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Title: David Bowie Is...
Post by: K8teebug on November 17, 2014, 10:42:58 am
Went to the David Bowie exhibit in Chicago this weekend. If anyone is even remotely a fan of his, I highly recommend going if you find yourself in Chicago. I was really impressed with the depth of it all. So many interesting items! I guess that's what happens when it's the artist's collection.

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Post by: bearman🐻 on November 17, 2014, 11:58:38 am
I've got tickets next week. Thanks for the report!
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on November 17, 2014, 12:15:54 pm
 . . . someone who will never tour again.  when i saw him at the patriot, it was magical. 
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Post by: K8teebug on November 17, 2014, 01:19:40 pm
I've got tickets next week. Thanks for the report!

You will love it.
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Post by: K8teebug on November 17, 2014, 01:20:11 pm
And if you are at all a fan of fried chicken, go to Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Really good.
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Post by: Just give it to me on November 17, 2014, 01:21:14 pm
.... the man.

I been listening to Seu Jorge's Bowie recordings...magical... i think if you understand portuguese its particularly interesting cause he had to rewerite the lyrics to make them fit the melodies..such  a well done project...
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Post by: RatBastard on November 17, 2014, 02:26:15 pm
I saw Bowie with the Stereophonics in Hershey PA several years back.  Great show.
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Post by: Just give it to me on November 17, 2014, 05:05:08 pm
David Bowie is....... not late (as Sidehatch and I learned.. I blame Sidehatch..he also got me to the Stone Roses late)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 17, 2014, 10:41:27 pm
we made the one with NIN in time right up front as I remember
The one at the Ballroom...for both DB and TSR...I don't think we were terribly late...maybe a song or two
How about that Cure show, what time did we get there for that?
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Post by: Just give it to me on November 17, 2014, 11:27:43 pm
we made the one with NIN in time right up front as I remember
The one at the Ballroom...for both DB and TSR...I don't think we were terribly late...maybe a song or two
How about that Cure show, what time did we get there for that?

I'm really confused about that Cure show.... Rodolfo said I gave him my ticket but I distinctly remember forgetting about the Cure show and missing it...  Maybe I was doing drugs at the time and forgot I gave it to him and then thought I missed it... I guess I could look for the ticket....but I dunno

Do you know what really happened?

For David Bowie at the Ballroom we only caught the encore! It was pitiful.. .I still cry....

NIN/Bowie we were there in time but the Capitol Ballrom show was the one....
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Post by: miss pretentious on November 18, 2014, 01:09:46 am
i originally saw this in toronto and now that i'm living in chi, i'm going to see it again (at least once or twice more to really get it all in). be prepared for a completely immersive experience. you will ignore everyone else with you and probably around you. seriously, it is just everything.

full disclosure: i cried at the beauty of it a couple times.

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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on November 18, 2014, 09:34:28 am
full disclosure: i cried at the beauty of it a couple times.
Wow, way to be a total girl about the who---

Oh, never mind.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on November 19, 2014, 10:58:34 pm
listening to 'nothing has changed'

he, is . . . timeless








ps, hutch . . .
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Post by: K8teebug on November 20, 2014, 08:54:49 am
We are going through the catalog at home right now! So glad I got to see him twice.

Still thinking about that exhibit!
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Post by: heather on November 20, 2014, 11:44:51 am
. . . someone who will never tour again.  when i saw him at the patriot, it was magical. 
seconded. 

i've been considering making the trip to chicago just to see this.  you're pushing me closer, K8!
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Post by: K8teebug on November 20, 2014, 12:38:37 pm
. . . someone who will never tour again.  when i saw him at the patriot, it was magical. 
seconded. 

i've been considering making the trip to chicago just to see this.  you're pushing me closer, K8!

