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OCTOBER 1999 - DAVID BOWIE NEWS


WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING IN OCTOBER


"NO DISCO" BOWIE ON RTE2
31st October 1999

DAVID BOWIE is due to appear on Irish TV Channel RTE2 on a programme called "No Disco". I think its ment to be on over the next week or so it's a late night TV show. They will be airing an interview with him that was recorded backstage at the HQ Club Dublin.

Thanks to Stephen.

WB RADIO MUSIC AWARDS
29th October 1999

The Warner Bros Network held their first ever live music event "The WB Radio Music Awards," from Las Vegas. DAVID BOWIE was the recipient of the first "Radio Legends Award". Besides accepting the award from Garth Brooks, he performed "Thursday's Child" and finished off the evening with "Rebel Rebel". He wore a yellow shirt and "crystal velvet shiny jacket thang" in black and red.

Thanks to RaMOANa.

WIN A TRIP TO SEE DAVID BOWIE
29th October 1999

Want to see DAVID BOWIE in the flesh?... Want to see him perform in his natural habitat - a club rife with sin and decadence?... Want to know what sweater he'll wear on stage this time?

Want to do all this for free?

IT'S POSSIBLE

David Bowie is giving an highly exclusive and ridiculously intimate performance in New York on November 19. And VH1 is offering a trip for two to see it. Check it out: rock's most intriguing chameleon performing pieces from his new album 'hours...' in a club atmosphere - what could be better? Winners will receive two coach class tickets to New York, a night in a hotel, and two tickets to the Bowie show.

Better hurry, though. The sweepstakes closes at 11 AM ET this Friday.

Enter Bowie Sweep.

UK DAVID BOWIE FAN WEEKEND BASH!
29th October 1999

Check out some more party photographs #3 and party photographs #4 from the UK DAVID BOWIE Fan Bash at TFI Friday, BowieNet UK Bash and NetAid.

We all had a great time... met lots of peepies... put faces to names... We had a blast!

Loads more stuff on the way....

YOU USED A PUPPET DANCER...
29th October 1999

In the "vent" world, that's ventriliquilism to the rest of us! there's a star in the making... and one star she's made is a new puppet of DAVID BOWIE.

CARLA RHODES aka Piccadilly thought you all might like seeing these photos of her NEW improved "Darved" puppet. Enjoy and feedback is welcome!

Everything's Hunky Dory
Whatta mean you don't like the new album?!?
Sailor or Popeye?
Iman's new wig doesn't look good on ya!
David Bowie Puppet #1
David Bowie Puppet #2
David Bowie Puppet #3

You can read more about Carla and her work on these links: Carla Rhodes and Carla article.

Thanks to Piccadilly for the photos.

BOWIE LIVE SESSION PHOTOS
28th October 1999

The first batch of photographs of DAVID BOWIE and the band from the Mark and Lard Radio One Show from last Monday 25th October, at the Maida Vale Studios in London are now online. Loads more to follow tomorrow.

Thanks to Steph aka Electric Blue.

Also more live photographs from the Paris gig courtesy of Isabel aka Fredaaaaa. You can view them here.

Thanks to Isabel.

BACKING SINGERS: HOLLY AND EMM
28th October 1999

Did you know that the two great sounding, great moving and gorgeous backing singers HOLLY PALMER and EMM GRYNER who are currently working with DAVID BOWIE, both have their own web sites.

Five Little Birds - Holly Palmer

Emm Gryner web site.

Both of girls web sites have detailed information and personal diaries online concerning recent shows and appearances with David and the band.

Don't forget to check out the other band members with web sites too: Mike Garson and Mark Plati.


DAVID BOWIE IS HOT OFF THE PRESS
28th October 1999

The current issue of the excellent HOT PRESS magazine features DAVID BOWIE as the star on their front cover, as well as an exclusive in depth interview entitled "David Bowie's Finest Hours".

Thanks to Eamon Donovan.

EXCLUSIVE BOWIE MATERIAL ON OFFER
28th October 1999

I am pleased to offer an unique DAVID BOWIE item!!

David Bowie - the handpainted cover of the unissued 'Flash Daylight' album, later 'Scary Monsters'.

It's a handpainted watercolor artwork by Edward Bell. Two portraits of D.B. signed by "Edward Bell '80", in perspex frame. I bought this artwork in 1991 at Christie's.

If you are interested call me: 0049 - 02104 - 805518. Price: DM 2300.

From Manuel Kampmann.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
28th October 1999

Wales Looking For Star Joneses...

LONDON (Reuters) - Keeping up with the Joneses will never be easier than at a party Wales wants to throw for tens of thousands of stars and ordinary people who share the surname.

With Jones the most popular surname in Britain after Smith, Welsh tourism authorities are hoping to set a record for the largest gathering of people with the same moniker.

"It's still in the ideas stage," a Wales Tourist Board spokeswoman said Wednesday. "This is something that will hopefully take place during the year 2000."

Big names being considered include crooner Tom Jones, actress Catherine Zeta Jones, disco diva Grace Jones, soccer hardman turned actor Vinnie Jones and public relations executive Sophie Rhys-Jones, now the Countess of Wessex after she married Britain's Prince Edward.

Two musicians who changed their names from Jones - DAVID BOWIE and Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers - would also qualify.

"If this event is going to take place, it would be superb to get some high-profile people along," the spokeswoman said.

Organisers were looking at the 72,000-capacity Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as the venue for the event, she said.

From Reuters.

ZIGGY PLAYED A GAME
28th October 1999

Gamecenter: Ziggy Played a Game: Eidos, the company that unleashed Laura Croft on the world, is working on a new project starring DAVID BOWIE. In Omikron: The Nomad Soul, you'll explore an alternate dimension by "possessing" the bodies of various characters in the game. Sound strange? You don't know the half of it:

Take a peek at Omikron.

From CNET Digital Dispatch Newsletter via Raven.

NME.COM BOWIE LIVE GIG REVIEW
28th October 1999

This week's issue of the New Musical Express (nme.com) has an excellent live gig review and colour photograph of the DAVID BOWIE show at Elysée Montmartre in Paris.

Review quotes:

..."the best voice in Britrock"...

..."with his swooshy mane and quality knitwear, he's either discovered some fountain of eternal youth or had hormone replacement therapy"...

..."Most of the crowd are half his age, but he still looks younger than anyone here. The bastard"...

..."This show was a velvet goldmine"...

..."Speaking as an objective journalist - sorry, but this was still pretty damn impressive. If he keeps this up for the official tour, Bowie will be better than anyone has dared hope for decades."

You can read the full review here.

Review written by Stephen Dalton.

