History Trivia / DavidBowie

9th Mar '18 10:04:57 PM thelivingtoad
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** Bowie himself is called "The Dame" in the British music press. This dates back to TheEighties and the height of his mainstream success, and was initially used as a putdown (according to journalist Charles Sharr Murray). Likely inspired by the "Dame" character in British {{Pantomime}}, who is a comic old woman played by a beloved, famous LargeHam male performer in drag.

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** Bowie himself is called "The Dame" in the British music press. This dates back to TheEighties and the height of his mainstream success, and was initially used as a putdown (according to journalist Charles Sharr Murray). Likely inspired by the "Dame" character in British {{Pantomime}}, who is a comic old woman played by a beloved, famous LargeHam male performer in drag. The name of [[https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/ Pushing Ahead of the Dame]], the blog run by music critic Chris O'Leary that features in-depth essays on every song Bowie ever recorded, is a pun on both this nickname and a line from "Queen Bitch".
9th Mar '18 9:52:08 PM thelivingtoad
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** Bowie had long teased writing an autobiography, and apparently made several attempts throughout his career. One such project was ''David Bowie: Object'', in which he would have told his life story through 50 objects. The project ultimately fell through, but found a spiritual successor in the ''David Bowie Is...'' exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Bowie was not involved with that project, but did allow its curators access to his extensive personal archives, and apparently most of the items that Bowie had set aside for ''Object'' wound up being selected for the exhibit.

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** Bowie had long teased writing an autobiography, and apparently made several attempts throughout his career. One such project was ''David Bowie: Object'', in which he would have told his life story through 50 100 objects. The project ultimately fell through, but found a spiritual successor in the ''David Bowie Is...'' exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Bowie was not involved with that project, but did allow its curators access to his extensive personal archives, and apparently most of the items that Bowie had set aside for ''Object'' wound up being selected for the exhibit.
9th Mar '18 9:28:03 PM thelivingtoad
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** Music/ThePixies were enormous Bowie fans, and then he covered their song "Cactus" on ''Heathen.''

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** Music/ThePixies were enormous Bowie fans, and then he loved them right back; He gushed about how much he liked the band in interviews in the late 1980s, covered their song "Debaser" while in Tin Machine and recorded a cover of "Cactus" on for ''Heathen.''
9th Mar '18 9:22:32 PM thelivingtoad
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** A mutual instance for Music/TVOnTheRadio; Bowie was one of the band's earliest boosters, having falling in love with their 2003 ''Young Liars'' EP, which had been passed along to him by a mutual friend. Bowie took to the band, gave them advice on the mixing for their debut album ''Desperate Youths, Blood Thirsty Babes'' and appeared as a backing vocalist on their 2006 single "Province". Dave Sitek, the band's guitarist and producer, once quipped about his appearance on "Province" that "I never expected to be in a situation where I知 at a mixing board asking David Bowie to enunciate a consonant."

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** A mutual instance for Music/TVOnTheRadio; Bowie was one of the band's earliest boosters, having falling fallen in love with their 2003 ''Young Liars'' EP, which had been passed along to him by a mutual friend. Bowie took to the band, gave them advice on the mixing for their debut album ''Desperate Youths, Blood Thirsty Babes'' and appeared as a backing vocalist on their 2006 single "Province". Dave Sitek, the band's guitarist and producer, once quipped about his appearance on "Province" that "I never expected to be in a situation where I知 at a mixing board asking David Bowie to enunciate a consonant."
9th Mar '18 9:21:09 PM thelivingtoad
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** Obviously [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]], Bowie being Reznor's idol, and the two of them toured in 1995.

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** Obviously [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]], Bowie being Reznor's idol, and the two of them toured in 1995. Reznor even [[https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/trent-reznor-recalls-how-david-bowie-helped-him-get-sober-20160126 credited Bowie]] with inspiring him to get sober.
9th Mar '18 9:19:28 PM thelivingtoad
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** A mutual instance for Music/TVOnTheRadio; Bowie was one of the band's earliest boosters, having falling in love with their 2003 ''Young Liars'' EP, which had been passed along to him by a mutual friend. Bowie took to the band, gave them advice on the mixing for their debut album ''Desperate Youths, Blood Thirsty Babes'' and appeared as a backing vocalist on their single 2006 single "Province". Dave Sitek, the band's guitarist and producer, once quipped about his appearance on "Province" that "I never expected to be in a situation where I知 at a mixing board asking David Bowie to enunciate a consonant."

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** A mutual instance for Music/TVOnTheRadio; Bowie was one of the band's earliest boosters, having falling in love with their 2003 ''Young Liars'' EP, which had been passed along to him by a mutual friend. Bowie took to the band, gave them advice on the mixing for their debut album ''Desperate Youths, Blood Thirsty Babes'' and appeared as a backing vocalist on their single 2006 single "Province". Dave Sitek, the band's guitarist and producer, once quipped about his appearance on "Province" that "I never expected to be in a situation where I知 at a mixing board asking David Bowie to enunciate a consonant."
9th Mar '18 9:19:05 PM thelivingtoad
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** A mutual instance for Music/TVOnTheRadio; Bowie was one of the band's earliest boosters, having falling in love with their 2003 ''Young Liars'' EP, which had been passed along to him by a mutual friend. Bowie took to the band, gave them advice on the mixing for their debut album ''Desperate Youths, Blood Thirsty Babes'' and appeared as a backing vocalist on their single 2006 single "Province". Dave Sitek, the band's guitarist and producer, once quipped about his appearance on "Province" that "I never expected to be in a situation where I知 at a mixing board asking David Bowie to enunciate a consonant."
14th Dec '17 10:10:07 PM danlansdowne
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** In an inversion, he performed on Bing Crosby's last Christmas special partly because his mother was a fan.
19th Nov '17 4:21:37 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** Obviously [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]], Bowie being Reznor's idol, and the two of them toured in 1995.
4th Nov '17 1:45:22 PM teenalphabro
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* BigNameFan: He launched the solo careers of Music/LouReed and Musio/IggyPop.

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* BigNameFan: He launched the solo careers of Music/LouReed and Musio/IggyPop.Music/IggyPop.
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