Call it "Mission:Impostor" or "Liars' Nightclub" or whatever you want, but now the live-video "Telling Lies" event with David Bowie is all over except for the (replay) streaming. How did our contestants fare? According to real-time polling from the CompuServe Convention Center segment of the event, the live online audience was fooled for most of the conference, except for early on and right at the end: David Number Three (Psychotica's tuft-topped Patrick Briggs, doing a convincing turn) held the lead by as much as 35 percent. Credit Briggs' passing up wisecracks in favor of wisdom such as "Art imitates life and life imitates art, and being a multimedia fanatic, I think that it's the domino effect" we practice one and it immediately transcends into the next." That and his terse "no comment"-like answers, which of course we've come to expect from celebrities. Conferencegoers never really fell for guitarist Reeves Gabrels' Bowie Number Two, who went the wacky route with rejoinders like "His teeth were worse than mine" (the question: "What do you most remember about singing with Bing Crosby?").

Now that you know who the real David Bowie is, check out our Web video screen of shots from the event and read the conference transcript beneath. Why is he playing with other bands (like last summer's tour with Nine Inch Nails) and at festivals? What does the well-traveled rock star have in his wallet? Of what is he most afraid? Boxers or briefs? What do socks and longevity have in common? And what's with his right eye? The answers to these and many other questions await...   Chris Galvin



********** 9/11/96 9:46 PM  Forum CO

     : *SYSTEM*             | Switching to TELLING LIES with David Bowie
       Glenn                | % Room is moderated
                            | % Your moderator is [71333,3050] Glenn
                            | % The floor is now CLOSED
                            | Good evening. I'm Glenn Smith, your lovely 
                            | moderator. Joining us tonight we have three 
                            | David Bowies. Two in disguise. You be the jud
                            | ge: who's "Telling Lies"?
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Bob                  | When will the "Telling Lies" CD be available 
                            | in the U.S.?
       David Number 1       | Right now.
       David Number 2       | Lsast week.
       David Number 3       | December
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Christian            | What are the contents of you wallet right 
                            | now?  Please describe them.[from Indiana]
       David Number 1       | Because I'm an Englishman I don't have a 
                            | wallet. I just have a room key.
       David Number 2       | americn express, platinum card, three condoms 
                            | and two uhundrend 
                            | dollars.
       David Number 3       | Passport, a drivers license
                            | and no money.
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Anonymous            | David, do you lie?
       David Number 1       | Only if it can save the face of near and dear 
                            | friends.
       David Number 2       | O
                            | Only if it serves my purposes.
       David Number 3       | Yes but one must alwayspaythe price
       Brett                | r, you can change your vote at any time 
                            | during the chat, depending on the answers 
                            | given!     To enter your vote... just click 
                            | on the
                            |  "VOTE" button, and then register your vote.  
                            | This should be a really great event, and we 
                            | are happy to see so many of you Bowie Fans
                            |  here tonite!
                            | It is one of them Suzette!!!
                            | and you will need to guess which one.
                            | in order to vote, just click the "VOTE" 
                            | button, and then submit your vote....
                            | we will start this fantastic event in about 
                            | two minutes...
                            | the countdown is on.
                            | Now is your chance to vote!!!!  Is the real 
                            | David Bowie, number 1, number 2, or number 
                            | 3????   Just click VOTE and register.
                            | Remember, you can change your vote at any 
                            | time.... if you change your mind, just change 
                            | your vote!
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Rob                  | David, your're often five to seven years 
                            | ahead ofthe mainstream music industry.  Why 
                            | do so?
       David Number 2       | It is not that I'm five to seven months 
                            | ahead.  The rest of the world is 
                            | behind.
       David Number 3       | Well ists certainly nothing quite that 
                            | cerebral
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Jeff                 | What are you doing in New York?[from Oregon]
       David Number 1       | I've just an album with my band...
                            | On weekends I'm playing gigs.
       David Number 2       | goingto a lot of galleries, museums and 
                            | spending time with my wife.
