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Less than a month to go for David Bowie is at ACMI

on June 18, 2015

 

“He will have his sky down there below” 

 

With just under a month to go, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (acmi) is really entering into the spirit with a whole load of wonderful Bowie related events and resources on their dedicated page, including the Bowie Channel which contains some great Australian archive Bowie interviews, keeping anticipation for the impending arrival high. 

For regular updates on general Bowie stuff happening down there, also keep an eye on Adam Dean’s superb bowiedownunder - The David Bowie Community of Australia and New Zealand.

David Bowie is visits The

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Happy 43rd Birthday to Ziggy Stardust

on June 16, 2015

 

“TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME”

 

It’s possible that some of you reading that headline may be thinking we’re ten days late with this particular celebration. Well, the shocking news is that we’re actually spot on.

Last year we didn’t even mention the release of David Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Instead we opted to mark a date we were certain of, the day the album entered the UK album chart at #15. (July 1st)

Albums were pretty much always released on a Friday at this point and armed with this knowledge and reliable chart records, June

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Remembering Bowie on TFI Friday

on June 12, 2015

 

“I’ve got TFI Friday on my mind”

 

Tonight sees a one-off return of Chris Evans’ TFI Friday at 9pm on Channel 4 in the UK.

Despite the original studio where the popular show was filmed having since been demolished, the programme makers have done their best to recreate the look and feel of the studio as it was back in its heyday.

However, one obvious addition is a large picture of David Bowie (see inset in our montage) in the bar area, from his last appearance on the show in June 2000 when he performed Wild Is The Wind, Starman, Absolute Beginners and Cracked Actor.

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DeLaria’s HOUSEOFDAVID cover and tracklist reveal

on June 09, 2015

 

“The jazz of life”

 

We told you about Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria’s (Carrie “Big Boo” Black), new album of jazz renditions of the greatest hits of David Bowie, back at the start of February.

Now Lea has revealed the tracklisting foe HOUSEOFDAVID along with a new cover for the album, a spoof of Bowie’s own CHANGESONEBOWIE sleeve which featured an iconic black and white Tom Kelley shot.

Keep an eye on Lea’s FB page for updates.

 

We’ll leave you with the tracklisiting

 

HOUSEOFDAVID 

01 - Fame

02 - Space Oddity

03 - Golden Years

04 - Suffragette City (duet with JANIS SIEGEL)

05

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Happy 23rd Anniversary to David And Iman

on June 06, 2015

 

“Please be mine, Share my life”

 

Today is the twenty third anniversary of David and Iman’s official church wedding at Saint James Episcopal Church, in Florence, Italy in 1992.

They had already married in a civil ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 24, with just two witnesses present and no guests.

The wedding in Florence was an altogether different affair with an invited guest list of family and friends and hundreds of curious well-wishers outside the church.

For the bride’s entrance, the couple chose a beautiful Bulgarian folk song called Kalimankou Denkou (The Evening Gathering)

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