Teenage Wildlife Guestbook August 1997

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i am deeply saddened by the premature death of such a great woman. her work constantly brought light to serious situations and causes which deserved the attention she got for them. although her personal life constantly bordered on the tragic, she always kept a stiff upper lip and remained dedicated to those needing her attention. she was the epitome of elegance in every aspect of her life and i for one will miss her terribly.
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 23:48:52 (EDT)
I'm glad to see that such respect is given to Diana.....unlike some of those US TV stations.....
Helen, I too am more upset than I thought I would be.....

Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 23:29:37 (EDT)
Darkness falls across the land as yet another beautifully blazing candle has been extinguished... Diana's memory will continue to inspire, as her life did, and shall never die... she walks with angels.
Darkness fell also right here in Blacksburg last night, as a man walked into Arnold's, a fave restaurant about two blocks from my dorm, and emptied his gun into another man enjoying a drink... what a dark and morose time has come.

Gec/Aq (gcatterf@vt.edu)
Blacksburg, VA USA - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 22:22:04 (EDT)
Lighting a candle for the Lady Diana...
Frippertronic
- Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 21:57:35 (EDT)
I should have known db fans would show such respect.....I am proud of you. Goodnight Diana......sweet dreams.
Girl with the Mousy Hair (june02@globalnet.co.uk)
Scotland - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 19:21:34 (EDT)
God Bless Princess Diana...may she finally find peace.
'lectriceye
USA - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 17:35:46 (EDT)
Saddness falls over the world with a sinister edge...
Tin Kahn
USA - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 15:10:38 (EDT)
Kali, me? Have a cell phone? I can barely afford rent! But on a serious note, the loss of Princess Di is indeed tragic. I couldn't believe my ears when I heard last night. I don't care about scandals, and I don't care about her crappy marriage. All that matters is that this world has lost a wonderful woman, and like a reporter-friend said last night, "it's like a greek tragedy times three."
Josie (jjones00@thunder.ocis.temple.edu)
USA - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 10:05:00 (EDT)
Thank you, Kali. I must admit I am very upset about this, more so that I thought I would be. It is a very tragic loss.
Helen2
USA - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 01:50:42 (EDT)
To all of my British friends: I just want to express my deepest sympathy at the tragic loss of your Princess of Wales.
Mark F. (aka Kali) (kaliman@Prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 00:56:11 (EDT)
AIMEE, no, I'm not coming to the Toronto shows....I wish I could, but I can't afford it....why don't you come to the Vancouver show??? ;-)

Now, on quite a sad note, I just heard on the news that Princess Diana has died in a car accident in France......R.I.P.
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 00:08:12 (EDT)


I LOVE BOWIE....THIS IS A GREAT PAGE....I RESPECT BOWIE BECAUSE ALL HE EVER TRIED TO BE WAS HIMSELF...I THINK WHO EVER SAYS DDIFERENTLY ISN'T IN THEIR RIGHT MIND.
LONGO (PINHEAD670@AOL.COM)
NY USA - Saturday, August 30, 1997 at 20:17:20 (EDT)
Josie...that's why they invented CELL PHONES. Take it with you! I'm *sure* your prof will understand =;->
Kali (Kaliman@Prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Saturday, August 30, 1997 at 19:38:19 (EDT)
Dammit Electric Factory! Don't you know that SOME people have CLASS Friday morning?????? Geez!
Josie
Philly really, really soon, USA - Saturday, August 30, 1997 at 19:25:40 (EDT)
In the most unlikly event that someone tried to email me something, please mail again - I had a little mail crash. And from now on I'll probably be here only at weekends, since I am moving to a kibutz.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Saturday, August 30, 1997 at 17:15:51 (EDT)
jj, who watches watchers watching watchers watching watchers?
kk
USA - Saturday, August 30, 1997 at 10:16:51 (EDT)
I've seen a lot of changes and bye far david bowie is still at he top . I've been there from the beginning of his carerr and he still hasn't lost what it takes to write and play good music. Go Ziggy
joel bennett (jbennet@mindspring.com)
USA - Saturday, August 30, 1997 at 08:43:58 (EDT)
Haven't been able to get the 7YIT single yet! How frustrating. Yesterday I went to four different big shops. Darn!!! And one more thing - is there any clip to the song, playing in MTV or something? I haven't heard of any. Pitty.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 21:38:48 (EDT)
Ilsa - Please send picture - now
Clive
USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 20:07:48 (EDT)
Who is this shithead who calls himself Jim From Valley Forge?
jj
USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 18:02:24 (EDT)
You've been missed, GayJames! Looking forward to seeing you in the chat room again!
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 17:18:58 (EDT)
Hooray!!! I had convinced myself that the second Philly show was a pipe dream!
Briton (BritRothrock@juno.com)
VA USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 15:06:09 (EDT)
Ooooh, Mlle. Foo and co, have a chocolate shake and fries for me at Sparky's! The decor is pretty tacky though- gotta love those "film" prints they've got there. Mebbe we can get the print shop next door to put up a 'specially made poster of Corbijn's picture of Bowie in "The Elephant Man," loincloth and all. Mmmmm.
Tura
NY, NY USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 14:19:17 (EDT)
Labor Day is upcoming...no school for three days! Oh, fellows, I'm sorry I haven't been in the chatroom recently.
GayJames (jwillms3@memphis.edu)
Memphis, TN USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 14:12:26 (EDT)
Well, this didn't work the first time... I was wondering if anyone wanted to have a post show party after the show at the Warfield in SF on the 9th or 15th. Maybe we could all take over Sparky's on Church and Market (open 24 hours, and has great milkshakes). ta
marianne harper (mllefoo@dewlap.com)
san joser, ca USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 13:13:14 (EDT)
Hallo Tara! While cleaning up my harddisc I deleted your address!
Gilly (gilly@metronet.de)
Germany - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 12:48:54 (EDT)
Hey Ilsa! Just heard the second show is on for Philly... Will you call me in sick for work for a coupla daze? I don't think I can wait until the 12th... Good morning everyone!
KelMar (kmm@gcnet.net)
Deep Crick, Md USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 09:20:32 (EDT)
am i the only person who has a copy of Rarestonebowie that doesn't have the secret track at the begginning ??? If there is anybody out there who hasn't downloaded or bought a copy of the acoustic Dead Man Walking, do. It's rather worthwhile. Anyone got any good interpretations of the cover of Never Let Me Down ? I always thought that it was a bit of a look back over a few things family related. Good to see the union jack making an early appearance.
christian (attfield@hotmail.com)
sydney, australia - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 09:15:50 (EDT)
YES !!! A big square flat package has just arrived for me today (according to my mum !) MUST be the 12" of V 2 Schneider !!! I was starting to get worried I wouldn't get a copy !!! For those of you in the US still to see this - you'll soon understand why I was so desperate to get it !!!!! TRINIA - WHERE ARE YOU ????????
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 07:36:48 (EDT)
Sunday 31/08 at 22:30 CET on german tv-channel BR (Bayrischer Rundfunk)
"Changes - Bowie at 50"

English documentary (1997)

Reinhold
Bochum, Germany - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 05:22:39 (EDT)
HEJ THERE! COME TO GERMANY !?
Isabel H. (Haven`t got one !)
Åbenrå, ? DK - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 02:43:18 (EDT)
Josie, I got a call from my local record store, they just got the 7 Year single in, (Mandarin version) I have not picked it up yet, but it has been released. They told me it is very limited, I'll know more soon.
Rex Leetham (rexl@xmission)
SLC, ut USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 00:20:41 (EDT)
Stoli Bolli is a really cool drink...when you're chatting. Come to the chat right now and find out why.
Bartender
- Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 16:26:46 (EDT)
Tura, let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that Bowie reads the Guardian rather than The Sun. It would upset me deeply if Bowie looked at those page 3 girls over his coffee every morning.
snob
USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 14:58:31 (EDT)
ALYS -- are you coming in for the Toronto shows?? I'm so psyched for that...the most recent setlists posted have been awesome! Has anyone heard anything about tickets for RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL?
aimee (aimnrob@juno.com)
USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 14:39:10 (EDT)
Hallo all!!! OK, I've got the just-arrived exclusive info from the EFC mailing list: Second Philly show goes on sale Sept. 5. No word on what time. and no info at their web page or info lines yet. Will post more as I find out!!! Get that plastic ready!!

As for the hidden track on RarestOne, first of all it's not a song, it's an old advertisement promo thing. But if you must hear it, are you using the reverse track button, rather than the rewind button? Just a thought, I'm sure you've tried that :-)
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 14:35:23 (EDT)


Halloooooo out there! *hears echo* For anyone who may be privvy, does Bowie own any property in D.C.? I need to know, because I may have an idea as to where My Leige will rest his weary bones! If there IS anyone out there, that is... Or am I just talking to myself again?
KelMar (kmm@gcnet.net)
Deep Crap Lake, md USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 12:31:56 (EDT)
KelMar - You also might want to try the Message Board always someone is always floating around on it. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge (shannonj@mds.lmco.com)
VF, USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 10:52:24 (EDT)
All I have to say is that the second Philly show had better go on sale soon, or else I'm going to go nuts and max out my credit card somewhere else...One question! Does anyone know when or if the Seven Years single will be released in the U.S.?
Josie (wrjones@InfoAve.Net)
SC USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 10:01:35 (EDT)
I think you can play silence, just ask Simon and Garfunkel. "The Sounds of Silence." Maybe that's what they meant... Looking for hidden trax to be an anally retentive completist. ;-).
KelMar (kmm@gcnet.net)
DCL, Md USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 09:45:42 (EDT)
Hey Kids! I brought my shovel and pail to the sandbox today. Where is everybody? The forums are dead, and not many peeps here! Hallo.... is anybody out there? Is it October 12th yet? Thanks for the welcome Ilsa, I'll see you on the sixth.. we'll smoke too much and swear like sailors! :p Oy vey, baby.
KelMar (kmm@gcnet.net)
Deep Creek Lake, Md USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 09:43:35 (EDT)
am i the only person that doesn't have the hidden track at the beggining of rarestonebowie ??? I can rewind to minus 35 seconds but all that plays is silence. If you can play silence that is. Yes i have tried different cd players. No i am not an imbecile. Am i missing anything other than that certain thrill an anally retentive completist gets when putting in the final peice of the jigsaw. It's late at night here and i am tired and rambley of mouth. Look foward to your comments pop kids. christian
christian (attfield@hotmail.com)
sydney, australia - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 09:35:29 (EDT)
who is opening for db on this tour (Sorry, I'm a little out of touch)
-=Z.=- (vulgar@netlabs.net)
nj USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 01:17:55 (EDT)
ONE WEEK AND FOUR DAYS ! ! !
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 21:37:42 (EDT)
Welcome to the guestbook KelMar!! Glad to see you posting at last! PHILLY FANS: I just looked at Electric Factory's site and they now have the following listed under Bowie: "8:30 p.m.Oct. 3 (& 4) stay tuned", so an announcement about ticket sales for the second show looks imminent! Woohoo!!
Ilsa (jsands@miworld.net)
the burg, MD USA - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 16:31:16 (EDT)
FYI: a bunch of us are meeting at the Best Western On 6th street before the show, if you want the information, just e-mail me and I'll send you a map... It's only about one block for the ballroom, and we could have such fun!!!
KelMar (kmm@gcnet.net)
Deep Freakin Creek, Md USA - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 15:51:23 (EDT)
Hey KelMar - Keep an eye on the Teenage Wildlife board because a number of us goon squad'ers are going to the DC show. Such as GWTMH, Electric Blue, Tara, Hel Gilly, the list goes on and on. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge (shannonj@mds.lmco.com)
VF, USA - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 15:47:43 (EDT)
I would probably have a better chance if I didn't have such an itchy trigger finger, huh? :-p
KelMar (kmm@gcnet.net)
Deep Creek Lake, Md USA - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 15:22:07 (EDT)
Hey kids! This looks like fun... Can I play in your sandbox?! If it makes any difference, I got my tix to D.C., and I hate Noel G....Puhleeze can I be a member of the goon squad?
KelMar (kmm@gcnet.net)
Deep Creek Lake, Md USA - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 15:11:37 (EDT)
Hey kids! This looks like fun... Can I play in your sandbox?! If it makes any difference, I got my tix to D.C., and I hate Noel G....Puhleeze can I be a member of the goon squad?
KelMar (kmm@gcnet.net)
Deep Creek Lake, Md USA - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 15:10:55 (EDT)
Ive just heard something relevant to my previous comment- 'Stand By Me' is to be the next Oasis single, released 22 Sep in UK. Perhaps we should mass-email Radio 1 daring them to play this back-to-back with 'All the Young Dudes'!
Keith
UK - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 09:06:01 (EDT)
Jim from Valley Forge- Yes 'Stand By Me' on the new Oasis album most definitely has a riff from ATYD running through it. There's nothing new in Oasis using riffs from old songs though- they see it more of a tribute than nicking something. Post Modernism eh? On a completely different subject, any casual radio listener, TV viewer or reader of the music press in Britain, would not even be aware that David has a new single out. I have not heard it mentioned on Radio 1, let alone played. I havn't noticed it being reviewed in NME or MM or anywhere else. Some people might think the lack of airtime is down to some political reason ie not upsetting the Chinese, but I doubt that because, after all, it was played a lot in Hong Kong.
Keith
UK - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 08:05:19 (EDT)
Golden Years,da da da,Go oh oh.........Yes Davie's lining his coffers yet again up here in the great white north. I'm sitting peacefully about to watch the evening news and from the TV I hear our pal Davie singing Golden Years. I look up and it's a commercial for the Toronto Dominion Bank, advertising their new TD Select "Gold" Visa card. Golden Years, golden years wah wah wah........
Chaz (charlad@intergate.bc.ca)
Vancouver, B.C. - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 22:48:31 (EDT)
So now US Vogue is even namedropping. "Tom Ford [Gucci designer] is moving across the channel to London's trendy Chelsea neighborhood. He's recently purchased a row house right across the street from David Bowie." Wow, that lucky Tom Ford! Will his legs quiver when he sees David in the morning getting his newspaper ("The Sun," right?) Will he offer a year's supply of low slung velvet pants with a big "G" on the buckle to his new neighbor? (Somebody slap me before my fashion fantasies get too out of control).
Tura
New is Bowie REALLY going to play here York, NY USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 22:42:34 (EDT)
Hey guys! Great Page! Hope it's cool I've linked your page to mine! Check it out: http://www.angelfire.com/pa/blackpromises Keep up the good work, Bowie fans write if you want!
Lori Burton (blackmag@hotmail.com)
Pittsburgh,, PA USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 17:18:50 (EDT)
Ok, whats the flap going on with Noel G. of Oasis because the riff of "Stand By Me" sounds like Bowie's "All the Young Dudes"??? Has anyone heard about this?? Or heard the song in question? Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 16:20:51 (EDT)
i HAVE BEEN FLYING, SEEING, bOWIE IN eNGLAND dUBLIN, IF i WERE TO BLEED. i AM SOON GOING TO dETROIT SHOWS. i WILL BE A SATELITE. i AM CURRENTLY IN A LIBRARY WITH NO e-MAIL. i WONDER HOW HELEN IS HER PHONE IS ALWAYS BUSY?
ANGELMAN
USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 16:17:46 (EDT)
Four shows at SF?? You should be ashamed!!!! Why not lending us just one? That's all I'm asking for.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 15:30:00 (EDT)
Rumour of a possible (possible) fourth show in SF...what have I done to deserve this?! Ooh, I've just about creamed my (oops, sorry Robot).

Helen2, you know the hills have eyes around here. Nothing you do goes unnoticed. It seems as if my *look at me* t-shirt is out of commission, so I'll have to wear my oh so cheesy Disneyland nametag. And as for conversation during the show, well, it'll be pretty much nonexistant (unless you can count "woo-hoo Dave, SHAKE IT!").

You mean to tell me that that's not Davey's One-Eyed Boy From Freecloud on TMWFTE? Well, if that's the case, then hello Fripper!
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Strike FOUR!, CA USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 14:01:06 (EDT)


Well, well, well.....Feef......just checked my messages.....was in NC when you called.....sorry hon....can't afford it right now......I need rent....well, let me know about the 10/4 show......Love you all....Hi, Gran and Patti
Mattie P. (mprincip@thunder.temple.edu)
Philly, pa USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 12:48:54 (EDT)
Why Fripp, I didn't know you were in movies! Was that you, too, in that opening scene in Ridicule??? =;-> Kali
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 12:28:20 (EDT)
"Ooh, I just love success!" Thank you, JeanMarie! Some new photos are on their way. BTW, I'm an Aquarius.
Gilly
- Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 12:16:42 (EDT)

id me and you're punked up

Annihilation Man
- Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 12:07:19 (EDT)
Ah come on everyone - you know I'm just kidding about the English !!!!! BTW - David DID say the Scots were the master race - I have the proof on video !!!!! :-) Hel2 - you're accent is ALREADY disguised !!!!!!!! Looking forward to those photos !!! I wish I could come to SF - four SHOWS - life just isn't fair !!!!
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 06:28:14 (EDT)
Well, I always did think Elton John was a prick...and I mean that, I'm not syaing that because I like Bowie....here's one from Sleaze: ELTON JOHN knows what's good for him - unlike his aging pop rival DAVID BOWIE. Both men are 50 - but whereas Bowie tries to stay contemporary by using drum 'n' bass beats on his new album EARTHLING, rival rocker John has vowed to stick at what he knows best. And the bitchy I'M STILL STANDING star reckons Bowie would be well advised to do the same. He says, "I love THE PRODIGY and all the new electronic stuff, but I wouldn't know where to start basically." As for drum 'n' bass, John says, "We'll leave that to Bowie. I don't think he's very good at it but at least he's having a go, I suppose. Odd person, I think." Oooh… Cat fight. Really Elton, I thought you were above pot shots.
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, Give-us Bowie-Tour-before-we-fall-to-pieces-land - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 05:02:34 (EDT)
just wondering if any one knew that when david first started to see angie he was still stuck on his beloved ex:hermoine. most of the songs on space oddity were about or for her, and when the uk aired the trip to the moon in 69 they used space oddity as backing music, which for some strange reason got him a little ticked off.
April Micci (PunksRdope@aol.com)
Easton, PA USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 04:24:25 (EDT)
Yes Liz, that was my little "actor" in the pistol shooting scene. And btw, was your finger only on the pause button?
Frippertronic
; ), Land of confused meatballs - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 04:08:12 (EDT)
At risk of causing a riot or at least a bit of bother I would like to say the following. Having watched the unclipped version of 'The man who fell to earth' with my finger on the pause button I can only conclude that the male genetalia on display in the pistol shooting scene towards the end are not necessarily DB's. Careful observation reveals that .... oh well I think you get my point, and maybe I'm wrong anyway. BTW I thought it was an OK film, rather sad really.
Liz
Sweden - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 02:58:44 (EDT)
HELLO SAN FRANCISCO! It's hard to believe they would get a 4th show, however I wouldn't mind one bit. Oh, and Dara, I'd be singing the praises of Dublin if I were getting those kind of tax breaks too :-)
Robot Monster (sac28101@saclink.csus.edu)
Sac, CA USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 22:09:12 (EDT)
Oh my, rumours of a 4th SF show. Life just couldn't be that good. I think I will just move into the Warfield because I won't be able to afford to live anywhere else for a while
Helen2
USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 20:02:29 (EDT)
Bonster, don't cave in! Who cares what other people think? Ha ha ha. And Bowie, watch out! Big Brother i.e. our government is now criticizing Hollywood because, oh no!, characters smoke too much in film. Oh, and I love the comparisions some people make between heroin and cigarettes. Anyway, be careful Davey when you light up on stage and there are any kiddies in the audience. The thought police are after you.
Robot Monster
USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 19:28:28 (EDT)
OK OK I give, I give, Trent's rendition of Heart's Filthy Lesson is f' in brilliant GGEEEEEZZZZZZZ.... anyone know if DC is anywhere near to sold out? {See Patti (told ya not to sweat it) } But now we got to get that second show in Philly crankin out.... - - Bonster, alias the aforementioned and much maligned "Bonnie"
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 18:46:52 (EDT)
I ought not complain. But I still wish I'd get to go to one show...*sigh*...live with it...
Happy Concert-Going, SFers, and all.

ZM, the mousey-haired, blue-eyed Aries, ruled by Mars.
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Zone/4213/
http://www.angelfire.com/nh/missinghand/

...like the deserts miss the rain...

