Ahead of the Bowie shows at the Berkeley Community Theatre on April 16th and 17th, the San Francisco Chronicle has today reprinted comedienne Margaret Cho's impressions of the show last time David was in town. I can't remember if we reproduced her report at the time, but as the Chronicle has proven, it bears repeating.
Margaret has two reports on her blog, one from The Shrine and another from The Wiltern, from which, these short excerpts:
From: 2/3/2004 Bowie
Bowie. Whoa. You wish you could have been there and I do too.
Oh we can't dance, we don't talk much*, we just ball and play...
David Bowie's A Reality Tour reached the Corel Center in Ottawa in Canada on Friday, and by all accounts it was a cracking show. Here are some interesting observations kindly supplied by BowieNetter Mark Rabinowitz, aka Withnail:
I'm not sure I can put into words what David did in Ottawa. It was simply the best show of the tour that I have seen. Granted I have only seen seven shows to date, but since one of them was Dublin night 2 (generally considered the first or second best on the tour) I feel like I can speak up.
"Run for the shadows..." I think you know who the shady looking geezer in the titfer is?
The boys in the clothes shop...
While we're waiting for pictures from last night's show in Ottawa, here's a little something to keep you entertained. This is the first instalment of another great three-parter from Anthony. It's a six-minute plus epic and a fascinating glimpse of just how enthusiastic David can be when it comes to the history of fashion... and this boy sure knows his stuff.
"Fashion, turn to the left, Fashion, turn to the right." DB deliberates... far too much to choose from.
Marc Riley's first solo show for the BBC's 6 music that we told you about recently will air in about five minutes (14:00 UK time). Marc tells me that David Bowie will be joining him on the show via a Trans-Atlantic phone call. Here's some stuff from the official BBC blurb explaining why the three-hour show is essential listening:
Please be upstanding for man music mountain Marc Riley.
Yes, 6 Music is very proud that Mr Riley will be presenting three hours of the finest tunes with a wry humour, some testing quiz features for you the listener to ponder and of course
David Bowie's A Reality Tour stopped of at the The Air Canada Centre in Toronto last night. Both Modern Love and Starman got another dusting off after having been absent from the set for a while... Sorry for the delay in posting, but I've been waiting for some pictures... which hadn't been forthcoming.
However, BowieNetters Mr and Mrs Crosby have kindly come to my rescue by sending in a few words and pictures for your pleasure. Here are a few recollections from Lindsay, with a few of LaLaLinda's excellent pictures: