If other people hadn't already done it so well already, I would have attempted a David Bowie site! Hooked since 'Changesonebowie' (my first ever album) and a fanatic since 'Lodger' here's my choice of Bowie sites.
Described in 'Q' magazine (wrong lizzardly) as the gecko of rock, see his latest shade of brilliance on his very own BowieNet . It's devilishly slow downloading, but worth the wait.
The best two fans sites are so awesomely awesome that awesome seems insufficiently awesome a word. They are (in no order) :
DAVID BOWIE - LITTLE WONDERWORLD and
David Bowie Fan Page - Teenage Wildlife, though this a bit shy of updates lately.
Other favourites are :
BASSMAN'S DAVID BOWIE PAGE main page ... a close third to the above two.
BOWIE COVERS AND THE LIKE ... to which I helped to add a John Otway link !
Think Labyrinth, The Movie!one of over 150 websites devoted to LABYRINTH ... Bowie's best movie role yet (...arguably ...)
shadowman ... which has some great downloads of rare Bowie tracks.
The Ziggy Stardust Companion - A David Bowie Website a fine website devoted to the Ziggy era.
I've my brother, David, to thank for this obsession, but Brian is such a hero! I must be rare in warming to Bowie's work via Eno rather than the reverse.
His best site is Brian Eno Home -- EnoWeb
Kathrin and I's latest hero and the artist we have seen togther the most. (It's hard to drag Kathrin to the Otway gigs every time !) Seán is an Irish singer with the most unusual voice I've ever heard. I've chatted with him after shows and he's such a nice bloke, too.
At the website you can buy signed copies of all his CDs to date, see Seán Keane Official
I'm rarely seen in public without an Otway t-shirt on. Best experienced live where he's both the funniest and saddist (in many senses of the word) act on stage. If I could sum up the Otway experience in in a sentance ... it would probably appear on his next t-shirt.
John's own page is at www.johnotway.com
The best fan's site is at Xav's Homepage
And a chance to hear snippets of John is at Neil Greenway - Obsessions
otnews.net - John Otway news and information brand new, but looks great.
This is sweet ... Kathrin and I's first ever date as a couple was to see Christy.
Christy's officail site is at Christy Moore
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
The real folky in me is best expressed by that famous 'Scottish' folk singer from Salford, Lancahsire, Ewan MacColl. Often working with his wife, Peggy Seeger, a folk singer-songwriter in her own right, he represented for me my first giant leap away from pop music. Sadly, Ewan died in 1989, before I had chance to meet/see him, but Peggy's still going strong.
Find out more, and hear Peggy's latest album at Peggy Seeger - Introduction
A big favourite in this household is Motet who can be accessed via Motet. Motet's Andy Diggle helped inspire me to write some lyrics under the stage name bob fyre-blankett jr ...check them out and see why I never became a country music star...
Andy is a member of local heroes Above Average Weight Band
The only favourite mentioned who I've not seen yet, but I was converted the day they shared a billing with David Bowie on Jool's Holland's 'Later...', and sang 'Creep'.
a radiohead website is well worth a visit. It's a much larger site than it first appears, be inventive with your mouse.
The record company also give us RADIOHEAD
talk about ... Pop Music
It's finally happened. I'm officailly too old to enjoy Chart Music, and quite right, too.
But I cannot imagine there will be a day when I don't check out the latest Top 75. The main difference is that now I don't know who half the artists are ... and when Rose sings a song I'm singing along to the version 3 or 4 releases ago. (E.g. '...going to go up to the spirit in the sky...')
I regularly check out dotmusic.com - charts
I never miss James Masterton's excellent dotmusic.com - Chart Commentary
And every year (like a fool) I buy the new edition of British Hit Singles
Incidentally, why not Discover the No.1 US or UK single on any day you desire.
For the UK music see ...
dotmusic - news - index
Q4music.com - The World's Greatest Music Magazine Online
For the US music news see
Radio on the Web
In the house, or in the car, there is always a CD or a radio on. Usually several at any given time (even in the car).
On the radio I flick between:
Otherwise, especially if it is Kathrin's choice, it's usually on Classic FM - we've even started to watch Classic FM TV !
