looks at his audience....
The Bad Girl & The Good Son (corclem@club-internet.fr)
Paris, France - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 17:13:04 (EDT)
Hi everyone! I've been mooching off grand master Patti here for the past week. She and her mother are two of the most genuine and coolest people I've ever met. Tura, I told you to be careful about throwing those precious gifts into the air...you think Dara has any intention of returning those garters? Evan, congrats that you've swooned 400k hits out of us. I guess a boy from NZ can only dream...
Robot Monster
Philly, PA USA - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 13:16:06 (EDT)
What a drag. Yesterday a Suede show I didn't go to, and now another one. I have no-one to go with. And it's not like I'm too crazy about them, but it could have been nice.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 13:10:24 (EDT)
Well, I'm back in one piece- hard for me to believe that the people at Heathrow didn't manhandle me as that's their usual behavior!

Although I've already posted on the concertgoers' page, I've got to put in my 10 p here! Needless to say, the show was fantastic- I can't complain about being only several feet away from Bowie and a 3 hour set!

Dara- still waiting for my garters to be returned....
Tura (slw@interport.net)
New York, NY USA - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 11:11:08 (EDT)


Hullo there Could anyone tell me how to get the tickets of Mick Ronson tribute live at Hull please? My friedns in Japan want to come and have asked me to get the ones, but I don't know how. I'd be grateful if someone could tell me its detail. Thanks a lot Akiko
Akiko (Akiko.Okuyama@ncl.ac.uk)
Newcastle, UK - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 06:14:47 (EDT)
Hello all you Starmans! Yesterday was Ziggy's birthday...and crazy Bowie fans in Rostov were drinking beer all day long!David, will you ever come to Rostov? We wait for you! And he is all right, The band was altogether, Yes he is all right, His song went on forever!
Igor Kupriyanov (ikupriya@uic2.rnd.runnet.ru)
Rostov, Russia - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 04:33:44 (EDT)
Hello all you Starmans! Yesterday was Ziggy's birthday...and crazy Bowie fans in Rostov were drinking beer all day long!David, will you ever come to Rostov? We wait for you! And he is all right, The band was altogether, Yes he is all right, His song went on forever!
Igor Kupriyanov (ikupriya@uic2.rnd.runnet.ru)
Rostov, Russia - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 04:33:13 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ziggy!! My hair's red/orange just for you!!!

And on another note, here's to 400,000 hits, and cheers to the next 400,000!!
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 00:10:05 (EDT)


Hi Noam, in answer to your question below. Long Marsden airfield is near Stratford upon Avon, so they have not moved the venue yet.
Helen2
USA - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 16:25:45 (EDT)
I was looking at pollstart about db shows, and they had an Long Marston/UK/Phoenix Festival entry. Is Long Marston at Stratford, or is it the new place? Or.. Don't know. I wonder.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 16:10:11 (EDT)
London was bloody amazing. Great to have met you all, JeanMarie and Angela and dag. And dag is dead right about the first night: the audience was the worst concert audience I've ever seen. Nobody even shouted for an encore at the end. By comparison, the second night's audience was Heaven. Or at least a better mix.
Dara
Flying thru - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 14:00:38 (EDT)
I was sorry to read the review on the London gigs. Hope other people had more fun. Hope Phoenix will be better. Hope Phoenix will be at all. Is this Fame/Is It Any Wonder different from Fame? Like DMWSTW?
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 13:43:49 (EDT)
Dag, I second that about the crowd being far more lame on the first night!! I feel sorry for David about the way people responded to the dance set that night. It must not be very rewarding to play to a bunch of comatose lumps of flesh...I was raving myself, but people were looking at me as if I had some disease or something...I mean, how could you NOT dance to music like that!?! I am having serious Bowie withdrawal from those nights...sigh...I fear that the big concerts this summer will be boring compared to Little Wonderland and Famous Fame! Rave on David!!!
Frippertronic
Meatballia - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 11:48:20 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ziggy!!

My dad made me turn off the music + I'm not allowed to keep my hair red.....but I still luv ya!!

