David Bowie rehearsing for the Michael Parkinson show
at the BBC on Thursday. Picture by Total Blam Blam.
Don't ask me how it's done...
Tonight at 10:25pm, BBC ONE broadcasts David's interview with Parkinson that a few BowieNetters were able to attend the recording of in London on Thursday. It's a great interview that really is worth stopping up for, but only if you're allowed to watch stuff after the 9:00pm watershed. Here's the blurb from the BBC site:
Michael Parkinson begins this new series in style as he chats to Tom Hanks, one of Hollywood's most popular actors. Music icon David Bowie performs his new single live in the studio. Strong language.
As most of you know, David performed 'Life On Mars?' as well as 'Everyone Says 'Hi'', and they were really quite emotional versions of both. The interview itself was absolutely fascinating, and David talked quite freely about his formative years and early musical influences. Without giving too much away, subjects lurched from parental effects on the psyche, Little Richard, Tubby the Tuba, Earnest Luft - the boy soprano, Philip Larkin and much more.
DB rehearsing for Parky. Picture by Total Blam Blam.
David hinted that Parky put him in mind of his father due to a very similar Yorkshire lilt in their voices, and this really did seem to unnerve David at times. Elsewhere he admitted that as much as he is keen to receive affection, he doesn't always find it easy to show it towards others. As I say, it's a great interview and a rare glimpse at another side of DB.
The pictures I have posted here are both from rehearsals earlier in the day, but for the interview proper David wore a green and orange turtle neck by AgnÃƒÂ¨s B, and black trousers and boots by Dior. The sixty minute programme is broadcast in stereo.