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'HUTCH' GIGS LINED UP
30th January 2010

Former DAVID BOWIE collaborator JOHN HUTCHINSON has several gigs lined up over the next few months.

Tonight Hutch is performing at Cellars in Scarborough, followed by two gigs in Scotland next month. His Sunday evening resdency at the Cellars kicks back in from on Valentines Day, followed by a solo gig in Lincoln in March.

     30th January: Cellars, Valley Road, Scarborough, England.
     John Hutchinson Trio. i.e. Hutch with Rich Hodgson (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums).

     5th February: The Northern Lights, Hatton of Fintray, Inverurie, Scotland.
     John Hutchinson with old friends, local fiddles, guitars and banjos.

     6th February: Inverurie Town Hall, The Square, Inverurie, Scotland.
     The memorial concert for Paddy Byrne.

     14th February: Cellars, Valley Road, Scarborough, England.
     Recommencing Valentines Day, every Sunday evening.
     John Hutchinson plus guest guitarist i.e. Jesse Hutchinson or Sam Forrest or John Watton or Rich Hodgson etc etc.

     6th March: The Jolly Brewer, Lincoln, England.
     Solo gig, south of the Humber again.

More details and information can be found over at myspace.com/johnhutchhutchinson

Hutch has also just agreed to perform at the forthcoming MICK RONSON birthday gig in June.


NEW BW COLUMNISTS / BLOGGERS
27th January 2010

Three new guys have submited their DAVID BOWIE columns (or blogs if you prefer that naming convention).

JIM WILKINSON writes about the newly arrived decade stood in Heddon Street and reflecting on his life as David Bowie fan since 1972 and what it all means to him now - [Read here].

JOHN POWNELL writes about the impact that David had on him from 1972 onwards - [Read here].

TERENCE RUFFLE recalls seeing David Bowie at the Hammersmith Odeon on 2nd July 1973, when he was a 16 year-old youth the day before Ziggy was killed off - [Read here].


Why not become a BW columnist? Are you a budding up and coming writer / blogger / journalist / cartoonist... or just want to be heard? As long as the subject matter relates to DAVID BOWIE in some way or other that's all that's required.

It's your column, you are totally free to write whatever you like, however you like, whenever you like.... you can even write under a pseudomyn, you know, like what some of them proper writers do ;)

If you want some ideas or just want to read what others have penned you can read through the previous BW columns here - alternatively there is a dropdown list at the top of this page.

Feel free to send your contributions to []

Or are you already a columnist on here who's not written something for a while? Then get your finger out and send something in! ;)

(Ed. Someone asked me the other week why are they called 'columnists' and not 'bloggers' on here? Simple answer really, blogs weren't invented when this service was first offered on here eleven years ago).


THE DERAM ALBUM DELUXE EDITION BOX SET
25th January 2010

David Bowie: The Deram Album Deluxe Edition Box Set Released today is DAVID BOWIE The Deram Album Deluxe Edition Boxset which houses a double CD set with fifty-three tracks, along with twenty-six appearing on CD for the first time.

Stunningly remastered by Peter Mew and Tris Penna at Abbey Road Studios from the original master tapes, CD 1 contains the original stereo and mono album mixes (first time on CD for the mono mix).

More importantly the CD 2 includes the singles, unreleased stereo mixes, the legendary unreleased single 'London Bye Ta-Ta' and five tracks recorded in 1967 for John Peel's Top Gear radio show.

The box set comes complete with sleeve notes by Tris Penna and Kevin Cann.

You can purchase David Bowie: The Deram Album Deluxe Edition Boxset NOW.


A REALITY TOUR LIVE 2 CD SET RELEASED
25th January 2010

DAVID BOWIE's 'A Reality Tour' Live 2 CD set was released today from Sony Music and tomorrow in the USA via the Sony Legacy label.

This thirty-three song 2 CD document of his 'A Reality' World Tour recorded at The Point in Dublin, Ireland on 22nd/23rd November 2003, includes three previously unreleased tracks: 'Fall Dog Bombs The Moon', 'Breaking Glass' and 'China Girl'.

The iTunes digital download of A Reality Live has two other exclusive bonus tracks that are unavailable elsewhere, 'Days' and '5.15 The Angels Have Gone', both mixed by Tony Visconti.

