Happy New Year from BowieNet!
Il Mio West was the second highest grossing movie in Italy last week. Good Show!
Man Who Fell to Earth Airs Sunday, January 3rd, 1999 at 14:00 EST on the SCI-Fi Channel in the US. The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) is a sci-fi drama film about Thomas Jerome Newton (Bowie), a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying, drought-stricken planet.
David Bowie is set to host the new season of sci-fi drama "The Hunger." The addition of Bowie has helped Showtime market "The Hunger" internationally. Already, last year's series has been picked up by the SciFi Channel in the United Kingdom, Canal Plus in Scandinavia and Benelux, RTL 4 in Holland, Universal's 13th Street in France, and CNI in Italy.
1998 is just about over and New Years Eve is upon us. From everyone at BowieNet, have a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Tonight, December 30th at 7:30 p.m. EST. UltraStar will host another Open Forum Chat for ALL Members.
"Our goal with this chat is to chat with our members, get feedback (positive and negative), and find out what we can do to improve our services. We hope you will join us tonight. " - The UltraStar Team
Be on the lookout for the DVD (Digital-VideoDisc) release of David Bowie's "Serious Moonlight" tour.
Highlights include a resurrected "Cracked Actor", complete with skull and cloak as props, and a special extended version of "Fame". Other Serious Moonlight DVD highlights includes such hits as 'Let's Dance', 'China Girl', 'Young Americans', 'Space Oddity', 'Golden Years', 'Heroes', 'Rebel Rebel', and more.
Due to the number of outstanding lyrical submissions for the Cyber Song Contest, David needs an additional 2 weeks to select the grand prize winner and 4 runners-up.
David is currently reviewing the top 125 sets of lyrics and will announce the winners on January 15th, 1999. Sorry for the delay and good luck to everyone!
Bowieart's featured artist Steven Cornell is having a one man show in London's trendy Cobden Club. Persued by the likes of Charles Saatchi, there is no doubt that it will be a sell out exhibition. If you are in London, it is a must see...
In a new listing of the top 100 rock/pop "Must have albums of all time", 3 David Bowie Albums made the list: Low, Rise and Fall, and Hunky Dory. The listing was put together by Alternative Melbourne online: MediaSearch.
12/28/98 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: END OF YEAR CHAT WITH ULTRASTAR Wednesday, December 30th at 7:30 p.m. EST. UltraStar will host another Open Forum Chat for ALL Members.
With 1998 winding down, and the new year just upon us, UltraStar and BowieNet would like to take this opportunity to chat with our members, get your feedback, and find out what we can do to improve our services. Join Ron, Howard and Tina for this informative chat. See ya there...
Just in time for Christmas, the BowieNet tech crew has put together a new Question & Answer section for your technical questions. Do you have some tech question that has been bugging you, and weren't sure who to ask? Well, now you can "Ask Howard and Tina".
Here is a pic. of Izzard's new video. 'Dressed To Kill' is on VVL tapes, a polygram company. "This is Eddie's West Coast debut, and very funny it is too. If you've not seen him then get this tape, I think you'll love him." -David Bowie
Just a reminder, Eddie Izzard has been booked as one of the upcoming BowieNet Chat guests. Keep an eye out for exact times and dates.
BowieNet has received several request for more information about IL MIO WEST. Here is a brief synopsis of the story-line.
In 1890 , Basin Hill was a quiet village surrounded by green,situated on the slopes of the mountains on the border of Canada.It was a typical village of the Far West; everything was built in wood and apart from the houses, there was also a magnificent saloon that was run by the seductive Mary,a post office,shops,stables for the horses, a school ,a wind mill and a small cemetery that dominated the village.
There was also a railway, but the inhabitants of Basin Field knew that the train would never arrive there, because the track is too steep and the train would never be able to climb so far. Doc, the village Doctor, lived there with his family:his beautiful Indian wife Pearl, and their baby Geremia, who is the narrator of the film.Basin Field's tranquillity is shattered by Jack Sikora's arrival.He's a ferocious gunman who won't stop at anything and he wants to fight a duel with his rival Johnny Lowen. Doc is the only person who may be able to stop this horrible fight.
David Bowie's clasic track "Fame" is used in a new movie trailor for the upcoming Ron Howard movie "edTV". The new comedy stars Matthew McConnaughey, a video store clerk who aquires fame when he becomes the subject of a TV documentary broadcasting his every move. Look for a release some time in March.
Be on the look-out for an upcoming BowieNet chat with Frank Black (ex-Pixies) for the end of January.
As a special treat, Reeves Gabrels will be joining Frank Black (dynamic duo style) for this chat. Details will be posted when finalized, so keep eye out for this one.
Entitled "100 Greatest Brits Of The Last 1,000 Years", a UK Newspaper is currently holding a poll that asks the UK to select the TOP 100 Brits from a list of names including David Bowie, Sir Winston Churchill, Paul McCartney, Princess Diana, Richard Burton, William Shakespeare, and Sir Issac Newton.
David Bowie is currently placed at No. 43. You can cast your vote by calling 0660-100251 (UK only), There is a charge for the call (20p). Better hurry. The lines close at midnight on Monday 21st December.