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Simon Critchley and Rick Moody discuss Lodger

on September 21, 2014

 

“Yassassin - I’m not a moody guy”

 

There’s a great piece over on salon.com wherein; “A David Bowie critic and an obsessive battle over maddening brilliance of Lodger”.

In other words, Simon Critchley and Rick Moody discuss “Bowie's 1979 masterpiece, Lodger, and the way pop music mutates and deepens over time”, via this lengthy and fascinating email exchange.

If you’re not familiar with their work but think you’ve heard the names before, then that’s because you probably have.

Rick Moody is the chap who exclusively managed to get Bowie to talk about The Next Day last year, in the shape of a

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Good Luck to Holy Holy in London tonight

on September 17, 2014

 

“I was going, round and round, the Highbury Garage...”

 

The chap on the left in our picture will be performing songs written by the bloke on the right at the first of four UK shows this evening.

Good luck to Tony Visconti and his merry men, AKA Holy Holy, for the sold out show at The Garage in London tonight, and indeed, at the remaining performances of The Man Who Sold The World in Sheffield, Glasgow and again in London at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. All three of which have available tickets.

Check out the Holy Holy FB page for more info.

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MOV to reissue David Bowie’s Peter and the Wolf

on September 17, 2014

 

“And Peter tried to climb aboard”

 

David Bowie narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is reissued as a numbered limited edition red/gold mixed vinyl (illustration here is a guide only) via RCA/Music On Vinyl on October 23rd.

Originally released thirty six years ago in 1978 on the RCA Red Seal label, the music is performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

Bowie apparently recorded the Prokofiev favourite as a Christmas present for his seven-year-old son, Zowie (AKA film director Duncan Jones), and this reissue comes in good time to brighten up the festive season

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September 23rd is David Bowie Day in Chicago

on September 16, 2014

 

“Coming Tuesday I feel better, even Mayor Rahm looks good”

 

Kudos to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, for declaring Tuesday, September 23rd (the opening day of David Bowie Is at the MCA), David Bowie Day in the Windy City.

Emanuel describes Bowie as “an undisputed global icon boasting a catalogue of 26* critically acclaimed studio albums,” whose “remarkable half-century career has bridged cultures and faiths while both transcending and fortifying the music, art, fashion & design, and theatrical canons.”.

Hopefully this accolade will catch on and in the future every day of the year will be

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More dates added for David Bowie is documentary

on September 16, 2014

 

“Seven days to see my life”

 

In just seven days (September 23) the documentary film about the blockbuster exhibition, David Bowie is, will be screened in theatres across the US. Canada from September 25 and then worldwide from November 5.

View a clip from the film over on SPIN.com and check ticket availability at your nearest participating cinema here.

Stay tuned for details of further screenings as they happen.

Meanwhile, here’s an interview about the film with director Hamish Hamilton on Radio.com.

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