Sense Of Doubt...
David Bowie scotched suggestions of any return to London as a family base last night, via a short interview on the BBC's Six O'clock News. David, who was interviewed in front of two TVs which played bits of old footage as he spoke, made it clear that the all-invasive British media had a lot to answer for:
?The pure inconvenience of having a camera lens stuck in either my face or my wife and child?s face every morning, I think would certainly be a deterrent to me wanting to come back to live here on a permanent basis. Even being here a couple of days, I mean, this is a really different place. It?s astounding how media driven London is.?
He also suggested that the quality of chart entertainment in the UK wouldn't make a return to his ancestral home any easier:
?I know about Kylie and Robbie and Pop Idol and stuff like that. You can?t get away from that when you hit the shore, so I know all about the cruise ship entertainment aspect of British pop.?
"Didn't I see you in the audience aboard the QE2?" Kylie
quizzes DB at the Meltdown aftershow. Pic Ã‚Â© Kevin Mazur.
All very fair comments I guess, illustrated in a tenuous way in the picture below of my daughter, Holly, with Kylie at Coldplay's Meltdown aftershow recently, where I stuck my camera lens in the face of the cruise ship entertainer, who my 12-year-old is a fan of.
Holly, whom I have never force-fed Bowie's music, (she'll get there under her own steam, though I have taught her how to do Bowie Eyes, see pic) last week asked me to compile her a best of Bowie CD as she rather likes "that space one and the ch, ch, ch, one"...Needles to say I declined to perform the illegal act of copying, and instead suggested she go spend some of her not-very-hard-earned pocket money on 'The Singles Collection' and 'Heathen'!
Sorry for that diversion...You can watch the three-minute snippet from last night's news by clicking on the image above.