Where the sailors all meet...
The competition I set on the BBC's 6 Music Bowie Day last Saturday ends at noon UK time tomorrow. If you need to refresh your memory click on the image above and forward to 1hr 20minutes to listen again to my chat with Marc Riley.
The question was simple enough: Name three Bowie recordings that contain the word sailor or sailors. They don't have to be original Bowie compositions and there are actually many more than three instances to choose from.
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of Mike Adamson ...sorry, an in joke there with no Bowie relevance whatsoever.
There are three lots of prizes for three different winners so here's a handy breakdown to tempt you in to making a last-minute entry... surely not an offer you get every day:
Free subscription to BowieNet for one year.
Official American tour poster (see above) signed by the artist: David Bowie, the designer: Rex Ray and the photographer: Blammo
Sound + Vision 4CD box set
Peter and the Wolf reissue CD
RNGO promo CD and badge
Other assorted goodies for the discerning Bowie collector
2nd and 3rd prizesAs above, excepting BowieNet subscription and Sound + Vision 4CD box set
The three winners will be announced here and on
NB: Today's planned announcement on BBC 6 Music of the winners of this competition has been postponed until next week. This follows the news that Marc Riley was involved in an accident in the studio where a kettle of boiling water was knocked over his groin area.
Though the accident was not apparent to listeners, (due to an emergency tape being played to cover for Mr Riley) the burns were considered bad enough for the hapless DJ to require hospital treatment.
Suggestions that the injury was self-inflicted, due to Marc's continued frustration at not receiving a hospital appointment for gender reassignment, are unfounded and mischievous. Mr Riley's treatment was already well underway.
Good luck Marc... here's to your speedy recovery and your eventual re-emergence as Marcia.