DAVID BOWIE TO DO RADIO TWO
28th October 1999

Last Saturday there was an announcement on RADIO TWO that DAVID BOWIE is to make an appearance on their radio station in a fortnight's time... Saturday 6th November.

"Saturday Music Mix" is on air between 16:00 and 18:30. No mention was made as to whether this would be live or recorded, an interview or music. The show will be presented by BILLY BRAGG. (Ahh so that's why he was there!).

(Ed. I do know that David did record some music and various interviews for the BBC after the Mark and Lard live session last Monday afternoon).

Info from Glenn.

ILLUSTRATED DB DISCOGRAPHY 10.3.1
28th October 1999

In v10.3.1 of the Illustrated db Discography I have changed and updated the interface (should load faster now and looks a more slick!), included every bit of information I could find on to 'hours...' (foreign releases, singles, promo's), and added information about the gigs db recently performed to promote his new album. All in all enough reason to have a look!

From Ruud.

DAVID BOWIE LIVE GIG IN DECEMBER
28th October 1999

There is to be a live web broadcast of a DAVID BOWIE live gig on 7th December 1999.

According to Liveonline.net they are listing this: American Express Blue Concert Series Brings You David Bowie LIVE! December 7th, 10pm (Eastern and Pacific). Visit the blueconcerts web site at http://www.blueconcerts.com but it shows no further information just yet on the blueconcerts page. It seems there is some sort of registration to view the concerts there, but not sure what the deal is.

Thanks to Raven.

WB RADIO MUSIC AWARDS
28th October 1999

WB gears up for Radio Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (UltimateTV.com via infobeat newsletter) - This Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET, The WB will present its first live music event, "The WB Radio Music Awards," from Las Vegas. The network has booked some hot musical acts for the event - including Kid Rock, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Faith Hill and 'N Sync. In an attempt to cross generational lines, the special will also feature performances by rock icon DAVID BOWIE, recipient of the first "Radio Legends Award," and country super-star Garth Brooks. Television stars will also be at the event, with familiar faces such as MTV's Tom Green, "Dawson's Creek" star Joshua Jackson, "Angel's" David Boreanaz, and "Popular's" Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope gracing the stage. Viewers can voice their opinions via the internet in various categories throughout the night.

Thanks to Raven.

DAVID BOWIE NEW YORK LIVE GIG
26th October 1999

DAVID BOWIE and his band are to perform a small club gig at THE KIT KAT KLUB in NEW YORK on the 17th November 1999.

Check out The Kit Kab Club web site.

JOOLS HOLLAND SHOW BACK ON?
26th October 1999

Apparently the postponed appearance of DAVID BOWIE on the JOOLS HOLLAND SHOW for BBC2 Television has now been rescheduled for 30th November 1999. The show will be broadcast on 3rd December.

DAVID DOES TOTP2
26th October 1999

Reported on C4 teletext service in the UK this morning (26 October), DAVID BOWIE is to appear on TOTP2 (Top Of The Pops 2, BBC2's trawl through the TOTP archives mixed with new non-chart music) next Wednesday 3rd November at 6pm (repeated the following Saturday afternoon).

He performs live versions of Survive and The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell, and is interviewed by the show's (not usually visible) presenter Steve Wright.

From Simon G.

BOWIE ON THE MARK AND LARD SHOW
26th October 1999

Yesterday DAVID BOWIE and his band performed a five song live session on THE MARK RADCLIFFE AND LARD SHOW for BBC Radio One at the Maida Vale Studios in London.

The live session came from the MV4 Studio complete with a gallery audience of around forty VIP guests and fans. As well as the live tracks, there was an excellent ten minute interview with Mark and Lard.

Set List:
1. Survive
2. Drive In Saturday
3. Something In The Air
4. Can't Help Thinking About Me
5. Repetition

There was a raffle draw to win David's EMI back catalogue with David himself drawing the winning ticket from a "deer stalker" hat, along with the "Bits 'N' Pieces" song quiz.

There was a wonderful jovial atmosphere in the studio, with lots of jokes and chit chat during the show. Goodness knows how many autographs David signed during the day but it must have been at least a hundred!

Some of the faces spotted in the studio were: Ducan Jones (David's son), ex Astronette/backing singer/long time friend Geoffrey MacCormack (aka Warren Peace) and Billy Bragg.

Reviews and lots of photographs to come from inside and outside the studios in the next few days.

(Ed. Yes Derek... David now has both your CDs and yes Andy... David now has the MC5 literature).

ZONE IN ON THE NOMAD SOUL
23rd October 1999

The December issue (#83) of PC ZONE features Boz aka DAVID BOWIE on the front cover, as well as being on the poster card backing.

On incuded the cover mounted CD-ROM is an exclusive massive FULLY PLAYABLE DEMO of the soon-to-be released computer game THE NOMAD SOUL.

Inside the magazine there is a four page review of the game... PC Zone recommend the game and give it a score of 87... there is also a special reader money off voucher worth £10 if you buy the game via mail order specialists gameplay.com for an amazing £24.99! Or alternative you can telephone GamePlay on 0870 444 0888 and have your copy of PC Zone to hand and they ask you a question related to it to receive the special offer.

At the PC ZONE web site you can read their review of The Nomad Soul, as well as loads of screenshots. Simply fill in the form there and read.

PC Zone Front Cover
PC Zone
gameplay.com
The Nomad Soul

THE MARK AND LARD SHOW - Update
23rd October 1999

The Radio One Show with MARK RADCLIFFE and LARD have completed their competition for VIP guest tickets to see DAVID BOWIE and his band perform four songs live plus a three part interview/conversation at the Maida Vale Studios in London, this Monday 25th October 1999.

VIP guests will be given a raffle ticket for "The Village Raffle" when they enter the studios, with the opportunity to win a set of the EMI re-issue albums and an autographed 'hours...' album. Besides the raffle there is also another competition for three guests to take part in a song clip type quiz.

I won't say what the four "live" songs are because it'll spoil it but there are two from the new album 'hours...' and two mega classics. Pretty easy to guess really with the next single to be released being "Survive".

Mark and Lard's show starts at 2pm till 4pm every afternoon on Radio One

Check out the Radio One web site.

LITTLE WONDER BOWIE TRIBUTE BAND
23rd October 1999

The English based DAVID BOWIE tribute band LITTLE WONDER, have a gig coming up on Saturday, November 6th at The Grand Hotel, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Tickets are priced £4, doors open at 8.30pm. For more info please call 01268 795300 or 01702 303641 or visit their web site for more details.

If anyone has any contacts for good music venues near you then please forward them to me so we can try and arrange a show near you.

From Simon Kinsler (band member - guitar).

