- That's right. There have been some changes to the BowieArt site. A new splash screen now awaits you. Have a look.
Here are 2 more entries in the Speedo Contest. We are going to wrap this one up next week, so if you want to be eligible for judging, get your photos in by Wednesday (April 21, 1999). Then we will all vote for the winner.
Come on, open that graphics program and get to work!!
If you don't know how to, but want to learn, try Web Graphics 101 from CNET. This little tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about web graphics, and includes links for downloading graphics programs. So now you have no excuses, send your Speedo entry in now!
- Here is a cool quote from Brian Molko of Placebo, as seen Melody Maker:
Q: "What is your most treasured memory?"
A: "My most recent most treasured memory was being onstage at the Brit Awards with David Bowie, the two of us playing guitar and singing in harmony with each other - that was a real 'pinch me, I'm dreaming' situation. We weren't too bad, we were in key at least - but we could never really get the lyrics right. We were doing '20th Century Boy'. We had a fucking laugh."
Here is a clip of the performance for those that missed it.
- The new Bowie fan site entitled "SOD - Sisteurs of Utter Destruction", submitted by Paula (aks Squeakie), is currently promoting a new contest "What's Really Happenin', Dammit!?"
A "twisted" version of BowieNet's "What's Really Happening" contest, SOD now challenges you to write lyrics for the Bowie track using at least four words the sisters have pre-selected for you. You can check out the list on the SOD site.
The SOD site alsofeatures free email accounts, funny DB FAQ's and acool GuestBook. Check it out at http://www.squeakie.com/sod.
A two-day Bowiefest is planned for Saturday and Sunday 21st / 22nd August 1999. Entitled "BOWICON99" - The 1999 UK David Bowie Convention.
Events planned include the screening of never before seen Ziggy Stardust footage from Aylesbury and Dunstable 1972, rare audio material, videos, live bands, Bowie disco, auction, trading stalls, special guests and lots more.
If you are interested in performing at Bowicon99, or simply want more details, contact David Priest.
In a re-print from a past issue, Bowie gets a few words and picture in the April 1999 issue of Architectural Digest about a home he previously owned in Mustique.
- The Australian Rugby League Football Club, The Sharks, is using a cover version of
Heroes as the soundtrack in a TV and cinema campaign to promote the team in the Sydney area for the next 6 months.
- It was 16 years ago today (April 14, 1983), that 'Let's Dance' was released.
Bowie's most commercially successful album to date generated such monster hitsingles as:
Modern Love China Girl and Lets Dance. You can also view these Bowie classics in RealVideo format:
Want more? Here are a few exclusive photos of the "Let's Dance" period, including shot's of David recording the album.
The May 1999 issue of Celebrity Style, (with Cher on the cover) has a short feature on Bowie. The cover, reads "The Music Issue: Who Matters and Why." The Bowie item can be found on page 36.
- 26 years ago today (April 13, 1973), 'Aladdin Sane' was released. At thetime, Ziggy and the Spiders From Mars were touring Japan.
Here are a few Mick Rock exclusive photos of the "Aladdin Sane" period.