Ears around the world rang after reports of David Bowie’s supermodel wide, Iman, inadvertently hinting of a possible tour during an interview with a UK-based fashion magazine.
In Grazia, Imam is quoted as saying:
We have a 12 year old in school, so we are stuck, we can’t travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don’t know. We’ll have to go visit him, but we won’t be on tour with him because she’s in school.
Our 1/11 Revenge of the 80s show podcast/syndication edit is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we play David Bowie’s new track, “Where Are We Now?” Plus, music from Ultravox, Mental As Anything, Coati Mundi, Nikki and the Corvettes, Big Country, Kevin Rowland, The Beat and more.
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Ground-breaking musician David Bowie gives his fans a present on his 66th birthday: a new song.
“Where Are We Now?” is Bowie’s first new release since 2003’s Reality album. Bowie will also make his first new albumin ten years, The Next Day, available on March 8 in Australia (March 12 in the US). The single is available via various digital outlets and pre-orders for a deluxe version of The Next Day can be made on Bowie’s website.
The song is about a couple growing older together at a crossroads and wondering where they are in their lives together. It takes on a tone of sadness that borderlines a bit of indifference between the two as they reflect upon their relationship’s troubles. The video features Bowie and a woman as a fairly creepy Siamese teddy bear sitting on a couch with somber facial expressions amidst sobering imagery from a once-divided Berlin.
The Next Day will feature 14 new tracks plus three more in the deluxe edition. It is produced by Tony Visconti and will be distributed through Bowie’s record company imprint, Iso Records.
The podcast edit for our 7/29/11 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we celebrate MTV‘s 30th Birthday, we will classic tracks from some of the first artists whose videos aired on the station, including The Buggles, Nick Lowe, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, The Specials and Blotto plus a few MTV-inspired extras.
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This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will play new music from Josie Cotton and, to celebrate MTV’s 30th Birthday, we will classic tracks from some of the first artists whose videos aired on the station, including The Buggles, Nick Lowe, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, Blotto .
I recently took time to see the David Bowie: Artist exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) while in New York City on Thursday. The retrospective features several videos spanning Bowie’s entire career, live shows, his acting prowess and a look at his artistic roots and influences. The museum also screened a documentary on the singer/producer and offered younger fans a chance to catch him in “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” Bowie’s first starring role.
While at the sixth-floor exhibit, there were fans of all ages paying homage to one of the 20th century’s most dynamic and diverse artistic talents. While the early 80s videos brought back some memories, it was good to see his videos from the 1990s which were rarely seen in the U.S. Still, when looking back at Bowie’s early work, his pioneering video effects that may seem primitive to the digital age producers of today actually brought to life the idea of adding visual artistry to the music video — a strategy quickly adapted by select producers in the US and UK and eventually led to the golden age of music videos.
Overall, the exhibit is both enjoyable and intriguing as it gives the viewer a real look into Bowie’s full history and background as an artist and showcases his talents in everything from cabaret to painting to mime to cool suits.
The David Bowie: Artist exhibit will be at the Museum or Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle, NYC) through July 15th. Information on the event and admission can be found on the MAD website.
The podcast version of this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. The second hour features a conversation with Martha Davis of The Motels — the full, uncut version (the interview previously had to be edited to fit the live radio time constraints). Davis’ voice remains one of the most unique and recognizable in music history although she, surprisingly, never took formal lessons as a young woman.
This Friday, Revenge of the 80s will air its first Christmas Special, featuring classic holiday cheer from top new wave/alternative artists from the 1980s — the decade when even Santa wore thin ties and sunglasses with his suit.
Along with the standards from The Waitresses, The Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl), David Bowie (with Bing Crosby) and The Pretenders, we will also feature holiday tracks from The Dickies, The Alarm, Kate Bush and Timbuk 3 as well as some hard-to-find ones from Wall of Voodoo, Dread Zeppelin, Captain Sensible and the British mock-band Bad News.