BOWIE IN PARIS: MORE PHOTOGRAPHS
22nd October 1999

More photographs added of DAVID BOWIE in Paris at the press conference, hotel, gig, aftershow party at Man Ray.

Paris photographs.

Thanks to Stephen King and Philippe Auliac.

DAVID LEAVES PARIS FOR MILAN
22nd October 1999

DAVID BOWIE flew out yesterday at Roissy Airport in Paris, France heading for Milan, Italy for his next scheduled TV appearance for Supercelentano.

Photographs of David departing Roissy Airport, Paris.

QT Movie #1 Movie #1 QT Movie #2 Movie #2

Many thanks to Philipe Auliac for the movies and photographs.

DAVID BOWIE'S DRESSING ROOM
21st October 1999

Accordingly to a piece written in Matthew Wright's column in THE MIRROR UK newspaper... "the least rock 'n' roll dressing room requirements of the year must go to DAVID BOWIE. Backstage in Paris the other day, the 52-year-old superstar was surrounded by teabags, bowls of walnuts and several packets of Fitness breakfast cereal. Wild and crazy or what?"

From The Mirror.

JOOLS HOLLAND SHOW - Update
21st October 1999

The BBC's Head of Arts and Music confirmed yesterday that DAVID BOWIE has cancelled his proposed appearance on the BBC2 JOOLS HOLLAND show because of other commitments. There are no plans to reschedule his appearance.

Info via Steph.

DAVID FLIES BACK INTO PARIS
21st October 1999

DAVID BOWIE flew back into Pairs airport at 1am from Madrid to appear on the French TV show "Nulle Part Ailleurs" for Canal Plus, as well as interviews for French newspaper "Elle" and a ten minute interview at the "Oui" FM radio station.

The Canal Plus show broadcast 2 hours 10 minutes of the stage show, plus a 40 minute interview, in which David spoke about music, the internet and computer games. The eight live tracks broadcast from the Paris gig were.

Something In The Air / Seven / Thursday's Child / China Girl / Survive / Repetition / The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell and Rebel Rebel.

Photographs of David Bowie arriving at Paris airport 20/10/99

Photo 1 David at Paris Airport | Photo 2 David at Paris Airport
Photo 3 David at Paris Airport | Photo 4 David at Paris Airport
Photo 5 David at Paris Airport | Photo 6 David at Paris Airport
Photo 7 David at Paris Airport | Photo 8 David at Paris Airport

David arriving at Paris airport - animation

Thanks to Philipe Auliac for the photographs and info.

MADRID TVE SPECIAL
21st October 1999

DAVID BOWIE and his band performed "Survive" on the TVE Special, Cosa Que Importan, Madrid in Spain on 19th October.

Info from Stephen King.

BOWIE VIENNA GIG ARCHIVE
20th October 1999

If you missed last Sunday's DAVID BOWIE'S live show broadcast from Vienna on the net you can still view the archive of the entire gig in Real G2 Video/Audio here.

Twenty one David Bowie screenshots from the webcast thanks to Hannah Aki.

David Bowie Vienna show broadcast.

BOWIE FAN WEEKEND REVIEWED
20th October 1999

Check out Steph's aka Electric Blue journal from the UK DAVID BOWIE Fan Bash at TFI Friday, BowieNet UK Bash and NetAid.

More photographs online in the next few days....

DAVID BOWIE LIVE SESSION ON R1
18th October 1999

The Radio One Show MARK RADCLIFFE and LARD are currently holding a daily competition all this week to win VIP guest tickets to see DAVID BOWIE and his band perform three songs live plus an interview at the Maida Vale Studios in London, next Monday 25th October 1999.

Mark and Lard's show starts at 2pm till 4pm every afternoon on Radio One. Listen at the start of each show for the telephone number to ring and see if you get lucky. All you have to do is answer two multiple choice questions.

There is also the opportunity for the lucky guests to also win a set of the EMI re-issue albums and an autographed 'hours...' album.

Radio One web site.

SPUD-U-LIKE IN PARIS
17th October 1999

Go read SPUD'S hilarious review of his Paris jaunt with myself (Rednik) and SteveK.

Complete with photographs from the aftershow party.

(Ed. Spud thanks for a great couple of days entertainment.... we had a blast! I'll do a review in the next few days).

BOWIE LIVE GIG ON THE NET
17th October 1999

Tomorrow Lion.cc will broadcast live over the Internet the DAVID BOWIE live club gig from the Libro Music Hall in Vienna, Austria. Starting at 8 p.m. CET (1900 GMT), the free netcast will be available at http://bowie.lion.cc. Three different cameras will provide video of the concert along with the standard RealAudio G2 sound.

For those in the EST time zone, the Vienna webcast the show should be taking place around 2:00 p.m. EST.

Support band Silberstern open the gig at 20:00pm and David takes the stage at 21:00.

Today, 17th October 1999, an hour before the concert is scheduled at 20:00 CET (GMT+2) the Real Audio Mirrors all over Europe will start broadcasting David Bowie live from Vienna, Austria.

Amsterdam
Brussels
Helsinki
Oslo
Paris
Prague
Stockholm
Tallinn
Wien
Zurich

After the show, the official launch of BowieNet Europe, offering the entire BowieNet project in a completely German-language version.

Twenty one David Bowie screenshots from the webcast. Thanks to Hannah Aki.

From BowieNet via http://bowie.lion.cc

THE MIRROR: TWO PAGE INTERVIEW
16th October 1999

Today's UK edition of THE MIRROR newspaper contains a two page interview with DAVID BOWIE by Richard Wallace.

Richard interviewed David via the net and then met the same day in Paris at the press conference.

DAVID AT ÉELYSÉE MONTMARTRE, PARIS GIG
16th October 1999

DAVID BOWIE and the band took to the stage in Paris at the Élysée Montmartre and performed a superb fifteen song set.

..1. Life On Mars?
..2. Thursday's Child
..3. Something In The Air
..4. Word On A Wing
..5. Can't Help Thinking About Me
..6. China Girl
..7. Always Crashing In The Same Car
..8. Survive
..9. Drive In Saturday
10. Changes
Encores:
11. Seven
12. Repetition
13. I Can't Read
14. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
15. Rebel Rebel

David held a photo shoot and 30 minute press conference at the Pavillion Gabriel on the Champs Elysée at 4pm. Whilst there he was awarded Commandeur dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettre - Commander of Arts and Literature - by France's Culture Minister Catherine Trautmann. The award is France's most prestigious arts honour, comes for lifetime achievement throughout a career that has been continually reinvented.

The after show soiree to celebrate the 'hours...' album was held at Man Ray courtesy of Virgin. David spent around two hours at the party and then returned to his hotel at The Royal Monceau.