If you go, you will not be disappointed.
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Post by: Venerable Bede on November 21, 2014, 01:31:56 am
Trying to fit this in over Christmas trip to Chicago.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on November 26, 2014, 10:12:50 pm
Really interesting & cool exhibit. Very crowded. Bowie fans will enjoy it a lot. I'm glad I didn't make a specific trip out just for it, but it was worth seeing. I'm still processing how it was all curated. I wouldn't have done it the way they did, but it was still a hoot to see all the many faces & incarnations of Bowie through the years.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 16, 2015, 12:03:17 pm
(http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/browbeat/2011/09/29/hugo_chavez_caption_contest/Bowie_Hairstyle_GIF.gif.CROP.original-original.gif)
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Post by: dyecraig on January 16, 2015, 09:51:18 pm
great GIF and artist and cool Bowie stuff by her here:
http://society6.com/helengreen (http://society6.com/helengreen)
saw the show the Sunday after Xmas - $25 well spent - and you could spent a lot more at the gift shop which was amazing.  Checked the MCA website and the Bowie mugs are now only $3.58 (you know you want one).
http://www.mcachicagostore.org/bowie (http://www.mcachicagostore.org/bowie)
the hardcover catalog is beautiful and weighs a ton.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 20, 2015, 09:26:01 am
I spent over 100 bucks at the gift shop getting Christmas Presents.

You can get the book from amazon for cheaper though.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 20, 2015, 09:27:26 am
Looks like they sold out of those cool ziggy stardust prints. bummer.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on September 09, 2015, 04:03:44 pm
why do Boiwe things never come to DC
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/11999032_10152979951402665_8041422041388622571_n.jpg?oh=b35b4fc8f55c93d0e9651f9711b3b8ba&oe=56A2F945)
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Post by: Just give it to me on September 09, 2015, 04:45:37 pm
does mick rock have a reality show now?
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 13, 2015, 11:23:01 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10425511_773562002716779_8746270704894580578_n.jpg?oh=2c0599499c10f9e30d49efc1257f5a8e&oe=56AEEBEE)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 24, 2015, 11:50:18 pm
that nobody is talking about this (https://youtu.be/kszLwBaC4Sw) can not be a good sign
10 minutes is a bit much
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Post by: Just give it to me on November 25, 2015, 11:18:21 am
that nobody is talking about this (https://youtu.be/kszLwBaC4Sw) can not be a good sign
10 minutes is a bit much

I gather its some song from the new album?

i'm going to wait til the album comes out.. purchase it and listen to it..then form an opinion

you know.. kind of like we used to do...
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 25, 2015, 12:14:31 pm
that nobody is talking about this (https://youtu.be/kszLwBaC4Sw) can not be a good sign
10 minutes is a bit much

I gather its some song from the new album?

i'm going to wait til the album comes out.. purchase it and listen to it..then form an opinion

you know.. kind of like we used to do...
the video is like a little movie, so should be able to be enjoyed with out the album
David Bowie is one of the first artists in music to really leverage the medium of video and music...so one should never shrug off things he does like this as fluff to sell records
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Post by: sweetcell on December 10, 2015, 01:42:51 pm
that nobody is talking about this (https://youtu.be/kszLwBaC4Sw) can not be a good sign
10 minutes is a bit much

makes his voice more whiney, and the first 4 minutes would pass for radiohead.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 07, 2016, 09:17:15 am
www.supbowie.com
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Post by: dyecraig on January 07, 2016, 11:02:45 pm
palladia tv friday night - ziggy movie, vh-1 storytellers, and classic videos.
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 08, 2016, 02:24:19 am
lets just say it now..lets get it out of the way..we're all thinking it.. we know it is the answer.. .








