David Bowie: Life changer
I'm pretty thrilled to have been invited to write this piece for Warner Music Australia, for their I Like Your Old Stuff website. Thanks especially to Rachael Botur and Allison Hodge for the opportunity.
“Rock music has been a defining force in Dr Ian Chapman’s life as a musician, performer and academic. It is also the inspiration for his flourishing career as a writer.” Read the full article in Otago Magazine.
Big ups to Lizzy Lukeman, Karen Hogg, Alan Dove, and Nigel Zega for their various roles in bringing this story to fruition in the latest Otago Uni magazine. Thanks you good things! :) - Ian
The Bowie paper is back!
Back by popular demand for 2019 is this paper dedicated in its entirety to David Bowie. An in depth and highly interdisciplinary examination and celebration of the artist’s work, it was a blast when I last ran it as a Summer School paper in 2015 and I’m excited to be running it again in a new and improved format. It came to the attention of Mr Bowie himself last time and it was a buzz to see it featured on his official website, Facebook page, and other bona fide Bowie social media. This time around it's running as a first semester paper in 2019. Get in the Bowie zone, buy your make-up, and enrol now!
And remember, as the great man himself said: "If the homework brings you down then we'll throw it on the fire and take the car downtown . . ."
Below are a collection of links to a broad mix of reviews, interviews, promos and other media pieces. I am always happy to talk to media, please get in touch.
Ian Chapman Rocks WORD Christchurch Festival / Christchurch City Libraries
Why we heart Otago: Scarfie Flats / eConnect
Ex-scarfie shares flat’s stories / Otago Daily Times
“Scarfie Flats” authors call for contributions / Otago Bulletin
Scarfie flats celebrated in new book, Otago Daily Times
Student flat book about “preserving history”, Otago Daily Times
The Dunedin Sound / Radio Live
The Dunedin Sound / Otago Daily Times
New book on the Dunedin Sound / Channel 39
Dr Ian Chapman – The Dunedin Sound and a passion for music / Christchurch City Libraries
Sound and Vision / Otago Daily Times
Was the Dunedin Sound a thing? / NZ Herald
Dunedin Sound in pictures planned / Otago Daily Times
David Bowie mourned in Aus and NZ / NewsHub
Bowie fans study star this summer / Otago Daily Times
Brushing up on Bowie the New Zealand Way / David Bowie website
Sanctioned by the source / Otago Daily Times
Concert re-enacts 'Ziggy Stardust' / Otago Daily Times
Ziggy Stardust / RadioNZ
Venture back in time with Dr. Glam / Channel 39
Not afraid to shine / Otago Daily Times
Dr Glam the perfect escape / Otago Daily Times
These chicks rock / Otago Daily Times
Festival goes glam today / Otago Daily Times
Doing the time warp / Otago Daily Times
Not just platform boots and polyester / Otago Daily Times
The Ziggy Zeitgeist / Stuff
Lecturer dons lycra for glam-rock shakedown / Otago Daily Times
On the Floor: Serious glitter / Otago Daily Times
Dr Glam. Glitter Spreader. Ode Records / Otago Daily Times
Dr Glam To Shake Things Up / Channel 39
Author says '70s more flair than flares / Otago Daily Times