DB listens intently to a fan at yesterday's signing
session at HMV - Photograph by Total Blam Blam.
We could run when the rain slows...
A wet and grey Monday morning in London's West End yesterday, did nothing to dampen the spirits of hundreds of David Bowie fans at the HMV signing session in Oxford Street. David, looking as cool as ever in a black and white striped Paul Smith shirt (see detail below), laughed and chatted with incredulous fans who couldn't quite believe their good fortune.
Many BowieNetters have asked me to pass on their thanks to the event's organisers for what was a most successful day. All of the 150 competition winners went away very satisfied clutching a signed copy of 'Heathen', and the memory of a few cherished moments with David Bowie. However, it is reported that approximately 1,000 fans that weren't lucky enough to win a wristband, had to satisfy themselves with a distant glimpse of the man.
It wasn't any old black and white stripe...just look at the detail in that!
Designed by Paul Smith, Computer enhancement, Total Blam Blam.
It wasn't any old black and white stripe...just look at the detail in that! Designed by Paul Smith, Computer enhancement, Total Blam Blam.
The event caught the imagination of the media here in the UK, with reports throughout yesterday on news broadcasts and pieces in this morning's tabloids...not to mention several online postings. The tabloids seemed to focus more on the fact that David had stocked up on a few DVDs more than anything else though.
Among the titles that HMV refused to take any cash for were, the very hilarious Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, The League of Gentleman, Morecambe and Wise, and the frankly childish Paddington Bear and Andy Pandy. David, allegedly, also showed some interest in Muffin The Mule. He rounded of his little shopping spree with the latest release by Ash, 'Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash'. What a scrounger! };-)
You can view an online version of last night's Liquid News broadcast
David is due to do an instore signing at the Champs ElysÃƒÂ©es Virgin Megastore today, any reports from BowieNetters present at the signing will be most welcome.
TV UPDATES: You may notice in some of the above reports that David's appearances on Parkinson and on Later With Jools Holland have now been confirmed. The shows record on the 19th and 20th of September respectively, but unfortunately it looks like BowieNet will have no ticket allocation for either of these shows.
Tom Hanks will be the other guest on Parkinson, which will be broadcast later as the first episode of the new series. David will perform a couple of songs on the show and he'll obviously be interviewed by Parky.