Take a look at some DAVID BOWIE live photographs from the gig in Paris on 14th October 1999. Photographs by Stephen King and Philipe Auliac from the press conference, the hotel, the venue and at the after show party. Show reviews on the way.

Check out Marcel De Groot's Paris review and photos.

Thanks to Stephen King and Philipe Auliac for the photographs.

THE NOMAD SOUL RELEASED 22 OCTOBER
16th October 1999

The Nomad Soul - it's soul play, not role play. Released 22nd October in France, featuring an original soundtrack by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels.

Coming soon: www.thenomadsoul.com

FRENCH MAGAZINES FEATURING DAVID
16th October 1999

The October edition (No. 29) of OPTIMUM features DAVID BOWIE on the front cover, along with a six page exclusive interview by Thomas Erber entitled: "Bowie Comme Personne".

David also adorns the November front cover of ROCK & FOLK magazine, along with an exclusive six page interview by Jérôme Soligny, a two page discography retrospective by Eric Dahan, a full page advertisement for the Tribu(te) a David Bowie, 'hours...' album review by Jérôme Soligny (excellent - 4 stars out of 5) and a full colour page advertisement for 'hours...'

You can obtain back issues of Rock & Folk via email at abo-vpc@editions-lariviere.fr

TRIBU(TE) A DAVID BOWIE
16th October 1999

C'est Noël en avance pour Tribu(te) : le dernier numéro de l'année est un hors-série consacré à David Bowie et son influence sur la musique des vingt dernières années et sera dispoible dans les Fnac du 9 octobre au 2 novembre seulement.

Une sélection de 18 CD de la discographie de David Bowie à prix vert du 9 octobre au 2 novembre 1999. Retirez votre brochure à l'accueil du rayon pop/rock.

From www.fnac.fr

BRAVO AIRS DAVID BOWIE PROFILES
16th October 1999

This Monday 18th October, BRAVO airs "Profiles" the DAVID BOWIE episode.

"From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, this exclusive profile of rock's most inventive artist features a candid interview as well as performance clips from every stage of Bowie's career. (1:00) "

The show on Monday, October 18th, starts at 11:00pm [EST] and lasts for one hour. It will also be aired a few hours later at 3:00am [EST] in the morning of October 19th.

VH1 BOWIE TV SCHEDULE
16th October 1999

VH1 TV schedule for their DAVID BOWIE TV month long extravaganza begins with:

October 18th: 9 pm Legends (repeat) and at 10 pm Storytellers (Premiere).
October 21st: 5 pm Legends (repeat).
October 22nd: 12 pm Storytellers (repeat).
October 27th: 5 pm Storytellers (repeat).
October 28th: 10 pm Storytellers (repeat).
October 29th: 12 pm Storytellers (repeat).
October 30th: 2 pm Legends (repeat).
October 31st: 12 midnight Storytellers (repeat).

From VH1.com

DAVID BOWIE IMPACTS THE GLOBE
15th October 1999

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DAVID BOWIE IMPACTS THE GLOBE WITH HIS WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF 'hours...'

DATE: OCTOBER 15, 1999
FROM: TRESA REDBURN/MITCH SCHNEIDER


DAVID BOWIE'S newly released Virgin album 'hours...' - hailed by Rolling Stone with a four-star review - is making big noise around the world, with impressive chart entries and critical accolades.

Featuring the single "Thursday's Child" and the radio rock track "The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell," the album debuted in the Top 10 in 10 countries: Israel (1), Austria (4), France (7), Germany (4), Greece (9), Italy (7), Japan (5), Norway (4), Sweden (2) and the U.K. (5). In France, BOWIE was given one of the country's most prestigious honors, the "Commandeur des Arts et Lettres" (Insignia for Services for Arts and Culture) by the French Minister of Culture, Catherine Trautmann as a "sign of our heartfelt recognition of your talent and the contribution you have never ceased to make to so many cultural fields."

Meanwhile, BOWIE's performance October 9 from Wembley Stadium for NetAid was beamed around the world. His set list included "The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell" and "Seven" from hours..., as well as favorites such as "China Girl," "Life On Mars" and "Rebel Rebel" (which the Los Angeles Times dubbed "sizzling").

BOWIE's also receiving attention for his new video for "Thursday's Child." Dark and relective, it was directed by disturbing genius Walter Stern, the man responsible for the chilling touches in The Prodigy's "Breathe" and "Firestarter," Massive Attack's "Teardrop" and Madonna's "Nothing Really Matters" (among others). In "Thursday's Child," Stern spins more metaphorical webs by confronting today's BOWIE with an unexpected apparition of his younger self in the mirror.

On the magazine front, BOWIE graces the October cover of Flaunt magazine, with a cut-out self-portrait that may also be used as a mask (for Halloween). In the piece, BOWIE discusses a multitude of topics including the past and future, as well as giving some sage advice: "All we have to do is hold onto that one core thing: Treat every 24 hours as the most special thing because tomorrow is never promised."

In other BOWIE-related news, he is co-producing the Los Angeles production of "Hedwig And The Angry Inch." On the big screen, he'll co-star in November in Everybody Loves Sunshine along with Goldie; he'll also portray a mysterious neighbor to a boy afflicted with terminal cancer in a Canadian feature Exhuming Mr. Rice. On November 1 BOWIE will perform on the special 1000th edition of Rockline (the nationally syndicated radio program), to be followed by performances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien Tuesday, November 16 and The Rosie O'Donnell Show Wednesday, November 17.

Here's a sampling of the critical raves so far for 'hours...'

"First and foremost...hours... is a testament to the serenity that comes with legend status, maturity and endurance...Bowie's eccentric sense of melody twists around the ear like a space oddity, getting under the skin, plucking the heartstrings and stirring up feelings of alienation we never knew we had...settings full of atmosphere, spunk, grit and nuance: hours... is an album that improves with each new hearing." - ROLLING STONE Greg Tate 10/28/99.

"'Thursday's Child' slinks on an understated trip-hop groove, with one of those classic Bowie vocals that's both intimate and remote. The melody twists into abstraction, leading the singer into a lonely place where he looks back over his young life and tries to wash away regret with forgiveness." - SPIN Barry Walters November '99.

"Rather than dabbling in the esoterics of pop's outer electronic edge, Bowie surfs it with aplomb. Where others toy awkwardly with studio effects, Bowie marshals them in service of a new batch of winning songs, including standouts like 'Survive' and 'The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell,' that will shine among his trove of rock classics." - PEOPLE Steve Dougherty 10/11/99.

