I ain't never did no wrong...
Speaking of The King, (see yesterday's news) the latest
So it was no surprise when full page adverts started appearing in music magazines last week (see above) advertising David Bowie as a contributor to aforementioned
After scanning through the magazine a couple of times, my eye finally settled upon a well-known Bowie quotation among a half-page of similarly well-used snippets from other stars, such as John Lennon, Jim Morrison and Carl Perkins, none of whom are mentioned in the list of living stars in the ad above...I'm sure this can't have been a cynical ploy by Uncut to make the quotations seem contemporary?
"Hey Davy baby...Before Elvis there was nothing." - "Didn't you say the
very same thing to Uncut in 2005, John? Hang on a minute...that's not for
another thirty years yet! I must cut down a bit on the old marching powder."
The EP Appreciation society meets up backstage at The Grammys in 1975.
Anyway, Uncut used the first two sentences from the following 1996 Bowie quotation, which you can now read now in full, for free:
"Elvis was a major hero of mine. And I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something. I came over for a long weekend. I remember coming straight from the airport and walking into Madison Square Garden very late.
I was wearing all my clobber from the Ziggy period and had great seats near the front. The whole place just turned to look at me and I felt like a right idiot. I had brilliant red hair, some huge padded space suit and those red boots with big black soles. I wished I'd gone for something quiet, because I must have registered with him. He was well into his set."
If anybody else has already been suckered into buying the mag expecting a new contribution from David, please get in touch if you found more than I did and I'll post an immediate apology. I'm praying that I'm really not that dumb though.