Bass player and vocalist Gail Ann Dorsey and producer, arranger Tony Visconti posted status updates on Facebook yesterday as David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ officially hit the streets. Both Dorsey and Visconti who have partnered with Bowie for numerous records and tours had this to say about the release. Read the rest of this entry »
On January 8th 2013 while celebrating 25 years of creating under the guise of Weird and Gilly our well planned day took a drastic turn after signing on to the web before venturing out for our traditional festive dinner at Luigi’s in Akron, Ohio. SURPRISE!! Word had it: David Bowie had launched a brand new single for his 66th birthday and as music’s best kept secret went viral; we tuned in with the rest of the world, jaws dropped firmly on the ground. Read the rest of this entry »
Luv on ya,
Weird and Gilly 2013
David Bowie turns 65 today and we wish him a very happy birthday and a year full of life’s richest blessings. Weird and Gilly celebrate a 24th Anniversary today. 24 years of creating together. We’ve been listening together and laughing together a lot longer than that but that’s another story. Until we can tell it, crank it up and “let yourself go.” Cheers to the person that created this graphic – (unknown) and a much larger cheer to YOU.
Now, go CELEBRATE!!!
David Bowie 1973 ‘Top Of The Pops’ anyone? So ~ like you, we kept hearing about the possible T.O.T. P. ‘Jean Genie broadcast on Dec. 21, 2011 but just about the time we settled with the notion of having to wait, BBC2 aired it as part of their Christmas special. Almost immediately, posting after posting started to appear on youTube and it felt like the entire planet was tuning in.
Bowie and The Spiders From Mars are caught here, in their absolute prime and the delivery of this video, 38 years later and the week of Christmas ~ kicked our spirits into overdrive. Read part 1 of the story here and the follow up here for the complete story but the video you’ll find posted below. Lean back and get ready to time-travel: UK 1973. “Let Yourself Go!!”
Watch David Bowie and The Spiders Perform Jean Genie
What a fabulous year!! Less postings than ever but that’s because we’ve been rocking out, traveling, working new jobs, hanging out with family, making new friends, seeing old friends and overall, Weird and Gilly have been ”jammin’ good” the entire year. Thank God for good folks like yourself who pop in and keep us going, we couldn’t do this without you. So, as one eye looks back fondly, the other one is focused on the future and we anticipate a bright and glamorous 2012 – together. Wishing all of you the absolute best year of your lives!!!
Last month David Bowie’s unreleased (2002) album TOY leaked on the web. Consisting of his old songs re-imagined and re-recorded, it’s long been anticipated by fans.
The recording of TOY can be found at: http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=732
Weeks later the TOY buzz continues as this cute lil’ finger puppet has just arrived in our mailbox. We’re uncertain of who created this number but we’d like to thank Sean ‘Masslayer’ Doherty in Boston for this great surprise! Click here for a PDF file that will instruct you how to make your very own David Bowie TOY! david_bowie
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