We are gorging ourselves on Bowie at Furillen this weekend. It’s been fun putting it all together – even during a horrendously busy week in RL – and I’d like to thank Rinnuendo for helping me to gather material and, in particular, to make the movies work. Without her help the show wouldn’t be so great.
The weekend-long event will start on Saturday morning, European time. Those visiting the sim will find …
Pictures: a slide show, ‘projected’ onto the building at the centre of the sim, will feature more than 200 images, some rare; in addition, there will be GIF boards set against the hotel, and elsewhere on Furillen.
Movies: we have 7 cinema screens set up, showing a range of material from music video compilations to documentaries, including some awesome live footage. Here’s what they will be showing, moving clockwise from the regular Furillen movie screen at the south of the sim.
- Main screen: a four-hour compilation of music videos.
- Screen 2: Sound & Vision: a one-hour documentary about Bowie’s career.
- Screen 3: videos from The Next Day, featuring The Stars Are Out Tonight, The Next Day, Love is Lost (Reich Remix), I’d Rather Be High (Venetian mix), and Valentine’s Day.
- Screen 4: Five Years of Bowie: a one-hour BBC documentary covering five crucial years early on in Bowie’s career.
- Screen 5: Best of Bowie: a ninety-minute compilation of music videos that was posted to Vimeo through Bowie’s own account.
- Screen 6: videos from Blackstar, featuring Blackstar, Lazarus and Sue (Or In A Season of Crime).
- Screen 7: Reality: a thirty-minute conceptual film that was made to accompany Bowie’s 2003 album of the same name.
Please refer to previous blog posts here and here in order to address any issues you may have trying to play the movies. What you absolutely need to do – and this applies to both Mac and PC users – is install QuickTime.
Music: there will be 26 of Bowie’s studio albums playing through the music stream on a random loop. These are:
- Space Oddity (1969)
- The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
- The World of David Bowie (1970)
- Hunky Dory (1971)
- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
- Alladin Sane (1973)
- Pin Ups (1973)
- Diamond Dogs (1974)
- Young Americans (1975)
- Station to Station (1976)
- Heroes (1977)
- Low (1977)
- Lodger (1979)
- Scary Monsters [and Super Creeps] (1980)
- Let’s Dance (1983)
- Tonight (1984)
- Never Let Me Down (1987)
- Tin Machine (1989)
- Black Tie White Noise (1993)
- Outside (1995)
- Earthling (1997)
- ‘hours …’ (1999)
- Heathen (2002)
- Reality (2003)
- The Next Day (2013)
- Blackstar (2016)
In addition, I will also be playing some of his individual albums – from beginning to end – at set times. If you want to request that a specific album gets played through during your visit, please feel free to ask. But those I plan to give special slots to include:
That’s it. I leave it up to all you to decorate the sim with your avatars, costumes and whatever else for the weekend.
Have a good time.
Because he most certainly did …