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Hard News: Bowie for the BDO?

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  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Bowie's been rumoured for the BDO so many times that I am not holding my breath especially as he's done little to no performing since his heart-attack in '04.

    Would be fabulous but...

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Jose Barbosa,

    "The song was inspired by an episode in which Iggy Pop, during a drug-fuelled period at Bowie’s LA home, hallucinated and believed that the television set was swallowing his girlfriend." via wikipedia

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    couldn't find a proper clip, but this will have to...some bloke presents Crash Course in Science presenting Kitchen Motors...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Lyth,

    The Cheeky Pipi, Island Bay is my venue d'annee. Special for us, but you might want to recce to check it meets the Brown requirement.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 458 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    If DB did headline at the BDO, I may just very well be tempted into going.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • JoJo,

    Re: Wellington restaurants - I recommend Floriditas, in Cuba Street. Fabulous food, reasonable prices, good staff. Can get a bit noisy, with polished wooden floors, but that's my only gripe.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 95 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    where should I take my mum for lunch in Wellington tomorrow? I'm thinking: special without being overbearingly flash.

    I'll be taking my Dad to Sweet Mother's Kitchen for lunch tomorrow for those reasons. He also wants me to take him to Watusi (he found their MySpace page, bless him), so we'll be there on Saturday night after WOW.

    Also good: Floriditas, Duke Carvell's and Scopa

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I'm curious, now: what was on their list? 'Computer Games'? 'Are Friends Electric?' 'Autobahn'? (Actually, half of Kraftwerk's catalogue?) 'Video Killed the Radio Star'?

    If David Bowie comes to the BDO there's going to be one pretty damn pregnant person at it...

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Easterbrook,

    Sonic Youth - Washing Machine

    Noisy Friday!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 264 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    But while I have your hardy attention: where should I take my mum for lunch in Wellington tomorrow? I'm thinking: special without being overbearingly flash.

    My go to Mum restaurant is Floriditas.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    I'll second Floriditas.
    Cafe L'Affare, opposite Moore Wilsons, is pretty unbeatable for Wellington ambience. Could be a little hectic for a civilised lunch with mother tho.
    And Nikau cafe in the city gallery has apparently just reopened. Their kedgeree is worth a major detour.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 828 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    I'll be taking my Dad to Sweet Mother's Kitchen for lunch tomorrow for those reasons.

    Please have some curly fries on my behalf.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I recently had dinner with my parents at Floriditas. Superb parent-friendly food, but holy crap, it can get noisy in there with all the hard surfaces. I've enjoyed parental nomz at Sweet Mother's Kitchen, but that's a bit more of an informal eatery.

    Also:

    My darling and I take off in a few hours to enjoy a weekend in Wellington attending the World of Wearable Art Awards

    OMG, me too, etc. In fact, I'll be there with Miss Kowhai and Miss Johubris. It's going to be good.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Oh, Eric B. and Rakim, 'Microphone Fiend'; Blondie's 'Hanging on the Telephone'; Bowie's 'Always Crashing in the Same Car', that incredibly obscure band's 'Happiness is a Warm Gun'... if I YouTube clipped everything I'm thinking of this thread could get unwieldy pretty quickly.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    I'm not going to post a link, but the best song about technology ever is clearly every track on Computer World.

    Also +1 Floriditas - nice crockery too.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    For the Germanically-impaired, "Alle zusammen" means "all together". And Klebstoff is aus Deutsch for glue.
    That's very good. No sense of humour indeed.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Rose Royce, 'Car Wash'! Erm, The Doobie Brothers, 'Long Train Runnin''. John Denver's 'Leaving on Jet Plane'. Golden Earring's 'Radar Love' (sort of). C. W. McCall's 'Convoy'.

    (Oh my lord, the train and car songs. I think if you started doing all kinds of transport technology you'd be here for an immensely long time.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Eddie Clark,

    another +1 for floriditas. Or, slightly less flash but also awesome, and my regular brunch haunt, Roxy (which is opposite logan brown).

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 273 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    I nominate the Peptides cover of Peter Shilling's "Major Tom", which has a space capsule.

    http://www.thepeptides.com/pg_musik.php?demo=5

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Walls,

    Volcano by POTUSA...

    YouTube

    ("Embedding disabled by request"... Thanks, Sony)

    Brisvegas/Melbourne • Since May 2007 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Public Servant on a tea-break.,

    “Would you like David Bowie headlining the Big Day Out next year?”

    Will he be singing the Concords' ‘Bowie'?

    That would be quite an incentive to get along.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 67 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    And Nikau cafe in the city gallery has apparently just reopened.

    If you can ever get in. I thought the service at Floriditas was marvellous and it wasn't that noisy for me. Maranui (sob) was crazy bustling loud, moreso that L'Affare which seemed a bit busy and dark for a parental venue but damn fine otherwise. Wellingtonistas will know more, I'm sure. Island Bay sounds interesting.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I think we can assume Lily Allen will not be performing. Well, not musically anyway.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    I think we can assume Lily Allen will not be performing. Well, not musically anyway.

    From the article: "I finish up my dates in March..." BDO is in January, so an on-stage appearance from Lily is entirely on the cards even with her announced departure from music.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    another +1 for floriditas. Or, slightly less flash but also awesome, and my regular brunch haunt, Roxy (which is opposite logan brown).

    I'm clearly going to have to check out Floriditas. Roxy is pretty good.If you go to Scopa, try the hot chocolate.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1165 posts Report Reply

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