Wednesday, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani threatened to cut off all city funding to the Brooklyn Museum of Art unless it cancels next week's opening of SENSATION, a project that Bowie has been involved with and supports.
Damien Hirsts and Chris Ofili, two of Bowie's favorite artists are both at the center of the controversy. If you remember back to Bowie's journal from October 29th, 1998, Bowie predicted that Chris Ofili would win the prestigious Turner Prize, which Ofili did indeed win.
Ofili is a Roman Catholic whose portrait of the Virgin Mary was at the heart of the Mayors complaints.
Check out this new article entitled "The man who fell for the Net:David Bowie loves a good gimmick -- especially if it's hi-tech
Here is a brief excerpt that we thought you'd enjoy.
Bowie even brought a digital camera along to the interview so he could take pictures of the photographers -- to put up on the first artist-created Internet service provider, BowieNet -- while they took pictures of him.
Here is an open invitation from Electric Blue (Steph) and Spaceface (Karen).
A Veritable BowieFest on a Stick!
Treking all the way to London for NETAID?
Want to make it a weekend long party?The BowieFest starts here!!!!!!
We are proud to announce the BowieNet UK Bashon Friday 8th October.
The Place: Edward's pub, Hammersmith (Upstairs function room)
The Time: 8.00 for 8:30pm.
Set in a private room with own bar just a stone's throw from the Hammersmith Odeon (now Apollo), of farewell Ziggy concert fame, it is the ideal location for a Bowie party and to meet BowieNetters from across the world!!!!
This Friday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. you can watch Bowie performing his current single Thursday's Child on the BBC's popular Top Of The Pops.
Here is the line-up:
Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Vengaboys - We're Going To Ibiza
Sting - Brand New Day
Everything But The Girl - Five Fathoms
Paul Johnson - Get Get Down
Wyclef Jean & Bono - New Day
David Bowie - Thursday's Child
Tom Jones & The Cardigans - Burning Down The House
Top Of The Pops will air this Friday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
Bowie's new album "Hours..." is out! The album download is available in two different formats: Microsoft Windows Media Player and Liquid Audio (both players are available for free download at the links above).
Bowie fans can choose to purchase the album in either format; if you choose the Windows Media Player format, the album download includes a special edition David Bowie Player.
As reported last week, the download is only available through participating retailers whose sites are based in the US, Canada and now Australia.
Here is a list of retail sites offering the Bowie Download.