Archive for November, 2008
Rosario Dawson Has A Girl-Crush on Iman
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Yeah, what chick doesn’t have a girl-crush on Iman?  Apparently this item was important enough to make not one, but two news articles.  I think it’s hilarious that the Digital Spy article says Dawson “revealed” to them that she’s got a crush on Iman, like it’s some huge secret she told them in confidence.  Must have been a slow day and the bosses felt the item needed a bit of jazzing up.

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R.I.P Guy Peellaert
Monday, November 24th, 2008

After a long illness, Guy Peellaert has passed away.  He was 74.  Peellaert is best known for designing the covers for Diamond Dogs and The Rolling Stones’ It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Read more about Peellaert at the L.A. Times and

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Bowie at the Keep A Child Alive Ball 2008
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Last week David Bowie and Iman attended the annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball.  Nothing really earth-shattering happened for me to report on, but I do want to direct you to the blurb written in The Sun.  The picture accompanying the article is really great.  Too bad The Sun is territorial about their photos, otherwise I would put it in the gallery.

[edit] I’m a lazy twit.  Here is the link to the Wire Image photo set from which the photo in The Sun came.  And here’s some more eye candy as well.  That explains the pop-up window in response to a right-click on the picture in the article.

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A Couple Minor Additions
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

I’ve been playing with the plug-ins for this site for the past hour and have added a few things.  Most importantly, there is a new system of user registration.  New users can set their own password, have a couple more fields they can fill out, and must complete a captcha.  My time is better spent doing fun stuff with this site than sorting through spam users.  Additionally, users can now subscribe to comment replies and add photos to their accounts.  Have fun!

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Looking At Music Exhibit Will Feature Videos by David Bowie
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The Looking At Music exhibition at MoMA will examine the influence of technology on experimentation in music.  Music videos from the early days of The Beatles, David Bowie, Captain Beefheart, The Residents, and Devo will be featured to demonstrate changes in tehcnology and music since 1965.  Starting on December 1. 2008 Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth will host Early Music Videos by David Bowie.  All of the videos that will be featured are part of the gift from the David Bowie Archive to MoMa earlier this year.  The show runs through January 5, 2009.

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Rock Ballets by Ballet Nouveau Features Music of David Bowie
Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Ballet Nouveau is running a show through November 9, 2008 that features the music of David Bowie, Queen, and INXS.  The show, Rock Ballet, is actually a ballet in three parts.  The first, “Mediate”, is choreographed to music by INXS.  The second, “Love of my Life”, is choreographed to music by Queen.  The third, “An Occasional Dream”, is choreographed to music by David Bowie.  Artistic director Garrett Ammon said in an interview to The Daily Camera, “Movements in these ballets follow the inspiration of the music.”

So if you’re in the Denver area from now until November 9, be sure to check it out.  Sounds interesting.

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The Rise of David Bowie and the Supergroup From Hell?
Monday, November 3rd, 2008

You know and I know that this is likely a bunch of crap, but I feel obligated to tell you anyway.  After all, who is not in need of a good laugh on a Monday?  No one.  So I bring you, the latest laughable gossip featuring the popular gossip trifecta of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Elton John.  Ready?  Okay…News of the World reports that the three men are working on forming a supergroup to play the London 2012 Olympics.  Cause, um, unnamed sources talking to tabloid magazines are always the most reliable source of information.

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David Bowie Items Up For Auction At Christie’s
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Christie’s auction house in New York City will be holding it’s first auction of punk rock memorabilia this year.  Memorabilia of David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, and the Clash will be among the items that are up for auction on November 24, 2008.  Simon Lipman of Christie’s commented in an Associated Press interview that, “Ten years ago, punk memorabilia probably wouldn’t be something we’d be auctioning here. But now, people of a certain age have a certain ability to splurge on this material.”  For more info read the official press release.

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A Few Favorite Things – List Round-up
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Over the past several days I’ve seen a bunch of nonsense lists pop up on random sites featuring David Bowie’s name.  I didn’t think they were each worth their own post, but I collected enough to make a post about them worth my time.  They’re kind of fun to read.

Nonsense List #1: The Top 20 Scariest Bloodsuckers – I thought this one was appropriate since we just had Halloween a few days ago.  Also, it features most of my favorite film vampires.  Check out entries 3, 4, 7, 9-11, 13-15, and 18.

Nonsense List #2: Our favourite vampire films of the past 25 years – See above for reasoning.  This one also features some of my favorite vampire flicks – The Hunger, Interview with the Vampire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and From Dusk Till Dawn.  Yes, I know they are all terrible, terrible movies, well, except for Interview with the Vampire, but I like them anyway.  You can laugh at me, I can take it.

Nonsense List #3: Top Ten Worst Duets of All Time – Bowie and Jagger secure a spot of shame at #9.  Read the entire list and giggle to yourself.

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