dotmusic.com has posted an official denial by David Bowie to a story they posted yesterday. So I'm afraid BowieNetter Electric Blue will have to forget about opening up her spare room to house the exodus of Bowie fans that will not now be travelling to Wales in May. The original nonsense headed "BOWIE PUTS HIMSELF FORWARD FOR FESTIVAL" ran like this:" David Bowie has taken the unprecedented step of inviting himself to take part in this year's Hays Festival in Wales. The annual event takes place on 25 May and features selected experts in different fields of art and culture, who are invited to perform, read and talk about their art.
Bowie, who is widely recognised as one of the most influential people in popular music, took the unusual step of putting himself forward for the festival after he heard Sir Paul McCartney and Beth Orton would be talking about their lyrical skills at the event. Bowie contacted organisers and asked if they'd like to invite him too.
"He just wants to talk to people about his art," says a source from the festival."
David's reaction to this 'story' follows:
"Phoney. I've never heard of this Festival. As much as I love Wales, the thought of going to some festival to 'talk' about my 'art' makes me all giddy with horror. I think that the Festival's PR person is trying to drum up interest. Anyway, isn't Hays in Middlesex??"
So now you know...sorry EB, perhaps you'll get another chance to see us all when David invites himself to the annual Welsh Sheep Dog Trials...They're not guilty I tell you!
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)