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Teenage Wildlife Guestbook April 2001

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And to completely flog a dead horse, pardons all around, there is going to be a tribute to Joey Ramone, a sort of a celebration of what would have been his 50th birthday, at the sizable Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, May 19. Given the venue, there may be something to the rumors flapping about today concerning the participants. No, I didn't hear Bowie, but a certain Irish band that talks about the Ramones all the time in fact are on tour in the U.S., and in fact would be in the middle of weeklong tour break. Of course, I wouldn't count on it nor would I buy a ticket with any expectations other than a fun night, which apparently will raise money for a good cause. That said: It definitely has been discussed. Tickets went up today at TM.
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 22:24:25 (EDT)
In fact, to come full circle, if you want a real heart-tugger on Joey, don't bother with Spin or VH-1, go to http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0116/kaye.shtml. Rather than asking Eric or another contributor or someone on staff, the weekly NYC paper got Lenny Kaye to reflect. While being on the CBGB's scene or teaching music at a major university or being an archivist for a major label or being a virtuoso or even recently appearing on the same benefit stage as Bowie are hardly requirements for writing a tribute, demonstrating passion for the music should be. Weisbard is proven incapable. Kaye's piece, IMHO, is absolutely beautiful.
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 14:34:30 (EDT)
I did eventually catch that VH-1 Ramones tribute last week, KMSV. It had some great clips, no doubt, particularly if one is not inclined to go out and rent a Ramones video. I had to laugh, however: the journalist "expert" in the special is none other than Eric Weisbard, in all his bug-eyed glory. To give this post the essential Bowie content, Weisbard not only dislikes Bowie, but has worked hard to discredit Bowie's accomplishments for many years in his writings in the Village Voice and Spin. Unsuccesfully of course, not only because the history is self-evident, but because Weisbard is prone to sweeping generalities, outright mistakes, and laughable prose. In fact, the reason Weisbard appeared on the VH-1 Ramones special was a tie-in with Spin: The current cover is a punk memorial issue, with the covers split between '70s pictures of Joey and Sid Vicious. It was punk revisited and memorialized in both Spin and on VH-1, with Joey's death symbiotic marketing help. Weisbard didn't do the Ramones print story, but he did do the cover overview piece. I'll concede it contained some decent research in tieing together the many faces of punk. I think his conclusion is more of his usual insight-free waste of space, but the issue is still out there, so you can judge for yourself. And of course, the story has its just share of the Weisbard usual: In correctly citing glam's influence on the UK punks, including the Sex Pistols, Weisbard characteristically attributes it all to Roxy Music. The guy is absolutely in denial. And I guess Johnny Rotten's book wasn't a part of his research.
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 14:33:03 (EDT)
GERMAN (Posted from IP:
ALICANTE, ESPAÑA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 10:56:33 (EDT)
Evan, I think you could have added one more choice to this week's vote- "Bowie has better things to do with his time then put out a new album on schedule" perhaps?? I know that if I'd had a baby my priorites wouldn't be to be putting out an album *grin*
Alys (alpalmer@ucalgary.ca) (Posted from IP:
Calgary, AB CANADA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 14:40:28 (EDT)
Eine der besten seiten im web über bowie überhaupt jetzt,wo lion.cc in Österreich ihren Vertrag mit bowienet beendet hat. Greetings from Austria/Europe
Schwarzbauer (jemen@teenagewildlife.com) (Posted from IP:
Linz, Austria - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 04:46:01 (EDT)
hey, coan_teen :) nice to see you around! {hug} missed ya!
Lizz (Posted from IP:
- Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 11:40:39 (EDT)
Thanks Evan :)
Fyr (Posted from IP:
USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 00:08:25 (EDT)

Toby Ornottabe (Posted from IP:
USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 16:57:07 (EDT)
I just wanted to say hallo! Love on ya!
Eva (Mstrssbowe@aol.com) (Posted from IP:
uk - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 15:47:48 (EDT)
I just wanted to say hallo1 Love on ya!
Eva (Mstrssbowe@aol.com) (Posted from IP:
uk - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 15:47:35 (EDT)
Conversation Piece is back up and running. It seems to have run progressively into the ground late last night, and eventually the database became completely corrupted. I have switched to a new one and restored from backup, but that means that some parts of the site may have intermittent or spotty performance until I change all references to the old database name.
