"Shouldn't he be in detention?"
I give my complete attention to a very good friend of mine
You may remember a journal entry of David's regarding some TV recording back in February (Journal for Friday, February 9th 2001), where he mentioned recording a short interview for a biography of Peter Frampton. Here's a bit of what he said about it at the time:
"The A&E bio thing on Peter Frampton was pleasant and short. Got me thinking about how similar our paths were at one time. Both of us not ready for the big-time fame that came our way and losing the plot for a while, recovering as we got older and now both happy doing exactly what we always should have been doing. Namely, writing and working for ourselves."
Peter, you will recall, accompanied David as guitarist on the 1987 Glass Spider Tour (a snippet of which was shown) and even sang the "Baby, Baby" bit from 'Sons Of The Silent Age' during the shows. By his own admission, "The Face of '68" made it clear that the tour came along when he really needed it, and his gratitude to David for a place in the band was obvious. By all accounts DB looked his usual elegant self, and while generally playful, he did have this little suggestion for his old art teacher's son:
"Peter really should do an album of real Peter Frampton guitar music. A bit of wisdom from the sage."
As stated in our Bowie Calendar, the show aired yesterday at 8:00pm (EST) and then again four hours later at midnight. Despite what you may have read elsewhere, the show is not repeated tonight, but if there's anybody out there that can get me a tape of the show, I'll be forever in their shed.