       David Number 3       | well as well as myhouse overseas i frequently 
                            | like to take time
                            | to take in the environment
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Daniel               | Would  you describe the album you are 
                            | recordingat the moment as Rock and Roll's 
                            | answer toDuchamp or to Joseph Beuys?
       David Number 3       | its very stimulating
       David Number 1       |  It's a little more in the area of
                            | the Surf Buttholes
                            | than in the area of Beuys or Duchamp
       Brett                | Who is the REAL David Bowie????   Is it David 
                            | Bowie number 1???  or maybe it's David Bowie 
                            | number 2????  It could be David Bowie num
                            | ber 3????   To vote, just click the "VOTE" 
                            | button... you can change your vote at any 
                            | time.
       David Number 2       | i would say that it's more like duchamp which 
                            | would make it more like....
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Dara                 | Any truth in the rumour that one or more Tin 
                            | Machinesongs will be on the next 
                            | album?[from Ireland]
       David Number 3       | acually alot of it was inspired by a near and 
                            | dear friend 
       David Number 1       | There is some truth that one or
                            | more Tin Machine songs may be
                            | on the next album.
       David Number 2       | tin Machine?  I don't really remember that 
                            | band - tin Machine.
       David Number 3       | actually  yes but hunt and tony will not be 
                            | back withme
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Lars                 | David, what are you most afraid of?[from 
                            | Sweden]
       David Number 1       | Eleanor from Sweden.
       David Number 2       | FAilure.
       David Number 3       | The past
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Antoine              | Since you have been painting for such a long 
                            | time,do you plan to publish your works of 
                            | art anytime soon?
       David Number 1       | Uh...no. I just do the odd show and some of 
                            | them 
                            | are very odd indeed.
                            | I'm doing a show in Florence, Italy at the 
                            | moment.
       David Number 2       | Yes, I'm currently working on a coffee table 
                            | book.
       David Number 3       | actually im working currently on a 
                            | presentataion with Mark 
                            | Kastobi...lets just
       Question:            | From CZJ:
       Josie                | Dear David,
                            | Welcome to Compuserve,  they say 
                            | your recording a new album, when do you 
                            | expect to be finished?  And to you intend to 
                            | keep touring?
                            | Love Josie
       David Number 3       | call it a joint adventure
       David Number 1       | More joint than venture.
                            | We finish writing all the material in about 
                            | 12 days.
                            | Yes, we intend to keep on touring.
       David Number 2       | Um, I hope to have the album done by 
                            | February, as for touring, it really 
                            | doesn't hold much interest.
       Brett                | You still have time to vote..... Who do you 
                            | think the real David Bowie is???  Is it David 
                            | number 1?  David number 2?  or David numbe
                            | r 3?   Remember, you can change your vote at 
                            | any time by just clicking on the "VOTE" 
                            | button, and registering your new vote.
       David Number 3       | he album will be outin december and well tour 
                            | only if the moon
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Fiona and Graeme     | Hello David you've played a lot of festivals 
                            | recently do you enjoy doing them?
       David Number 3       | is right
       David Number 1       | I found they were probably some of the most 
                            | exhilirating gigs.
       David Number 2       | If you like     mud and bad food.
       David Number 3       | it reallydepends on thevenue and the 
                            | circumstances
       Question:            | From FAIRFAX, VA:
       Charlotte Smith      | Are you still painting?
                            | Has your art [2D] 
                            | ever been influenced by or reflective of your 
                            | music and visa versa?
                            | Would love to see an 
                            | exhibition of your art--any thoughts towards 
                            | that?
       David Number 1       | Yes, I'm still painting
                            | and I'm making more installations than I have
                            | in many years.
                            | I find that music and visual arts work in 
                            | tandem.
                            | They work very much hand in hand.
                            | I have my first major American show September.
       David Number 2       | Can you repeat the question?
                            | Not while I'm in the studio.
                            | Only when i was in Berlin.