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

A Reality Tour 2CD DISC: 1
     01. Rebel, Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Sister Midnight
     07. Afraid
     08. All The Young Dudes
     09. Be My Wife
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Fantastic Voyage
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Sunday
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Life On Mars?
     17. Battle For Britain (The Letter)

DISC: 2
     01. Ashes To Ashes
     02. The Motel
     03. Loving The Alien
     04. Never Get Old
     05. Changes
     06. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     07. "Heroes"
     08. Bring Me The Disco King
     09. Slip Away
     10. Heaven (The Rays)
     11. Five Years
     12. Hang On To Yourself
     13. Ziggy Stardust
     14. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     15. Breaking Glass
     16. China Girl


You can purchase both the UK release and US release NOW.


WHAT'S ON DAVID's iPOD?
24th January 2010

A DAVID BOWIE feature is published in today's OBSERVER newspaper entitled: 'What's on David Bowie's iPod?'

The pop master gives us an exclusive peek to mark the release tomorrow of 'A Reality Tour', the live double album of his acclaimed 2003-4 world tour.

David has chosen fifteen songs/pieces he has been playing the most over the past month... followed by a verdict from Gareth Grundy.

The article appears on page 3 of The Critics section - or you can read it online here.


THE SPONGEBOB FANCYPANTS AUCTION
22nd January 2010

BowieBob Flared Pants by Johnny Vegas A host of celebrities have donated their creativity to ChildLine by re-designing 1ft high statues of Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in aid of ChildLine.

You may recall reading on here last month that Comedian JOHNNY VEGAS had designed a ceramic SpongeBob Squarepants for ChildLine in association with Nickelodeon.

Johnny's piece is modelled on DAVID BOWIE - he's now renamed it 'BowieBob FlaredPants'. As you can see it's based on the Ziggy Stardust character.

Perhaps because David Bowie cited guesting on SpongeBob as "The holy grail of animation gigs", perhaps because he is a Bowie fan, or perhaps just because he thought it would be massively cool, Johnny was inspired to turn SpongeBob into a glam rock superstar.

Well now you can bid for your very own unique SpongeBob statue designed by a celebrity! The bidding started on 21st January and runs through until 4th February.

Please visit nspcc.org.uk for more information and details on how to place your bids either via email or telephone.


SATELLITE OF LOVE RE-ISSUE
22nd January 2010

INSOUND the premier online indie music store, has been working with labels and distributors to bring back to the market essential, out-of-print punk, post-punk and indie 7" singles. Their latest 7" in the reissue series is LOU REED's 'Satellite of Love'.

Originally released on RCA Records in 1973 as a 7" available exclusively as an import, 'Satellite of Love' features the title track, one of Reed's best known songs originally recorded by The Velvet Underground and later included on Reed's 1972 'Transformer' album.

'Satellite of Love' features backing vocals by DAVID BOWIE, who also co-produced the record, along with MICK RONSON. The B-side is 'Vicious', the unforgettable, riffy opening track from 1972's Transformer.

Never before released domestically, this Insound exclusive 7" reissue will be available on 16th February and will mark the first time this title has been in print in more than 30 years.

Limited to 1,000 copies, the 7" will be re-pressed on premium vinyl with the original artwork.

For more details and how to pre-order please visit insound.com

From InSound.com.


ENO NIGHT TONIGHT
22nd January 2010

Tonight BBC 4 are dedicating much of their night time viewing to BRIAN ENO.

     21:00 and 1:10
     Arena: Brian Eno - Another Green World

     A profile of Brian Eno, former Roxy Music keyboardist and a pioneer in ambient music.

     22:00 and 2:10
     Brian Eno: Hits, Classics and Tracks

     Paul Morley talks about some of Brian Eno's hit tracks, including "Heroes" and Viva La Vida.

     23:00 and 3:10
     The Roxy Music Story

     Profile of the glam band Roxy Music, who reformed after 25 years to make a new album. (R)

More details and repeat viewing information can be found at the bbc.co.uk website.

Thanks to JBK for the pointer.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
21st January 2010

The Oh! You Pretty Things DAVID BOWIE tribute do at Don Hill's in New York City on 17th January... The Village Voice has some photographs from the event online - [View here]...

'Moon' directed by DUNCAN JONES has been nominated in both the 'Outstanding British Film' and 'Outstanding Debut By British Writer, Director or Producer' categories in the forthcoming 2010 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). The awards show takes at London's Royal Opera House on Sunday 21st February...

X Factor finalists twins John and Edward Grimes - aka 'Jedward' - have signed a record deal with Sony Music. Their first single release will be 'Under Pressure' (Ice Ice Baby), the single which they performed at the National TV Awards on Wednesday evening. [Watch footage] 'Ice Ice Baby' was a number one hit for Vanilla Ice, with the track based on a riff from 'Under Pressure', which was previously a number one hit for Queen and DAVID BOWIE. The single is available to download from 31st January...