Live long...
\\\///
...and prosper.

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 11:32:04 (EDT)
Just reading the report on Hanover Grand 3 June 97 by Sellars: If you thought the majority of the audience was apathetic you should have been there on June 2 when they were ten time worse.
dag
USA - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 10:47:24 (EDT)
Hello Earthlings, HappyBirthday to Ziggy. I received both- "Crankin Out" and THe Voyer yesturday, and Steve has presented a wonderful magazine this time. there is lots of new and interesting information in this issue. How many of us fans are really from the states? we need a fanzine over here- if their isn't already one. "take care bye bye, we love you"
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
any, IL USA - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 09:46:11 (EDT)
JeanMarie: I guess your frequent imperatives demanding a Bowie-gig in Scotland might actually have worked out. Fair play to you! Now I'll just hold my breath until het gets here to Oslo - 22 days, and counting!
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Mind-Warp Pavilion - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 07:08:10 (EDT)
I just phoned the Barrowlands and they said they have NOTHING confirmed for David - but there are TWO provisional dates penciled in !!!!!!!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 05:30:43 (EDT)
HELEN - I don't really know much about those dates - can you tell me more ? Of course I'll get ticets for you !!! GLASGOW !!!!! Thanks David !!!!! Does anyone know whats happening with Phoenix ?
JeanMarie (am05@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 04:36:29 (EDT)
Hi everyone !! I'm just back from London !!!!! God - it was SO brilliant !!! I can't believe it !!! I'm still in shock !!! I was SO close and I managed to sneak my camera in and get some good photos !!! I can't even BEGIN to tell you how wonderful it was !!!! DARA - Thank you SO much !!!!! I'll be sending the photos soon !!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Friday, June 06, 1997 at 04:33:52 (EDT)
I think i saw you at the secret gig, jammin good with Gail and Reeves, smiling and waving and looking so fine, don't think you knew I was in the club, it was hot and humid and I loved it ... happy 25th David!
Happy :--)
- Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 23:46:07 (EDT)
Ziggy, gimme your hands, 'cause you're wonderful!


Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 22:06:50 (EDT)


Dear David - Happy 25th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust! It is one of my all time favorite albums (along with Hunky Dory). Its a beautiful piece of art and I thank you for it. I'm also enthused with your current work. Rock on...oh great one...
SM
- Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 21:36:43 (EDT)
Damnit, why doesn't anyone ever come to Michigan to perform.... I dont have money! I can't go travel to some exotic place to see a good musician! I am cheap! But it seems everyone is always performing in some off land weird place that I cant get to, and it's not Lansing, or anywhere else in Michigan. I can see David Bowie coming to Detroit, why not Detroit? Detroit is good. (Just watch, the minute I say this I will look at a guide to where he is going and somewhere in Michigan is planned... That would be the average thing for me, transmit my stupidity across the world... I love it.) NO18JOE DAMNIT!
No18Joe (No18joe@juno.com)
Langins, MI USA - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 21:25:59 (EDT)
It seems that rockers always have something witty, and intelligent to say. It is wonderful to know, that what comes out of Bowie's mouth is both of those things, and also true..... Astramohdus
Astramohdus Apparatus (Astramohdus@juno.com)
Eaton Rapids, MI USA - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 21:18:43 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.....and Evan. ;)

To celebrate Ziggy's bday, anniversary, whatever, I'm dying my hair red. :) Allright, washable, but still red. :)

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~
:)

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 20:30:21 (EDT)
Bowie on Rosie yesterday was just beautiful.....I admit that I was tempted to drool....
JeanMarie, can't wait for you to be back so you can tell me all about London!!!

Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 19:30:20 (EDT)
Qué lástima que en este lugar sólo se hable en inglés, si les interesa comunicarse con alguien que hable español y que guste del gran David Bowie, me pueden escribir!!, me gustaría intercambiar opiniones acerca de este gran artista. Chao!
Karina (kbustos@condor.dpi.cl)
Concepción, Chile - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 18:30:28 (EDT)
Please note my earlier comment was made on June 6, Sydney. Ta
Steve
Sydney, - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 18:01:05 (EDT)
Today marks the anniversary of a significant event. 25 years of Ziggy. This album had such a great impact on me when I first heard it, that's 25 years, it doesn't seem that long. Mr Bowie, along with Mr Ronson, Mr Bolder and Mr Woodmansey created a nice little album, just your drum, bass and a stonking guitar, bit of fuff with the piano, but still no frill, no tech, no loops just 2 sides of magic. This stuff and the show at the time, on and off the stage just captivated this little kid, the other groups at the time looked like dragged up footballers on a bad night, not Mr Bowie, he had style. To everyone now it probably looks a bit silly, the album, probably lacks a bit of dimension, but for me it was the dog's bollocks. God 25 years has gone by quickly. Everyone should take some time and play Ziggy just for fun today, go visit Mike's Ziggy site because without Ziggy we may not have heard the rest.
Steve (stevesam@mpx.com.au)
- Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 17:59:23 (EDT)
sorry wrong email address below. it is bowban not bowbab :P
Helen2 (bowban@sirius.com)
USA - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 17:47:17 (EDT)
Actually, the message below could apply to anyone living in the UK who might be willing to help me out. A cheque will come winging it's way to you if you are able to do this, plus if there is anything you want from the US I will do my best to get it for you.
Helen2 (bowbab@sirius.com)
USA - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 17:45:15 (EDT)
JeanMarie, I just heard that David is playing Glasgow and Manchester. Is there any chance you could get me tickets? I'm living in the US so it is hard for me to get small venue tickets from here but I will be back home in England for most of July and August. I would really appreciate it if you would help me out. I have left my email address so you can get in touch if you think you can help. Thanks Helen
Helen2 (bowban@sirius.com)
USA - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 17:42:06 (EDT)
EVERYONE GO READ MY STORY with BOWIEMANIAC!!! P.S. In this part I make another appearence!
SARA
USA - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 17:37:23 (EDT)
Hi folks. The 25th anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust album is June 6th - so I'm excited. This is a quick note to let you know whats new at The Ziggy Stardust Companion WWW site. If you do nothing else - take a look at the Picture of the Month . It's a beauty! Regards
Mike Harvey (100353.1553@compuserve.com)
- Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 17:27:27 (EDT)
Hy Bowiefans from all over the World. Just waiting for 8th July when DB will sing in my city. Great. At least He's located where I live.
Teo (m.damiani@intelligenza.it)
the Mind-Warp Pavillon, - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 16:41:10 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

The next part of mine + Sara's story is up. Enjoy......*still more to come*

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 07:46:08 (EDT)
I'm not really David Bowie greatest fan, but I admire his work through all those years. I'm very happy that I will see David in Zagreb on July 1st, 1997.
Danijela (Danijela.Lovrecic@hck.hr)
Zagreb, Croatia - Thursday, June 05, 1997 at 03:02:11 (EDT)
Weeeee .... what I pleasant surprise I got watching Rosie today. I knew the last time he was on he taped an extra song to be aired later, but who knew exactly when they were going to show it! So, I had a nice surprise! David rocked with Dead Man Walking, although a little slip-up on the lyrics, but hey, that's our David for ya! (Did I write those lyrics or what)
Mary H. (MH6906@aol.com)
USA - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 21:28:25 (EDT)
Hey! I've been away for a while, but I found a bit-o-trivia out on the site updates page. Bowie's debut album was released on the exact day I was born---to the year. Cool, huh. That explains why I'm the way I am!
Sorrow (sorrow@jps.net)
USA - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 21:17:49 (EDT)
Hi guys. Just to let you know, albeit late, that today on Rosie they played Bowie doing Dead Man Walking. It was a really good version, better than the Letterman version, but, David was screwing up lyrics alot. That's ok, it was a good performance. The only reason I found was a friend told me last minute that he was going to be on. Sorry to all of those who missed it.
James Money (jwolfe@goucher.edu)
Baltimore, MD USA - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 18:16:17 (EDT)
Oh and I forgot Noam - "O Superman" is a minimlist song by Laurie Anderson off her album BIG SCIENCE (1983?) - It was a sort of a surprise/novelty hit at the time and is just her voice going ah ah ah ah Oh Superman...oh mum and dad...ah ah ah ah (V Cool) BUT the best one for me on that album was "Walking and Falling". I've not heard Gail sing Oh Superman but it would be right up her alley in terms of her vocal range/ability.
SM
- Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 18:07:58 (EDT)
"Is it any wonder - I'll reject you first..." Fame
SM
- Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 17:10:07 (EDT)
What is this O Superman song, and what's the Is It Any Wonder stuff?
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 16:12:28 (EDT)
I'm going to check out the london gigs reviews, and then come here and say WOW!
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 15:46:49 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