GOD



ps mandatory hey seth request to follow in the morning when I have sobered up after a night with junkies and gangbangers at the 930
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 08, 2016, 10:06:22 am
GOD
ps mandatory hey seth request to follow in the morning when I have sobered up after a night with junkies and gangbangers at the 930
I know Seth has some pull, but unless he's hosting the 'Surprise at the club' after party for the rapture...
Wonder what kind of rider would our lord and savior would have?
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Post by: K8teebug on January 08, 2016, 10:32:49 am
Can't wait to listen to the new album when I get back from my meetings!
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Post by: killsaly on January 08, 2016, 03:47:43 pm
I like it.  I am on my second listen right now.
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Post by: dyecraig on January 09, 2016, 07:59:13 am
anyone get the vinyl?
they had one (clear) at barnes & noble in manassas.
it is a stunningly beautiful package - I feel like I should be wearing white gloves handling it.
the 1st side (3 songs) is sooo good.
it's going to take a bit more listening to penetrate the 2nd side.
glad for new takes on 'sue' and 'tis a pity', but I really liked the big band arrangement on the 10" single last year.
and my dog loves it - really attentive to the sonic details - he should know, his 1st listening experiences were 'station to station' and barking at the cowbell on 'diamond dogs'.
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Post by: eros on January 11, 2016, 03:15:38 am
...dead.

 :'(
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 11, 2016, 08:39:31 am
this is so wacked out..I went to bed thinking about Bowie... listening to his "new" album a few times...

just shocking...
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Post by: jeffml on January 11, 2016, 08:50:42 am
Wow. I didn't even know he was sick.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 11, 2016, 09:14:41 am
Between this and Lemmy, two devastating losses in a short amount of time. Very, very had to accept. Sigh.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 11, 2016, 09:17:20 am
I am heartbroken. Crying at my desk like an idiot.
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Post by: StoneTheCrow on January 11, 2016, 09:28:25 am
Absolutely blindsided by this. I think we all knew Lemmy's time had come. But Bowie? I'm at a complete loss.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 09:47:50 am
Yeah this one hit like a ton off bricks

such a big loss
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Post by: dyecraig on January 11, 2016, 09:48:53 am
no words to express. ..just wanna go home and be quiet.
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Post by: evilizac on January 11, 2016, 09:56:18 am
Absolutely blindsided by this. I think we all knew Lemmy's time had come. But Bowie? I'm at a complete loss.
Not too dissimilar actually to think about their helath. They both had health scares/major complications a few years back and I recall when "The Next Day" came out, people speculated that the lack of tour/promo was due to failing health.
   I find it crazy as well that Lemmy and Bowie were roughly the same age. Really, what does 12 months really mean in the span of ~ 70 years... I think I'm still in shock/denial.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 10:08:09 am
Possibly first photo of Bowie on stage in 1963
(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/A10E/production/_87603214_87603213.jpg)
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Post by: betao on January 11, 2016, 10:20:58 am
Whoa. Is that him on the sax?
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 10:35:18 am
This David Bowie news, just steamrolled me this morning, feel like I just lost a childhood friend.
Bowie has been with me for decades, always inspiring and challenging me to think outside the box and embracing change and creativity. He would bring me up when I was down or make it ok to embrace the fear and sadness. When I was feeling good, he'd join right in with his exuberance. Like no other artist, he could change with the times and always had the pulse of things. A man unafraid to shake taboos that seem just trivial now. I know he's just a rock-n-roller, but he always meant a lot more to me. No easy way to say it, but Davey Jones, you will be missed, but thanks to all you have given me. He was the nazz.
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Post by: sweetcell on January 11, 2016, 10:37:04 am
stunned.

Whoa. Is that him on the sax?

yup.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 11, 2016, 11:07:36 am
It's comforting to know that I am not alone in feeling like I lost a family member today.
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Post by: sweetcell on January 11, 2016, 11:10:22 am
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/130108131829-01-david-bowie-exlarge-169.jpg)
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Post by: sweetcell on January 11, 2016, 11:27:23 am
maybe we can at least get half a laugh outta this...

God Finalizes Supergroup Lineup
http://thehardtimes.net/2016/01/11/god-finalizes-supergroup-lineup/
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 11, 2016, 11:27:40 am
It's comforting to know that I am not alone in feeling like I lost a family member today.

This is one of those losses that resonates. And I bet every single one of us has a different Bowie record that is our favorite. That's what is so cool about Bowie.

