Post Tagged with: "David Bowie"

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Derek Boshier Conversation

The Derek Boshier Conversation

Derek, you were a key member of the early Pop Art movement in the UK. That must have been an exciting time to be a young artist at the Royal College of Art? The Royal College of Art class of 1959 – 62 was perhaps to do with being at […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The China Crisis Conversation

The China Crisis Conversation

China Crisis are currently on tour around the UK and Ireland, including dates in New York, where you will be performing the entire album: Flaunt The Imperfection live, plus other hits. The album was released in 1985 and produced by the late, great Steely Dan co-founder, Walter Becker. Why did you […]

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Conversations

Clifford Slapper and David Bowie together at the piano on the set of ‘Extras’. © RayBurmiston

The Clifford Slapper Conversation

  Cliff, at what age did you begin to play the piano, and who or what were the influences which led you to learn it? When I was aged about six, my parents bought me a toy piano. It was the one toy I kept going back to, so they […]

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Conversations

The Mike Garson Conversation

The Mike Garson Conversation

“It is pointless to talk about his ability as a pianist. He is exceptional. However, there are very, very few musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking necessary to hurl themselves into experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time. Mike […]

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Travel

The Hotel Dylan – Woodstock NY

The Hotel Dylan – Woodstock NY

Woodstock is of course most famous as the location of the iconic Music festival back in 1969. Except it never actually hosted it at all – the event was planned for there but eventually took place some 60 miles away at Yasgur’s Farm, near Bethel. What Woodstock has hosted, and […]

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Conversations

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

The Tim Mendelson Conversation

Tim, you were Ms. Taylor’s Executive Assistant for more than twenty years, what a great honour that must have been for you. Can you tell us a little about how this role came about, and how you were first introduced to each other? Working for Dame Elizabeth for all those […]

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Food, Health & Beauty, Travel

tibits Restaurant London

tibits Restaurant London

It is not that many  years ago a vegetarian option in a restaurant was just an salad or omelette and chips. We have come a long way since then, but it is still surprisingly hard to get good and varied vegetarian and vegan food. Most establishments will have a token […]

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Arts & Culture, Travel

Queen: The Studio Experience – Montreux, Switzerland

Queen: The Studio Experience – Montreux, Switzerland

One of the more unexpected attractions of the beautiful and historic lakeside town of Montreux, is making a visit to the original location of Mountain Studios. This legendary recording venue was actually owned by the band Queen between 1979 and 1993 and was the location for recording sessions for their last seven albums. […]

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Arts & Culture

Petite Noire - La Vie Est Belle

Best Album Art – Art Vinyl Awards 2015

One of the most unfortunate aspects of the decline of the album, and to some extents the CD, has been the loss of the potential space for sleeve artwork. With the rise of vinyl sales during the last century, the artistic potential of the sleeves was not lost on the […]

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Arts & Culture

Derek Boshier Rethink/Re-entry Flowers Gallery London

Derek Boshier Rethink/Re-entry Flowers Gallery London

Pop art is very much alive and kicking. The World Goes Pop is currently at the Tate following on the heels of Post Pop: East Meets West at the Saatchi Gallery, the BBC ran a recent series BBC Four Goes Pop, Allen Jones was at the Royal Academy and Richard Hamilton had a solo […]

by × October 19, 2015 × 1 comment

Arts & Culture, Books

Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson

Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson

“It is pointless to talk about his ability as a pianist. He is exceptional. However, there are very, very few musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking necessary to hurl themselves into experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time. Mike […]

by × January 3, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

“Okay at design and okay at business but exceptional at neither” – Paul Smith – Paul Smith’s modesty is refreshingly still intact more than 40 years after he made the above quote. Coming from a humble background in Nottingham (where he left school with no qualifications) to heading up one […]

by × December 1, 2013 × 0 comments