~^*ZiggyManiac, tha ***Stardust*** ^DAEMON^ from Mars*^~ - aka ZM {previously BowieManiac} (cracked_author@mindless.com)
Mars, - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 18:28:14 (EDT)
Hællo, My lovelies!!! Those of you who know me I miss you all...Just thought I'd say hi 8-)
LordTearGarden (lordteargarden@hotmail.com)
Tempe, Az USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 17:57:27 (EDT)
Only 1 week and 6 days now ! I can't wait ! David, if you read this, I would love for you to bust out with some Station to Station stuff, or Lodger, or Diamond Dogs . . . Hell, just play it all ! And you have to play "Absolute Beginners." It makes me cry every time I hear it, but that's the beauty of it! I'd better jet . . . Love on ya ! I CAN'T WAIT TILL SEPTEMBER 7TH ! ! !
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 17:20:38 (EDT)
Ok, I'm beginning to feel at home here. I'm a Leo, have red hair, and somewhere back there in the gene pool, I'm a bit o'Irish and Scottish. Hey, I've even been to Dublin, but didn't know who Dara was at the time ;)
PamE (SoundVsion@aol.com)
Richmond, Va USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 17:13:56 (EDT)
After Angela's remarks below I realize I was very lucky to have come out alive and relativly unscathed after hanging out with JeanMarie in Glasgow and Manchester. Next time I will disguise my accent so as not to tempt fate. BTW JeanMarie I am getting closer to getting those reprints done. Hang in there they will arrive when you are least expecting them.
Helen2
SF, CA USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 16:56:50 (EDT)
Good Evening!!!!!!!!! - NO we are NOT drunk - honest!!!, after all it's only Monday!!! Just wait until the weekend......!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dara - thanks for your message leaving your e mail number, I am off(hence the reason I'm down at JeanMarie's) so I will mail you later this week. Hello Trinia if you are reading and Alys - mail you soon! What's all this about red haired Scorpios - JeanMarie is sitting right next to me and is perfectly calm and not angry at all(but don't mention certain topics like........the ENGLISH!!!!!! I am a Saggitarian and I was just saying to JeanMarie I don't know much about my sign????? I know Bowie is a Capricorn and I did read that my most compatable partner would be Capricorn.........mmmmm.........do you think I have a chance????!!!!!!!!!! Anyway the sooner Bowie comes back to Bonnie Scotland the better!!!! Bye for now! Angela - very sober.......really!!!!!!!! JeanMarie - also very sober!!!!!!
Angela/JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 16:36:39 (EDT)
Looking forward to the Vancouver Plaza of Nations concert. I am excited because I haven't seen David Bowie for 10 years in Vancouver. In case anyone cares, I am a Leo, not red headed and I do not profess that Sikhs are the Master Race! BTW: No such thing! OH RAMOANA!! COME TO VANCOUVER!!!
Nirmal (nirmike@axionet.com)
Maple Ridge, bc Canada - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 16:25:12 (EDT)
Patti, et al. ;-) Just got this reply from Electric Factory for all you PHILLY FANS: "Stay tuned for further details. We now expect the second show to go on sale sometime after Labor Day. For more information join the EFC Mailing List. Send To: EFCList@electricfactory.com Subject: Subscribe. Further announcements will be made there. Thanks for your time, interest & patience, EFC"
Ilsa (jsands@miworld.net)
Not Philly or SF, sigh...., USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 16:13:08 (EDT)
Damn Ramona, a girl can't make a move in this city without the entire world knowing about it. Next time I will don a Rush fan disuise and feel REALLY lonely. So were you at the Fillmore? see you at the CA shows but don't try talking to me during the show as abosolutly no sense will be forthcoming. Drinks after is a far safer bet :)
Helen2
USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 15:54:40 (EDT)
So the Jean Genie vid was filmed in SF? Nope, I don't believe it...there're no tourists in sight. After all, David's terrified of CA, but he must gird his loins and show himself to be the man that we all know he is. He must prove himself to not be the sissy la-la that my mother claims he is (and she actually didn't have a conniption fit when I told her I was also travelling down for the LA shows to be a tour whore). BTW, Dave, one of the local news stations last night ran a little story about how some of the biggest, baddest spiders (mostly tarantulas) are making little holiday stops in this fine port city. Just thought you'd like to know.

Helen2, word has it you were at the Fillmore yesterday, so I must've missed you. But I will be at all 5 CA shows. I'll be the one tittering; the one bold enough to still wear a Stones t-shirt in public.

Dara, I guess a good argument could be made for the fair city of Dublin. After all, there are several happy little leprechauns there to keep him happy.

Scared o'Patti...as am I, as am I.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Somethin' Funky, CA USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 15:44:08 (EDT)


Theresa, like many correspondents who don't get return email, the reason is not that I'm ignoring you, but that your return email address is invalid. This means that any reply I send to you gets bounced back to me...

Here is the log from your address:

   ----- The following addresses had transient non-fatal errors -----
Katbut@Alphak.uwm.csd.edu

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
451 Katbut@Alphak.uwm.csd.edu... Alphak.uwm.csd.edu: Name server timeout
Warning: message still undelivered after 4 hours
Will keep trying until message is 5 days old
Once you fix your email address, I'll be able to confirm your registration.

Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 13:36:03 (EDT)
Hallo everyone!!! I have acquired DC tickets with much ease, especially compared to that early morning vigil outside the EF box office, only to have ONE show go on sale for Philly. Grrrrr. Patti, obsequious emails flying off to EF as we speak.

For the record, I have to weigh in heavily in favor of Trent's HFL, but then I am a rocker :-).

To my fellow virgo, Tura, let the others think they know what's going on while we quietly and effectively dominate! BTW, will we be seeing you in Philly or DC? Email me.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 12:38:27 (EDT)


Theresa, on the front page click on 'registered users'. It is listed under Interact! On that page you will find a link called 'register here'. If you follow that link you will soon become a bone-fide member of Teenage Wildlife. And we all welcome you to the fold.
Helen2
USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 11:59:53 (EDT)
Just in case you all can't figure it out, I'm an Aquarian... but also show Pisces tendencies cause I'm the last day of Aquaria, which some believe is really the first day of Pisces... Anywho, I show typical Aq characteristic... clarvoiancy, moody, eccentric, intellectual, etc, etc, etc
Gecko/Aquaria
USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 11:31:25 (EDT)
Don't fret Theresa! Evan gets tons of email everyday and doesn't always get to everybody. I don't even think he answered my last letter, but I love him just the same! I kind of like Never Let Me Down, so a dunce I shall be!
Josie
USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 11:31:02 (EDT)
I always thought Never Let Me Down was dunce music.
Some Australian guy
Down where the sheep are more sheepish - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 11:08:56 (EDT)
sure would be nice to get a reply from you as to how to register for the Teenage Wildlife page. How come you don't reply, or is your web page only for Stanford graduates and people who do special favors for you?
Theresa Knoche (Katbut@Alphak.uwm.csd.edu)
Milwaukee, WI USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 11:02:43 (EDT)
Er, I mean, Angela, email address below.
Dara (daraok@iol.ie)
Ireland - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 05:48:29 (EDT)
Didn't you know that ALL true Scots have red hair !!! That must be why David dyes his hair red - its a vain attempt to be Scottish as - and HE said on TV - we are the Master Race !!!!!
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
SCOTLAND - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 05:43:09 (EDT)
It goes against my better instincts to join in the gang slam of the Bon Star that seems to be going down - but dammit Bonnie, Trent's remix of HFL is perfectly fine. Tura's a Virgo? Who would have thought? And if we're doing a "your city is better than mine" thang, I humbly submit the name of Dublin. This was selected by Bowie as the venue for rehearsals, he recorded Mandarin SYIT here, it got the first (rehearsal) concert of the tour, plus two more concerts after that, which were maybe the best of the whole tour (so far). Not bad for a city of just 1 million inhabitants or so. Angela: email address below.
Dara
Ireland - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 04:56:14 (EDT)
hmm... While everyone is talking about SF, and how they get 3 shows, I am prepared to whine because is he coming to Pittsburgh? Nope. Not a chance. Go ahead, say, "He came there with Outside.: But was I into him then? NOOO!! So while you're all enjoying the concert and getting to bathe in all his glory, just remember that somewhere, I'm sulking because I couldn't get to the nearest concert, in Philly, which is... what? 5 hours away? hmph.
Wendy (JarethGrrl@aol.com)
Beaver Falls, PA USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 03:25:40 (EDT)
Ok I do have some trivia about Merry Christmas MR Lawrence but it's to do with fraud and I'm still trying to find a way to tell you all without boring the shit out of you :) I AM PISCES HEAR ME.......BLOW BUBBLES?
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
deprived-Bowie-land - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 01:02:31 (EDT)
OHMIGOD!! There's SO much for me to catch up on!!! Oh well, I'll add my two cents here....

1. Trent's remix of THFL was cool.....he's one of my fave artists after Bowie.
2. I'm a crabby CANCER, well, at least today I'm crabby anyways!!

Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 23:59:10 (EDT)


You mean to tell me we have TWO red haired Scorpios here? Wow, now I have every reason to be thankful I didnt meet you in London, JeanMarie. After all, Patti has already beaten me into a pulp one too many times, even though she claims that she's "my bitch."

Helen2: come to think of it, the video for Jean Genie does look like it was filmed in San Francisco. For those of you trekking to the **3** SF shows, maybe you all can find the former hotel locale and "mark" your territory. I might be there to assist you in your endeavors. And no, Evan, that does not mean trying to shag a sheep on that spot.
Tura
New York, NY USA - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 18:24:01 (EDT)


Why yes, Mistress Patti - terribly afraid to sign my name. I'm Afraid of Americans, you know.
Scared o'Patti
USA - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 17:47:01 (EDT)
Ramona, the video for Jean Genie was filmed in San Francisco. I have tried, in vain to find out where The Mars Hotel was, even asked Mick and he couldn't remember. Well, it was a very long time ago :) Hope I get to meet you at some of these shows. I will be in Vancouver, SF and LA. Sounds like a great excuse to go out bar hopping if you ask me.
Helen2
USA - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 16:59:21 (EDT)
JeanMarie, you're a red-haired Scorpio-Scott?? Oh crikey! Can we STAND it??? =;->
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 16:42:34 (EDT)
la, la, la... What a HAPPY little Bowie-phile am I!!! I was afraid I wasn't going to get my parents to leave in time to get tix before they sold out, but I got through on the second try at about 11. I have had some difficulty getting online... but I should be back to normal in a few days... maybe even better than normal... Off to dance around like a fool some more...
Gecko (gcatterf@vt.edu)
Dancing on Angels, VA USA - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 16:16:22 (EDT)
Well, I have further contributed (quite handsomely, I may add) to the David Bowie Retirement Fund by getting tix for the THIRD SF SHOW (*snicker*...oops, sorry Patti). David Bowie, you are getting mucho expensive. Oh, and Patti, you need not fear my pliers; I'm saving my Barco Rammer for you. If not, we can compromise: how about I take the left leg and you take the right? BTW Helen2, what vid was recorded here?
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Strange Fascination, CA USA - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 16:13:55 (EDT)
Yes Patti - I am a typical Scorpio too - the most sensual sign of the zodiac !!!! - but with one hell of a temper !!!! Plus - I'm a red haired Scorpio !!!
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 15:54:03 (EDT)
He may not have recorded here Patti but he did do video here, way before my time in this beautiful city but nevertheless he and Mick Rock did immortalise our fair streets.
Helen2
USA - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 15:02:53 (EDT)
by the way...i forgot to mention-i am not really bitter about sf getting 3 shows. you can tease me all you want about it because i bet david never records 3 lps and a video there! :-)
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 14:55:19 (EDT)
by the way...i forgot to mention-i am not really bitter about sf getting 3 shows. you can tease me all you want about it because i bet david never records 3 lps and a video there! :-)
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 14:53:57 (EDT)
hey all...hope everyone was able to get tickets for the shows that went on sale over the weekend. jeanmarie-i personally think i am a pretty typical scorpio (however, others may disagree). to ?- afraid to sign your name, huh? i know why it is called hell night. it is because i always have a hell of a time on my birthday! ramona- i am NOT, i repeat, NOT afraid of the pliers (in fact, i quite like them), so they are no threat to me!!
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 14:50:40 (EDT)
Of course, Philly is a kick ass town as well...you folks on the east coast got the ballroom shows last fall, as well as the birthday show. So, aside from Bridge School, we are going through withdrawls here.
Robot Monster
USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 23:26:01 (EDT)
Patti, Dave's hitting SF hard 3X because I threatened to do something very naughty to him with pliers if he didn't. He finally caved in when I agreed to return his hairpiece.

Robot you pitiful FOOL to be depending on BART! I laugh theatrically at your expense. At any rate, for 2 of those shows I have a once-a-week class that I can't miss until 5:25 (granted the Warfield's within spitting distance, but it's the principle of the thing).
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
St. Frisky, CA USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 18:29:03 (EDT)


San Francisco rules, that's why they get Bowie 3 times. Of course 2 of the shows are on days when I have lab until 4p.m., so I will be forced to haul ass through the chromosomes of space and time just to get there in time. I'm counting on you BART!
Robot Monster (sac28101@saclink.csus.edu)
Sac, CA USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 17:36:32 (EDT)
GILLY - you're photos are amazing !!! I'm SO jealous !!!!
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
SCOTLAND - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 16:50:49 (EDT)
OK - I'm REALLY stupid !! That was the WRONG e-mail - its the right one now !!! I'm sitting her at home waiting on someone to mail me - PLEASE !!! PATTI - are you a typical Scorpio ?!!! :-)
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
SCOTLAND - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 16:45:05 (EDT)
Well JeanMarie you are finally on line and I have the messages from you to prove it!!! So - look out everyone for plenty silly messages from us at nights........ Dara - please let me know your new e mail number so I can finally send you a message after so long!!!! Hope you are all well - Trinia, Alys and Evan!!! Happy e mailing JeanMarie see you later!!! P.S Steven is asking for that Bowie Barrowlands tape....... Angelaxx
Angela (a.c.mitchell@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 16:25:49 (EDT)
HMM<< getting personal now sheep shagger????? OK, Trent's remix of HFL wasn't the worst one on the CD, but rates below at least two others in my book...and Never Let Me Down was not "dance" music :) and even if it was, your implication that it's a "bad thing" to like dance music, which is just as valid as any other type of music you care to name, will require you to lick my butt next time I see you.....but I'll wear chocolate flavored underwear so you won't think it's so bad......and prepare to be HIT Fripper! :)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 16:13:53 (EDT)
Come on Patti, we all know it's called Hell Night ;) At least we know why now! We'll talk about it in Philly.
?
USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 15:42:46 (EDT)
hey jeanmarie....i am a scorpio and born on mischief night to boot (the day before halloween). those of you who know me find it is an appropriate day for me to be born (no wise comments please).
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 14:38:26 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNE !!! - while we're on the birthday subject - what about Scorpio's !!?
JeanMarie (jeaj@globalnet.co.uk)
- Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 14:05:43 (EDT)
Hi everyone ! Just to let you all know that I've finally sorted out my e-mail address at home - so if you want to mail me at the weekend please try the number below !! - Can someone mail me soon please til I see its working okay !!!
JeanMarie (jeaj@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 14:03:00 (EDT)
Where are all the Taurean fans, the most most bull headed and loyal of the lot :)
Helen2
USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 13:56:59 (EDT)
okay....got dc and boston tix...boston pulled a fast one(didn't announce the 2nd show and then put it on sale) so i wound up with BALCONY seats for the second night(YUCK). however, i am happy to be there! have tickets for san fran, philly, boston and dc so far. anyone else going to these shows that wants to meet up...e-mail me. if you need any info on hotels/bed and breakfasts/hostels in philly, i put together a list with prices and online maps. please, someone tell me atlanta tickets are going on sale soon. i hate this every other week getting up so early to get tickets (i get home from work at 4 am dammit!!). also if you are at all interested in a 2nd philly show...PLEASE e-mail electric factory and tell them to add the show 2. their e-mail address is: customerService@electricfactory.com plead, beg, do what you have to do....but GIVE US OUR SECOND SHOW!! i am embarassed that SF has gotten a THIRD show....and we are still waiting for a second!
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 12:36:52 (EDT)
Evan, we're not ALL hard rock enthusiasts around here, you know (Pink Floyd and Rush- GAAAK!!!). Some people like their Trent remixes, and others like their pioneers of electronica remixes (let's see how far I can go in saying Pet Shop Boys are "pioneers" in anything including electronica... it ain't true, baby, it just ain't.) Anyway, I'm *very* partial to their remix of Hallo Spaceboy and probably would be even more partial to the extended remix if I could ever get my hands on it! Anyone wanna make me a copy??

Fripper baby, can't help you out in the zodiac department, I have to support my people- the Virgos! World control and domination! The Virgos will rule this earth (if not that, how about the Guestbook?)
Tura
New York, NY USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 12:00:43 (EDT)


Sorry Fripp, but you're alllllll alone. Nobody out here but us crabby Cancers and loud Leos. (hehehe)
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 11:46:42 (EDT)
Any other Aquariuses out there? I need some backup!!
Frippertronic
- Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 10:29:51 (EDT)
I think the Cancerians have it! Feef, Kaliman, Ilsa, Alys, Hel, Noam...anybody else?
Feef (wrjones@InfoAve.Net)
USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 09:58:43 (EDT)
"Good ol' Kali is a July 3rd dude ;)" Yay!!! So am I! What a great date it is, eh, Kali? And since there are so many Cancers and Leos around here, I think we should unite to the "born in the peak of the summer" society. At least to us, northern hemispheres... And about the mixes - I really prefer getting b-sides, and unreleased stuff. Rare versions is also very nice. Remixes are OK, but they don't stand out on their own, though Trent's THFL IS really good, IMO.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 07:38:00 (EDT)
Evan, I'm with you on this one! I think Trent's THFL mix is one of the best Bowie remixes ever! Sorry Bonster, you can smack me in Philly ; )
Frippertronic
- Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 03:41:16 (EDT)
Hey, I liked Trent's remix of THFL! We don't all subscribe to the "dance music like Never Let Me Down is good" theory, Bonster :)
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 03:28:58 (EDT)
Trent remixing IAOA??? Say it aint so...he did the worst remix of Heart's Filthy Lesson...and I can hear it now, more comments of Bowie getting desperate and turning to the young LION to bail him out...this makes me grumpy (yes I do get grumpy)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, VA USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 01:21:12 (EDT)
Yo Fripp! ya know, you really shouldn't surpress your emotions like that. Let it all out, bro! Let your true feelings be known! Don't stifle -- you might explode or something... =;-> Sign me the Cancarian Caretaker of the Frippmeister
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 00:39:56 (EDT)
BOWIE BIG IN HONG KONG...is one of the headlines at Q! Online: A mentally cross-legged Dame David meditates on his middle-aged karma against the backdrop of alleged Chinese oppression in Tibet. The Mandarin version included on this CD has not gone down a storm with the Chinese authorities, since its radio hit status in Hong Kong. Meanwhile the heavy, slow-tempo track is a standout on his recent Earthling album, and refreshingly for some, doesn't include any grey bearded drum & bass-isms. 3 stars. By the way, who else is a fish?
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
some place, somewhere - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 22:02:02 (EDT)
Here's a snippet from a NZ paper about that rapper: "The problem with hard-core, homie gangsta rappers, is that they have a limited range of subjects to sing about. This is obvious about Puff Daddy's latest offering....."Been Around The World" is a shamless parody of David Bowie's classic "Let's Dance" and Lisa Stanford's "Been Around The World". Shame Puff Daddy can't make up their own songs so they have to mutilate 80's hits....." David beware! On a slightly different note, I've just seen the Russell Harty Plus show from 1975. Cocaine arrogance to the max!!! I actually felt a little bit sorry for Russell Harty, who would try and lighten up the situation via satelite, by making some subtle humourous remarks only to be stared at by David who because of his addiction, had completely lost his sense of humour! Classic stuff! :)
Earthling the pisces (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, No-Bowie-Tour-Land - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 21:16:57 (EDT)
I know I'm a couple of days late with this, but so what? In response to the Zodiac queries...you can add another crabby CANCER to the list. Good ol' Kali is a July 3rd dude ;)
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 19:37:05 (EDT)
Dear David I have been a great fan of yours since 1980 and also Hilary (my mum) since 1969. We have seen you on several of your tours and an e-mail from you would be the ultimate thrill (FOR US BOTH!) LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVE AND KISSES Hilary +Sara
Sara Jago + Hilary Elliott (devsden@sosi.net)
Barnstaple, England. - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 19:25:01 (EDT)
Hi Dopey, I think I can answer the question you asked of Jim. Fi is a U.S. magazine that bills itself as 'The Magazine of Music and Sound'. I think the best place to find it is Tower or someother big record store or maybe a large stereo store as it features a lot of articles on stereo equipment. Hope this helps
Helen2
USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 19:10:35 (EDT)
Jim From Valley Forge, excuse my ignorance but what on earth is FI magazine
Dopey
Preoria, USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 15:40:11 (EDT)
Sorry for getting out of hand.. Remixes do that to me sometimes.
Frippertronic
- Friday, August 22, 1997 at 15:01:53 (EDT)
A Trent Reznor mix of I'm Afraid of Americans?? YES! Please god(David), say it is so!!! REMIXES, REMIXES, REMIXES A-GOGO!! Gimme GIMME *frothing at the mouth* YAY!! YAY, I say!!!
Frippertronic
- Friday, August 22, 1997 at 15:00:55 (EDT)
Gotta agree with you hands down there, Helen2! Yeah, I think LGS sould be a good one to dust off, but personally I'd love to hear We Are The Dead (I don't want to hear it, Dara). Come on Dave, you have 3 chances to perform it in SF. Go on, make me proud.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
SAN FRANCISCO!!!, CA USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 14:22:58 (EDT)
San Francisco is THE best place to live in the whole U.S. 3 shows!!!!!!!! Life is good :)
Helen2
SF, USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 14:01:48 (EDT)
School started again...and guess what !!My new class mate is a Bowie fan ! The only Bowie fan of my age I know here, and I really mean it, I´ve never met any Bowie fans at school...somehow school is not so boring anymore ! ;)
the return of HANNA (oddity@rocketmail.com)
Finland - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 13:11:48 (EDT)
In FI magazine Bowie states that Trent Reznor is doing a remix of I'm Afraid of Americans. He didn't say anything about a release date! I wonder if us scary americans are going to get a chance to buy this single??????? Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 12:57:16 (EDT)
Indeed, Robot, after a very successful start to his solo career, ole Feargal got tired of singing and jacked it in. Weirdly enough, he is now a record company exec.
Dara
Ireland - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 12:23:34 (EDT)
Correction on the magazine name its called "FI" October 1997 Sorry about that. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 12:00:41 (EDT)
David Bowie on the cover of "IF" magazine. Interview with J.D. Considine. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 11:56:57 (EDT)
Hallo...
Hmm-mmm...Lady Grinning Soul is o-KAY {I fall asleep to it at night.....}, but I can just start Aladdin Sane from Panic In Detroit and keep it going thru to Let's Spend The Night Together - the rest of it is okay.....*grinning*