One of my friend's from school, his mummy works at Virgin Records {I could've got Earthling for free...} and she sent me this BEAUTIFUL Bowie Pic :) {He must be one of the ones who goes home and complains to his parents about me ;)} I guess people aren't all that bad.....

Sara...you know what. :d

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 13:29:25 (EDT)
RE: All I can say is that it would not be in his best interest if Bowie covered an Elvis song. How more utterly and completely american can one get. The utmost tackiness in the extreme. I shudder and cringe at the thought. Please stay European. Do not try to imitiate americans to get their favour. I much more enjoy when David makes fun of them!!!! - Madam Sand **** Why Madam Sand!!!! Your bigotry is showing! Isn't that unbecoming a Canadian? Substitute the word Canadian for American in your post and see how you like being categorized! After all, arent Canadians just like Americans? :) I don't like the idea of Bowie doing an Elvis thing either, but it has nothing to so with being "tacky American." It has more to do with the proposed lineup of other artists and the pointlessness of an Elvis tribute at this stage in Bowie's career. You don't have to lower yourself to insults or (should I say?) elevate yourself above others to make your point....I know Americans like to be deliberately insulting (right?), but surely as a Canadian you are above that sort of thing???? By the way, heard any good Newfie or Paki jokes lately??
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 13:29:19 (EDT)
Either I don't get it or you don't. What's the problem if David does an Elvis song? He's done a Johnny Mathis song once and everybody loved it. Of course, if he had asked his fans about it before doing it, everyone would have said "DON'T".
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS BRAZIL - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 11:25:02 (EDT)
Hello everyone! I haven't been on this page in a long time, but I just had to mention something. I went to the U2 concert on Sunday and saw something very interesting. On the big screen behind them, at one point in the concert, they had pictures up of all famous, DEAD rock stars. And Bowie, as Aladdin Sane was up there! I'm not sure what they were trying to say, but it bothered me a little. Does anyone have an idea of why they might have had Bowie up there?
Judy (parthurs@aol.com)
NJ USA - Wednesday, June 04, 1997 at 00:35:16 (EDT)
BowieManiac~~ I just sent you the next part of our story, and now you have the responsibility of figuring out what will happen next!! HA HA HA *evil smile*!!
SARA
USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 22:11:31 (EDT)
Greetings, Earthlings.

Aw, spent all the afternoon typing {carpal tunnel mwahahahahaaa!!!}. So now my page is all nice and pretty and updated...my new poem, me + NicoLeah's story + SM's story. :)

The wallpaper still doesn't work. *flaa*

Loves

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~
Lucky me, FreeNets don't get messed up HTML...or any, for that matter...

BowieManiac (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 20:18:56 (EDT)
All I can say is that it would not be in his best interest if Bowie covered an Elvis song. How more utterly and completely american can one get. The utmost tackiness in the extreme. I shudder and cringe at the thought. Please stay European. Do not try to imitiate americans to get their favour. I much more enjoy when David makes fun of them!!!!
Madame Sand
Canada - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 18:56:34 (EDT)
My choice for David's covering an Elvis song would be 'Don't' and David would HAVE to do it in his sexy lower register voice. David CAN be a crooner when he wants to be. Yessss!
ilsa (jsands@miworld.net)
RanchoMilagro, MD USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 18:04:10 (EDT)
Well, it seems to be fixed now...HURRAY! That's why I never use HTML anymore
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
The land of no HTML codes, USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 16:32:39 (EDT)
NOW how the hell are we suppose to read all of the messages when they are exploded onto the screen like this. I hate the huge type style. Hope everyone enjoys the show tonight. he he hello to ALYS, Frip, Susi, Aquaria and Earthling.
ALadNSane (werfaml;y@midwest.net)
ANY, IL USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 16:16:39 (EDT)

Ok, I come back for once in weeks, and somebody sets the font to giant and red.... LEARN HTML if you wanna play......


