Teenage Wildlife Guestbook April 1998

Thank you for visiting Teenage Wildlife. Here are some previous user's comments.


CONGRAUTLAIONS BELLE on winning your prize today!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
Jumping For Joy, NJ USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 19:53:01 (EDT)
Thanks Bart. I re-read my post and realized I wasn't clear. I have it bookmarked. I was on last Sunday and there was only three on.
John
USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 19:07:51 (EDT)
John tonight is the scheduled Bowie chat on AOL. Every Thursday and Sunday at 10:00. Look in Town Square and look up "Bowiefans". See you there.
bart STARLING (tinmac2@aol.com)
nj USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 16:33:49 (EDT)
The American Masters Lou Reed program was fantastic and had some interesting Bowie parts. There was interviews with David and it was from his Earthling 50th Birthday bash era. He had a long hanging earing and that crop 90's Ziggy hair with miniscule facial hair. There was coverage from the 50th birthday bash. backstage phot-ops, and a tender moment when Lou leaves the stage and Reeves pats him on the shoulder. Lou turns around with a big approving smile. I thought he would of smacked him. All in all it was fascinating programming. A look at true high Art poet who uses Rock-n-Roll as his vehicle. In this low art television age it is a relief that groundbreakers as Lou and Bowie get some coverage--event hough they are not Hanson or Sienfeld or worse Micheal Bolton.
NITEFLITE
NY, NY USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 16:32:30 (EDT)
Lyrics: how about "oh you pretty things". Anyone on AOL interested in some Bowie chat tonight?
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 15:04:25 (EDT)
Jen, loved the joke...and I'd had it on MPEG or something awhile back too....

Best lyrics....going back to yesterday...umm...that's such a hard choice! Bewlay Brothers, We Are The Dead, or perhaps Hallo Spaceboy....
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 13:36:36 (EDT)


Where can we go to try an verify this damn NYC show? Has anyone heard anything that would corroborate this? I got summer plans to make dammit. Can't wait all summer, only to find out Bowie changed his mind again. Sheesh.
KelMar
State of Anxiety, USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 12:48:07 (EDT)
This is Mad Jozee coming live and direct from Glasgow - hey, Johnny, you should get loads of Bowie stuff at the record fair - I have been quite a few times and got a lot! I would say that my favourite Bowie song is 'Oh! You Pretty Things'. 'Hunky Dory' is my favourite Bowie album - it was the first one I actually had. I liked Bowie even when I was a child -there is something enigmatic about him. MAD JOZEE 1998.
Mad Jozee (wizbit98@yahoo.com)
Glasgow, Scotland - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 08:47:42 (EDT)
Glasgow situated fans (all three of us) might want to head to the library in the West End this Saturday (10 till 4) where there's a record fair and lots of glorious illegal bowie-product...and Mr.Cigarettes has mailed Ms.Bitch and is patiently awaiting a reply.
johnny cancer & the cigarettes (9402518b@student.gla.ac.uk)
glasgow, UK - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 07:17:29 (EDT)
Aki, would you mind sending it to me (too) at the email listed here? Not my usual hotmail account? I'd be interested in hearing it "live"...thanks! Jen :)
Jen (jenbowie@doghousemail.com)
USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 00:40:27 (EDT)
Mahonri, I just mailed it to you. Hopefully your mail service accepts large attachment files because it's 1.2 megabytes (.mov). It's worth it though!
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 21:30:41 (EDT)
Ha! Would love to hear either Bowie or Rosie actually reciting this one!
Mahonri
slc, UT USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:52:55 (EDT)
Well, I can try to transcribe the "true" version tomorrow and send it to both him and Ev (and cc it here)...dunno...so much damn homework! You still on Kel? Kinda late isn't it? Jen :)
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:51:32 (EDT)
But its awesome crap!
KelMar the unclear
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:51:03 (EDT)
Tee hee... You should give that to Paul Kinder on Little Wonerworld for his 'funtime" page... Chock full of crap like that.
KelMar
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:47:52 (EDT)
Ok, but those of you with sensitive eyes...don't read it... A be warned this is the "gist" of it...I can't remember it word for word... A guy walks into a bar and asks the owner for a job. He tells the bar owner that he's a piano player and the owner says, "Let's see what you can do." So the paino player sits down and plays this amazing piece of music on the piano. The barowner says "Wow! What's the name of that song?" and the piano player says..."Bend over and I'll fuck you up the arse..." "Excuse me?" says the barowner "That's the name of the song." says the piano player Just then the owner says, "Well, I dunno..." and begins to turn away, so the piano player launches into another piece, even more amazing than the first. The barowner says "Wow! What was the name of that one?" And the piano player says "Shut the fuck up or I'll kick your arse" So, the barowner says, "Look, I'll make you a deal. You can play here only if you don't tell the customers the names of your songs..." "But..but..I poured my heart into them! I worked really hard on those titles!" begs the piano player..but the barowner insists and the piano player really needs the job, so he accepts. Then, on opening night, he plays the most amazing piece ever to a sold-out crowd. It's absolutely amazing. The audience goes wild with clapping and cheering and the paino player almost goes out of his mind because he wants to tell the audience the name of the song so bad...so instead, he immediately launches into another song, even more amazing than the first. It's Rachmaninoff on acid or something! The audience goes wild and gives the paino player a standing ovation. The piano player, who by this time has become so frustrated and so upset over not being able to give into his creative urges and tell the audience the titles, immediate;y rushes off stage into a bathroom and begins beating off. Finally, he emerges from the bathroom and is heading back on stage when a stagehand stops him and says, "Do you know your cock's hanging out and there's spunk on your tie?" and the piano player says, "Know it? I WROTE IT!" Bwahahaha! I just love it! Like it blondie et al? Jen :)
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:43:04 (EDT)
jen - hit me now! hit me now!
blondie
new york, ny USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:31:00 (EDT)
Hey BIGBruddha...I need ya to slap around that Fripper dude...at the rate it's goin' I'm never gonna get to see Sweden and get those drinks ya owe me!
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:26:39 (EDT)
I don't have the mag with me (I'm at work) but I can give you the gist of it...still want it now, or later?
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:17:28 (EDT)
Jen - please, please, please share the joke - i'm totally ready for a good laugh!
blondie
new york, ny USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:11:07 (EDT)
The joke is also quoted in a magazine I have at home...if you can't find the url, let me know and I'll "transcribe" it... It's actually one of my fav jokes.... Jen :)
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:03:56 (EDT)
No, it's not the "12 inch Pianist" joke... the joke involves the names of the pianist's songs. I'll check on it later.
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 15:32:43 (EDT)
Glad to hear you got the tape. Anything for you, you wildman. BTW, speaking of wildman, hows that hangover coming along? Mine left around 7pm Sunday night. Hey, Big Bruddah, please tell that scallywag Fripperchronic hello for me. Either that, or beat the crap out of him.
KelMar
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 15:23:03 (EDT)
Aki--Do you mean the one about the "12 inch Pianist?" I remember the basic gist of it but can't remember how it goes.
Mahonri
SLC, UT USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 15:14:25 (EDT)
I think I know what it is! It's about a piano player, and is very long and very feelthy. I have a clip of Bowie telling it somewhere on my computer at home. I got it off the web... does anyone know the URL of the original location?
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 14:56:57 (EDT)
We think that Bowies lyrics for "Volare" on the Absolute Beginners-soundtrack are really his best ever. Bruddahtronics-the combine of evil genes.
Bruddahtronics
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 14:52:01 (EDT)
In case y'all haven't noticed, Bowie's mentioned in today's New York Daily News gossip section: >Rosie O'Donnell dislocated some jaws at Monday's Rainforest Foundation >benefit. The cuddly talk-show hostess and mommy got back in touch with >her raunchier days as a standup comic by repeating a deep-blue joke that >David Bowie once told her. Trying to paraphrase it in a family newspaper >could leave us with lockjaw. So let's just say it involved an act that >wouldn't be foreign to George Michael. Some in the black-tie crowd >gasped. But given that the crowd was mostly made up of music industry >people, O'Donnell got a big laugh. I wanna know what the joke was, dang it!
Mahonri (m.melville@m.cc.utah.edu)
SLC, UT USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 14:44:46 (EDT)
KelMar -- the package arrived today safe and sound. Thanks!!!!! I owe ya one! =:->
Kali (jumping for joy)
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 14:32:50 (EDT)
I don't dislike the Wallflowers, on the contrary, I went to Las Vegas to see them and Third Eye Blind a few months ago. Okay, the tickets were free (as well as the cocktails!) But, Jakob Dylan's tonelessness just doesn't work on Heroes. Towards the end when the line "We can be Heroes" is repeated a few times, he gives it absolutely no inflection whatsoever. Bowie belted it out like he meant it. The desparation in his voice was almost palpable, and to me, that's what the song is all about. Sorry Jakob and Jakob fans, it just doesn't work. Best lyrics...that's tough because it changes with my mood. Today I like Five Years, Soul Love, and Drive In Saturday. Tomorrow...who knows. He was just so CUTE and his voice sounded very SINCERE and HUNGRY back then. Almost like a different man now. It's okay, I love them both! Bonster: I'll try to get the paragraph to you some time today.
Tracey (Aphotic@aol.com)
Lost in L.A., CA USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 13:46:41 (EDT)
KelMar, e-mail me regarding that Serious Moonlight tape. It's my home address so I won't be able to respond till later though.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2@aol.com)
NJ USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 13:41:19 (EDT)
Yea, Bart. That's what I thought, but I wanted to check before just jumping in with both feet. They're also asking $98.99 for A Japanese Glass Spider... I'd LIKE to have everything, but I don't need everything THAT badly. :) Thanks, Bart.
KelMar
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 13:33:03 (EDT)
KelMar, I wouldn't spend that much for that unless you are a serious collector who needs EVERYTHING. The original release on video was about 90 minutes long, maybe a bit more. I can't imagine that there is that much more on the import. Do you have the original tape?
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2@aol.com)
nj USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 13:17:40 (EDT)
Now why would it be that the Japanese import of Serious Moonlight Vid from Vancouver retail at $107.99 at MusicBlvd? Its only a 100 minutes long, looks like nothing special.... Can anyone give me a reason to shell out that kind of cabbage?
KelMar
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 12:52:09 (EDT)
Backroom- http://www.davidbowie.com/bbs_backroom/threads.cgi or go to the bottom of the message board and click the @ symbol. Its basically the same as the MB there....
KelMar
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 12:02:32 (EDT)
Tony, did you try the "Backroom"? It's hidden and it use to be a secret. Sony
Sony
USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 11:55:03 (EDT)
Phew..! I've just got back from visiting the Official DB message board. What an experience. Most messages are a complete waste of (cyber)space. I guess it's inevitable that the official site is going to attract All The Madmen(& women).
Tony Day (paknadel@clara.net)
Londn, UK - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 11:09:17 (EDT)
Best lyrics come frome Sweet Thing-Candidate-Sweet Thing, with a nod to Blackout as well. At least that's my little opinion.
Johnny (Carcrsher3)
NJ USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 08:58:38 (EDT)
It is very hard to pick just one Bowie lyric and say it's your favourite, because then you hear other suggestions and go "Damn, that is good too". Five Years, Strangers When We Meet, Cygnet Committee and Bewlay Brothers all faves of mine too. Tracey: On the subject of Rollins, when he was interviewed backstage at Phoenix last year bu MTV, he said he was a big fan of Bowie and in total awe of him.
Finally, the first review I've seen of Best Of 74/79 and it's a great one. In fact, Q give it the rarely-awarded maximum 5 stars. I'll have the review in full in my next QWatch. The most interesting point they make is that contemporary acts are investing new importance in Bowie's 70s work through covers, and that the latest two (Marilyn Manson's "Golden Years" and the Wallflowers "Heroes") illustrates how he has infiltrated opposite ends of the music scene.

Dara
Ireland - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 05:33:16 (EDT)
I think my favourite Bowie lyrics would have to be Young Americans or Five years . Or maybe even Untitled No. 1 on the basis that I still don't know what he's singing, but it sounds good.
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
- Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 02:07:43 (EDT)
my once yearly posting let's not forget mick ronson i'll be listening to - life on mars, ziggy stardust and michael picasso, among others "though the bad taste of sleep is clutching my pillow"
steve (stevesam@mpx.com.au)
NOT USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 00:20:09 (EDT)
VH1's rebroadcast of the old "Cher Show" with Mr. Bowie left much to be desired. Why these moldy oldies were hacked down from one hour to an incomprehensible thirty minutes makes little sense to yours truly. The number I was most curious in hearing was the infamous Bowie/ Cher "medley", but, alas, it was chopped out of the (decidedly campy) proceedings. I was annoyed that Bowie didn't perform with a live band, but at least he wasn't lip-synching a la "Solid Gold". * I must confess that I wasn't of big fan of the "Outside" album at first, but over the last couple of years it has been really growing on me. "I'm Deranged" and "We Prick You" are incredible tunes. I also like "I Have Not Been to Oxford Town", "The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty)" and, of course, "Strangers When We Meet". Actually, there's hardly anything on the album I dislike, albeit I prefer the Pet Shop Boys remix of "Hallo Spaceboy". If, at the outset, I only awarded "Outside" with a paltry C+, I think it's time to change it to an A-. * Picked up the bootleg "My Death". Not a bad concert. * "Tin Machine II" deserved better notices. It is an incredible piece of work! * I've been listening to quite a few tracks off the bootleg "The Forgotten Songs of David Robert Jones" of late. "Little Toy Soldier" is an amazing dittie! I also like "Rupert the Riley" (Bowie on back-up vocals), "Buzz the Fuzz" and that awesome early version of "Waiting for the Man". * My fave Bowie tunes change almost from day to day, but right now I really like "Looking for Satellites", "We Prick You" and "Sweet Thing".
Lars Kelsen
USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 23:52:26 (EDT)
It took four weeks but I finaly found my way here. I am so happy! Hey E-mail me I'm always willing to talk.!
Kira George (Androgenous Alien) (KRGeorge@aol.com)
ABQ, NM USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 19:06:01 (EDT)
But at least I can SING!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahaha, Rollins singing, hahahahahahahahaha
Al B. Sure
USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 15:52:52 (EDT)
Al B. Sure! is an ass.
Andrew Nairn (moretap@hotmail.com)
Newark, DE USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 15:11:31 (EDT)
The Cher show was a rip off. It only had two songs of Bowies and Steve Martin was not funny at all even though he did play the banjo quite well, but Cher did stick a pie in her face. Anything on Space Oddity has great lyrics (esp. Memory of a Free Fest),a couple on Hunky Dory, and Teenage Wildlife too. Today I heard Wallflower's "Heroes" It was missing the best part about the original song: Bowie's voice!
Andrew Nairn (Moretap@hotmail.com)
Newark, DE USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 15:08:17 (EDT)
RE: Cher show. If you wanna talk about a hoot, you show see what evidently was edited out. My recollection of the original 1 hour broadcast included Cher and our man Davey doing a medley of songs. It started out with Young Americans and then proceeded into ... the only one I can recollect now is Young Blood ... they hit upon a few other songs and wrapped up with Mr. Bowie on his knee doing "is there one damn song ..." with Cher fawning all over him. Aaahh yes, the 70's.
Peter, Peter
USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 14:47:31 (EDT)
Rollins is an ass.
Hillanbrand
USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 12:31:18 (EDT)
Hello Evan, it's a great web-page !! I look every day in your page and I think, Dave too !
Carola
Berlin, Germany - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 12:30:51 (EDT)
I should have mentioned you can check out Rollins and other artists at http://www.two1361.com
Tracey (Aphotic@aol.com)
Lost In L.A., CA USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 12:08:38 (EDT)
I went to the L.A. Times Festival of Books last Saturday. It happens once a year on the campus of UCLA and it's pretty cool. My friend and I were walking along checking out the displays of the various booksellers when I saw a table full of Henry Rollins' books. (For those who don't know, Rollins is ex-Black Flag, currently of Rollins Band, and an amazing spoken and written word artist.) I really admire the man so I stopped to take a look. I was contemplating a copy of Black Coffee Blues (ninth printing, with a new forward by Rollins) when I looked up, and not three feet in front of me is Henry Rollins! The stall belonged to his publishing company, 2.13.61. Of course I bought the book which he was kind enough to sign for me. Yes, there is a Bowie connection here. In Black Coffee Blues in a chapter titled 61 Dreams, check out Dream #57. It is about Rollins' mother, G. Gordon Liddy, and David Bowie. They all go to a shopping mall to eat. It's just a short paragraph but it's funny. I won't reprint it here so that Mr. Rollins doesn't find me and kick my ass. Just kidding, he was actually very nice. This is a great book, I highly recommend it.
Tracey (Aphotic@aol.com)
Lost in L.A., CA USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 11:50:44 (EDT)
Best Bowie lyric: I would have to say TEENAGE WILDLIFE, but also crazy about CYGNET COMMITTEE.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2@aol.com)
nj USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 09:14:30 (EDT)
I'm in the bloody wars again, currently got a sprained ankle from booting the phone out the wall in anger (look back in) yesterday so I'm feeling sorry for meself.....Mr cigarettes....can post here but can't email me huh??? I'll forgive you cause those tapes are the best thing in my life right now!!! I got beat to the fast show info but did you watch Stressed Eric??? Add an earing and its db himself...and when they flashed back to the seventies he had the Ziggy Cut!!! Uncanny (and his daughter was called Claire!). Dara let me know the details and My dear, its on its way!!!! Nothing else to report other than the APS battle is won!!!! Woo Hoo Take care of yourself...and each other!! TTFN!!
Claire (961734363@96.humber.ac.uk)
Ull, England...... - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 08:15:59 (EDT)
hello, you'll have to excuse my patent incompetence right now as i'm in the middle of my finals. As for the Cher duet of 'Can you hear me' i know that at first it sounds less dynamic, and generally too slow but it does grow on a person. Has anyone noticed that bowie turns into George Formby during his duet with Cher - it's true! Dara - your essay on 'teenage wildlife' is spot on and it does have good lyrics...though the lyrics on the original version of 'i can't read' are pretty smart too.
johnny cancer & the cigarettes (9402518b@student.gla.ac.uk)
uk - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 07:20:20 (EDT)
Bowie is everywhere, Pt.94. Watching The Fast Show on British TV last night - it's a comedy sketch show - a character in one sketch was a TV Soccer pundit on the verge of a nervous breakdown. He begins to lose it during a lengthy monologue and goes off into a "Where did it all go wrong? Why are we here?" - type ramble. This included the line "Is there life on Mars? Ziggy played guitar.....". Not at all funny in print, I agree - you had to be there really. Anyway, it was a rerun of quite an old show so maybe it's been spotted before! Evan: thanks for sorting out the BOWICON98 link.
Tony Day (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 05:27:53 (EDT)
My award for best overall Bowie lyric goes to Teenage Wildlife.
Dara
Ireland - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 04:55:03 (EDT)
Miranda: Sorry you missed the Bowie performance on Cher! It was re-run later in the night (about 2a.m. Eastern time) What a hoot! Only drawback was sitting through several episodes waiting for the man to appear...however, I got a real kick out of seeing Cher's fabulous costumes! Open question to all TW-ers: was it just me, or did it seem that the DB/Cher duet of "Can You Hear Me?" was not quite up to speed, compared to the album version (of course, Cher pretty much contributed nothing for her part). That song has always been one of my favorites - so sensual, and it came off as rather sappy. Opinions, anyone? Cheers!
Joanne (Couturiere@aol.com)
Boston, MA USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 18:52:06 (EDT)
Quick MTV reference: An angry viewer from the streets on NYC just said," I want more David Bowie... If MTV played more Bowie, I'd stay home and watch it all day." Finally some MTV snaps to the man.
KelMar
USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 17:35:32 (EDT)
I heard wallflowers "Heroes" it was ok. Not close to bowie of course. I'm soo happy I got changesonebowie and changestwobowie and tonight on vynil. And i'm gettin rarestonebowie, and I'm only missing six of davids official albums. MIranda???? where did you go? Torrie you have a great site here good work.
nate (dbowie98@hotmail.com)
Brixton, England - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 15:21:28 (EDT)
Tony, Dave Priest just moved his site to a new web server. I've updated the links so they should be valid now.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 14:15:40 (EDT)
Hey Evan: is there a fault with the BOWICON98 link? I've used the link previously, but am now getting an error message. Has the link closed?
Tony Day (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 12:57:01 (EDT)
Well, I tuned in last night to VH-1 to see the Bowie episode of the Cher show, and was instead greeted by the worst possible thing. A biography on Ted Nugent. I am astounded by my own bad luck. Anyhow, speaking of harmonicas, am I the only one who like "Cracked Actor" far better with a harp than with horns? hmmmm. anyhow, hellow Jack and everyone else. xxx
Miranda (LdySta7038@aol.com)
Freecloud, CA USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 11:21:55 (EDT)
And the award for Best Bowie Lyrics goes to...... LITTLE WONDER! Hehehe.
KelMar
Not Hungover Today, USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 11:17:09 (EDT)
So I made this mix tape in December for my 2 and a half year old niece Selena (not named in honor of the Tejana diva) because she was obsessed with that stupid Sugar Ray song "Fly." I put that on there, then filled up the rest of the tape with other songs, including "Kooks." I just went to visit her this weekend and we were listening to the tape, and she started singing along to "Kooks"! Is that the best, or what?? The younger you get 'em started, the better...
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
New York, NY USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 10:24:02 (EDT)
CLAIRE, darling, I'm back. Was at Martinique visiting Mick and Jerry and I'm not joking. My hair doing is right excellent now; Jerry gave me a couple of advices and now it's PERFECT! Rumour: David is going to buy a house in Martinique...so Mick told me.He still want to do some recordings with David - hope it's not going to be a second Dancing in the street... kiss lodger
lodger
USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 06:21:52 (EDT)
Evan: As far as I know, most collectible is a measure of the amount of merchandise, bootlegs, concert tapes, videos, books etc. etc. surrounding any given artist. As such, while the Billboard charts are a measure of someone's popularity with the masses, collectibility is more of a measure of how popular they are with their own fans (how devoted the fans are). Thus, Celine Dion is very successful in the charts as lots of people buy her CDs, but not many of her fans go hunting for every obscure B side, bootlegs and piece of memorabilia, so she's not as collectible as Bowie. As for how they measure it, I think they just consult dealers. Obviously it's not as exact a science as Soundscan, but I think Record Collector generally get it right.
Claire: I have the other one. Want to swap a tape of yours for one of mine?
Finally, 74/79 debuts on the UK charts this week at #39. More chart details in my chartwatch later this week.

