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SWITCH ON THE TV
26th November 2007

David Bowie 1969 For those of you who have yet to see DAVID BOWIE performing 'Space Oddity' in November 1969 on the Hits-A-Go-Go show in 1969 - you can catch it this Wednesday evening (28th) on the programme 'Back Around The Clock', Folge 2, (50 Jahre Rock in der Schweiz) which is broadcast in Germany and Switzerland on the SF1 channel at 9:30 CET...

Also on Wednesday in the UK you can catch David Bowie on 'Live By Request' being shown on the Sky Arts channel and also in HD at 17:45 GMT. This is also repeated on the same channel on Friday afternoon (30th) at 14:00 GMT...

David features in the Airport documentary currently being re-run on the new Dave channel in the UK at 10:00 and 17:00 GMT on Thursday (29th) and again repeated on Dave Plus 1 at 11:00 and 18:00 GMT...

MHD in the USA are broadcasting 'Isle of Wight Festival' featuring our David and The Who, at 3:00pm ET on Thursday (29th). At 4:00pm ET DB features in a USA VH1C special 'Rock Band Countdowns: Greatest Front Men' which is also repeated next day after midnight at 2:00am ET...

See the BW November monthly planner for more programmes and detailed info.


THIN WHITE DUKE LAST GIG OF THE YEAR
26th November 2007

That time of year is coming where DAVID BOWIE tribute band THE THIN WHITE DUKE take their pipe and slippers and stand by the fireplace singing 'Little Drummer Boy' with Bing Crosby. Unfortunately this heartwarming Yuletide rendition is not open to the public so you'll just have to make do with our last gig of the year - a storming return to the Portland Rock Bar in Hove!

Gig this weekend! Saturday 1st December at Portland Hotel, 153 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5QJ.

The show should kick of about 9pm, but turn up earlier if you wish to catch the squeals of feedback, last minute hammering and general shouting that is our soundcheck.

More details and information can be found at thinwhiteduke.biz website.

From TWD.


WHATEVER IT TAKES BOWIE CANVAS PRINT
25th November 2007

Bowie Canvas Print Another DAVID BOWIE 'Peace Thru' Art' item is now available for purchase in the WHATEVER IT TAKES charity to go alongside the side plate, mug and the two different coloured wristbands already produced.

You can now order a David Bowie 30cm x 30cm Canvas Print from the original design he submitted.

The canvases are not only ethical products through supporting charities, but are also made in an ethically audited factory. They are also environmentally sound; using fast growing wood for the frame (rather than MDF) and the bare minimum of packaging, all of which is also bio degradeable.

Priced at a mere £10.99 (approx. €15.80) - all proceeds go to David's choice of charities namely 21st Century Leaders and Save The Children.

To date the WhateverItTakes Charity has raised over £527,000 ($1,110). For more details and purchasing information can be found at whateverittakes.org website.


GEOCENTRIC BOWIE MIXES
25th November 2007

Check out six DAVID BOWIE remixes created by the rather talented GEOCENTRIC. Huge Bowie fan, artist, musician, illustrator, animator and all-round talented Geo describes his six mixes and mash ups in the following manner...

Fashion (GeoCentric Mix) - 'You Belong In Rock N' Roll' and a little bit of "Heroes".

"Heroes" (GeoCentric Mix) - the rhythm is from 'Pallas Athena' from the Tao Jones disc.

Space Oddity (GeoCentric Mix) - Hal from 2001, the Apollo 11 moon shot and Kraftwerk's 'Radioland'. I heard that track the first time at the S2S show before the Dali film in 76 in Philly. I've never been the same since.

New Town (GeoCentric Mashup) - features 'It's No Game', 'Stay', 'A New Career In A New Town', 'Queen Bitch', 'Under Pressure', 'Aladdin Sane', 'Fame', 'Moonage Daydream' and 'Golden Years' is in there too.

Lady Stardust (GeoCentric Remix) - a hip hop version - yeah really!

And something I'm calling Stay (Time Travel Jam) - it's a mash up of studio version woven with live versions from '76, '78, '97 and '04. It's a wall of sound.

Visit home.comcast.net/~geowolst/pages/bowie_remixes.htm where you can download the tracks for free.

Whilst you're there click on 'Projects' to check out an animac preview of 'Please Mr. Gravedigger' which is an animation short currently in production, as well as some of his Bowie artwork.


10th BOWIE BASH - GLAM IS NOT DEAD!
24th November 2007

10th Bowie Bash Rejoice the 'BOWIE BASH' is back! Throughout the years, the 'Bowie Bash' has been hailed by the glitterati of all ages as one of their most-loved events.

Over 600 people from all over Italy, among them many bona fide fans, will turn up at the Shindy Club in Bassano of the Grappa (VI) to celebrate the King of Glam DAVID BOWIE and the tenth edition of the event next month on 15th December.

The evening will include a live concert by The Boys Who Sold The World, the quartet made up of Piol (piano and vocals) - Beppe Pilotto (double bass) - Lino Brotto (guitar) and Marco Carlesso (drums).

This is going to be a thrilling and exciting experiment that will combine Ziggy Stardust's eclectic world to the moods of a jazz band. Bowie's repertoire will breathe a new life and new legendary tracks will be born out of "Heroes", Ashes To Ashes, After All, Big Brother and many others.

Visit moonagedaydream.it for more details, booking and information.


SPIDERS ON MARS IN GLASGOW
21st November 2007

THE SPIDERS ON MARS, Scotland's most rocking of DAVID BOWIE Tribute Bands will be at McChuill's, one of Glasgow best rock venues on Friday 23rd November on stage at 9pm.

If you've never seen The Spiders in action, it's well worth checking them out on their MySpace pages

Sean Steele is a revelation as the great man himself and he'll be backed by a wonderful group of show-off musicians in the group. A great night out for ANY Bowie fan.

Say "Hi" to the band and mention you saw the listing on BowieWonderworld and they'll even buy you a pint! Can you turn that down!!!?

From Billy.


HERO: TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE
20th November 2007

HERO is a double CD release from Main Man Records containing thirty-three cover versions of DAVID BOWIE penned songs.

Hero The 2-disc collection (Cat No: MMR017) is released on 25th December and contains over 2 hours of music from a collection of musicians as varied as the man's material.

Very special guests include Earl Slick, Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols), Clem Burke (Blondie), The Alarm, Derwood Andrews (Generation X), Rat Scabies (The Damned), Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper), "Black Jack" McDowell (The White Sox), Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle), Enuff Z'Nuff and Mick Ronson's guitar.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

DISC ONE:

     01. Slinky Vagabond - Boys Keep Swinging
     02. Children Of The Revolution - The Jean Genie
     03. Beauty For Ashes - Ashes To Ashes
     04. Claws Of Paradise - Black Country Rock
     05. Frankenstein 3000 - Queen Bitch
     06. Der 'N' Rat - Lady Grinning Soul
     07. Replica Schmeplica - Young Americans
     08. Dennis Dunaway Project - Moonage Daydream
     09. Mongo - All The Young Dudes
     10. Nick Douglas - Cat People
     11. Thursday Night Collective - Ziggy Stardust
     12. Murder 1 - Suffragette City
     13. Shawn Mars - Starman
     14. Scream - Rock And Roll With Me
     15. Johny Dey - China Girl
     16. Marcus Van Heller - The Man Who Sold The World
     17. The Marbles - Space Oddity

DISC TWO:

     01. Christian Beach - Five Years
     02. Stickfigure - Fame
     03. The Joe Harvard Band - Panic In Detroit
     04. Frankenstein 3000 - Star
     05. Enuff Z'Nuff - The Jean Genie
     06. Mutant Monster Beach Party - Hang On To Yourself
     07. Aimee Kristi - Future Legend
     08. Graveyard School - Diamond Dogs
     09. The Ribeye Brothers - It Ain't Easy
     10. Dylan Roth - Oh! You Pretty Things
     11. The Greater Good - Changes
     12. Four Year Beard - Pablo Picasso
     13. Q - I'm Afraid Of Americans
     14. Trench - Blue Jean
     15. Kimon - "Heroes"
     16. Porry y Los Bobos - Let's Dance
     17. The Abbreviations BP - Kooks
     18. Mars Needs Women - Moonage Daydream


More details and information can be found at mainmanrecords.com

Thanks to Lunamagic for the pointer.


