According to the ridiculous site Love Gods Way, David Bowie is one on a long list of bands that might slyly turn you or your children *gasp* gay. No seriously, look at the list on the site. Then take a look at the list of the “safe” bands. If you listen to the Dresden Dolls, then you’re probably okay. So lyrics like “coin operated boy/sitting on the shelf he is just a toy/but I turn him on and he comes to life/automatic joy” are way better for the eternal fate of my soul than lyrics like “I should live my life on bended knee/If I can’t control my destiny.” Whew, good to know. I wonder if my risk of turning gay is canceled out by the fact that I’m Catholic?
Update: Joe over at Joe.My.God. has noticed that improv actor Joel Oglesby looks suspiciously like Pastor Donnie Davies of Love Gods Way. Check it out for yourself. If Joel Oglesby really is Donnie Davies then that’s a brilliant bit of viral marketing. Can’t wait for C.H.O.P.S. the Movie. Now I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that David Bowie won’t make me gay.Posted in Opinions | 6 Comments »
Elizabeth Goodman of Rolling Stone wrote a brief article recounting her roommate’s cab ride with David Bowie. The poor girl had been caught in the rain in the middle of Manhattan when the Bowie drove by in a cab like a Duke in Thin White armor and offered her a ride. During the cab ride they chewed the fat about cartoons and puppies. Cartoons and puppies, people!!Â I don’t know which I would squee over more – a cab ride with David Bowie or a conversation about cute furry things. Probably the cute furry things chat.Posted in News | 3 Comments »
Back in May of last year, David Bowie made a surprise appearance at a Pink Floyd concert at Royal Albert Hall to lend vocals to Arnold Layne and Comfortably Numb. According to guitarist David Gilmour’s website, footage from the performance will be released on a 2-disc DVD set titled Remember That Night. Disc 1 will have the Royal Albert Hall concerts and disc 2 will contain 3 Floyd documentaries. Rumors had the release date as late March, but the authoring process for the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats have pushed it back to May or thereafter.Posted in More To Own | Comments Off on Remembering David and Floyd
Searches for more information about the High Line Festival, pointless as they are endless, have yielded two wee rumors about Bowie’s next projects following the festival. Ben Rayner of TheStar.com has hinted that “
Then there is the MySpace profile of DreamofRockStars upon which there is a comment by Diane who claims that her sources told her “Bowie MIGHT be starting a tour the end of 07 and maybe a new album too!” Here’s hoping the sources aren’t a handful of mushrooms.Posted in News | Comments Off on Rumors of Bowie’s Next Album and Tour
Some sites like MusicNews.com have suggested that Arcade Fire and TV on the Radio will be the headliners at the High Line Festival, but I think it still leans further toward a rumor than a fact. The two are clearly David Bowie favorites so it’s reasonable to assume that he’d include them at the top of the list of performers to nab. But with Bowienet and the HighLine Festival website as tight-lipped as ever, the closest thing to confirmation from a horse’s mouth are three dates Arcade Fire has reserved for performances in New York City in early May. But where in New York is still a secret. TVOTR doesn’t even have any tour dates announced beyond April, so anything is possible there.Posted in News | Comments Off on What About Arcade Fire and TVOTR at the High Line Festival?
Daniel Johnston, one of the artists who has already confirmed that he is playing the High Line Festival after being personally selected by Bowie, is allegedly going to be doing his High Line set with Bowie according to Pitchfork. At the bottom of the article where his live dates are listed, there is a notation that he will be playing the High Line Festival on May 15-18 with David Bowie.
Given the lack of information from BowieNet, I’m going to take the article with a grain of salt but this is getting silly. The High Line Festival is only eleven weeks away and so far we are the only Bowie-related site reporting even the barest amount of information about this line-up. If David really is going to be playing a set with Daniel Johnston then he will be performing at the High Line Festival, despite reports from BowieNet. If he’s not actually playing the High Line Festival then BowieNet needs to get on the ball and start announcing something to the general public. I’m still very skeptical that the High Line Festival is going to even happen due to the fact that construction is not even slated to be finished until next year. However, if the Festival does come to fruition and David does play with Daniel Johnston then more power to them all. I hope for their sake that David’s brain-child sees the light of day this May. (Hey, that rhymes!)Posted in Circle Of Friends, News, Opinions | 1 Comment »
Woo-hoo! I finally managed to add the lyrics to all songs currently listed in the wiki. If anyone notices any song that I missed or any glaring errors, please feel free to let me know. As I come across songs that appear on any bootlegs or official albums that are not currently on the list, I will add the song to the list and the lyrics under the song link. Again, if there are any songs that anyone feels should be added to the list and you can provide me with the album or bootleg on which the song appears then email me.Posted in Site Updates | Comments Off on Song Wiki Is Complete!
