Archive for October, 2006
Don’t Let Me Know We’re Invisible
Friday, October 20th, 2006

My last post about The Prestige reminded me that I have not yet posted the trailer for Arthur and the Invisibles. How could I have been so neglectful?! For you who have not yet seen it, here it is courtesy of Yahoo.

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And She’s Hooked To The Silver Screen
Friday, October 20th, 2006

The Prestige opens tonight! Guess where your Webmistress and Webmaster will be later tonight. That’s right…we’ll be delightfully viewing Bowie larger-than-life on the silver screen. Reviews and comments from the media will posted as I receive them, along with my own humble review.

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More Bowie and Jackman
Monday, October 16th, 2006

A brief update on the bit we did in May about Hugh Jackman recounting to Bowie how he sold his tickets to the show that Bowie did in Australia in 1981. The Orlando CBS affiliate Local 6 has added some more to the story. They quoted Jackman as saying, “Bowie went, ‘Oh yeah, I see. You’re that kind of guy, are ya?’ I went, ‘No, no, man — I was only 13!'”

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Nice Try There, Branson
Monday, October 16th, 2006

I wouldn’t have a taken a man like Richard Branson for someone who would try to gank an little extra fame by riding on Bowie’s coattails. It appears I was wrong. Last Sunday’s article in the Observer “reports” that Bowie and Iman are coughing up £230,000 for an orbital trip around the world. The reporter was told (didn’t receive the information from reliable sources, just told) that Bowie felt that since he wrote Space Oddity he should take advantage of the publicity surrounding the “event.” The story goes on to, ahem, report that Iman would also have claim to the title of First Supermodel in Space.

Needless to say, Bowie officially declared the story “total tosh” and issued a virtual slap via Bowienet to Branson by saying, “This must be Branson going for some cheap PR.” One might think if Branson wanted to make the most of false PR he would have said that Posh and Becks had ponied up for the ride.

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The Rise And Fall of Spongebob Squarepants and the Pineapple Under The Sea
Monday, October 16th, 2006

If anyone has ever doubted Bowie’s genius, then doubt no more. Never in a million years did I dream that Bowie would participate in something as downright silly as Spongebob Squarepants. That’s right, the same man who wrote the line “Research has pierced all extremes of my sex” is voicing the character Lord Royal Highness on an episode of Spongebob next year. Sheer. Genius. Has he lost his mind, you ask? Nope. His daughter Lexi is a fan of the show, so he decided to get involved with it. There is no dearth of articles on this subject so I’ll point you towards the best ones, which are featured in Hecklerspray and (kudos to Earthtimes for printing the entirety of Bowie’s journal entry in their article, mwa-hahahaha).

Tangientially, receiving such a massive amount of articles on this latest bit of Bowie news makes me realize just how sad and lazy the popular press is today. I some form of the line “all it took was daddy’s little girl to turn David Bowie from a rock star into the voice of a cartoon” in five different articles, and those were just the few that I actually read.

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Brand New Talk…But It’s Not Very Clear
Monday, October 16th, 2006

One of my guilty pleasures is reading trashy celebrity gossip; it makes me feel so normal and un-screwed-up in comparison. Since Defamer and Page Six only cover the West and East Coasts of the United States, I subscribe to the weekly dish from I like to be well-rounded in useless gossip. Anyway, imagine my surprise (puzzlement?) when I see this bit in my latest email:

>> Celebrity stupids << It's ASDA price for Iman

A fashion stylist was working for David
Bowie and Iman. The supermodel gave him a
list of designers she wanted called in –
Armani, Gucci, Jean Paul Gauliter and George
Adasda. “George Adasda?” the stylist replied?
She said yes, he’s a very hot English designer,
everyone was talking about him.

Suddenly the stylist twigged…
George at ASDA.

At first I laughed, but then I did a bit of research. ASDA is the British cousin of Walmart and George is a clothing line they carry. I just don’t believe that Iman is that clueless. Maybe I am living in that lovely state denial, but this is just too silly. Still, it’s good for a giggle.

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Get Your Pencils Ready…(Part Deux)
Monday, October 16th, 2006

What is up with this Bowie-Paris Hilton connection that the press seems so keen to make?  Here is yet another one from  For the love of all that is good and holy, can the popular media please stop putting Bowie’s name in the same articles as She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named?

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Pour Me Out Another Phone
Monday, October 16th, 2006

Got a bit of catching up to do on Bowie news, so here goes. Bowie has signed up with Nokia to to launch their Music Recommender Service. Once a month, Bowie will make a contribution to the service through podcasts and features of his favorite new bands in an effort to bolster the portable music market. Additionally, Bowie appeared in a short film to launch the service.

This is a great promotional strategy on the part of Nokia. For years Bowie has been very vocal about fostering his favorite new acts, so he’s a natural choice for a contributor to the service. However, this seems like something that should be featured on Bowienet as well. For years there has been a lack of participation on Bowie’s part in the Bowienet community. I understand that the man has a very short attention span and constantly takes on new projects, but fans who want to take him up on his new music recommendations should not have to shell out more cash to get one of the new Nokia phones that are compatible to the service nor should they also have to subscribe to that service. It only makes sense that Bowienet should provide some level of access to this service for the amount of money that subscribers pay each year. So kudos to Nokia and Bowie for the bril marketing strategy, but take it one step further to the fans will ya?

The Nokia press release can be read here, along with some additional articles.

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