       David Number 3       | uh  i havent painted in four month almost 
                            | exactly
                            | and pertaining to the second part of the 
                            | question
                            |  i htink art imitates life
                            | and life imitates art 
                            | and being amultimedia fanatic
                            | ithink that its the domino effect
                            | we practice one and it immediately
       Question:            | From ENCINITAS, CA:
       CyberChrist          | What drove you to narrate "peter and the 
                            | wolf?"
       David Number 3       | transcends into the next
                            | so....
       David Number 1       | The devil told me to do it.
       David Number 2       | What drove me?
                            | It was a town car because I really don't like 
                            | limousines.
       David Number 3       | madness...it was absolute bollocks!
       Question:            | From ANAHEIM, CA:
       Laura K              | How did you prepare to play Any Warhol in 
                            | Basquiat?  GOOD movie, by the way  Did you 
                            | know him personally?
       David Number 1       | I stopped thinking.
       David Number 2       | well, I don't dreally act.  I just do 
                            | impressions.  I put the wig on and it 
                            | was easy.
       Brett                | This is tougher than you thought it would be 
                            | , isn't it???  :-)   You can change your vote 
                            | for who you think the real David Bowie is
                            |  at any time... Just click on the "VOTE" 
                            | button, and change your vote as you change 
                            | your mind!!!
       David Number 3       | put a bad wig on and buried myself underground
                            | for three weeks and fermented
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Jeff                 | are you planning on doing any more work with 
                            | NIN?  And if so, when can we expect to hear 
                            | some of it?
       David Number 1       | We've been talking about working on
                            | some things around February of next year.
       David Number 2       | Trent and I have been talking about a 
                            | possible release
                            |  for february of nextyear.
       David Number 3       | Trent and i have been discussing it 
       Question:            | From CZL:
       william h. sokolic   | tell us about this internet song scheduled 
                            | for release, the one not available on radio 
                            | or in the record stores?
       David Number 3       | but theres been no time set
       David Number 1       | Um...there are three different mixes to be
                            | availble that you can download.
                            | None of these will be available in the record 
                            | shops.
       David Number 2       | What ws the queestion?
       David Number 1       | There's a fourth that will be available.
                            | in a completely different mix.
       David Number 2       | the title of it is telling lies.
       David Number 1       | on the album "Earthling."
       David Number 2       | I dont' think anything more needs to be said.
       David Number 1       | Due out sometime next year.
       David Number 3       | The title of it is Telling Lies and its two 
                            | songs that Ive done with 
       Question:            | From EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ:
       Thor                 | What actress would you most like to work with 
                            | or singer to do duet with?
       David Number 3       | brian Enoand also a live version that will be 
                            | able to be viewed
                            | through real audio technology
       David Number 1       | I don't like acting very much it wouldn't
                            | occur to me who I might act with.
                            | I don't particularly like singing, either.
                            | I like to go and look at Susan Sarandon.
       David Number 2       | I've decided to put my acitng career on hold.
       David Number 1       | I'd like to go and see Nina Simone.
       David Number 3       | I quite like acting ihavent given muchthough 
                            | as to who I would
                            | pair up with...but female singer wise..
       Question:            | From WEB:
       David                | Is it true that a 13 minute studio version 
                            | of"Scary Monsters" exists, with an extra 
                            | verse?[from Spain]
       David Number 3       | ithink Id like to do something withLena Lovich
       David Number 1       | I've got no knowledge of it but if you
                            | have one please send it through.
                            | I'll download it.
       David Number 2       | It's act8ally serveral extra verses and also 
                            | a vey long guitar solo.
       David Number 3       | Yesthere is one and um....
                            | its not  um....yes the answer is yes
       Question:            | From CZJ:
       Josie                | What is the reason you chose to do these 4 
                            | ballroom shows       Jo
       David Number 1       | Cause they're all within driving distance
                            | of New York so we can drive back and
                            | get into the studio.
       Brett                | Have you changed your mind about which one of 
                            | the three David's are the real one????   You 
                            | can change your vote at any time by click
                            | ing the "VOTE" button, and making a new 
                            | selection.