"Here is a man facing the angst of aging but with a realism that comes only after conquering the similar angst of youth. Bowie is in fine form from start to finish, scouring the emotional depths of his generation's current state in ways his contemporaries rarely do. And hey, what better stylistic about-face right now than to get seriously quiet? He continues to work at the height of his powers, and it's simply amazing how he still impresses." - THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Ben Wener 10/1/99.

"...it's great to hear this rock chameleon once again finding his true colors." - THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION - Doug Hamilton 10/7/99.

"...he sings with authority about aging and mortality, deftly trading on his status as an elder statesman and on the audience's knowledge of his history...the best of hours... compares favorably with his best stuff, period...Bowiephiles will be pleased to note that his golden years aren't over, not by a long shot." - NEWSDAY Jon Young 10/10/99.

"Bowie holds it together by lending the listener a sense of anticipation of intelligence and subtle exploration. The best artists continue to challenge themselves and their patrons. Bowie is a prime example." - THE TENNESSEAN Tom Roland 10/4/99.

"In many ways, the disc revisits 1972's introspective Hunky Dory. That link is clearest on a gorgeous 'Survive,' where Bowie ponders mortality as he sings 'who said time is on my side?'" - MEAN STREET George Paul October '99.
From MSO.

MESSAGE BOARD NEWS FOR TWO DAYS
13th October 1999

Please keep checking the BowieWonderworld Message Board for any more DAVID BOWIE news and happenings for the next couple of days.

The two angels Steph and Val will post up any new info there whilst I'm away. Thanks you two xx

From Paul aka Rednik.

SIX BY SEVEN PROMO OUT
13th October 1999

There is a promotion copy out of SIX BY SEVEN'S new single, "Ten Places To Die", and there is a great live version of DAVID BOWIE'S "Helden" on there, originally recorded for the Peel sessions, I think. It's released on 18th October on Mantra records No. MNT 49CD.

From Keith.

UK DAVID BOWIE FAN WEEKEND BASH!
13th October 1999

"How many Bowie fans does it take to change a light bulb?"...

Check out the first lot of party photographs and a review from SPACEFACE about the UK DAVID BOWIE Fan Bash at TFI Friday, BowieNet UK Bash and NetAid.

We all had a great time... met lots of peepies... put faces to names... big thanks to Steph and Karen for organising it. We had a blast!

Loads more stuff on the way....

'hours...' CHART ENTRIES
13th October 1999

DAVID BOWIE'S latest album 'hours...' has entered the UK album charts at number five position.

Here are the overall European and Japanese Chart placings:

Number 5 in Great Britain
Number 1 in Israel
Number 2 in Sweden
Number 5 in Japan
Number 4 in Norway
Number 7 in Italy
Number 4 in Austria
Number 9 in Greece
Number 4 in Germany
Number 7 in France
Top Ten all over Europe and Japan!

If you ain't got it yet - get it here...

Info via BowieNet.

BOWIE IN THE HERE AND NOW
13th October 1999

(Launch.com) - Why did DAVID BOWIE quit using drugs? Bowie described his drugged out experiences in the '70s to USA Today as "extremely bad, negative, dark, nasty days," going on to say that he got clean in Berlin, "after one too many close calls." Even though he describes the experience as "the best thing I ever did for my physical self and my sanity," he's not one to preach to others. "There's an element of voyeurism when one discusses how awful it was," Bowie tells the paper. "And no amount of me pontificating will help people in denial. They have to reach their own bottom."

Bowie's outlook now is very different than it was then. With a strong musical career, technological interests, and a solid personal life, he says his way of life is simple: "I try to make every day matter," he tells USA Today. "I found that if you accumulate enough of those days, you feel fulfilled. You go to bed at night and say, 'I worked to the best of my abilities, I did my best to mend bridges, I didn't hurt anybody, and I tried to be open and responsive to my family, friends, and colleagues.' It's not such a huge goal. It's attainable."

Don't ask the erstwhile Thin White Duke about the future, as it will only rile him: "It's about this moment," he says to the paper. "You can't live with ridiculous expectations of the future. And you can't continually look back and say, 'What if?' It has to be a question of how you live today. I don't get terribly excited about the future. I'm quite happy to paddle my canoe around in the nooks and crannies of now."

Bowie's latest album, "hours...," was released Oct. 5.

From Raven.

TNT AIRS ENCORE OF NETAID
13th October 1999

(UltimateTV.com) - In the wake of this weekend's historic NetAid Concert, Turner Network Television has preempted regular programming and the network has secured the exclusive first-run encore for "NetAid: A Concert Special" this Wednesday, at 8 p.m. ET. Superstar musicians and acting legends who came to together to raise global awareness of poverty and its reaching effects will be featured for the two-hour special encore presentation of NetAid. TNT's presentation will highlight memorable moments from the concert, from Saturday, including extraordinary performances by DAVID BOWIE, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Counting Crows, Eurythmics, Wyclef Jean with Bono, Jewel, George Michael, Jimmy Page, Sting and contributions from actors Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

"TNT looks forward to the opportunity to bring additional awareness to such a worthy cause in addition to recapturing the top moments of a historic concert event," said Bradley Siegel, president of general entertainment networks, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. In addition to the musical performances, TNT will air many of the short documentary packages narrated by prominent artists. The packages, about successful anti-poverty programs, were produced by Academy Award winner June Beallor and were intended to educate the audience about extreme poverty and to also drive traffic to the Web site.

From Raven.

NET SALES BACKLASH?
12th October 1999

Bowie might fall victim to Net sales backlash?

While music fans and Net surfers may appreciate that artists like DAVID BOWIE provide opportunities to download new albums before releasing them to traditional retail outlets, some music retailers see the situation differently. England's Q Online reports that Brian McLaughlin, managing director of the HMV Europe music-retail chain, told the British Association of Record Dealers that retailers should not support artists who offer pre-release downloads. When asked how far the lack of support would reach, McLaughlin said, "It is unlikely that we would stock it or the back catalog of the artist in question." Such a decision could deal a huge blow to even major recording artists.

In the case of Bowie, the bonds secured by the future royalties of his music catalog could become essentially worthless if major retail outlets choose not to stock his classics since stores are still where the majority of music purchases are made. A spokesperson for HMV told Q that the chain had no intention of banning Bowie's latest album "Hours," released last week, or his recently re-released catalog of albums. "We're very positive about the Internet," the spokesperson told the magazine. "All that we are trying to do is voice our concerns, given that record companies are ultimately the controllers of release dates and that they may use (the Net) to their benefit rather than retailers. All we are asking for is a level playing field."

From Launch Newsletter.

HQ CLUB GIG DUBLIN LIVE PHOTOGRAPHS
12th October 1999

Here are the first lot of DAVID BOWIE live photographs from the HQ Club gig in Dublin on 10th October 1999.

