Hallo Mr. Ed...
David Bowie is the cover star and guest editor of the new issue of Mojo magazine, due in stores any day now. He pretty well outlines his involvement with the magazine in his Editor's Letter below:
"Being an editor for just one day is a lovely excuse to clean out the closet. I found all my old Legendary Stardust singles in there, all on Mercury, and that got me into a quiet reverie or two. Along with Wild Man Fischer and solo Syd Barrett, the Ledge was instrumental in creating, unwittingly, the now current Outsider Music genre. Mr. Stardust takes the title of Worlds Most Influential Cult Artist in my small world for maybe obvious reasons.
Loads of questions for me and Moby to answer, which have been attended to with alacrity and expediency, some taken seriously.
Yet more on that hoary old Berlin period from me assisted by Paul Du Noyer
What was the Most Classic of Classic Albums in my book? Erm, no cigar here but I give it my all just in case the weight of my devotion slipped through the cracks the first time round.
New artists may provoke interest in the back there, one of whom is at Meltdown, the other unfortunately couldn't make it."
I won't give too much away right now, lest I spoil the surprises, but below is just one picture from a four-page spread of Bowie pictures which are all annotated with completely hilarious captions written by David, as below.
"This dream was the basis for a magic-realist painting I started a couple of years ago, the subject of which portrayed a horde of clowns chasing me through the streets of New York intent on doing me in for trying to popularise aspects of 'mime'. 'Walking against the wind' apparently got them really hostile. It certainly isn't a still from an unreleased video of 'Pretty Things Have Gone To Hell'. Completely not!"