But they think that we're hiding a secretive ball...
OK - It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here. This is a two-part contest, with ten copies of the recent hardback of David Bowie and Mick Rock's Moonage Daydream up for grabs in the first part, and the chance to win a single copy of the beautifully produced
All current BowieNet members are free to enter both contests...and so, without further ado, on to the first.
As I said, we have ten copies of the Cassell Illustrated 348 page hardback to give away, and each copy will contain a signed-and-personalised-by-Mick Rock postcard.
I'm sure you've already had a go at guessing the answer even before you got this far, and that's how simple this one is.
In the above shot, David Bowie, in full Aladdin Sane clobber, is relaxing with a game of table tennis during the recording of Pin Ups in 1973. DB is frozen in time having just batted the ping-pong ball away.
In tribute to a popular game of that era (at least in the UK it was) what you have to do is pinpoint the original position of the expertly-removed ball using the grid reference.
For example, if you think the ball received such an uncontrolled and ferocious forehand smash, (if such a thing exists) that it shot up to the top left of the picture, then your answer would be A-11.
If, on the other hand, you think the ball was hit with an ineffectual limp-wristed swish, then you might choose A-1...and so on. It's bloody spot-the-ball for goodness sake. You know what to do!
Send your answer to me here.
Usual rules apply: Only one entry per BowieNet account. Also, please remember you must enter using your BowieNet e-mail or at least supply your BowieNet user name.
The competition ends at midnight UK time on Saturday December 31st. We'll announce the winners on the very first day of the New Year and launch the second part of the contest soon after that. Good luck, kidz!