If you would like to purchase a set of these photos contact Stephen King via email.

(Ed. Thanks to Ste for rushing to Boots yesterday!).

NO GO PEPSI CHART SHOW APPEARANCE
11th October 1999

The unconfirmed UK Channel 5 TV appearance of DAVID BOWIE on The Pepsi Chart Show is NOT happening this week and nothing is planned in the future according to the production studios.

Thanks to Powerhouse.

WITNNESS DAVID BOWIE IN DUBLIN
11th October 1999

At the HQ Club gig in Dublin last night, PLACEBO got the place rocking by opening the show, they went through most of their "Without You I'm Nothing" album along with "Nancy Boy" and got the intimate crowd warmed up ready for (in Brian Molko's words) "Uncle David".

DAVID BOWIE and the band performed an unbelievable fourteen song set.

..1. Life On Mars?
..2. Thursday's Child
..3. Can't Help Thinking About Me
..4. Word On A Wing
..5. China Girl
..6. Repetition
..7. Always Crashing In The Same Car
..8. I Can't Read
..9. Survive
10. Drive In Saturday
11. Changes

Encores:
12. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
13. Seven
14. Rebel Rebel

On a personal note I've seen David perform live around two hundred times or so - this show was undoubtedly the best live performance from David that I've personally witnessed. And I know of at least six hardcore fans who said the exact same thing.

"Drive In Saturday" for me was the highlight... it was pure brilliance. The band were really tight and David sang it like I've never heard before.

After David had finished his set, TALVIN SINGH closed the evening with some beautiful sounds.

(Ed. Several show reports and photographs galore on the way).

SURFING STARS
11th October 1999

The November issue of TheNet magazine features a four page article entitled "Surfing Stars: Big names who love the Net - and we know where they go. Fancying seeing you here... you never know who you'll meet online. As well as you and me there's a star-studded cast of rich, beautiful and famous Net users.

I can think of quite a few "beautiful and famous" Net users but the main one is of course DAVID BOWIE:

A musician whose name crops up time and time again online is David Bowie. Bowie loves the Internet and the Internet loves him back (if you just type 'Bowie' into your search engine, your computer may explode). His cool Web site (www.davidbowie.com) with its state-of-the-art graphics, links, info and even a songwriting competition, is a testament to his love of the Web world. He says that he sees the Net as an extension of his thought processes: 'I find that our minds go so fast that we can't possibly physically carry out all that goes on in our brains.

Bowie hosts regular online chats with such stellar guests as Mick Rock and Boy George, and keeps his site up to date with his own artwork as well as odd bits and pieces that have captured his imagination. He's also dead impressed with the numerous unofficial Bowie sites: I'm in awe of so many of the the fan sites. I think they're quite remarkable and I depend on them a lot for information about what I'm doing.' You'll find one of the best of these at www.bowiewonderworld.com.

While music remains Bowie's primary concern (his new album, Hours, will be released over the Web in MP3 - drop in at www.liquidaudio.com for details) he also spends time online at sites that reflect his other interests. Some of his recommendations are www.art-connection.com, www.modernpainters.com and, of course, www.i-iman.com, a site devoted to his very beautiful wife.

From TheNet magazine.

NETAID BACKSTAGE BOWIE INTERVIEW
11th October 1999

NetAid.org has their backstage interview with DAVID BOWIE archived on the site right now, as well as a zillion others. Go to http://www.netaid.org/concert/clips.htm and click on David Bowie to see the interview in Real G2 format.

From Raven.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM EXHIBIT
11th October 1999

As politicians grandstand over artistic taste or lack of it, the Brooklyn Museum of Art's Sensation exhibit, which showcases works by contemporary British artists, is enjoying record-breaking crowds. The big flap centers on Chris Ofili's elephant-dunged "The Holy Virgin Mary". The Museum's Web site offers a few innocuous pictures, hours of operation, and so forth, but for the real dirt, go visit BowieNet (yes, that Bowie), which presents the collection itself. You get the art and RealPlayer G2 audio clips of David Bowie, the exhibit's official narrator. Yahoo provides extensive news surrounding the show, including New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's comments, and various links which suggest the show really isn't anything to get frothy about.

Museum: http://www.brooklynart.org/
BowieNet: http://www.davidbowie.com/sensation/
Yahoo: http://fullcoverage.yahoo.com/fc/Local/Rudolph_Giuliani/

From Raven via Netsurfer Digest.

'hours...' ENTERS UK CHARTS
10th October 1999

DAVID BOWIE'S latest album 'hours...' has entered the UK album charts at number five.

If you ain't got it yet - get it here...

DAVID BOWIE WORLD FIRST!
11th October 1999

See and hear the new Bowie song from The Nomad Soul... Issue 101 (Nov. 1999) of PC FORMAT magazine includes an exclusive MPEG movie of the animated DAVID BOWIE aka Boz singing "Something In The Air" from The Nomad Soul computer game on one of the cover discs.

Also in this issue there is a two page Gameplay Preview of The Nomad Soul, as well as a double page advertisement with the immortal heading: "Have I been you somewhere before?"

The Nomad Soul - it's soul play, not role play. Featuring an original soundtrack by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels.

Coming soon: www.thenomadsoul.com

Info via Tom.

NETAID DAVID BOWIE SET
10th October 1999

The set list performed by DAVID BOWIE for the NetAid charity show was:

..1. Life On Mars?
..2. Survive
..3. China Girl
..4. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
..5. Drive In Saturday
..6. Rebel Rebel

IMAN opened the event on stage with footballer David Ginola.

David was introduced on to the stage by actress Angelica Houston.... He wore a black and white half striped shirt with snap on braces and black trousers.

TFI FRIDAY DAVID BOWIE SET
9th October 1999

DAVID BOWIE performed 'Survive', 'Rebel Rebel' and 'China Girl' for the Channel 4 TV show TFI Friday.

Only 'Survive' was broadcast along with a fairly long interview with Chris Evans.

He wore a pink shirt with yellow T-shirt, cargo trousers and his BIG boots.

Photograph: David leaving the TFI Friday Riverside Studios.

NY BOWIE PARTY THANK YOU
9th October 1999

New York's elite turned out on Tuesday evening at the Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery for the screening of David Bowie's brilliant video, Thursday's Child, and to celebrate the release of "hours...". Included on the guest list was Alesya, the Ukrainian-born beauty featured in the video, in addition to luminaries of the art world. Thanks to all who attended.

From Walter Magnuson.