Two 4-stars review by Pete Paphides for DAVID BOWIE's David Bowie (Deluxe Version) / A Reality Tour CD forthcoming releases over on on the Times Online website. 'Anyone who is seeking to bookend David Bowie’s extensive back catalogue can now buy these two CDs that do just that' - [Read here]...

The Daily Telegraph have published 'David Bowie: A Reality Tour, CD review' by Neil McCormick, who gives it a 4-star rating - [Read here]...

You can pick up the special collectors edition DVD of LABYRINTH starring DAVID BOWIE as 'Jareth' at Morrisons supermarkets for a mere £3.99...


NME DB FEATURE NEXT WEEK
20th January 2010

BowieNet Update: Apparently there will be a David Bowie feature of sorts, which may include a brief Q&A with David regarding the upcoming A Reality Tour live CD release... but he won't be talking to himself...

DAVID BOWIE features in the next issue of the NME with a special interview where David Bowie interviews, er, David Bowie.

This New Musical Express goes on sale next Wednesday 27th January.

Also features how The XX became everyone's favourite new band, legal plant food, plus Lightspeed Champion, Coco Sumner, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The New Puritans and Rolo Tomassi.

More details can be found over at nme.com - there's nothing on there yet about the db feature, but check it out in a few days time. In the meantime...


SEATTLE ROCK ORCHESTRA BOWIE TRIBUTE
19th January 2010

SRO flyer The SEATTLE ROCK ORCHESTRA (SRO) will pay tribute to DAVID BOWIE on Friday, 26th March at 8:00 pm at the Moore Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.

The performance will feature a seventy-piece orchestra, backing band, The Kindness Kind, and guest vocalists John Roderick (The Long Winters), Jon Auer (The Posies), David Terry (Aqueduct), Nouela Johnston (People Eating People), Alessandra Rose (The Kindness Kind) and many more. SRO is directed by bassist and orchestrator Scott Teske.

Tickets are priced as follows: $15.00 in advance, $18.00 day of show, not including applicable fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 22nd at 10am, in person at the Paramount Theatre box offices (M-F 10am-6pm), 24-hour kiosks located outside The Paramount and Moore Theatres, charge by phone at 877-784-4849, or online at STGPresents.org website.

(Ed. Can anyone spot the irony on the flyer?)


DIAMOND DOGS ORIGINAL ARTWORK
16th January 2010

Diamond Dogs artwork And red mutant eyes gazed down on Hunger City...

A 10x10 print and fifty plus additional negatives photographed by LEEE BLACK CHILDERS for the inside cover of DAVID BOWIE's Diamond Dogs album raised a very reasonable $321 (£197.39) today after eighteen bids on eBay.

You can view the eBay listing here.

(Ed. Me thinks someone got a bit of a bargain there).


OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS
15th January 2010

A DAVID BOWIE tribute and birthday night is taking place this Sunday evening - 'Oh! You Pretty Things @ Don Hill's in New York City.

Oh! You Pretty Things @ Don Hill's, NYC Special guest DJ sets by Justine D, Keanan Duffty and Wren Britton. Live sets by Michael T and The Vanities, This Ambitious Orchestra, Le Mood, and The Star Machine, Jack Terricloth, Theo Kogan, Broadway Brassy, Miss Guy, St. Eve, Misstress Formika, Queen V, Corn Mo, Deryck Todd, Corey Tut, Lady Rizo, Eric Jayk, plus surprise guests.

Venue: Don Hill's, 511 Greenwich and Spring St, NYC.
Date: Sunday, January 17th @ 9pm 21+ID


PBR open bar and giveaways 10-11pm courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
$15 admission / $10 rsvp to glamdammit.com

Michael T, Twig the Wonderkid, Shien Lee and Benjamin Ickies present a Bowie birthday gala featuring a cavalcade of performers.

Full details and more information can be found at glamdammit.com

From Twig the Wonderkid


FUSE BOWIE CONTEST
15th January 2010

fuse.tv are offering you the chance to win a guitar signed by DAVID BOWIE as part of the promotion for his forthcoming A Reality Tour Live 2-CD release on 26th January.

Enter the David Bowie 'A Reality Tour' Autographed Guitar Sweepstakes and you could win an autographed Eastwood Airline® Twin Tone Guitar, a new model reissue of the guitar Bowie used on the Reality Tour.

