The competition I set on the BBC's 6 Music Bowie Day last Saturday ends at noon UK time tomorrow. If you need to refresh your memory click on the image above and forward to 1hr 20minutes to listen again to my chat with Marc Riley.
The question was simple enough: Name three Bowie recordings that contain the word sailor or sailors. They don't have to be original Bowie compositions and there are actually many more than three instances to choose from.
I was surprised to see that copies of the Rebel Never Gets Old promo CD single are still going on eBay for up to Ã‚Â£40 ($75) a pop. (See here and there)
I'm sure most BowieNetters are aware of a German issue of Reality that has a copy of the 4-track RNGO CD bundled with it, and though this bundled version of RNGO is not a promo, it's identical in every other way... apart from the price of course.
And so, for around a quarter of the eBay auction price, you can get the CD, along with a copy of Reality, delivered right to your door by a reputable
BowieNetters Susans and Regina are back from a fun weekend in Scotland where they attended the T in the Park festival. They both alerted me to the Scottish Sunday Mail which carried some touching tributes and get-well wishes from artists performing over the weekend. Here are a few of the quotes from the piece:
Pink: I'd like David Bowie to know that we other artists miss him greatly. We were all looking forward to seeing him at T in the Park and hope he feels better very, very soon. He is in my prayers.
Well, as suspected, yesterday's BBC 6 Music Bowie Day was a great success. But, if you missed it you will no doubt be glad to learn that you can listen to the whole thing again.
As we said yesterday, first up was Liz Kershaw who interviewed both Tony Visconti and Mick Rock ...you can listen to her show here.
Next up was Marc Riley's Rocket Science that started with an entertaining interview with John Peel regarding David's pre-fame days up to and including the BBC Ziggy-era sessions. There were also interviews and sessions from Elbow and Ian Mcculloch who
A final reminder on this one. We posted details of the BBC 6 Music Bowie Day last week. (07.03.2004 NEWS: BBC 6 MUSIC BOWIE DAY DETAILS) Well, if you're tuned in, you will know the buzz has already started with Bowie trailers and Kevin Greening announcing the commencement of Tin Machine Day! Of course, he was joking, but anybody who plays Soon by My Bloody Valentine at five past eight in the morning and then The Cocteau Twins' Pearly Dew Drops Drops a couple of records later can say whatever they want as far as I'm concerned.