“And stories they made up”
If you tuned in to The John Murray Show on Ireland’s RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday, you may have heard Gerry Leonard in conversation with John regarding his favourite iPod selections.
It was a fascinating item with lots of great little insights into Gerry’s world, including the creation of the live version of Loving The Alien.
However, you may have also been distressed by the revelation during the interview that Bowie was lined up for Eurovision 2013. If you were, you probably hadn’t noticed the date. We're safe for at least another year!
Apparently Bowie himself was in on the joke, as Gerry explained to Herald.ie:
I couldn't have done this without David’s agreement so when RTE approached me, I contacted him. He was up for the gag immediately. 'Me doing Eurovision. This is supposed to be secret. How did they find out?' He really liked the idea.
While we’re talking April 1st, you may want to check out the Delta Lemons item we posted here yesterday. Scroll to the bottom of the piece for the real identity of the artwork we used. Sorry folks, but you really should be used to it.
(The picture here is of Gerry and DB on stage at The Point in Dublin in November 2003, the show that was recorded for the A Reality Tour DVD and CD.)