~^*ZiggyManiac, tha ***Stardust*** ^DAEMON^ from Mars*^~

Lady Grinning Stacey, aka ZM {previously BowieManiac} (cracked_author@mindless.com)
Round and round and...round and round...and...you...round and round and....., - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 11:53:08 (EDT)
And I forgot to add that I am postively stoked about a 2nd LA show. No other way I'd be this alive at such an hour.
Robot Monster
USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 09:46:22 (EDT)
Thanks for the info, Dara, on Vince Clark. Feargal Sharkey? Another name I haven't heard in eons. But I do rememeber back in 1986 or so, he was doing some record survey for Star Hits (right before it started to suck here in the US), and he said that Absolute Beginners was the best thing Bowie had done in a while. He made a comment about Tonight, and he referred to it as "Midnight Blue or something like that". Back in 1990, I was one of the younger fans at the one show I saw then, and definately one of the youngest at a Tin Machine show the following year. Outside tour doesn't count because of the NINnie crowd! Bridge School...would have been had Pearl Jam not been there.
Robot Monster
USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 09:44:19 (EDT)
My God, So many postings in such a short time. What ever shall we do Toto. Lady Grinning Wonderful Song- But Time and of Course Aladdin Sane are my Favs on that album.
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 08:40:11 (EDT)
On the age thing, Bowie does seem to be able to keep attracting new fans in a way that few of his peers can. When I went to a S&V concert, I found I was on the youngest people there. 5 years later, I went to an Outside concert, again expecting to be one of the youngest there. In fact, there were more people younger than me than they were people who were older.
Dara
Ireland - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 06:46:56 (EDT)
Zodiac survey - looks like the Leo's have it folks!! You can add me to their list. I'll be another year closer to those incontinence knickers tomorrow :-(( Hmmph......hobbling off to find a zimmer frame now.....just in case. *sob*
Girl with the Mousy Hair (june02@globalnet.co.uk)
Alba - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 06:41:17 (EDT)
Lady Grinning Soul --- I sure wish this song would be added to the concert list! Truly a great song!!!!! Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
USA - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 05:47:17 (EDT)
Robot, Vince's only other 'band' apart from Depeche Mode and Yazoo (or Yaz as they were called in the US) was called "The Assembly". Vince's publicly stated reason for splitting from Depeche Mode was that he didn't want to tour. Of course, once Yazoo became mega, the pressure came on to tour them, so he split again and formed a loose band called The Assembly. The idea was to use a different guest vocalist on each track (Fergal Sharkey sang on the Assembly's biggest hit), thereby rendering it logistically impossible to tour. The Assembly didn't last very long, and once Vince hooked up with Andy Bell to form Erasure, the project was shelved (and Vince since overcame his opposition to touring). Incidentally, Vince holds a unique place in UK chart history as the only person to have a top ten hit as a member of four different bands. God, it's worrying the amount of useless pop trivia I carry around in my head.
Dara
Ireland - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 05:25:13 (EDT)
Lady Grinning Soul is a greta song, but the one that gives me the ultimate high from "Aladdin" is TIME. David's voice, Ronson's guitar, Garson's piano - ah, it's almost orgasmic!
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norway - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 04:57:17 (EDT)
Lady Grinning Soul? It's a masterpiece!! I get hypnotized every time I listen to it. Mike Garson's Liszt-style piano is some of the best he's ever recorded! Now there's one you could do on the US tour David...; )
Frippertronic
- Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 23:51:27 (EDT)
That CAN'T be Spaceboy, can it? How are you doing, Ryan? 'Member me?...Do any other TWers like Lady Grinning Soul? I never thought I would, but lately I can't get it out of my head! And when the clothes are strewn/Don't be afrai a aid of the room...
Josie
USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 23:24:46 (EDT)
Gecko, i got your message... the Courtright address is no good to you... heres the new one: Ryan Bailey. 137 McKinnley Crescent. Prince George. BC. Canada. V2M 4S1. Sure would like those letters, and I'll send you some too. Have fun in college! Alys, where are you?...
SpAcEbOy
Prince George, BC Canaduh - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 21:55:17 (EDT)
I quite liked Dead or Alive when I was in junior high! Let's face it, anyone my age has only the most pleasant of flashbacks to school dances, sweating away to that 12 inch of You Spin Me Round

Oh dear lord, now I know who this is. Memory tends to get a little fuzzy with age.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Spinning Frenzy, Ca USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 19:17:26 (EDT)


Matthew...can't wait to see you either, hun...as for the concert, I'm there! In fact, I'm already waiting in line to get in first! I love you very much! :-)
Josie
Philly not soon enough, PA USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 17:05:47 (EDT)
PATTIBOWIE: Do you have any Oct 3 EF tix for me? Am getting VERY nervous now. NO TICKETS YET!!!! You know the feeling? Help. Anybody. Tix??????????? TALLARCJ@dayzim.com
carmella
USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 16:21:53 (EDT)
Forgot to add: Fripper, I did see Erasure live once, poor Andy Bell had to dodge various objects that were thrown at him. This was back in '87, so he kept it simple, sporting a simple leotard.
Robot Monster
USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 14:52:09 (EDT)
That's funny Dara, about Erasure (and thanks...thanks to Frippa as well). I just find the idea of trying to pinpoint any pioneers of electronica amusing, since I'm still trying to figure out what the term means exactly. Only an American record company would try such a thing. It's nice that they were probably trying to pay a small tribute to the fact that Erasure survived the 80's, plus Vince has been kicking it even longer, as a member of Depeche and Yaz (not sure if he was in any other bands).
Robot Monster
USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 14:46:49 (EDT)
Oh, Josie....I love your tone....you go grrrrrrlllll!!!! Can't wait to see you......you might want to go to the Oct 3rd concert?.....I'll hook you up......b/c you're my baby.......I have a shitload of things for you whenever I see you....how much do you love me? :)
Matthew (mprincip@thunder.temple.edu)
Philly FINALLY!!!!, PA USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 13:24:13 (EDT)
Gemini, the age survey has already been done (as part of the registration statistics). Intriguingly, the majority of the registered users fall into the 18-25 age group.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 13:19:37 (EDT)
That might be an interesting one- a zodiac survey of Bowie fans. An age survey too- or have we already done that? I was surprised, when I first started coming to this site, how many very young people are fans. I used to think that any committed fans would have to be over the big 3-0 by now, but I think this site shows that ain't true. On a completely different subject, I've had a listen to some of the new Oasis album. I think this will illustrate the need for artists to be able to change to keep their public interested, like Bowie has always done. The Oasis album is more of the same- it will obviously sell zillions, but what about the one after this? People will get bored by the same kind of stuff each time.
Gemini
UK - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 12:52:53 (EDT)
If The Detroit and DC shows are being anounced then soon to follow would be the Chicago show surely. OK, OK, so I am a little impatient- but damn I want good tickets. Erasure- I like but Pioneers- they are not- try Brian Eno or pre- Kraftwork. Most of "Electonica" came from experemental German music back in the Mid or late seventies. Ask David himself. Remember Front 242 and Nitzer ebb they too are also from the early eighties. Perhaps we should rank the Pet Shop Boys up there too.
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 10:31:01 (EDT)
Excuse me, Fripp, but I think the crabs have it (me, Ilsa, Hel, Alys...did I miss anyone?). Hel, Alys, and I even SHARE the same birthday, so there!
Josie
USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 08:55:50 (EDT)
Evan, I think it´s time for a zodiac survey
Reinhold
- Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 07:31:05 (EDT)
Happy B-day RobotMonster!! Alright, alright I know I'm one day late, so shuddup already ; ) BTW, Erasure may not have been true pioneers of electronica, but they still rule! I mean, who else than Any Bell could walk out onto a stage wearing only a pair of blue rubber cowboy pants with holes cut out for the buttocks?? Well ok, I guess David could as well... So could I, come to think of it ; )
Frippertronic
You're not a real Bowie fan if you're not an Aquarius!!, Kingdom of Meaty Balls - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 07:25:05 (EDT)
What the hell is a "Leo"? and pardon me if that's a daft question. And just to sound even dafter: Dara - I just realised you've moved your adress back to Eire! I suppose congratulations are in order!!
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norway - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 07:19:50 (EDT)
Indeed Robot, it seems Erasure are the true pioneers of Electronica. Somebody sent me a clip from American TV of the lads at a press conference over there. Obviously, the record company thought it was wrth a try to see if they could sell more records over there, so the lads were trotted out to explain to the assembled media how they were pioneers of Electronica. Vince looked exceedingly uncomfortable in a "We shouln't be here, We shouldn't be doing this, We shouldn't be saying these things" sorta way.
Dara
Ireland - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 06:08:53 (EDT)
Happy birthday, Robo. Seems to be a lot of Leo's about alright, Reinhold, but the really nutty way out Bowie fans are all two-faced Geminis, like SB, Ali and, er, me.
Dara
Ireland - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 06:04:39 (EDT)
Okay, since I am still drunk, I should make this one True EZ confession. I quite liked Dead or Alive when I was in junior high! Let's face it, anyone my age has only the most pleasant of flashbacks to school dances, sweating away to that 12 inch of You Spin Me Round or Lover Come Back To Me. Didn't they cover KC and the Sunshine Band on Youthquake? Oh goodness, I'm dating myself here. Oh yeah, Evie, save that Astroglide for more deserving joints, I abuse mine too much, Tura, that's Anita Cocktail to you, Patti, save some of that stoli of the orange variety for me, and Ramona, you are just sick in the head. Okay, one more thing. Erasure pioneers of electronica?! I haven't heard anything that funny in a while. I'm not dissing them, I'm just not a fan. But that debate is just as futile as...well, one word: hairpiece.
Robot Monster
the land of 40 proof, USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 05:36:30 (EDT)
I love Bowies 70´s albums,but his 80´s work was awful and this 90´s drum´n´bass isn´t for my liking eather.(Hello spaceboy was good.)So one could say i miss those rock´n roll times. Hi to all you people and hey!Rock´n´roll with me!
Esa (elmof@mailexcite.com)
Finland - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 05:14:02 (EDT)
Wanted to wait until I was full of sushi and booze before I posted here, thanking everyone for their mucho cool birthday wishes. Awe shucks, ya'll are too kind. As both a Bowie fan and as a Robot Monster, to qoute the great William Shatner, "It's...it's been a very good year." Looking forward to meeting more of you on the upcoming US tour.
Robot Monster
our town, USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 04:15:08 (EDT)
It strikes me that so many Bowie fans are Leo! Happy (belated) birthday to all fellow leos!
Reinhold
- Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 03:18:07 (EDT)
SPAcEbOy: I replied to the email you sent with a note attached to Chris for him to let you read it... before I read your posting here... oops :) Here's what I said: Prince George? I thought you were going to Courtright... which means the address I have is wrong. I did make you the tape, like I promised... just need a copy for myself and I can mail it to ya. I also have two kinda weird letters I started to write... but I don't think I want you to read them : ). I'm moving off to college in a day or two... far away from you : ( ... but you can still reach me at the same email address.
Gec/Aq (gcatterf@vt.edu)
Flying HIGH in the sky is a HAPPY little lizard, USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 00:39:27 (EDT)
Keep going away, and coming back home... Once again, hi to you all. And I want the Tao-Jones-Index on CD!!! And the 7YIT is my next goal.. Ta-ta
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 22:23:11 (EDT)
Hallo! Alys how are you!? Gecko/Aquaria, my true love, we are together forever. I have been travelling for the past 5 months in search of a home, and I have finally found it. I am using a friends computer so emailing can't be done. Gecko/Aquaria/Gwenn, I need to talk to you somehow... please leave a message for me... Alys, where is that tape? Evan, hump any muppets lately? hehehe... so long for now.
SpAcEbOy
Prince George, BC Canaduh - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 22:16:58 (EDT)
Hey Evan and fellow fans. This is the folks what made that there tribute record, Crash Course for the Ravers, last year. Just wanted to say Hi and thanks for your support and the keen page on your really,really nice web site. It means a lot to us that there are folks out there like you, keep the faith! -JJ and everyone at Undercover
Undercover Records (Mnkyshine@aol.com)
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 20:12:49 (EDT)
So my dearest Evan, are you going to the DC show?
yet another Evan Groupie
USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 18:06:36 (EDT)
Patti, you'd be surprised the number of things Robot Monster "touches" with her grimy paws. And I didn't put down rum because, ever since she came stumbling back to CA, she's been forced to lug around an IV drip of the stuff (and if you thought she was slow and awkward before you should see her now). Also, I was slightly sore yesterday following the severe [comment edited out] that I received from the bookstore when I sold back some of my books.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Strumpet Faire, CA USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 17:40:08 (EDT)
If Peter Burns spent $150,000 on plastic surgery, then that's a damn shame because he looks really baaaaaad now. Back during his 80's Prime, he was kind of a knockout, now he DOES look like Marilyn Manson, and that ain't a look to strive for, or spend $150,000. But, if he DID call Bowie a hasbeen, then I'm glad he's ugly now!!!!
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 16:03:09 (EDT)
Well, I'll be damned! Happy birthday Robot Lush! I made up a special blend of rum and cock, oops, I meant Coke for you.

Don't know if you all know that Pete Burns had $150,000 of plastic surgery. No wonder he looks like Cher on the cover of Nukleopatra. Apparently in some interview, he went off on Bowie because Bowie wouldn't give him the rights to add several lines to "Rebel Rebel," and said that he was a has been or something of that nature. HA! Oh my. Pete Burns calling Bowie a has been! That's just too much for my little stature.

Now that I'm back in the land of the living, SunSinner, I can assure you that I'm comfortable both in the horizontal and vertical positions. I do pride myself on being talented in that manner. Now where's my Spank-O-Meter??

Has anyone seen SYIT and the Tao Jones Index yet in the States?
Tura
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 15:18:40 (EDT)


Happy Birthday RobotMonster

Will the RobotMonster be needing some lube for those ageing joints?


Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 14:57:28 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Robot Monster. Hope we can all get together in SF for an evening or two of mass debauchery (sp?) to celebrate this great day (albeit a bit late) and the wonder of 2 Bowie shows :)
Helen2
USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 13:25:28 (EDT)
YO! Robo! Have a good one!!
Ilsa (jsands@miworld)
The Land of No Summer, MD USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 12:32:56 (EDT)
hey ramona....that poem SHOULD have read: a bottle full of RUM!!! where did you get rye? i have never seen the robot touch rye. R-U-M. of course that doesn't rhyme either :-)....
patti
philly, - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 12:29:45 (EDT)
I had purchased a very large ( approx. 4ft X 6ft ) Sound+Vison poster several years ago for my wife. The poster was a Wembly Stadium poster in color and featured DB full size in black attire, leaning to his left ( your right ) playing the guitar. It referenced " Milton Keyes ". While renovating our family room we laid the poster on the sofa and the Great Dane saw sonething outside and leaped onto the poster destroying it. My wife has been devastated as she is a huge DB fan. I have searched high and low to no avail. Can you help? Could you at least provide an address for Wembly Stadium? I might contact them. A friend and fellow DB MB'r suggested I contact you. Thank you, Joe Cunliffe 230 Mall Blvd, Bldg. 100 Mailstop U4212 King of Prussia, PA ,USA
Joe Cunliffe (jcunliffe@lmco.com)
King of Prussia, PA USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 11:54:18 (EDT)
For the Detroiters: Today's issue of the Free Press/News has announced that tickets for the second Bowie concert at the State Theatre for the 22nd of September will go on sale on Saturday at 10 am. www.ticketmaster.com has nothing and I have yet to confirm by phone. Watch for it.
Madame Sand (gryn@mnsi.net)
Anderton, Canada - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 09:47:02 (EDT)
Gilly: Ich hab´mir gerade Deine Fotos angeschaut. Häng den Lehrerjob an den Nagel und werde Fotografin. Die Fotos sind wahnsinnig gut
Reinhold
- Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 09:29:25 (EDT)
If you´re interested in the real pioneers of electronic music this is a good start. These people influenced David and Brian Eno back in the 70´s.

I made an update to my Scary Monsters Site. It features a Ziggy era photo and a Jareth puzzle for the Labyrinth fans.

Dara: I received your email, I´ll try to answer this afternoon
Reinhold
Bochum, Germany - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 07:25:01 (EDT)


Starling: Bowie said in Dublin that he had done some sightseeing with "Iman and our friend Tracey". I have no idea who Tracey is, but I got the impression that it was someone they knew in Ireland (who had taken them sightseeing). Dead Or Alive: My goodness, are they still going? It seems a lot of bands like that are suddenly re-emerging and staking their claim as "electronica pioneers". Some of it is quite laughable. I mean, there was me thinking Erasure was a very lightweight pop band who kept churning out the hits in the UK. But no, they're "pioneers of electronica" all of a sudden.
Dara
Ireland - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 04:40:08 (EDT)
okay...i didn't say i don't like dead or alive...i was just passing some info about. i used to LOVE them...although i hear they only lip sync live. oh well...it is still fun to watch their videos and i still think pete looks like marilyn. i miss those lovely curls! more than anything i want to wish the ROBOT MONSTER the very best wishes on the day of your creation!!! hope you are rum and coked out!! we'll be having a celebration drink in SF in a few weeks. wait for me at the bar...i will be the one drinking the stoli vanil(haha). if only i knew HTML........
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 02:17:04 (EDT)
I love this website and i love bowie even more thanks evan
Just a fan
USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 02:09:38 (EDT)
My tickets for the Seattle show have been delivered! Still no word about us getting together. Someone in Seattle should just pick a location and time and we'll all be there. Morrisey is about to play on Letterman, I think I'll watch and see what he's sniveling about tonight. (Actually I like him, I say that in jest)
Rex Leetham (leetham@fiber.net)
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 01:28:40 (EDT)
Aaarrgh, Talkcity has closed for summer-holidays (or what?). Where am I going to chat now??
Gilly (gilly@metronet.de)
Essen, Germany - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 01:27:50 (EDT)
Most humourous Bowie lyrics IMHO: 5) ére, what's that clicking noise? That's Fred, he's a metroGnome. (The Laughing Gnome) 4) Éllo what's this? Dogs shouldn't be allowed round here, it's bloody obscene. (Please Mr Gravedigger) 3) Don't sit down....don't sit down....don't sit down. (Don't Sit Down) 2) I've been dreaming of machinery...and ape-men with metal parts. (Ramona A Stone) 1) Even a glass eye in a ducks ass can see that. (A Big Hurt)
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, No-Bowie-Tour-Land - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 00:43:28 (EDT)
Evan, I'm so sorry that I missed saying happy birthday on your birthday. I think I deserve a spanking, tee-hee...
Josie
Philly really soon, USA - Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 00:03:00 (EDT)
Oops, forgot to do my little happy dance of joy that the Stones are touring again. I just hope those tix don't go on sale when I'm down in LA.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Strung-out Female, CA USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 22:55:33 (EDT)
OK, I guess it's close enough to midnight now (since I'm not about to get up early tomorrow since my first class isn't until 1 in the afternoon). I'd just like to extend my condolences to the creators of the dainty Robot Monster, for tomorrow she becames a Sophisticate Growed-Up Woman. To mark the funeral of her youth, I've composed a little ditty for her; here goes. *ahem*
Sing a song of six packs
A bottle full of rye
Four & twenty years have
Passed Robot by
Her libido's oozing
For spandex she will scream
To dress up the tasty dish
Known as the fair young Reeves

OK, so the ryhme's off, so sue me.

