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Lou Reed Talks About Nyc Man And David Bowie

on May 10, 2003

I'm just looking for a very good friend of mine...

Lou Reed releases the 31 track, 2 CD, career-spanning retrospective NYC Man - The Ultimate Lou Reed Collection on BMG Heritage on Monday.

Throughout much of January this year, Lou oversaw the remastering of NYC Man, and selected the content, choosing from over 150 source tapes, (masters, multi-tracks, reference copies) making this by far the highest quality sounding collection of his work.

But, rather than sequencing the album chronologically, Lou decided to organise the compilation sonically, juxtaposing the songs by how they sound next to

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Rjyan Kidwell Pays Tribute To Db

on May 09, 2003

Think about the Cex thing...

I was prompted to contact the man behind Cex, Rjyan Kidwell, after a small ad for his album, Being Ridden, in the current NME. The blurb for the ad made the recording sound interesting enough: Cex is just about the freshest mashing of genres ever unleashed. They mix hip-hop party jams, warm IDM glitch and shades of emo and folk. ...but it was the album sleeve which initially caught my eye.

Two versions of Being Ridden are released this coming Monday, (vocal and instrumental) I think you can work out which is which in the above pic.

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Aladdin Sane 30th Anniversary Edition Due Shortly

on May 08, 2003

Aladdin Sane (1973-1990-2003)

We can now confirm that Aladdin Sane double disc 30th anniversary edition that we detailed a couple of months back (03/16/03 NEWS: ALADDIN SANE 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION DUE IN MAY) will be released on May 26th world-wide, and the following day in the US. As ever we'll be running some sort of competition for the 20 track CD, which will take place some time next week... so stay tuned.

For those that can't be bothered to scroll back to March, here are the bonus disc details again:

01 John, I'm Only Dancing (Aladdin Sane session version)
02 The Jean Genie (Original

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Bowienetter Alboreto Reaches Charity Walk Target

on May 07, 2003

And mountain magic heavy hung...

In a kind of follow up to yesterdays item about the generosity of BowieNetters when it comes to donating to charity, I thought I'd give you an update on BowieNetter Alboreto's charity walk in aid of Amnesty International. Unfortunately, due to the SARS outbreak, Alboreto's Great Wall Of China walk has been cancelled, but instead he will be off in a couple of days to walk in Cuba. Here's an edited excerpt from a piece posted on his website at the end of last month:

Last week the WHO and British Foreign Office declared all travel to Beijing unsafe due to the