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Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under at 65th Berlinale - BIFF

on February 08, 2015

 

“Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight”

 

Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under (a film by Ed Gibbs and Rubika Shah), screens at the 65th Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival next week.

Four screenings of the film commence on Tuesday February 10 and here’s the synopsis.

 

 

The remarkable, forgotten story behind David Bowie's biggest-ever hit record – and how an unlikely journey deep into the Australian outback led to its unprecedented success.

 

An early pioneer of music video, Bowie’s visual legacy hit a new peak in 1983, on the newly launched MTV.

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One final push for Lea DeLaria Bowie Jazz Album

on February 04, 2015

 

“But she jumped into the furnace, Singing old songs we loved”

 

Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria (Carrie “Big Boo” Black) announced her crowdfunding project last year, a jazz rendition of the greatest hits of David Bowie.

In a video posted on Pledge Music, she had this to say regarding her appeal: “You may not know it, but I have five records on the Warner Brothers jazz label. So now, I am working on 'House of David: DeLaria + Bowie = Jazz'. I'm recording 12 David Bowie tunes, and I'm swinging the hell out of them.”

She continued: “The trick is to make the people want to hear it in

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Earthling is eighteen

on February 03, 2015

 

“My, my, the time do fly”

 

David Bowie’s 1997 album Earthling was released in the UK on February 3rd 1997 (with worldwide regional variations).

The album produced a slew of excellent singles (most of them accompanied by some of Bowie’s best ever videos), in the shape of Telling Lies, Little Wonder, Dead Man Walking, I'm Afraid of Americans and Seven Years In Tibet.

Produced by David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati, Earthling reached #6 on the UK album chart and entered the top ten in several other countries.

The band personnel for this release was Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati, Gail Ann

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ISOLAR tour commences in Vancouver this day in 1976

on February 02, 2015

 

“Does my face show some kind of glow?”

 

David Bowie’s 1976 ISOLAR tour of North America and Europe in support of the Station To Station album, commenced on February 2 at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, concluding at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France, on May 18 the same year, close to seventy shows later.

Variously known as the Station to Station and White Light tours, it is now referred to as the ISOLAR tour, as reflected by the title of the official tour programme. (The 1978 World Tour is now referred to as the ISOLAR 2 tour)

Bowie’s band for the shows

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Bowie and Iggy on Radio 4 plus Kraftwerk in UNCUT

on January 30, 2015

 

“From station to station, back to Düsseldorf City, Meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie”

 

First up, in case you missed it, you can still catch BBC Radio 4’s new show, Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine, on the BBC iPlayer. Here’s a bit from the BEEB’s blurb...

 

In each episode, Marc lines up the Time Machine to travel to two different points in time and revisit two interviews with something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery, a misunderstanding.

 

In this first episode, the interviews share a geographic connection - Berlin.

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