At any rate, may all your birthday wishes come true, young missy (except for those filthy filthy ones involving Midwestern geeks in Energy Domes and Tyvek suits, cos those are just wrong!).

I'll have a drink on the other side of midnight (not to you, though; I need it anyway now that school's started up again and Dave's about to drive me to the poorhouse by adding another LA show).
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Sticky Fingers, CA USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 22:53:24 (EDT)


I'm somewhat embarassed to admit this, but I own the Dead or Alive album in question. It is called Nucleopatra. I got it as a Japanese import sometime last year. I have also seen a UK version with a much superior cover photo and a bonus remix of their old hit "You Spin Me Round". In addition to a so-so cover of Rebel Rebel, it also has a Blondie cover, ("Picture This", maybe?) and new versions of one or two songs off of the previous Dead or Alive album, "Fan the Flame Part 1". (Sorry I can't be more specific, the CD and I are currently on opposite ends of town.) Anyway, the album is fun if you are a Dead or Alive fan, but definately not worth what most US record stores would probably charge for it. ($25-$30 for the UK or $35-$40 Japanese) By the way, I got the chance to see Dead or Alive in concert last summer in Charlotte, NC. I go to a LOT of concerts and I can assure you that it ranked as absolutely the WORST! I won't waste space going into details, but if they ever come to your town, RUN AWAY SCREAMING!!! By the way, the best description of Marilyn Manson I've heard is "KISS without a sense of humor."
Briton (BritRothrock@juno.com)
VA USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 18:51:34 (EDT)
Not to be too much of a tease, but my Ticketmaster insider has told me that a second Bowie show at Detroit's State Theater on 9-22-97 is forthcoming, although she didn't know when they'd go on. Rather soon, one would imagine...
Erick Haight (eshaight@hotmail.com)
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 16:30:39 (EDT)
While I don't like RAP music much at all, I have no problem whatsoever with ANYONE sucking up to Bowie or covering his material. No wait, I take that back; I really wouldn't want to see Garth Brooks attempt MOONAGE DAYDREAM. As for the DEAD OR ALIVE cover of REBEL REBEL, I can't wait to hear it. I was always a DOA fan. By the way DURAN DURAN did a good version of REBEL REBEL at the opening of THE JOINT in Vegas two years ago. And speaking of DURAN DURAN, only one month left to wait for MEDAZZALAND, which I predict will be a HUGE hit. Patti, thanks for looking for the ARENA Coco article for me.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 16:09:32 (EDT)
Hallo, patti, I saw that show too on Saturday. I hadn't seen anything previously about the Rebel Rebel cover, everyone is so worked up about this Puff Daddy thing (none of whose "songs" I have ever heard, I am proud to say). Anyway, come on now, Peter Burns just looks like a really over done drag queen. Marilyn Manson looks like the walking dead. OK maybe that's a minor distinction. Anyway, I'd rather hear Dead Or Alive cover Bowie than some lame pop-rapper!
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 15:23:50 (EDT)
hey all...STARLING-i think tracey is iman's daughter from a previous marriage to a basketball player. as for the arena article, if it is the one with david on the cover, i have it somewhere and will try to find the coco interview...but i don't remember it at all. on another note, anyone here remember dead or alive (the band)? well...i just saw an interview with them on vh1 and not only is pete burns sporting a marilyn manson look...they have covered "rebel rebel" on their new lp!!
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 15:17:47 (EDT)
Dara, in your Dublin review you state that Bowie mentioned on stage that he, Iman and Tracey went sightseeing. Is Tracey somebody that we're supposed to know? Do you know who she is? Also, I read somewhere that Coco gave an interview to something called ARENA in 1993. I think that was the name of it. Do you (or anybody) know what this is and where I can get a hold of it? I would love to read some more about Coco; I think her story must be very fascinating.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 14:08:41 (EDT)
Rumour of a second LA show? Bowie is going to be the death of me.

Ageless Tura, I'm looking forward to subjecting you to my Spank-o-Matic2000 today (or I can merely snap your bra strap for you if that's what it takes to, well, you know...).

Here's a little quick one off the wrist just for you, my Queen:

vertical problem?
yeah, but I hear you excel
when horizontal

SunSinner
Winterland, - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 13:28:37 (EDT)


Dara + everyone: -Re airplay for 'SYIT'- I've had Radio 1 on for some of the day and in the car on the way here, and no, I havn't noticed it being played. For 'Strangers WWM' and 'Dead MW' David popped up on TOTP without any noticeable prepublicity (this is before I knew about TW. Perhaps he shouldn't do this tho- each time he's been on, including for 'Hello Spaceboy", the single dropped out of the chart the very next week! I must admit that I have not had as much chance to have the radio on at work as usual today- I could easily have missed it.
Keith
UK - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 13:26:40 (EDT)
First time on this site. Pretty good info. Is there anyone, who knows anything about the intended release of the Madison Square Garden Video? Mail me please.
Spaceboy (ALadInsane@compuserve.com)
Vienna, Austria - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 07:27:08 (EDT)
Any of the Britons know if radio over there is playing SYIT at all? And thanks Starling.
Dara
Ireland - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 05:09:26 (EDT)
Most venues force me to take my helmet off when I get inside, so I'm of the vertically challenged vareity myself.All I ask is that I'm allowed a fleeting glimpse of Reeves, hopefully if he is wearing that kilt.
El Muchacha Robot Monsta
USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 03:44:25 (EDT)
The Rolling Stones...you can almost hear David singing in the background: "Like a Dead Man Walking...". No offence, Mick, but it's time you dumped those tights!! (I almost said "dropped", but I think that would been taken the wrong way :-)
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norway - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 03:24:23 (EDT)
If anyone is interested, the Rolling Stones announced their Bridges to Babylon tour today (well, Monday) and their concerts are listed at the mtv site: http://www.mtv.com. I also wrote down all the info., if you want it, email me.
RaMOANa (cora@family-net.org)
Sunshine State, USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 02:04:36 (EDT)
PamE...just promise me you won't wear spikes! They'll hurt like hell when you trample me ;)
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 00:19:18 (EDT)
Got my Philly tix in the mail today, too! I'm so excited I could scream! Hey PamE, I'm one of the tall guys. Introduce yourself and I'll get out of your way, but ONLY for you! :)
Briton (BritRothrock@juno.com)
Roanoke, VA USA - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 18:23:47 (EDT)
Oh my, just got my tickets to the PHilly show. Who's gonna be there? And you tall guys, GET OUTTA MY WAY!
PamE (SoundVsion@aol.com)
USA - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 16:49:22 (EDT)
Dara, I just want to thank you again for posting the amazing reviews of the two Dublin shows. I always find myself on the edge of my seat while reading your accounts; the next best thing to being there. I promise that my accounts will be as detailed when David et al come to Philadelphia.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 16:31:18 (EDT)
Bewlay: The Mandarin version of SYIT is included and is both funny and quite beautiful at the same time. There's also a very good 8-minute live version of Pallas Athena (from Amsterdam).
Dara
Ireland - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 09:38:57 (EDT)
Any goods on it, Dara?
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norway - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 07:26:55 (EDT)
A reminder to all UK fans that SYIT (the single) is now on release in the UK. Any Euros know if it will be released anywhere else in Europe?
Dara
Ireland - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 06:32:37 (EDT)
So, the European leg of the Earthling-tour is over. We'll be missing him over here! You be good to him now, you Yanks!!
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norway - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 04:20:06 (EDT)
GayJames found the most hilarious site!

The Temple of the Bowie


Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 01:43:01 (EDT)


Ha Ha! For a change, I'm actually posting my real location.

Being, as I am, on vacation, I have exceedingly limited net access and therefore haven't quite been on top of things at TW - I trust my faithful compagnie have kept the scurrilous Mr. Torrie properly in line? Mind you, Evan my shaggy amore, that I am never so far away that I can't....*static*...with the rubber head! So just you watch it!

An update, for that fraction of you who cares - I work ceaselessly on content for the Bowietoy - within 10 days, start looking for The BTKK, The BTSC, and a still-to-be-annouced section on outrage. DingDing!

To all my email puppy-loves, I'm so sorry but I can't afford to write each of you seperately until Friday at the soonest. Know that I think of you.
Ali (puppet1@hotmail.com)
Sioux City, SD USA - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 00:52:45 (EDT)


Hey Kali, you told me that I could sit on you shoulder!!! : (
Frippertronically challenged
The domain of all things meaty - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 23:08:12 (EDT)
I really love this site, it's wonderful becuase I'm so in love with David Bowie! I really only wish there were more TV apearences for the USA! I want to see Dvid Bowie's Birthday Bash I can't find it! Anyway this is a really great web Page!
Laura Allison (woallis@fast.net)
Walnutport, PA USA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 21:31:29 (EDT)
I am feeling so left out being so far away. Looks like you all get to have all the fun what with plyers and all. Keep pumping the information and stuff, I always look forward to a good laugh.
KIRTY (bitch@arcom.com.au)
AUSTRALIA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 20:40:20 (EDT)
RaMOANa and all the other vertically challenged TWers -- if you get stuck behind me or the Fripper at the shows, simply prove to us that yer TWers and you can sit on Fripp's shoulders ;) Oh, and Ramoana, don't forget to bring along the banana...
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
NJ USA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 19:29:01 (EDT)
I just CAN'T miss out on this!!

Alys spanks the elegant Mr. Torrie a whopping 13 times! *giggle*
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 17:50:00 (EDT)


>Crazy Horse

Ahh yes... one of my favourite haunts when I'm in the human rather than ovine mood.

>(BTW, happy belated birthday to the elegant
>Mr. Torrie, sir; how many times do we get to spank you?).

13 Ramona... I'm just hitting puberty, and you know what that means (watch out Flossie!!)
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 16:47:30 (EDT)


Anybody out there who is interested in bying the vinals of Young Americans and Station to Station send an SASE to Evan Walter, 11 valley brook drive, Middlesex NJ 08846. I'll give you my price.
Evan Walter ()
Middlesex, nj USA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 16:46:01 (EDT)
Ramona, I wouldn't suggest trying the pliers trick with me or I might have to pick Evan up and throw him at you:) At least then you could sit on his shoulders for a good view. Look forward to meeting you at the shows, hopefully with no violence involved.
Helen2
USA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 15:59:02 (EDT)
Sheesh, I'm gone for a few days and already the new Ryko site has gone kaboom. I just happened to pass by the Warfield today, and they already have ye olde Dave listed on the upcoming attractions poster thingy. Gotta love Dave; he picks a venue located right next door to the Crazy Horse and about a block away from a little boutique that has an annual blow-out sale on inflatable sheep (BTW, happy belated birthday to the elegant Mr. Torrie, sir; how many times do we get to spank you?). I feel oh so cheated that I missed out on the ticket-buying frenzy though since my minion handled matters for me while I was in exile.

I'd like to give a very big welcome back hug to Trinia (LOVED the vids!) and Margot (yes, yes, Frampton is god).

Tura, I too suffer the handicap of being vertically challenged. But I'm taking SunSinner's advice to bring along a pair of pliers for the shows; you've no idea how quickly your line of sight clears up when you start pinching people with them.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Strumpet Faire, CA USA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 15:49:59 (EDT)


Oh, but Fripper, I´m not Always wearing the same trousers...;-) Actually, in England, nobody cared if you took pictures or not. Very convenient. Still, I´m glad you liked my photos. Keep swinging
Gilly (gilly@metronet.de)
Essen, Germany - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 15:16:03 (EDT)
Hello, I wanted to say hello to everyone that I have not seen in a while. I have been ex tremly busy and unable to go to the IRC. I hope to see many Bowie fans at the Chicago Show.
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 19:03:19 (EDT)
I just wanted to post a big THANK YOU to those of you who have sent in photos. Especially you Gilly!!! I imagine your the crotches on your pants must be getting pretty worn out from smuggling in those cameras at all those gigs...; ) I think I'll leave my big zoom lense at home when I go to the US! Or wait a minute....um, nevermind...
Frippertronic
- Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 14:59:35 (EDT)
Re: 'The fan in Norway' posting below. Sorry friend - I think you'll find that you've been pipped at the post by Bewlay in Oslo!! Never mind - you can be #2 fan!!
Girl with the Mousy Hair (june02@globalanet.co.uk)
Alba - Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 12:53:42 (EDT)
What a nice site! I haven´t gone through it all yet, but it is a very interesting page. Keep up the good work. I see my self as THE fan in Norway. I have to say I am impressed.
Espen Solgaard (solgaard@oppegard.mail.telia.com)
1413 Tarnasen, Norway - Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 08:21:06 (EDT)
Thanx Tura! In Newcastle, someone threw a tie on stage during Looking for Satellites (slim tie...) and David picked it up and tied it around his head. He played with an American flag and a Newcastle soccer shirt, too. Was a funny show!
Gilly
Essen, Germany - Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 06:14:45 (EDT)
I think I think I think.....I think I'll have to agree with RobotMonster on the Puff Daddy video. Puff Daddy is number one in heaps of countries including the U.S and is EXTREMELY commercial and MTVish. I couldn't help thinking Pepsi Cola ad and mediocrity when I saw this news. I hope David will somehow maintain his cultish status within the video and dare I say it...not sell out. Ofcourse because Puff Daddy is just sooooo hot at the moment, the single no doubt will be a hit and Bowie will get mega money in royalties. But apart from that I can't figure out why he would do it....maybe he's a friend of someone in the Puff Daddy circle? Hmmmm....I hope I'm wrong in my views.
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, No-Bowie-Tour-Land - Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 02:55:50 (EDT)
I'm BAAACCK! (finally!) Even a day or two without the 'net was giving me withdrawal symptoms!! Everyone who emailed me, I've emailed you all back.....posthaste....JeanMarie, remind me to give you my new address....
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 01:22:13 (EDT)
Wait a minute...this Duff Daddy video business is FOR REAL?? Oh doy...
Notorious F.R.I.P.P.A
- Friday, August 15, 1997 at 22:33:17 (EDT)
Hello, This is concerning the Chicago Show. I am working hard on finding information about tickets. I wrote and informed Evan that the Aragon Ballroom has yet to confirm the dates for Bowie's performance. Many local Record stores nor Ticketmaster know anything about the concert. I suggest to you all to keep hounding ticket master and try to find out some information. My next stop is going to be Virgin Records. I want great seats and I will fight hard for them. The Aragon Ballroom is right outside Lincoln Park at 1106 west Lawrence. It is about 5 mins. from Belmont and Broadway near Wrigley Field. GOOD LUCK any one else with info Please E-mail me -- ALadNSane ""Freak out in a moonage daydream."
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
A, IL USA - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 18:34:28 (EDT)
I must be the only one thus far who is disspointed that Bowie is going to appear in the video for such a sub-par artist. Puff Daddy's album is tired and derivative. All he is doing is exploiting the death of his friend Notorious B.I.G. Flame away.
Robot Monster
USA - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 16:27:47 (EDT)
Attention New Yawker Boweie Freaks! The Man Who Fell To Earth will be screened this weekend at the Anthology film archives at 2nd avenue and 2nd street tonite at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. this could be your big chance to see the sci-fi cult film on the big screen.....
NITEFLITE
NY, NY USA - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 13:48:11 (EDT)

Tura: plans are currently in the works to make Bowietoy an "alternate interface" to Teenage Wildlife - using nothing more complicated than links, I hope to make it possible to access the incredible range of resources here at TW in those itty-bitty irritating boxes back at the Toy. Ha ha! So - are you going to do that Oursler article for me? Anything from 50-400 words is fine - much longer and it's not Toyish anymore.

Evan: Don't worry - I'll never overthrow TW. JUST ASSIMILATE IT! AHAHAHAHA! *foams at the mouth, then faints.*
Ali
USA - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 12:16:08 (EDT)


GAWD! Beautiful pictures, Gilly! What was that one of Bowie wearing a *tie* around his head, like a frat boy, though?

Reinhold, I'd be scared more by your scary page if I had Java. Such is life. And Ali, the Bowietoy is great fun! When are we going to see a coup d'etat to overthrow Teenage Wildlife? The Bowietoy is far more informative anyway. My my... I did get up on the wrong side of the bed today!
Tura
New York, NY USA - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 10:51:16 (EDT)


To those who emaild me in the last two days, please resend your emails. Skyinet had some tech. problems and had to delete them. Thanks. Pissed as hell, Trinia
Trinia del Rosario (vesadd@skyinet.net)
Philippines - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 10:13:42 (EDT)
Great fun playing with Iman, Reinhold. However, her face is so beautiful it's even more funny just staring at it. There's an interesting Bowie-related discussion going on at one of the UK music boards, at http://wkweb4.cableinet.co.uk/kosso/theories/chat.html. Some guy posted a rebuttal at the top of the board, but for the main debate, scroll further down.
Dara
Ireland - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 09:44:50 (EDT)
You don´t like Iman´s beautiful face?
Now you can change it at my Scary Monsers Site

Any suggestions for warpable persons? Evan? Dara?
Reinhold
- Friday, August 15, 1997 at 09:31:08 (EDT)


Happy belated Birthday, Evan!!
Hel
USA - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 07:46:11 (EDT)
Yes, Earthling, I knew that.
Dara (daraok@iol.ie)
Dublin, Ireland - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 06:21:35 (EDT)
Bowie making a video with that nice Irish-American boy, Sean "Puff Daddy" Coombes - what a great idea. Funnily enough, when I was watching his latest #1 smash on MTV recently, I remarked to my son "Wouldn't it be great if that song that samples LD was the follow-up?", but Bowie appearing in the vid is even better. On the effect Lennon's assassination had on Bowie in the 80's, many commentators have opined that it may have caused Bowie to tone down his 'weird' image and go for a more mainstream sound. I think it's a little simplistic to imagine it 'caused' the Let's Dance era. Most people, especially people as complex as Bowie, rarely do things for one reason. I think Lennon's assassination may have contributed to Bowie's retreat to Switzerland and EMI America, but other factors were as important or even more so. Such as the desire to cash in and set himself up financially for life, waning interest in music, a continuation of the "clean up" process he had started when he fled LA in the mid 70's, a lack of inspiration and direction, and not least of all, sheer bloody-mindedness (What is the most unexpected thing the coolest biggest cult artist in the world could do after recording Scary Monsters, one of the coolest albums of all time? Difficult to think of anything more startling than what we got - the yellow hair and suit, the red dancing shoes, the full-blooded drive at the neck of the mainstream).
Dara (daraok@iol.ie)
Dublin, Ireland - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 06:18:50 (EDT)
I didn't know The Jam sung a song called Absolute Beginners....did you know that? I didn't know that...did you?
Earthling (Bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Deprived, No-Bowie-Tour-Land - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 05:54:26 (EDT)
Hi I was just having a look at the Allstar web site and it had this piece of news from about a year ago: * Acclaimed filmmaker Lech Kowalski is working on a feature- length documentary mostly about the rise and fall of the New York Dolls' Johnny Thunders, called Last Rock & Roll Movie. Lech's a big fan of the New York Dolls and Thunders When he died, he didn't get the media hoopla of a Sid Vicious, yet Thunders is an icon figure to lots of people. So Lech started interviewing people like Angie Bowie, Patti Smith, and Joey Ramone, and people told him he needed to talk to me because I was the only one that didn't do drugs and would remember it all. Besides documenting the Dolls, Last Rock & Roll Movie also covers other important artists such as David Bowie, as well as issues such as the ways and means of radio airplay in the '70s. LaLumia relates a story about how Bowie's "Space Oddity" allegedly climbed the charts: NY scenester Cherry Vanilla, he says, was hired to, well, pursuade certain radio personalities like Cousin Brucie Morrow and Scott Shannon to play the record. "It was called the 'Giving It Up For Bowie Tour. * So thereyou have it. I've never heard about this doco-film before so I thought I'd share it with you because I'm really really really really bored.
Earthling (Bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Deprived, No-Bowie-Tour-Land - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 05:49:45 (EDT)
As well as the news about Bowie appearing in Puff Daddy's next video "Been Around THe World", I saw this news on Billboards site: Original Bowie song "I Can't Read" will be included on the album "The Ice Storm," released Oct. 4 by ReelSounds, the soundtrack imprint of New York-based Velvel Records. Velvel has secured exclusive rights to the single and its music video. So maybe we'll see a video for I Can't Read too :) By the way what do you all think of David being in a video of this nature? Puff Daddy?
Mad Nipple
USA - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 05:11:05 (EDT)
Alys wanted me to leave a message here, so here it is: her computer shoulld be reconnected by Saturday so don't expect emails from her until then. There, I have done my bit! :)
RaMOANa (cora@family-net.org)
Sunshine State, USA - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 00:05:10 (EDT)
Oooh! I wanna visit the wrong link!
Ali
USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 21:02:44 (EDT)
Ali, you posted the wrong link below (which was to anarchy, sex and depression in ancient Rome). I've fixed it now.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 20:37:35 (EDT)
What is it about the idea of Bowie doing a video with Puff Daddy that excites me so much? I'm filled with wonderful inexplicabe visions. It just seems like the best idea in the whole world, at the moment. Am I the minority again?
Ali
USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 18:24:32 (EDT)

RM: The Tin Machine bit explains it all. I have nothing against TM; Amlapura is one of my long-standing favorite songs.