TFI FRIDAY TV SHOW TICKET WINNERS
8th October 1999

The clock strikes midnight... and the four winners drawn at random for the TFI FRIDAY TV show featuring DAVID BOWIE are:

..1. Steven Lowe
..2. Frank Toal
..3. Simone Metge
..4. Martyn Hammond

Big thanks to everyone who entered the draw.

THE NOMAD SOUL - UPDATE
8th October 1999

Here it is, OMIKRON: THE NOMAD SOUL, will be in stores by the end of this month. It's the (happy) end of a two years long adventure, and the time for us to thank all the people that sent us encouraging e-mails and supported us from the start.

To pass the time for you, we've added some fresh news on the site : the preview of DAVID BOWIE'S virtual concert with The Dreamers, his conference during the E3, the Omikron making of, the latest demos, wallpapers and the French packaging for the game...

May be an occasion for you to visit our site for the last time, before his great remodelling in order to make room for the new projects we'll show you soon.

Best Regards.
For the Omikron team,
DAVID CAGE
CEO and Game Designer, Quantic Dream
www.quanticdream.com

WIN TFI FRIDAY TV SHOW TICKETS NOW!!!
7th October 1999

TFI Friday DB Anyone who would like the chance to win one of FOUR FREE TICKETS for the DAVID BOWIE appearance on the superb TFI FRIDAY show for 8th October (this Friday) in London - please submit your entry via email to TFI Friday Ticket Competition with the subject heading "TFIF". Please submit only ONE entry each please to give everyone a fair chance of winning. The lucky winners will be drawn tomorrow evening THURSDAY at 12 midnight. Good luck to everyone.

Many thanks to Chris and the TFI Friday team for this kind gesture.

Check out the superb TFI Friday web site.

VH1.COM BOWIE ARTIST OF THE MONTH
7th October 1999

Go check out the VH1.com web site to see their artist of the month here.

USA TODAY DB INTERVIEW
7th October 1999

USA TODAY Life section features a DAVID BOWIE interview entitled "Turning to face the change". You can read the entire article online here.

From USA Today.

BOWIEWONDERWORLD.COM APOLOGY
7th October 1999

Apologies for this web site being "down" over the last few days, totally out of my control. The ISP has been upgraded so hopefully these changes will making surfing this site a little quicker.

100% CONFIRMED DB APPEARANCES
6th October 1999

The following television, radio and show dates are 100% confirmed via BowieNet.

Oct. 8th TFI FRIDAY (UK).
Oct. 13th LE ANNEES TUBE (PARIS).
Oct. 16th WETTEN DAS (GERMANY).
Oct. 19th DAVID BOWIE TVE SPECIAL (MADRID).
Oct. 19th COSA QUE IMPORTAN (MADRID).
Oct. 20th NULLE PART AILLEURS (PARIS).
Oct. 21st SUPERCELENTANO (ITALY - MILAN).
Nov. 1st ROCKLINE (1000th edition of the show!).
Nov. 16th LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN (US).
Nov. 17th ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW (US).
Nov. 22nd MUSIQUE PLUS "GUEST ARTIST OF THE MONTH" (Montreal, CANADA).

Shows/Gigs:
Oct. 9th NetAid Wembley Stadium, London, England.
Oct. 10th Dublin HQ Hall Of Fame Club, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Oct. 14th Elysée Montmartre 72 Bld. Rochechouart, Paris.
Oct. 17th Libro Music Hall Uia Valtellina 25, Vienna.

Information via BowieNet.

NETAID BBC2 TV COVERAGE
3rd October 1999

The NetAid charity concert live from Wembley Stadium is being covered by BBC2 TV at the following times:

Saturday, 9th October BBC2 at 5:45pm till 6:25pm followed by NetAid 12.20am till 3.00am.

BOWIE HAMMERSMITH PARTY REMINDER
3rd October 1999

Just to reaffirm to those people who asked me via email and telephone... the DAVID BOWIE fan party in Hammersmith, London on the 8th October is open to ALL DAVID BOWIE fans, NOT just BowieNet UK members. If you plan on coming to the party be quick! Places are disappearing rapidly.

See here for full details.

HI I'M MARGOT COME FLY ME!
3rd October 1999

Help fly MARGOT from Australia to New York to see Dave!

Many of you are sick to the back teeth of Margot's endless complaining about Bowie never coming to Australia - especially after she had her little heart broken over seeing him in New Zealand on New Year's Eve. Here's your chance to make her stop.

If you sign her petition/guestbook this week at http://come.to/margot/ you will be helping to persuade an Australian TV station to fly her to New York to see Dave perform in New York. Her web site is full of rumours and lies and stories she made up - so please don't read it if you are Bowie - or a fellow Australian for that matter.

From Margot.

DAVID BOWIE POD AT TRIPOD
2nd October 1999

Did you know that you can mirror your David Bowie fan site at Tripod?

Tripod provides FREE:

..- NEW SHORTER WEB ADDRESS! (yourmembername.tripod.com).
..- 11 megs of web space.
..- Fast ftp access
..- Online free-form and template editors
..- Comprehensive hit statistics through TripodStats
..- and lots more!

Once you create or upload your existing David Bowie fan site, join the Bowie Pod and have it indexed for all to see. Also be sure to sign up for the monthly Pod Newsletter while you're there.

Check it out here:
David Bowie Pod.
Online Newsletter.

From Raven - The David Bowie Pod.

ATN: DAVID BOWIE ACTS HIS AGE
2nd October 1999

Gil Kaufman met up with DAVID BOWIE in New York recently. David talked about his new album, 'hours...', the shocking music video for the first single, 'Thursday's Child', and acting!

You can read it by following the link below.

The Addicted To Noise Interview:
David Bowie Acts His Age.

From SonicNet.com.

BOWIE LIVE PERFORMANCE ON TFI FRIDAY
2nd October 1999

As mentioned previously DAVID BOWIE is to appear on Chris Evans' TFI FRIDAY Channel Four, next Friday on 8th October.

As well as performing on the show "on the stage", David is also "in the chair". I heard talk of two songs 'Thursday's Child' and 'The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell' being broadcast, hopefully he'll do another couple for the benefit of the audience and for transmission on the TFI Friday end of season special and Christmas edition.

The UK Channel 4 TV show is broadcast twice each Friday at 6.00pm and repeated again at 11.35pm.

Iggy Pop appeared on the show yesterday... he performed three songs with only one being broadcast.

Doors open at 2pm and close at 2.30pm. Live transmission commences at 3.00pm, finished time approximately 4.15pm.

Lots of information can be found at the brilliant TFI Friday web site. go check out out.