Gecko
USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 10:58:46 (EDT)
My God, what's happened to the page? And that's 25 days for me, Mystaya;-)
Bewlay (Sven-Petter.Ness@iu.hioslo.no)
Norge - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 09:00:56 (EDT)
ONLY 10 DAYS AND THE DUKE IS HERE IN MY HOMETOWN.......GEE THATS GREAT GIMMY THAT AGAIN CONSTANCE..... DANN SIND WIR HELDEN FÜR EINEN TAG............
MYSTAYA (MYSTAYA@rocketmail.com //or//mystycloud@hotmail.com)
GERMANY - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 08:33:59 (EDT)
Saw Bowie on Jack Doherty last night, looking very relaxed. Did a great version of "Scary Monsters",with a mouse playing guitar !
kevin
Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 08:24:58 (EDT)
David, see you at the `Out in Green' - festival playing together with Prodigy ...
Guru (pmetzler@g26.ethz.ch)
Zuerich, CH - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 05:34:42 (EDT)
AUSTRALASIA AWAITS YOU DAVID!!
Mad Nipple
Somewhere not a a Bowie gig. - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 04:20:52 (EDT)
AUSTRALASIA AWAITS YOU DAVID!!
Mad Nipple
- Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 04:20:10 (EDT)
I just checked out the first of the comments about the London gig. Sounds like it was an absolute stomper of a show!!! If anyone else wants to see these comments it's at the June 2 link on the home page.
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, NZ - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 04:16:44 (EDT)
i was there - it was fantastic - nuff said
sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 03:59:39 (EDT)
News Crankin' Out! #5:::: For those of you who are wondering, issue no. 5 is already out and I got my copy today. Lots of great stuff and DB artwork.
Trinia del Rosario (vesadd@skyinet.net)
Manila, Philippines - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 00:32:20 (EDT)
Just a small comment...WOOHOO!! I got 5 out of 5 on the new "difficult" version of the quote contest!!...okay, just wanted to say that, thank you and goodnight.
SARA
USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 00:13:16 (EDT)
Just a small question...Evan, why do you feel the need to write "Evan Torrie" after an entry? Like we wouldn't know who just plain "Evan" was :-)
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 00:06:01 (EDT)
Ramona, a first somewhat rough setlist is available for the London gig. Also, see the comments in the Concert comments section as well...
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 22:14:08 (EDT)
Hi! Noam, I don't think that as many people here respect Bowie as they do where you live. ...I don't know why, but I wish I did.
Canada's voting was today...the Liberals are winning so far...hmmmm...

Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, the Reform City (perhaps), Canada, the likely Liberal stronghold - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 22:12:34 (EDT)
Lucky me, I'm about to start 15 weeks worth of summer school classes in about 15 minutes (almost 2.45 hours twice a week). I don't know about anybody else, but if Prince David's going to do the Elvis thing, I want him to do it with real style. My pick would have to be (Hunka Hunka) Burning Love. That song just about says it all. Or, you could always have him do the *laughing* version of Are You Lonesome Tonight? I'd even be up for Golden Years. Jenn, I know what you meant; nobody I know likes them either (it's one of the many ways in which I can ensure that I always frighten the hell out of my friends). By my calculations, the first London show should be over by now? Anybody care to tell the rest of us how it went?
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 21:16:08 (EDT)
Sunsinner: It was a clean kill and I ensured that you did not suffer needlessly...I thought of a ritual art murder but it was too messey...LOVE on YAH...
SM
- Monday, June 02, 1997 at 20:59:45 (EDT)
SM, having followed your advice _not_ to read your 'Retirement Story' I've just found out that I've been rather unceremoniously shot!! By a .38 no less. I would have much preferred a .44, but what offends me the most is that you didn't even give me the chance to _suck_ on that gun before doing away with me. A poor boy can only take so much public humiliation.
SunSinner
Winterland, - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 20:50:16 (EDT)
I really don't know about you, Alys and BowieManiac. Over here Bowie is considered as a respected singer, even by people who don't really love him. Most people my age don't say anything nasty when I say I like him. And there are people that really do love him. My friends sure don't say anything bad about it. And what's this about phoenix? NO!!! I want to be there? Where is the alternative location?? I hope it's close to London. Darn it.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 16:15:29 (EDT)
Ken Scott's a mystery man?? I know that before he produced Bowie he worked with George Martin (and others) on the Beatles Sgt. Pepper and the White Album....just in case anyone cares.
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 14:06:45 (EDT)
Hi JeanMarie, I just found this article about the Phoenix Festival on Cybersleaze: SPEAKING OF BRIT SUMMER FESTIVALS... It seems that the organizers of the PHOENIX FESTIVAL were recently dealt a rather nasty blow by the councillors in Stratford-upon-Avon. It seems that the local government have granted a license for the event, which will run from July 17-20, but they refuse to increase the capacity to above 35,000. Festival organiser MELVYN BENN is reportedly appealing against the decision and has made alternative plans to switch the location of the event if necessary. The massive four-day festival is set to feature headlining performances from JAMIROQUAI, THE CHARLATANS, BLACK GRAPE, DAVID BOWIE, SPIRITULAIZED, SINEAD O'CONNER and ISSAC HAYES. He explains, "We hope we can overturn the decision but we have an alternative site available. It seems wrong that 40 local people, all over 45, can make decisions like this." Last year Benn's TRIBAL GATHERING '96 was forced to chance sites from Utmoor Park in Oxfordshire to Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, due to licensing problems. Lame.
Helen2
USA - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 13:02:33 (EDT)
My vote on Elvis covers would be "Anyway You Want Me (That's How I'll Be)" or "One-Sided Love Affair" for the 50s era... 60s would have to be "Viva Las Vegas," (Gail can take the Ann-Margret part) I can't comment on the 70s- Elvis was covering his own songs by then, a parody of himself.

At least the other January 8th boy isn't going out wearing rhinestone covered bellbottoms and performing at lounge clubs...yet!! I'll be the first one in line when that happens.
Tura (slw@interport.net)
New York, NY USA - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 13:00:36 (EDT)