       David Number 2       | Well I've always liked balrooms.  I've always 
                            | liked Fred Astaire.  I 
                            | fugured this is one way to see those places I 
                            | alwysa wanted to see as a 
                            | child.
       David Number 3       | well i quite liked he intimacy of a small 
                            | room as most artists do
                            | so occasionally
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Sven                 | Is it true that you wrote "The Man Who Sold 
                            | The World"in 1967?  Or are you telling 
                            | lies?[from Sweden]
       David Number 3       | its nice to go back into a small room and 
                            | experienc that kind of 
                            | intimacy
       David Number 1       | that's true.
       David Number 2       | oddly enough it is true.
       David Number 3       | Go Ihave know Idea...it was 1996 for goodness 
                            | sakes.
       David Number 1       | It was all so long ago.
       Question:            | From CZO:
       ~~Funky Chicken~~    | would you like to work with any certain 
                            | established musicians in the near future?  If 
                            | so, whom?
       David Number 1       | Skinny Turkey replying:
       David Number 2       | Uh, yes I've actually, Ever since I ready 
                            | about sting's yoga practices.
       David Number 3       | No Im quite happydoing what im doing
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Mike                 | David, the early 80's saw you at your most 
                            | successful and your most commercial. How do 
                            | you view that period of your career now?
       David Number 3       | its quite difficult to project into the 
                            | future.
       David Number 1       | I look at it like this:
                            | --I'm making a face!--
                            | I'm not a particularly retrospective person.
                            | I live for today.
       David Number 2       | I'm afraid you're going to have to repeat 
                            | that.
                            | As my most successful and my most commercial.
       David Number 3       | Albums and film and even artwork are muchlike 
                            | taking a bubble 
                            | bath...
                            | once its taken...youleave it behind and move 
                            | on to the next 
                            | thing...dont even think about it.
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Mollypalooza         | What do you consider to be your greatest 
                            | triumph? Is it your art, your music, or 
                            | something more personal in nature? I enjoyed 
                            | seeing all the different facets of your 
                            | talent.
       Brett                | Is the real David Bowie, number 1, number 2, 
                            | or number 3??? You be the judge!  To enter 
                            | your vote, just click the "VOTE" button, and
       David Number 1       | Learning to shave without cutting myself.
       David Number 2       | Hmm?
                            | Um, probably changing the pattern of my 
                            | shaving.  I find that if I shave 
                            | up, I bleed a great deal more.
                            | And I'm only talking about my legs.
       David Number 3       | Im sorry could yourepeat the question?
                            | Um probablymy marriage.
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       DEBBIE LOETZ         | Do you have any other movies in the planning 
                            | or working stages ?
       David Number 1       | Um...a biography of God. I only have 
                            | a secondary role.
       David Number 2       | No, I've put any invovlement with film on 
                            | hold...as I said earlier.
       Brett                |  register your choice... you can change your 
                            | vote at any time if you change your mind!
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Peter                | Can you tell me exactly what happend to 
                            | yourright eye?[from the Netherlands]
       David Number 1       | Funnily enough, absolutely nothng.
       David Number 2       | My best friend socked me at an early age. 
       David Number 3       | im sorrywhat was the question
                            | uh...it was directlylinked toa lack of 
                            | oxygen...when I was in the 
                            | hospital when i was
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       phil -. swenson      | do you miss the ziggy day's ?
       David Number 3       | born
       David Number 1       |  Why did you kill Ziggy? 
                            | No.
                            | Fond memories.
       David Number 2       | I missthe outfits.
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Cynthia              | You have been quiet since the end of your 
                            | European tour.What are your current plans 
                            | and will you use the same band?[from Los 
                            | Angeles]
       David Number 3       | oh who knows they could re emerge at anytime
       David Number 1       | I'm terribly sorry. Repeat the question.
                            | As a European tour...
                            | Since we finished the tour we did four gigs 
                            | and I did the
                            | Andy Warhol movie and the show in Florence.
       David Number 2       | Cynthia I'm very sorry I haven't written.  
                            | I've been very busin in the studio,
       David Number 3       | being the workaholic that Iam I have no 
                            | immediate plans for touring
       Question:            | From COMPUSERVE REROUTED:
       Laurie               | Are you online at all anonymously?
       David Number 1       | Yes.
       David Number 2       | NO.
       David Number 3       | Constantly
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Johnny R             | The 1984 Floor Show woth Amanda Lear is 
                            | wonderful. Do you have any plans to work with 
                            | her again.
       David Number 1       | Um...no plans to work with her. I believe tht
                            | she now lives in Italy and
                            | married several Counts.
       David Number 2       | NO, that was the 70's.
       David Number 3       | It wasnt a particularly enjoyable period for 
                            | me...so
                            | I have noimmediate plans now
       Question:            | From ENCINITAS, CA:
       CyberChrist          | My favorite sci-fi movie is the the "Man Who 
                            | Fell To Earth"  Tell me a story about the 
                            | filming.
       David Number 1       | We had one location based on an American 
                            | Indian burial
                            | ground and I got very sick
                            | so we moved location.
       David Number 2       | Ididn't know it was science fiction.
       Question:            | From CAMBRIDGE, MA:
       Jonathan WYner       | given your varied personae and periods, how 
                            | difficult is it to design a set list? 
       David Number 3       | WEll there is a particularly naughty 
                            | storyconcerning Nancy Sponge
                            | and Matt the Hoopole
       David Number 1       | You'll have to tell me about that afterwards, 
                            | Number 3.
       David Number 3       | but i wont tell you about it
       David Number 1       | I find it invariably alters...
                            | sometimes inperceptably and sometimes
                            | quite dramatically. 
                            | A club audience wants something different.
       David Number 2       | Jonathan, once again.  Good job on the Rico 
                            | disk remix.
       Question:            | From KALAMAZOO, MI:
       Kate                 | What was the name of the artist who did the 
                            | Diamond Dogs Cover?
       David Number 3       | well Ifoung that I can be frequently very
                            | spontaneous
       David Number 1       | Guy Pillar
       David Number 2       | Guy Pillar.
       David Number 3       | Newt Smith
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       anthony j            | who does the voice for the laughing gnome 
       David Number 2       | Tony Visconti.
       David Number 1       | Gus 
       David Number 3       | Tony Sayles
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Antoine              | OUTSIDE focused on the ritualistic art murder 
                            | of ayoung girl.  You also said that OUTSIDE 
                            | wasmeant  to capture the feeling of what it 
                            | was like tobe alive in the year of 1995.  Do 
                            | you feel thatthe world is becoming more and 
                            | more likeOrwell's "1984" or Burgess' "A 
                            | Clockwork Orange"?
       David Number 1       | The two are entirely different
                            | premises. I think it's moving more and more
                            | away from anything Orwell had.
                            | I think Burgess was alittle bit more on the 
                            | money.
                            | But my conclusion is a little bit more 
                            | positive
                            | than those two gentlemen.
       David Number 2       | I would say i twas more like  A Clockwork 
                            | Orange.
       David Number 3       | well with the fall of eastern Europe, and 
                            | communism in general
       Brett                | Have you figured out who the real David Bowie 
                            | is????  You can change your vote if you 
                            | change your mind.
       Question:            | From ORLANDO, FL:
       Wart                 | You once guested on a Bing Crosby Christmas 
                            | special.  What do you remember about singing 
                            | with him?
       David Number 3       | id definately  have tosay its moving toward 
                            | 1984...
       David Number 1       | That I wished we'd done the
                            | Laughing Gnome.
       David Number 2       | His teeth were worse than mine.
       Question:            | From DJN:
       aidan m. vickery     | What are the plans, if any, for Tin Machine
       David Number 3       | That he was reallyevil towards children
       David Number 1       | I'd rather not answer on the grounds
                            | it may be libellous.
       Question:            | From EBG:
       Darwin               | Will Eno be appearing on your new release?
       David Number 3       | Tin Machine is over .  Let it GO!
       David Number 2       | Well we have probably two or three albums 
                            | that were not released.  Will 
                            | be released in the year 2000.  if the time is 
                            | right, we'll open for the sex 
                            | pistols.
       David Number 1       | Darwin? I thought he had all the answers.
                            | This album is integral within the band I'm 
                            | working with. So no.
       David Number 2       | this album is actually the ssecond 
                            | installment. 
                            | So yes.
       David Number 3       | Actually manyof these are outtakes of the 
                            | last album so...yes
       Glenn                | what music do you listen  to?
       David Number 1       | At the moment I'm listening to Scott Walker 
                            | and the Earthling album.
       David Number 2       | It's the Strauss Waltzes.
       David Number 3       | Im listening to an ecclectic mix of music 
                            | right now...including the 
                            | Orb...Mozart..and some Jazz
       Glenn                | what are your feelings
       David Number 1       | Virtually the engine of my first few
                            | albums. Someone that I remember with
       Glenn                | toward the late Mick Ronson?
       David Number 1       | extreme fondness.
                            | A great talent.
       Brett                | Who is the real David Bowie.... number 1?   
                            | number 2?   or number 3?   You still have 
                            | time to change your vote!   Just click the "VO
                            | TE" button and make a new choice if you 
                            | change your mind!
       David Number 2       | An icon of modern rock guitar.
       David Number 3       | Im afraid I can't comment on that.
       Glenn                | thanks...
                            | now we are going  to reveal
                            | tha anelists
                            | let's find out
                            | who's telling lies?
       David Number 3       | DAvied number 3 is Patrick Briggs 
                            | the outrageious frontman for 
                            | Psychotica, the New York based band whose 
                            | debut
                            | album was released byAmerican Recordings
                            | this month.  He alsoco-starts in the 
                            | Finelline movie "All Over Me" and
       David Number 2       | Reeves Gabrels is a songwriter and lead 
                            | guitar player/producer who is 
                            | best know for his work with David Bowie and 
                            | tin Machine.  His 
                            | aggressive guitar style combines the visceral 
                            | energy of rock, 
                            | sophistication of jazz, the emotional honesty
                            | of blues and coutrny, with an ear for the 
                            | unusual.
       David Number 3       | is featured next to David Bowie in the 
                            | current Rock and Roll Hall of 
                            | Fame's fashion exhibit.
       Glenn                | let
                            | let's go to the floor
       David Number 1       | Hi, guys. That was really great.
       Glenn                | for questions to dave
       David Number 1       | It was hard to tell the truth and be honest.
       Glenn                | and the others if you wish!
       David Number 1       | You said everything I wanted to.
                            | So Patrick's going out on the road September 
                            | 30.
                            | He's working with 3D footage.
                            | I really want to see that.
                            | What about you Reeves?
                            | What will you be doing now?
       David Number 2       | As usual ... whatever you tell me.  I
       Question:            | From WEB:
       Josephine            | We want to know what your preference is.Is 
                            | it boxers or briefs?[from CompuServe]
       David Number 2       | I'll be in some dark room with no windows.
       David Number 1       | Anybody out there like to ask anything?
                            | Well, as long as they're not
                            | lawyers' briefs. I like watching fights
                            | except for that ridiculous affair the other 
                            | night.
                            | The one with Holyfield should be good.
       Question:            | From CFM:
       Wolfie               | In What part of London did you reside during 
                            | the early 1970s?
       David Number 1       | That's move right out of the lingerie 
                            | department.
                            | Let me see...that time I was living above a 
                            | strip club in Soho, a funky
                            | ...I guess it's a little bit like Times 
                            | Square.
                            | But not as dangerous.
                            | then I moved to Chelsea.
                            | Then I became a rock artist and moved to LA.
                            | That's where I went mad.
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Zandi Kat            | what's your all-time favorite song that is 
                            | yours?
       David Number 1       | then I moved back to Europe and became sane.
                            | Lord...I think probably Bewley Brothers for 
                            | personal
                            | reasons, I suppose.
                            | A lot of them are quite ballady.
       Question:            | From CFT:
       Barbara Prisco       | Seeing you in the Elephant Man on Broadway 
                            | was a high point in my life.  You said 
                            | you're not wild about acting, but what could 
                            | get you back on a Broadway stage (not 
                            | counting Roseland's)?
       David Number 1       | I like a new song Seven Years in Tibet.
                            | It's on the Earthling album.
                            | Thank you.
                            | Very little.
                            | I've been offered a lot of musical type 
                            | things on Broadway
                            | none of which I like. Any kind of acting 
                            | thing I like to
                            | avoid. I like watching another man or woman 
                            | working
                            | within their own vision. I like process 
                            | rather than end result.
       Question:            | From EAT:
       Drew Layman          | Have you heard the Phish song "David Bowie," 
                            | and if so what was your impression?
       David Number 1       | I've heard at least bits of it.
                            | I think when I put all the bits together it
                            | should be very good.
       Question:            | From EBE:
       Steven Sherman       | I recently had the good fortune of Seeing the 
                            | film GENTLE INTO THE NIGHT, which bore your 
                            | name as Exec. Producer...what are the plans 
                            | for this film?
       David Number 1       | Um...well, I think it's like a limited art 
                            | release.
                            | I like being involved in little things like 
                            | that.
                            | Small things. Quite personal.
       Question:            | From CZP:
       SKI BOSS             | Did you tour with NIN because of your 
                            | thoughts and beleifs of what music should be 
                            | like?
       David Number 1       | Not really. I just wanted to move away from 
                            | the preconception
                            | of what an artist of what my so-called
                            | standing should be doing. 
                            | I often plunge myself into the deep end of
                            | a situation just to see what happens.
                            | I find that the positive results of any 
                            | experiment
                            | outweighs the negatives.
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Renee                | Who cowrote "China Girl", and do you plan on 
                            | working with him again?
       David Number 1       | always put yourself in a situation where 
                            | you're slightly out of your
                            | own depths.
                            | That "him" was Iggy Pop.
                            | The Big Ig as they say.
                            | I see Iggy an awful lot. He's touring. I guess
                            | one day or another we'll do some work 
                            | together.
                            | I think we're happy in the areas we're in 
                            | right now.
                            | A lot of the work we did in the 70s and 80s 
                            | was
                            | quite satisfying. We learned a lot about what 
                            | we want to do.
                            | I'm in a profession?!
                            | THIS is a profession?!
                            | I'm terribly smart. 
                            | I've had a joyous run through life.
                            | I certainly wouldn't change any of it.
       Question:            | From CZS:
       dark knight          | did you find working and touring with Trent 
                            | Reznor to be an interesting experience?
       David Number 1       | All tours are. I think what it gave me was a 
                            | taste for working
                            | a lot more with all the bands. 
                            | We felt we'd like to do festivals after that 
                            | experience.
                            | It's going to be pretty hard to go back to 
                            | doing
                            | one band shows. It will be hard. I'm a very 
                            | competitive animal.
                            | I like the competition.
       Question:            | From DUBLIN, OH:
       ComaToast            | How do you fel about others recording/playing 
                            | you  music?
       David Number 1       | Well, I'm not that precious about my songs 
                            | really
                            | once they've been written and I've done my 
                            | version.
                            | Not many versions I've heard are as good as 
                            | the
                            | ones I did. But I still enjoy listening.
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Hallo Spaceboy       | What inspired the whole concept of Ramona A. 
                            | Stone and the art-ritual murder on OUTSIDE?  
                            | Was this your concept or Eno's?
       David Number 1       | Well, I guess it's literary side was mine. 
                            | The whole idea
                            | of people working with microcosmic ideas or 
                            | using
                            | their selves or their bodies as an artform I 
                            | found fascinating.
                            | It really came onto the art scene in the 60s.
                            | More people are finding it difficult to cope 
                            | with the wide
                            | universe and they're coming back more to the 
                            | physical containment of their own bodies.