Dara
Ireland - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 05:11:48 (EDT)
Umm... ummm... "The Bewlay Brothers"!
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 17:38:16 (EDT)
What Bowie song has the best lyrics?
Ted
USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 17:12:25 (EDT)
Hmmm... maybe we should hook David up with that stout fellow from Blues Traveller.....
KelMar
Still Hellish, USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 15:58:23 (EDT)
Re:Harmonica. You can add to the list...'Golden Years'
Steve (o:)@tvc15.demon.co.uk)
USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 15:19:48 (EDT)
Oh, my achin' head..... That's it. I'm off the sauce forever. But I did get your tape made, Kali. At least I THINK I did... ;-P
KelMar
Hell, USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 13:12:14 (EDT)
I think I'm seeing double...
Kali
USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 12:57:31 (EDT)
Drinking is overrated. (I do it from time to time, but I'm a wimp during hangovers. I sleep the day away and end up having accomplished nothing)
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 02:23:06 (EDT)
Drinking is overrated. (I do it from time to time, but I'm a wimp during hangovers. I sleep the day away and end up having accomplished nothing)
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 02:21:44 (EDT)
Did someone mention vodka and kaluha?
Kali (Drinking a Black Russian while waiting for KelMar's tape) (kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 01:59:08 (EDT)
Uh Oh! Don't mention RUM around JeanMarie!!! ...now, did someone say vodka???
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 22:00:10 (EDT)
Hmmmm... Funny, I thought I heard someone say MERLOT! :)
KelMar*taping Kali's stuff*
USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 19:48:28 (EDT)
Hi Claire !! Nice to see you back :) .....did someone mention RUM ????????
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 18:47:57 (EDT)
No problem, KelMar :) Oh, and your pre-NYC get-together sounds like a good plan! :)
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 13:25:20 (EDT)
Kali, I swear to the almighty Bowie himself, I'm making that tape today. :)
KelMar
USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 11:55:44 (EDT)
Kali is right here! =:->
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 11:09:28 (EDT)
Oh where, oh where, has my dear Kali been?
boohoo
USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 10:30:28 (EDT)
There is a Harmonica on the "I Pity The Fool/Take My Tip" single. Will Bowie ever be in Philadelpia or around there?
Andrew Nairn (Moretap@hotmail.com)
Newark, DE USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 17:17:02 (EDT)
Harmonica's on Jean Genie as well, isn't it?

New York in July...figures. The mild summers of the Bay Area hold no allure for Dave, I suppose. I'll just have to pout as usual over the fact that there's no way in hell I'll make it to NY this summer.

Christopher Lee's a trained operatic singer? Well, this wouldn't be the first rock-related thing that he's done (I'm pretty sure I heard at one point that he was on the cover of Wing's Band On The Run, but I forget so many things lately)...double crooning, I can hardly wait!
Ramona (cherrypoptart7@yahoo.com)
SF, CA USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 16:12:29 (EDT)


Hi all! Haven't posted in some time - but I visit daily! I love this site - Evan, you rule! I wondered if anyone has any pictures from the September 30, 1997 show at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, MA? Any leads would be much appreciated. I was blessed to have seen our mutual God 6 times from 1996-1997, and am trying to get as many photos as mementos as possible.Also, still DESPERATELY seeking photos and/or unaired video from the GQ/VH1 Men of the Year Awards Show of October 15, 1997. Oh, and while I'm on a begging spree, :-), Looking for photos/video of the Fort Apache Studios appearance in Cambridge, MA of April, 1997........I want it all, don't I? Thanks ever!
Joanne (Couturiere@aol.com)
Boston, MA USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 14:43:29 (EDT)
That Chris Lee is wearing a dress in the "Wicker Man" doesn't make it his best film! IMHO, at least. I prefer his Dracula-films, especially Scars of Dracula and Taste the Blood of Dracula. Very romantic... As for the duet with Bowie: I recall reading an interview with Chris Lee in the NME around 1973, when he already considered singing a Bowie-song. He said, he didn't do it cause a couldn't find a Bowie song that would suit him (back then, anyway). Did you know, Mr. Lee is a trained opera-singer?
Gilly (Gilly@Psynet.net)
Essen, Germany - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 14:09:19 (EDT)
Evan, Yup. I have the Bowie/Eno/Cale thing and while it's very interesting I find the 'Low Outakes' to be a bit dubious. (three tracks, about 15 minutes worth) They're instrumentals, they're very nice, but they sound like they could have been made at anytime in the last 25 years. They don't bear much resemblance to anything related to Low. So who knows? I never believe anything I read or hear on a bootleg. As for 'Funtime,' it's hard to tell but it sounds like a soundboard 'live' take. Nothing terribly special about it. The greatest disappointment about that cd is that it includes the 20 minute interview that was released to radio to promote 'Wrong Way Up.' I don't mean to trash the whole thing, much of it is very, very good, but I'm VERY skeptical about the origins of the tracks that claim to be from 'Low.' Didn't stop them from putting a big Bowie photo on the back of the cd though.
D.S.
USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 14:08:17 (EDT)
Dara, how exactly do they define "most collectible"?

And for another question, has anyone heard of a bootleg titled Bowie/Eno/Cale, which supposedly includes two ambient outtakes from Low/Heroes, and a Bowie/Pop retake of Funtime?
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 12:46:00 (EDT)


Did you ever see "The Wicker Man"? Probably Christopher Lee's best. Crazy stuff.
rancell
NYC, NY USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 12:14:07 (EDT)
Other songs with harmonica: "A New Career in a New Town" on "Low," "Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed" on "Space Oddity," and "Don't Sit Down" on "The Man Who Sold the World." (on these latter two, there may be other examples as well..)
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
New Yawk, NY USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 11:21:44 (EDT)
Maybe David and Christopher Lee could do a remake of "Monster Mash...."
KelMar
USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 09:00:14 (EDT)
Claire: Never mind Kylie - what about poor Ben! He may never walk again!
Tony Day (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 07:38:39 (EDT)
Claire: Never mind Kylie - what about poor Ben! He may never walk again!
Tony Day (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 07:38:21 (EDT)
Hey Robot Monster, I'll a couple of those Rum and Cokes for you tonight! I'm still playing that damn bootleg over and over. Jim
Jim
USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 07:28:32 (EDT)
Dara, the GAD album I think was called Modern World or working world...something like that can't remember at the mo....Jeaj, see you in a drunken stupor somwhere!!!
Claire
Blighty - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 07:00:39 (EDT)
How soon we all fall into the same old routines...Friday night...SPIDERS!!!! The show that Bowie was meant to be on I presume was Brookside... I watched with baited breath (poor little Kylie!) Why was he supposed to be on??? I saw someone who looked very much like him on Heartbreak High on tuesday (circa MCML) but thats about all!!! He should be on Eastenders, as one of Georges and Annies gangster pals now he has cut his teeth with Everybody loves sunshine..how ace would that be??? Anyway you are all cordially invited to Hull next weekend as my partner in crime is coming up to see me and we atre gonna slay the city....there will be drunken Bowie kareokee(?) falling over, bad singing....Be there or miss the scene of a lifetime.... Look after yourself, and each other...TTFN!
Claire (961734363@96.humber.ac.uk)
Hull, Blighty - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 06:58:12 (EDT)
In this month's Record Collector, they publish a list of the Top 500 Most Collectable Artists. Bowie is #6, same position as last year. The top of the chart is very static in general - the only major changes around Bowie are Elvis who climbs from #7 last year to #3 this year, and Oasis who drop two to #7.
Dara
Ireland - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 05:25:02 (EDT)
AKI: Much leg pulling there apparently....Bowie wasn't on that show according to folks who actually saw it... ;)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
MOntgomery, AL USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 00:30:11 (EDT)
Cristobal, there is a harmonica in "Never Let Me Down" and also "Cracked Actor"
bart "STARLING"
NJ USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 22:17:58 (EDT)
Well... I did read something even weirder a few days ago. Someone posted that Bowie had been on some English comedy show, in a skit, playing a deranged fireman who chops off Sinbad's legs with an axe. They said the show must have been shot right after "Everybody Loves Sunshine" was finished. I assume this is an outrageous lie. ???
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 21:51:53 (EDT)
This Bowie/Christopher Lee duet news has to be the most fantastical bit of geek stroke material I've heard in ages. I'm speechless.
Robot Monster
USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 19:06:03 (EDT)
Screw waiting for NY in July for rum and coke...I'm hitting the bottle NOW.
Robot Monster
USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 19:01:24 (EDT)
Hmmm...I am most certainly living on the wrong coast these days!! Someone please have a run-n-coke, or two, for me =)
Tracey (Aphotic@aol.com)
Lost in L.A., CA USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 17:59:51 (EDT)
Hey KelMar, count me in on those Rum and Cokes! Jim
Jim
USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 16:24:50 (EDT)
What about a big get together in NYC before the show in July? If its during the week, will we be able to get together for a big night of fruity drinks and rum-n-cokes?
KelMar
USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 15:59:49 (EDT)
Are there any Bowie songs, besides "A New Career..." that use Harmonica??
Cristobal (cdropp@hotmail.com)
Stgo, Chile - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 15:56:13 (EDT)
"The Sun Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party. Yeah Yeah!"
Andrew Nairn (Moretap@hotmail.com)
Newark, DE USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 15:13:06 (EDT)
DAAAVIIIID! Why July? Why now? Why when I must choose between Scotland and you, and my promises are already given??? *SIGH* No Bowie show for me this summer I think! And it would have been sooooo nice...so close to my birthday, and the best gift possible......*alys sobs*
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 14:54:29 (EDT)
Hey, I don't know where the rest of that comment went so let's try again, shall we? I wrote: Dearest Tony Day, I meant "bathrooms" in the American sense (i.e. toilets, W.C's, whatever you want to call 'em). I don't think I've ever had the urge to take a bath during a concert...except maybe that one time at that super-crowded Ramones show back in '88.
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
New York, NY USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 13:28:07 (EDT)
Dearest Tony Day, I meant
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
W.C-ville, NY USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 10:52:03 (EDT)
Here is a link to a short review of Velvet Goldmine: http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/news/980423/6.html
Robot Monster
USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 08:30:50 (EDT)
GWINNY: Why on earth would anybody want to have a bath during a concert?
Tony Day (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 08:19:16 (EDT)
Claire: No matter who the real God, it looks like he, she or it is certaintly smiling on the Gunners right now. Time to dig out my copy of Fever Pitch again. Which Gail Ann album did you get? I have one of them too (Rude Blue). Petra: Glad you liked them. We Irish are a reliable lot, once you realise our definition of "urgent" is "something next week". Ramsey: Wow, good to hear those two on the radio. Makes a nice change from Let's Dance, Fame etc.
Dara
Ireland - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 05:16:44 (EDT)
IN Case you missed it the first time around......Bowie's bit on Howard Stern's Birthday is airing Thursday night on E! at 10:30 EST.....
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 01:23:46 (EDT)
Hallo Kalimeister, I believe patti is still sans computer, so probably won't see your note. As for me, I will be in St. Martin as of Saturday. Well maybe I'll stay home just to meet you at Doobies ;-).
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 21:07:35 (EDT)
Aquaria, you must clear your schedule for Thursday, July 9. I am certain that Thursday will be the day we are in NYC, and I just wouldn't feel right being locked in a building without you! No Kali, I've decided against composing any poertry, since Aq did such a fine job. And why are you going to Philly Saturday night? You didn't tell me :( BTW, if anyone knows a fellow named FRIPP...tell him Belle will not send him gifts if he doesn't show up soon!
Belle (Bellebeau@Prodigy.net)
USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 17:02:47 (EDT)
Aquaria: why Wednesday?? I don't care when it is - - no matter when, I'm there. I'm not so sure about a Central Park gig though: I've been to many midsummer Central Park gigs and in my experience, they've been hot, dusty affairs sorely lacking in clean bathrooms. Actually, lacking in bathrooms period, unless you go in for those port-a-potty dealies. I guess I'm thinking of the Summerstage (the last band to blow my mind there was the fabulous Ben Folds Five), but could it be a Great Lawn event (a la Pavarotti or Garth Brooks)? That would be rather odd. Well, I guess we'll know when we know.
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
The Real Bowie City, NY USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 16:52:44 (EDT)
Ramsey & Patti -- I may be down at Doobies Saturday night with a couple of co-workers. Y'all gonna be around??? If so, I'll let ya know definately if we'll be able to make it.
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 16:47:33 (EDT)
Oh no...the poetry has begun. Expect to hear a ditty from Belle asking that the show be held on Thursday...Don't say y'all weren't warned ;-)
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 16:45:20 (EDT)
All I can say is YES, Bowie in NYC in July is perfect! Andrew: Get both Scary Monsters and Tonight, but get SM first. I'm with Dara, one of the few among even the rabid-Bowie fan types who like it, but the two albums are opposing ends of the Bowie spectrum and make a nice contrast.
RM, re: Heroes: Exactly.
Saw The Artist last night, who kicked some funky butt, but,.... nothing Bowie related there :-)
Bowie songs heard on my radio today: Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin Sane. OK, that's one good thing about Philly, they love Bowie.