You can also win 'A Reality Tour' Live 2-CD set. Available 1/26, the CD has over 30 tracks from Bowie's Reality Tour plus 3 previously unreleased tracks.

Tune in Tuesday, January 26th at 11P/10C and catch the concert only on Fuse, where music lives.

Simply fill in the form details to participate here. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Sweepstakes is open to persons who are 13 years or older at the time of entry and are a legal resident of the 50 United States. Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 am EST on January 11th, 2010 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on February 5th, 2010. Sweepstakes is subject to Official Rules. To obtain details and Official Rules log onto http://www.fuse.tv/bowie. Sweepstakes is sponsored by FUSE Networks LLC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.


I HOPE I MAKE IT ON MY OWN?
14th January 2010

David with The Lower Third Back in 1966, forty-four years ago this very day, saw DAVID JONES release his first ever single 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' as 'DAVID BOWIE with The Lower Third', backed with 'And I Say To Myself'.

David with The Lower Third Released on the Pye label (Pye 7N 17020) in the United Kingdom , the single reached number 34 in the Melody Maker chart and peaked at number 14 on 20th February in the Radio London Fabulous Forty chart.

The musicians on the single were: David Bowie: vocals/tambourine, Dennis Taylor: guitar, Graham Rivens: bass and Phil Lancaster: drums. The producer was Tony Hatch.

Four months later the single was released in the USA on the Warner Brothers label (WB 5815). Later the same year, the track appeared on the Pye compilation album 'Hitmakers Volume 4' (Pye NPL 18144), which marks the first track on an album by 'David Bowie'.

David said of the song during an interview for Melody Maker on 26th February 1966... "Several of the younger teenagers' programmes wouldn't play 'Can't Helping Thinking About Me', because it is about leaving home. The number relates several incidents in every teenager's life - and leaving home is something which always comes up."

Japanese release 1972 Japanese release 1972 Six years later in October 1972, the song was re-released as an EP in the United Kingdom (Pye 7NX.8002) and New Zealand (Pye 7NX 8002).

Also the same month, saw the Japanese 7" single released, backed with 'I'm Not Losing Sleep' (Pye/Teichiku UP-408-Y).

Spanish release 1973 The following year in March 1973, saw a 7" release in Spain (Pye 11.603) backed with 'I Dig Everything', complete with as you can see a rather nice picture sleeve.

June 1978 saw a Canadian-only 7" release on the Pye blue label backed with 'Do Anything You Say' (7N8002), there then follows a list as long as your aunty's left arm of compilations, reissues and repackages containing the track.

In more recent times, David re-recorded a newer version of this song - which was first performed live again during the VH1 StoryTellers show - as well as his Roseland Ballroom 1999 gig in New York City.

Something for the trivia anoraks out there, he actually performed a snippet of this song in San Francisco during his 1997 Earthling world tour.


BRIAN DUFFY: THE MAN WHO SHOT THE SIXTIES
10th January 2010

A new major retrospective documentary on the life and work of photographer BRIAN DUFFY is broadcast on BBC 4 this coming Wednesday.

In the one-hour programme, directed and produced by Linda Brusasco, Duffy talks about his life and we get to see his work with John Lennon, Shrimpton and of course his iconic Aladdin Sane album photography for DAVID BOWIE.

Brian Duffy was one of the greatest photographers of his generation. Along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan he defined the image of the 1960s and was as famous as the stars he photographed. Then suddenly in the 1970s he disappeared from view and burned all his negatives. With the first ever exhibition of his work, Duffy has agreed to be filmed to talk about his life, his work and why he made it all go up in flames.

The first airing is on Wednesday 13th January on BBC4, UK at 21:00 GMT, and then repeated later that night after midnight at 00:45 and 3:15 and finally at 23:00 GMT on the 14th.

Some trivia for you direct from Brian Duffy himself concerning the inspiration for the lightning flash for Aladdin Sane... David has said in the past that the lightning flash idea came from a kettle in the studio. It wasn't exactly a kettle.

Duffy and make-up artist Pierre La Roche, copied the red and blue flash off a National Panasonic automatic rice cooker lying nearby in his studio. "I drew on his face the design... [we] used lipstick to fill in the red," he says.

'Those who know buy National' - if you remember that advertising slogan you'll remember the logo that was revised in 1973. Check out the brand history for National / Panasonic over at the Panasonic web site.


WANT TO BECOME A BW COLUMNIST?
9th January 2010

Would you like to become a columnist for BowieWonderworld? Are you a budding up and coming blogger / journalist or just want to be heard?

