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A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 15 Jan 2016, 23:46

Funny Bowie related tales!
Amusing things Dame related!

I like this passage from Morrissey's autobiography:


I meet David Bowie for breakfast at a discreet restaurant at the foot of the Hollywood Hills. Both standing at the buffet with our empty plates, David hovers over what are horrifically called ‘cold cuts’. I nestle up beside him.
‘David, you’re not actually going to eat that stuff, are you?’
Rumbled, he snaps: ‘Oh, you must be HELL to live with.’
‘Yes, I am,’ I say proudly, as David changes course and sidles off towards the fruit salad, and another soul is saved from the burning fires of self-imposed eternal damnation.
David quietly tells me, ‘You know, I’ve had so much sex and drugs that I can’t believe I’m still alive,’ and I loudly tell him, ‘You know, I’ve had SO LITTLE sex and drugs that I can’t believe I’m still alive.’
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Postby Loki » 15 Jan 2016, 23:52

HAHA.

Good thread. :)
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Postby German Dave » 15 Jan 2016, 23:53

Valerie Singleton: "Does the media's tendency to view rock stars as a bit thick bother you?"
David Bowie: "Not at all, I'm very thick."
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 15 Jan 2016, 23:56

From the other thread
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I interviewed Ranking Roger from The Beat on the phone once. He told me how they'd supported Bowie at a stadium UK show. in the mid-eighties. They were in their dressing room before the show, Bowie poked his head around the door and asked if they were all good and ready. Their trombone player, an elderly Jamaican man with no clue who David Bowie was, started complaining that they'd been promised another tray of Red Stripe, his favourite beer. The band stood dumbstruck as he laid into Bowie about it. Bowie then said 'Right' and walked out, leading to an explosion in the room as they shouted at the hapless geezer. A few moments later, Bowie came in, two trays of Red Stripe in his arms, all smiles. Top man.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 16 Jan 2016, 00:03

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Postby Hugh » 16 Jan 2016, 00:09

Minnie the Minx wrote:Funny Bowie related tales!
Amusing things Dame related!

I like this passage from Morrissey's autobiography:


I meet David Bowie for breakfast at a discreet restaurant at the foot of the Hollywood Hills. Both standing at the buffet with our empty plates, David hovers over what are horrifically called ‘cold cuts’. I nestle up beside him.
‘David, you’re not actually going to eat that stuff, are you?’
Rumbled, he snaps: ‘Oh, you must be HELL to live with.’
‘Yes, I am,’ I say proudly, as David changes course and sidles off towards the fruit salad, and another soul is saved from the burning fires of self-imposed eternal damnation.
David quietly tells me, ‘You know, I’ve had so much sex and drugs that I can’t believe I’m still alive,’ and I loudly tell him, ‘You know, I’ve had SO LITTLE sex and drugs that I can’t believe I’m still alive.’



Surely this is just a story about what a tedious cunt MorIssey is.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 16 Jan 2016, 00:15

From Adrian Belew's Facebook page:

In 1978 I did my first tour of Europe as "stunt" guitarist and singer for Frank Zappa's band. The night we played in Cologne, Germany unbeknownst to me Brian Eno was in the audience. Brian knew David Bowie was looking for a new guitarist for his upcoming tour. He called David after seeing our show and told David he should come see the guitarist for Frank's band.
The next night we performed in Berlin. There was a part of the show where Frank took an extended guitar solo and most of the band members, including myself, left the stage for a few minutes. As I walked to the back of the stage I looked over at the monitor mixing board and saw David Bowie and Iggy Pop standing there.
Wow! I couldn't believe it!
So I walked over to David Bowie, shook his hand and said, "I love what you've done, thank you for all the music". And he said, "Great, how would you like to be in my band?" I motioned back towards Frank and said, "Well, I'm kind of playing with that guy." David laughed and said, "Yes, I know, but when Frank's tour ends my tour starts two weeks later. Shall we talk about it over dinner?"
David said he would meet me back at our hotel and sure enough when I arrived back at the hotel David Bowie and his assistant Coco Schwab were sitting on a couch in the lobby. As I walked past them they whispered to me, "Get into the elevator, go up to your room, come back down in a few minutes, and meet us outside. We have a car waiting."
It was like something out of a spy film.
When I came back down and went outside there was a black limousine waiting. The driver opened the door and I got in the back with David and Coco. David immediately launched into all this plans for his upcoming tour, the songs we would play, the staging, and so on, and how much he loved my guitar playing! It was so exciting! He said they were taking me to one of his favorite restaurants in Berlin.
How many restaurants are there in Berlin? 25,000?
We arrived at the restaurant, went in the front door, and who should be sitting at the very first table but Frank Zappa and the rest of the band! So the three of us sat down with Frank and the band. David, trying to be cordial, motioned to me and said, "Quite a guitar player you have here Frank."
And Frank said, "F••• you Captain Tom."
(note: Frank had demoted David from Major Tom to Captain Tom.)
David persisted, "Oh come on now Frank, surely we can be gentleman about this?"
Frank said, "F••• you Captain Tom."
By this point I was paralyzed. David said, "So you really have nothing to say?" Frank said, "F••• you Captain Tom."
David and Coco and I got up and went back out the front door. Getting in the limo David said in his wonderfully British way, "I thought that went rather nicely!"


