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On the air, Uncle Floyd and I talk Bowie
« on: January 14, 2016, 08:47:45 PM »
I was on the air (and on the phone) last Monday night on the Uncle Floyd Radio show. The show was supposed to mark the 3rd anniversary of the show, but before it started, people were posting things like "You'd better be talking about Bowie tonight!"

So he did.

I was the first caller and talked about the time - 35 years ago this month - when Bowie showed up at an Uncle Floyd live show that I shot at NYC's Bottom Line club. There's an AMAZING story about that, both on my site and in our on-air discussion, that involves John Lennon. Bowie later wrote a song about Floyd and a couple of the show's puppets.

We talked for quite a while about that and other stuff, so the file is too large to post here. Instead, I've DropBoxed it and you can listen here:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/vwteccwac6nfzuz/Me%20on%20UFR%20re%20Bowie%201-11-16.mp3?dl=0



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Re: On the air, Uncle Floyd and I talk Bowie
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 01:15:09 AM »
I enjoyed this.  Thanks for sharing. 

Great b/w of Bowie on your site http://www.bobleafe.com/ (Search for Bowie).

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Re: On the air, Uncle Floyd and I talk Bowie
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 12:27:45 PM »
That's cool,  Bob

Did I see you at the Blue Oyster Cult,  Vanilla Fudge concert this past Saturday at the Wellmont  Theater  Montclair. ?

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Re: On the air, Uncle Floyd and I talk Bowie
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 01:30:38 PM »
Wasn't me. I saw VF last year at BergenPAC (they were great) and last saw BOC (a big 70s favorite) in 2007 - also at Bergen PAC. They blew away opener "Foghat" (I have to put the name in quotes - they weren't even close to being the old band and only had one original member - the drummer..............they were terrible).

I ran into Mayor LaBrosse at the most recent Main St Festival and suggested that he book BOC for the next one. Apparently, he's a fan because he asked me if I knew BOC's original name. He was surprised when I blurted out, "Soft White Underbelly".

Maybe there's hope.


Back to Bowie/Floyd: if anyone is a fan of Bowie's "Slip Away" from his "Heathen" album - the song about Uncle Floyd - there's a much better version on his earlier (and unreleased until recently) "Toy" album, called.....what else?....."Uncle Floyd". It's a lot less dirge-like and begins with a segment from an Uncle Floyd Show and has Oogie talking to Floyd. Floyd didn't offer that segment to Bowie - Bowie picked it himself as a fan.


Ladies and Gentlemen, "Uncle Floyd":




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Re: On the air, Uncle Floyd and I talk Bowie
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 07:49:41 AM »
Bob, were you at the Uncle Floyd pasta/comedy night in Lyndhurst on sat? I was...great show, he's still got it

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Re: On the air, Uncle Floyd and I talk Bowie
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 03:53:32 PM »
I wasn't there.

If anyone is interested, Floyd appears at a restaurant on Maple Ave in Fair Lawn called Rivara's on Wednesdays. There's plenty of info online.

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