As long as the subject matter relates to DAVID BOWIE in some way or other that's all we need.

It's your column, you are totally free to write whatever you like, however you like, whenever you like. Monthly, fortnightly or weekly... you can even write under a pseudomyn, you know, like what some of them proper writers do ;)

If you want some ideas or just want to see what competition you would be up against you can read through the previous BW columns here - alternatively there is a dropdown list at the top of this page.

Please send your contributions to []

Or are you already a columnist on here who's not written something for a while? Then get your finger out and send something in! ;)


12th ITALIAN BOWIE BASH
8th January 2010

12th Italian Bowie Bash Taking place tomorrow evening is the 12th BOWIE BASH ITALY 'SPACE ODDITY EXPERIENCE' on Saturday 9th January at The Shindy Club - Bassano del Grappa (Italy).

     - The rarest records on LP and 7" taken from Space Oddity Era.
     - Live Concert by Piol and The Glitters From Mars mainly dedicated to the Space Oddity Album.
     - Let's Glam - Video & DJ Set All Night Long by DJ Cazale and Ziggy.

Info: Facebook Group: Bowie Glam Night

From Daniele.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO DAVID
Happy Birthday David 8th January 2010

To David
Wishing you a very happy birthday - have a fabulous day

Best wishes and love from
everyone here at Wonderworld xxx



OTHER BIRTHDAY WISHES...
8th January 2010

Besides our DAVID, other famous and well known people also born on the 8th January include...

Elvis Presley (singer), Ron Moody (actor), Larry Storch (actor/comedian), Soupy Sales (aka Milton Hinkes) (comedian and father of Tony and Hunt Sales of Tin Machine), Graham Chapman (comedian), Charles Osgood (CBS TV newsman/host/author), Shirley Bassey (singer), Cristy Lane (singer), William Henry Hartnell (actor, the first Doctor Who), Robby Krieger (musician), R. Kelly (singer), Mike Reno (singer), Paul Dresher (composer), Paul King (musician), Jeff Abercrombie (musician), Terry Sylvester (musician), Paul Hester (musician), Stephen Hawking (professor, astrophysicist, author), Amanda Burton (actress), Gil Grand (musician), Ami Dolenz (actress), Amber Benson (actress), Yvette Mimieux (actress), Thelma 'Butterfly' McQueen (actress), Simone De Beauvoir (writer), Evelyn Wood (reading teacher), Gypsy Rose Lee (burlesque entertainer), Bill Graham (concert promoter), Wilkie Collins (author), Frank Doubleday (publisher), Sir Frank Dyson (scientist), Lee Jackson (musician), Vladimir Feltsman (Russian pianist), Little Anthony aka Anthony Gourdine (singer), Ted McDougall (footballer), Michael Ridley (cricketer), Harriet Sansom Harris (actress), Sean Paul (musician), Karen Poole (musician), Jenny Lewis (actress), Richard Cromwell (actor), Jose Ferrer (actor/director), Sam Riley (actor), Ryan Frances (actor), Roy Kinnear (actor), John McTiernan (director), Scott Whyte (actor), Sander Vanocur (broadcaster), Joan Rivers (comedian), Maria Pitillo (actress), Sarah Polley (actress), Loretta Lee (actress), Gabby Hoffman (actress), Maria Pitillo (actress), Brad Snyder (shot putter), Kent Jones (golfer), Virgil Hill (boxer), Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov (USSR cosmonaut), Terry Brooks (author), Antai Ribari (composer), Serge Poliakoff (Russian/French painter/guitarist), Queen Marie of Yugoslavia, Bronislava Nijinska (ballet choreographer), Storm Jameson (novelist), Frank Nelson Doubleday (publisher), William Wallace Gilchrist (composer), Fannie M Jackson (pioneer and educator), Lawrence Alma Tadema (Dutch/British painter), Nicolas Coustou (French sculptor) and Henry V (Roman German king/emperor).

It's also BowieWonderworld's birthday - now thirteen years online! Big thanks to everyone who supports the site - it's really appreciated :)


MASS BOWIE TRIBUTE
5th January 2010

'The Thin White Duke Resurrected By Generation of Adolescent Boston Rockers'...

Two separate and very different venues will be the site of performances by the Paul Green School of Rock Boston students in a tribute to DAVID BOWIE aka Ziggy Stardust himself.

On Friday, 22nd January @ 7:00 PM, the show kicks off at the Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door and this event is 100% ALL AGES and open to the public.