Ramsey (ramsey)
Bowie-City, PA USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 16:44:29 (EDT)
Hey, Dara, darling (Daraling ;-) THANK YOU !!! You made my day (well, the coming weekend rather). Honestly I didn't expect'em so soon, so what a surprising surprise :-) Du bist ein Schatz, 'Vieln Danke' (as HE would say it ;-)
someone who met 'God' in real life (petrajoe@freshnet.de)
Germany - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 15:54:14 (EDT)
To the Lord, our God, Bowie I pray
That the NYC show be on WEDNESDAY.
Otherwise, I shall not see
The exquisite being that is He.

Aquaria
USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 14:03:50 (EDT)
Claire... Forgive my (all too typical) American ignorance, but just who in the name of Bowie are APS, and what sort of crypto-facist organization would demand that you take posters down? I read this guestbook an a near-daily basis, and you have the most INTERESTING life...:-) You should cut that cover of Heroes for us, and distribute as a TW-only single. You'd make a mint!
Adelante3 (Adelante3@aol.com)
El Paso, TX USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 10:13:17 (EDT)
Of course APS don't own my hose they own my house!!!! But they are still facist Bowie hating bastards...where has all this anger come from??? TTFN
Claire
she still cant type!!!, speedtypersville - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 09:16:06 (EDT)
FACIST PIGS!!!! The barsards at APS (who own my hose) Came round at 10'clock this morning and demanded that I take some of my Bowie posters down....I AM IN SHOCK...Call me naive but really, isn't 27 posters really just the same as about 15 posters...Don't worry, I'm gonna fight the buggers all the way on this one!!!! My grant check won't clear till monday so is the Bowie best of album worth bouncing???? Mind you I'd buy it just for the cover...the man is looking vay, vay good!!!! And on the Wallflowers Heroes version....my drunken one from last sunday night must take on the coverted 2nd best version grand prize...can't talk about it...too embarrsasing!!!!.. Hello dara, Arsenal better not let me down, my fiver on them to do the doulble at the beginning on the season looks like it was the best investment I ever made!!!!!....Are you still second in comand on the God stakes????!!!!! On the oddity front.(space oddity??) I picked up one of Gail Ann Dorseys albums when I was at home...havn't listened to it yet but I will soon deliver a verdict!!! Look after yourself, and each other!!! TTFN
Claire (961734363@96.humber.ac.uk)
'Ull, Jolly Old England - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 09:14:23 (EDT)
One of the radio stations here played Fame as I was on my way to work this morning and said "That's from a great new album Bowie has out, the Best Of 74/79". Claire: Welcome back, your cheery presence has been sorely missed. Kelmar: It was in an interview Marilyn Manson gave in Australia that he nominated Diamond Dogs as his all time favourite album (and We Are The Dead as his favourite song). On the last Manson tour, Diamond Dogs was played in its entirety over the PA as 'warm-up' music before the band came on stage. More recently, he's been namechecking the Ziggy album. Tracey: Scary Monsters is in my all-time top 2 or 3 too.
Dara
daraok@iol.ie, Ireland - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 06:00:53 (EDT)
Uh, I thought that only the video for Ashes to Ashes was on the S+V CDV. When I first bought it, I went into a Good Guys and pretended I wanted to buy a laserdisc player. I had one of their Bitches on Commission throw it into a machine so I could demo it, and had a hell of a time trying to ignore his sales pitch so that I could concentrate on the video. I finally bought an LD player, like 5 years later. As for The Wallflowers' Heroes...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
Robot Monster
USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 04:28:19 (EDT)
Just thought I'd put in my opinion of the Wallflowers' version of 'Heroes'. I saw the video on MTV this morning. It could have been worse, but wasn't anything new and inventive either. It's kind of distracting when you're watching a video and listening so intently and then Godzilla comes stomping through and you can't hear the song for a while. Makes me wonder if they were trying to cover up bad spots or something. Not related to the music, I thought the video needed resolution at the end. Anywho, my bottomline review is that it's an average value remake.

On a different note, I'd be honored if you all contributed to my new Bank of Thoughts located at Amethyst Vision
Aquaria (certainty@earthling.net)
USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 01:29:35 (EDT)


I just saw a promo for the television premier of "Apollo 9", they used "Space Oddity" for the background music. Bowie is everywhere!!
Rex Leetham (leetham@fiber.net)
Bountiful, UT USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 23:54:07 (EDT)
Hello all! I know that in saying this I risk being bannished from TW forever- but yesterday I bought 12 Bar Blues (Scott Weilands solo debut) and I love it! At first I wasn't too sure of it. It was a lot like the first time I listened to the Ziggy Stardust cd, I thought it was kind of weird but now its one of my favorites. Anyway, I've been listening to it all day and I suggest you all check it out!
Theresa (Plixus@ao.com)
USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 22:29:05 (EDT)
Go vote for Bowie as one of the most beautiful people on People Magazine's site!!! We need more votes! > http://www.pathfinder.com/people/50most/1998/vote/index.html
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 22:03:03 (EDT)
Thanks a lot Rancell! It was a lot of work but a lot of fun too. -- To watch the Sound & Vision CDV you need a laserdisc player. It won't play on a computer. Hey when the hell is the NYC summer show going to happen if it's going to happen at all??? Maybe someone should call Isolar! I'm going out of the country ths summer, need to arrange a ticket now, but I'm holding off for news of a summer concert... don't want to be in Peru when it happens...
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 17:26:57 (EDT)
How do you watch a CDV like Sound+Vision Plus?
Andrew Nairn (Moretap@hotmail.com)
Newark, DE USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 17:13:48 (EDT)
I concur with Kelmar, Scary Monsters was the definitive 80's album. Period. NO if's, ands, or buts. And of minor interest, the author of The Buddha of Suburbia has a novel out of short stories called Love in a Blue Room or something like that... Jen :)
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 16:43:10 (EDT)
I was just watching "Animaniacs" on TV and Wakko said "Ground Control to Major Tom commencing countdown, engines on." David Bowie is everywhere.
Andrew Nairn (Moretap@hotmail.com)
Newark, DE USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 15:49:18 (EDT)
Hi Jack! Send my love and regards to Heather and April. Guess what? Didn't kill anyone today! Doing well. Anyhow, I finally heard the Wallflowers version of "Heroes" last night and thought it was pretty good. Then this morning on the radio, they played both versions back to back and only then did I realise that David's is much, much better. After all, no one can compare to Bowie. ;-) But I don't feel as if the Wallflowers desecrated it at all. I sat through two and a half episodes of the Cher show before giving up on seeing Bowie. When i saw Ike Turner, i knew it would be a bad night. Thanks for the information, Evan, I wrote the rerun date on my calendar, and with any sort of luck, I will not forget. Welcome back Claire!!! LoveOnYa. xxx
Miranda (LdySta7038@aol.com)
Freecloud, USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 15:25:28 (EDT)
Miranda, Luv, good to hear from you. How's the vacation? Heather and April are sorry they missed the "Graduation Show" on Friday. We hope you are well and finding a new reason for your existence now that high school is over for you. Call, visit, e-mail. UnionJack and Co.
UnionJack
victimville, USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 14:34:15 (EDT)
Scary Monsters was THE 80's album, hands down. And what's all this about Marilyn Manson's favourite album being Diamond Dogs? I would have thought that like Trent Reznor, he would have chosen SMASC too. For the Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered question, didn't Cole Porter write it?
KelMar
USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 12:43:27 (EDT)
Dara, I am so glad to hear your opinion of Scary Monsters. I think it was THE best of the 80s stuff, and one of the two or three best of all time. Scary Monsters was the first DB album I ever owned, got it from my boyfriend for my birthday when it had just come out. I played it once and was hooked. Listening to it again all these years later, it is still brilliant, and that Fripp sound is haunting. The boyfriend is long gone, but I'll always love that old album!
Tracey (Aphotic@aol.com)
Lost in L.A., CA USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 12:22:32 (EDT)
WELCOME BACK CLAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE TOGETHER NOW: "WE LOVE CLAIRE!"
liz
- Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 12:06:33 (EDT)
I'm so tired, tired, tired...this sites are getting so boring...uahhh, good night, eggheads and cocksuckers, I leave you alone...
locataire
USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 10:40:51 (EDT)
I saw the Wallflowers on MTV yesterday at 6 EST doing their version of "Heroes", well of course it sucked, J Dylan looked like he was on 20 MG's of valium. So boring! He did say that he has always loved Bowie and liked the song Heroes, he couldn't really give an answer as to why Heroes was selected for the soundtrack.
Jim
USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 09:36:36 (EDT)
(a) According to the NY Times and USA Today, Lou Reed is scheduled as Charlie Rose's guest tonight, for those of you who are interested. He's promoting his new live album, his first for Reprise. (b) Aki, I really admire the thought and effort you put into your China Girl essay on the Repetition site. I think it should be mandatory reading not only for posters here and on the official site, but also for Bowie biographers. Nice job.
rancell
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 09:16:02 (EDT)
I'm back!!!!!! Hello hope everyone is well! Have i had a bloody bargin this holiday!! Up The Hill Backward in Ashes to Ashes sleeve, with not four stamps in Mint Condition, But the full 36!!!! FOR TWENNY QUID!!!! Am I the jammiest Bugger or whert??? Stop me if you've heard this one before but Bowie on the Jo Whilley show???? Showed Be My Wife (the song he wrote for me of course!!!) and everybody were just worshipping him SUPERB!! Did an acoustics show when I was drunk at home and did Heroes and Ziggy Stardust How embarrasing!!!! But I queened it and made a few converts so its not all bad!!!! Anyways TTFN
Claire (961734363@96.humber.ac.uk)
Ull, England - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 08:28:42 (EDT)
Sean: Thanks for that tidbit I hadn't heard before. Andrew: Of course I'm a rabid frothing-at-the-mouth Bowie fan so I'm not the most objective person to ask if a Bowie album is worth buying (I even like the 1967 debut album), but whatever about Tonight, you should definitely get Diamond Dogs. Many fans, myself included, rate it one of his best, as does Bowie himself. It's also a very important album in terms of influence, because it influenced a lot of Goth bands (and Marilyn Manson nominated it as his favourite album of all time). As far as Tonight goes, I prefer only Scary Monsters of the 80s albums, but very few people would agree with me, so the argument to buy it is less compelling.
Dara
Ireland - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 05:40:43 (EDT)
Disappointing to learn that the Cher Show will not be shown on VH1 Europe; oh well - which kind person knows how to convert US video tapes to UK (PAL system)and would be willing to trade with me for a copy? Dara: thanks for your info. Sinead O'Connor sings a good version of Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered on her I Am Not Your Girl cd. It's worth checking out and will help those who've never heard it - you'll recognise the Future Legend music.
Tony (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 04:54:49 (EDT)
Attention ATLANTA TWer's. Desparately in need of the 99X cd of live cuts featuring Bowie, being released through Blockbuster Music stores. Please email and we will work something out. Thanks and love on ya.
Fanatic (charlad@intergate.bc.ca)
Canada - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 23:07:14 (EDT)
Japanese lyric sheets are notoriously inaccurate. And, having just listened to both the original version on Roxy Music and a live version on Viva!, it doesn't suprise me.
Robot Monster
USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 20:38:13 (EDT)
How could "I would climb mountains" get mistranslated as "I would come all day"??????????????
Andy
USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 17:10:51 (EDT)
In reference to Dara's and Tony's discussion about If There Is Something: Bowie explained at the time (91) that they were working from a lyric sheet that a friend of his had to translate from Japanese - hence the lyric changes were actual translation errors. Slan, Sean.
Sean (roman@iol.ie)
Dublin, Ireland - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 16:50:51 (EDT)
I just got Lodger, and now I have all the main Albums except Tonight and Dimond Dogs. Are they worth getting?
Andrew Nairn (Moretap@hotmail.com)
Newark, DE USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 16:50:10 (EDT)
Hi folks! I'm back from lovely holidays in Turkey. You can find me again on irc.germany.net #Bowie
Gilly
Germany - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 16:28:04 (EDT)
The Cher reruns are only in the U.S. According to the information sent to me, the Bowie 1/2 hour segment will be tonight at 11 p.m. EST (8 p.m. PST), and repeated again on Sunday at 2 a.m. EST (11 p.m. PST) - actually, Sunday night/Monday morning.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 16:05:10 (EDT)
I wouldn't get upset over the "City Paper" Ramsey, hell I use to line the bottom of my birds cage!
Jim
USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 15:25:10 (EDT)
Speaking of Spacehog, Adelante, get this: the Philly City Paper had the nerve to say that now that Bowie is dishing out derivative jungle beats, Spacehog has taken his place as a real original rock sound (My paraphrase, can't remember exactly how they put it). Not only do they diss Bowie, but they totally fail to acknowledge his influence on the very band they are praising! It does annoy :-(.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 15:01:57 (EDT)
Reinhold: To answer your questions, shops open at 9 AM here and I usually crawl into work at about 10. A good 2 and half hours later than when I worked in Germany. Of course, I also stay about 3 hours later than I did in Deutschland, but I have to say the Irish norm suits me better :) Tony: I don't know the answer to your If There Is Something question, but my guess would be "Both". I think it goes back to what Bowie said once about listening to songs on the radio, singing along with them, and then being disappointed later when he saw the 'right' words because he always thought his version was better. So I would guess that Bowie misheard Bryan Ferry and sang the words he thought he heard, but if he had really wanted to, he could have got the 'correct' words from the music publisher. I think he just wasn't bothered, because he liked the words he thought he heard. I think "Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered" is originally a song by Rodgers and Hart from a musical called Pal Joey, but my memory might be playing tricks on me. And I haven't heard anything about VH-1 Europe broadcasting the Cher show.
Dara (daraok@iol.ie)
Dublin, Ireland - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 11:58:16 (EDT)
hellow everyone! strange to be at home, but here i am. and now i can watch the teletubbies. (yes, i really watch them) hello UnionJack, theresa, kali, jeaj, etc etc. if there is a nate miller around, could he please e-mail me with his hotmail address? so this cher broadcast may or may not be the one with david bowie? hmmmm...i guess i'll watch it just incase. LoveOnYa! xxx
miranda (LdySta7038@aol.com)
freecloud, USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 11:26:41 (EDT)
I think you're right, Tony...it was Peggy Lee. There's a Tin Pan Alley boxed set somewhere in the world, and maybe it's on that. Now, if you're looking for "Bewitched" in music, try "Witchcraft" by Book of Love. Also, Has anyone heard the new Spacehog single? something City....it's SO Diamond Dogs. I know that's stating the obvious about Spacehog, but WOW! The world is ripping the man off, and he's not getting any credit. I HATE that....
Adelante3 (Adelante3@aol.com)
El Paso, TX USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 10:52:14 (EDT)
Tony N: Re: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: I think I've heard a version by Peggy Lee, but wouldn't know about any other recordings.
Tony (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 10:18:21 (EDT)
URGENT!!! HELP!!! (DARA? EVAN?) RE: VH1 showing of CHER SHOW. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF VH1 EUROPE WILL BE SCREENING THIS? URGENT! HELP!
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 07:30:04 (EDT)
Tony N: You lose the argument I'm afraid! On Future Legend, "Bewitched" has NOTHING to do with the TV show of the same name. It refers to the melody playing in the background whilst db intones the lyric. The melody is an old (Tin Pan Alley-type) song called Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. Dara-only-knows who wrote it and who originally recorded it. I HAVE heard the song before, but I can't remember where or when.
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 07:13:43 (EDT)
Hey Dara: Here's one for you. Re: If There Is Something. The lyric on the Tin Machine version differs from the Roxy original, but only in the places where it is most difficult to hear what Bryan Ferry was singing on the original. So - was the change deliberate, or a result of Tin Machine's singer not being able to catch certain parts of the lyric? (e.g. "I would climb mountains" became "I would come all day(?)")
Tony (paknadel@claranet)
London, UK - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 07:02:10 (EDT)
Dara, you wrote: "The Best Of 74/79 was released here in Ireland today, I just picked up a copy on my way to work."
Now I´ve got two questions. When do shops open in Ireland? At what time do you go to work?;-)