Ramsey: You're even less linear than I am!
Ali
USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 18:05:22 (EDT)


Bowie is gonna be in Puff Daddy's new video, which is a cover of "Let's Dance" done in Puffy's inimitable fashion, in case you don't already own the number one album in the nation. (The US, that is, and soon to be UK.) I'll say this much: When Bowie sang that it feels like somethin's gonna happen this year LAST fall, he wasn't kidding. This is the lead item, for today only, at www.billboard.com.
rancell
NYC, NY USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 17:02:37 (EDT)
Ali, I'm not sure what sex, depression and anarchy in Ancient Rome has to do with David Bowie, but maybe if I ponder long enough I'll come to a conclusion.
Ramsey
USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 16:12:47 (EDT)
Americans love to whine (I'm a master at it) and the Ticketmaster here is more than guiltly of unfair practices (managed to get their butt dragged in front of congress over anti-trust laws...got away with it, but please), so that's why we love to vent and post here. But actually, this time around, I haven't had major problems with Ticketmaster (just their fees...$5-$6.15 so far for this tour). And Ali, why would I want to mock Tin Machine?
Robot Monster
USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 15:37:48 (EDT)
The BOWIETOY Site is loaded with cookie cutters. BEWARE
COOKIE CUTTER (KGB.com.cccp)
KGB - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 14:05:17 (EDT)
THE BOWIETOY IS BORN!

Ali (puppet1@hotmail.com)
Bowieland, Bowietoy - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 12:55:16 (EDT)

And there's a messy placenta on display!

Come on over and leave a note in one of our three spacious luxury guestbooks!

Compete fiercely in the "Mock Tin Machine, Win Great Prizes" sweepstakes!

Get Religion!

Everything works except the chatroom (stil pending approval) and the "Let's Draw On Bowie's Face Like It Wuz A Whitboard" sections - forthcoming, along with the links link page. WELL? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?


Ali (puppet1@hotmail.com)
Bowieland, Bowietoy - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 12:54:32 (EDT)
Rex Leetham asked on the 14/8 which song we would most like to hear but probably won't. My current choice would be the exquisite'Let me sleep beside you' which I've fallen in love with having recently bought 'The Deram Anthology'. Not, I hasten to add, because I wish it were being sung to me! (I'm a happily married mother of twins) - I just think it's a brilliantly constructed song (even though the production is a bit dated) with good lyrics from unusual viewpoint. The cover notes say Brett Andersson (of Suede)also wonders why Bowie doesn't do this song. Perhaps David should get used to the idea that stuff that gets written down doesn't get forgotten nor do the people who do the writing(Shakespeare worked that out years ago). I'm wandering again.... from a hot and sunny Sweden
Liz
Ängelholm, Sweden - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 12:36:01 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Evan, you hunk a hot burning love....(Elvis reference there) :) Luv ya Bons
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, Va USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 12:35:26 (EDT)
GOOD DAY ALL!! My, MY Don't these shows seem fantastic. I can't wait! No word on the NY gig yet I'm hopin' Webster Hall, and at least two dates. He played two last time with NIN at Meadowlands. I'm also hopin'for another Philly show because I have to go to a wedding on The #rd (thanx Liz & Kev). But I should hope to rouhd out D.C. as well keep postin any rumors. As for the Assination attempt I remember reading that after that happened it was when David stopped being creative I.E. Let's Dance, Tonite, NLMD. Was it just a coincindence or did it scare his creative element away?
NITEFLITE
NY, NY USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 10:35:48 (EDT)
Does Eno have a phone number in Russia?
Hank
USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 08:57:47 (EDT)
Bowie going back to studio - my, if that isn't the best news I've heard in a long time! Just don't forget Brian Eno's phone-number this time, David!!!
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norway - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 06:49:43 (EDT)
On the Bowie being assassinated in 1980 thing, according to one of the recent Bowie bios, Mark Chapman attended a performance of the Elephant Man on Broadway and was struck by how easy it would be to assassinate Bowie. When police searched his room after the Lennon assassination, they found a copy of the Elephant Man programme, with Bowie's name circled. Chapman reportedly boasted to his girlfriend that he could have killed either Lennon or Bowie, and apparently Bowie was his fallback. In other words, Chapman waited outside Lennon's building for him to show up, and if Lennon hadn't shown up that evening, he intended to walk the short distance back to the theatre and shoot Bowie instead.
Dara (daraok@iol.ie)
Dublin, Ireland - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 06:39:24 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Evan. For E's a jolly good fellow, for E's a jolly good fellow, for E's a jolly good fellow, and so on. Great Web site, Reinhold - very clever and original. Tura, darling - you can always climb on my sweaty back any time you want. On a general point, I'm sure most of us non-Americans don't mind the Americans getting hot and bothered and posting here about tickets and what not. A little buzz and excitement is perfectly understandable for what is IMO Bowie's best tour ever. Anyway, we Euros got quite excited here when the European tour was kicking off (hint for Noam: remember the recurring "Where is Phoenix anyway?" and "Isn't anyone going to Phoenix?" messages?)
Dara (daraok@iol.ie)
Dublin, Ireland - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 06:25:39 (EDT)
The Residents Unmasked: Elvis, Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Bowie. Oh no, he died didn't he.

- Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 05:02:47 (EDT)
Alys, I don't dream of things being as they were. I want a real face to slap, and a mostly real, if enhanced, groin to slam my knee into, hard.

- Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 03:23:21 (EDT)
Seattle concert goers: as the show draws nearer, I'm sure people will post here or over at the Seattle page (best to do that) as to when and where to hang out. Rex, hmmm, love to hear more of Low on the tour...but then as soon as I say that, I think of 5 other albums I think are neglected.
Robot Monster
USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 02:36:44 (EDT)
I have a new little page on my website, plus a bunch of reorganization, since I've moved to Mars.

Alyssa's Labyrinth


Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 01:21:24 (EDT)


Oh, I forgot...EVAN... Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes, Hippo Birdie Two Ewes, Hippo Birdie dear Evan, Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes. (I saw this on a Birthday card once, it had great little pictures of the animals so it loses something in the translation. Happy Birthday.)
Rex
USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 01:07:19 (EDT)
Halloween Jill and Robot Monster, why don't we just decide when and where we want to meet and then post it for everyone to see. Do either of you know the area at all? What time will everyone start lining up for the GA seats? I highly reccomend we all wear our TW shirts so we can recognize each other. If you don't have one I'm sure Evan can get you one in time. Here is a question for you all... What song would you most like to hear Bowie sing, but you know will not be performed on this tour? Mine would be "My Death". His version of this song on "TRAFOZSATSFM" (The Motion Picture) is so powerful, it's hard to believe he could perform another artists song with such emotion and conviction. What would the rest of you like to hear?
Rex Leetham (rexl@xmission.com)
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 01:01:10 (EDT)
To you know whom....

'cause you can never really tell when somebody
Wants something or wants to stay
That's what I meant to say or do something
But what I never say is stay this time
I really meant to so bad this time
'cause you can never really tell when somebody
Wants something you want too

This is your day. Love you a ton - take care, sweetiepie.....
Vixen
USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 22:59:35 (EDT)


Happy Baaaaaarthday Evan!

I'll be seeing you in bed tonight. Bring your gumboots and the velcro gloves...

Flossie
A Paddock, New Zealand - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 21:57:34 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Evan!

A Sheep
A Paddock - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 21:31:51 (EDT)
Ok, so now I know WHEN the tix for Washington go on sale, but does anyone know the

PHONE NUMBER???

Please mail it to me if you do. Thanx. love and lizards

Gecko/Aquaria (gcatterf@vt.edu)
USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 21:15:07 (EDT)
Superstar Bowie zips up in public - because he's embarrassed about his penis. IMAN's husband bitterly regrets having his penis enlarged in 1963, and now he warns up-and-coming rock stars to look after themselves - because no-one else in the industry will. He says, "It was one of the most stupid things I've ever done. I was young, I thought it would give me more confidence. It didn't do a thing for me except slip my leotards. Just after the procedure, I wore revealing pants. Now I wouldn't wear a revealing outfit on stage and had to give Ziggy up as a result." Now he's 50 and retired Ziggy, he regrets a lot of the mistakes he made when he started out. Bowie recalls, "I did everyone when I was first in the business. The whole thing was this gravey train - Beckenham, Soho, Paris, New York. You want to fit into your trousers. The cigarettes and dresses become part of the rock show. You didn't know the difference and nobody said, 'It's not good for you to be that big.'"
SM
- Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 20:43:27 (EDT)
Robot Monster: What am I going to do? My parents are in England, so they know nothing of the show in the first place, and if I told them that there is going to be a little "get together" consisting of us TW'ers, then they would have a heart attack because they don't even like me playing on the net. They think it's evil or something like that. Any ideas?
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 19:23:06 (EDT)
Reinhold's site is fun! Check it out! Oh I like today's lyric of the day, btw.
RaMOANa (cora@family-net.org)
Sunshine State, USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 19:22:11 (EDT)
I'm driving down to San Francisco for the concert on Sept. 15th. I would like to know if anyone from my area down to the Sacramento area would like to ride down with me. I plan to return home on Sept 16th, so if anyone knows of an inexpensive place to stay the night I would appreciate that info. too.
Sorrow (sorrow@jps.net)
Penn Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 16:47:08 (EDT)
Nobody laughs anymore?
For a good laugh try my

Scary Monsters

site.


Reinhold (reinhold.kleber@cww.de)
Bochum, Germany - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 16:17:41 (EDT)


Via the "quiz" - DB was to be assasinated in 1980 if killing JL fell through. This is the first I've heard of that. Could someone please elaborate. Thx. Does anyone know if the Oct 3rd adventure (Philly) is sold out? It appears Electric Factory needs a new outlet.......
Honey Scarangelli (hscarangelli@dpsc.dla.mil)
Philly, USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 11:46:44 (EDT)
Believe it or not, I'm tired of being abused by the phone staff at the tentatively scheduled NY venues. I've tried calling every couple of days for some info, and each time I call they get more agitated. Some examples (said in a typically loud, abrasive voice) "No!!! That's just a rumour!" or my personal favorite "Where did you hear that! We have NO confirmation on that!!" Sheesh guys - lighten up. I'm just trying to patronize your fine establishments while satisfying my own heathen blood lust! Before I get into it again with these guys, can anyone shed any light at all on the potential NY dates?
kfd (donnelly@deshaw.com)
new york, ny USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 10:17:19 (EDT)
Supermodel IMAN covers up in public - because she's embarrassed about her chest. DAVID BOWIE's wife bitterly regrets having her breasts enlarged in 1983, and now she warns up-and-coming fashion stars to look after themselves - because no-one else in the industry will. She says, "It was one of the most stupid things I've ever done. I was young, I thought it would give me more confidence. It didn't do a thing for me. Just after the procedure, I wore revealing clothes. Now I wouldn't wear a revealing outfit." Now she's 41 and retired from the industry, she regrets a lot of the mistakes she made when she started out. Iman recalls, "I did everything when I was first in the business. The whole thing was this caravan - Milan, Paris, London, New York. You want to fit in. The cigarettes and champagne become part of the fashion show. You didn't know the difference and nobody said, 'It's not good for you.'"
Little Piggy
USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 04:41:22 (EDT)
Tura...you said it :-) I think Frippertronic's idea was great. Anyone willing to wear a shirt with Reeves on the back?
Robot Monster
our town, USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 20:57:47 (EDT)
Tura: I'll wear a t-shirt with a Bowie picture on the back. You happy now?
Frippertronic
The daft lands - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 20:32:51 (EDT)
I don't want to encourage anything illegal, but if someone has 2 tickets to either of the San Francisco shows and has to part with them due to some misfortune, I'd be happy to take them off your hands and donate large amounts of money to your cause. :)
Sonja Ingeroi (ingeroi_sonja@tandem.com)
San Jose, CA USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 19:56:16 (EDT)
Robot Monster- if you're vertically challenged, then what does that make me? One of the Oz munchkins? This is for all of you NOT vertically challenged (including Frippertronic- hint hint!)- move outta my way when I'm trying to see! Some of us vertically challenged would like to see Bowie for once instead of your sweaty backs. (rant mode off)

So, how is everyone tonight? : )

Still up in the air which of the many shows I'll be at... who knows, prolly SF and some of those delish East Coast dates.
Tura
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 19:46:50 (EDT)


Halloween Jill...don't know when the TWers will be getting together, but I imagine for those of us who have tix on the main floor, it would be after the show, however, I'm sure we'll get our share of socializing in line. Thanks to Ilsa for posting the info from EF (sounds like they mean well) and to Ramsey for the helpful info for those of us who are vertically challenged.
Robot Monster (sac28101@saclink.csus.edu)
USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 18:42:56 (EDT)
Hallo, Noam, I was thinking the same thing, so I will post any further follow-ups on the Philly shows on the concert page message board. Unless of course there's an announcement about the second show ticket sales, then I'll post it everywhere I can think of. (In fact, Ilsa, I got that same exact reply from EF & posted it on the concert page). Sorry to bore those of you not living in the States. If anyone wants more details about the Philly shows, feel free to email me.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 18:38:27 (EDT)
Ilsa, that's great news!! Let's just pray that second night WILL happen!!
le Frippertronic
le Stockholme, la Suede - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 17:40:16 (EDT)
Rex & Robot Monster: I've heard that there most likely will be a get together for us TW's is Seattle, and as for whether or not it'll be before the show or after, I hope to God it's before because my parents won't let me stay out late. It's a school night ! So when you hear more about it, please let me know. I'll do likewise. LOVE ON YA ! ! !
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 17:35:18 (EDT)
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR VANCOUVER THROUGH TICKETMASTER.
Chaz
Vancouver, Canada - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 16:40:41 (EDT)
Ramsey: Thank you very much. You nailed it. We now have a STRATEGY!!!! Can't wait. I'm sure we'll see more in Philly than we'll see in NYC, and I'm sort of concerned about the weirdness here and whether we'll get to see anything at all. In terms of NYC hassles, which surround most shows and sporting events, Bowie in October has all the hallmarks of being a major pain. I hope I'm wrong. Thanks again.
rancell
NYC , NY USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 16:21:53 (EDT)
I sent my obligatory plea to Electric Factory and got the following email in response: Hello, There has been a bunch of confusion regarding David Bowie's second show here in Philly. Originally it WAS slated to go on sale last Saturday. The show (obviously) did not go on sale. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay tuned for further details. We now expect the second show to go on sale after Labor Day. For more information join the EFC Mailing List Send To: EFCList@electricfactory.com Subject: Subscribe further announcements will be made there thanks for your time, interest & patience, EFC
Ilsa (jsands@miworld.net)
Not Philly, MD USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 15:47:56 (EDT)
I'm just back frombeing away for three days, and I don't wanna read all your messages over the tickets.. It's a bit dippressing, but I do wish you all good luck. I got my share of David already.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 15:23:23 (EDT)
Absolute Beginners on TV2 on friday !!!
Jane
Finland - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 15:03:45 (EDT)
Hallo....I just like to say that every lyrics that is written in the little "manual" inside the CD-cover in the European version of The Singles Collection has one or more faults, many words is missing....why?
Gustav Schiring
Malmköping, SWEDEN - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 14:54:53 (EDT)
Hallo, all! Yeah, I've been lurking - hi, SM *grin* - just didn't wanna post 'cuz I'd just complain that I'm not going to any of the concerts...*sniffle*...but I'm having a nice time on FLAA-RAE {purple-sanded beaches!}. Anywho, happy concert-goin' to all who are going.