Like a whirlwind mini-tour, the very next day (Saturday, 23rd Jan) finds the School of Rockers at that historic Davis Square landmark, Johnny D's Place on 17 Holland Street in Somerville.

This show manifests itself as a pre-suppertime attraction, running from 4:00-6:00pm. Johnny D's will be serving a full menu for hungry Boston-area music fans, so come out for dinner and a show! Once again, tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door and this event is 100% ALL AGES and open to the public.

Visit School of Rock Boston's website at schoolofrock.com or call the School at 617-923-3434 for advance ticketing information.


WIN A SIGNED BOWIE GUITAR!
5th January 2010

RECORD STORE DAY are offering you the chance to win a signed DAVID BOWIE Guitar.

David hit the road on his A Reality Tour and shortly we'll have a double CD being released with more than 30 classic Bowie tracks.

Record Store Day are offering you the chance for you to win an Airline Twin Tone guitar, autographed by Mr. Bowie himself. Enter before 19th January and this little beauty might go home with you in the new year!

The Airline Twin Tone guitar is a tribute to Eastwood's SUPRO Dual Tone, which were made in the USA from 1958-1968 and sold through Montgomery Ward.

Today they are played by folks like The Cure, Calexico, The White Stripes, and of course, David Bowie.

Enter the draw here, and of course, count the days until the release of David Bowie's A Reality Tour Live CD on 26th January.

From RecordStoreDay.com website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
4th January 2010

Check out a piece in the Waton and Swaffham Times covering artist TERRY PASTOR and his designs for the Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust album cover, and the forthcoming Ziggy postage stamp to be issued by the Royal Mail - [Read here]...

ONLY AFTER DARK is a DAVID BOWIE / Roxy / Blitz Club / Rum Runner themed disco/club night. Two events are lined up this and next month. On 22nd January at the Sound Bar, Corporation Street, Birmingham, England and on 5th February at The Red Lion, Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, England - [More details]...

PETER GABRIEL talks about his version of DAVID BOWIE's "Heroes", on his forthcoming 'Scratch My Back' covers album. You can listen to an extract here via petergabriel.com - [from Tom]...


MOON: SAM ROCKWELL OSCAR CAMPAIGN
2nd January 2010

Moon: Sam Rockwell SAM ROCKWELL Oscar Campaign... Please excuse the blatant plug, but we are all rather stunned that Sony decided not to send out screeners DVDs to the 5,777 Academy Award voters.

Therefore, we are trying to drum up as much interest in MOON and Sam Rockwell's performance as possible in the hope that it will encourage voters to get hold of a copy and consider nominating Sam in the best actor category.

We've had a large response and signatures to petition in the last couple of days with support coming from Jim Jarmusch, Neil Gaiman, Jon Favreau to name a few, also it's being picked up by more and more movie sites and blogs etc.


[PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION HERE]


So, if you've seen MOON and think Sam deserves at least a chance with a nomination, please sign the petition link above, and do whatever you can to plug / support. We only have until Saturday 23rd January deadline for return of voting ballots, so not long at all really.

Further info and updates will pop up on the blog, or you can follow me on Twitter @manmademovies or Duncan Jones @manmademoon

From UnkleRupert on the BW MB.


THE UNTITLED TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE
2nd January 2010

The Untitled Tribute to David Bowie The LA-based MANIMAL label are now scheduling their double CD and vinyl release of THE UNTITLED TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE for May 2010.

Manimal have also announced that 100% of the net profits will go to the War Child UK charity

The album will be available as a limited 2-CD and double vinyl LP and downloads with extra tracks will be available.

You may recall the original story on here back in April 2009.


ZIGGY'S ROYAL STAMP OF APPROVAL
1st January 2010

DAVID BOWIE's 1972 album masterpiece 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars' is one of ten album covers that are featured in the 'Design Classics: Classic Album Covers' stamp series to be issued by The Royal Mail.

Ziggy Stardust 2010 stamp Published next Thursday on 7th January, the 10 self-adhesive 1st class stamps, with an unusual off-square design, also includes Blur: Parklife, The Clash: London Calling, Coldplay: A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Led Zeppelin: IV, New Order: Power, Corruption and Lies, Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells, Pink Floyd: The Division Bell, Primal Scream: Screamadelica and The Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed.

The full line of collectors items available for this series includes:

     Stamp Set = £3.90
     Souvenir Sheet = £3.90 (Gummed stamps)
     Souvenir Sheet Cover = £5.50
     First Day Cover (UK addresses) = £5.06
     First Day Cover (for non-UK addresses) = £4.31
     Prestige Stamp Book First Day Cover = £4.14
     Presentation Pack = £4.40
     Stamp Cards = £4.00
     Stamp Strips = £1.95


The stamps and the various collectibles are now all ready to pre-order. How often to do you get the chance to lick the back of db's head? Pop on over to royalmail.com and check out what's available.


