It's not the side-effects of the cocaine
Iman : The Independent : 02/13/02 In an article in The Independent discussing Naomi Campbell's recent legal action against The Mirror, some of the most famous supermodels talk about their own experiences. Iman is quoted as saying: "I've done 'em all. Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. I am doing the rock'n'roll now [she's married to David Bowie] and some sex, but no drugs."
Hair : The Guardian : 02/22/02 In The Guardian, Vic Reeves is interviewed at length about one of the saddest trends of the last couple of decades, the shocking downturn in decent haircuts. Brian Eno, Rod Stewart and Paul Kossof are all singled out as examples of a period of hairstyles which will never come again. Special mention goes to David. Vic says: "One of the greatest pioneers of all, both musically and follically, was David Bowie. "There was a kid at school who turned up one day with an Aladdin Sane cut dyed orange, and he got sent home immediately," says Reeves. "And this kid was six foot when he was 13, so he stood out anyway. Kids don't particularly copy pop stars' hairstyles these days, but then there isn't much to copy."
Music : Evening Standard : 02/25/02 Closing and, by all accounts, stealing the show at London Fashion Week this year was the 'Welsh Wonder Boy', designer Julien Macdonald. In a story in London's Evening Standard, the fashion reporter describes the best show he saw all week. The best is kept for last: a brilliant Julien Macdonald show - so glamorous, so thrilling I don't even feel tired any more. The front row is stuffed with celebs and the music is Bowie - it doesn't come much better.
Tribute : The Record : 01/18/02 Bowie tribute artist, Jean Meilleur, has been touring recently backed by the 58 piece Kitchener-Waterloo symphony orchestra, in a show called 'Jeans 'n' Classics'. "When you hear a symphony play Fame by David Bowie, all of the sudden the song takes on an unbelievable atmosphere. It's the power without the noise. And it makes classical music more accessible to the general public.' he told 'The Record'. They added: Certainly this was the case last night, as Peter Brennan-arranged renditions of Bowie classics like Modern Love, Let's Dance and Rebel Rebel made it clear Meilleur's trade-off had been a smart career move. "Rebel Rebel, how could they know,'' he crooned, backed by a wall of orchestral sound. "Hot tramp, I love you so.'' Hot tramp I love you so? For those who think of classical music as pompous twaddle for blueblood twits and their brandy-sniffing escorts, Jeans 'n' Classics forces a re-evaluation. Which, after all, is the point. "We're trying to interpret the music as art,'' pointed out Meilleur. "It's not a clone show.'' (bon)
(contributors: bonster, spaceface)