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Gone to Flaa-rae for vacay!, - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 14:23:02 (EDT)
Rancell, The balcony at EF runs along the right wall along about the front 2/3 of the wall, and does have a good view. If you get in the front 2 rows towards the front of the balcony. Obviously, further back both away from the stage and away from the balcony rail means less visibility. To get the primo spots on the balcony you'll probably need to be in the front of the line waiting to get in. The EF is general admission only with no seats (SRO). It will be hard for the vertically-challenged to see from the floor, again, unless you get the front row. The balcony is also the bar, so you will have to be 21 to stand up there. I have never seen this area reserved for VIPs. An alternative is to stand on raised platforms that sit against the wall about half way back in the venue on the ground floor. These are a bit far from the stage but are raised enough to see over the heads of the crowd. People usually camp out there too, but they are easier to get than the front balcony (a coveted spot indeed, since some people seem to think the floor is too hot and crowded). Good luck. Glad you'll be joining us in Philly.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 14:16:34 (EDT)
Speaking of Electric Factory fiascos, I was wondering if someone (Patti maybe?), can fill me in on the EF sightlines. I saw the EF diagram on its Website. But I was wondering if, like in my own fair city at hot shows, the upstairs area is closed to us riff raff and so VIPs can arrive late and leave before the encores, er, uh, I mean, benefit from the fruits of their fine record company and radio station work and enjoy the concert in comfort without being shoved around and waiting around all Rosh Hashanah to get in. My point: Because of the screwed up announcements about NYC dates and not wanting to take chances, we're shlepping down there for the 10/3 show. And 50% of our party is quite short. Will we be able to get upstairs and see this concert? Or should we just be thankful we had seats at MSG and shut up? Advice is appreciated.
rancell
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 13:56:24 (EDT)
RE: philly show (s??) i am completely frustration with all the misinformation coming from both electric factory AND ticketmaster. after hearing on saturday that the show was sold out (friends let me know they were unable to get tickets) i THEN heard on sunday that tickets WERE still on sale. i phoned ticketmaster and they told me tickets were no longer available. i rang electric factory office yesterday and they said they don't know anything about a second show going on sale. i am currently waging a campaign to get everyone to e-mail electric factory, voicing their complaints about how tickets are being handled for this (or these) show(s). there was virtually NO advertising for the first show (one ad in a free paper, two days before tickets went on sale). it seems impossible to get any kind of straight answer from either electric factory OR ticketmaster. if you wish to help our cause, please e-mail electric factory and ask them to give us back our second show!! their address is: customerService@electricfactory.com thanks everyone!
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly (home of only one show???), pa USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 09:45:10 (EDT)
Good one Trin. I new you could do it. And if anyone deserves it then you did. Congratulations!!
Bruce (bowie@enternet.com.au)
Sydney, Australia - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 08:25:39 (EDT)
TO ALL UK FANS - David will be appearing on the Ross & Johno breakfast show on Virgin on Friday morning 7 - 10am !!! DARA - great to see you back !!! I'll mail you later
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 03:48:38 (EDT)
One Philly show and tentative New York dates? Egadz, David!
Josie
USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 22:48:36 (EDT)
Please, anyone who knows anything, or finds anything out about the WASHINGTON, DC show tix, please email me!!! I beg you!! I want tix but I'm going to be gone from Thurs. to Sun. and I'm afraid I'll miss out.... Help me out, people... I'm freaking.
Gecko/Aquaria (gcatterf@vt.edu)
Frazzled, State of Transition, USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 22:01:12 (EDT)
Hmmmmm, Jen, I have no good explanation. But I just called TM again, same story. I asked about being told the concert was sold out & she said "there's a possibility more tickets were added". So, if you need Oct. 3 tickets, go ahead and call tonight.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 20:31:24 (EDT)
But,my friends and I called ticket master on SAturday at 3pm,we were told that the concert was already sold out.......
Jenn (DBBSZig@aol.com)
Philly, PA USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 20:17:02 (EDT)
I'm afraid Evan is correct. I just called Philly Ticketmaster and they say that Oct. 3 at EF is NOT yet sold out and they have NO record of an Oct. 4 date. However, the EF website is STILL listing both dates. However, the EF phone information line is not listing the concert OR the informing us that the tickets have already gone on sale. I cannot believe they have not sold this out yet! EF only holds about 3000 people, the website is now advertising the show, although I have yet to hear it MENTIONED on WMMR who is supposedly sponsoring the show. All I know is that at 11 am last Saturday morning (1 hour after tickets went on sale) we were told there were only a couple hundred tickets left. I cannot believe those last few tickets haven't sold in TWO DAYS. That makes me think a second night is unlikely. What is wrong with this lame town??? vent-vent-vent......
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 20:13:45 (EDT)
Nice to have you back, Nevada. One show in Philly sucks, but such is life.
Robot Monster (sac28101@saclink.csus.edu)
USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 19:48:30 (EDT)
Does anyone have any up to date info on the New York shows? This is driving me nuts! Every where I try to find out just says "To be announced". If you have any info, please e-mail me ASAP. Congrats to all who got tix for shows that exist!!
'lectriceye (lhsgdj@foto.infi.net)
NC USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 19:20:43 (EDT)
As of 7 p.m. EDT today, TicketMaster Online was still showing tickets available for the Electric Factory on the 3rd.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 19:03:40 (EDT)
I just checked out Pollstar's tour site, and they are only showing one date for Philly. I don't know if that means a whole lot, but I thought i'd post anything I came across.
Frippertronic (micke.weichbrodt@stockholm.mail.telia.com)
- Monday, August 11, 1997 at 18:36:44 (EDT)
Everybodys raised in blindness. Everybody knows its true. Everybody feels that everything is real--anybody's point of view. Nobody can break their bondage. Everyone can feel their chains. But even in my life I knew you found your sight and nothing would be quite the same--Please help me Who can I be now? You found me Who can I be?
Nevada Kerr
Somerville, Ma USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 18:15:34 (EDT)
Hey Robot Monster, are you interested in riding down together. I have to go through Sac anyways. let me know what you think.
Sorrow (sorrow@jps.net)
CA USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 17:05:38 (EDT)
Canadian Boy, sorry, I can't make the Vancouver show, but we all can hook up in Seattle. And Sorrow, there will be lots of TWers at the SF show. We won't be hard to spot.
Robot Monster
USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 12:40:09 (EDT)
Hi everyone. A special thanks from Mireille and I to our German friends for their kind messages. OK, new email address, but be patient. My Net access at the moment is a tad flakey. Finally, necessary Bowie content: In it's sixth week (since re-entering) on the Norwegian top 40 albums chart, ChangesBowie drops one place to #17.
Dara (daraok@iol.ie)
Dublin, Ireland - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 10:53:50 (EDT)
Oh, and that goes for any of you Swedes who get Danish TV2 as well :-)
Petter (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norge - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 04:24:22 (EDT)
TO ANY DEAR DANISH PERSON: Kan noen være så snill å ta opp BÅDE The Man Who Fell To Earth og bursdagskonserten (den siste er viktigst). Kassettene blir refundert, og jeg ville være evig taknnemlig!!
Petter (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norge - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 04:22:21 (EDT)
I have just been thinking of some things that Bowie has been first in. For example: He was the first entertainer in music to announce he was gay; He was apparently the first British artist to be allowed to put out an album without first having a chart success; He was the first rock star to take a huge stage set on tour, i.e Diamond Dogs; He was apparently the first rock star to allow himself to be filmed completely naked simulating sex for a music video, i.e China Girl; He's the only rock star to be paid $1 million all to himself for a few songs at a festival; He's now the first ever non asian artist to score a number one hit in Hong Kong; He was one of the first to have an album recorded in stereo, i.e Space Oddity; He was one of the first white performers asked to perform on Soul Train...uummmm, and I can't think of anymore. Can anyone else think of some firsts that he's done? PS: This is what happens when I can't get onto chat :P
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, No-Bowie-Tour Land - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 03:50:16 (EDT)
All Danes and inhabitants of southern Sweden take note; 'The man who fell to earth ' is being shown on Danish TV2 on Weds 13 Aug at 23.05 followed by 50 th birthday concert on Thurs evening. Load VCR's and get up on your rooves to fine tune TV signal!Hälsningar from Ängelholm, Sweden.
liz
USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 03:31:48 (EDT)
Oooooh - deja vu! Somebody pour me a good stiff fruity drink... Why do I come here when I KNOW all I'm going to experience is A) vicarious anxiety over the ticket procuring ordeal, and B) personal anxiety over the fact that he's NOT COMING HERE!!!!! Trin, are you glad that you decided to travel so far to see the tour? Did you go alone? Would you do it again? What was on the t-shirt he threw you (other than traces of Bowie sweat which would be enough)? I'm seriously contemplating flying to the land of the "dysfunctional Americans"... but it'd just be toooo tragic to travel that far and end up with a lousy seat - not to mention the financial dilemma (I'm MEANT to be saving to furnish my flat - Hey Dave!! The Joni Mitchell microwave's great but I could really use a washing machine that plays early Roxy on the spin cycle). Decisions decisions: Horror 36 hour flight to the US, crap seat up back of venue, and bean bag chairs in my living room for another year OR stay here and enjoy a nice cup of tea in a comfy chair listening to "Strangers When We Meet" (Outside version) on repeat and reading the latest E Annie Proulx. Hmmmmm. Tricky one. AND ANOTHER THING. I truly can see why the "evil hoaxer" has been getting everyone's knickers in a twist (MB RIP) but I found a somewhat pertinent old db quote the other day at the Mr Showbiz site: "I chip in occasionally, sort of anonymously - throw false rumors in and get everybody at it. Well, why not? I love the idea of misinformation, anyway." Cheers, lovelies!
Margot (margot@koorong.com.au)
Sydney, Australia - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 02:18:21 (EDT)
Hey Ramsey, I don't know much more that you do on the ticket situation in Philly and patti knows the most....Evan says he heard from someone who bought tickets Sunday for the Oct. 3 show...yet yesterday anyone calling after noon was told it was sold out...possible I suppose that they decided not to have a second show and so put more tickets onsale for Friday....in which case it will be jammed! I hope they do a second show, I wanted to make a "weekend" of it...as far as the slow sellout, slow in comparison to last Sept. ballroom show. I would guess maybe it's too soon since a lot of people saw him last year. I understand San Francisco sold out two shows quickly with little advertising....so maybe they are hungrier not having seen David on tour since 1995...YA got ME! :) we'll have to see what the week brings...I'm curious about what is going on with firming things up in NEW YORK!
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Richmond, va USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 01:32:21 (EDT)
Hallo Den, Ramsey, Trinia, everyone :-) Trin, you must tell us all about meeting Bowie!!! Ramsey, glad you got tix :-) Den, maybe sometime I'll bring Eddie on chat to meet you ;-)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 00:24:59 (EDT)
Hey fellow TW's!!! Does anyone know if David will be in NC anytime soon?!?! I NEED TO KNOW!!!!!! PLEASE!!! SOMEBODY E-MAIL ME!! Love and Stardust! Mirya
Mirya (ritter5@mail.apcnet.com)
Fayetterville, NC USA - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 21:51:25 (EDT)
Yea!!! I got a ticket to the UA show in LA on Sept. 13th!!I finally got through about 20 min after they went on sale and the closest they had was section 26 in the back mezzanine. What's up with that? I was hoping to get closer, but at least I'm going. Anyone else out there going to this show? I'll be wearing my Teenage Wildlife T-shirt. Nicole K :-) Counting down the days...
nicole (bnkoborg)
Omaha, USA - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 19:06:26 (EDT)
Sorry JeanMarie - wrong e-mail address last message. Don't click on it!!
June (june02@globalnet.co.uk)
- Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 16:04:03 (EDT)
JEANMARIE!! Sorry I've taken so long to reply to your mail. I've sent you a nice long one to read on Monday morning. You'll be LIVID when you read it. Guess who kissed DB then???.......I'll say no more and no doubt hear from you tomorrow. ps Will we have our Bowie weekend next weekend then - whaddaya say!!
June (june02'globalnet.co.uk)
Scotland - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 16:00:47 (EDT)
I camped out at the door of Bass tickets, and can you believe it I was second in line! I'm so excited! I am going to the Warfield alone, so I really want to meet up with some Teenage Wildlifers before the show, and maybe after. I have to travel 3 1/2 hours to get to SanFrancisco. aaaaah!
Sorrow (sorrow@jps.net)
CA USA - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 14:54:59 (EDT)
Very funny, Den hehe..how's life?
T.
Manila, Phils. - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 14:52:41 (EDT)
Well lucky old Bowie, getting to met Trinia! he he
Denis Collins (denis.collins@cableinet.co.uk)
Liverpool, England - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 14:26:10 (EDT)
BRUCE! YES! 7:45 pm, July 5, St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium. He stopped to sign some autographs and talk a bit before he boarded the bus going to the Werchter concert! :-)
T. (vesadd@skyinet.net)
Manila, Philippines - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 14:23:27 (EDT)
Hallo all, well, we were all standing at the EF box office from the wee hours yesterday morning, first in line in fact, in a line of less than 50 people. Got to the window and were told no Saturday show on sale yet, only if the first show sold out in a certain time frame. So we bought our Friday tickets and went to the back of the line, certain that by the time we made it back to the front, the first show would be sold out and we'd get the second night. Well, at 11:00 am, still about 200 tickets left for the FIRST night. I called TM from my cell phone standing in line, took a dozen calls to get thru, 10 minutes of recorded messages and 15 minutes on hold, only to be told by the agent they had no news of a Saturday show. Bonster, do you have some info on the ticket sales? It took another hour for the last 200 tickets to sell? Well, MOST of the tickets were gone within an hour and it took so freaking long to get through to TM, no wonder! If they don't add a second night because it took over an hour to sell out a show that was only advertised 2 days before the ticket sales in ONE newspaper, and on NO radio stations, with sales being WAY too early (the show's almost 2 months off), then they (who? EF, Bowie's management?) are INSANE!!! Will keep calling and post with any news about the second night.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 10:01:57 (EDT)
Bang, Bang, I got mine! Tickets for Oct 3 Philly, I hope everyone made out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I see the creep has done his damage again, this time Ryko and both MB's. Evan please hold out!
Jim From Valley Forge (shannonj@mds.lmco.com)
VF, Pa USA - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 08:45:39 (EDT)
Hurray for Alys!!!
Denis Collins (denis.collins@cableinet.co.uk)
Liverpool, England - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 06:16:11 (EDT)
Den, you certainly can meet the guy I know....maybe he'll come on chat with me sometime!
I got my tickets for Vancouver!!!! I can't wait!!!

Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 02:16:53 (EDT)
Hi all. I have just been watching an MTV news report featuring David singing the Mandarin version of Seven Years In Tibet. The report was about David being the first non-asian artist ever to reach number 1 in Hong Kong, which we already know about. :) However, there was a clip of David performing onstage in front of a huge audience singing the Mandarin version!! The clip was interspersed with psychedelic colours so this made me think it was an actual music promo. David was definately singing into the mic. the Mandarin version but it could have been cleverly dubbed over his english lyrics at a concert somewhere. Or maybe this is the promo that the lucky Chinese are seeing at the moment?
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, New Zealand - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 00:28:04 (EDT)
Ok, I don't really know if I can handle the stress of this morning trying to get throught to ticketmaster. I hate having to place my trust in ticketmaster regarding when Oct 4 goes on sale. I got a MAJOR runaround today. At least I got my ticket. Thanks to all of you who have been so helpful in keeping the information fresh, especially Pattibowie! Kudos to you!! AMEN
LamBugI
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 23:21:35 (EDT)
Madame Sand>>>>>are you going to be at the sept 21 detroit concert..i just got my tickets this morning....unfortunately thet are the balcony but i can always sneak down during thew concert!! heeheehee i hope there is another show the 22 of sept. that would be fun!!! is www.davidbowie down or something....it refuses to load itself anymore! AARG!!!\
spaceODDity (youngamerican@hotmail.com)
Garden City, MI USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 20:12:45 (EDT)
I got my ticket!!! It cost $37.50, and If I can push my way to the front I'll have a lovely view of our dear David. The tickets went on sale this morning and sold out in 20 minutes. I'm so proud of him! He's just perfect! I'd better jet. LOVE ON YA!
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 19:03:58 (EDT)
Hey Robot Monster! I just got my Vancouver ticket for the night before Seattle. You should come up to Vancouver and try to catch David 2 nights in a row! If you do, let me know!
canadian boy
Canada/west - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 17:10:14 (EDT)
Whew, got my Seattle ticket. Just an addendum, the Seattle TM line has what has to be the most excrutiatingly long message before you can get through to an operator...you don't even get the option of pressing a key to jump past all that crap. No, I don't give a fuck about their website, no, I don't want to order their magazine, no I don't want anything else they have to offer except tickets! Now that I'm off my soap box, hope to see some of you there.
Robot Monster
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 16:04:05 (EDT)
Good Evening to all on the GB! I am working hard(NOT!!) and catching up on some e mails. I was just reading through the GB and who on earth is jb? - a Nighmare if ever there was one, eh? Pathetic is all I can say! Last night JeanMarie and I decided not to go out and opened a bottle of wine and listened to a recording of the Glasgow Barrowlands concert - oh, it makes me sooo jealous I was not there- the usual Scottish welcome for Bowie before and during his performance!!! Anyway, Hi to Alys, Trinia, Dara and Evan - did that stange jb mention sheep Evan???!!!!!!Ha Ha!! Bye for now Angelaxx
Angela (a.c.mitchell@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 16:01:08 (EDT)
Hi! Hoping to get tickets for Universal Ampitheater show tomorrow 10am. Is that 10am California time? Just wondering - I don't want to miss the boat because of a time difference. I hope it doesn't sell out as quickly as I've been hearing. I'm getting really excited about this and would mega-pissed off!! I can't stand that music that one has to listen to while on hold, but I would be willing to sit through hours of it to get tickets. Wish me luck!
Nicole (bnkoborg)
Omaha, USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 14:59:12 (EDT)
Disgruntled Rykodisc Message Boarders should check out the

Teenage Wildlife Message Board

Things are subject to change as I experiment a little with this.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 14:47:26 (EDT)


I don't think Electric Factory is into posting fictional shows at their venue and ticketmaster sales clerks only have a little computer in front of them that tell them only what they need to know to sell tickets for the day, nothing more, nothing less. When tickets go on sale for Saturday (unless management decides the first show didn't sell out fast enough) then the tM representative will tell you when they go on sale! :) we just have to keep calling back to find out. Great that Seattle rose to the occasion, Philly was a little slow at nearly 2 hours to sell out...and a lot of us bought extras that I am sure we will be sorting out later. Besides, it is often better publicity wise to wait to announce a second show is added..makes better press, makes the artist seem hot (which we know he is) :)) I hear the Dublin show was too awesome for words! And Dara has a famous photographer snapping his pic???? ---Bons
Bonster (DBFAN@AOL.COM)
Richmond, va USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 14:37:19 (EDT)
According to the logs, jb is posting from a Dublin compuserve address.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 14:09:47 (EDT)
'jb' = 'Suede' = 'hoaxer' = the one who really ruined both MBs. Must have found a new account somewhere
Agent Zero
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 13:55:46 (EDT)
Damn, Seattle sold out in about 40 minutes, and I couldn't get through in time. But I'm pretty sure I'll be there. Rex, yes, TW get together after the show sounds like fun, I know of some already getting together.
Robot Monster (sac28101@saclink.csus.edu)
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 12:49:52 (EDT)
I got my tickets for the Seattle show! It took forever to get through on Ticket Master so I'm in the balcony, mez 3, center right. I know it's toward the back, but from what I hear there really isn't a bad seat in the house. If anyone is familiar with the venue let me know how these seats will be. I'm sure they will be better than when I saw the Sound And Vision tour at Dodger stadium, even though I was in the infield it was tough to see anything because of the distance and people. Let's get a group of TW'ers together before or after the show.
Rex Leetham (rexl@xmission.com)
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 12:39:49 (EDT)
Philadelphians - don't give up yet on a second show at the EF. I got tixs for Oct 3, and asked about the 4th. I was told to call back later on (I took this to be a strong hint for a second show)....I did just try again at 11:50pm, and still nothing on sale, but the same type of response was given. Ticket master folks were actually very polite today. J-
Janet
Planet Earth, USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 12:20:21 (EDT)
>this is a site for sheep shaggers only

I know, jb, that's why I'm here....

Baaaaaaaaaa


Flossie
A Paddock, New Zealand - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 12:16:52 (EDT)
well, not this morning atleast...keep your fingers crossed.
Josie
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 11:52:14 (EDT)
Starling and fellow philly ticket hunters, EF did not sell tickets for the now seemingly fictional Saturday show. Grrr...
Josie
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 11:51:05 (EDT)
Wonder how fast EF sold out? Oh, and "dysfuntional americans"? Can you say redundant?
Robot Monster
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 11:24:15 (EDT)
WELL jb, I happen to LIKE being a dysfunctional American.
Josie
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 11:12:33 (EDT)
Starling, the same thing happened to me. I got my tickets and then asked about a second show and ticketmaster said they had really no idea about it. Hmm...I'm waiting to hear from pattibowie. She's been waiting outside EF since the wee hours of the morning.
Josie
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 11:11:12 (EDT)
OK, well some of my stress is settled. I have my tickest for Friday at the EF, but contrary to posted reports, TicketMaster knew nothing about the second night, or when they would be going on sale. Any ideas, anyone?
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 10:41:03 (EDT)
the rkyo mb was fucked up by this site, the virgin mb was also fucked up by this site. Do not belive any claims of innocence from the sheep shagger, he's guilty.
jb
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 10:37:51 (EDT)
this is a site for sheep shaggers only
jb
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 10:35:07 (EDT)
there is nothing wrong in appreciating the music and personna of David Bowie. The problems arise when that is all you have to look forward too especially if you are a dysfunctional american.
jb
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 10:34:09 (EDT)
this site is for dysfunctional americans - people from bad homes
jb
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 10:31:46 (EDT)
go the missing link pages if you want to learn more about bowie.
jb
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 10:30:17 (EDT)
this site sucks
jb
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 10:28:47 (EDT)

Good luck to all those who are about to buy tickets for Bowie shows in the U.S. I know how tense things can get until you have that precious ticket in your hot little hand. God knows I've been waiting TEN years just for the chance to line up for Bowie tickets again. Hope that there are lots of Teenage Wildlifers sitting in the front row of all the shows.

Welcome back Trinia !!!! Looking forward to hearing all about the trip. Hope that you had a great time. I understand that it will take you a while to answer all the emails. But can you just tell us this - Did you meet HIM?? Yes or no?

Miriam, sorry to hear about the loss in your life. I know how you feel. The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. I eventually replaced most of the CD's and now keep them in a secret location. Good luck with replacing the collection.