       Question:            | From NEWPORT BEACH, CA:
       Neal Pospisil        | Do you have plans to write a book a book in 
                            | the future, and if yes, what type of book?
       David Number 1       | I guess it was an ironic conclusion.
                            | It's not finished, of course.
                            | Yes, I'm starting work on one next year.
       Question:            | From MANCHESTER, NH:
       Brett                | David, do you have any plans on visiting your 
                            | Fan Club Section in the Fan Club C forum of 
                            | Compuserve??? :-)
       David Number 1       | It's a really boring, slow piece of whimsy.
                            | There's absolutely no audience and probably 
                            | not a publisher
                            | either. Not an ounce of scandal in it.
                            | Even I've gone off the idea since I've just
                            | spoken about it.
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       keith mallett        | what was your favorite movie role?
       David Number 1       | Gee...A role that I've done?
                            | Probably my favourite will always be the next
                            | one that Jeremy Irons is doing.
       Question:            | From EXTERNAL NETWORK:
       Chuck Fobes          | Please tell us more about the release of 
                            | Telling Lies on the WEB.
       David Number 1       | Well, the 3 mixes are a mix by myself and
                            | Mark Platty. There's a wonderful mix by a guy 
                            | out of London called Jerold.
                            | And  third mix out of Adam.
                            | There's another version that will be CD 
                            | quality that we'll squeeze out
                            | to be an hour.
       Question:            | From CZT:
       Zena                 | what made you fall for iman?  besides the 
                            | obvious...
       David Number 1       | And this will be on www.davidbowie.com 
                            | exclusively.
                            | What is the obvious, I'd like to ask back?
                            | I don't want to go into all those things.
       Question:            | From EAS:
       KU Kid               | To what do you attribute your longevity in a 
                            | business that burns up talent so quickly, 
                            | Major Tom?
       David Number 1       | Strong willpower and a good pair of socks.
                            | Lots of curiousity, I think.
       Question:            | From NEW YORK, NY:
       Scott Dare           | What do you think of the David/Music Master 
                            | cyber-ref in W. Gibson's new novel IDORU? You 
                            | play an interface to an musical database 
                            | system!
       David Number 1       | It's about a manufactured synthetic rock idol.
                            | Well?!
                            | Been there. Done that.
                            | I like Gibson's work a lot.
                            | He's much better on detail than he is on
                            | storyline. He probably gets a bit lost in 
                            | techno-description.
                            | Possibly his earlier books were better.
       Glenn                | thanks very much David and Reeves and 
                            | Patrick! That's all the time we have now.
                            | Folks...
                            | go on the WWW
                            | at www.davidbowie.com
                            | and get the exclusive download of the 
                            | newBowie single
                            | thanks for attending!!!!!!!
       Cindy                | great job
       Glenn                | thanks again all!
                            | this concludes the chat
       David Number 1       | Give them a Cyberspace wave goodbye.
       Glenn                | now go get the single!
                            | % Moderation of this conference has ended


       Who is the real David Bowie?

       (27 votes cast)
        1: David Number 1   10   37.04% *
        2: David Number 2    9   33.33%
        3: David Number 3    8   29.63%

       (47 votes cast)
        1: David Number 1   13   27.66%
        2: David Number 2   12   25.53%
        3: David Number 3   22   46.81% *

       (108 votes cast)
        1: David Number 1   26   24.07%
        2: David Number 2   23   21.30%
        3: David Number 3   59   54.63% *

       (111 votes cast)
        1: David Number 1   26   23.42%
        2: David Number 2   23   20.72%
        3: David Number 3   62   55.86% *

       (129 votes cast)
        1: David Number 1   32   24.81%
        2: David Number 2   36   27.91%
        3: David Number 3   61   47.29% *

       (131 votes cast)
        1: David Number 1   42   32.06%
        2: David Number 2   41   31.30%
        3: David Number 3   48   36.64% *

       (145 votes cast)
        1: David Number 1   53   36.55% *
        2: David Number 2   44   30.34%
        3: David Number 3   48   33.10%