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10 of the strangest star cameos in video games

Rami Malek’s slasher horror, Bowie as a cyberpunk hacker, streetfighting Carmen Electra, and John Hurt down and dirty … improbable roles for A-listersIt’s no longer unusual to see big-name actors in video game roles – and usually it works out fine. Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls, Kristen Bell in Assassin’s Creed and Charles Dance in Witcher 3 were all perfectly cast, bringing their talent and star quality to fitting roles, and featured prominently in those games’ promotion. But sometimes, famou...
Tags: Games, Celebrity, Culture, Retro games, Life and style, Rami Malek, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, Peter Dinklage, Christopher Lloyd, John Hurt, David Bowie, Bruce Willis, Gary Coleman, Tim Curry, Film


Two Years Later, the PXG Effect Continues to Spread

We’re coming up on three years since MyGolfSpy coined the phrase The PXG Effect as an attempt to encapsulate the upstart brands’ impact on the golf industry. Admittedly, part prognostication and part evidentiary sampling, it certainly appears a paradigm is shifting. It’s been nearly four years since the company launched, and somewhere between accident and intention, PXG has become a different type of family business while altering the standards by which the industry evaluates golf luxury. It’s n...
Tags: Japan, US, Sport, Star, Chicago, Marine, Pga, Golf, Pga Tour, David Bowie, Korea, Marine Corps, Marines, Vietnam, Johnson, Sarah Silverman


'Ashes to Ashes' Is the Second Half of Chris O’Leary’s Deep Dive into all Things Bowie

For those who have ever wondered if a blog can become a book, Chris O'Leary would respond with a hearty yes: his blog, Pushing Ahead of the Dame yielded two books. The current edition, Ashes to Ashes, begins in 1976, as David Bowie and Iggy Pop are planning to escape the dregs of life in Los Angeles and set up shop in Berlin. O'Leary adds a quick note to bring the reader up to date, had they missed his first volume, Rebel Rebel (Zero Books, 2015) covering Bowie's creative work from 1964 to 1976....
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Berlin, America, Los Angeles, Experimental, Book Review, Pop, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Electronic, Blackstar, Repeater, Simon


Ten year old son of the late, great drummer, Dennis Davis, interviews Tony Visconti about his father's work with Bowie

This is so wonderful. Hikaru Davis is the son of the late session drummer, Dennis Davis, who died in 2016. Among many others, Davis played with Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Roy Ayers, and Iggy Pop. But he is most famously remembered as one of David Bowie's drummers, playing on Bowie's 70s records, from Young Americans to Scary Monsters. When Davis died, his son, then ten (now 13) decided that he wanted to know more about his father and what made him a great drummer by interviewing friends and ...
Tags: Post, Music, News, New York City, David Bowie, Davis, Documentaries, Dad, Rolling Stone Magazine, Bowie, Tony Visconti, Tony, Visconti, Hikaru, Dennis Davis, Hikaru Davis


A 'Hairy Blue Spider' on Mars Is One of the Cool New Scenes Captured by European Orbiter

Sadly, David Bowie was wrong about spiders on Mars, despite this exciting new image of what appears to a gigantic blue tarantula on the Martian surface. In reality, the false-color picture shows a series of trails produced by Martian dust devils. The photo is one of many captured by Europe’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter,…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, David Bowie, Space Exploration, Mars, ExoMars, Planetary Science, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter


Jordan A. Rothacker's Playlist for His Story Collection "Gristle"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jordan A. Rothacker's collection Gristle is filled with stories varied in style but similar in their empathetic characters and Thoracker's strong storytelling voice. In his own wo...
Tags: Music, California, Georgia, Spain, Pink Floyd, David, Paris, David Bowie, Ohio, Miles Davis, Jordan, Bjork, Woody Allen, Joni Mitchell, Giants, Nina Simone


Save the ARC, the largest popular music library in the United States

New York City's ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) is a cultural treasure packed with actual treasures. Inside the walls of this not-for-profit private research library in TriBeCa are 3 million physical audio recordings, many on vinyl records. The ARC's founder, Bob George, is also a cultural treasure -- warm, obsessive, kind, committed, and a walking encyclopedia of popular music -- from obscure folk to the avant-garde. In recent years, Bob's been working closely with the Internet Archive to d...
Tags: Post, Music, New York, News, New York City, Tom Hanks, United States, Records, Italy, Libraries, David Bowie, Bob, Keith Richards, Collections, Keith Haring, Martin Scorsese