So, in a High Fidelity moment, here are my top 5 songs by Bowie. I'm cheating because I'm trying to pick only one from some of my favorite LPs, but they change depending on what day you'd ask me.

1) Be My Wife / Sound and Vision
2) Right
3) Queen Bitch / Life on Mars?
4) Stay
5) Five Years
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 11, 2016, 11:27:44 am
I'm in total disbelief. I listen to Bowie all the time. His lyrics take on a whole new meaning now that he's gone. It's.... heavy.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 11, 2016, 11:28:08 am
http://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/network/tilda-swintons-dinner-speech-opening-david-bowie?sf10717152=1
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Post by: Relaxer on January 11, 2016, 11:40:26 am
I'm similarly crushed by this news. At this moment, this is my top 5 Bowie songs

1. Station to Station
2. Beauty and the Beast
3. TCV15
4. All the Madmen
5. Be My Wife

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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on January 11, 2016, 11:41:24 am
Major, major bummer.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 11, 2016, 11:42:28 am
First Dale, now this shit.  :'(
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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on January 11, 2016, 11:47:17 am
First Dale, now this shit.  :'(
Did Dick Dale die or are you referring to Earnhart?
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Post by: Relaxer on January 11, 2016, 11:48:48 am
I thought he was referring to Dale Bowie.
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 11, 2016, 12:04:10 pm
I dunno..here's a ramble tamble....Bowie is just on a different level really to any musician I can think of that has died to this point... because it was far more than just the music...Elvis Presley (who I am not an especially huge fan of) comes closest when you think of the effect on popular culture that David Bowie had...He really was an artist of the highest order..even his death turned into performance art of the highest order.. or do we think he didn't script his final album to be released when it was (one has to imagine he knew full well he would be dead either shortly before or after its release).. or the lyrics insert which is all black...or the lyrics themselves which reflect mortality and a summing up....or his current single which is called Lazarus (back from the dead).. I have not even seen the video but I can imagine...

I love Motorhead and the Specials as much as the next guy but David Bowie is in a very unique place probably by himself....Even a guy like Bob Dylan (my number one) simply does not have the impact of a David Bowie on the world's of fashion, video, movies, sexuality, the very concept of "creativity", etc etc...

Anything one says about Bowie is going to fall short of taking the full measure of the man and his impact I'm afraid. When I said Bowie was God I was only half joking...... ...Of course many people, most people, do not realize the impact he "indirectly" had on their lives...it was comical watching CNN and Carol Costello (I think that was her name - I really like her btw- was on) with some resident CNN guy pretending to know about art/culture.. and he asks her what her favorite song of Bowie's was and she chimes in with "Space Odyssey" and he volunteers "Heroes from the 1980s" and I paraphrase "MTV Videos"..but whether you ever even listened to his music much less liked it or paid attention to it or knew who he was I think its hard not to recognize that he had an impact on your life....which is why his absence after the heart attack was such a bummer.. because you knew there was this empty void and he would not/could not fill it...and nobody else could either... which made it so awesome when he comes back with the Next Day and now this album.. and you just hoped against hope even though logic told you there was no way , you just hoped you could see him one time.. one more time and say thanks and give him the ovation and be in his presence (now that maybe you had aged and learned to appreciate him even more...no way would I be late to his concert at the Capitol Ballrom now you said) but instead he said thank you to you, left you one final parting gift and the next day he was gone...

like I said..a ramble tamble




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Post by: Space Freely on January 11, 2016, 12:04:20 pm
First Dale, now this shit.  :'(
Did Dick Dale die or are you referring to Earnhart?

The Intimidator.

One of my NC friends once told me Jon Edwards once quoted one of his constituents originating the phrase I used, in the days after 9/11 happened.