A REALITY TOUR LIVE 2 CD SET
1st January 2010

DAVID BOWIE's 'A Reality Tour' Live 2 CD set is scheduled for release this month on 25th January 2010 from Sony Music and the following day in the USA via the Sony Legacy label.

This thirty-three song 2 CD document of his 'A Reality' World Tour recorded at The Point in Dublin, Ireland on 22nd/23rd November 2003, includes three previously unreleased tracks: 'Fall Dog Bombs The Moon', 'Breaking Glass' and 'China Girl'.

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

A Reality Tour 2CD DISC: 1
     01. Rebel, Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Sister Midnight
     07. Afraid
     08. All The Young Dudes
     09. Be My Wife
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Fantastic Voyage
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Sunday
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Life On Mars?
     17. Battle For Britain (The Letter)

DISC: 2
     01. Ashes To Ashes
     02. The Motel
     03. Loving The Alien
     04. Never Get Old
     05. Changes
     06. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     07. "Heroes"
     08. Bring Me The Disco King
     09. Slip Away
     10. Heaven (The Rays)
     11. Five Years
     12. Hang On To Yourself
     13. Ziggy Stardust
     14. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     15. Breaking Glass
     16. China Girl


You can pre-order both the UK release and US release NOW.


MICK RONSON PETITION
1st January 2010

If you still haven't signed the petition to get MICK RONSON inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame please go and SIGN IT - Mick Ronson: Musician, Arranger, Producer, Side Man to DAVID BOWIE, Dylan, Hunter and beyond, inspiration to many, a down to earth, egoless and good ol' Northern boy.

PLEASE NOTE: a donation is NOT a requirement to be able to sign this petition.


THE DERAM ALBUM DELUXE EDITION BOX SET
1st January 2010

David Bowie: The Deram Album Deluxe Edition Box Set All set for release this month is DAVID BOWIE The Deram Album Deluxe Edition Boxset which houses a double CD set with fifty-three tracks, along with twenty-six appearing on CD for the first time.

Stunningly remastered by Peter Mew and Tris Penna at Abbey Road Studios from the original master tapes, CD 1 contains the original stereo and mono album mixes (first time on CD for the mono mix).

More importantly the CD 2 includes the singles, unreleased stereo mixes, the legendary unreleased single 'London Bye Ta-Ta' and five tracks recorded in 1967 for John Peel's Top Gear radio show.

The box set comes complete with sleeve notes by Tris Penna and Kevin Cann.

Scheduled for 25th January 2010 release by Decca - Pop, check out the full tracklisting below:

DISC ONE:

     01. Uncle Arthur
     02. Sell Me A Coat
     03. Rubber Band
     04. Love You Till Tuesday
     05. There Is A Happy Land
     06. We Are Hungry Men
     07. When I Live My Dream
     08. Little Bombardier
     09. Silly Boy Blue
     10. Come And Buy My Toys
     11. Join The Gang
     12. She's Got Medals
     13. Maid Of Bond Street
     14. Please Mr. Gravedigger
     15. Uncle Arthur
     16. Sell Me A Coat
     17. Rubber Band
     18. Love You Till Tuesday
     19. There Is A Happy Land
     20. We Are Hungry Men
     21. When I Live My Dream
     22. Little Bombardier
     23. Silly Boy Blue
     24. Come And Buy My Toys
     25. Join The Gang
     26. She's Got Medals
     27. Maid Of Bond Street
     28. Please Mr. Gravedigger



DISC TWO:
(Mono unless shown *Stereo)


     01. Rubber Band 2:03 (Single Version)
     First release 2 December 1966 Deram DM 107
     Recorded at RG Jones Studio, Morden, 18 October 1966

     02. The London Boys 3:19
     First release 2 December 1966 Deram DM 107
     Recorded at RG Jones Studio, Morden, 18 October 1966

     03. The Laughing Gnome 2:55
     First release 14 April 1967 Deram DM 123
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, London, 26 January, 7 & 10 February 1967

     04. The Gospel According To Tony Day 2:46
     First release 14 April 1967 Deram DM 123
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, London, 26 January, 7 February 1967

     05. Love You Till Tuesday 2:59 (Single Version)
     First release 14 July 1967 Deram DM 135
     Recorded at Decca No 3 Studio, London, 3 June 1967

