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Bowie nominated in first BBC Music Awards

on December 07, 2014


“Battle For Britain“


The BBC has revealed the shortlist for British Artist of the Year in the inaugural BBC Music Awards.

The winners, as voted for by a BBC Music panel as well as leading music journalists, will be announced at the event being held at London’s Earl’s Court on Thursday December 11.

The shortlist was selected from the most played British artists of the year on BBC radio.


The nominees (in alphabetical order) for British Artist of the Year are:


David Bowie

Ed Sheeran



Royal Blood

Sam Smith


Hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, the awards show will take

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Dick Cavett Show broadcast 40 years ago today

on December 05, 2014


“Gee my life’s a funny thing“


Taped in New York for ABC TV, David Bowie’s appearance on The Dick Cavett Show was first broadcast on December 5th 1974.

Following Cavett’s introduction to a very appreciative audience, Bowie performed 1984 and Young Americans. This was followed by the interview, which, if you’ve never seen it, is not going to be done justice by trying to describe it here. The show ended with a performance of Footstompin'. Can You Hear Me was also taped but not broadcast.

It’s a wonderful bit of TV and a much-loved snapshot of a transitional period for Bowie (wasn't every

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Nothing Has Changed online trailer part three

on December 02, 2014


“The third and the last are telling it all“


Parlophone have posted the third and final trailer in a series of shorts they created for Nothing Has Changed.

Go here to view part 3, which, as you’ve probably guessed, represents CD3 of the NHC 3 disc set.


Go here for part 1.

Go here for part 2.


Order the Top Ten Album, Nothing Has Changed, here:





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The Quietus revisits the year of the Diamond Dogs

on December 01, 2014


“This ain’t rock ’n’ roll”


In the year of its fortieth anniversary, Matthew Lindsay has written an incredible twelve and a half thousand words in appreciation of David Bowie’s 1974 masterpiece, Diamond Dogs, for The Quietus.

The read is well worth the time investment and with that word count in mind, we’ll let you get on and start reading, The Hideous Ecstasy Of Fear: Diamond Dogs 40 Years On.

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Father and son top BFI British sci-fi poll

on November 28, 2014


“I remember Sam ’cos he was like me”


The UK’s British Film Institute (BFI) recently published a list of what they consider to be the ten greatest British sci-fi films.

As good as that list is, they then asked members to vote for the films they thought had been overlooked.


Here’s the list of winners published today.


Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)

The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976)

Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)

Sunshine (Danny Boyle, 2007)

The Quatermass Xperiment (Val Guest, 1955)

Zardoz (John Boorman, 1974)

Village of the Damned (Wolf Rilla, 1960)

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)