Be My Wife video

“Share my life...”

(ANCIANT = A New Career In A New Town)

With just one week to go till the September 29th release of the David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982) box set, we thought we’d take a daily look at the promotional videos Bowie made in the period covered by ANCIANT.

Originally released in the UK on June 17th 1977, Be My Wife was the 2nd and final single from Low. Despite a promotional video, the single didn’t chart, not helped by the fact that it was almost impossible to view it anywhere in the UK back in 1977.

Filmed in Paris in June 1977, Be My Wife was Bowie's first official video since the Mick Rock-directed Life on Mars? film in 1973.

Indeed, the Stanley Dorfman-directed Be My Wife had a feel of Rock’s production with Bowie performing against a bleached-out white background, using a red Fender Stratocaster as a prop, while half-heartedly miming the guitar part. He somehow manages to appear nonchalant and anguished at the same time, in this bizarre plea for marital union.

Apparently Bowie’s make-up and mannerisms in the video were influenced by the comic, Buster Keaton, whose work Bowie was a fan of. He would reprise the Keaton look for the Miracle Goodnight video in 1993 and even had a full page Steve Schapiro picture of the man in the Isolar Tour programme. Schapiro also shot a pic of Bowie holding the cover of a Keaton biography up to his face, inviting comparisons between the two.

Watch the full video here:

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Lenny Kravitz is in Paris, France.


Photo: Mathieu Bitton
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Photo: Mathieu Bitton

The Psychedelic Furs is in Orlando, Florida.

#TONIGHT.....we kick off the US #SinglesTour. Hard Rock Live Orlando We're really excited about this one!
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#TONIGHT.....we kick off the US #SinglesTour.  Hard Rock Live Orlando  Were really excited about this one!

Woody Woodmansey's Holy Holy shared Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona's post.

Barcelona in November...
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Últims dies per veure a Barcelona l’exposició ‘David Bowie is’. El 3 de novembre celebrarem el seu llegat amb Tony Visconti i Woody Woodmansey a BARTS. #bcnjazz49 #musichasnoboundaries #ziggystardust #bowie #whiteduke #expo #livemusicbcn HOUS...

Barcelona in November...

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Jo Quail shared an event.

Tuesday at The Lexington was SO MUCH FUN! Thanks for your enthusiasm about the new variously titled piece. I'll keep working on it and keep playing it, it's getting some proper shape now and this is the most exciting time, the sculpting begins. SO.... I'll be playing it again for sure this weekend! I've got a concert at Sage Gateshead on Sunday and then (I can't wait!!!) a looping workshopon the Monday for CoMusica. There are only a few tickets left for the workshop, so please grab one if you want to come and peer in to my looping world and have a go, and otherwise please come to the concert on Sunday! If this doesn't fit for you, I'll be in Leeds on Tuesday at Northern Guitars and then Eype Centre for the Arts on saturday 30th. Thanks again for your support. Hope you enjoy these events!
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Into the storm. Post Irma, a photo by Olga Cestero. ... See MoreSee Less

Into the storm. Post Irma, a photo by Olga Cestero.

The new album is nearly complete. Warm thanks and love to all the souls who still support independent artists. A very special thanks to my producer and friend, David Baron, for being one of the greatest music makers of our time. I look forward to sharing the new sounds with you. ... See MoreSee Less

Song by Sarah Fimm Produced by David Baron and Sarah Fimm Recorded at Sun Mountain Studio by David Baron Created somewhere near Woodstock, NY.

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We will never forget