Don't give everyone a heart-attack, JM.
Petter (Sven-Petter.Ness@iu.hioslo.no)
Norge - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 09:01:48 (EDT)
Has anyone else heard the rumour that the Phoenix Festival might be cancelled ?!!!!!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 08:59:23 (EDT)
Earthling: Scary as the thought may be, there might actually be some truth to the Elvis-thing. After all, David has confessed to be an admirer of Elvis. And, as we know, they were both born on January 8 (scary, eh?).
Petter (Sven-Petter.Ness@iu.hioslo.no)
Norge - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 08:54:48 (EDT)
I know it's going over old ground but a small item in the June issue of record collector- David Bowie's extensive catalogue, covering the years 1969-1990 has returned to EMI. it's not a licensing deal: the label owns the masters outright. ...... According to an EMI statement: "An extensive programme of catalogue activity is planned that will include the release of a wealth of previously unissued material, as well as the restoring and remastering of original masters." ......Whispers have it that Bowie is acting as unofficial consultant, though it is believed that all final decisions are down to the label.!!!!!!! Hmmmmm, the vultures are coming home to roost. Also there is a mention of the early Deram work now a 27 track single CD. They say the only rarity will be Chig-a-ling. There is also a short bit on the stones new album, with Don Was twiddling, apparently Charlie has been "doing all these strange drum tracks. It's the wildest music I've ever heard come from Charlie, all these overdubs...." Hmmm drums and overdubs, sounds like something I've heard before. Also there is a short bit on Micks memorial in Hull in August, I know everyone will want to be there.
Steve (stevesam@mpx.com.au)
Home of the mardi gras, - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 07:18:30 (EDT)
Whoops Evan spankman!! It's KEN Scott not Keith :) Well it's a toughie vote for me anyway. Ken Scott or Tony Visconti....I guess one needs to know what it is exactly that a producer of records does. Are they in charge of things like making sure the sound quality is all the same and making sure everything is mixed properly? Do they organise the musicians and then simply press record, (I feel so naive about these things). Well in the end I chose Visconti, because the albums he actually produced were texturally more aesthetic than Ken's but only just. I think Ken Scott is a bit of a mystery man, little is known about him except that he was the engineer on the early Visconti produced Bowie albums. Can anyone tell that I'm bored?
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, Vibratorland - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 07:17:21 (EDT)
I agree with you Petter....I get a little bit annoyed when ignorant reporters say that Eno produced the Berlin triology....I'm one of those people who like to give credit where credit's due, and so why do alot of people not realise it was Tony Visconti who did the production? Actually, I just received a video of the lorely concert last year...and David finally corrected the reporter.."it was Tony Visconti". On a different note...I saw a week ago in some recent magazine that Bowie is still going to be one of the performers at the Elvis Presley Tribute on August 16th, performing an Elvis song no doubt. Hmmmm, I'm trying to imagine the best Elvis song suitable for David....I can't imagine any of the early songs, but maybe, In The Ghetto or Suspiscious Minds or Can;t Help Falling In Love With You......I'm scared.
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, NZ - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 07:00:21 (EDT)
DENNIS - Thanks for pointing out the JD repeat !!! I got it just in time !!! We STILL don't get C5 here in Falkirk - but I believe I can now pick it up on Sky !!! Just to whet my appetite for tomorrow !!!!!!! Only ONE day to go ..........
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 03:59:05 (EDT)
This week's vote: Could it really be anyone else than Tony Visconti? Not just because he's David's most used producer, but because he covered the period many think was his best (1975 - 1980). And, it always annoys me when people - particulary the press - refer to Low, "Heroes", Lodger as Eno-produced albums. After all, they are not - and Visconti did such brilliant work on them!
Petter (Sven-Petter.Ness@iu.hioslo.no)
Norge - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 02:35:26 (EDT)
BowieManiac, people like that are everywhere....you just have to get used to it. I know what it's like, because 99% of the people at my school either a) have no idea who Bowie is; or b) think he's some "weird faggot". I've given up talking about Bowie at school, unless it's to a friend of mine who is a huge fan of NIN, and likes Bowie now, after the tour. Otherwise, I don't talk about Bowie with hardly anyone. That's why I love the internet so much. The majority of the Bowie fans I know are on the 'net. Anyways, there's my two cents :-)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 23:29:52 (EDT)
BowieManiac...I used to have that same problem with my friends. When people are a certain age, they think that everything that is not generally accepted sucks. Most of this goes on in junior high school, I think, because once I got into highschool the fact that I liked the Beatles and Bowie didn't seem to matter much. I don't know...maybe this is because now that I've gone through years of torture from being a "Beatles-freak" from the time I was seven, I've learned to hide all of my obsessions from people I know would make fun of me. I no longer find myself discussing Bowie or the Beatles to my school friends who I know wouldn't understand. They're not worth it, because they don't really care....it's sort of just become "Sara's thing", you know, "Oh, she likes Bowie"...some people just say "Well, Labyrinth was pretty cool" but most people just say "Oh, okay" and move on. It's like it's not worth making fun of it anymore, cause everyone would like to think they've outgrown that by now, and anyways, these days it's kind of considered "cool" to be "different" and like music that you're parents once listened to. It was alot harder a few years back...when New Kids and M.C. Hammer ruled the airwaves. In some ways, I feel like we've come a long way......
SARA (sel.lubbi.beatles@worldnet.att.net)
USA - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 22:32:50 (EDT)
Re: Mick Jagger - "My brothers back at home with his Beatles and his Stones, I never got off on that revolution stuff, too many snags...." IMHO Bowie is Goats head and shoulders above Mick Jagger, but in saying that who isn't below the Man?
SM
- Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 21:24:30 (EDT)
Dear BowieManiac - you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink :-) Sure - you can post my story on your page - I'm flattered - you can even remove anything you don't like - like the art-murder of Baby Sunsinner :-) Rock on BowieManiac we love you...
SM
- Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 21:19:57 (EDT)
Ramona--I'm on the front end of that age group and I have no problem with the Stones(though I'm not a huge fan) but the MAJORITY of people I know in that age group have a totally opposite opinion than me--they can't stand them-blah blah blah.I didn't say ALL people that age hated them....
Jenn (DBBSZig@aol.com)
Philly, Flyer's Rule! - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 21:05:46 (EDT)
People suck.

