February 1st, 2011 by Webmistress

Legos are still riding the wave of popular interest, and rightfully so. Building familiar scenes and people out of the tiny blocks never ceases to amuse; at least, it never ceases to amuse me and the Webmaster. The latest source of my amusement are the Lego recreation of iconic album covers by Aaron Savage.
The covers that he recreated include David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane, Queen’s Queen II, and Grace Jones’s Island Life. View all of the album covers and take the quiz at the Telegraph.

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January 21st, 2011 by Webmistress

I don’t know why I’m even blogging about this since it hardly qualifies as news, but apparently I am.  BuzzFoto spotted David Bowie in attendance at the new musical Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark.  Unsurprisingly, the show suffered a 20-minute delay due to difficulties.  Follow the link to view the photo, unless you wish to throw some money our way so we can buy it and post it here.

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January 21st, 2011 by Webmistress

Friend, former band member and producer for David Bowie, and co-founder of Chic Nile Rodgers announced last week that he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer.  Like so many people who live through cancer, Rodgers started a new blog, Walking on Planet C, to share his experiences and thoughts on his treatment and recovery.  Visit Nile’s blog to read about his surgery, morning walks, and motivations.

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January 17th, 2011 by Webmistress

For the past year the Webmaster and I have been through many life changes, all which served to pull us away from updating this site.  Between a move, lay off, new job, pregnancy, and finally a new baby girl we let this site simply be an archival site.  But, fear not, David Bowie fans!  We are back!  It seems like Bowie is content to be a stay-at-home dad these days (a choice which we understand since we had our daughter), but the next time there is just the barest bit of Bowie news – compilation, tribute, rumor, etc. – you can be sure we will cover it.

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December 10th, 2009 by Webmistress

This is too cute.  The blog Letters of Note came across a treasure from 42 years ago – the response to the first fan letter that David Bowie received from an American fan.  Bowie got a letter from 14-year-old Sandra Adams (now Dodd) of New Mexico when he was 20 years old and wrote his response from his manager Ken Pitt’s office typewriter.  The picture from Sandra’s website is below.  Note his typo!  It’s strange to think back in the days before computers that if you made a typo you could either rewrite the entire document or just live with it and move on.  I like Bowie’s choice – to poke fun at himself.

bowielettersmaller

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December 9th, 2009 by Webmistress

Usually I don’t agree with all of the choices for these types of opinion based lists (not even the Seriously Random Lists on my favorite Pajiba), but this time I totally do.  Check it out – David Bowie made the number 2 slot for the Cinematical Seven: Most Fashionable Men on Film.  Of course I would switch him up to number 1, but I can’t complain too much since not only is Bowie given some due but I like the rest of the choices.  Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go dig out our DVD of The Hunger and put it on this week’s To Be Watched pile.

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December 9th, 2009 by Webmistress

It seems like we go through the festival rumor at least once a year. I present to you the latest one: that David Bowie will be playing the Glastonbury Festival. He’s not. Read it from the horse’s mouth on BowieNet. Maybe one year he’ll get around to doing a festival again, but this year sadly will not be it.

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December 8th, 2009 by Webmistress

Magazine and newspaper writer Marc Spitz published a new biography of David Bowie entitled, very simply, Bowie: A Biography.  Bowie’s life has been the subject of many a biography and music magazine column, but Spitz wanted to take a different approach with his own work.  In an interview with Mr. Media Radio, Spitz said that he wanted to conduct more interviews of Bowie’s acquantainces and to add his own personal anecdotes and thoughts to liven up what could easily be a laundry list of names, dates, and performances.  There was a lot of hubbub around Halloween about the infamous story of the white witch that Bowie during his more cocaine-addled days, but I suspect that there is more to the book than just that story.  I haven’t read it yet, but if I manage to avoid getting laid off (again) I’ll buy it and read it over the holidays.

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November 10th, 2009 by Webmistress

Anyone that has played any of the Lego video games knows that they are awesome.  Lego Star Wars – awesome.  Lego Indiana Jones – also awesome.  Lego Batman – until now, the most awesome of all.  In fact, that one is so great that the Webmaster and I accidentally spent an entire Saturday playing it some months ago.  But now to top all of them is Lego Rock Band.  Before we heard anything else about Lego Rock Band the Webmaster and I thought it sounded like a ton of fun, but now that we know both David Bowie and Iggy Pop are going to be featured it has climbed straight to the tops of our pile of Games To Own and Love. 

The  complete  song list for the game will be:

All American Rejects – “Swing, Swing”
The Automatic – “Monster”
Blink-182 – “Aliens Exist”
Blur – “Song 2″
Bon Jovi – “You Give Love a Bad Name”
Boys like Girls – “Thunder”
Bryan Adams – “Summer of 69″
Carl Douglas – “Kung Fu Fighting”
The Coral – “Dreaming of You”
Counting Crows – “Accidentally in Love”
David Bowie – “Let’s Dance”
Elton John – “Crocodile Rock”
Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Everlife – “Real Wild Child”
Foo Fighters – “Breakout”
Good Charlotte – “Girls & Boys”
The Hives – “Tick Tick Boom!”
Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”
Incubus – “Dig”
Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back”
Jimi Hendrix – “Fire”
Kaiser Chiefs – “Ruby”
Katrina & The Waves – “Walking on Sunshine”
The Kooks – “Naïve”
KoRn – “Word Up!”
KT Tunstall – “Suddenly I See”
Lostprophets – “Rooftops”
P!NK – “So What”
The Police – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”
The Primitives – “Crash”
Queen – “We Are The Champions”
Queen – “We Will Rock You”
Rascal Flatts – “Life is a Highway”
Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”
Razorlight – “Stumble and Fall”
Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”
Spinal Tap – “Short & Sweet”
Steve Harly – “Make Me Smile”
Sum 41 – “In Too Deep”
Supergrass – “Grace”
Tom Petty – “Free Fallin”
T-Rex – “Ride a White Swan”
Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
We the Kings – “Check Yes Juliet”
The Zutons – “Valerie”

The game play will be similar to that of the other Rock Band  games with specialized controllers being used for each of the instruments.  Players will also be able to design their own band members, build a Rock Den, earn prizes and rankings, and, perhaps best of all, use the power of rock (Patton Oswalt will be so tickled), to destroy stuff.  Like I said before, awesome. 

So, without further ado, let’s meet Lego Bowie and Lego Iggy.

legobowie and legoiggy

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November 10th, 2009 by Webmistress

The National Portrait Gallery in London will be displaying the exhibit Beatles to Bowie: the 60s Exposed until January 24 2010.  Over 100 photographs of icons from the 60s in London are used to explore how music and performance created the famous “swinging 60s”.  Musicians and performers shown include The Beatles (of course), David Bowie (of course), The Who, The Rolling Stones, and The Kinks.  Superfans of the groups included in the exhibit will no doubt be interested in the number of previously unseen pictures included in the exhibition.  Those interested in booking a ticket to see the exhibition can do so here.  As the Webmaster and I won’t be able to make it across the pond to see the exhibition, any of our readers that are so lucky should enjoy it doubly for us!

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