Playboy, I really get around...
BowieNet message board regulars will no doubt be familiar with this one, and indeed, I'm sure there are a few members that have already been banging away. But, for those of you that missed it, you may want to take part in the
No stranger to Playboy himself, (at least he's appeared in it more than once, most famously in 1975...an interview, not a nude session) David Bowie is summed up on the Playboy site thus:
He set the bar for sheer showmanship. Despite a string of inventive albums and three decades of worldwide hits, Bowie never stopped reworking his image and his music, making glam masterpieces, slinky faux soul, indie rock and even drum and bass. The concert tour for his latest CD, Reality, was so successful it boosted Clear Channel's earnings and warranted its own DVD. ***
DB is up against Chuck Berry, The Pixies, Nancy Sinatra and Talking Heads all deserving of somebody's vote, but not yours! };-)
Click on the doo dah above to get to the voting page, Hall Of Fame is at the foot of the page. I feel duty-bound to point out that there seems to be a fault with the Playboy page in that it allows you to vote as often as you like. I know BowieNetters wouldn't take advantage of this fact, but Chuck Berry fans aren't so scrupulous... would you trust Keith Richards?
Those of you who prefer the traditional method of postal voting can find a voting form in the current issue (December) of Playboy...apparently.
*** Speaking of the Reality DVD, here's a brief review by David Fear from the latest edition of
It's easy to forget that a single Thin White Duke is responsible for "All The Young Dudes" and "Heroes." And when you consider that he's, like, 137 years old and still moves around like Ziggy Stardust was five minutes ago, it's impossible not to give the gent props.
This Dublin concert from last year shows rock's Dorian Gray in great form, plucking live rarities from his back catalogue ("Five Years"?!?) and mixing them in his newer material. I'll still take a diluted "Man Who Sold The World" over a hyper version of most other artists' work any day of the week.
Mr Fear is clearly a man of taste, and as Filter's tagline rightly states: GOOD MUSIC WILL PREVAIL.