Reinhold
EU - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 05:52:34 (EDT)
Evan, to my defense: I was wondering what was on the sleeve. :-)
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
Norway - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 02:01:21 (EDT)
thank you everyone who e-mailed me to let me know about the cigarettes!!! i tried a marlboro light yesterday & they werent that bad. I thought they were better than my usual brand, camel lights.
tanya (midknight@eriss.com)
s.d., ca USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 21:01:02 (EDT)
Thanks Theresa! :)
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 19:31:32 (EDT)
can someone settle an arguement? I say the first track on Diamond Dogs..'Future Legend-Bewitched' relates to the old tv comedy show,which of course is a legend now.. could somebody answer this at the Bewitched Site? htttp www//persephone.com/bewitched
Tony N
USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 18:00:38 (EDT)
Congrats to the Wallflowers!!! I heard their version of Heroes yesterday on the radio and let me just say this: It was great. Finally a Wallflowers song (not really theirs) that doesn't totally irritate the crap out of you.
`StarDust (DOJO@dancom.com)
USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 16:44:44 (EDT)
To Gilly: Cool webpage. Keep on loving David Bowie!
Bianca (BDiet59603@aol.com)
Hannover, Germany - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 15:49:37 (EDT)
To Noel: Hope you are reading this. Can`t coonect you via eMail. Maybe something with you eMail adress is wrong. Of course I can`t forget my dear friend from India.
Bianca (BDiet59603@aol.com)
Hannover, Germany - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 15:47:48 (EDT)
I like David Bowie for so many years and I really like this webpage to get ti in touch with so many fans from all over the world. If you want to write me feel free to do so!
Bianca (BDiet59603@aol.com)
Hannover, Germany - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 13:26:37 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Halloween Jill!
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 22:30:48 (EDT)
Psst! Hey guys! Yesterday was my 17th birthday! :) Just thought I'd let you know . . . LOVE-ON YA!
Halloween Jill (halloweenjill@hotmail.com)
USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 18:55:28 (EDT)
I was in my neighborhood record shop the other day and they were playing a local punk/noise compilation CD. Some of the songs sounded kinda neat so I asked to take a look at it... one of the bands was called "Thin White Dukes." Anyone else from Atlanta heard of them? I don't think they're one of the bigger bands.
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 12:03:04 (EDT)
if u want a pait of undies with a pic of db on em...nothing easier. u go to a shop where they do t-shirts and stuff like that, give em a pair, and theyll print on it for u. now if u want db's underwear..thats a problem. i think u have to get really really close to him to get those ;) . any other thoughts on that subject welcomed...
undie
- Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 11:44:19 (EDT)
I'm not a David Bowie great fan, actually. But I'm really impressed with his song 'Space Oddity', which covered by Saigon Kick. Another Bowie song also covered by my favorite singer Alphaville's Marian Gold titled Five Years. Anyway, thanks for the lyrics. Now I start singing!
Emil Harry Dewantara (dewaemil@geocities.com)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 11:15:08 (EDT)
TV Alert!! I kept looking and looking in the TV listings for the Lou Reed American Masters and all that I saw airing Monday on PBS was some other stuff (in two states) so I went to the PBS listings and it's supposed to air on the 29th not the 20th....just in case anyone else is going nuts too.... :) Hey Evan! Change the date honey! ;) Course there is still no guarantee your local PBS affiliate will air it, but that series is carried pretty much by all of them...
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
which day?, USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 23:01:04 (EDT)
Now there's a thought- David Bowie underwear...I like!
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 18:32:32 (EDT)
Doe anyone know how to get David bowie underwear..only my husband is a construction worker,sometimes his pants slip down ,I would rather he revealed a smiling picture of DB than at present..his ass
Mrs Plastow (grove@demon)
uranus - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 18:07:06 (EDT)
CONGRATULATIONS Miranda!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!
Kali (kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 17:35:18 (EDT)
Congrats Miranda!! All that hard work payed off, huh? I had another Bowie dream last night, very similar to one I've had before (no not the tater tot one) but interesting none the less! And Kelmar, I think I'm needing one of those t-shirts you mentioned =)
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 15:23:33 (EDT)
Does anyone Know if the man himself is going to be at Pheonix this year? LOve and snogs to Charlie B.
Darrin Willmoth (darrin.@dial.pipex.com)
Coventry, UK England - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 14:50:41 (EDT)
Miranda, congratulations on your triumph. Remember, wisdom and emotions are the only treasures that we truly possess. You have just added to your wisdom, but don't stop your education with high school. woo hoo!
UnionJack
victimville, USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 14:42:27 (EDT)
don't get excited, it's just me. anyhow, i just thought i'd let everyone know that i just graduated high school!!! woo hoo!!! i guess that's it. ta ra!
miranda (LdySta7038@aol.com)
USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 14:39:04 (EDT)
you are correct liz, david smokes marlboro lights. and not only does he smoke them, but he's one of those people that take a hit and talk out the smoke for about an hour which really bothers me. anyhow, that's my input for the day. hello everyone!!!
miranda (LdySta@aol.com)
USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 13:21:42 (EDT)
correct me if im wrong: he used to smoke marlboro, and now he smokes lights on his way to quit altogether (yeah right). is that right?
liz
- Friday, April 17, 1998 at 13:13:33 (EDT)
who the hell is using our name?! the last lenny entry was not ours. there is an imposter among us. probably some irish wanker trying to get back at the scotch. i think we need to hear from dara on this issue, and why don't we ever hear about the football hooligans anymore?
lenny and the squigtones
milwaukee, USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 12:31:48 (EDT)
Bewlay, you should read the news page more often... see Best of David Bowie 74-79.
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 10:12:46 (EDT)
Cool, Dara! So, how does it looks like? What's on it?
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
Norway - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 07:32:46 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ziggy Maniac!
Mike
- Friday, April 17, 1998 at 06:30:14 (EDT)
The Best Of 74/79 was released here in Ireland today, I just picked up a copy on my way to work.
Dara
Ireland - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 05:25:46 (EDT)
i was wondering if anyone knew what kind of cigarettes david bowie smokes. if you do then please e-mail me. i dont go on the internet that much. i usually just chec kmy e-mail. thank you. tanya
tanya (midknight@eriss.com)
s.d., ca USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 02:30:22 (EDT)
Me again. Don't knock the Wallflower's version of "Heroes". Like I said, it's not as good as the original but it does show Jakob Dylan has good taste. Anybody catch the commercial for "Apollo 13"? THAT IS THE COOLEST COMMERCIAL IN THE WORLD!
ZIGGY STARDUST (DBOWIE20@aol.com)
La Mirada, Ca USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 00:57:55 (EDT)
I just love the Wallflower's version of "Heroes"! Of course, it's not as good as the original.
ZIGGY STARDUST (DBOWIE@aol.com)
La Mirada, Ca USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 00:50:52 (EDT)
i suppose making a movie about Devlin Rose in 89,was the nearest some people got to meeting uncle mad in 'there is a happy land'
arthur (bewley@kent)
broorudiciki, USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 17:57:16 (EDT)
Bart, playing Tonight may stop you from wanting to kill others, it's the wanting to kill yourself that worries me...
Rock 'N Roll Suicide
USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 17:47:48 (EDT)
Just a plug for the TONIGHT album......It's a very soothing album to play during a very stressful work day. I suddenly DON'T want to kill anyone anymore.
bart "STARLING"
NJ USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 14:19:28 (EDT)
Bart you're correct, I was on my way home last night and listening to the radio, well out comes "this is Jakob Dylan's new song Heroes"!!!!!!!! I just screamed!
Jim
USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 13:42:21 (EDT)
Yes Jim, the Oasis cover on second and third listens was ok. I can't imagine Wallflowers doing it well at all. Jakob and company are so damn lethargic in their music and performance. Heroes is such an emotional song. It'll also bug me that all the modern rock stations that refuse to play Bowie will play this version. On the other hand, it's so funny how all of a sudden again Bowie is getting all kinds of kudos from younger bands. The British bands of the early eighties obviously praised him up and down all the time, but there has been quite a lull in the last 10 years. Now things have changed so much again. They're all crawling out of the woodwork again. It's once again cool to be a Bowie fan. Stupid asses should have stayed on this bus all along, it has been a wonderful ride after all.
bart "STARLING"
NJ USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 12:47:37 (EDT)
I'll add my two cents about KelMar's statement on the Wallflowers version of "Heroes" she is RIGHT, it sucks. J Dylan's vocal range is so limited and that wisper style voice just doesn't fit with Heroes. Also, no backing vocals, with his voice he should of used them. You know, the Oasis cover of Heroes wasn't so bad after all.
Jim
USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 12:30:41 (EDT)
Ah Adelante..... well said as usual. Still not sure whether Bowie may be that alien that you were referring to. Hope all is well in the Lone Star State. Missing you as always.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac22aol.com)
nj USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 11:40:38 (EDT)
Why is it that we must fight about king and country...we're all supposed to be friends here, aren't we? The only nation that matters is the one we're currently occupying, the airwaves, the cybernation. The world is repositioning itself to become one big entity anyway, so why fight it? Besides, we'll all probably be colonized by aliens sooner than later anyway. I just thank God that there's still Bowie.
Adelante3 (Adelante3@aol.com)
El Paso, TX USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 11:22:20 (EDT)
if the scotch are so grate, how come they were colonized by a load of wankers (the english)?
Lenny and the Squigtones
milwaukee, USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 10:55:47 (EDT)
Ooops, Patti, I just read the note below, so I guess you ain't gonna get my E-mail. Well, for you and everyone else: Fun (the punky four-piece group featuring Carlos Alomar) is scheduled to play at Brownies in the East Village at midnight tomorrow.
rancell
NYC, NY USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 10:46:27 (EDT)
LOL Aki !!! Too true !!! hmmm.. but as I am ALREADY Scottish - does this mean I have fulfilled all my ambitions ?? Roll on 6th May 1999 :)
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
FALKIRK, SCOTLAND - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 10:17:34 (EDT)
Dara, Beck's stage act embraces parody. He splits like James Brown, he croons, he emotes, he makes fun of the whole thing. (Unlike, again, Van Morrison, who now takes himself so seriously he has come to believe he is James Brown and Al Green, combined.) I think Beck is very much like Bowie because he strives to make his performances entertainment first, and let viewers come up with the meaning. If any. I've seen Beck. It's firmly tongue-in-cheek stuff. It's a great act, and no doubt, it's an act. BTW, Lisa Robinson reported in her New York Post rock gossip column after the MSG Birthday concert that Beck was present, backstage, during the show, along with Prince. I believe that Beck really likes Bowie. What I dislike, however, is Spin's consistent failure, month after month, to make a point. Lots of statements invoking itself as arbiter of what is and isn't in the world of music, and rarely a smidge of substance. It is like they are trying to imitate the avante garde silliness of Creem magazine in the 70s, without talent, taste or editing.
rancell
NYC, NY USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 09:43:10 (EDT)
The news section of the NME has a small feature on the Nat Tate hoax. They end by saying "Bowie is currently working on two separate albums, a live album from his UK club shows, and a studio album being worked on in Switzerland and New York". In other less exciting news, there's a picture of Bowie and Iman in the latest "Hello!", and a mention of the Nat Tate affair.
Dara
Ireland - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 09:42:47 (EDT)
As is a twist of fate, as I posted below, I'm hearing the Wallflowers doing "Heroes" for the first time. Man, it blows. Make it stop, Mommy!
KelMar
Md USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 09:37:34 (EDT)
Since it seems to please His Holiness Dara, I am starting the Dara Is God Fan Club. Anyone else care to join? I'm currently taking names. For a nominal membership fee, you too can be a member, and receive fringe benefits, such as your very own Dara Is God t- shirt that says "Dara's Bitch" on the front, and DB on the back.. Be the hit of the next Bowie tour! Dara's Bitches is an equal opportunity cult.
KelMar
USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 09:29:21 (EDT)
Rancell: No idea what the writer is on about. As for Beck, he seems to be positioning himself as an "anti-Bowie" firmly in the authenticity camp of rock. There seems to be an almost perennial debate between the authentics (who believe that the rock star should speak to and for the common man and be a common man himself, and who dismiss Bowie as false and pretentious) and the ironists (who like to dress up in fancy duds and present a pop star life quite at odds with the common man, say that all rock is pretentious and should be, and the "common man act" is just as fake an act as the "Ziggy is an alien" one). It came up last night on BBC TV on Jo Whiley's new music show. Goldie, Bernard Butler (ex- of Suede) and Shirley Manson (Garbage) were discussing Bowie and what his best phase was. They all had very nice things to say about Bowie in general (although they all agreed that "Tin Machine was a horrible mistake"). Shirley said her favourite phase was Ziggy, and that what appealed to her was that Bowie was an exotic creature who presented a pop star life that was totally different from her own hum-drum schoolgirl life at that time. The slot was based around the new 1974/1979 compilation and ironically they started it by playing the video for "Be My Wife" (which isn't on the new compilation). Butler also said that Low was the record that blew him away and got him into Bowie, particularly the instrumentals (again, the irony is that EMI in their finite wisdom have decided not to include a single instrumental on the new compilation). Goldie said that while he wasn't consciously a Bowie fan as a kid, Bowie was "all around" and so was an integral part of his childhood experience. He also said that working with Bowie was a delight, as was spending time with him because he's such a funny guy.
Dara
Dublin, Ireland - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 06:02:18 (EDT)
This week a German TV-Music-Channel wrote in his videotext(is this word correct?) that David is planning a duet together with Christopher(Dracula) Lee. They´re only searching for a song which fits both voices. (Mr. Lee is supposed to have a very low voice.)
Jackie (jm@izs.fhg.de)
Germany - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 05:58:33 (EDT)
Hehe very funny Tura. I actually know exactly how much of an annoying twit Schnabel is, since I once had to transcribe a 2 hour interview with him ("Hey, I'm cool. I'm so cool. I'm a really cool guy. Did I mention how cool I was??") AND listen to his pathetic music album (which Bowie had NOTHING to do with, thank god). But I have to admit he did a good job on Basquiat. I saw some of those Cicciolina and Koons pics... what a bunch of loonies. Oh well, I heard on the 1995 Charlie Rose show, Bowie was giving Schnabel hell... and judging from the artnet.com article he is not going easy on Koons in the interview with him.
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 23:06:15 (EDT)
Here's a little blurb from Time Magazine about the Nat Tate hoax. Unfortunately, Newsweek doesn't have a site, unless you have AOL. I'm willing to bet that both the art critics of Newsweek and Time (Robert Hughes and someone else, I can't remember) are the people that the English press asked in regards to who Nat Tate was.

Aki, the description of the pictures of Schnabel on ArtNet are indeed representative of who the man is. I do question Bowie's taste in art world friends, especially Jeff (where's my $50K stainless steel barf bag, Jeff??) Koons. Funny, but I never heard Bowie jump to his defense in the 80s when Koons was getting kicked around for all his glass and porcelain depictions of himself and his paramour, Cicciolina, in various sexual poses ("Fascinating - I never knew her asshole was so big!" -anonymous friend quote). I guess Koons must be safe now that he's making giant stainless steel puppies and kissing up museum directors' (well, one in particular, but we don't have to name names, do we?) asses.

I guess not everyone can have such good friends such as Schnabel and Koons, huh?
Tura
USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 22:49:25 (EDT)


Time and Newsweek... wow! Hey I just got an email from a friend with a signature someone here might like: "There are three types of people in the world: Scottish, people who want to be Scottish, and people with absolutely no ambition!"
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 20:02:56 (EDT)
Damn, and I left a long comment this morning. Well, here goes again:
Someone had posted that Bowie's art hoax was mentioned in Newsweek, so I pointed out that it was also in Time this week, with a nice photo of Bowie in a yellow turtleneck. It said that a number of art critics interviewed had claimed knowledge of the fictitious Nat Tate, and that the one remaining work of Nat's had actually been painted by the author, William Boyd (did Bowie think his own artistic style was too recognizable?)

Secondly, Pulse, the free magazine available at Tower Records, has an interview with the recently maligned Scott Weiland, who apparently worships Bowie. Scott says he cannot abide bands that refuse to acknowledge their predecessors (like Oasis), and freely admits to being heavily influenced by 1960' Beatles and 1970's Bowie. He also says if he were to model his career after anyone, it would be Bowie. Apparently he too would like to look fabulous at 51, have a beautiful wife and a successful cutting edge career. Gotta like a guy who loves Bowie this much, I may have to give his solo album a listen :-).

Hi pattibowie, boohoo, sorry you are pooterless still. I've missed you at Doobies a couple of times :-(.
Ramsey (ramsey@dca.net)
Philly, PA USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 19:53:30 (EDT)


still computerless. :-( oh well....maybe soon. miss you all! p.s. thesis is due on monday!
patti (pattibowie@aol.com)
- Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 17:34:35 (EDT)
Spin's May issue has the 40 most important artists of 1998, and No. 1 is Beck. The write-up lists reasons why Beck has attained this lofty ranking. Here's No. 2, followed by a Beck quote: "He invents the songs, then they invent their own Beck. 'My stage persona's definitely not as fabricated or realized as David Bowie's is; it's intuitive and it evolves every night. I'm just trying to connect with the in-laws. It used to be easier when I played by myself-with a band, you have to kick up a little more of a commotion.'" My two questions: 1) What is the writer talking about? 2) What is the artist talking about?
rancell
NYC, NY USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 17:32:24 (EDT)
Well, I don't think I was missing any of my past comments....but I will reiterate that Scots are Scots, not Brits (are you happy now JeanMarie??? :))
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 16:33:20 (EDT)
we are here, listening to the ziggy stardust motion picture soundtrack and decided we'd stop by. what gives, evan? jack is ranting and raving about his question yesterday...he still wants to know everybody's opinion on who was david's best sidekick; mick, carlos, or reeves. he also, he wants to know about a billie holiday song that he would like to hear david cover...the main lyric is..."God bless the child that's got its own". or so he says. i don't know. i hope everything clears up, evan. don't worry, you're doing a fabulous job! LoveOnYa!
miranda and unionjack (LdySta7038@aol.com)
victimville, ca USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 13:21:33 (EDT)
Hmmm.... another wipeout. Sorry about that.