And welcome back Margot. Where's ya been Sydney sister. Here is a big huuuuuuuugggggggggg from another Sydney-sider still hanging out for the annoucement about Sydney shows. I still haven't given up hope, and I won't until the last Earthling show draws to a close and the stage set is burnt in an empty New Zealand paddock somewhere under the gaze of some misty eyed sheep :-(


Bruce Bowie. (bowie@enternet.com.au)
Sydney, Australia - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 10:19:35 (EDT)
Hallo, Den. Hallo, Noam. I'm on ticket-watch now....till noon! Wish me luck!! And Den, as long as you're in that 'fatherly' mood, could you PLEASE do something about Jess?? ;) And MANY thanks to Dara! German postman finally arrived!! Hel
Hel (helbowie@snet.net)
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 08:53:45 (EDT)
Ryko page seems to be dead. Either someone wrecked it with bad HTML or they took it down on purpose. It would not surpise me if it had been shut down for the same reason as the Virgin MB.
Hel (helbowie@snet.net)
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 08:48:28 (EDT)
What has heppened to the Rkyo MB
Jamie
USA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 08:17:08 (EDT)
Well, I want to meet him before you get too familiar with him Alys, hmph! he he!
Denis Collins (denis.collins@cableinet.co.uk)
Liverpool, EnglandA - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 07:34:42 (EDT)
Well well...I called ticketmaster in Toronto about Vancouver Bowie tickets...apparently it's 10am tomorrow that they go on sale...but I'm calling earlier anyways.
I met a cute guy at work!!! **Alys bounces off the walls, she's so happy**

Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Saturday, August 09, 1997 at 01:53:40 (EDT)
Good luck you all with your tickets to whatever show you are going to. I know you will enjoy it.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 18:22:54 (EDT)
It's the count down! I am wheeling and dealing and gonna get one of those tickets in my hot little hand! Can't you just feel the excitement? The anguish? Nothing else ever seems to matter THIS much. BOY! I'd really better get a life!! Nah!!
Nirmal (nirmalg@synergycc.com nirmike@axionet.com)
Maple Ridge, bc Canada - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 17:10:32 (EDT)
Hello Bowie fans! Anyone have news on a second date for Toronto, Canada. Tickets go onle here tomorrow! And as far as I'm concerned (Looking for) Satelites is the best damned thing he's put out in years. Anyone know the release date for 2.Contamination?
David Martin (murr@interlog.com)
Toronto, On Canada - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 15:50:15 (EDT)
OKAY...HERE IS THE TICKET DIRT...tickets go on sale for both philly shows, saturday morning at 10 am at all ticketmaster locations including their charge by phone (but not their online service) and at the electric factory office. the show is an all ages show. tickets are $ 35.00 and the limit is 4 per show. good luck!!!
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 15:41:28 (EDT)
Come to the #Bowie chat right now and be contaminated!
Risqué
The Homelands - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 15:17:27 (EDT)
Hi, FYI all Boston Bowie fans - the Pollstar page lists Sep 29 and Sep 30 for the show dates at the Orpheum. Anyone know any more details? Am now living in Arizona, but feeling the need to fly back to Boston to see the MAN w/my Bowie pal Janie! Hope to see you all at the Orpheum! Tamara Tamara
Tamara (tamarax e page@ccm.ch.intel.com)
chandler, az USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 13:21:55 (EDT)
Hello, it is me again. I am still trying to obtain these bloody tickets. I was wondering if Bowie was going to have Prodigy open for him on the American leg of this tour? Anyone know? Anyone in Chicago land please tell me what infor you get about tickets I want good ones.
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 10:42:32 (EDT)
Clarification for Philly show info: Patti called EF and spoke to someone there, maybe if she logs in she'll confirm what she told me. I think they told her BOTH shows are for sure, that it's all ages and that the EF box office opens at 10 am. When I called the info line it said something about box offices open noon to 5, but maybe that only refers to the TLA box office. My advice would be to call the TLA and confirm their opening time if you want to purchase there, because I bet the tickets will be sold out by noon. The City Paper only ran a full page ad inside the front cover yesterday!
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 10:40:57 (EDT)
** Electric Factory ** The EF now has both nights posted for Bowie! Last night on the radio they were only talking about Friday night Oct 3, but the Electric Factory home site shows both nights. Well I'm going to try to get tickets for both nights. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 10:26:23 (EDT)
Philly Tickets *** Watch out, I heard the TLA and EF don't open till 12 noon! By then the tickets might be gone. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 09:47:18 (EDT)
TRYING TO LIVE CALMLY UNTIL I HAVE TICKETS IN MY HANDS FOR THE PHILLY GIG..... WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO...? DEAL WITH EARLY AM LINES ON SOUTH STREET, VINE STREET, CENTER CITY, PA. OR ATTEMPT TICKETMASTER AT THE NJ MALL. I CAN'T DECIDE AND I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG. DEFINITELY CANNOT DEAL WITH A TELEPHONIC PURCHASE; SHEER TORTURE... DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT A SECOND SHOW? THANKS FOR THE PREVIOUS INFO, STARLING.
Honey (hscarangelli@dpsc.dla.mil)
Philly, USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 09:45:14 (EDT)
Hello Margot! Hello Hel! Hel, saw your message below. Will you be needing DC tickets? I plan to pick up a few extras (if they ever go on sale)? Also, heard about your daughter. Hope she's alright.
Tara (zwillman@bbcpa.com)
Alexandria, VA USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 08:47:52 (EDT)
MARGOT!!! I just sent off an email to you! Ramsey, I'm sorry the fruity drinks on LBI are postponed, but we WILL try to do it sometime this fall!! Tara and Starling, my apologies. We WILL do it ASAP!!! See you at the Philly show if not sooner. And yes, that IS the one and only very special Patti from the newspaper article, for whoever it was asking down below!! Hel
Hel (helbowie@snet.net)
USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 08:14:20 (EDT)
I think I've stumbled into a nightmare... keep clear of db cyberspace for months, come back for a quick peek, and what do I find?? Tour dates galore and how many mentions of Sydney gigs? FUCK FUCK FUCK!!! Not to mention AAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! And what's happened to the MB?? D.S. emailed something about Brian quitting but it seems frozen on July 21st. Yikes! Then again, maybe it's just me. Maybe this whole unpleasant situation is an hallucination. FUCK. I WANT MY SYDNEY SHOW!!!!!!!!!! Hi Hel! Do you know where Mattie is? Hi Robot Monster! Do I know anyone else here? Trinia, did you SEE HIM? Where?? (Don't say Sydney!).
Margot (margot@koorong.com.au)
The Forsaken Land - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 03:29:24 (EDT)
On Monday my house was broken into and all my c.d collection was stolen including 30 Bowie discs. Some were rare bootlegs and pressings I'll never be able to replace...Boo hoo hoo :(
Miriam (miriam@ihug.co.nz)
Auckland, NewZealand - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 23:05:33 (EDT)
OK, latest, latest info on the Philly shows: the Philly City Paper announced the concert today, only listing the Friday Oct. 3 show, price apparently $32.50. Opening act listed as "Special Guest DJ's". Doesn't that sound promising! It's also enigmatically called the "2nd Anniversary Concert". I've no clue what that means, the last Philly show at EF was in September 1996. Small WMMR logo in the corner. Does that mean they'll actually play something off of Earthling? I seriously doubt it!! Ta-ta.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 19:22:56 (EDT)
The latest info on the Philly dates can be found on the Electric Factory website and the Ticketmaster page. Bottom line, tickets on sale this Saturday at 10 am, haven't seen a price, opening act announcement or whether it's all ages (although someone on the MB seems to think it IS all ages). Can't wait to see evryone there!!!
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 17:42:22 (EDT)
I've got my ticket and am ready to go to the kick-off concert to the North American tour here in sunny Vancouver on September 6th !!!!!!! For all you chart watchers out there, David's Earthling does not appear in Vancouver's Top 50 albums this week so we'll see how it fares as the concert approaches. I may have a spare ticket to the show so keep your eyes on the Vancouver tour page of TW.
Chaz
Vancouver, Canada - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 16:03:03 (EDT)
TRINIA!! You're back!!! ***hugs***
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 13:07:40 (EDT)
Jim: There's something else I'm known for other than the one who lost her garter to Dara- I've got that streak of New Yorker in me otherwise known as sarcasm. Believe me, if you've got a fan like Patti in Philly then all of NY just can't compete. And besides, I don't really care if Bowie plays NY or not at this point, although I'm sure he will.
Tura
New York, NY USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 12:19:31 (EDT)
Hallo JeanMarie and Angela!!! I am still trying to remember everything and I promise to send you guys emails by Monday!!--I will also send pictures :-) Acrobat! How are you? It was nice meeting you in person and also Christine and the others! Are you getting email soon?? Keep in touch! Trinia
Trinia (vesadd@skyinet.net)
Manila, Philippines - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 11:28:43 (EDT)
To Tura: What! Bowie has no fans outside of New York city, forgive me Tura but Philadelphia is known for being Bowie town not NY! It's been that way since 1972. And relax, I'm sure David will play NY. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 11:16:15 (EDT)
Can any one help me with the guitar chords for 'life on mars' or anything else off 'hunky dory'
james (968008461@96.humber.ac.uk)
hull, england - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 09:34:10 (EDT)
Does anyone have a spare ticket for the Shepherd's Bush, London shows? (by the way, I can offer accomodation to any kind soul who can help out on this one) If he doesn't do I'm Deranged and The Voyeur I'll scream! Luv, Dominic
Dominic Sedgwick (dominic.sedgwick@burton.co.uk)
London, UK - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 08:28:20 (EDT)
Hi there! I just read some comments about the Birmingham concert, and now I wonder: WHAT HARDCORE MOVIE?
Zig Dust (zig@for-president.com)
Trollhättan, Sweden - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 07:17:14 (EDT)
Hello Trinia! It was nice to meet you in person! I´m also back home...! Take Care....
Acrobat
Lisbon, Portugal - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 07:02:11 (EDT)
WELCOME BACK TRINIA !!! I've missed you !! Can't wait to hear all about your trip and the shows AND MEETING GOD !!!!
JeanMarie
- Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 03:45:22 (EDT)
OOPS!!! I put the wrong address in the box on the prior submission. My two addresses are rexl@xmission.com and leetham@fiber.net . Sorry about that, between the two of them one should be up and running at any given time.
Rex Leetham (rexl@xmission.com)
USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 01:30:14 (EDT)
If anyone in the Seattle area can help me get tickets I will be forever grateful. I will try to get them through Ticket Master Saturday morning, the problem is I have to buy the airline tickets on Friday to gat a decent rate. It's worth the gamble but I need a back-up plan just in case! I registered this info on the tickets page as well. Let's plan on meeting prior to the show for a beer or two! I have two e-mail addresses, the one above as well as leetham@fiber.net . Please let me know if you can help!
Rex Leetham (rexl@fiber.net)
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 01:25:49 (EDT)
I think that Bowie should just forget about touring the US now that it's tentative about the New York date. He doesn't have fans outside of New York anyway, does he? ; ) Anyway... I'm sure there's to be at least one NY date, if not two... But I tend to doubt that he will be performing at Irving Plaza or any other venue like that.

Sunsinner: haven't heard a peep out of you for a while...?

And Aquaria- see ya this weekend in Times Square.... get ready to start struttin' your stuff.
Tura (still looking for my garter)
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 20:14:00 (EDT)


In a state of flux

The ticket situation seems to be changing every few hours. Ticketmaster says two nights in Detroit, but the State Theatre claims to know nothing about the second night. Electric Factory Web page says two nights in Philly, but Ticketmaster knows nothing about either. The manager at Chili Pepper in Miami claims to know nothing about Bowie touring, and New York City no longer seems to have anything scheduled at all (I guess since he gave NYC the Birthday Bash, he's just going to miss you lot out this time round :-)).

Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 19:07:17 (EDT)

Welcome back, milove!!

So nice to see you amongst the living, Spaceboy :)... drop me a line, hon.
ANYONE WHO KNOWS ANY TICKET INFO FOR THE WASHINGTON, DC SHOW, PLEASE EMAIL ME.

