David Bowie in his role as an original Elizabethan. Image: Total Blam Blam
She's an old-time ambassador...
New Elizabethan : Daily Telegraph : 01/31/02 To mark the Queen's forthcoming Golden Jubilee, the British Airways magazine 'High Life' has compiled a list of "new Elizabethans" highlighting writers, artists, actors, politicians, pop stars and scientists who have "flourished" during the Queen's 50-year reign. One famous 'mover and shaker' was chosen for each of the fifty years from 1952 to 2001. David was chosen to represent 1972, and is one of only five musicians in the list. The others are Paul McCartney (1963), John Lennon (1971), Johnny Rotten (1976) and Bob Geldof (1985). You can read more here and view the entire list, here.
Epiphany : Jam Music : 02/01/02 Danny Michel, whose recent album, 'Belly Of A Whale' "featured on a surprising number of 'top 10 of 2001' lists", talked to Jam Music about "his first musical epiphany: "I remember watching David Bowie play The Man Who Sold the World on Saturday Night Live. I must've been about seven. He was wearing this big plastic space suit and then he came out and sang the next song and he was wearing a dress. I remember thinking, 'Who is this guy?' My parents were worried that I liked it. Then I went and bought a record. I picked Heroes 'cause it had a weird cover and I loved it. Bowie's the reason I played music." Read the complete article here. (steph)
Tibet House Benefit : 02/22/02 Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys is the latest addition to the line-up for The Tibet House Benefit Concert due to take place at New York's Carnegie Hall in just (thanks pats) 14 days time! He joins the powerful blend of musical talent under the guidance of artistic director and Tibet House Vice President Philip Glass, which now comprises David Bowie, Bebel Gilberto, Nawang Khechog, The Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith, Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery, and Adam Yauch, with others yet to be confirmed. The concert will inaugurate the Year of the Water Horse. For more information, visit the Tibet House website.
(contributors : steph, spaceface)