BOWIE MUG SHOT RAISES $2,556
19th November 2007

David Jones The 1976 Rochester Police Department mugshot of DAVID BOWIE raised a total of $2,556 (£1,247.44 GBP / 1,743.00 Euros) on eBay yesterday.

The photograph was taken on 25th March 1976 after he was arrested for possessing marijuana in Rochester, New York, on 21st March 1976.

The photograph was rescued from the rubbish during an estate sale of a retired Rochester police officer.

Tom Hess, who sold the mugshot to raise money for his sick brother, said his brother was working for the auction house in charge of the cop's estate. Gary Hess, now 38, spotted the black and white picture in the trash, but did not realise its value.

The picture was taken four days after Bowie was arrested, along with singer Iggy Pop, bodyguard Dwaine A. Vaughs (22), of Brooklyn and Chiwah Soo (20) of Rochester on drug possession charges.

The four were arrested at 2:25 a.m. in a three-room suite in the hotel at 70 State St. by four city vice squad detectives and a State Police investigator. They were all charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Police said they confiscated what they described as about half a pound of marijuana (182 grams). The charge was a Class C felony, carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

They were busted at the Americana Rochester Hotel and held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being released on bond - at Bowie's expense.

The mug-shot was taken when the performer appeared at the city court for arraignment. The 5x4 inch snap shows Bowie in profile and full face on.


MICK ROCK EXHIBITION IN BERLIN
19th November 2007

From the 17th November until 6th January the Berlin Rock Photo Gallery presents MICK ROCK's 'Moonage Daydream' photography exhibition which features his iconic photographs of DAVID BOWIE, Queen and Syd Barrett.

Last Friday night Mick Rock answered the questions of Oliver Schwarzkopf on the opening night of the exhibition.

The Berlin Rock Photo Gallery was packed to the limit and Oliver Schwarzkopf apologised for this discomfort in the beginning which didn't stop the people from trying to get in.

For more details and information please visit rockphotogallery.com


DIAMOND DOGS RULE OK
18th November 2007

'If you could choose one DAVID BOWIE film from the archives to be officially released on DVD which would you like to see released?'

The voting in the BW Visitors Poll placed a 'Live concert from the 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour' in top position with 34.40% of the total votes.

The top five choices after a total of 1,317 votes cast were as follows:

     01. Live concert from 1974 Diamond Dogs tour - (453 votes)
     02. Live concert from 1976 World Tour - (200 votes)
     03. Live concert from 1995 Outside World Tour - (134 votes)
     04. 1970 The Hype concert at The Roundhouse - (106 votes)
     05. 1973 The 1980 Floor Show - (80 votes)


To view the full breakdown of the voting please [VIEW HERE]

Thanks to everyone for voting... there's another brand new BW poll now underway... 'Which is your favourite track from the album Station To Station?' [VOTE HERE]


TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS...
16th November 2007

The quite magnificent 1976 mugshot of DAVID BOWIE currently up for grabs on eBay has now increased to $2,225.00 mark (£1,088.01) - now $2,325.00 (£1,135.31 GBP)...

Related to the DAVID BOWIE mugshot - there was a nice piece written the other day in The Guardian by Lucy Mangan entitled 'Bowie shows how to look cool in custody' - [Read here]...

Update: DAVID BOWIE has NOT contributed a specially designed lunchbox towards the LUNCHBOX FUND as previously reported via PR Newswire...

Also currently on eBay are several items of clothing from the 'Bowie by Keanan Duffty' clothes collection all personally signed by DAVID BOWIE for the 7th On Sale fundraising benefit for HIV/Aids - [View Bowie items]. All 7th On Sale items are direct from the designer and guaranteed authentic. The MAC AIDS Fund will match every dollar spent online up to $500,000...


ATLANTIS SQUAREPANTIS TAKES RECORD
16th November 2007

SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis nets series' biggest audience ever...

8.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the new U.S. animated TV movie, 'SpongeBob Atlantis SquarePantis' when it debuted on Monday evening.