Evan Torrie (webmaster@teenagewildlife.com) (Posted from IP:
Stanford, CA USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 10:32:00 (EDT)
Too bad what happened to the CP! I waited all the weekend to check it and now... :( Evan, if you still on planet Earth, try to fix it soon, please!
Tati_wl (wlovedb@teenagewildlife.com) (Posted from IP:
Brazil - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 07:27:27 (EDT)
So I'm not the only one who can't get into Conversation Piece. I am so relieved - I thought I'd stuffed something up! Thank you Coldfyr! I am so dumb when it comes to computers...
Bandit (Bandit@teenagewildlife.com) (Posted from IP:
New Zealand - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 06:15:21 (EDT)
Ok... Who turned off the switch in the Message Board? Was it something I wrote? or didn't write? It was the thing about the red butts wasn't it ? yea.. must have been.. ;) Hope ya get it sorted out Ev :)
Coldfyr (Posted from IP:
San Diego, USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 01:39:28 (EDT)
Lou Reed (Posted from IP:
London, England - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 22:15:59 (EDT)
I've been on TW for some time now, and feel very comfortable here. Since I was forced to abandon many of my other web site memberships, retaining only this one and a couple of others, I have become increasingly grateful for this site. The people here are zany and colorful, but not unkind, and I'm glad I have a forum in which to exert my unending supply of admiration for David. My family doesn't dislike his music, but any time I get enthusiastic or listen to all six of the DB cd's I own, they start to look at me funny. On the web, no one can look at you funny...I mean, you can't see them looking at you, so that's the same thing...right? Right?
Sarah Boyle (Coan_teen) (seboyle@speakeasy.net) (Posted from IP:
Richmond, VA USA - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 20:43:09 (EDT)
Ive been at these Teenage wildlife pages for about three years now so i think its time that i put myself in the quest book. The best Bowie site in the world, the doorway to the real BOWIE-NET world!!!! Does anyone have any good ideas for a band name??? My band used to be called Blackout but we need to change it - hey mail me with any cool names!!!! be good all...........Matt day
Matt Day (mattblackday@hotmail.com) (Posted from IP:
WALES (U.K.) - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 09:13:56 (EDT)
Just looking for other fans to talk to . can anyone let me know where a bowie chat site is for 40 and older? thanks great site
Mary Kay (anomar@adelphia.com) (Posted from IP:
somewhere, pa USA - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 19:47:15 (EDT)
Ranc- I *think* I was watching VH-1 last night (who the hell knows, both VH1 and MTV have ceased playing actual videos anymore) at 8 pm est there was a half hour tribute to the Ramones. It was very well done, if too short, and the end almost had me in tears. But as I started to choke up I thought, "You know, Joey would probably kick your ass for crying like that." I promptly stopped. :-) Anyhoo, it's called "Hey, Ho, Let's Go," and it had all the Ramones in different interviews and some really nice old footage from CBGB's. Look for it again, it's deffo worth 30 minutes of your time.
KMSV (Posted from IP:
USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 08:25:55 (EDT)
I'm signing the guestbook because i feel like it. I just found out there was one here so i'm signing it just for the hell of it.
Nikki (DB4me@teenagewildlife.com) (Posted from IP:
NY USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 00:45:49 (EDT)
The loss of Joey ran deep, much deeper than most fans would have guessed. His death has received huge coverage, with big features on the local TV news. Radio stations that never played the Ramones are doing so now, and those that played "I Wanna Be Sedated" are actually going into the catalog for songs never played before. The morning shock jocks say he's a God and don't even make fun of him. Old people you would never imagine now could muster up enough energy for an evening with Elton and Billy are sharing reminiscences of '70s slam dancing while waiting in bank lines. And the papers, local and nationally, all have run remembrances. A Wall Street Journal editorialist--you know, the real right-wingers, not one of the news guys--even went to CBGBs and writes a Commentary piece today about the loss. This reaction says something, but hell if I know what.
rancell (pet sematary) (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 14:39:59 (EDT)
Gawd forgive us for straying off the DB topic area, but we too wish, for a moment, to recognize the overall musical contributions made by the late Joey Ramone. Will be missed. "Twenty twenty twenty four hours to go...I wanna be sedated." Miss you sweety. Pats and Eddy
Patsy and Edian (Posted from IP:
London/west, UK - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 15:42:40 (EDT)
although i was never a big fan...i was shocked to hear that joey ramone passed away over the weekend. i do recall chasing a younger sister around the house singing "beat on the brat". :-) gabba gabba hey!
patti (pattibowie@home.com) (Posted from IP:
- Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 15:29:35 (EDT)
On the "Josie and the Pussycats" soundtrack to the motion picture, song #7 called "I Wish You Well" uses the exact guitar riff from Bowie's song "Queen Bitch". It can't be a coincidence. Did anyone else notice this? Did anyone else buy the soundtrack?
