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Modern Dilemmas Part 326

on November 28, 1999

"Secret secret never seen" or "Psssst...wanna buy a Bowie original?"

As reported by BowieNet a little while back, the Absolut Secret exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London opened for viewing on November 25th. You will remember that the annual event gives the ordinary 'bloke-on-the-street' the chance to purchase an original postcard-sized work of art by an established artist - David Hockney has contributed in the past - or the work of a student that may be on their way to Hockney-like fame and fortune, for a mere £35 ($56 approx).

All of the pieces have their size in common and

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What's Really Happening

on November 28, 1999

MusicNet, a feature on RealNetworks has listed a Bowie RealVideo documentary as one of it's Picks of the Day today. It is a video documentary on the making of What's Really Happening. Here is what they had to say:

David Bowie's Legacy
He may be 'Afraid of Americans' but he's not afraid of pushing the boundaries of pop music. From his glam-rock days as the Thin White Duke to this year's acclaimed ....Hours release, Bowie is a timeless pop icon. Watch this video to learn more.

Check it out at http://realguide.real.com

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Vote For Bowienet

on November 28, 1999

BowieNet has been nominated for "best artists website" at the MidemNet-Awards. And the best thing: you can go and vote online for www.davidbowie.com! The contenders are Aerosmith, Beastie Boys and Dave Matthews Band.

Online voting started November 25th and will run until December 30th. The MidemNet Awards ceremony will close the MidemNet summit on January 22nd 2000 and will be held in the Auditorium Debussy, Palais de Festival in Cannes, France.

go vote for BowieNet

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French Slipcase Edition Of 'hours...'

on November 28, 1999

In what government ministers in Paris are considering a bit of a coup de grace for France in the continued tit-for-tat skirmish that has come to be referred to as the 'All Beef and Bo****ks Wars', the French have released a limited slipcase edition of the most recent David Bowie album 'hours...'

This move is seen within the industry as a response to the 2CD set released in the UK for the impressive 'Thursday's Child' single campaign, but worried officials on both sides of the channel are concerned that this slipcase edition of 'hours...' is upping the ante perhaps just a little too far.

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Bowie On European Tv

on November 26, 1999

FRANCE
The French TV Canal + broadcast the total 'Nulle Part Ailleurs' show at midnight yesterday, excepting 'Rebel Rebel'. The songs broadcast were: 'Survive', 'Repetition', 'Something In The Air', 'China Girl', 'Seven', 'Thursday's Child' and 'The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell'.

I haven't actually seen this one myself yet, but by all accounts the show ended with some wonderful backstage footage of David being, well....erm......David.

BRITAIN
The fact that 'Rebel Rebel' was omitted from the French broadcast was sort of made up for by the fact that the British show TFI yesterday showed the

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