I can't imagine there are too many of you that will be getting this information for the first time by reading this. Tomorrow's newspapers will be filled with the story (that's a few of the early editions above) and news stations on TV around the world have had this as their lead item throughout this evening.
This media frenzy doesn't quite get across the fact that David is convalescing at home with his family, as outlined in this official statement which I posted on the BowieNet message boards a few hours ago:
"David, I have an old Velvet's demo I'd like to tackle during the album session you and Ronno are producing next month. It's called Satellite Of Love and I'd love for you to sing and arrange backing vocals for it." ...Or words to that effect! Lou and DB at the Dorchester, July 16th 1972. Recording sessions for Transformer began a few weeks later on August 11th.
Looking For Satellite...
I'm sure you've all heard about this one by now, even if you haven't actually heard the track itself yet. It's looking perfectly feasible that Lou Reed may enter the UK charts with a version of a song that he
They tell me "Son, we want you, be elusive, but don't walk far"...
For those of you that missed David's interview with Virgin Radio's Ben Jones on Virgin Superstars on Sunday evening, (07.01.2004 REMINDER: DB ON VIRGIN SUPERSTARS ON SUNDAY) BowieNetter Susans has very kindly transcribed the whole thing just for you. Here's a couple of quotes from DB:
On being relaxed and chilled out
Yeah, yeah I've got a day off between gigs. We're off to Norway and it's nice to get a day off. I went out yesterday and just spent the day walking, walking and walking... four or five hours something like that.
Marc 'sissy' Riley, the prissy presenter of the BBC 6 Music show, Rocket Science, has given me a breakdown of what you can expect to hear during his 2:00pm to 5:00pm (all times are UK) slot during next Saturday's BBC 6 Music Bowie Day.
However, It's worth tuning in from earlier in the day as Liz Kershaw kicks of the proceedings at 11:00am to 2:00pm and there will be a competition to win the Bowie back-catalogue on CD throughout the day.
Anyway, here's a very fluid schedule to give you a flavour of what to expect during Marc's three-hour show: