David BowieThe Arcade Fire

Everyone's been talking about the appearance of David Bowie, David Byrne, Melissa Etheridge, Eric Clapton, and John Cameron Mitchell at Arcade Fire's recent NYC show.(Village Voice Review).

Bowie continued to make headlines after he appeared the very next night at the Interpol, Secret Machines show at Hammerstein Ballroom. His moustache and love for the bands Arcade Fire and Interpol were the topic of water cooler discussion everywhere.

Dave must have been all torn up since The Secret Machines didn't open for Interpol that night. The Arcade Fire and The Secret Machines are in fact Bowie's favorite bands of the year.

Although touring with Interpol, and opening for them in NYC the night before (same night as Arcade Fire...I hate when that happens), The Secret Machines had the night off when Bowie was at the the show.

'As regular visitors to the BowieNet message boards will already know, David returned to the Bowie forum yesterday in a flurry of activity which resulted in sixteen postings from him and more general activity from the members than we've seen for the past 200 years!

Primarily he was recommending Funeral by The Arcade Fire (above right) while reconfirming his love for Secret Machines (above left) who he also enthused about in his last journal entry'

And here's the rest of the story...

(corrections to this story via my trusty fact checker.)