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Mos Def And Db Feature In Complex Magazine

on July 18, 2003

A Complex fashion...

The new issue of American magazine Complex (August/September 03) has a Mos Def and David Bowie cover feature with a seven-page article and a new photo session. The piece is entitled 'The Style Council' and the blurb for it runs thus: Renaissance Men DB and Moss Def Chop It Up About Fame Fashion and the Pursuit Of Happiness.

David kindly gave us this exclusive quote regarding his encounter with Mos Def:

"I was knocked out by Mos. He is so on the ball and has a wide perspective of where he is and where he wants to go. Top man.

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Sound+vision Box Set Due In The Autumn

on July 17, 2003

Waiting for the gift of Sound+Vision...

EMI have confirmed the tracklisting for the revamped Sound+Vision 4 CD box set that we told you about last month. Originally released in the US only, but heavily exported around the globe, the set has been updated with another one and a half discs of extra tracks, that's 24 extra in total. The extra tracks start from track 10 on disc three, which is Baal's Hymn from the Baal EP.

All of the tracks are the most recent digitally-remastered versions, meaning that most (if not all) of those that appeared on the original set have been updated for this

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More Classic Bowie At Arlene Grocery On Sunday

on July 16, 2003

Singing old songs we loved...

Following on from their successful David Bowie Classic Album Nights over the past couple of years, (The last time being: 12/18/02 NEWS: BOWIE NIGHT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE AT ARLENE GROCERY) the legendary New York club, Arlene Grocery, has another scheduled for this coming Sunday July 20th.

At the moment, the schedule is roughly as follows:

8:30pm Aladdin Sane

9:30pm Ziggy Stardust

10:30pm Various selections from Diamond Dogs, Hunky Dory, Young Americans and Space Oddity

The usual suspects will be recreating the music, including the talents of:

Charlie Roth - Musical

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Db Talks Ronnie And Reality With Rolling Stone

on July 15, 2003

The original Apple 45 of Try Some, Buy Some by Ronnie Spector. It's got Beatles
all over it you know! Single borrowed from the jealously-guarded Blammo vaults.

Way back in time, Someone said try some, I tried some...

The next issue of Rolling Stone, which is due to hit the streets on July 18th, has an interview with David regarding the recording of Reality and the songs thereon. Here's an excerpt from the piece by David Peisner regarding the above 45, which proves DB certainly knows his rock history:

"Try Some, Buy Some" is a relatively faithful remake of an obscure Ronnie Spector/George

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Bowieart.com Film Night

on July 15, 2003

See the artist Oriana Fox in Our Bodies, Ourselves at the Bowieart film night.

Dancing with the big Boy...

The very lovely Beth over at Bowieart.com has sent me details of Bowieart's participation in this years Portobello Film Festival. Entry to all events is free, and here follows an excerpt from the press release, the whole of which can be read over at Bowieart.com news:

Get yourself prepared for the film festival which is unlike any other.

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