The movie starred all the regular characters from the 'SpongeBob' TV cartoon show and featured the voice talent of DAVID BOWIE as new sea creature Lord Royal Highness.

'SpongeBob's' first TV movie led Nickelodeon to its highest rated total day of the year with children 2-11 and kids 6-11, and ranked overall with total viewers as the No. 1 cable entertainment program of the evening.

Leading up to the prime-time underwater adventure, Nickelodeon held a 12-hour marathon, counting down favourite 'SpongeBob' episodes, which attracted a total of 4.2 million viewers.

The DVD release from Paramount Home Video is available now in the region 1 format in the US and Canada.

In 'Atlantis SquarePantis', SpongeBob finds the missing half of an ancient medallion believed to be a relic from the lost city of Atlantis and brings it to the Bikini Bottom Museum where the other half is on display. The two sides are reunited, and suddenly a magical van appears that beckons to take SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and Mr. Krabs to the legendary city of Atlantis. Upon arrival they are greeted by Atlantis' king himself, Lord Royal Highness, who spares no time in taking the visitors on a tour. Atlantis proves to be even more wonderful than anyone could have imagined, particularly for SpongeBob and Patrick who encounter the Oldest Living Bubble. But when a flash from Patrick's camera causes a mishap, SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy and Squidward must run from the Atlantean Guards or find a way to make amends.


TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS...
14th November 2007

The quite fabulous 1976 mugshot of DAVID BOWIE currently up for grabs on eBay has now hit the $1,175.00 mark (£566)...

Update: No designer lunchbox from David this year... DAVID BOWIE has once again contributed to the LUNCH BOX FUND with a specially designed lunchbox. All monies raised goes to aid hunger relief in New York and South Africa. All proceeds from the auction will go to two charities, The Food Bank For New York City and The Lunch Box Fund. Other artists involved include Chris Martin, Lilly Allen, Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Scissor Sisters, Courtney Love and Interpol. Lunchboxes will be auctioned online at thelunchboxauction.org on Thursday 6th December...

DAVID BOWIE's massive worldwide hit 'Let's Dance' appears on the soundtrack to the new movie WE OWN THE NIGHT. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall and is showing in US theatres now...

Techno artist MATTHEW DEAR (aka Audion) interviewed on the Pitchfork Media website states: 'I am still using a computer on stage, but there's more personality involved. For a performance, it really is true that you have to be somebody, a persona on stage. I'm a fan of DAVID BOWIE and David Byrne and frontmen who entertain at the same-time as sing. But be myself. I'm still learning it as I go, letting your true self come out.' - [Read full article]...


DIAMOND DOGS: THREE SET GIG
13th November 2007

Tribute band DIAMOND DOGS - The Sound and Vision of DAVID BOWIE are to perform at the Winchester Tavern and Music Hall in Lakewood, Ohio, USA on Saturday, 24th November.

Showtime is at 9:00pm. All ages welcome! Tickets are available at door: $7.00 (21 and over) and $10.00 (under 21).

Diamond Dogs will be performing three sets spanning the entire career of David Bowie.

Venue: The Winchester Tavern and Music Hall
12112 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107, United States.

Check out myspace.com/bowietribute for more details and information.


HIS LORD ROYAL HIGHNESS
12th November 2007

Atlantis SquarePantis After the Nickelodeon eleven-hour SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS marathon which included DAVID BOWIE in 'Atlantis SquarePantis' portraying the character 'Lord Royal Highness' the DVD (Region 1) is available from tomorrow (13th).

Released by Paramount Home Video - order it quick and receive a 25% discount.

Besides the DVD release, Atlantis SquarePantis is also available on various gaming platforms including: GameBoy Advance / PlayStation 2 / Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.

Also recently published is an 8x8 24-page paperback from Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon.

Book Description: After discovering the missing half of an ancient amulet, SpongeBob and his friends find themselves in the lost city of Atlantis. There SpongeBob and Patrick take a picture with the World's Oldest Living Bubble - and then it pops! Now the two are in big trouble! Join SpongeBob and his friends in this madcap adventure through the fabled city.

Check out nick.com for various video footage, games and other good fun stuff.


