Ever been on your way to a Bowie quiz night and not had room to pack Nick Pegg's excellent and exhaustive, yet weighty and cumbersome, 640-paged: The Complete David Bowie?
Well, now help is at hand with that other DB, David Buckley's handy pocket-sized: David Bowie - The Complete Guide To His Music. Here's what it says about the 160-paged little beauty on the conveniently dimensioned 180mm x 110mm (That's approx 7" x 4.3" for the imperielists among you) back cover:
The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of David Bowie.
The Reality DualDisc we first told you about last year (10.26.2003 NEWS: REALITY TOUR EDITION BONUS DISC AND US 5:1 HYBRID DISC) has now received a nation-wide release in the US, a week later than our original projected release date of October 26th. (08.18.04 NEWS: REALITY DUAL DISC GETS NATION-WIDE RELEASE IN USA)
Initially limited to a Seattle and Boston release only, dealers made a quick buck selling over-priced copies on eBay to the rest of the world.
"Run for the shadows..." Earl Slick in Amsterdam back in June.
Sunshine entered our Frankie's days...
BowieNet members who frequent the message boards are already aware of the winners for this competition, as I announced the winners there earlier. But, before I list them again here, these are the answers that drove many of you to the very edge of insanity:
Q1 - What is Earl Slick's real name? - Frank or Frankie Madeloni.
Q2 - What is the link between Earl Slick and PJ Proby? Well, the answer I was looking for was quite simply that Earl wrote and recorded a song called P J Proby.
Mr Big Trousers does his thang in Amsterdam earlier in the year.
I'm pretty sure everybody who intends to has already entered our exclusive Earl Slick competition in an attempt to win a signed electric guitar, or one of ten signed Zig Zag CDs, kindly donated by Sanctuary records.
You still have a few hours to get your act together if you forgot all about it, as there is still around nine hours left of Sunday in Pago Pago, and I know that's one place that's half a day behind Europe but which has a high concentration of Slicky fans.
How does the old saying go? "When in Rome, why not go to Bassano del Grappa the very next day?"
Of course, this is a reference to yesterday's news story about the fan bash in Rome on Saturday evening organised by Velvet Goldmine. (10.28.2004 NEWS: ROME GOES GLAM ROCK CRAZY ON SATURDAY NIGHT)
If you are attending, you may well want to make it a weekend of Bowie fun by going to a second party on Sunday. Billed as The Bowie Horror Picture Show (I'm guessing Halloween is Europe-wide) this one is organised by yet another excellent Italian fan organisation