LGBTQ Brooklyn – A Gay Guy’s Weekend Guide to Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Promenade has some of the best views of Manhattan With over two million people living in the borough, Brooklyn is New York City’s most populated part of the city—but strangely, a lot of visitors and many Manhattanites don’t know much about it. Brooklyn’s big culture and attitude is reflected in its diversity of people, cuisine, and even languages. Many of the distinct Brooklyn neighborhoods are recognized as ethnic enclaves, hubs of a particular culture. Brooklyn is easi...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Berlin, New York City, Brooklyn, David Bowie, Manhattan, Bill, Brooklyn Bridge, Commonwealth, Joe, Central Park, Bushwick, Gay Travel, Williamsburg, Prospect Heights


The Best Celebrity Hair Changes Of 2019 — So Far

Back in the day, mood rings were our way of expressing how we really felt. Now, switching up our hair is how we outwardly display what's going on inside (although we wouldn't turn down rocking an adult mood ring, TBH). If we're going through a stressful phase, it's all ponytails and grease-disguising headbands. If we're trying to bring sunshine into our lives, we make an appointment for highlights. And if we need a complete revamp, a transformative cut is on the to-do list.Clearly our favorite ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Kerry Washington, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Kristen Bell, Karlie Kloss, Jamie Lee Curtis, Natalie Portman, Vanity Fair, Ryan Adams, Julianne Hough, Emilia Clarke, Hilary Duff, Halsey


'First' demo tape of David Bowie's 'Starman' up for auction

David Bowie devotees will have a chance to pick up a rare demo tape featuring what is believed to be the first recording of "Starman."
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Listen to the first demo of David Bowie's Starman

The tape was packed away and "totally forgotten about" for almost 50 years, says its owner.
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Music Sync Roundup: Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, Robert Plant’s Green Book Soundtrack Role and More

This month's overview of the world of music sync by Emma Griffiths of Synchtank journeys from 2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards to Robert Plant’s role In Green Book soundtrack and far beyond. ______________________________ By Emma Griffiths of Synchtank Film and TV 2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Complete Winners List (Billboard) Music drama A Star Is Born was a big winner of the night, taking home the awards for best music supervision for a film budgeted o...
Tags: Google, Music, Japan, UK, New York, Los Angeles, Unilever, Netflix, Ariana Grande, Bradley Cooper, Nbcuniversal, David Bowie, Alfonso Cuarón, Ikea, Heineken, Angelina Jolie


This Week in Photography Books: Nick St. Oegger

  Sometimes, I feel like an armchair Tony Bourdain. (Minus the depression, thankfully.) I still have a hard time thinking about Tony, as his death both hit me hard, and exposed the power of his through-the-camera-charm. When Tony killed himself, there was an outpouring of global grief that I’ve seen very few times. It was big when Pope John Paul died. Sure. And David Bowie. People got really upset about that one. But even a President like Ronald Fucking Reagan made barely a blip, when he finally...
Tags: Europe, Photography, California, America, Eu, Reagan, Ireland, David Bowie, Slovenia, Patagonia, Albania, NICK, Photography Books, Adriatic, Yugoslavia, Tony


Stylophone business card

Master maker Tim Jacobs created a fantastic business card that's actually a Stylophone synthesizer complete with MIDI capabilities. It's based on the original 1967 Dübreq Stylophone, a small synthesizer played by touching a built-in stylus to the metal keyboard. The Stylophone was famously used on David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and Kraftwerk's "Pocket Calculator." From Jacobs' project page about his StyloCard that ended up costing a bit more than $3 each: Printed Circuit Boards as a business...
Tags: Video, News, Makers, David Bowie, Projects, Business Cards, Kraftwerk, Musical instruments, Synthesizers, Jacobs, PCB, Tim Jacobs, Printed Circuit Boards


Dizzy Heights #53: Gold

This show was originally going to be about shiny things. I thought of precious metals, and then opened things up to include any gem that would be included in jewelry. Gold, silver, rubies, diamonds, all that stuff.   And then I wound up selecting ‘gold’ song after ‘gold’ song, skipping every ‘silver’ song I had. At that point, it seemed silly to play a bunch of ‘gold’ songs, and then ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ and ‘Ruby.’ So I narrowed the focus to just gold. And as it turned out, I had more than eno...
Tags: Podcast, Music, America, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Kinks, Panic At The Disco, Mott The Hoople, Fitz & The Tantrums, John Stewart, Mott, INXS, Dada, Goldfrapp, Icehouse, Spandau Ballet


Our Favorite Moments From Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Chanel Show

On February 19, Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris at the age of 85. The industry legend had been ill for several weeks and was absent for two of Chanel's haute couture shows in Paris last month.Anna Wintour described the loss, saying: “Today the world lost a giant among men. Karl was so much more than our greatest and most prolific designer — his creative genius was breathtaking and to be his friend was an exceptional gift. Karl was brilliant, he was wicked, he was funny, he was generous beyond mea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Atlanta, Thom Browne, Gigi, Paris, David Bowie, Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Penélope Cruz, Anna Wintour, Kristen Stewart, Vogue Italia, Naomi Campbell


Dara ‘Why Do I Think Of You?”

Nashville based Dara releases the track Why Do I Only Think Of You?  It has a nineties indie vibe and it gets catchier and catchier after a couple of listens. It’s the third release off her forthcoming EP! and is the follow-up to my personal favorite “Don’t Wanna Cry“. Before moving to Nashville, the 22 year old spent some time crafting her sound working with music producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton). Her latest tracks are a bit of a departure of her earlier work in that ...
Tags: Music, The Strokes, David Bowie, Nashville, Arctic Monkeys, Buzz Artists, Chris Stapleton, Don, Dara, Dara Dave Cobb, Dara Don't Wanna Cry, Dara Why Do I Only Think of You, Dave Cobb Sturgill Simpson


Elon Musk sent a $100K Tesla Roadster to space a year ago. It has now traveled farther than any other car in history.

In February of 2018, Elon Musk launched his $100,000 into space on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. The Roadster is still on an elliptical path around the Sun. In November of 2018, the convertible made its way past Mars and will likely fly by Venus and Mercury, too. The car is too far away to see, even with the aid of a telescope. But researchers discovered that in 2091, the Roadster will likely pass close enough to Earth that we’ll be able to see it through a powerful telescope, like the P...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, David Bowie, Mars, University of Toronto, Venus, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Tesla Roadster, Ben Pearson, Pan STARRS


Alex DiFrancesco's Playlist for Their Essay Collection "Psychopomps"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Alex Difrancesco's Psychopomps is an incisive and important essay collection. Mary Adkins wrote of the book: "Alex addresses questions many of us aren’t brave enough to ask—about ...
Tags: Music, Mexico, New York City, Tom Waits, David, New Jersey, David Bowie, Willie Nelson, Ohio, Alex, Leonard Cohen, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Townes Van Zandt, Josh Ritter, Atomic Books Comics Preview


So Many Celebrities Made Big Hair Changes Before The Oscars

Back in the day, mood rings were our way of expressing how we really felt. Now, switching up our hair is how we outwardly display what's going on inside (although we wouldn't turn down rocking an adult mood ring, TBH). If we're going through a stressful phase, it's all ponytails and grease-disguising headbands. If we're trying to bring sunshine into our lives, we make an appointment for highlights. And if we need a complete revamp, a transformative cut is on the to-do list.Clearly our favorite ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kerry Washington, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Karlie Kloss, Jamie Lee Curtis, Natalie Portman, Vanity Fair, Julianne Hough, Emilia Clarke, Hilary Duff, Halsey, Rowan Blanchard, Sandra, Charlize Theron


Lady Gaga's Oscars Updo Was Inspired By A Hollywood Icon

When it comes to paying homage to the Hollywood icons that have come before her, Lady Gaga is a pro. Two years ago, she paid tribute to David Bowie on the Grammy Awards red carpet with an orange wig and glittery blue eyeshadow. Then, she did it again at this year's Golden Globes, where she arrived in a periwinkle gown meant to honor the late actress Judy Garland (who played the leading lady in the 1954 A Star Is Born movie). And at last night's Academy Awards, Gaga did it yet again. This time, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Keystone, Golden Globes, Audrey Hepburn, Alexander Mcqueen, Gaga, Judy Garland, Tiffany, Tiffany Co, Hepburn, Holly Golightly, Hollywood Icon


There are no aliens… at least officially

“There are no aliens, officially, at least….” Elon Musk, writing on his Twitter account, is one of a number of smart technopreneurs who considers that if there is extraterrestrial life, it would most likely already be observing us, and, it will be technological. Artist and singer David Bowie came to a similar conclusion years ago, stating that the internet is an alien life form, and technology is not something we just use, but something with which we are intricately connected. Philosopher Susan ...
Tags: Books, Elon Musk, Technology, Featured, Nasa, Mit, David Bowie, Aliens, Silicon Valley, Extraterrestrial Life, Musk, MIT Technology Review, Susan Schneider, Science & Medicine, Technopreneurs, Virk


David Bowie, Dave Grohl Projects Moving Forward After Live Nation Film Exec Firing (EXCLUSIVE)

Several high-profile projects set up at Live Nation Productions are moving forward following the ouster of top executive Heather Parry — including a David Bowie IMAX experience and a TV series about the moms who raised rock stars. In her capacity as filmed content head, Parry was the music giant’s ambassador to Hollywood. She secured Live […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, David Bowie, Heather Parry, Parry, Noah Cyrus, Live Nation Entertainment, David Bowie Dave Grohl