Now, I use it anytime something terrible happens.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 11, 2016, 12:19:42 pm
I dunno..here's a ramble tamble....Bowie is just on a different level really to any musician I can think of that has died to this point... because it was far more than just the music...Elvis Presley (who I am not an especially huge fan of) comes closest when you think of the effect on popular culture that David Bowie had...He really was an artist of the highest order..even his death turned into performance art of the highest order.. or do we think he didn't script his final album to be released when it was (one has to imagine he knew full well he would be dead either shortly before or after its release).. or the lyrics insert which is all black...or the lyrics themselves which reflect mortality and a summing up....or his current single which is called Lazarus (back from the dead).. I have not even seen the video but I can imagine...

I love Motorhead and the Specials as much as the next guy but David Bowie is in a very unique place probably by himself....Even a guy like Bob Dylan (my number one) simply does not have the impact of a David Bowie on the world's of fashion, video, movies, sexuality, the very concept of "creativity", etc etc...

Anything one says about Bowie is going to fall short of taking the full measure of the man and his impact I'm afraid. When I said Bowie was God I was only half joking...... ...Of course many people, most people, do not realize the impact he "indirectly" had on their lives...it was comical watching CNN and Carol Costello (I think that was her name - I really like her btw- was on) with some resident CNN guy pretending to know about art/culture.. and he asks her what her favorite song of Bowie's was and she chimes in with "Space Odyssey" and he volunteers "Heroes from the 1980s" and I paraphrase "MTV Videos"..but whether you ever even listened to his music much less liked it or paid attention to it or knew who he was I think its hard not to recognize that he had an impact on your life....which is why his absence after the heart attack was such a bummer.. because you knew there was this empty void and he would not/could not fill it...and nobody else could either... which made it so awesome when he comes back with the Next Day and now this album.. and you just hoped against hope even though logic told you there was no way , you just hoped you could see him one time.. one more time and say thanks and give him the ovation and be in his presence (now that maybe you had aged and learned to appreciate him even more...no way would I be late to his concert at the Capitol Ballrom now you said) but instead he said thank you to you, left you one final parting gift and the next day he was gone...

like I said..a ramble tamble






Wonderfully said.
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 11, 2016, 12:37:54 pm
I liked bowie and thought his music was good, but damn, this obsession that people have with famous people, is a downright damn dirty cult. Motherfuckers out there, acting like Jesus just died.
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Post by: vansmack on January 11, 2016, 12:42:13 pm
I liked bowie and thought his music was good, but damn, this obsession that people have with famous people, is a downright damn dirty cult. Motherfuckers out there, acting like Jesus just died.

Perhaps I can put this in context for you....

Well hung and snow white tan.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 11, 2016, 12:45:28 pm
Oh, I don't think it's an obsession. I think that it's a matter of people losing a figure that was 'present' throughout most of their lives. You're not going to see this kind of outburst for, say, Grimes or Kendrick Lamar because we've only had those artists in our lives for a year or two. But a lot of people grew up listening to Bowie (and Lou and Lemmy) and had parents who were big fans and who had memorable moments involving their music.

I don't like idolatry at all, but seeing that Bowie died was a big deal because his life's work has always been this presence in my life. I never met him, never knew him, never cared to meet him really, but I've spent thousands of hours listening to his music and thinking about how he created it. So his death is meaningful to me.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 11, 2016, 01:15:38 pm
I liked bowie and thought his music was good, but damn, this obsession that people have with famous people, is a downright damn dirty cult. Motherfuckers out there, acting like Jesus just died.

Are you a robot? Hey, this is a board about music. We come here to discuss with other people that love music. So when a musician we respect and touches us in a personal way that no other musician has, we pay our respects, talk about that connection, the talent they had, and why it's a loss. It's part of the human experience. So if you've not a part of that thought process, sucky for you. This has NOTHING to do with fame and everything to do with talent and the personal level that we feel to a person's art. Is it strange and inexplicable? Yup. But you're not going to ruin it or take it away with your neghead shit.
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Post by: Unsanity on January 11, 2016, 01:26:50 pm
Wow David Bowie is gone just like that. Right after Lemmy too? 2016 is harsh on rock stars so far. I loved most of his music and was digging "Black Star" and who doesn't love "Labyrinth"? 
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 11, 2016, 01:28:05 pm
I liked bowie and thought his music was good, but damn, this obsession that people have with famous people, is a downright damn dirty cult. Motherfuckers out there, acting like Jesus just died.

