Rocky Mountain News - Weil's Way & David Bowie

December 3, 2004


Steve Weil, the third-generation boss of Rockmount Ranchwear in LoDo, told several star-encounter stories during a signing earlier this week of his new book, Western Shirts: A Classic American Fashion, at the Tattered Cover in Cherry Creek.

One tale involved a certain British rock star. "My father comes to the office on a Saturday after closing because he left something there," Steve said. "There's a guy at the window looking in at everything. The guy says 'I'm from out of town and every time I come here you're closed.' "My dad says, 'OK, come on in.' The guy buys some shirts. The next day my father says to me in his naive-ish way, 'Some musician came in and got some shirts yesterday. His name is David Bowie.' " Steve shrugged off the shirt story, thinking his dad had the customer's name wrong. "On the following Tuesday, a woman calls who's David Bowie's secretary and she says he wants more shirts," Steve said. "He ordered 15 shirts and wore them on stage in New York for the next concert."

STAR SEARCH: Nashville Star, USA Network's grass-roots search series to find the next country music star, will be showcasing eight Colorado wannabes from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bender's 13th Ave. Tavern, 314 E. 13th Ave. The public is invited to watch and cheer on the contestants. TIM TIME: Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday for country music hunk Tim McGraw in concert on July 23 during the 109th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Tickets are available at or by calling 1-800-22-RODEO or 1-866-464-2626. Tickets: $10 to $24. THE SEEN: Avalanche hockey hunk Dan Hinote yukking it up at Comedy Works on Friday. EAVESDROPPING on a man and a woman at The Palm: "She looks great but she has issues." "Sounds like half the women you know." Penny Parker's column appears Tuesday through Saturday. Listen to her on the Caplis and Silverman radio show between 4 and 5 p.m. Fridays on KHOW-AM (630). Call her at 303-892-5224 or e-mail


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