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Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 13:02:37 (EDT)


Hi this Is Jennifer againe. I still wish that my dream would come true and that is to meet the most increadable person and that is David. I know What my friends say and my mother and father say they say grow up but those are my dreams and dreama are not to be for gotting nore left alone and one day all dreams come true. yours truely, Jennifer
jennifer (goliath@bellatlantic)
Exton, PA USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 11:39:35 (EDT)
Reinhold, in his infinite genius, created an awesome site: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/9696/dbpoetry.html
KelMar
Md USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 10:23:54 (EDT)
Hi. For all you UKers, look on the front page of the Independent today - there's news that David has been playing april fools jokes of his own. He gathered the hobnobs of the noo yawk art world together for the launch of William Boyd's new "biog" of artist Nat Tate. Tate was an associate of Picasso and burned most of his own work, so very little remains. Bowie read passages relating the tragedy of Tate's suicide and it appears everyone was taken in. Tate is a fictional creation of Boyd - good publicity for 21 anyway!!
sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 09:07:39 (EDT)
Picture this: A smoky nightclub on a thursday night. it's 11 pm ( 2300 for you military types) a few stragglers sit in the club, among them, yourself...... nursing a sad excuse for a gin and tonic. You are feeling sorry for yourself, your chums having deserted you earlier for a nudie film, you look around to see if anyone might be approachable for a ride as the rain has begun to fall heavily.... It's open mike night, so you have heard a litany of bad performances on the little club stage, to the point that you feel your ears may bleed if you must endure more... When suddenly, a wonderful voice begins to croon," I'm always chasing Rainbows" You look to the stage and amazingly it's , yes. DB... Now how's that for a nightcap?
Coldfyr (morepi@hotmail.com)
USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 06:50:25 (EDT)
Don't you think that David should do a cover of ANY Billie Holiday song... I bet it could bring tears!!!!!!
Coldfyr (morepi@hotmail.com)
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 06:43:01 (EDT)
God - Alys and Bew - I'm SO glad I'm not British !!! :-) roll on 6th May 1999 !!! (s'ok Kali - I'm not going to sing here !!)
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 06:07:58 (EDT)
Lenny: I aspire to being a non-sectarian God. I want to reach out to all. In fact, I want to be a God that even atheists will say "Look, we don't believe in God, but if we did, hey, Dara would be our kind of God". On a more serious note, I think a general round of applause should go to NyeKye who gave up twelve hours transcribing the Charlie Rose interview so that all us non-Yanks could read what was said. Having done (much shoter) transcriptions in the past, I know how mind-numbing they are. Play, pause, type, play, pause, ummm, rewind, play, pause, type, ad infinitum. A truly trojan effort.
Dara
Ireland - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 04:54:47 (EDT)
Worlcharts published their first Top 100 of "Smash Male Stars" this week. David is #6!!! To drown the current #1 vote for David by clicking here!
Reinhold
EU - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 04:13:17 (EDT)
Don't forget those damn Japanese with their obnoxiously clean subways, drunken businessmen and fetish for cartoon cats!
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 00:59:18 (EDT)
Well, BEWLAY there's a couple other reasons to be afraid of:

Americans:

They mistake Canada for the 51st state.

Brits:

They mistake Canada for another British controlled zone.

Cheers. ;-)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
North of the US of A, - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 15:03:34 (EDT)


Gwinny, do you mean your message appears twice? Or do you mean it gets jumbled up?

Can you point to an example where this happened?
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 13:57:40 (EDT)


David should cover some Cole Porter. If not Cole Porter, then perhaps some Charles Aznavour. If not Charles Aznavour, then positively he should cover Marc Almond.
KelMar
Md USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 12:49:10 (EDT)
Aki, I just KNOW there is an ABBA-lover hiding somewhere inside you. You're just in denial now, but don't worry, you'll get over that. You can't escape ABBA, hehehe
angie2 (isabel@worldonline.nl)
HAARLEM, HOLLAND - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 12:21:05 (EDT)
I have exactly five things today this fine Monday morning: 1. RaMOANa: "The Rolling Bones," LOL!! 2. Aki: I noticed the same thing (about them calling that David Live shot "The Thin White Duke") - - shocking! 3. I thought the VH-1 coverage in general was lamentable. They gave Ray Charles about a minute of coverage; David got all of about two and a half. VH-1 should have halved the list (i.e. Top 50) and given everyone twice as much time : ) 4. I would love to hear David cover a Leonard Cohen song or two. 5. Why is it that sometimes when you post to this guestbook, it will put half your message, then cut it off and start all over again? What's going on??
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
New York, NY USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 12:15:06 (EDT)
At least old Jack had some style. ;-)
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
Norway - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 09:00:22 (EDT)
Bewlay- You are spot on there, except one small error. The Brits had the FIRST serial killer, "Jack the Ripper." Americans just stole the idea and improved upon it. ;-P
KelMar
Md USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 08:27:25 (EDT)
Please allow me to apologize for my rambling diatribex3. Nothing would post immediately & I believed nothing was going to post. As far as some of the content, well we'd been out on a wine tasting & brought a bottle home, so... I have been to your country & enjoyed it immensely. It is quite beautiful, though the milk wasn't very good. Maybe it was just a bad week for milk. I do, however still stand against anyone disparaging all Americans because of a few dopes, like myself. Please forgive me.
Johnny in America (Carcrsher3@aol.com)
NJ USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 07:54:30 (EDT)
Hello there fellow Bowie fans!! We are the extremelet hip and trendy Ally and Luce sat at College, while waiting for the pub to open.... Today we went to our local supermarket, Morrissons, and we both bought a scotch egg. It was fantastic! We love David Bowie but we like him best in the brilliant film Labyrinth where he sports and extremely tight pair of leggings....phwooar!!! Lucy adds : Sexy teeth, Oh yes.
Alllly and Luce the Goose (none dearest)
Leeds, Yo England - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 07:20:00 (EDT)
Does anyone know where I can get hold of merchandise on the film Labyrinth starring you-know-who? I've tried everywhere. Preferably ssomewhere in England, please!!!! Love you all, Zowie...
Zowie (lexfiles@hotmail.com)
Nottingham, UK - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 06:38:23 (EDT)
JeanMarie has a point: just because someone slags the Americans doesn't mean they HAVE to be British.
And before another US/UK bashing begins, here's something to show that there are faults on both sides:

10 reasons to be afraid of Americans
Gun-toting reverends; Presidents showing the V-sign and saying "I'm not a crook"; Day-time dramas; Paula Jones; The entire legal profession; censorship; Serial killers; conspiracy theorists; American "beer"; Ronald Reagan.

10 reasons to be afraid of the English
Margaret Thatcher; Sunday cricket; Lukewarm bitter; Football hooligans (Paul Gascoigne and friends); New Labour; Sellafield; Notions of still being a world empire/power; January 30, 1972; The Spice Girls; Elton John's hair.

Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
North of Europe - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 06:08:22 (EDT)
Johnny - em.... what makes you so sure Marlene is British ?? She never actually said she was !!!! Of course - being Scottish and NOT British this doesn't affect me at all, but she could be ANY natonality - even American !!
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 04:45:48 (EDT)
The VH1 thing was pretty unexciting. Glad I didn't tape it. I noticed a mistake too... when they were going through personas and said "Thin White Duke" they flashed a the cover of "David Live". --DEATH ETERNAL HELLFIRE AND NEVERENDING TORMENT FOR ABBA!!!!
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 21:12:21 (EDT)
Why all the animosity towards we Americans? Is it because our man (this we all agree on) chooses to spend most of his time over here? You call us the world police (true enough), but doesn't you're little government agree with & follow every policy that comes out of Washington D.C. like a loyal little lapdog? Do you covet our better TV, better movies, better weather, better sports? Are you angry that most of states are larger than your nation? Do you forget what country has saved you in the past? Do you still nurture anger at getting soundly beaten & kicked out of here over 200 years ago? There is plenty of drivel to be found on this & other sites marked UK as well as USA. So just chill out & ignore the ignorence that some people are bound to display. That's really what I should have done.
Johnny in America (Carcrsher3@aol.com)
NJ USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:38:44 (EDT)
Why all the animosity towards we Americans? As if there isn't an abundance of drivel placed here & on other sites marked from the U.K. You're not angry that our man (this we obviously all have in common) chooses to live his life over here for the most part, are you? You're not bitter that once the rulers of the world, your little group of islands now follows every policy laid out by the States like a loyal little lapdog? That we get better TV, better radio, more news & more exciting sports? That we have more places to go, sights to see, that most of our states are as big as your nation? That we have less rain, less fog & less soot? You couldn't possibly still be sore about getting kicked out of here over 200 years ago? But seriously, chill out & ignore the ignorant that choose to visit this site. That's really what I should have done.
Johnny in America (Carcrsher3@aol.com)
NJ USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:28:04 (EDT)
Why the bitter animosity towards we Americans?? Are you angry that our man chooses to live in our country & finds far more inspiration here than over in your little soot-think nation? And as far as policing the world, doesn't your little island agree with everything our government says & does like a loyal little lapdog? But seriously, don't let the ridiculous views of a few cloud your image of the rest of us. There are a lot of really good people over here in the states. I've certainly read some drivle on this & other sites marked U.K. as well. You're not still smarting from the whipping you're (then) world super-power island took 200 years ago from a bunch of (then) no-names, are you?
Johnny in America (Carcrsher3@aol.com)
NJ USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:08:13 (EDT)
okay, so i finally saw this infamous scott weiland video...it's pathetic!!! his hair was horrible, i hope it too was not inspired by tmwfte, but as someone else mentioned, all he did was replace the water with milk. but that in itself is ripping off bowie, as i remember bowie drinking from a carton of 2% low fat himself in "cracked actor". but, at least weiland didn't pass out in the elevator in his video. but i'd say watching the video was a traumatic experience. i wonder what david thinks. by the way...no one cares marlene. hello to all, especially my partner in crime. heh heh heh. what ever happened to rebelrebel, does anyone know? oh, one last thing, i know i thought of a good song for david to cover, but i seem to have forgotten. i guess i'll come up with one later. dancing queen is good, though. perhaps mama mia? ta ra!
miranda (LdySta7038@aol.com)
mars happy nation, USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:04:25 (EDT)
I suppose he found out the spheres in the lavatory at 304 Holloway Road
Arthur (beulay@kent)
Uk - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 17:23:09 (EDT)
Dancing Queen by ABBA......No kidding :-)
angie2
Haarlem, Holland - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 16:46:51 (EDT)
I'd love to see Bowie making a cover of Dylan's "The Times They are A-Changin' ". Won't you? Anyway, wich song would you like to see covered by Bowie?
Cristobal (cdropp@hotmail.com)
Stgo., Chile - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 14:22:15 (EDT)
Liz - we got VH1 Europe :( but there are so many good people in the USA. I'm sure we'll be able to find someone to send us a copy.
Shai Shamir (db1fan@netvision.net.il)
Rmata Gan, ISRAEL - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 13:09:10 (EDT)
Ok so at least Bowie beat out Elvis AND Elton - the top 7 of the VH1 Top 100 Greatest Artists were: #7 The Duke himself, #6 - James Brown, #5 - Bob Dylan, #4 - Led Zeppelin, #3 - Jimi Hendrix, #2 - The Rolling Bones, #1 - The Beatles.
RaMOANa (ramoana@earthling.net)
SunshineState, USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 23:02:55 (EST)
Official ranking of VH1 100 Greatest Artists - Bowie is #7 out of 100, whoo hoo!! At least he beat out Elton John (he was in the teens). I am hoping VH1 will also feature Bowie in on their show, Legends (Tina Turner was on today).....hmmm perhaps an email.
RaMOANa (ramoana@earthling.net)
SunshineState, USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 22:49:35 (EST)
Has anyone ese noticed that when the VH-1 thang is on, at the top of the hour they flash Elvis before Bowie? Ironic ain't it, considering Elvis died on the freaking toilet?! And Bowie is not only still alive, but rocking better than ever? Talk about your subliminal messages... Sheesh.
KelMar
MerlotCity, Md USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 21:26:44 (EST)
that thing on vh1, is that just usa or europe as well? shai dear, (hope to c u soon) what vh1 do we have here? usa?
liz
not USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 13:55:57 (EST)
I just wanna said, that David Bowie rules!!!!, his concert here in Mexico was awsome, he is #1
Mari (ramgor@mail.internet.com.mx)
Mexico City, DF Mexico - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 11:27:33 (EST)
God, I can't stand these american eggheads anymore! They try to be clever but in fact they are shit! And they eat shit! Look at them! Fat and stupid! Brainwashed by Tv; too much soap operas, too much CNN, too much MTV, too much of cheap thrills. What kind of a society is that? I mean they behave like the world's police and may be that's why their children shoot themselves...Where is Henry Miller? Where is Charles Bukowski? I think the only clever thing they have is Sooks... Love, Marlene
Marlene
Not N.Y., not USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 07:25:20 (EST)
WHAT A LOAD OF OLD BOLLOCKS YOU TALK HERE who is Bowie? does Mr jones know himself
Arthur (beuley@kent)
london, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:42:41 (EST)
Thanks for the answer Dara; Bart thanks you too ;) BTW, JeanMArie! the answer to why two tapes in the beginning (without actually knowing the answer, but that never stops me) is probably "marketing" - you can charge more for two and people think they are getting a real deal on a whole lot of stuff. Then later you can put it all on one tape after the original rush is over and save money on costs...sound logical?.... That OR they couldn't fit it all on one tape at the time ;) ??
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:36:31 (EST)
On my first and only web-page you'll find a comic inspired by "Labyrinth", drawn by my friend Ursula Siemes, who IMHO is a great artist. (Any publishers welcome!) If you're not scared of large jpg-files, take a look and enjoy the continuing story of Jareth and Sarah! Now the pages are updated and should work O.K. (Don't expect any gimmics, I'm a bloody amateur concerning homepages.) (Click in the downright corner to turn the page over!) http://unterhaltung.freepage.de/gilly/index.html
Gilly (Gilly@Psynet.net)
Germany - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:35:23 (EST)
just to let everyone know, pinky tuscadero stopped by to have a pizza and brewski. also, carmine did tell us some more "cool" things to say. although pinky and alanis morrissette may have much in common, neither one could truly replace dara as God in any motion picture. we are looking forward to catching dara in the role of God down at the bijou.... is dara a catholic or protestant god? perhaps judaic? is this the old testament god, or the trinity of the new testament? i think i'll ask carmine...
Lenny and the Squigtones
milwaukee, - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:08:04 (EST)
So, Evan, what were the results on the vote? Is Dara God? :) (Hey Dara, you are as close to God as one can get - except for David! ;))
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 16:50:23 (EST)
Mmmmm, tater tots!
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
MN USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 15:53:16 (EST)
As someone noted on the MB already, the VH-1 segment on Bowie is not going to be anything very interesting, judging from the coverage of the lower numbered artists. Strangely, the two hair-farmer sisters from Heart have been allowed to let forth their opinions on almost every single artist I saw. It's probably going to be a real let-down after the incredible Charlie Rose interview. (P.S. I am on chat from 2:30-5:00 PM EST right now, I'm bored at work so please stop by)
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:31:22 (EST)
For a while, I thought it was Dara who would be replacing Emma Thompson in the new Kevin Smith movie DOGMA in the role of god, but unfortunately, I just read it's going to be Alanis Morrisette. What gives Dara? You need a better agent!
Robot Monster (Rbtmonstr@aol.com)
USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:28:23 (EST)
Liz - it was great to mee you today. we have to do it again soon.
Shai Shamir (db1fan@netvision.net.il)
Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:22:46 (EST)
i agree with you, theresa, i can see the two of us drowning our sorrows with a pile of tater tots. lol. i must admit, i did fall for the joke this year, when i heard it through a middle man, but when i read it myself, i became a bit suspicious, remembering that it was april fool's day, and some of the story just didn't add up. evan, you should have put that letter on the page on the 31, and on april 1, you should have had the site down. anyhow, hello to everyone, joe and jack included. LoveOnYa!!!
miranda (LdySta@aol.com)
USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 13:16:31 (EST)
hehehe !! getting in before God.. eh .. I mean Dara !! the answer is no - they were exactly the same setlists - I don't know why they changed it from two vids to one - I have the two vid version so I had to pay twice as much !!
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 10:19:51 (EST)
Well? Come on Dara - answer the man!
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 10:09:21 (EST)
a followup to the Glass Spider tape question: When it was originally released in two volumes, were there additional songs included? I ask because although I think it's a great tape, I REALLY miss songs like Time Will Crawl, All The Madmen, Scary Monsters and Beat of Your Drum.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2@aol.com)
nj USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 09:02:01 (EST)
My name is Samantha, and I'm a very big fan of David's. I love his movie Labryinth,and it is my favorite movie. I use to have a crush on hom, and now at 19,I still thinf he's cute.
Samantha Tucker (Don't have one.)
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 08:35:25 (EST)
Hey Dara: Here's one for you. Re: If There Is Something. The lyric on the Tin Machine version differs from the Roxy original, but only in the places where it is most difficult to hear what Bryan Ferry was singing on the original. So - was the change deliberate, or a result of Tin Machine's singer not being able to catch certain parts of the lyric? (e.g. "I would climb mountains" became "I would come all day(?)")
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 07:24:33 (EST)
Bons: The answer to Bart's question is "Yes, Glass Spider was originally two separate videos". As for Numan, that relates to Bowie's January 1980 performance on UK TV's "The Kenny Everett Show" (when he performed Space Oddity and used some David Mallet footage that would later turn up in the "Ashes To Ashes" video). According to Numan fans, Gary Numan was already booked for this show, and it would have been a highpoint of his career (Gary was at his commercial peak at the time, coming off two UK #1 singles and albums, and having just scored his first (and as it turned out only) US hit with "Cars"), but he was cancelled when Bowie confirmed he would do the show.
Dara
Ireland - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 04:23:34 (EST)
Hey Bart: Glass Spider Tour video was issued in the U.K. as Vol. 1 & Vol.2 on two separate tapes. (Sorry Dara: don't mean to undermine you, but I guess this proves once and for all that you are not omnipresent, and therefore not God after all!).
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 04:20:57 (EST)
Your sihouette is so stationary. I don't regret whatt i wrote. Although I will sleep it off. Too drunk but what the hell -TRUTH
Silhoettes and shadows (Glassasylum@hotamil.com)
USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 01:08:19 (EST)
This was on Allstarmag today: When asked during a Rocktropolis chat Tuesday (March 31) night if he would ever want to work with David Bowie or Brian Eno, Gary Numan replied, "Probably not with Eno because he seems a little too pompous for me. I don't fancy working with Eno at all. He's a little too arty. Makes some nice sounds, though... David Bowie probably not. I still haven't forgiven him for something he did in 1980. It's a long story. I'm not really into what Bowie's doing at the moment anyway, I'll wait till he gets more interesting. Not that he's offering, of course."... So, what did Bowie do in 1980 that Numan would be pissed off about???? "God only Knows....."
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 00:53:08 (EST)
Evan, you're evil! *g* Well you guys, I know for a fact that if I had been around here last year, I would have fallen for the throat cancer joke hook line and sinker. I would have cried myself to sleep... So Evan, how does it feel to know you have this kind of power over people?
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
MN USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 23:50:32 (EST)
Hey Dara! Bart wants to know was the Glass Spider Tour two video tapes in the UK when it first came out??? Tanks
Bonster
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 23:17:43 (EST)
ILBOTOAKI-should have been a hrmless thing really. it related to posts not necessarily anything more, me post above and yadi yadi yadi a sex thing to be insinuated. I 'm a victim of my infatuation. in a different time in atlanta having the chance- i love being on top of . regretting all i do i apologize to you- i don't know you. i just am scarred of the end and wnat to reinvogorate you-DOLL. i am responsible and can delete this even i'm drunk out of my mind AOL TONIGHT. this is my last dance.
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
Tacoma , Wa USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 22:14:54 (EST)
Countess Kathleen of Perry -- The Queen relayed your message. I'll endevour to get the Court Jester to stop by and help you with your problem this weekend.
Courtier to the Queen (BigBRUDDAH_is_my_hero@stoliboli.com)
The Palace, - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 21:24:28 (EST)
PamE invites her TW mates to the Annual Easter Party at the International House of Terror....Easter Sunday, along the parade route.....Richmond,VA RSVP ;) You'll even get the address if you're nice....We'll be roasting little Sheepshagger effigies for spreading such nasty April Fool's jokes..
Pam (bowiefan@earthling.net)
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 19:59:20 (EST)
Jen- I'll get in touch after 6tonight, email and everything is down here.
KelMar
Md USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 16:16:45 (EST)
My my, there were a lot of replies to the joke! How interesting.
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 16:09:17 (EST)
Evan u r a mean mean man. whatever u do dont ever say (god forbid, knock-on-wood) that he is...i wont even say it. some ppl might take u seriously (mind u, this time i didnt, but u r good at it)
liz
- Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 15:59:47 (EST)
This may have been discussed last week (my guestbook listings only go back to March 30th), but I saw an "MTV News" clip where Kurt Loder was pointing out the way Scott Weiland has stolen from "The Man Who Fell to Earth" for his new video, and that his current persona is ripped off from Bowie as well. Pretty silly, dontcha think? P.S. I was entertaining a young English actress (stars in a film my company is releasing) this past week, and COMPLETELY missed Charlie Rose! What a fool I am. At least the actress liked Bowie too : )
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
New York, NY USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 15:38:59 (EST)
Well, I guess I was a bit late with that reply! LoL... no one can beat Evan to it I guess :)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 14:35:25 (EST)
LIZ - last year's April Fool's Day joke was that Bowie had needed some sort of throat surgery (polyps?), and he would have to cancel the Earthling tour...it's on my site http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/3771/ under David Bowie.

