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Bowie and The Great Model

on March 18, 2016

 

“Screaming above Central London”

 

Iman has posted a beautiful and poignant picture of David Bowie during a visit to London, viewing Christopher Wren’s 'The Great Model' situated in St Paul's Cathedral.

Made by William Cleere in 1673/4 from full-size drawings scaled up by Wren and his assistant Edward Woodroffe, 'The Great Model' is available for public viewing.

Read more about it here.

Many thanks to Iman for sharing such a special memory.

 

#BowieLondonBoy  #StPaulsCathedral  #FBF

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TMWFTE World Premiere this day in 1976

on March 18, 2016

 

“Loving The Alien”

 

Around about this time 40 years ago tonight, an excited audience of Bowie fans, curious movie goers and contest winners, sat in London’s Leicester Square Theatre waiting for the world premiere of David Bowie’s first major acting role in The Man Who Fell To Earth.

All these years later the Nicolas Roeg directed film is still a remarkable piece of work, with Bowie as the beautifully mysterious Thomas Jerome Newton, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth with a plan to transport water back to his drought-stricken and dying planet.

The Man Who Fell To Earth is based on the

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Tony Visconti at SXSW 2016

on March 18, 2016

 

“Man, I need TV when I got SXSW”

 

Tony Visconti delivered his keynote speech at Austin Convention Center during SXSW in Austin, Texas, yesterday. (Thursday, March 17)

Apparently, Tony spent a little while talking about Bowie during the nearly 80-minute address, while also delving into tales of his own musical history, before offering thoughts and visions for the future of the music industry. There have been many online reports with excerpts from his speech, here’s a bit from Billboard:

 

"It could go this way. All the signs are there," Vinsconti warned.

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Bowie print auction for Brixton projects

on March 17, 2016

 

“There's more than money moving here”

 

Online auction house, Paddle8, have launched their Legendary sale, featuring a unique print of the award-winning B£10 “David Bowie” note featuring David Bowie as Aladdin Sane.

The item is being auctioned to raise money for community projects in Brixton, south London, the birthplace of David Bowie.

The framed print is #001 in an edition being published by This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll for the Brixton Pound. The auction is live now until March 31st 2016.

Keep reading for the press release.

 

#BrixtonPound  #B£10Bowie

 

 

Unique David Bowie print raises money

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UNBOUND charity auction #2 on eBay

on March 15, 2016

 

“I leaned back on my radio, oh oh”

 

As we hit the three quarter mark with the posting of the twelfth instalment of the: UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries, you may want a second chance to own a very collectable piece of memorabilia from the set of the series.

As we told you with the first auction, some of the props from the films are being auctioned off for charity on eBay, with the first two lots receiving bids in aid of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

The first item went for an impressive $620.00 USD at final hammer.

Go here, to read more and join in the bidding

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