IMAN AT THE MOBO AWARDS
2nd October 1999

IMAN is to present an award at this year's MOBO AWARDS (Music Of Black Origin) show at The Royal Albert Hall in London. The awards show is being broadcast on Channel 4 starting with a preview of the MOBO Awards on Tuesday 5th October at 6.50-7.00pm and then on Thursday 7th October at 10.30pm, followed by the MOBO After Show Party at midnight.

Info from PM.

YAHOO! LIVE DAVID BOWIE ONLINE CHAT
2nd October 1999

Tuesday Night, October 5th at 9:00pm EST which is 2.00am GMT (Oct 6th) Yahoo will host an ALL ACCESS chat with DAVID BOWIE.

Topics will range from David's legendary music career, his cutting edge Internet passion BowieNet, his new album 'hours...' and his controversial online art exhibition SENSATION.

BowieNet members are encouraged to join in the Yahoo chat, and can expect a little something extra. More details next week.

Info from BowieNet.

BOWIE TO GUEST ON STERN SHOW
2nd October 1999

Also on Tuesday, October 5th DAVID BOWIE will join HOWARD STERN for the morning drive time slot. Bowie IS expected to throw down a few songs while he is there!

Info from BowieNet.

THE HEROES OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY
2nd October 1999

The official launch party for the THE HEROES new album "Access All Areas" is on Tuesday, 5th October sponsored by the Community Foundation For Greater Manchester.

The launch party is to be held at the FAB CAFE in Manchester and starts at 8pm. If anyone in the area would like a VIP guest ticket courtesy of this web site get in touch as soon as possible. I have a few spare, first come first served.

The Heroes - Access All Areas web pages.

PRETTY THINGS RELEASE DATES
2nd October 1999

Australia: HMV Melbourne have DAVID BOWIE'S 'The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell' slated for single release on October 25th.

The Japanese release has been put back to 14th October.

Thanks to Adam Dean and Marshall Jarman.

SPIN REVIEW OF 'hours...'
2nd October 1999

Check out the Spin.com review of 'hours...' entitled '20th Century Man'.

'hours...' is released on Monday 4th October.

BOWIE'S BACK ON TOP.... OF THE POPS
1st October 1999

UK TV: DAVID BOWIE is in the scheduled line up for tonight's edition of TOP OF THE POPS with 'Thursday's Child'. The single shot straight into the UK charts at number 16.

Although the show is coming live this week from Newcastle, I presume the same footage shot in New York from last week's TOTP will be shown.

'hours...' Q MAGAZINE REVIEW
1st October 1999

"HUMAN TOUCH
Oh look, he's one of us again.

David Bowie
'hours...'

VIRGIN CDV 2900

In 1999, there are those too young to remember British Rail, tenbob notes or the time you could buy a new David Bowie album without a creeping sense of dread. We may be stuck with privatised railways and decimal currency, but the Dame's latest long-player is, delightfully, just as good as they used to be. 'hours...' is a richly textured and emotionally vivid set. Contrast the faxed-in vocals and chattering beats of its predecessor, 1996's Earthling, or the conceptual stodge of '95's 1. Outside, to see the improvement. While Bowie has warned against seeing these songs as autobiographical - although they largely concern a man of his age, in bittersweet review of the passing years - they at least sound inhabited.

For an artist who is always considered distant and contrived, Bowie is actually a master of operatic romance. Here Thursday's Child and If I'm Dreaming My Life have the emotional throb of his tremulous '70s ballads Can You Hear Me and Word On A Wing. The instrumental Brilliant Adventure, meanwhile, is a direct echo of side two of "Heroes". This time around, Bowie sounds influenced by nobody except himself, and he couldn't have picked a better role model.

Paul Du Noyer

----

The album gets 4 stars (which means "Excellent - definitely worth investigation") Slan libh, Dara.

Thanks to Dara.

BOWIE - WHO IS HE THIS TIME?
1st October 1999

The Friday Review section of today's THE GUARDIAN newspaper features "Cracked Actor" a two page retrospect by Tom Cox and also a review of the 'hours...' album.

You can read it here for 24 hours.

LIKE THE VIDEO FILMS WE SAW...
1st October 1999

Here is your opportunity to ask that question you always wanted answering... and get yourself on TV at the same time!

If you have a really good question to ask DAVID BOWIE, then a British TV company wants to hear from you immediately. There are two ways to ask your question:

1. If you have access to a video camera, have someone film you introducing yourself and then asking your question. Imagine you are talking direct to David Bowie.

2. No video camera? - Then Email your question to Bowie@ginger.com now.

Tapes should be sent to the following address:

Sarah Peel
Floor 3
93 Newman Street
London, W1P 3LE

Please include your name and contact details with all correspondence. Questions received on tape will be played direct to David Bowie and all being well, should be on Channel 4 UK in the very near future.

IMPORTANT: All video tapes to be received no later than Wednesday 6th October.

Request from Sarah Peel.

FREE BOWIE UK TV TICKETS
1st October 1999

I have managed to secure a number of VIP guest and priority tickets for various UK TV performances by DAVID BOWIE to give out as competition prizes and giveaways.

As soon as the television shows are confirmed officially the competition can go ahead. Watch this space in the next few days.

BOWIENET UK BASH IN HAMMERSMITH
1st October 1999

A Veritable BowieFest on a Stick!

Trekking all the way to London for NETAID?
Want to make it a weekend long party?
The BowieFest starts here!!!!!!

We are proud to announce the BowieNet UK Bash
on Friday 8th October.

The Place: Edward's pub, Hammersmith (Upstairs function room)
The Time: 8.00 for 8:30pm.

Set in a private room with own bar just a stone's throw from the Hammersmith Odeon (now Apollo), of farewell Ziggy concert fame, it is the ideal location for a Bowie party and to meet BowieNetters from across the world!!!! What a way to set the tone the night before setting off to see the man himself at NetAid!!

Details: We are expecting a great crowd for the party, we can accommodate up to 200 people. There will be a minimal charge of £3 per person to cover costs of room hire and the DJ, any surplus funds will be donated to the NetAid charity. Bring your Bowie CD's with you to add to the Bowie atmosphere! Plus special BNet goodies to be had in a grand giveaway!

We will be operating a strict door policy for the event, so please mail us using the link below, and tell us that you are coming - giving your real name and net/chat name and the number in your party. To be sure of getting in mail us straight away bnetukbash@mailcity.com

Travel: Edward's is on the corner of King Street and Beadon Road in Hammersmith.

By Tube: District Line to Hammersmith turn right out of the station and it's across the road. Picadilly Line to Hammersmith: pub is opposite the station.

We look forward to seeing you there! So go on reply today!!!!!

This BNet event has been brought to you by: Electric Blue (Steph) and Spaceface (Karen).

From Steph and Karen.

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