     06. Did You Ever Have A Dream 2:08
     First release 14 July 1967 Deram DM 135
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, London, 24 November 1966

     07. When I Live My Dream 3:51 (Single Version)
     First release 13 May 1984 Deram BOWIE1
     Recorded at Decca No 3 Studio, London, 3 June 1967

     08. Let Me Sleep Beside You 3:24
     First release 6 March 1970 Decca PA 58
     Recorded at Advision Sound Studios, London, 1 September 1967

     09. Karma Man 3:08
     First release 6 March 1970 Decca PA 58
     Recorded at Advision Sound Studios, London, 1 September 1967

     10. London Bye Ta-Ta 2:35
     Previously unreleased
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, London, 12 March 1968

     11. In The Heat Of The Morning 2:45
     Previously unreleased mono vocal version
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, London, 12 March 1968

     12. The Laughing Gnome * 3:03
     Previously unreleased stereo mix
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, 26 January, 7 & 10 February 1967
     Stereo mix by Peter Mew and Tris Penna at Abbey Road Studios, London, 30 July 2009

     13. The Gospel According To Tony Day * 2:50
     Previously unreleased stereo mix
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, 26 January, 7 February 1967
     Stereo mix by Peter Mew and Tris Penna at Abbey Road Studios, London, 30 July 2009
     14. Did You Ever Have A Dream * 3:45
     Previously unreleased stereo mix
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, London, 24 November 1966

     15. Let Me Sleep Beside You * 3:29
     Previously unreleased stereo mix
     Recorded at Advision Sound Studios, London, 1 September 1967

     16. Karma Man * 3:03
     Previously unreleased stereo mix
     Recorded at Advision Sound Studios, London,1 September 1967

     17. In The Heat Of The Morning * 2:45
     First release 6 March 1970 Decca SPA 58
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, London, 12 March, 10 & 18 April 1968

     18. When I'm Five 3:03
     First release 13 May 1984 Deram BOWIE1
     Recorded Piccadilly No 1 Studio, London, 13 May 1968

     19. Ching-A-Ling * 2:52
     Previously unreleased stereo mix
     Recorded at Trident Studios, London, 24 October, 27 November 1968

     20. Sell Me A Coat 2:53 (Remix)
     First release 13 May 1984 Deram BOWIE1
     Recorded at Decca No 2 Studio, London, 8 December 1966; Trident Studios, London, 25 January 1969 (vocal overdubs)

     21. Love You Till Tuesday 3:11
     BBC Radio One Top Gear session recording
     Previously unreleased
     Recorded Piccadilly No 1 Studio, London, 18 December 1967

     22. When I Live My Dream 3:38
     BBC Radio One Top Gear session recording
     Previously unreleased
     Recorded Piccadilly No 1 Studio, London, 18 December 1967

     23. Little Bombardier 3:30
     BBC Radio One Top Gear session recording
     Previously unreleased
     Recorded Piccadilly No 1 Studio, London, 18 December 1967

     24. Silly Boy Blue 3:28
     BBC Radio One Top Gear session recording
     Previously unreleased
     Recorded Piccadilly No 1 Studio, London, 18 December 1967

     25. In The Heat Of The Morning 2:39
     BBC Radio One Top Gear session recording
     Previously unreleased
     Recorded Piccadilly No 1 Studio, London, 18 December 1967


You can pre-order David Bowie: The Deram Album Deluxe Edition Boxset NOW.


LIMITED EDITION BOWIE PRINTS
1st January 2010

ST. PAUL'S GALLERY are a publishing company based in the UK and have produced under license fine art limited edition prints of three of DAVID BOWIE's finest early album covers.

'Hunky Dory', 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars' and 'Aladdin Sane' prints have all been signed by both the original cover artists / designers and David Bowie himself.

They were produced from the original artwork with the involvement of both Henry Wrenn-Meleck and DAVID BOWIE himself, with only 195 prints of each available worldwide.

     Hunky Dory Limited Edition Signed Print - Pencil Signed By David Bowie and Terry Pastor
     Ziggy Stardust Limited Edition Signed Print - Pencil Signed By David Bowie and Terry Pastor
     Aladdin Sane Limited Edition Signed Print - Pencil Signed By David Bowie and Celia Philo

For more details and information please visit the St Pauls Gallery website to order and view.


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 EVERYONE!!!
1st January 2010

Happy New Year 2010 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 TO EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE

I hope you all receive everything you wish for

Very Best Wishes from Paul (aka Rednik)






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