Pam (ladystardust_98@yahoo.com) (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 14:17:13 (EDT)
free bowie influenced mp3's and other cool stuff check out www. superglider .com
griff (Posted from IP:
USA - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 13:49:12 (EDT)
I used to run Bowie's unofficial fan club, Subterraneans, back in 1977/8. Are there any old members out there? I'd love to hear from you if so! Regards, Claire
Claire Mansfield (claire@adastra.screaming.net) (Posted from IP:
London, UK - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 12:18:35 (EDT)
To Toy with: To Dis-Appoint! To Keep the Word of Promise to the Ear (with Who Remakes, god help us) and Break it to the Hope. Hope truly is a cheap thing! He is definitely throwing alot of Moon Dust (along with a fair amount of moon-light/moon-shine) into our eyes lately. "I'm a blind man and she's my eyes..." Perhaps this toy is a delusion, a mockery and a snare?
Nevada Kerr (Posted from IP:
USA - Friday, April 13, 2001 at 12:58:33 (EDT)
And still more on the TNT Lennon tribute, again from Mitchell Fink, in Thursday's Daily News: "Here's an addendum to my report yesterday that TNT had made a deal to stage a John Lennon tribute at Radio City Music Hall in October: The parties involved wanted to do the show in May. But when Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, was told which talent they thought could be lined up on short notice, she said, "Give me until the fall, and I'll start making calls myself." Everyone agreed, so she's now on the hook. So, if you get a message that Yoko called, don't phone back unless you plan on being a part of the tribute."
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 11:25:56 (EDT)
There was a post early this morning on Conversation Piece linking a Dotmusic story on the Who release that appeared yesterday. The UK release date apparently is May 28.
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 10:55:27 (EDT)
A press release with the details on the Who tribute album were just released. "Substitute: The Songs of the Who" will be released June 12 on EAR. The track list is 1. Cast--"The Seeker"; 2. Ocean Colour Scene--"Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"; 3. Paul Weller--"Circles"; 4. David Bowie--"Pictures of Lily"; 5. Pearl Jam--"The Kids Are Alright"; 6. Fastball--"The Real Me"; 7. UnAmerican--"Naked Eye"; 8. Stereophonics--"Who Are You"; 9. Phish--"5:15"; 10. Sheryl Crow--"Behind Blue Eyes"; 11. The Who feat. Kelly Jones--"Substitute (live at the Royal Albert Hall)." The press release also contained a quote: "Said David Bowie, 'The Who's work became a major template for so many of us. The considered and intelligent use of so-called 'art-theory', actively engaged with rock music, was merely one of Pete's phenomenally important contributions to the new 'language' of rock. Nice trousers too!'"
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 09:42:39 (EDT)
Am I the only 15 year old Bowie fan????!!! I think he's fantastic!!!!