Gecko...Aquaria... and still Mrs. SpAcEbOy (I hope) (gcatterf@vt.edu)
Doing the dance of joy.... what a great week..., USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 18:40:07 (EDT)
A second show in Detroit!!!! Heaven's in Here!!!!
Madame Sand
Canada - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 18:27:18 (EDT)
I called the State Theatre here is the information: Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm. General Admission seating ticket price is $32.50. Tickets go on sale August 9th, this Saturday at 10:00am. It is an all ages show. Tickets are available at all ticket master locations and at the State Theatre. The phone number for the State Theatre is 313-961-5450. See ya there!!
Madame Sand
USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 18:21:28 (EDT)
Welcome Back Trinia!! Alys,I will mail you on Saturday night - when is Bowie playing in Vancouver? I have relatives there and was going to get my cousin to send me cuttings from the papers if there were any reviews. Will you manage to see him OK? Hello Dara and Mirelle - hope you are settling back into good old Ireland or maybe you are not online yet? JeanMarie I hope you have a chance to get on the Chat before the big E comes in!!!!!!! We must get that tape made for Steven of the Barrowlands concert as he was going on about him again today again!!!!! Byeeexxangelaxxx
Angela (a.c.mitchell@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotland - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 18:16:43 (EDT)
Spaceboy! Where've you been?? Email me!! :-) Or, come to the Vancouver Bowie show!!
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 18:12:09 (EDT)
hallo (hi alys, yes it is me)just leaving a message after a long miserable journey. take care everyone.
spaceboy
prince george, canaduh - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 17:31:57 (EDT)
Chaz, unless you know something that I don't, there is no alternate mix of "Starman", so the 45 version is the same as the album version.
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 16:13:58 (EDT)
Ticketmaster is showing two dates in Detroit now (Sept 21 & 22). Lucky fucks.
Robot Monster
USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 15:08:41 (EDT)
Tickets for Bowie's Vancouver show are supposed to go on sale this Saturday. Expected prices are $48/ticket. www.ticketmaster.ca
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 14:00:31 (EDT)
If you want to see setlists from this tour, go to the EARTHLING tour page and click on anyone of the shows that have already taken place, in most cases the set list is posted. That'll give you an idea of what we can expect in the US.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 13:16:25 (EDT)
The therapist will be here on 03 October 97 and I'm due for some reality substitution. Electric factory accomadations are balistically worth the sweat and certainly outweigh alternate comfortable conditions at the Spectrum, E-Center and suchlike. Sincere regrets to those under 21 - nothwithstanding I love getting "carded" at the door. To Patti: Are you "thee" Patti re the Philly Inquirer/Bulleton article written some years ago? Anyone have info with regrd to the current/pending sets DB will be entertaining us with?
Honey (hscarangelli@dpsc.dla.mil)
Philadephia, Pa USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 13:11:01 (EDT)
Has anyone ever tried buying tickets thru Ticket Master Online? If so, please give me the info. Is it easier? Do you have to wait until the exact time they go on sale to do it? Is it quicker and safer than hitting re-dial on the phone a hundred times till you get through? (See, I told you I'd be dwelling on this non-stop) Oh, by the way anyone know the price for the Philly show. $37.50 is my guess plus all their friggin surcharges.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 12:49:23 (EDT)
Hello Friends, sorry if I haven't answered your emails yet...I just got home yesterday and is still in a sort of a limbo ("neither here nor there"). I will try to send emails in the next couple of days. MAMA--where are you??? Bye guys, Trinia
Trinia del Rosario (vesadd@skyinet.net)
Manila, Philippines - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 12:31:40 (EDT)
Thanks Starling, hope it all goes well for you Saturday! Can't wait myself! As a matter of fact I'm taking half a vacation day just to live it up! Hope everyone gets those tickets. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 11:52:43 (EDT)
I have not posted on the guestbook in quite a while, and have no time to read the entire thing. I wanted to let people know that I will be going to the Chicago show in October. I called the Aaragon Ballroom and they directed me to ticketmaster, which inturn had no record of Bowie's concert yet. I will call again, and try to track them down. If anyone knows anything about tickets for the Bowie concert let me know. Evan did you get the pics and the tape yet???
ALadNSane (werfamly@midwest.net)
IL USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 11:39:47 (EDT)
make sure you get a ticket. I went to the Hanover Grand show and it was fantastic. I am going to Shepherds Bush next week and can't wait! Now all you U.S. fans know how gut wrenchingly excited I was when they announced the hanover shows. The earthling show is unbelievable. ENJOY! Hope you all get tickets.
sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 10:21:54 (EDT)
The pulse rate is now racing..... Philly tickets on sale Saturday at 10am..... Thanks Patti for the info..... SInce it is general admission I might as well try thru Ticketmaster before paying double at the local "arm-and-a-leg" ticket place. I'll use him as a last resort. Well this day is shot to hell now, too anxious to do ANY work. Going to vegetate under my desk till Saturday. To all the Philly fans; Patti, Jim, Jacko, Marz, Hel and Bonster (well you'll be there) I'll be thinking of you Saturday morning.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 08:39:07 (EDT)
PHILLY FANS- GET READY TO MAN THE PHONES!!!!! tickets for the 10/3 philly show go on sale saturday morning (8/9) at 10 am. ticketmaster number is 215 336 2000.
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
philly, pa USA - Wednesday, August 06, 1997 at 01:43:07 (EDT)
I just heard that tickets for the State Theatre in Detroit go on sale on Saturday @ 10:00am. I am definitely going to this concert. I am also trying to go to the Toronto concert pending the logistics. If anyone has information about the T.O. concert please let me know.
Madame Sand (gryn@mnsi.net)
Windsor, Canada - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 21:38:12 (EDT)
Just stopping by to say "Hallo!" to you all. Only 4 more days till I can buy a ticket!!! And about one month till. . .THE EUROPEAN CANNON IS HERE!!! Gotta jet. LOVE ON YA!!!
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 17:36:20 (EDT)
I was just wondering about this FYIT mandarin version.. What's different in it?
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 17:28:30 (EDT)
Song Trivia. Is the original British 45 version of Starman the same mix of the song as it was released on the Ziggy Stardust LP? Dara must know the answer to this!
chaz
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 15:40:49 (EDT)
Bowie's publicists are now officially saying the NY date is "to be announced".
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 15:13:00 (EDT)
Hey, New Yorkers---anyone hear anything about the NYC tour dates? I called both Irving Plaza and Webster Hall, and no one has any info! EVAN - who confirmed those dates???? And what's up with ONE show in New York City, anyway?!...By the way, HI everyone!
aimee (akessler@phillips.com)
USA - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 12:59:41 (EDT)
Dear Dara and Mireille, hope to see you in the near future; keep on the good vibes...
ridley (mueller@blinx.de)
Berlin, Germany - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 11:00:03 (EDT)
Does anyone know if DB turned up at the spiders gig (on stage or in the audience?)
simon (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 09:23:48 (EDT)
Mireille and Dara : AUF WIEDERSEHEN !!! ...somewhere, someplace...;-)
Petra
Hamburg, Germany - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 08:55:20 (EDT)
Who is it that has provided most of the bands that have been mentioned here with inspiration? Who is it that is constantly being namechecked? Who is it that has used almost every style of popular music on his albums than any other? Who is it that is not afraid to jeopardise his status, who is more risque than any other based on always doing what HE wants? Who is not afraid to lose an audience by constantly moving? Who is the ONLY pop star to be involved in art exhibitions, be on the board of a painting magazine, has contributed writing to music mags and art mags, is the only male singer to be taken seriously as an actor, who has starred in a sucessful Broadway produstion that WASN'T a musical, has had his music interpreted my a classical composer and turned into a ballet, who is in the middle of writing a piece of theatre, and has recently written music for an advert? He was the first to take a huge stage set on tour in 1974, far preceding all of todays constant 'big' shows. He helped pioneer the first true music videos with in 1980 just before MTV. He has been shocking, controversial fascinating and forever changing for 30 years, while others have come and gone. I can truly say I know no other Rock Star like David Bowie...no other.....he is one in a million.
admirer
- Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 06:11:26 (EDT)
Hallo! I'm BAAACK! :-) I wish family reunions wouldn't be so long! What have I missed??? I looked up for Bowie's Vancouver concert date on the Canadian TicketMaster page....there's no info, just a concert date....anyone know when tickets go on sale??? http://www1.ticketmaster.ca/return/H200074.htm (the addy)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 21:19:00 (EDT)
I saw on the ticketmaster web site today that tickets are on sale for the Bowie concert Sept 10 in Denver. I am planning on going to the show Sept 13 at the Universal Ampitheater (I can fly, stay w/ my sister-in-law, and not miss too much work). Does anyone know when tickets will go on sale for this show and how much they will cost? Also, if anyone has been there, what are the best seats? I know, I know...you're all going to say "As close as possible!!!" Any info would be appreciated. Thanks! Nicole K. :-)
Nicole (bnkoborg)
Omaha, USA - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 20:48:07 (EDT)
Roger Irrelevant? Is that really you???? Nice to see you back!
Josie
USA - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 19:48:17 (EDT)
You've got a sharp eye there. I noticed the Halloween Jack thing too. And noone can be too big a Bowie fan! Bite your tongue! Ouch! I'm going to the October 1st concert at the Orpheum. For what I've been going through today it's front row or nothing! I'll be coming all the way from San Antonio, TX but, as we all know, Bowie is worth it! I'll be broke but happy for the rest of my life! Anyone from Boston out there? I wish Bowie would play "Time" and "Wild Is The Wind". Two of my favorites. Then I can die content! Sigh! JAZ
"Jaz"
USA - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 17:53:00 (EDT)
Hello All On The GB!!!!!!!! GOOD TO BE BACK!!!!!! JeanMarie - yes I am just back at work and on the Internet already!!! I like and agree with your last comment about Glasgow concerts and everyone loves playing in Scotland due to the reaction they receive from fans!! I hope you are all well and a big hello to Dara - I hope to be sending you mail soon! To Trinia back from her travels and to Alys and everyone else!!!!! I had a great holiday and Lanzarote and it was too beautiful for words but I did miss the BEST concert at Barrowlands ever but JeanMarie has given me a run down on EVERYTHING from Phoenix to Manchester and all the great folks she met - Hi to you all too!!! Must go and do SOME (!!!???) work I suppose! Byee Angelaxx P.S. Maybe now we are bak Evan there will be some drunken messages again!!! How are you? Angelaxx
Angela (a.c.mitchell@stir.ac.uk)
Falkirk, Scotlannd - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 15:13:46 (EDT)
Thanks for the Who info, Hel. I have just tried the Bowie quiz and I'd like to say that Johnny Mathis didn't "write" "Wild is The Wind", he just recorded it originally for the western movie of the same name.
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 13:52:42 (EDT)
Hi, Starling! I'm not into work today either...but we'll be having those fruity drinks soon at LBI....15th and 16th!! Hang in there! Hel P.S. Earthling may be on fire, but the past couple weeks my BRAIN has felt as if it were on fire, too!! Oh am I EVER looking forward to those fruity drinks and a week off!!
Hel (helbowie@snet.net)
USA - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 12:42:51 (EDT)
Hallo everyone..... Kind of a slow morning around here, isn't it? I'm trying my best to concentrate on work... not doing a very good job. Would much rather be sitting at the pool, a pitcher of Margaritas at my side and EARTHLING colliding with my brain cells. A fond farewell to Burroughs (not a good year for the "Beats"). My best to Evan,Hel, Jim, Dara, Tara (a rhyme) and to Jacko (Bowie's Greatest Fan) wherever you are.....................and I'll pretend I'm walking home.....
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 12:35:56 (EDT)
Just want to clear something up here - people keep saying to me that reason Scotland only got one show is because the Barrowland didn't sell as quickly as London or Dublin or they would've added one - well WHEN would they ?!!!! The dates for Glasgow and Manchester were announced at the same time - so there was NO second date penciled in for Glasgow at that time, which would've made sense if he was going to do two !!! and as far as the tickets not selling - the show was still a sell out - the audience went totally crazy !! Maybe we don't have as many Bowie fans up here who don't have Internet access - that doesn't mean he's not as popular ( see my previous comment regarding Scottish reviews !!). So David - if you read this HOW ABOUT FITTING IN ANOTHER SCOTTISH DATE BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE UK ?!!! You KNOW we deserve it !!!!!!! Angela - welcome back - thats not you at the Internet ALREADY !!!!!
JeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 09:56:08 (EDT)
I think in this moment we should all send a little prayer straight to heaven, whilst cute and sexy arabic male angels give a warm welcome to William S. Burroughs...we won't forget you, Bill. Rest in Interzone.
ridley (mueller@blinx.de)
Berlin, Germany - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 08:53:55 (EDT)
Hey... what is the best Mixtape for a non (or nearly) bowie fan? send me your list !
sandy (sortmann@uni-bremen.de)
- Monday, August 04, 1997 at 07:47:45 (EDT)
Ali - I'm back. What about holidays in South France. Here you can relax and get some real healthy food. You're exhausted!
monique
St. Tropez, France - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 07:09:46 (EDT)
EARTHLING; Absolutely FABOLOUS to have you back!! :)
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norway - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 05:12:54 (EDT)
Don't spank me for going non-Bowie here: I just like to say that it's nice to see that Radiohead have such a large following from other Bowie-fans too. I love this band - they have the audacity to be creative, just like The Man. And Johnny Greenwood could actually teach Reeves Gabrels that louder isn't always better (sorry, Reeves - you screwed up my hearing in Glagsow).
Bewlay (svenn@hioslo.no)
Norway - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 05:10:43 (EDT)
Missing Link no more! It is with regret, that I have to inform you all that the 'Missing Link' site has been removed and will not be back on line for the next few weeks. I had originally planned 'Missing Link' to be a David Bowie archive site, and I seem to have been pulled away from my plans by this current tour. 'Missing Link' did not set out to compete with the UK fanzine 'Cranking Out', that has never been my intention, and it never will be. Most of you know my feelings regarding fans being ripped off, so I don't need to drag that subject up again. I have not enjoyed any of the shows that I have seen so far, because I guess I have been too involved... that is one reason why I'm removing the site. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support over the past few months and I hope you'll enjoy my new site ... if it ever gets finished. Don't forget that if you want up-to-date tour news and any other Bowie related information .... it can be found at Evan Torrie's 'Teenage Wildlife' site: http://www.etete.com/Bowie Love on ya! -- David Priest Missing Link Webzine http://freespace.virgin.net/david.priest/Main.htm
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- Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 20:46:16 (EDT)
what the hell?! this weeks (weaks?) vote is an interesting thought, but the only two choices out there that could even play on the same stage as Bowie (Aphex Twin, Radiohead) aren't even in contention and the prodigy (worthless, uncreative, Skinny Puppy wannabes) are in the lead. this is garbage.
west
- Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 19:51:25 (EDT)
Guitars? I should. I've been tripping over them by the dozen for 30 years. I love them...many beautiful variatons...but I don't play well.. too much work and you get those icky callouses on your fingers...I simply have some geas on me to always consort with guitarists...and now my girls play, so. I just collect guitars as art. You should have seen that Gibson acoustic, it had the most beautiful floral motif inlay along the pickguard done in mother of pearl, and it had a heavenly sound. The concert was great! Hel
Hel
USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 19:02:45 (EDT)
Hel! You really know your way with guitars... Glad to hear you enjoyed youself. About something to add to the set-list - Sweet Thing-Candidate-reprise. Big Brother is also a good one.
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 18:38:41 (EDT)
Yes, Roger Irrelevant, I remember you! Welcome back. Emilio, the Who were VERY good. I don't want to hear any more nonsense from young critics about 'geriatric rockers'! Pete Townsend was truly magnificent. Great guitar work, great vocals, great spirit! (Flying Eagles were good, too, but he didn't "leap") John Entwistle is just fabulous to watch, what a wonderful experience to watch the intricate way he plays his bass (they showed some nice closeups on the big screen). Pete had several nice guitars, a beautiful Gibson acoustic for the opening songs, then later a red Fender Strat with white pick guard, and then a cream and white Strat.... Zak Starkey was great, too!! He has Keith Moon's licks down pat. He played with great energy and precision....truly a remarkable performance. P. J. Proby (spelling?) was there as a vocalist (and a bit of guitar). 5 horn players (from the original Quadraphenia album), the orignal keyboard players from that album, and a couple actors who also sang backup vocals and some lead lines. For some strange reason people in the crowd thought Proby was Gary Glitter gone old! Pete Townsend's brother Simon was the other guitarist. The video they showed of Quadraphenia worked well with the concert, making a multimedia event out of it. They used a huge screen over the stage and a HUGE sound system for the video. I counted 56 big speakers in all, just for that. The venue was sold out, mostly to an older crowd (40s) but all were enthusiastic and there was a small riot down front at the end when the screen showed old footage of the instrument smashing days. The only unfortunate thing was Daltry (who still looks great, even shirtless) was having voice troubles...but he got through the show quite well for a man who had 'lost his voice'. Townsend made some remarks (kind) about it and carried much of the encore material himself. There was a younger contingent who tried some dancing in the aisles but security discouraged that, and there was no 'pit'...All the seats that had been removed for David and NIN were back in place. No new material, but an enjoyable concert!! I'd forgotten how good these people are as musicians!! Both Townsend and Entwistle proved that rockers' skills DO keep growing and improving. They are surely Masters now!! So I mailed Daltry some 'Throat Coat' tea and good wishes... Hel
Hel (helbowie@snet.net)
USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 14:28:09 (EDT)
Just to let you know that I'm back. Its been a very long time, does anyone remember me from back in 1995 when all this here started. Roger
Roger Irrelevant
- Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 12:39:17 (EDT)
Hel, what's wrong in going to a Who concert? I'd love to go, too, if I could. Their current drummer is, of all people, Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr's son. As for David introducing new songs on his shows. "Lady Grinning Soul" would be a good choice. I would also suggest "Drive-In Saturday".
Emilio (emiliopa@pro.via-rs.com.br)
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 11:31:41 (EDT)
Starling, Ramsey, I promise I'll e-mail you the directions and address for the house on the island on Monday. I think Hel and I will be down on Friday afternoon.
Jim From Valley Forge (james.shannon@lmco.com)
VF, Pa USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 11:00:26 (EDT)
Jim.... Lady Grinning Soul, interesting choice. Haven't heard that one for ages. How about Saviour Machine? That one reminds me of the same sentiment expressed in Looking For Satellites.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 10:57:34 (EDT)
Starling - When do the tickets go on sale for the Electric Factory show? I checked the EF message board and they didn't have Bowie even posted yet! I also sent them e-mail expressing my feelings if the show is only 21+ like the Ballroom concert. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 10:57:15 (EDT)
Humm....... Saviour Machine, I use to really love that song Starling!!! Well still do but aleast now I don't replay it ten times. You heading to the shore today??? Get sun burned and all that. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, Pa USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 10:54:26 (EDT)
Jim.... Lady Grinning Soul, interesting choice. Haven't heard that one for ages. How about Saviour Machine? That one reminds me of the same sentiment expressed in Looking For Satellites.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 10:51:05 (EDT)
Jim.... Lady Grinning Soul, interesting choice. Haven't heard that one for ages. How about Saviour Machine? That one reminds me of the same sentiment expressed in Looking For Satellites.
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 10:40:26 (EDT)
Starling - Love your choice for selections of the US Earthling tour!!!!! Yes please drop Fashion and Fame. Wouldn't mind a new version of "Lady Grinning Soul" either. Jim
Jim From Valley Forge (james.shannon@lmco.com)
VF, Pa USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 10:29:39 (EDT)
Hello! I´m a huge Bowie-fan and I´d love to write to someone who would like to write to me. I´m not an "I remember my first concert in '76"-person ( I wasn´t born in '76...), but I LOVE David!!! Please write, I´m 17...
Hilda (bonyberg@algonet.se)
Gothenburg, Sweden - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 06:05:54 (EDT)
Evan: Some few presents for you, my dearest most darling Evan and my other dearest most darling TWlifers: E!’s gossip show had a tidbit on David last night - it seems that he and Iman are considering having not just one, but two children. I wonder if they’d let me help... Also - a quote from “Caring For Your Aging Parents” that might amuse you - “The drug used to treat Parkinson’s {A neural degeneration disease characterized by an incessant muscle tremor or twitch (see Jokes for Bowie 3)} is L-Dopa {trade name Senimet}. Unfortunately, it is not well tolerated by all patients and tends to lose its effectiveness over time.” Those of you who have frequented the chatroom at the right times have heard me discuss other scientific definitions of L-Dopa, but this one's the best, don't you think?
Ali (puppet1@hotmail.com)
Pensacola, FL USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 05:19:56 (EDT)
I Love you david!
Kate (W12Kate@aol)
Loveland, CO USA - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 04:44:30 (EDT)
I'M BAAAAAAAAAAACCCK!!! Hi everyone, I've been away for a month and have just spent the last 2 hours catching up with all the happenings :) Not being online for awhile gave me the cramps....I need my daily Bowie fix!! ;) Anyway, all the concerts David has been doing sound great, and the photos are cool, (some of them remind me of the way he looked during the Stage tour 1978). I'm so glad for everyone who's seen a show, and I hope he gets down under before he goes off to make babies...LOL..what a stupid thing to say. Now to fix my chat addiction....:)
Earthling (bodaki@ihug.co.nz)
Wellington, NZ - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 01:27:01 (EDT)
I agree with you Evan. I would like to see some different stuff added for the US leg. Really want Nite Flights, Teenage Wildlife, Boys Keep Swinging and My Death back on the set list. Would also like to hear updated versions pof All The Madmen, Drive-In Saturday, Big Brother and Time Will Crawl. Although I love Under Pressure, I think that can be dropped at this point, along with Fashion. Would also like to see Jean Genie dropped again. (This was never one of the oldies that I've missed). Looking forward to hearing this new version of Fame. Hope I like it better than the original. I just don't want anything from Outside dropped. Couldn't bear that!!!!
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 22:46:21 (EDT)
Well the Liverpool gig ended less than an hour ago, and it was very passable, oh aye. In fact I can honestly say that it was the second-best Bowie gig I've ever been to! No D'n'B Laughing Gnome though, which was a shame, hmm. Anyway that's all you're getting out of me for now, I'll send Evan more details for the tour page when I'm a bit less cream-crackered.
Denis Collins (denis.collins@cableinet.co.uk)
Liverpool, England - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 18:51:35 (EDT)
I'm about to commit the sacrilegious act of attending a WHO concert at Meadows Music Theater (same place the OUTSIDE tour opened Sept. 14th 1995). I wonder what I'll think. I did like them once long ago but have ignored them for decades. Will they have anything remotely resembling David's energy and excitment onstage? I doubt it....will see! Pics at eleven......Hel (no, I didn't plan this, someone with an extra ticket insists I come along...)
Hel (helbowie@snet.net)
USA - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 15:39:19 (EDT)
I recall reading in an interview at some point that Bowie said they had rehearsed about 40 different songs for the tour. Still, I'd like to seem him add some different one for the US leg (still hoping for a 1997 version of Panic In Detroit - to be played when he tours Detroit of course!)
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 14:18:18 (EDT)
Hi Starling. Just because The Motel hasn't been played in the last few concerts doesn't mean it's off the setlist for good. The band rehearsed a mass of material in Dublin, and have been varying the setlist somewhat from night to night. Some songs are being added, others dropped for a while, but not necessarily for good. Some songs people thought had been definitively dropped recently made re-appearances. It'll be interesting to see what he does on the US Leg: he might change things more radically.
Dara
Germany - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 10:36:48 (EDT)
HELLO THERE
Billy
USA - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 08:19:54 (EDT)
Does anyone know if THE MOTEL is ever still played on the tour. I haven't seen it on recent setlists. I haven't heard that one in person, live yet and was excited when it was back on the setlist early in the tour. Now it's off again.
Starling
NJ USA - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 07:37:06 (EDT)
Hi Noam. Bowie actually mentioned the Puff Daddy Let's Dance thing at WBCN when he was on for an interview. IIRC, he said he liked it.
Dara
Germany - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 07:05:22 (EDT)
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE WEBSTER/IRVING IS IN NY? IS IT A CONCERT HALL, BALLROOM, CLUB... NO ONE I KNOW IN NY HAS EVER HEARD OF IT. IF ANYONE KNOWS, PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH ANY DETAILS. THANKS. I'LL BE THERE, ONCE I KNOW WHERE THE HELL IT IS I'M GOING!!!
'lectriceye (lhsgdj@foto.infi.net)
NC USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 21:59:30 (EDT)
One more thing: WISH ME LUCK, FRIENDS!
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 19:10:23 (EDT)
I'm so excited!!! My dear David is coming here to Seattle on September 7th. I found out this morning. The first thing I did was. . .cry. I know it sounds a little stupid but, I couldn't help it. You see, I didn't think I had enough money, but I've figured that whole situation out. Now all I have to do is get money for a backstage pass. Ooooh. I'd better get to meet my dear David. I'd better jet. . .LOVE ON YA!
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 19:09:14 (EDT)
Huh? Haven't been reading again for quite some time. Hope nothing big came on by, but I wasn't at home lately. And I just heard, a few days ago, some tune of this Puff Daddy based on the Let's Dance riff. Horrible
Noam Gal (FNGAL@wis.weizmann.ac.il)
Rehovot, Israel - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 17:33:22 (EDT)
How did I manage it, Hel? Well, you learn quite a bit hanging around the docks over here (the secret special ones that they don't tell the tourists about). Plus, I've become quite expert at inserting needles and pins into the little voodoo doll of Dave that I have (it's actually quite fun, and I do it even when I'm not in a cursing mood). It's even more effective when I sit on my autographed trash can lid while inserting them.

Hmm hmm hmm, what action figure best represents Zach? Lando would be too easy...I'd say go with Boba Fett (cos he's a bad mother...).

Katherine, I was a Disney slave for most of the 90s and never once did I hear The Nightmare character refered to as Halloween Jack; all the merch stuff refered to him as Jack Skellington.

Evan, nice fluffy pink towel.
Ramona (rgardea@ggu.edu)
Strumpet Faire, CA USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 16:13:24 (EDT)


YES!! David, we welcome you back to Vancouver!! I have been saving a gift certifcate that my boss gave me for Christmas. You know, if you wait long enough, Bowie WILL come to town! AMEN!!
Nirmal (nirmike@axionet.com)
Maple Ridge, BC Canada - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 15:51:53 (EDT)
Christ, no action today
Eric Ryan
USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 15:50:44 (EDT)
Ramona, your plan sounds great. I'll grab the magical fruity drinks pitcher and be right over!! Starling is right about desert garb: danged cheap place has no air conditioning and of COURSE they'd choose the over-21 venue again, since there are a fair number of under-21 fans who are desperate to attend. NO FAIR!!! I'm glad the reviews were well-received. Hel
Hel (helbowie@snet.net)
USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 12:29:45 (EDT)
Ta very much Hel. June-I don't take much notice of critics myself but I think they do have an influence on prospective converts.
keith
UK - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 12:06:39 (EDT)
WELCOME BACK ANGELA !!! I can't wait to tell you all about the concerts !!! Hope you had a good holiday !!!!xxxxxxx (yes- that does mean the return of our drunken senseless messages !!!!!)
JeanMarie
- Friday, August 01, 1997 at 12:02:20 (EDT)
Once again the Bowie screws his under 21 fans! By playing at the Electric Factory those fans under 21 will not be allowed to attend.
Jim From Valley Forge
VF, USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 11:48:37 (EDT)
This is one happy boy...... ELECTRIC FACTORY... Philadelphia. It's Gonna be a beautiful night.... For those of you going, wear those light clothes, maybe some desert garb. See you soon....
Starling (TINMAC2@AOL.COM)
NJ USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 08:29:51 (EDT)
BTW - LOVES that review of Glasgow i - it brought it all back to me ....*sigh*
JeanMarie
SCOTLAND - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 07:35:59 (EDT)
The reason you don't see reviews of Glasgow in the music press is because the English based papers ignore anything that happens North of the border !!! but I'll be sending an excellent review of Glasgow from the Scottish press soon !!!! Notice how in Scotland - the reviews are good - in England they are not !!!! PLEASE TAKE NOTE DAVID !!! AND WE ONLY GOT ONE DATE !!!! Some things are just not fair !!!
jeanMarie (am005@post.almac.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 06:33:58 (EDT)
Hey RobotMonster! How's it going? Glasgow was well-smart! I hope everything's cool with you.
bill
not glasgow, u.k - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 02:43:15 (EDT)
Hel, I'm gonna pull out my Star Wars and Terminator figures for my litle shakeable mock up stage, in honor of the California shows. I see Bowie as a Han Solo, Reeves as a Chewbacca (that goes without saying), Mike Garson as The Terminator (I have many Terminator figures, so he will be the bike riding one), Gail as the silver Terminator skeleton, and Zachory Alford as...?
Robot Monster (sac28101@saclink.csus.edu)
Sac, Ca USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 02:03:12 (EDT)
THANK YOU DAVID!
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, and totally hyped, Canada - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 01:59:59 (EDT)
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