Bowie Fashion Changes via The V and A

David Bowie may have gone into family seclusion these days but his influence is still being felt. The Victoria And Albert museum in London is to document the fashion aspect of his long career via an exhibition of his clothing worn throughout his career.

Bowie is not involved in the choices to be put on display.

“Contrary to recently published reports relating to the announcement by the V&A of an upcoming David Bowie Exhibition, I am not a co-curator and did not participate in any decisions relating to the exhibition,” says a statement issued by the singer.

“The David Bowie Archive gave unprecedented access to the V&A and museum’s curators have made all curatorial and design choices.”

“A close friend of mine tells me that I am neither ‘devastated’, ‘heartbroken’ nor ‘uncontrollably furious’ by this news item.”

Got to recommend LG73’s RaMOANa Experience Bowie centred radio prog by the way. If you’re a Bowie appreciator then it’s well worth a listen (UK times are 7-10pm UK BST Tuesdays, repeated Thursdays from 11pm BST and again on Fridays at 9pm and then a final repeat on Tuesdays from 4-7pm before the next live version – so that’s 6 hours of Bowie on a Tuesday really).

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Tape Archive: Bowie Interview Feb 1979 Part 3

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At last the final part of this interview from February 13th 1979. Bowie takes questions from phone in callers between music and an ongoing interview with Nicky Horne.

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Tape Archive: Up The Hill Backwards

Long time no tape archive material so I had a quick delve & remembered a cassette I was given long ago featuring rough demo versions of songs that would eventually become David Bowie‘s Scary Monsters album. So here’s an early version of the song that I partly named this blog after, Up the hill backwards.

If you’re familiar with the album version you’ll notice the different lyrics here, particularly the section with to “Skylab is falling”.

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Tape Archive:Bowie Star Special 1979 Part 5

From 20th May 1979

Final part of this desert island disc-alike.

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Tape Archive:Bowie Star Special 1979 Part 4

From 20th May 1979

Bowie continues by stating that he doesn’t like what Springsteen was doing at that time and manages to crowbar in a couple of tracks from his then new Lodger album.

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Tape Archive:Bowie Star Special 1979 Part 3

From 20th May 1979

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