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Jun 15 '13

allthenobodyppl:

The Many Faces of David Bowie exhibition, Opera Gallery London.
June 21st to August 31st, 2013.

Source: Opera Gallery London

Jun 14 '13

allthenobodyppl:

Opera Gallery London has announced The Many Faces of David Bowie exhibition which will run from June 21st to August 31st, 2013. Here’s a bit from the press release:

Parallel to the major exhibition “David Bowie is” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Opera Gallery London will unveil a collection of David Bowie-inspired art for their summer exhibition. The highly anticipated group show will offer a contemporary vision of ‘Bowie Mania’ with one-off masterpieces including tributes from some of today’s leading contemporary and street artists, including; Mr. Brainwash, Joe Black, Eduardo Guelfenbein, Nick Gentry, Marco Lodola and The London Police.

Jean-David Malat, Director of Opera Gallery London, had this to say about Bowie:

“David Bowie is an incredible ‘icon’; a term to be understood as an idol but also in the ancient Greek notion of eikōn meaning “image” or even religious work of art. It is clear to see that he has influenced many lives, and every artist involved was proud to create a piece in his honour”

Source 1: David Bowie (Official) Facebook

Source 2: Davidbowie.com

Source 3: Opera Gallery London

Jun 12 '13

On the Creation of Under Pressure.

allthenobodyppl:

In the summer of 1981, the British band Queen was recording tracks for their tenth studio album, Hot Space, at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland. As it happened, David Bowie had scheduled time at the same studio to record the title song for the movie Cat People. Before long, Bowie stopped by the Queen sessions and joined in. The original idea was that he would add backup vocals on the song “Cool Cat.” “David came in one night and we were playing other people’s songs for fun, just jamming,” says Queen drummer Roger Taylor in Mark Blake’s book Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury and Queen. “In the end, David said, ‘This is stupid, why don’t we just write one?’” And so began a marathon session of nearly 24-hours–fueled, according to Blake, by wine and cocaine. Built around John Deacon’s distinctive bass line, the song was mostly written by Mercury and Bowie. Blake describes the scene, beginning with the recollections of Queen’s guitarist:

We felt our way through a backing track all together as an ensemble,’ recalled Brian May. ‘When the backing track was done, David said, “Okay, let’s each of us go in the vocal booth and sing how we think the melody should go–just off the top of our heads–and we’ll compile a vocal out of that.” And that’s what we did.’ Some of these improvisations, including Mercury’s memorable introductory scatting vocal, would endure on the finished track. Bowie also insisted that he and Mercury shouldn’t hear what the other had sung, swapping verses blind, which helped give the song its cut-and-paste feel.

“It was very hard,” said May in 2008, “because you already had four precocious boys and David, who was precocious enough for all of us. Passions ran very high. I found it very hard because I got so little of my own way. But David had a real vision and he took over the song lyrically.” The song was originally titled “People on Streets,” but Bowie wanted it changed to “Under Pressure.” When the time came to mix the song at Power Station studios in New York, Bowie insisted on being there. “It didn’t go to well,” Blake quotes Queen’s engineer Reinhold Mack as saying. “We spent all day and Bowie was like, ‘Do this, do that.’ In the end, I called Freddie and said, ‘I need help here,’ so Fred came in as a mediator.” Mercury and Bowie argued fiercely over the final mix. At one point Bowie threatened to block the release of the song, but it was issued to the public on October 26, 1981 and eventually rose to number one on the British charts. It was later named the number 31 song on VH1′s list of the 100 greatest songs of the 1980s. “‘Under Pressure’ is a significant song for us,” May said in 2008, “and that is because of David and its lyrical content. I would have found that hard to admit in the old days, but I can admit it now…. But one day, I would love to sit down quietly on my own and re-mix it.”

Source: Open Culture.

Jun 11 '13

allthenobodyppl:

You’ve got your Earthling era outfits at the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Look at the first picture, it’s Bowie’s priest outfit! It even has the skeleton earring! What about the sex earring? Now I’d like to see that too!

Source: Stylebubble

Jun 10 '13

Bowie Rules NYC

allthenobodyppl:

David Bowie on his most enduring of alter egos: New Yorker.

Sep 29, 2003 issue of NYmag

Around the end of 1966, my then manager, Ken Pitt, came back from a trip to the U.S. with two albums he had been given in New York. Since they weren’t particularly his cup of tea, he gave them to me to see what I made of them. The first was a great, rollicking, noisy anarchist-hippie affair by the Fugs—more fun than was healthy, and great drinking-and-getting-stoned music.

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Jun 8 '13

allthenobodyppl:

David Bowie Is exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Source: Stylebubble

Jun 2 '13
bitsofnostalgia:

I love this man.

bitsofnostalgia:

I love this man.

(Source: affleck)

Jun 1 '13
allthenobodyppl:

Bowie’s Reality era clothing designs at the David Bowie Is exhibit in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Source: Stylebubble

allthenobodyppl:

Bowie’s Reality era clothing designs at the David Bowie Is exhibit in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Source: Stylebubble

May 31 '13
allthenobodyppl:

David Bowie Is exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Concept art for the Saturday Night Live outfit Bowie wore during his duet of “The Man Who Sold The World” with Klaus Nomi.
Transcript of Bowie’s notes:

“The man who sold the world
sleeves real materialtramp-like-but onlymono - chrome tone chrome(black & white & grey!!!)
maybe im wrong about color?what do you think
access into andout of to be easy,(back - door gate?)”

Source: Stylebubble

allthenobodyppl:

David Bowie Is exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Concept art for the Saturday Night Live outfit Bowie wore during his duet of “The Man Who Sold The World” with Klaus Nomi.

Transcript of Bowie’s notes:

“The man who sold the world

sleeves real material
tramp-like-but only
mono - chrome tone chrome
(black & white & grey!!!)

maybe im wrong about color?
what do you think

access into and
out of to be easy,
(back - door gate?)”

Source: Stylebubble

May 30 '13
allthenobodyppl:

Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes storyboard at the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Source: Stylebubble

allthenobodyppl:

Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes storyboard at the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Source: Stylebubble