My favorite part of this story is Zappa demoting Bowie from Major to Captain. :lol:
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 16 Jan 2016, 00:37

BRILLIANT
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Postby Charlie O. » 16 Jan 2016, 01:31

Skip to 0:54 to avoid the somber intro:


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 16 Jan 2016, 02:22

Ann Magnuson, who Bowie killed and ate in 'The Hunger'

'Although I was an extra in Ragtime and had done a couple of very small indie films, The Hunger was my first big movie and, yes, it was extremely surreal. It helped that Mr. Bowie was so friendly and fun-loving, and clearly enjoyed making out as much as I did! Today, that whole experience seems like a "Moonage Daydream" -- I have to occasionally look at the film stills to remind myself it really happened.'
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Postby Loki » 16 Jan 2016, 03:26

Charlie O. wrote:Skip to 0:54 to avoid the somber intro

That really made me laugh, Charlie. Thanx. :)
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 16 Jan 2016, 03:43

One of my brother's pals, who is a screenwriter originally from Bradford, has written a touching blog on how Bowie agreed to appear in his film in 2016.
I wonder if it was going to be Bowie's year of saying 'yes' or some such new age crap.
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Postby yomptepi » 16 Jan 2016, 09:05

From someone called michael Dignum on Facebook via Minnie.

On set with Bowie
One part of my job is to keep the talent close while we make small changes to lighting and camera positions. While shooting the video for David Bowie's Miracle goodnight we had a change that was gonna take 10-15 mins to complete. I decided to strike up a conversation to kill the time. Let face i was talking to my childhood hero. I asked Mr Bowie what was the biggest moment in his career. His reply was EPIC. and It went like this
David..... Well let me tell you about it. I had quit the attitude as a young pop star, its easy to get caught up in the hype. It changes you. So i was on the set of the music video Ashes to ashes, do you know the one.
Me.........Yes i do. (thinking boy if only he knew)
Bowie... So we're on the beach shooting this scene with a giant bulldozer. The camera was on a very long lens. (Camera is along way away, but the artist fills the frame) In this video i'm dressed from head to toe in a clown suit. Why not.I hear playback and the music starts. So off I go, I start singing and walking, but as soon as I do this old geezer with an old dog walk right between me and the camera.
Me.........Laugh (seeing this video in my head and what that must of been like on the set)
Bowie....Well knowing this is gonna take a while I walked past the old guy and sat next to camera in my full costume waiting for him to pass. As he is walking by camera the director said, excuse me Mr do you know who this is? The old guy looks at me from bottom to top and looks back to the director and said....
Old Man....... Of course i do!!!! its some cunt in a clown suit
Bowie.......... That was a huge moment for me, It put me back in my place and made me realize, yes i'm just a cunt in a clown suit. I think about that old guy all the time.
This was just one of the Stories Mr Bowie shared with me that day. I was so happy that my childhood Hero Stayed my hero as an adult.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 16 Jan 2016, 09:35

I love this thread!
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Postby The Modernist » 16 Jan 2016, 10:25

Minnie the Minx wrote:Ann Magnuson, who Bowie killed and ate in 'The Hunger'

'Although I was an extra in Ragtime and had done a couple of very small indie films, The Hunger was my first big movie and, yes, it was extremely surreal. It helped that Mr. Bowie was so friendly and fun-loving, and clearly enjoyed making out as much as I did! Today, that whole experience seems like a "Moonage Daydream" -- I have to occasionally look at the film stills to remind myself it really happened.'


Great story!

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Postby Lord Rother » 16 Jan 2016, 10:50

Minnie the Minx wrote:Funny Bowie related tales!

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 16 Jan 2016, 14:05

The Modernist wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Ann Magnuson, who Bowie killed and ate in 'The Hunger'

'Although I was an extra in Ragtime and had done a couple of very small indie films, The Hunger was my first big movie and, yes, it was extremely surreal. It helped that Mr. Bowie was so friendly and fun-loving, and clearly enjoyed making out as much as I did! Today, that whole experience seems like a "Moonage Daydream" -- I have to occasionally look at the film stills to remind myself it really happened.'


Great story!

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Postby Jeemo » 16 Jan 2016, 14:18

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