I went to the dance today, at school...and I had the DJguy play "I Want You", "Golden Years" {I told him, "Play something from ChangesBowie...I don't care what" ;)} "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" and "Tall Cool One". And everytone hated it..me......mostly Golden Years. *sniffle* So I spent most of the 3 hours sitting. *sniff* *sob*

~^~^~*BowieManiac*~^~^~
The spleen is in the kitchen!

BowieManiac *sad* (bowiemaniac@hotmail.com)
MARS, happy nation - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 19:24:53 (EDT)
Has anyone seen any sign of intellegent life? I can't seem to find my brain today! *SOB* i only wish i could think striaght. Oh, um, er,~~~ DAMN~~~ what was i going to say? Oh, yeah! I read somethin about savage garden a bit ago. I have there single"I Want You" It's ok, but it cost me 7 damn dollars! but i also got 2 new david cd's! that brings me up to 17 david cd's total and 43 cd's *evil grin* (I LOVE CD'S)this month! Oh well Smile, Jenstardust
Jenstardust (Jenfoo83@aol.com)
Mars of course, - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 17:50:02 (EDT)
Oh Scrummager, is that all that Fripp's "Tight Scrummy" refers to? I was expecting something a little more elaborate than that.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SF, CA USA - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 15:52:02 (EDT)
Hello everybody! I just want to say one thing. Mick Jagger ain't no David Bowie. In fact, in my opinion, Jagger wishes he was David Bowie!
Bruce (swami@ilinks.net)
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 15:33:58 (EDT)
Tura, it's easy to see you've never had your head up someone's arse while having your ears turned to cauliflower in a tough forward battle.
Old rugby players never die, they just keep on rucking

The Scrummager
New Zealand - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 11:01:31 (EDT)
Found a review in Time Out London about the shows Monday and Tuesday. Nice lil blurb, but if you want to read it, you have to register (for free) at the site www.timeout.co.uk Then go into London music listings, etc. And I assume 'scrum' means begging or something?
Tura
New York, NY USA - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 10:00:12 (EDT)
Someone was asking about how to get to my homepage "Stranger's When We Meet". Evan has a link to it on his "LINKS" page and the address is http://people.enternet.com.au/~bowie/ This page has been recently updated with a new background and some surprises. Let me know what you think?
Bruce (bowie@enternet.com.au)
Sydney, Australia - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 05:05:17 (EDT)
Congratulations to everyone that has had Earthling dates annoucned in their city or country (especially Ido from Israel; are you happy or what?) Let's just hope that Australia gets added to that list real soon. For all those that asked - the dog is a long haired chihuahua and not a poodle. Thanks for your concern.
Bruce. (bowie@enternet.com.au)
Sydney, Australia. - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 04:16:30 (EDT)
My precedent apparition on this page was maybe excessive, but i'm so obsessed with Bowie u know......and this one is going to be as much i think....The recent bowie style change is actually great, but tunes like dead man walking are just too dance, and not much inovative.....I sincerely hope he will not end doing dance music only, like revamped old hits in dance version, but mix this style with many others, as this is what he has always been the best at. If he ends up like a spice girl or something, i think i may kill him in my mind before killing my mind.......
Carlitos (carlito@lino.com)
Amos, CANADA - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 01:13:28 (EDT)
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