Oh we can't dance, we don't talk much, we just ball and play...
According to our on-the-spot reporter (Hallo iamadj) an exciting time was had by all at tonight's Carson Daly taping. Iamadj told me, via a Trans-Atlantic phone call, that David looked as cool as ever in a cream jacket, scarf and black jeans, with the tartan plaid spats footwear effect that he's been sporting recently. He was happy to sign autographs (DB, not iamadj) and he performed three numbers: New Killer Star, Never Get Old and Hang On To Yourself.
The topic of conversation between Bowie and Carson lurched from what David did during the NYC blackout, (A lock-in at home for Lexi's party with music supplied via a radio, and fear of a repeat of the looting and rioting that accompanied a similar blackout in the seventies, being replaced by a feeling of pride for the well-behaved post 9/11 New Yorkers) to his lack of any great appreciation for the late Johnny Cash (Apparently his knowledge of Cash's music stretched to an awareness of Ring Of Fire, and an appreciation of his black clothes and attitude.)
Obviously the excitement of such a performance can create different memories of the same event, and BowieNetter lruiz seems to remember that David was "dressed in all white, with a white Reality shirt and a white jacket with words on it, like from Poughkeepsie." (You can read lruiz's report on the MBs) Whatever the reality, I'm sure we'll have some proper photographic evidence soon.
In the meantime, the picture above is one I took at rehearsals in Paris on September 4th for the Trafic.Musique Bowie TV special that is to be broadcast tomorrow night on France 2. But, more about that tomorrow, along with a whole bunch of other pictures I took on the day and a brief report from the very lovely Jerome Soligny.
STOP PRESS - I've just received an e-mail from Tess via BowieNetter cygnus7000's account, that will hopefully clear up the clobber confusion:
"...from the bottom ...black boots ...tartan spats ...3 black buttons on each side, elastic under the boots ...black jeans ...blackest black ...low slung ...lower than slung before ...R on the back right pocket ...for Reality? ...exposed zip (like we're getting used to) ...brown leather belt with flapping bit (like we're getting used to)...breathe, Tess, breathe (they were really slung low) ...white tee shirt with Reality on the front ...tucked in said low slung jeans (did I mention how low they were riding on his hips?) ...stone (as we say in England) or beige jacket ...looked like a vest but it was one piece ...knitted cotton ...tight sleeves ...holes ...like moth holes (I thought he was rich?!!) ...with the following on the back "Reality Tour 2003 ...the road to reality" ...rust/maroon (slightly patterned with white) scarf tied rather rakishly around his neck (would he wear it any other way?) and held in place with a mother of pearl stick pin (of course) ...ok ...the top bit ...gorgeous blond hair ...beautiful face ...the nose and ears were just as we've come to love them ...the eyes ...dazzling."
Thanx for clearing that up Tess. Enjoy the rest of your evening with Caroline, Paul and Brandi. Crazy kidz!