BOWIE MUG SHOT UNCOVERED
11th November 2007

David Jones This previously unseen Rochester Police Department mugshot of DAVID BOWIE is currently being sold on eBay, after the story and photo first broke last Thursday over on thesmokinggun.com website.

The photograph was taken after he was arrested for possessing marijuana in Rochester, New York, on 21st March 1976.

The photograph was rescued from the rubbish during an estate sale of a retired Rochester police officer.

Tom Hess, who is selling the mugshot to raise money for his sick brother, said his brother was working for the auction house in charge of the cop's estate. Gary Hess, now 38, spotted the black and white picture in the trash, but did not realise its value.

The picture was taken four days after Bowie was arrested, along with singer Iggy Pop, bodyguard Dwaine A. Vaughs (22), of Brooklyn and Chiwah Soo (20) of Rochester on drug possession charges.

The four were arrested at 2:25 a.m. in a three-room suite in the hotel at 70 State St. by four city vice squad detectives and a State Police investigator. They were all charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Police said they confiscated what they described as about half a pound of marijuana (182 grams). The charge was a Class C felony, carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

They were busted at the Americana Rochester Hotel and held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being released on bond - at Bowie's expense.

The mug-shot was taken when the performer appeared at the city court for arraignment. The 5x4 inch snap shows Bowie in profile and full face on.

Todd explains: "My brother is ill and needs fast cash to keep him out of trouble and literally keep a roof over his head. "Every single penny is going towards helping my brother during this hardship.

"Be prepared for this auction to escalate into hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars. This the original one of a kind photo." He added: "I would also like to offer the photo back to Mr. Bowie if he is willing to pay for my brother's bills and also donate a considerable amount to AIDS Rochester."

The eBay auction is due to end on 18th November. At present it's hit the $660 mark.

Any questions or queries about the mugshot should be directed to hessexpress2@hotmail.com or hessexpress2000@juno.com


HELDEN IN AN INSTANZ
6th November 2007

Released on the Drakkar label in Germany on 14th December is the newest LETZTE INSTANZ album entitled 'Das Weisse Lied'.

The album holds new acoustic versions of older Instanz material, as well as four new compositions: 'Winter', 'Das Weisse Lied' and the instrumentals 'Eros' and 'Mutter'. The band also covered "Helden", the German-language version of "Heroes" by DAVID BOWIE.

The band will shortly go on a tour featuring guests from Subway To Sally, Schandmaul To Jesus On Extasy.

The full tracklisting runs as follows...

     Kalter Glanz (04:01)
     Tanz (03:14)
     Ohne Dich (04:06)
     Eros (03:22)
     Unerreicht (03:49)
     Jeden Morgen (04:32)
     Du Und Ich (03:48)
     "Helden" (04:05)
     Das Weisse Lied (03:32)
     Für Immer Und Ewig (04:39)
     Morgenrot (04:50)
     Winter (04:48)
     Mutter (04:44)

For more details and information about the band check out letzte-instanz.de website.


LAST CHANCE VOTE IN BW POLL
3rd November 2007

This is your last chance to place your vote in the current BW poll which ends this weekend...

The question being asked is: 'If you could choose one DAVID BOWIE film from the archives to be officially released on DVD which would you like to see released?'

So far the top three choices are as follows, 'Live concert from 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour' way out in front with 33.97%, followed by a 'live concert from 1976 World Tour' with 15.35% and thirdly a 'Live Concert from the Outside World Tour' with 10.18% of the vote.

[BW POLL: CHOOSE WHICH DVD RELEASE FROM THE BOWIE ARCHIVES? - VOTE HERE]



DAVID BRIGHTON'S SPACE ODDITY GIG
1st November 2007

Top US DAVID BOWIE tribute act DAVID BRIGHTON's 'Space Oddity' have a special event lined up for this month...

On 10th November there's a performance at Pala Casino - The Grand Cabaret, 11154 HWY 76, Pala, CA 92059 US. Showtime: 8:00pm - Space Oddity will be performing a 90 minute show. For Directions: palacasino.com or phone 1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-946-7252).

Check out the promo video below of the band performing live.



For more details and information check out davidtribute.com and myspace.com/davidbowietribute websites.

From David Brighton.






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