David Bowie, Dave Grohl Projects in Limbo After Live Nation Film Exec Firing (EXCLUSIVE)

The ouster of Heather Parry from the top filmed content job at Live Nation Productions leaves several high-profile projects in limbo — including a David Bowie IMAX experience and a TV series about the moms who raised rock stars. In her capacity as filmed content head, Parry was the music giant’s ambassador to Hollywood. She […]
Tags: News, David Bowie, Heather Parry, Parry, Noah Cyrus, Live Nation Entertainment, Live Nation Productions, David Bowie Dave Grohl


'Half a Million Strong' Studies the Intersection of Crowds and Power at Rock Festivals

None As a rock music critic who attended countless concerts and festivals and published in Salon, Entertainment Weekly, and elsewhere between 1981 and 2003, Gina Arnold could have written a behind-the-scenes memoir about the music scene. Instead, she wrote Half a Million Strong: Crowds and Power from Woodstock to Coachella, a bracing study of music festivals, their audiences, and the cultural myths that surround them. The real conditions of the rock festival are not pretty, yet rock festivals s...
Tags: Music, Review, US, Barack Obama, Book Review, Mtv, Sociology, David Bowie, Michigan, Coachella, Music History, Arnold, Woodstock, Richie Havens, Colin Mcguire, Lincoln Memorial


Johnnie Walker’s Rock Show extended at Radio 2

BBC Radio 2’s The Rock Show with Johnnie Walker has been extended to a year-round programme in the latest schedule update at the station. The show is currently presented by Huey Morgan but Johnnie will return to the station in the spring, produced by Liz Barnes for Wisebuddah, every Saturday night from 8-9pm. In other upcoming highlights at the station: Friday Night is Music Night features Michael Bolton in concert, celebrates David Bowie and comes live from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival Jame...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Tel Aviv, Radio, David Bowie, Cornwall, Graham, Chris Evans, Graham Norton, Music Radio, Ken, BBC Radio, Elaine Paige, Tel Aviv Israel, James Morrison


In 1999, David Bowie knew the internet would change the world

David Bowie was well known as a rock star, but somehow his other interests and accomplishments remain obscure. In this 1999 interview, he explains why he knows the internet is more than just a tool and why it was destined to change the world.He launched his own internet service provider in 1998, BowieNet. It ceased operations in 2006.When you think of the brilliant minds who understood what a game changer the internet was going to be back in the '90s, you probably don't think of David Bowie. Thi...
Tags: Music, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Journalism, Bbc, Computers, Jeremy Paxman, Innovation, David Bowie, Tony Blair, Bowie, BBC Newsnight, Paxman


This book offers a look at several generations of LA’s coolest figures

Tosh Berman was one of the first people I met when I moved to Los Angeles. We worked together at Book Soup in West Hollywood and at one point we carpooled together from Silver Lake. Or rather, I drove us since Tosh didn’t drive. Tosh seemed like a character out of a play, with his slicked-back hair, librarian glasses, striped shirts, and socks that made a statement, back before we had considered that socks on adult men could make a statement. Tosh’s shotgun small talk felt more like dialogue, no...
Tags: Books, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper, Volkswagen, Duran Duran, Southern California, Phil Spector, City Lights


Soboba Casino Resort is about to open, here’s how it’s honoring the past and looking ahead

A large, burgundy-colored Soboba Casino sign surrounded by light bulbs will greet visitors as they make their way to the luxe, new Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto. And while it will become a symbol for the new resort and a likely focal point for Instagram selfies, the sign itself is a link to the tribe’s past. The sign was atop the original Soboba Casino, which was built in 1995. “We felt we needed to keep a piece of our past to display and show visitors where we come from,” Soboba Tribal Co...
Tags: California, Washington, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Starbucks, Las Vegas, Pasadena, Riverside County, Highland, Southern California, Valley, Riverside, San Jacinto


This Week's Interesting Music Releases - February 15, 2019

Hayes Carll's What It Is and Ladytron's self-titled release are the two new albums I can recommend this week. Reissues include remastered editions of five David Bowie releases (Glass Spider, Let's Dance, Never Let Me Down, Serious Moonlight, Tonight). Two Japanese compilations are especially intriguing: Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973 and Kankyō Ongaku Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990. This week's interesting music release...
Tags: Music, India, David, David Bowie, Berkeley, Frank Zappa, Avril Lavigne, Hayes Carll, Tom Petty, Florida Georgia, Chaka Khan, Methyl Ethel, Hauschka, Yann Tiersen, Jon Fratelli, Brickbat Ryan Bingham