Choz (charlotte_ziggystar@hotmail.com) (Posted from IP:
UK - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 18:41:03 (EDT)
And just to follow up, Mitchell Fink writes in today's NY Daily News that TNT has signed a deal for a Lennon tribute. Fink writes: "The idea, I'm told, is somehow to have the show coincide with what would have been Lennon's 61st birthday, Oct. 9. Talent has not been lined up yet, but longtime Lennon rep Elliot Mintz says that Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, 'will be involved.' Because it's still so early, Mintz didn't know how Lennon's former bandmates in the Beatles — Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — would participate, if at all." Though Shelby's site has been updated, her original incorrect "announcement" including Bowie, Dylan, Moby, next month, airing June, benefit for gun control, etc., still remains posted. Another October cable event at RCMH would be great ... though the potential cast of characters may mean someplace much, much bigger. :-)
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 15:09:54 (EDT)
Another purist came clean in Sunday's LA Times. The lead guy from the terrific Old 97s is described as a Bowie fan from way back. I still wonder what fans of traditionalist U.S. acts--say, like Old 97s, and Wilco, and the W---------s, and Dar Williams, and many others, great and terrible, over many number of years--really think when they find out that their twangy heroes grew up listening to "Heroes" and consider stuff the fans are afraid to consider a major influence. In my limited experience, they're in denial. :-)
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 15:08:35 (EDT)
CANYON LAKE , TX USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 02:34:22 (EDT)
Hello, I'm feeling as a stranger on this forum, who dos'nt speaks french. So, I'm a theologian, listening D.Bowie since 1977... It's possible, cause the lyrics of his song are really a part of the great culture. I used them during my 3rd year in University to compare the philodophies of Heiddeger and Heraclitos... No problem have been found. Have you seen the spiritual subsversion of David Bowie ? Always so fine and sensfull. He draws the sephirot tree on station to sttion... And now on the OUTSIDe cover. FRONT : David B. in the pieta position, as Christ and Maria together. Back : using the traditional figure of the trinity (see Roublev), but sad and around a snaky "devil". Inside, a jacket in form of Ying and Yang. He proposes himself as the figure of the believing being or what ? Such a subsversion is great : that's a cleaver critic of the system, during the lyrics tell the soul that whe feels gone away of this system. Perpetual critic of the Thought's establisment. The contestation way is to find a other way going on, using the same word, in the same world. Really so great ! Of course a web site with the lyrics is a great shadow of this one. Thank
Jean Devriendt (Posted from IP:
Strasbourg, France - Monday, April 09, 2001 at 11:41:33 (EDT)
great site! it's good to see so many devotees for our david.he continually remains inspiring to say the least! fave album is DIAMOND DOGS and fave tracks forever are : SWEET THING,STAY,BE MY WIFE,ALADDIN SANE,JOHN IM ONLY DANCING (ALL VERSIONS!),TEENAGE WILDLIFE,KINGDOM COME,HOLY HOLY,RIGHT... i could go on and on.i truly wish david would vamp up future set lists with come of the ignored better tracks.ah well.
dirtypearl (dirtypearl@hotmail.com) (Posted from IP:
indianapolis, in USA - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 22:13:18 (EDT)
I LOVE Paul Simon. He's a dahlink! I'd make him a drink anytime!
BIGbruddah (BIGbruddah@teenagewildlife.com) (Posted from IP:
BRUDDAHTOWN, Belgium - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 19:35:57 (EDT)
Hi all and Tom especially! I am no Bowie fan (yet), but a close friend to Tom and a huge Paul Simon fan. As far as I know Bowie material I like it and Tom will introduce me into his music. I am in a Paul Simon fan club like this Bowie club and I know how great it is to share feelings and thoughts about good music. And Bowie and Simon are such artists who make real music and not the crap they call music that dominates the charts nowadays. I will have a look around here and Tom, what is your name here, so I know what to look for:-) Greetings from a(nother) music lover;-) Esther
iebie (iebie@hotmail.com) (Posted from IP:
Netherlands - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 10:10:44 (EDT)
Hey - what wrong with Boy George ? I find him quite funny - but then, I am a teenager of the 80s !
Jeaj (Posted from IP:
for once writing a message that has nothing to do with Scottish politics..., Scotland - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 07:03:59 (EDT)
The embarrassment level of Bowie fandom runs real high with all the Bowie content on the new episode of "Cribs" which ran in prime time on Thursday. It features Boy George. While his level of fanaticism is certainly not as bizarre as it gets here on the 'Net, it's as much creepy as it is flattering. Just when you think it's safe and he's declared his Bowie love and inspiration and moved on, he pulls out the autographed albums. This is decidely not the celebrity we want to see have his house adorned in Bowie-ana. On the plus side, does anyone in MTV's advertised demographic even know who Boy George is? What is he doing on a new MTV program? I wouldn't think he could get booked on Hollywood Squares. I'd guess that there's a better chance MTV viewers have seen a Bowie video or surely a Bowie reference on the channel than a similar Boy occurrence over the past decade. The guy literally makes mix tapes these days. But then again, I'm one to spew: I sat and watched this stuff, and then publicly declared it. Speaking of embarrassment. :-)