Cheers.
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 14:32:42 (EST)


You can see last year's April Fools' here.

I've also put up the earnest replies to this year's...
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 14:32:38 (EST)


Liz, last year evan posted news that the European tour had to suddenly be cancelled because polyps (sp?) were discovered on David's vocal chords.
bart "STARLING"
NJ USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 14:05:47 (EST)
could u guys & grrrls help me out? ...what was last year's april fool's joke? u make it sound like it was something really bad
liz
- Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 13:47:53 (EST)
my fav lyric: "just a mortal with potential of a superman"....for all of u sinners who say he isnt god. ;)
liz
- Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 13:44:02 (EST)
Hiya Joe! Welcome to Teenage Wildlife! :-)
Kali (Kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 12:39:10 (EST)
welcome Joe.....just wipe your feet :)
bart "STARLING"
nj USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 12:01:05 (EST)
Hello, my name is Joe Mc Ginty, but you can call me Joe. I've been a fan of Bowie for years, nice to see a site like this. Hope to be visiting it often,. I'll have my e-mail up and running soon. Hope to hear from some of you. ^ ^ -0-0 > o
Joe McGinty
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 11:37:18 (EST)
Looking very forward to the MM cover of Golden Years. Hoping it is as wonderfully demented as his cover of Sweet Dreams.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2@aol.com)
nj USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 09:39:58 (EST)
Ooops, E..... My bag. ;)
KelMar
Md USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 08:27:20 (EST)
Re: AFD "joke": Of course, I never fell for it for a second - AND I BET DARA DIDN'T EITHER! Tony
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 07:58:06 (EST)
Yes, the Manson news was reported here over two months ago... but I guess Kelmar never bothers to read the site :)
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 04:52:53 (EST)
Kelmar: I didn't see the MTV report (for obvious reasons), but Evan reported earlier that Manson would be doing "Golden Years" for the forthcoming "Dead Man On Campus". And stop hassling poor Joe Palumbo, you vixen ;) JeanMarie: I resent my last email. If you didn't get it, there's something wrong with your email again.
Dara
Ireland - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 04:01:05 (EST)
It's only cos i was so upset about it last year that I sussed your little joke this time - nyce wun!
Sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 03:34:03 (EST)
It's only cos i was so upset about it last year that I sussed your little joke this time - nyce wun!
Sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 03:33:10 (EST)
Cristobal: Actually I would vote for "My brain felt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare" or "cold, tired, fingers.... tapping out your memories" as my favorite lines........ Hey Mr. Torrie, are you going to put up the REST of my previous posting now???? I'm getting a sucker reputation..... and I'm not talking about my sex life either...;)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 00:47:13 (EST)
Good one Evan...you actually had me going for a few minutes there
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
MN USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 23:31:31 (EST)
Mr. Torrie, sir, it's people like you who give those of us in my chosen profession a bad name...
Ramona (cherrypoptart7@yahoo.com)
SF, CA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 21:03:22 (EST)
Kelmar's always busy picking up her jaw. ;) Actually, I heard that the newest Manson album is supposed to be very "Diamond Dog-gish"...Can't be much worse than Dead or Alive's cover of Rebel Rebel!
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 20:02:09 (EST)
Wich do you think is the best Bowie phrase (lyric)? I think that "...is this concrete all around or is it in my head?"; "I looked and frowned and the monster was me"; "Making love with his ego".... And, well, that's all I can remember... by now
Cristóbal D.
Stgo, Chile - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 19:27:52 (EST)
I know we have had our fill of April fool jokes, however seeing as Kurt Loder has no sense of humour, I suspect this is true. Marilyn Manson, as reported by Mssr. Loader on MTV Live, will be doing a cover of Golden Years for an upcoming film. I was too busy picking up my jaw to hear which movie it is. Did anyone else hear this?
KelMar
USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 19:14:37 (EST)
The Jennifer post reminds me of Segue-Baby Grace. Purposeful misspellings.
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
Tacoma, Wa USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 19:08:33 (EST)
Kelmar must die...that's all I can say ;) Hrmph...leaving me to die... Oh, and Ev...I've got the flogger, just as you requested :) Jen :)
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
Killkelmarville, OH - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 18:42:14 (EST)
I think if anyon Say the interviev with David last night whould agre with me in that we can all learn something from him because he talked with the age of exsperence and that makes him very intelagent, but yet he has a good seence of fun in his carictor. I say this with all my love to David because after lissening to what and how he spoke I said that I would follow my dream in becoming a Music Tharopisted. I say this because he was right about two thing that he said on the show, that was on the 31. He ssaid that music and art are a way of exspression and I say that expression is everything and I hope that we all can Lean from David, because I have.
Jennifer (goliath@bellatlantic.com)
Exton, PA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 15:32:49 (EST)
Impressive Evan - far better than last year's "throat surgery" one :-) *giggle*
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 15:23:44 (EST)
David denied his worth is a little over 900 million on the CR show. I thought he had a really good point about what it is to expect or need out of life. He explained thoroughly the NLMD phase of his career. How Lets Dance attracted a larger audience and thereafter he put out music aimed at his larger audience. He realized after NLMD that, if he got back to doing the stuff he really likes to do, this will end his frustration. I would have loved to interject the fact a lot of fans started with Lets Dance, but as these fans starting going after the 70's stuff they quickly blended in with the long time Bowie fans. As for the others who are stuck in the commercial pop bubblegum-I guess they went back to Phil Collins (I remember-Dara).
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
Tacoma, Wa USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 14:15:34 (EST)
Hey Evan- One last thing.... Because I get paid for doing nothing, and I can run up huge phone bills undetected, I decided to try those two numbers on your Isolar letter. The second one is a dead number, however, there is a guy at the first number named Joe Palumbo who is gonna want to kick your ass...
KelMar
DCL, Md USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 13:58:41 (EST)
Long time, no see. Hope everyone happened to tune into Charlie Rose last night. Just wish he'd taken those glasses off.
Emily Moore (Natch@oro.net)
Camptonville, CA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 12:06:22 (EST)
when will i get to read a transcript of this charlie rose thing? u ppl talk about it so much , it has to be great...
liz
- Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:33:03 (EST)
btw= by the way...be teenage wildlifer...Bowie (is) the world...beat the winners...;)
*xxx*
- Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:24:39 (EST)
I stand corrected... and what's BTW???
! (@)
?, ? * - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:07:34 (EST)
I stand corrected...
! (@)
?, ? * - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:06:34 (EST)
nice one Evan. I wondered what your sick brain will invent for this April foul. waiting for next year to see what you'll come up with.
Shai (db1fan@netvision.net.il)
Ramat Gan, USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:04:12 (EST)
Evan- do us a favour and post all the best letters. BTW, Mr/Miss !, its April Fool's day, hence the vote was changed. :-)
KelMar
DCL, Md USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 10:56:19 (EST)
Nice one, Evan! The only slip up is your acronym style. Happy April Fools Day, and I'd hire that law firm any day of the week! :-)
Adelante3 (Adelante3@aol.com)
El Paso, TX USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 10:51:40 (EST)
well I was interested in the buddha of suburbia's vote thingy... unfortunately, the Q. was replaced before many could vote with another Q. invoving one dara...sorry, but it's a dumb question and a little bit elitist dontcha think?????????????????????????????
! (@)
?, ? * - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 10:23:55 (EST)
I was searching for stuff on Bowie and found this site - WOW! It's great to know that HE LIVES!! I'm not even 30 yet but have been into Bowie since I discovered him at age 12; that was the Serious Moonlight era, but I soon found out about Ziggy - he was the best and always will be.
Huckle (davidbra@mb.sympatico.ca)
Canada - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 09:47:41 (EST)
Just read the ISOLAR letter. This better be an April fools letter, otherwise ISOLAR and their lawyers ought to be embarrassed. It's pretty damn shameful. certainly TW and sites like it have done a whole hell of a lot more to promote Bowie's career and new material then either VIRGIN RECORDS or probably BMG. Evan...if it is you....good one, I suppose. At least you're not killing him off this year.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2aol.com)
nj USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 09:41:12 (EST)
Yeah RM is that Weiland thing tonight, Wednesday, or was it last night?? The Charlie Rose interview was stunning and insightful on all fronts. He was being very coy about 2.Contamination though.... I really loved what he said about teachers since I am a teacher myself, my bruised ego frequently suffers from frathead freshmen who couldn't care less about LITRACHAW... so his comments gave me a nice boost.
--PAAFBFUASW (People's Army of Art Fag Bowie Fans United Against Scott Weiland)

Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 09:17:53 (EST)
Robot- Whataddaya say we get all liquored up, gate crash this Weiland gig, and give him an April Fool to remember( or not, depending on his crack habit today..)? As for the demise of these fine sites, those litigious wolves can have Jen's Lovely Little Site anytime. ;)
KelMar
April Fools, Md USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 08:59:25 (EST)
God - I havent heard from you in over a week !!!!! Are you angry with me for idolising you through your son the great prophet David ? or does this mean that you, Dara and David are one and the same ??? and do I have to take my shrine down ? I am confused !!!
Jeaj (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 06:17:39 (EST)
Strange days indeed, Momma. Just saw the Isolar letter and this week's vote. As a vengeful and wrathful God, I shall smite down Evan (henceforth known as the Evangelical) if the result is not to my pleasing. If this ruse works, next week I'll be back asking for money.
Dara
Ireland - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 04:29:38 (EST)
Unfortunately I received a similar letter regarding the Bowie web ring. Do they really want take off all these fine sites from the web?

Riens picture pages
Regimental Sgt. Zippo's Celebrity Cels
Hunky Dory
Alyssa's Labyrinth
Scary Monsters and SUPAFREAKS!
Teenage Wildlife
BowieArt.com
Scary Monsters
The White Knight and the Dark Angel
Pinhead's Bowie page
David on the RU$$IAN iNET
Subterraneans
mookid loves Bowie
BASSMANS DAVID BOWIE PAGE
GlamourDemon's Bowie shrine
Ferme Le Chat
Screaming Dreaming
I Love "Labyrinth"!
BlackRose's Little Shop of Horrors
First Church of David Bowie
Confessions of a Teenage Wildlifer
A Crack In The Past
BowiePhile's Home Page
TheTwiglet's David Bowie Page
BOWIE COVERS AND THE LIKE
Bowie at the Orpheum 30 September 1997
ZiggyManiac's Pad
Homepage of Peter Smit
Legends Concert Posters
Simone's Bowie Wallpaper Page
Mr. OVAL presents
Falls Wanking To The Floor
Loving The Alien
David Bowie Personal Page
David Bowie and other favorites
The Tin Machine File
Aladdin Sane's Page...
marcels homepage
Lady Artist Minotaur's Cerulean Skies
David Bowie Kicks Ass
The Ziggy Stardust Companion
Little Wonderworld
My Alexandria
The Outside Page
Forever Bowie
The Bowie Singles Gallery
Emily's Page!
The Mind-Warp Pavilion
David Bowie ( a man of great accomplishments)
The Velvet Goldmine
Paula's David Bowie Page
The Return of the Thin White Duke
Rachel's David Bowie Page
The Man, Who...
kandy's David Bowie shrine
shadowman
Jen's Lovely Little David Bowie Site
Strangers When We Meet
Repetition
a rumor from Ground Control
Deborah's Page o' Bowie

Reinhold (rwk@earthling.net)
Germany - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 04:15:49 (EST)
of course, I HOPE i'm not wrong!! apologies if i am.
sinj
UK - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 03:33:33 (EST)
Funny how these terrible things always happen on April 1st. Last year it was that Bowie was a poorly bunny!!!
Sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 03:24:12 (EST)
Dara, I guess this week's vote shows that if you nag Evan long enough he'll give in. Fair play to you! ;-)
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
Norway - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 02:38:27 (EST)
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just read the letter Bowie's lawyers sent to shut this place down. We can't let it happen!
Sean
Galway, Ireland - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 02:01:22 (EST)
Bonster, I think the key words to this Isolar business is APRIL FOOL! ;-)
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
Norway - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 01:34:30 (EST)
I just read the cease and desist "letter" from the Isolar attorneys....what a pisser!!!! I'm assuming it may have something to do with the classified section???? Legally that is borderline perhaps ;) .....I thought Bowie would be above jumping on the "don't play in my sandbox" train that other artists have been indulging in lately....Teenage Wildlife and sites like it have done more for Bowie's career lately, more to sell records and concert tickets, than just about anything else I'll wager.. :( Without the fan sites to direct business, who would REALLY know about buying Bowie art off the internet??? Who would push the endless stream of compilations??? Where would new fans be cultivated, get all the history, the legend? If you want "everything" in life, sometimes you have a give a little to get a lot back..then again... April Fool's :)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 01:01:07 (EST)
Well, I was gone for a week on vacation and it was seriously pathetic how much I missed my computer and this site! But, I'm back now and all is well :-) I'm watching Charlie Rose right now, David seems to be in good spirits- a great interview! I'm not all too sure of that outfit though... very interesting. Hello Miranda! Have your tater tots? Mmmmm... Hey Melissa, call me.
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
MN USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 00:21:22 (EST)
Hi this Is Jennifer againe. I still wish that my dream would come true and that is to meet the most increadable person and that is David. I know What my friends say and my mother and father say they say grow up but those are my dreams and dreama are not to be for gotting nore left alone and one day all dreams come true. yours truely, Jennifer
jennifer (goliath@bellatlantic)
Exton, PA USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 11:39:35 (EDT)
Reinhold, in his infinite genius, created an awesome site: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/9696/dbpoetry.html
KelMar
Md USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 10:23:54 (EDT)
Hi. For all you UKers, look on the front page of the Independent today - there's news that David has been playing april fools jokes of his own. He gathered the hobnobs of the noo yawk art world together for the launch of William Boyd's new "biog" of artist Nat Tate. Tate was an associate of Picasso and burned most of his own work, so very little remains. Bowie read passages relating the tragedy of Tate's suicide and it appears everyone was taken in. Tate is a fictional creation of Boyd - good publicity for 21 anyway!!
sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 09:07:39 (EDT)
Picture this: A smoky nightclub on a thursday night. it's 11 pm ( 2300 for you military types) a few stragglers sit in the club, among them, yourself...... nursing a sad excuse for a gin and tonic. You are feeling sorry for yourself, your chums having deserted you earlier for a nudie film, you look around to see if anyone might be approachable for a ride as the rain has begun to fall heavily.... It's open mike night, so you have heard a litany of bad performances on the little club stage, to the point that you feel your ears may bleed if you must endure more... When suddenly, a wonderful voice begins to croon," I'm always chasing Rainbows" You look to the stage and amazingly it's , yes. DB... Now how's that for a nightcap?
Coldfyr (morepi@hotmail.com)
USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 06:50:25 (EDT)
Don't you think that David should do a cover of ANY Billie Holiday song... I bet it could bring tears!!!!!!
Coldfyr (morepi@hotmail.com)
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 06:43:01 (EDT)
God - Alys and Bew - I'm SO glad I'm not British !!! :-) roll on 6th May 1999 !!! (s'ok Kali - I'm not going to sing here !!)
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 06:07:58 (EDT)
Lenny: I aspire to being a non-sectarian God. I want to reach out to all. In fact, I want to be a God that even atheists will say "Look, we don't believe in God, but if we did, hey, Dara would be our kind of God". On a more serious note, I think a general round of applause should go to NyeKye who gave up twelve hours transcribing the Charlie Rose interview so that all us non-Yanks could read what was said. Having done (much shoter) transcriptions in the past, I know how mind-numbing they are. Play, pause, type, play, pause, ummm, rewind, play, pause, type, ad infinitum. A truly trojan effort.
Dara
Ireland - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 04:54:47 (EDT)
Worlcharts published their first Top 100 of "Smash Male Stars" this week. David is #6!!! To drown the current #1 vote for David by clicking here!
Reinhold
EU - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 04:13:17 (EDT)
Don't forget those damn Japanese with their obnoxiously clean subways, drunken businessmen and fetish for cartoon cats!
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 00:59:18 (EDT)
Well, BEWLAY there's a couple other reasons to be afraid of:

Americans:

They mistake Canada for the 51st state.

Brits:

They mistake Canada for another British controlled zone.

Cheers. ;-)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
North of the US of A, - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 15:03:34 (EDT)


Gwinny, do you mean your message appears twice? Or do you mean it gets jumbled up?

Can you point to an example where this happened?
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 13:57:40 (EDT)


David should cover some Cole Porter. If not Cole Porter, then perhaps some Charles Aznavour. If not Charles Aznavour, then positively he should cover Marc Almond.
KelMar
Md USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 12:49:10 (EDT)
Aki, I just KNOW there is an ABBA-lover hiding somewhere inside you. You're just in denial now, but don't worry, you'll get over that. You can't escape ABBA, hehehe
angie2 (isabel@worldonline.nl)
HAARLEM, HOLLAND - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 12:21:05 (EDT)
I have exactly five things today this fine Monday morning: 1. RaMOANa: "The Rolling Bones," LOL!! 2. Aki: I noticed the same thing (about them calling that David Live shot "The Thin White Duke") - - shocking! 3. I thought the VH-1 coverage in general was lamentable. They gave Ray Charles about a minute of coverage; David got all of about two and a half. VH-1 should have halved the list (i.e. Top 50) and given everyone twice as much time : ) 4. I would love to hear David cover a Leonard Cohen song or two. 5. Why is it that sometimes when you post to this guestbook, it will put half your message, then cut it off and start all over again? What's going on??
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
New York, NY USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 12:15:06 (EDT)
At least old Jack had some style. ;-)
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
Norway - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 09:00:22 (EDT)
Bewlay- You are spot on there, except one small error. The Brits had the FIRST serial killer, "Jack the Ripper." Americans just stole the idea and improved upon it. ;-P
KelMar
Md USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 08:27:25 (EDT)
Please allow me to apologize for my rambling diatribex3. Nothing would post immediately & I believed nothing was going to post. As far as some of the content, well we'd been out on a wine tasting & brought a bottle home, so... I have been to your country & enjoyed it immensely. It is quite beautiful, though the milk wasn't very good. Maybe it was just a bad week for milk. I do, however still stand against anyone disparaging all Americans because of a few dopes, like myself. Please forgive me.
Johnny in America (Carcrsher3@aol.com)
NJ USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 07:54:30 (EDT)
Hello there fellow Bowie fans!! We are the extremelet hip and trendy Ally and Luce sat at College, while waiting for the pub to open.... Today we went to our local supermarket, Morrissons, and we both bought a scotch egg. It was fantastic! We love David Bowie but we like him best in the brilliant film Labyrinth where he sports and extremely tight pair of leggings....phwooar!!! Lucy adds : Sexy teeth, Oh yes.
Alllly and Luce the Goose (none dearest)
Leeds, Yo England - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 07:20:00 (EDT)
Does anyone know where I can get hold of merchandise on the film Labyrinth starring you-know-who? I've tried everywhere. Preferably ssomewhere in England, please!!!! Love you all, Zowie...
Zowie (lexfiles@hotmail.com)
Nottingham, UK - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 06:38:23 (EDT)
JeanMarie has a point: just because someone slags the Americans doesn't mean they HAVE to be British.
And before another US/UK bashing begins, here's something to show that there are faults on both sides:

10 reasons to be afraid of Americans
Gun-toting reverends; Presidents showing the V-sign and saying "I'm not a crook"; Day-time dramas; Paula Jones; The entire legal profession; censorship; Serial killers; conspiracy theorists; American "beer"; Ronald Reagan.

10 reasons to be afraid of the English
Margaret Thatcher; Sunday cricket; Lukewarm bitter; Football hooligans (Paul Gascoigne and friends); New Labour; Sellafield; Notions of still being a world empire/power; January 30, 1972; The Spice Girls; Elton John's hair.

Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
North of Europe - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 06:08:22 (EDT)
Johnny - em.... what makes you so sure Marlene is British ?? She never actually said she was !!!! Of course - being Scottish and NOT British this doesn't affect me at all, but she could be ANY natonality - even American !!
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 04:45:48 (EDT)
The VH1 thing was pretty unexciting. Glad I didn't tape it. I noticed a mistake too... when they were going through personas and said "Thin White Duke" they flashed a the cover of "David Live". --DEATH ETERNAL HELLFIRE AND NEVERENDING TORMENT FOR ABBA!!!!
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 21:12:21 (EDT)
Why all the animosity towards we Americans? Is it because our man (this we all agree on) chooses to spend most of his time over here? You call us the world police (true enough), but doesn't you're little government agree with & follow every policy that comes out of Washington D.C. like a loyal little lapdog? Do you covet our better TV, better movies, better weather, better sports? Are you angry that most of states are larger than your nation? Do you forget what country has saved you in the past? Do you still nurture anger at getting soundly beaten & kicked out of here over 200 years ago? There is plenty of drivel to be found on this & other sites marked UK as well as USA. So just chill out & ignore the ignorence that some people are bound to display. That's really what I should have done.
Johnny in America (Carcrsher3@aol.com)
NJ USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:38:44 (EDT)
Why all the animosity towards we Americans? As if there isn't an abundance of drivel placed here & on other sites marked from the U.K. You're not angry that our man (this we obviously all have in common) chooses to live his life over here for the most part, are you? You're not bitter that once the rulers of the world, your little group of islands now follows every policy laid out by the States like a loyal little lapdog? That we get better TV, better radio, more news & more exciting sports? That we have more places to go, sights to see, that most of our states are as big as your nation? That we have less rain, less fog & less soot? You couldn't possibly still be sore about getting kicked out of here over 200 years ago? But seriously, chill out & ignore the ignorant that choose to visit this site. That's really what I should have done.
Johnny in America (Carcrsher3@aol.com)
NJ USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:28:04 (EDT)
Why the bitter animosity towards we Americans?? Are you angry that our man chooses to live in our country & finds far more inspiration here than over in your little soot-think nation? And as far as policing the world, doesn't your little island agree with everything our government says & does like a loyal little lapdog? But seriously, don't let the ridiculous views of a few cloud your image of the rest of us. There are a lot of really good people over here in the states. I've certainly read some drivle on this & other sites marked U.K. as well. You're not still smarting from the whipping you're (then) world super-power island took 200 years ago from a bunch of (then) no-names, are you?
Johnny in America (Carcrsher3@aol.com)
NJ USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:08:13 (EDT)
okay, so i finally saw this infamous scott weiland video...it's pathetic!!! his hair was horrible, i hope it too was not inspired by tmwfte, but as someone else mentioned, all he did was replace the water with milk. but that in itself is ripping off bowie, as i remember bowie drinking from a carton of 2% low fat himself in "cracked actor". but, at least weiland didn't pass out in the elevator in his video. but i'd say watching the video was a traumatic experience. i wonder what david thinks. by the way...no one cares marlene. hello to all, especially my partner in crime. heh heh heh. what ever happened to rebelrebel, does anyone know? oh, one last thing, i know i thought of a good song for david to cover, but i seem to have forgotten. i guess i'll come up with one later. dancing queen is good, though. perhaps mama mia? ta ra!
miranda (LdySta7038@aol.com)
mars happy nation, USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:04:25 (EDT)
I suppose he found out the spheres in the lavatory at 304 Holloway Road
Arthur (beulay@kent)
Uk - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 17:23:09 (EDT)
Dancing Queen by ABBA......No kidding :-)
angie2
Haarlem, Holland - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 16:46:51 (EDT)
I'd love to see Bowie making a cover of Dylan's "The Times They are A-Changin' ". Won't you? Anyway, wich song would you like to see covered by Bowie?
Cristobal (cdropp@hotmail.com)
Stgo., Chile - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 14:22:15 (EDT)
Liz - we got VH1 Europe :( but there are so many good people in the USA. I'm sure we'll be able to find someone to send us a copy.
Shai Shamir (db1fan@netvision.net.il)
Rmata Gan, ISRAEL - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 13:09:10 (EDT)
Ok so at least Bowie beat out Elvis AND Elton - the top 7 of the VH1 Top 100 Greatest Artists were: #7 The Duke himself, #6 - James Brown, #5 - Bob Dylan, #4 - Led Zeppelin, #3 - Jimi Hendrix, #2 - The Rolling Bones, #1 - The Beatles.
RaMOANa (ramoana@earthling.net)
SunshineState, USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 23:02:55 (EST)
Official ranking of VH1 100 Greatest Artists - Bowie is #7 out of 100, whoo hoo!! At least he beat out Elton John (he was in the teens). I am hoping VH1 will also feature Bowie in on their show, Legends (Tina Turner was on today).....hmmm perhaps an email.
RaMOANa (ramoana@earthling.net)
SunshineState, USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 22:49:35 (EST)
Has anyone ese noticed that when the VH-1 thang is on, at the top of the hour they flash Elvis before Bowie? Ironic ain't it, considering Elvis died on the freaking toilet?! And Bowie is not only still alive, but rocking better than ever? Talk about your subliminal messages... Sheesh.
KelMar
MerlotCity, Md USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 21:26:44 (EST)
that thing on vh1, is that just usa or europe as well? shai dear, (hope to c u soon) what vh1 do we have here? usa?
liz
not USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 13:55:57 (EST)
I just wanna said, that David Bowie rules!!!!, his concert here in Mexico was awsome, he is #1
Mari (ramgor@mail.internet.com.mx)
Mexico City, DF Mexico - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 11:27:33 (EST)
God, I can't stand these american eggheads anymore! They try to be clever but in fact they are shit! And they eat shit! Look at them! Fat and stupid! Brainwashed by Tv; too much soap operas, too much CNN, too much MTV, too much of cheap thrills. What kind of a society is that? I mean they behave like the world's police and may be that's why their children shoot themselves...Where is Henry Miller? Where is Charles Bukowski? I think the only clever thing they have is Sooks... Love, Marlene
Marlene
Not N.Y., not USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 07:25:20 (EST)
WHAT A LOAD OF OLD BOLLOCKS YOU TALK HERE who is Bowie? does Mr jones know himself
Arthur (beuley@kent)
london, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:42:41 (EST)
Thanks for the answer Dara; Bart thanks you too ;) BTW, JeanMArie! the answer to why two tapes in the beginning (without actually knowing the answer, but that never stops me) is probably "marketing" - you can charge more for two and people think they are getting a real deal on a whole lot of stuff. Then later you can put it all on one tape after the original rush is over and save money on costs...sound logical?.... That OR they couldn't fit it all on one tape at the time ;) ??
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:36:31 (EST)
On my first and only web-page you'll find a comic inspired by "Labyrinth", drawn by my friend Ursula Siemes, who IMHO is a great artist. (Any publishers welcome!) If you're not scared of large jpg-files, take a look and enjoy the continuing story of Jareth and Sarah! Now the pages are updated and should work O.K. (Don't expect any gimmics, I'm a bloody amateur concerning homepages.) (Click in the downright corner to turn the page over!) http://unterhaltung.freepage.de/gilly/index.html
Gilly (Gilly@Psynet.net)
Germany - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:35:23 (EST)
just to let everyone know, pinky tuscadero stopped by to have a pizza and brewski. also, carmine did tell us some more "cool" things to say. although pinky and alanis morrissette may have much in common, neither one could truly replace dara as God in any motion picture. we are looking forward to catching dara in the role of God down at the bijou.... is dara a catholic or protestant god? perhaps judaic? is this the old testament god, or the trinity of the new testament? i think i'll ask carmine...
Lenny and the Squigtones
milwaukee, - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:08:04 (EST)
So, Evan, what were the results on the vote? Is Dara God? :) (Hey Dara, you are as close to God as one can get - except for David! ;))
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 16:50:23 (EST)
Mmmmm, tater tots!
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
MN USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 15:53:16 (EST)
As someone noted on the MB already, the VH-1 segment on Bowie is not going to be anything very interesting, judging from the coverage of the lower numbered artists. Strangely, the two hair-farmer sisters from Heart have been allowed to let forth their opinions on almost every single artist I saw. It's probably going to be a real let-down after the incredible Charlie Rose interview. (P.S. I am on chat from 2:30-5:00 PM EST right now, I'm bored at work so please stop by)
Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:31:22 (EST)
For a while, I thought it was Dara who would be replacing Emma Thompson in the new Kevin Smith movie DOGMA in the role of god, but unfortunately, I just read it's going to be Alanis Morrisette. What gives Dara? You need a better agent!
Robot Monster (Rbtmonstr@aol.com)
USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:28:23 (EST)
Liz - it was great to mee you today. we have to do it again soon.
Shai Shamir (db1fan@netvision.net.il)
Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:22:46 (EST)
i agree with you, theresa, i can see the two of us drowning our sorrows with a pile of tater tots. lol. i must admit, i did fall for the joke this year, when i heard it through a middle man, but when i read it myself, i became a bit suspicious, remembering that it was april fool's day, and some of the story just didn't add up. evan, you should have put that letter on the page on the 31, and on april 1, you should have had the site down. anyhow, hello to everyone, joe and jack included. LoveOnYa!!!
miranda (LdySta@aol.com)
USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 13:16:31 (EST)
hehehe !! getting in before God.. eh .. I mean Dara !! the answer is no - they were exactly the same setlists - I don't know why they changed it from two vids to one - I have the two vid version so I had to pay twice as much !!
JeanMarie (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 10:19:51 (EST)
Well? Come on Dara - answer the man!
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 10:09:21 (EST)
a followup to the Glass Spider tape question: When it was originally released in two volumes, were there additional songs included? I ask because although I think it's a great tape, I REALLY miss songs like Time Will Crawl, All The Madmen, Scary Monsters and Beat of Your Drum.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2@aol.com)
nj USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 09:02:01 (EST)
My name is Samantha, and I'm a very big fan of David's. I love his movie Labryinth,and it is my favorite movie. I use to have a crush on hom, and now at 19,I still thinf he's cute.
Samantha Tucker (Don't have one.)
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 08:35:25 (EST)
Hey Dara: Here's one for you. Re: If There Is Something. The lyric on the Tin Machine version differs from the Roxy original, but only in the places where it is most difficult to hear what Bryan Ferry was singing on the original. So - was the change deliberate, or a result of Tin Machine's singer not being able to catch certain parts of the lyric? (e.g. "I would climb mountains" became "I would come all day(?)")
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 07:24:33 (EST)
Bons: The answer to Bart's question is "Yes, Glass Spider was originally two separate videos". As for Numan, that relates to Bowie's January 1980 performance on UK TV's "The Kenny Everett Show" (when he performed Space Oddity and used some David Mallet footage that would later turn up in the "Ashes To Ashes" video). According to Numan fans, Gary Numan was already booked for this show, and it would have been a highpoint of his career (Gary was at his commercial peak at the time, coming off two UK #1 singles and albums, and having just scored his first (and as it turned out only) US hit with "Cars"), but he was cancelled when Bowie confirmed he would do the show.
Dara
Ireland - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 04:23:34 (EST)
Hey Bart: Glass Spider Tour video was issued in the U.K. as Vol. 1 & Vol.2 on two separate tapes. (Sorry Dara: don't mean to undermine you, but I guess this proves once and for all that you are not omnipresent, and therefore not God after all!).
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 04:20:57 (EST)
Your sihouette is so stationary. I don't regret whatt i wrote. Although I will sleep it off. Too drunk but what the hell -TRUTH
Silhoettes and shadows (Glassasylum@hotamil.com)
USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 01:08:19 (EST)
This was on Allstarmag today: When asked during a Rocktropolis chat Tuesday (March 31) night if he would ever want to work with David Bowie or Brian Eno, Gary Numan replied, "Probably not with Eno because he seems a little too pompous for me. I don't fancy working with Eno at all. He's a little too arty. Makes some nice sounds, though... David Bowie probably not. I still haven't forgiven him for something he did in 1980. It's a long story. I'm not really into what Bowie's doing at the moment anyway, I'll wait till he gets more interesting. Not that he's offering, of course."... So, what did Bowie do in 1980 that Numan would be pissed off about???? "God only Knows....."
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 00:53:08 (EST)
Evan, you're evil! *g* Well you guys, I know for a fact that if I had been around here last year, I would have fallen for the throat cancer joke hook line and sinker. I would have cried myself to sleep... So Evan, how does it feel to know you have this kind of power over people?
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
MN USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 23:50:32 (EST)
Hey Dara! Bart wants to know was the Glass Spider Tour two video tapes in the UK when it first came out??? Tanks
Bonster
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 23:17:43 (EST)
ILBOTOAKI-should have been a hrmless thing really. it related to posts not necessarily anything more, me post above and yadi yadi yadi a sex thing to be insinuated. I 'm a victim of my infatuation. in a different time in atlanta having the chance- i love being on top of . regretting all i do i apologize to you- i don't know you. i just am scarred of the end and wnat to reinvogorate you-DOLL. i am responsible and can delete this even i'm drunk out of my mind AOL TONIGHT. this is my last dance.
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
Tacoma , Wa USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 22:14:54 (EST)
Countess Kathleen of Perry -- The Queen relayed your message. I'll endevour to get the Court Jester to stop by and help you with your problem this weekend.
Courtier to the Queen (BigBRUDDAH_is_my_hero@stoliboli.com)
The Palace, - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 21:24:28 (EST)
PamE invites her TW mates to the Annual Easter Party at the International House of Terror....Easter Sunday, along the parade route.....Richmond,VA RSVP ;) You'll even get the address if you're nice....We'll be roasting little Sheepshagger effigies for spreading such nasty April Fool's jokes..
Pam (bowiefan@earthling.net)
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 19:59:20 (EST)
Jen- I'll get in touch after 6tonight, email and everything is down here.
KelMar
Md USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 16:16:45 (EST)
My my, there were a lot of replies to the joke! How interesting.
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 16:09:17 (EST)
Evan u r a mean mean man. whatever u do dont ever say (god forbid, knock-on-wood) that he is...i wont even say it. some ppl might take u seriously (mind u, this time i didnt, but u r good at it)
liz
- Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 15:59:47 (EST)
This may have been discussed last week (my guestbook listings only go back to March 30th), but I saw an "MTV News" clip where Kurt Loder was pointing out the way Scott Weiland has stolen from "The Man Who Fell to Earth" for his new video, and that his current persona is ripped off from Bowie as well. Pretty silly, dontcha think? P.S. I was entertaining a young English actress (stars in a film my company is releasing) this past week, and COMPLETELY missed Charlie Rose! What a fool I am. At least the actress liked Bowie too : )
Gwinevere (Gwinny@aol.com)
New York, NY USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 15:38:59 (EST)
Well, I guess I was a bit late with that reply! LoL... no one can beat Evan to it I guess :)
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 14:35:25 (EST)
LIZ - last year's April Fool's Day joke was that Bowie had needed some sort of throat surgery (polyps?), and he would have to cancel the Earthling tour...it's on my site http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/3771/ under David Bowie.

