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Episode #304 Tuesday the 12th of January,2016 at 10pm in the JOY studios Melbourne Town. Sonja-The Squeamer-Hammer is joined by the wonderful,Bowie-Tastic Lauren Stardust :A Fantastic, Fun loving, Fanciful, Feminist!
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Together, only a day after the passing of icon David Bowie ,they pay Tribute to the artist, The Thin White Duke, the Messenger of Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes..the man of Sound and Vision who died suddenly on Monday the 10th of January 2016, just 2 days after the release of what was to be his ‘Requiem’ album and last album : Blackstar.

Below: Pixelated Art of David Bowie by Lukas Stobie.

Lukas Stobie's David Bowie Pixelated for Podcast

‘Bowie’s passing was announced in a statement on his official website that read: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.” The news was confirmed on Twitter by Bowie’s son, director Duncan Jones, who just finished the movie Warcraft.

Almost immediately after the news broke, social media became flooded with tributes to Bowie from everyone from Neil Gaiman to the Golden Globes’ host Ricky Gervais to “Weird Al” Yankovic. One of the most influential rock stars of his generation—or any generation—Bowie had just released his 28th album, Blackstar, earlier this month.’ From Wired, dated 11th Jan 2016.

Bowie R.I.P

From Rolling Stone article January 13,2016 :

‘About a week before his death, with Blackstar nearing release, David Bowie called his longtime friend and producer Tony Visconti via FaceTime, and told him he wanted to make one more album. In what turned out to have been the final weeks of his life, Bowie wrote and demo-ed five fresh songs, and was anxious to return to the studio one last time. Bowie had known since November that his cancer was terminal, according to Visconti, but if their final conversation was any indication, he had no idea he had so little time left. “At that late stage, he was planning the follow-up to Blackstar,” says Visconti.’

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Listen as Lauren and The Squeamer try to make sense of such a momentous loss to pop-culture and to music and to the whole world.

Below Photo of Lauren Stardust by artist Matt Hofmann. 

Lauren Blackstar

Goodbye Starman. We love you,and the world will never be the same,but at least we have such beautiful music that you made xx 

Starman by David Bowie:

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
Hed like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
Hes told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Brixton Boy

This podcast also contains and interview with Mr Michael Shanks creator and actor in a new TV series called ‘The Wizards of Aus’. Due for release on SBS 2 on Jan 19th.

‘From the warped comedic mind of writer/director/actor Michael Shanks (curator of popular You Tube channel Timtimfed), comes a brand new three-part Australian commissioned comedy series, The Wizards of Aus produced by LateNite Films.The series will air on SBS 2 over three nights starting Tuesday January 19, and follows Jack the Wizard (Shanks) as he becomes fed up with the Magical Realm’s obsession with large-scale fantasy warfare and decides to migrate to the sanest place he can think of – Melbourne’s Western suburbs.

After accidentally causing a magical catastrophe, Jack’s existence (and that of his fellow magical immigrants) is revealed to the Australian public.

Fearing a backlash against himself and his kind, Jack swears off using magic in a bid to better assimilate into human life. But fitting in is never going to be easy when people tend to get a bit ‘explode-y’ whenever you sneeze.

With dazzling visual effects and memorable guest appearances from Australian heavyweights including Guy Pearce, Bruce Spence, Mark Mitchell and Samuel Johnson (as the voice of Terry the Shark), The Wizards of Aus is an innovative twist on the fantasy genre that is both side-splittingly funny and a poignant metaphor for Australia’s current socio-political landscape.

To satiate those eager to see all of program in one sitting, the entire series will be available via SBS On Demand immediately following its premiere.

The innovative new Australian comedy The Wizards of Aus will air over three nights from Tuesday January 19 – Thursday 21 January 2016 at 8.30pm on SBS 2. The entire series will also be available early on SBS On Demand straight after the first episode airs.’

Below one of the last photos taken of David Bowie. R.I.P

Last Day With David Bowie

 

 

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