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Artrocker Tv Bowie Week Round-up

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on July 08, 2011

Tracks are on TV...

Well you may not have noticed this one while it was actually happening, but you haven't missed anything because the wonderful folk at Artrocker have posted a COMPLETE ARTICLE GUIDE to their just ended Bowie Week.

You can get straight to it by going here, but if you're the type who likes to self-tantalise a bit, here's a list of what to expect...

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BOWIE WEEK ON ARTROCKER TV: COMPLETE ARTICLE GUIDE
Here's your one stop shop to all the articles we've been posting during Bowie Week!

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
~ TONY VISCONTI REMEMBERS MICK RONSON & THE EARLY SPIDERS FROM MARS
~ WE WERE SO TURNED ON: THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW CARLA BRUNI, WARPAINT & MORE RECORDED A BOWIE TRIBUTE ALBUM

ALBUM ESSAYS
~ POP VS THE AVANT GARDE: LOW UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
~ ORWELL GOES POP: THE YEAR OF THE DIAMOND DOGS
~ THE INDUSTRIAL NIGHTMARES OF THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
~ WATCHING THE DETECTIVES: ONE OUTSIDE

PERSONAL HISTORIES
~ ALAN MCGEE DISCUSSES 'HEROES'.
~ TOM ARTROCKER: MY LIFE WITH DAVID BOWIE
~ TEENAGE WILDLIFE: SAMUEL BREEN ON DISCOVERING BOWIE

STRANGE FASCINATIONS
~ CSS ON WORKING WITH ALADDIN SANE PIANIST MIKE GARSON
~ VIDEO BLOG: THE BEST OF ZIGGY STARDUST LIVE

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Not sure what the TV in ARTROCKER TV stands for, unless it's Tony Visconti. Speaking of whom, he is interviewed about Mick Ronson for this and he has a theory regarding DB and Ronno's first meeting.

According to TV, not only did they meet several months ahead of the previously accepted dates (believed to be days before John Peel's Sunday Show BBC session of February 1970), but apparently Mick Ronson actually played on the David Bowie Philips album (Space Oddity) too.

If Tony has this right, it's a revelation he didn't mention in his book, though he did say they met during the recording of the Philips album.

So, despite David's claim to Peel on the Sunday Show that: "Michael's just come down from Hull. I met him for the first time about two days ago", according to Tony they actually met at least three months earlier.

Aside from the TV interview, there are lots of other goodies to read and you should continue to keep an eye on the page for a contest in the coming days.

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    8 July 2011
    Artrocker Tv Bowie Week Round-up

    Tracks are on TV...

    Well you may not have noticed this one while it was actually happening, but you haven't missed anything because the wonderful folk at Artrocker have posted a COMPLETE ARTICLE GUIDE to their just ended Bowie Week.

    You can get straight to it by going here, but if you're the type who likes to self-tantalise a bit, here's a list of what to expect...

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    BOWIE WEEK ON ARTROCKER TV: COMPLETE ARTICLE GUIDE
    Here's your one stop shop to all the articles we've been posting during Bowie Week!

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
    ~ TONY VISCONTI REMEMBERS MICK RONSON & THE EARLY SPIDERS FROM MARS
    ~ WE WERE SO TURNED ON: THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW CARLA BRUNI, WARPAINT & MORE RECORDED A BOWIE TRIBUTE ALBUM

    ALBUM ESSAYS
    ~ POP VS THE AVANT GARDE: LOW UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
    ~ ORWELL GOES POP: THE YEAR OF THE DIAMOND DOGS
    ~ THE INDUSTRIAL NIGHTMARES OF THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
    ~ WATCHING THE DETECTIVES: ONE OUTSIDE

    PERSONAL HISTORIES
    ~ ALAN MCGEE DISCUSSES 'HEROES'.
    ~ TOM ARTROCKER: MY LIFE WITH DAVID BOWIE
    ~ TEENAGE WILDLIFE: SAMUEL BREEN ON DISCOVERING BOWIE

    STRANGE FASCINATIONS
    ~ CSS ON WORKING WITH ALADDIN SANE PIANIST MIKE GARSON
    ~ VIDEO BLOG: THE BEST OF ZIGGY STARDUST LIVE

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    Not sure what the TV in ARTROCKER TV stands for, unless it's Tony Visconti. Speaking of whom, he is interviewed about Mick Ronson for this and he has a theory regarding DB and Ronno's first meeting.

    According to TV, not only did they meet several months ahead of the previously accepted dates (believed to be days before John Peel's Sunday Show BBC session of February 1970), but apparently Mick Ronson actually played on the David Bowie Philips album (Space Oddity) too.

    If Tony has this right, it's a revelation he didn't mention in his book, though he did say they met during the recording of the Philips album.

    So, despite David's claim to Peel on the Sunday Show that: "Michael's just come down from Hull. I met him for the first time about two days ago", according to Tony they actually met at least three months earlier.

    Aside from the TV interview, there are lots of other goodies to read and you should continue to keep an eye on the page for a contest in the coming days.