Are you a robot? Hey, this is a board about music. We come here to discuss with other people that love music. So when a musician we respect and touches us in a personal way that no other musician has, we pay our respects, talk about that connection, the talent they had, and why it's a loss. It's part of the human experience. So if you've not a part of that thought process, sucky for you. This has NOTHING to do with fame and everything to do with talent and the personal level that we feel to a person's art. Is it strange and inexplicable? Yup. But you're not going to ruin it or take it away with your neghead shit.

You got something, against robots?
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 01:32:23 pm
one of my favorite liner notes of all time
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/e15/11377884_1430707813917364_506433006_n.jpg)
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Post by: McGanahan Skjellyfetti on January 11, 2016, 01:44:50 pm
http://www.silverspringsingular.com/2012/03/silver-spring-oddity.html?m=1
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Post by: K8teebug on January 11, 2016, 01:55:10 pm
I can't handle the short tv segments about him. I don't want to know what cnn thought about david bowie. I will go home and watch all the stuff I recorded off Palladia this weekend and open some wine and dance around the living room with my husband tonight.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 02:02:55 pm
The Roots, Mountain Goats, Cyndi Lauper, Perry Farrell & more playing David Bowie tribute concert at Carnegie Hall  (http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/01/the_roots_mount.html)

As The NY Times eerily announced about two hours before today's tragic news, Michael Dorf's annual tribute concert at Carnegie Hall will be for the late, great David Bowie this year. The show happens March 31 with The Roots, The Mountain Goats, Cyndi Lauper, Jakob Dylan, Bettye LaVette, Ann Wilson of Heart, Perry Farrell, and "surprise guests." Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti is putting the house band together.

Tickets go on sale today (1/11) at 11 AM, and proceeds benefit Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, the Center for Arts Education, the American Symphony Orchestra and Grammy in the Schools.

Bowie's latest album, Blackstar, came out three days ago, on his 69th birthday.

Read tributes from The Mountain Goats, Questlove of The Roots, and Cyndi Lauper, below...
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Post by: Space Freely on January 11, 2016, 02:11:31 pm
http://time.com/4174999/david-bowie-extras-song-about-ricky-gervais/
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 02:28:16 pm
http://time.com/4174999/david-bowie-extras-song-about-ricky-gervais/
Jules should like that one "he's banal and fascial, he's a fat waste of space"
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 11, 2016, 03:03:38 pm
wow..

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/01/tony_viscontis.html
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 03:37:27 pm
even in his mugshot he looks cool as shit
(http://www.rochestersubway.com/images/photos/david-bowie-mugshot-rochester-ny-01.jpg)

The above Rochester Police Department mug shot was taken three days after Bowie's arrest, when the performer appeared at City Court for arraignment.

is it me or is that an odd way to do it?
Probably was a fan on the RPD and wanted to get a photo
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 11, 2016, 03:44:12 pm
What I find odd is that there's a David Bowie mugshot out there, but no Iggy. I mean, that would have to be pretty entertaining to see too.
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Post by: sweetcell on January 11, 2016, 05:02:55 pm
David Bowie's last release, Lazarus, was 'parting gift' for fans in carefully planned finale
The producer of Blackstar confirms David Bowie had planned his poignant final message, and videos and lyrics show how he approached his death
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12092542/Bowies-last-album-was-parting-gift-for-fans-in-carefully-planned-finale.html

wow.  even in death he's an artist...
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 11, 2016, 05:21:57 pm
David Bowie's last release, Lazarus, was 'parting gift' for fans in carefully planned finale
The producer of Blackstar confirms David Bowie had planned his poignant final message, and videos and lyrics show how he approached his death
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12092542/Bowies-last-album-was-parting-gift-for-fans-in-carefully-planned-finale.html

wow.  even in death he's an artist...

oh yah.. I thought this was evident..