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 00:40:00 (EDT)
Error in my first comment and last word in the day for TW guestbook : my Mother died in August 1995 david's mum died lately and i think peacefully ready for the great voyage
Anne-bis (Posted from IP:
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 06:39:22 (EDT)
Hi ! So dreadful, the new information of David's Mother death : i thought so much of her and the father Haywood recently, I think they are now in peace. I don't believe anything but this death seems, sadly, true : I felt her fading gently into silence and sadness of leaving her son without her bright help : nobody can replace a mother for a man -so different for a girl as me, my mother died in 1997 : I was surprised because feeling then feeble but so happy to become a woman, although without any child, just being able to choose my shopping in my beloved supermarket and... forgetting all the terrible scenes -alike Bergmann moovies without the poetry- gathering the best things of my Family. Cheers to you all and love greater to my poor David From Anne
Poor Anne without Peggy-David's Mumm (Posted from IP:
Paris, 75 France-Europe - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 05:36:38 (EDT)
Jackie (ziggy'sladystardust) (Posted from IP:
San Diego, ca USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 21:48:04 (EDT)
Jackie (ziggy'sladystardust) (Posted from IP:
San Diego, ca USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 21:46:31 (EDT)
Mr. Blam Blam is Mr. Wrong Wrong. The Lennon tribute won't be broadcasting on May 10. I'll obviously defer to him on Bowie's nonappearance. It goes without saying that nothing is definite with Bowie. That's certifiable history. The Newsweek full page ad for the Sheryl Crow concert in Central Park two summers ago, which ran a couple of weeks before the event, carried Bowie's name prominently along with Clapton and Richards. No sane fan would believe he is to appear just based on the fact that others are saying he's confirmed. But the fact is, they've said it. :-)
rancell (Posted from IP:
NYC, NY USA - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 21:19:08 (EDT)
Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAI :-) Hope you got suitably intoxicated !
Jeaj (Posted from IP:
Falkirk, SCOTLAND - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 19:41:37 (EDT)
MARGOT & SHAI!!!! did i miss wishing you a happy birthday??? well, let me resolve that now...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARGOT AND SHAI. i hope you celebrated yer asses off!! xoxo,patti
patti (pattibowie@home.com) (Posted from IP:
- Monday, April 02, 2001 at 14:41:29 (EDT)
Of course, i meant Rock & roll with me-Ziggy and not Rock and Ro with dB
Anne (Posted from IP:
France-Europe - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 10:07:34 (EDT)
Just had a question this last week-end : is the to-day David Bowie the same as the One who played the concert of Ziggy-Fire-character ? Don't worry = I am not an alien nor a slave of dB's fan-attitude but just a lover actually of the songs Sweet Thing, Diamond Dogs & Rock and Roo with me. Looooooo...oove
Anne (Posted from IP:
F-EUROPE - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 10:06:00 (EDT)
The phone box off the Ziggy Stardust cover that was removed has been back for sometime, but is not the same model mark as the original one (although it would look near enough the same to most people). Also the phone box isn't actually in Heddon Street, which is where the front cover photos were taken, and is at the bottom of an alleyway just off Heddon Street. There is a wall behind the phonebox which is continually covered in markings by dedicated Bowie fans, much to the annoyance of the wall's owners who do not realise the importance of the site/shrine to fans and paint over it. Heddon Road itself has undergone a face lift since the original photographs with the K. West sign and the original gas light gone. However as part of a regenerated scheme for inner city London a replica gas light has been placed on the building (number 23 Heddon Street). As part of the regeneration scheme other alterations have also been undertaken on the street. If you want to find out more then you pay a visit to The Ziggy Stardust Companion at www.5years.com
Ally Stardust (NOWAY@NOWAY.COM) (Posted from IP:
COUNTY DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 20:06:39 (EDT)
My sons have made me proud, walking in their father's shoes in the ice cream, but i sure miss all the daughters i never had .Kel Mar Supervixen Rizzo.Ramsey Rizzo. Margot Rizzo. Coldfyr Rizzo.Big Bruddah Rizzo. Corinne Rizzo.David Robert Wizzo Rizzo (the Wizzo was on my mother's side). Arh! we could have pulled ourselves together like curtains and chopped them up to make Bowie outfits to dance round his Swiss chalet. The gods have forgotten they made us a collective spirit now we all hear alone.
Momma Rizzo (Posted from IP:
USA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 16:37:27 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Shai!!!!! xoxoxoxo
Alys (alpalmer@ucalgary.ca) (Posted from IP:
Calgary, AB CANADA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 15:23:50 (EDT)
Shai you wacky bastid, Happy Birthday! XO
KMSV (Posted from IP:
USA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 11:44:17 (EDT)
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