Found an Italian gaming site that listed a bunch of XBox 360 games which are due for release later this year and Omikron KARMA was on it. For those wondering what that has to do with Bowie, Omikron: The Nomad Soul was a 3D role-playing game developed by Quantic Dream back in 1999 to which Bowie contributed his voice, likeness, music and even “virtual concerts.” Much of the music on Hours… was created specifically for the game, too. As yet, it has not been stated whether or not Bowie will be involved in this sequel, but given that his personae was such a integral part of the first game, and given that the new game will incorporate the same kind of bleeding-edge technology that he tends to associate himself with, and given that he is too busy working on some unknown “ongoing project” to even rehearse and play at the High Line Festival, my speculation is that this will be the next big thing from Mr. Jones.
For more information on Omikron 2 check out http://omikrongame.blogspot.com/. I also highly recommend watching the high definition trailer for Heavy Rain (halfway down the linked page), another Quantic Dream game that is currently in production.Posted in News | 1 Comment »
Peter Haywood recently self-published his debut novel, Catch A Falling Star.Â The novel tells of the life of Nicholas Walpole, a Bowie-obsessed young man growing up in Melbourne in the early 1980â€™s moves into a big, ramshackle share house in Lygon Street, Carlton with a bunch of musician friends, forms a band, and dreams of becoming a world famous rockâ€™nâ€™roll star. (Synopsis from Lulu.com.)Â You can read the first ten pages at the book’s page at Lulu.com.Â Additionally, you may either download the book or do it the old-fashioned way and order the paperback.Â One more item for my next-upcoming-holiday wishlist!Posted in Circle Of Friends, More To Own | 1 Comment »
If you’re not a Bowienet subscriber, you might still be under the impression that David Bowie will be performing at the New York City High Line Festival this spring. After all, the official announcement on Bowienet that was made nearly nine months ago stated that Bowie will not only be curating the festival, but the event will “culminate in an enormous outdoor David Bowie concert, his first full show in New York City since the Reality Tour hit Madison Square Garden on December 15, 2003.”
Since then, news of the event has been (and continues to be) extremely scarce, even with it looming a mere 3 months away. The High Line Festival website is still nothing more than a splash page. And according to a Google search, the last public statement about the High Line Festival on Bowienet was made back on August 14th, when it was posted that “there are currently no plans for any other live performances by David Bowie before next May’s High Line festival.” That is it. No other promotion. No line-up of performers. Compare the Coachella music festival which is 4 months away and has had a complete list of performers posted on their site for quite some time.
So if you were like us, you might have been thinking that Bowienet is the best source of information about David Bowie, regardless of whether or not you are a paid subscriber. Well, guess again. Sites like BrooklynVegan.com and BowieWonderworld were the first to let the general public know that Bowie is, in fact, snubbing his own festival. According to the sites, BowieNet News Editor Total Blam Blam posted a news update on January 22nd stating that “Due to ongoing work on a new project, David Bowie has announced that it will not be possible for him to perform at the Highline Festival in May.” Where this post was public on Bowienet for a short time, it wasn’t long before the update was set to only appear for the logged in subscriber.
So if Bowie’s not playing the festival, who is? At this time, we’ve found only two artists with confirmed performances at the High Line Festival listed on their own websites: Daniel Johnston, best-known for the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston, and Bang On a Can cellist Wendy Sutter. BrooklynVegan.com has also reported that Deerhoff will be playing at the High Line, but their performance has not been confirmed by either their MySpace page or their own website.
If that isn’t enough, some articles like this one by The Villager are suggesting that the High Line Park itself won’t even be ready to open until the spring of 2008. So good luck hearing Wendy’s cello over the construction equipment.Posted in News | Comments Off on Why is the High Line Festival on the Down-Low?