Cheers.
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 14:32:42 (EST)


You can see last year's April Fools' here.

I've also put up the earnest replies to this year's...
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 14:32:38 (EST)


Liz, last year evan posted news that the European tour had to suddenly be cancelled because polyps (sp?) were discovered on David's vocal chords.
bart "STARLING"
NJ USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 14:05:47 (EST)
could u guys & grrrls help me out? ...what was last year's april fool's joke? u make it sound like it was something really bad
liz
- Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 13:47:53 (EST)
my fav lyric: "just a mortal with potential of a superman"....for all of u sinners who say he isnt god. ;)
liz
- Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 13:44:02 (EST)
Hiya Joe! Welcome to Teenage Wildlife! :-)
Kali (Kaliman@prodigy.net)
Oxford Town, NJ USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 12:39:10 (EST)
welcome Joe.....just wipe your feet :)
bart "STARLING"
nj USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 12:01:05 (EST)
Hello, my name is Joe Mc Ginty, but you can call me Joe. I've been a fan of Bowie for years, nice to see a site like this. Hope to be visiting it often,. I'll have my e-mail up and running soon. Hope to hear from some of you. ^ ^ -0-0 > o
Joe McGinty
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 11:37:18 (EST)
Looking very forward to the MM cover of Golden Years. Hoping it is as wonderfully demented as his cover of Sweet Dreams.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2@aol.com)
nj USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 09:39:58 (EST)
Ooops, E..... My bag. ;)
KelMar
Md USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 08:27:20 (EST)
Re: AFD "joke": Of course, I never fell for it for a second - AND I BET DARA DIDN'T EITHER! Tony
Tony Paknadel (paknadel@clara.net)
London, UK - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 07:58:06 (EST)
Yes, the Manson news was reported here over two months ago... but I guess Kelmar never bothers to read the site :)
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 04:52:53 (EST)
Kelmar: I didn't see the MTV report (for obvious reasons), but Evan reported earlier that Manson would be doing "Golden Years" for the forthcoming "Dead Man On Campus". And stop hassling poor Joe Palumbo, you vixen ;) JeanMarie: I resent my last email. If you didn't get it, there's something wrong with your email again.
Dara
Ireland - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 04:01:05 (EST)
It's only cos i was so upset about it last year that I sussed your little joke this time - nyce wun!
Sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 03:34:03 (EST)
It's only cos i was so upset about it last year that I sussed your little joke this time - nyce wun!
Sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 03:33:10 (EST)
Cristobal: Actually I would vote for "My brain felt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare" or "cold, tired, fingers.... tapping out your memories" as my favorite lines........ Hey Mr. Torrie, are you going to put up the REST of my previous posting now???? I'm getting a sucker reputation..... and I'm not talking about my sex life either...;)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 00:47:13 (EST)
Good one Evan...you actually had me going for a few minutes there
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
MN USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 23:31:31 (EST)
Mr. Torrie, sir, it's people like you who give those of us in my chosen profession a bad name...
Ramona (cherrypoptart7@yahoo.com)
SF, CA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 21:03:22 (EST)
Kelmar's always busy picking up her jaw. ;) Actually, I heard that the newest Manson album is supposed to be very "Diamond Dog-gish"...Can't be much worse than Dead or Alive's cover of Rebel Rebel!
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 20:02:09 (EST)
Wich do you think is the best Bowie phrase (lyric)? I think that "...is this concrete all around or is it in my head?"; "I looked and frowned and the monster was me"; "Making love with his ego".... And, well, that's all I can remember... by now
Cristóbal D.
Stgo, Chile - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 19:27:52 (EST)
I know we have had our fill of April fool jokes, however seeing as Kurt Loder has no sense of humour, I suspect this is true. Marilyn Manson, as reported by Mssr. Loader on MTV Live, will be doing a cover of Golden Years for an upcoming film. I was too busy picking up my jaw to hear which movie it is. Did anyone else hear this?
KelMar
USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 19:14:37 (EST)
The Jennifer post reminds me of Segue-Baby Grace. Purposeful misspellings.
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
Tacoma, Wa USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 19:08:33 (EST)
Kelmar must die...that's all I can say ;) Hrmph...leaving me to die... Oh, and Ev...I've got the flogger, just as you requested :) Jen :)
Jen (jenbowie@hotmail.com)
Killkelmarville, OH - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 18:42:14 (EST)
I think if anyon Say the interviev with David last night whould agre with me in that we can all learn something from him because he talked with the age of exsperence and that makes him very intelagent, but yet he has a good seence of fun in his carictor. I say this with all my love to David because after lissening to what and how he spoke I said that I would follow my dream in becoming a Music Tharopisted. I say this because he was right about two thing that he said on the show, that was on the 31. He ssaid that music and art are a way of exspression and I say that expression is everything and I hope that we all can Lean from David, because I have.
Jennifer (goliath@bellatlantic.com)
Exton, PA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 15:32:49 (EST)
Impressive Evan - far better than last year's "throat surgery" one :-) *giggle*
Alys (palmer@nucleus.com)
Calgary, Canada - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 15:23:44 (EST)
David denied his worth is a little over 900 million on the CR show. I thought he had a really good point about what it is to expect or need out of life. He explained thoroughly the NLMD phase of his career. How Lets Dance attracted a larger audience and thereafter he put out music aimed at his larger audience. He realized after NLMD that, if he got back to doing the stuff he really likes to do, this will end his frustration. I would have loved to interject the fact a lot of fans started with Lets Dance, but as these fans starting going after the 70's stuff they quickly blended in with the long time Bowie fans. As for the others who are stuck in the commercial pop bubblegum-I guess they went back to Phil Collins (I remember-Dara).
John (Glassasylum@hotmail.com)
Tacoma, Wa USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 14:15:34 (EST)
Hey Evan- One last thing.... Because I get paid for doing nothing, and I can run up huge phone bills undetected, I decided to try those two numbers on your Isolar letter. The second one is a dead number, however, there is a guy at the first number named Joe Palumbo who is gonna want to kick your ass...
KelMar
DCL, Md USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 13:58:41 (EST)
Long time, no see. Hope everyone happened to tune into Charlie Rose last night. Just wish he'd taken those glasses off.
Emily Moore (Natch@oro.net)
Camptonville, CA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 12:06:22 (EST)
when will i get to read a transcript of this charlie rose thing? u ppl talk about it so much , it has to be great...
liz
- Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:33:03 (EST)
btw= by the way...be teenage wildlifer...Bowie (is) the world...beat the winners...;)
*xxx*
- Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:24:39 (EST)
I stand corrected... and what's BTW???
! (@)
?, ? * - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:07:34 (EST)
I stand corrected...
! (@)
?, ? * - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:06:34 (EST)
nice one Evan. I wondered what your sick brain will invent for this April foul. waiting for next year to see what you'll come up with.
Shai (db1fan@netvision.net.il)
Ramat Gan, USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 11:04:12 (EST)
Evan- do us a favour and post all the best letters. BTW, Mr/Miss !, its April Fool's day, hence the vote was changed. :-)
KelMar
DCL, Md USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 10:56:19 (EST)
Nice one, Evan! The only slip up is your acronym style. Happy April Fools Day, and I'd hire that law firm any day of the week! :-)
Adelante3 (Adelante3@aol.com)
El Paso, TX USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 10:51:40 (EST)
well I was interested in the buddha of suburbia's vote thingy... unfortunately, the Q. was replaced before many could vote with another Q. invoving one dara...sorry, but it's a dumb question and a little bit elitist dontcha think?????????????????????????????
! (@)
?, ? * - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 10:23:55 (EST)
I was searching for stuff on Bowie and found this site - WOW! It's great to know that HE LIVES!! I'm not even 30 yet but have been into Bowie since I discovered him at age 12; that was the Serious Moonlight era, but I soon found out about Ziggy - he was the best and always will be.
Huckle (davidbra@mb.sympatico.ca)
Canada - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 09:47:41 (EST)
Just read the ISOLAR letter. This better be an April fools letter, otherwise ISOLAR and their lawyers ought to be embarrassed. It's pretty damn shameful. certainly TW and sites like it have done a whole hell of a lot more to promote Bowie's career and new material then either VIRGIN RECORDS or probably BMG. Evan...if it is you....good one, I suppose. At least you're not killing him off this year.
bart "STARLING" (tinmac2aol.com)
nj USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 09:41:12 (EST)
Yeah RM is that Weiland thing tonight, Wednesday, or was it last night?? The Charlie Rose interview was stunning and insightful on all fronts. He was being very coy about 2.Contamination though.... I really loved what he said about teachers since I am a teacher myself, my bruised ego frequently suffers from frathead freshmen who couldn't care less about LITRACHAW... so his comments gave me a nice boost.
--PAAFBFUASW (People's Army of Art Fag Bowie Fans United Against Scott Weiland)

Aki (queenvolcano@hotmail.com)
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 09:17:53 (EST)
Robot- Whataddaya say we get all liquored up, gate crash this Weiland gig, and give him an April Fool to remember( or not, depending on his crack habit today..)? As for the demise of these fine sites, those litigious wolves can have Jen's Lovely Little Site anytime. ;)
KelMar
April Fools, Md USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 08:59:25 (EST)
God - I havent heard from you in over a week !!!!! Are you angry with me for idolising you through your son the great prophet David ? or does this mean that you, Dara and David are one and the same ??? and do I have to take my shrine down ? I am confused !!!
Jeaj (jeej@globalnet.co.uk)
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 06:17:39 (EST)
Strange days indeed, Momma. Just saw the Isolar letter and this week's vote. As a vengeful and wrathful God, I shall smite down Evan (henceforth known as the Evangelical) if the result is not to my pleasing. If this ruse works, next week I'll be back asking for money.
Dara
Ireland - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 04:29:38 (EST)
Unfortunately I received a similar letter regarding the Bowie web ring. Do they really want take off all these fine sites from the web?

Riens picture pages
Regimental Sgt. Zippo's Celebrity Cels
Hunky Dory
Alyssa's Labyrinth
Scary Monsters and SUPAFREAKS!
Teenage Wildlife
BowieArt.com
Scary Monsters
The White Knight and the Dark Angel
Pinhead's Bowie page
David on the RU$$IAN iNET
Subterraneans
mookid loves Bowie
BASSMANS DAVID BOWIE PAGE
GlamourDemon's Bowie shrine
Ferme Le Chat
Screaming Dreaming
I Love "Labyrinth"!
BlackRose's Little Shop of Horrors
First Church of David Bowie
Confessions of a Teenage Wildlifer
A Crack In The Past
BowiePhile's Home Page
TheTwiglet's David Bowie Page
BOWIE COVERS AND THE LIKE
Bowie at the Orpheum 30 September 1997
ZiggyManiac's Pad
Homepage of Peter Smit
Legends Concert Posters
Simone's Bowie Wallpaper Page
Mr. OVAL presents
Falls Wanking To The Floor
Loving The Alien
David Bowie Personal Page
David Bowie and other favorites
The Tin Machine File
Aladdin Sane's Page...
marcels homepage
Lady Artist Minotaur's Cerulean Skies
David Bowie Kicks Ass
The Ziggy Stardust Companion
Little Wonderworld
My Alexandria
The Outside Page
Forever Bowie
The Bowie Singles Gallery
Emily's Page!
The Mind-Warp Pavilion
David Bowie ( a man of great accomplishments)
The Velvet Goldmine
Paula's David Bowie Page
The Return of the Thin White Duke
Rachel's David Bowie Page
The Man, Who...
kandy's David Bowie shrine
shadowman
Jen's Lovely Little David Bowie Site
Strangers When We Meet
Repetition
a rumor from Ground Control
Deborah's Page o' Bowie

Reinhold (rwk@earthling.net)
Germany - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 04:15:49 (EST)
of course, I HOPE i'm not wrong!! apologies if i am.
sinj
UK - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 03:33:33 (EST)
Funny how these terrible things always happen on April 1st. Last year it was that Bowie was a poorly bunny!!!
Sinj (sxp@croner.co.uk)
london, UK - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 03:24:12 (EST)
Dara, I guess this week's vote shows that if you nag Evan long enough he'll give in. Fair play to you! ;-)
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
Norway - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 02:38:27 (EST)
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just read the letter Bowie's lawyers sent to shut this place down. We can't let it happen!
Sean
Galway, Ireland - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 02:01:22 (EST)
Bonster, I think the key words to this Isolar business is APRIL FOOL! ;-)
Bewlay (bewlay@online.no)
Norway - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 01:34:30 (EST)
I just read the cease and desist "letter" from the Isolar attorneys....what a pisser!!!! I'm assuming it may have something to do with the classified section???? Legally that is borderline perhaps ;) .....I thought Bowie would be above jumping on the "don't play in my sandbox" train that other artists have been indulging in lately....Teenage Wildlife and sites like it have done more for Bowie's career lately, more to sell records and concert tickets, than just about anything else I'll wager.. :( Without the fan sites to direct business, who would REALLY know about buying Bowie art off the internet??? Who would push the endless stream of compilations??? Where would new fans be cultivated, get all the history, the legend? If you want "everything" in life, sometimes you have a give a little to get a lot back..then again... April Fool's :)
Bonster (dbfan@aol.com)
Montgomery, AL USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 01:01:07 (EST)
Well, I was gone for a week on vacation and it was seriously pathetic how much I missed my computer and this site! But, I'm back now and all is well :-) I'm watching Charlie Rose right now, David seems to be in good spirits- a great interview! I'm not all too sure of that outfit though... very interesting. Hello Miranda! Have your tater tots? Mmmmm... Hey Melissa, call me.
Theresa (Plixus@aol.com)
MN USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 00:21:22 (EST)
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