We can be Heroes for ever and ever...
Just a brief reminder that David Bowie's song "Heroes" is the focus of the first part of a new BBC Radio 2 series,
As I mentioned in my previous news piece, (09.24.2005 NEWS: "HEROES" SINGLE EXAMINED BY DEBBIE HARRY AND BBC) the show, which is presented by Debbie Harry tonight, aims to "explore in detail the most popular and influential singles ever released".
Most of the interviews are from the archives, but Tony Visconti has done some new stuff that promises to be very interesting.
You can listen online to Classic Singles,
The feature is unlikely to tell you anything you didn't already know, but it is a great tribute to a true classic.
Elsewhere in the magazine there's a photo section called injury corner which includes a shot of DB with bandaged hand performing Life On Mars? at Fashion Rocks.
In another feature that asks how different celebrities relax at home throughout the day, head Dandy Warhol, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, has this to say about David Bowie's attempts to spread the word of the music he likes: "Friends recommend stuff. David Bowie is really aggressive about his favourite bands. He gives me albums by bands like The Killers and The Walkmen and asks me what I think. I guess I don't give him the right answers, cos he quit doing it so much." Hmmm, personally I read aggressive as enthusiastic and passionate.
Speaking of recommended listening, this month's Q Essential Playlist is the ten best Beatles' covers. Naturally, there's a Bowie song in there. No, it's not the live version of Love Me Do or even This Boy. It's the Young Americans song, Across The Universe, of which Q says this: "Lennon dropped by to add guitar to Bowie's soulful take on his own underrated masterpiece."
This item is illustrated by the shot above, (sorry about the scan quality, the original was titchy) which is one of those pictures of David which is quite hard to put a date to...But, why don't you give it a try anyway?!
There are more mentions of our man in Q, but, if I don't end this item now, the reminder will be redundant!