Occasionally the dial strays to:
The only computer station I've ever listened to regularly is Underground Radio 3WK
Film Reviews and Information
From 1987-2001 I aimed to see 200 films a year, and succeded. Now, thanks mainly to computing, I struggle along to just 100.
If you haven't already been yet then go to the truely amazing and nerdishly complete
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) A database of more than 200,000 titles
Other interestingly presented sites for film reviews, film information and the like include:
AFI.com (The American Film Institute)
Hollywood.com ...all about movies...
For the best in U.K. sites try ...
Empire Online - The Movie Magazine Daily
Film Unlimited (The Guardian)
My favourite 'whats on' search is Scoot - Cinema guide
And you can find out more about the cinemas closest to my heart at ...
Welcome To Hyde Park Picture House & Leeds Silent Film Festival On Line
The Lounge Cinema - Welcome (-for the Lounge Cinema and Cottage Road Cinema.)
Welcome To Showcase Cinemas
Warner Village Online
Like all good English film buffs, I enjoy the Bond films
James Bond The Ultimate Collection of 007 Websites is a good site for links to lots of other sites
MGMs official site is at www.jamesbond.com
Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! The premier James Bond website. is the official Ian Flemming homepage.
Before we were a couple Kathrin invited me round to watch a Star Trek video and a beautiful relationship began that night when we actually watched the Star Trek video
You've missed the party - but see Kathrin's 40th party invite at Party Invite
Well I know it's a matter of taste - or even bad taste - but here's some of my favourite people / sites in alphabetical order ...
Beanotown - Fresh Helpings of Comic Delight! Fun and Games for kids of all ages!
Bored.com - Links to the most interesting sites on the internet
Comic Relief Official site of red nose day - Comicrelief.org.uk
Darwin Awards - Official Site
Dave Gorman - Welcome
FUNNY The Comedy Web Directory
Graham Norton at channel 4 Television
Groo the Wanderer and The Norwegian Groo Page
Jesus Dress Up! (from a fellow Bob at NormalBobSmith.com)
Monty Python's Flying Circus and Welcome to PythOnline!!
NStorm - Welcome unpleasant games for download.
Terry Pratchett and Discworld at The L-Space Web
TV Cream (a compendium of UK children's television)
VIZ Home Page
Yucky Fun & Games
And Finally ... www.shibumi.org-EotI
Along with many cyber-friends, I do have some remaining non-cyber friends, too. These are the homepages to those who have subsequently gone cyber also !
Rich Kings has a site at My Interests - Are You Interested
Colin Pharoah's site is at The Pharoah's Tomb
There is no rational explanation of my love for Leeds, but it started by supporting Leeds United Football Club and I do have family origins here, as both of my mother's parents were born here.
The council site is at The City Of Leeds
The excellent local evening paper The Yorkshire Evening Post has Leeds Today
And see the latest news and watch Leeds live on webcams at BBC - Leeds.
We are not usually blessed with good weather - check out the Yahoo! Weather before coming to visit - or don't, if you want to stay enthusiastic!!
But being a City so near to the The Yorkshire Dales explains a lot about the reasons for staying here. (We'll forget less romantic notions of mortgages and children's schools for now, eh?)
OK, well here's some links to places I like to be locally:
The City of Bradford
Guiseley (home of Harry Ramsden's):
Welcome to Guiseley On The Net
This is Bradford & District Otley
Wakefield (where I work):
Wakey.com - the unofficial web site for Wakefield UK
The Wakefield Express is at Wakefield Today
The council is at www.wakefield.gov.uk
For Yorkshire in general see:
YORKSHIRE LINKS - AYUP! ONLINE MAGAZINE
Yorksview ...and why not sing the local Yorkshire anthem at Ilkley Moor ?!
A fellow Bob Dunning is making wine, why not visit the Dunning Vineyards
Thanks to Danno for pointing out this strange site The Book Of Bob (B.O.B.)
A recent influence on my life has been the fabulous Bob the Builder
There is a villiage in Scotland called Dunning, which I've still never visited.
Dunning Parish Historical Society offers more background to the town.
Other ways into my site include
http://www.bobdunning.co.uk/ - not mine anymore
Return to www.bobdunning.netLast update 10 June 2003.