Check out this week's 'People' Magazine "The Sexiest Man Alive 1998" issue. In a section called "Ages of Man - Clearly These Stars Have Time On Their Side", People has named David Bowie as one of "the men that gets better with time" along with others like Brad Pitt, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, George Clooney and Sean Connery.
Another great review on Glamma Kid's 'Fashion '98' that we mentioned last week. This time from London's The Mirror A List Supplement - SINGLE OF THE WEEK: The Mobo Best Reggae Act - and Hackney's finest - delivers a cheeky re-working of Bowie's anti-catwalk anthem with swaggering panache and some spot-on toasting...It's big and it's loud and you've heard it before - but not like this...
Reward---name your price....We've been hacked!! Or how else can we explain that 8 people who entered the Cyber Song Contest received 595,937 votes and the rest of the 1000's of entrants combined don't even come close to that number. Ummm....who could have done such a dastardly deed? What possessed someone to endanger the submissions of law abiding web citizens who have spent countless hours in the creative corners of their minds composing lyrical gems?
As stated by David in today's journal "No, ballet-box stuffing, ya' hear?
11/7/98 NEWS: PEOPLE'S CHOICE 98 Dar Williams is currently running a campaign in which she is giving the voting public the opportunity to select a song for her to record. Among the electoral candidates: Bowie's Starman. The votes will be tallied and Dar will record a version of the winner! After mixing is complete, the "People's Choice" will be encoded in Liquid Audio and available for listening and downloading. The polls close on November 10th - so vote today.
The soundtrack to Sony Playstation's racing game "Gran Turismo (The Real Driving Simulation)" features the David Bowie track "Scary Monsters". Gran Turismo will be in stores on November 17. Other featured artists include Garbage, the Dandy Warhols, Supergrass, Blur and Ash.
November 06, 1998
Check out the version of 'Fashion' that was done by Glamma Kid called 'Fashion '98'. England's Music Week magazine gave it 5 stars in their review of it stating "Using David Bowie's 1980 'Fashion' rhythm, this Ronnie Wilson/Dennis Charles production could better the original track's top five placing after almost 18 years..." Out November 9th on WEA.
11/6/98 NEWS: "EVERYBODY LOVES SUNSHINE" At the British section of the recent Tokyo Film Festival which took place 10/24, 10/31 and 11/8 "Everybody Loves Sunshine" starring Goldie was shown for the first time. Andrew Goth the film's director, writer and lead actor was mobbed by tiny girls! David had no less than 3 films in this festival: in addition to "Everybody Loves Sunshine", Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and The man Who Fell to Earth. The rest of the films shown were relatively new releases like Wings of the Dove, Trainspotting etc
From Wednesday, October 18th to January 9th, 1999, RUPERT GOLDSWORTHY GALLERY will feature a group of exhibitions on the theme of David Bowie, organized by Rupert Goldsworthy and Lithgow Osborne.
David Bowie is for many a figure whose stature as a musical innovator and stylist is enormous. Bowie has had a huge influence on succeeding generations of artists.
In a recent poll taken from "Q" Magazine - one of the leading music monthly's in the UK, users responded to the question:"Who invented Glam Rock?"
Glitter : 5%
Ferry : 2%
Bolan : 38%
Bowie : 55%
In a related poll, Q voters also answer the question:"Who has had the most influence on rock?"
Lydon : 22%
Lennon : 10%
Presley : 20%
Bowie : 48%