Secret secrets never seen...
The July edition of Q has a few Bowie references worth a mention. Brian Eno is the subject of this month's 'Cash For Questions', and a fine subject he is too. Managing to skilfully dodge some of the more irreverent probings, the ex-Roxy Music synth player (sorry, couldn't resist) answered the question "You. Bowie. Cocaine. Sex?" (from TS Saxon) thus:
"Whenever I've worked with Bowie there have never been any drugs involved at all. And, no, I've never had sex with him. Sorry. I don't like drugs in the recording studio - they just mean everything takes five times longer to do."
The whole article is really rather funny, and without spoiling the piece, this question from Lars Makie of Detroit, while not Bowie-related (well perhaps it is sort of), made me chuckle:
"At the height of your time with Roxy Music, who was the biggest ponce, you or Bryan Ferry?"
To which Brian responded: "A ponce is someone who lives off the earnings of prostitutes. Perhaps you mean "woofter" or "peacock"? Actually I was more pea-hen, and Bryan was more Rhode Island Red, heh heh!"
The interview ends with some good news for fans of Eno's voice, in answer to a question from Andrew Burns in Liverpool:
"Can we expect another Eno "vocal" album?"
"Yes! [punches the air triumphantly]. Soon. This year...I hope."
And staying with Q for a moment...