I can't believe Visconti called Bowie from the Holly Holly show in NYC on Bowies' birthday and the crowd there sang him happy birthday.. .man, how cool would that have been?

I am really looking forward to the Holly Holly show..its going to be a huge Bowie love fest....
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Post by: Yada on January 11, 2016, 05:34:07 pm
David Bowie is gone. You've heard by noIt's true. We will never again hear him sing to us. The thought of the loss. To us. We who were moved- changed by his ways. Those of us who can't help but cry when music reaches the most tender, unguarded spot in our hearts.
 I am angry, for our man was snatched from us tonight.

 Honesty has everything to do with great music. When you listen to a singer, the vulnerability, the bravery it took to reveal their very special soul. It's like being able to communicate with an alien, or a tiger. Tickle his chin. Pet him.

 We were aloud to dance with him. He was so beautiful. You'll not find another man with such beauty and calmness. I so enjoyed putting on his music and singing along, adding harmony to his sexy scarey world. It was a privilege to witness such cool. I placed him on a godlike level. His grace on the stage was spellbinding, effortless. Music cowritten with angels.. Along with John Lennon, the two most inspiring men of my lifetime. When I first started singing, I would rent out a small room with a PA, and a mic. I would put on Bowie recordings; the early ones- like Ziggy and try to sing along. It was so hard. I would try and reach his high notes- glad at that moment that no one could hear me screeching along to the music.

 Can someone bring him back to life? Where is that prize winning scientist when you need him most? What could be more important? I'll bet someone out there would pay a billion dollars to have him sing again. One more time. If I had the money- I would pay it gladly. We so painfully miss you David Bowie.

- Perry Farrell

(if you don't already follow him on social media, he's pretty interesting)
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Post by: Relaxer on January 11, 2016, 05:40:52 pm
Photo taken Friday, last one ever:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYd3O__WcAEsS8Y.jpg)
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Post by: Relaxer on January 11, 2016, 05:44:54 pm
Also, I love Perry Farrell, and JA is one of my top 5 bands of all time. But I found that tribute annoying.

I thought this, however, was great:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1718/23696032653_bb55ec36d3_o.png)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 05:50:10 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12507242_10156286555625276_7542810261273314184_n.jpg?oh=511e5a8f435b9d152c9ca089b04fa3d7&oe=5712E664)
That last photo is awesome!
also I too thought most of Perry's post to be annoying...there was some good stuff in there tho
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 11, 2016, 05:51:40 pm
Also, I love Perry Farrell, and JA is one of my top 5 bands of all time. But I found that tribute annoying.

I thought this, however, was great:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1718/23696032653_bb55ec36d3_o.png)

wow that is good..
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Post by: Relaxer on January 11, 2016, 06:00:27 pm
I don't know why, but this photo that Pitchfork used really struck me. It's like, despite the near mythic life of unbelievable creation and adventure and decadence and exploration, in the end, he was still just a dude.

(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/news/62834/879da202.jpg)
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Post by: Yada on January 11, 2016, 06:03:43 pm
Photo taken Friday, last one ever:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYd3O__WcAEsS8Y.jpg)

doesn't look like a dying man...

and Perry is a bit hippy dippy, but he posts some weird shit (similar to a walk,y post).
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Post by: killsaly on January 11, 2016, 06:13:11 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12316156_1665034010403525_110864051114016464_n.jpg?oh=34ab0700d9e289392a0a8fc88cea65eb&oe=57485B0A) (from clickhole)
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 11, 2016, 07:53:38 pm
So in this clip Bowie 15 years ago predicts the impact of the Internet on music...

https://www.facebook.com/FACTmagazine/videos/10153819928364687/?fref=nf

Here is the full length interview from BBC newsnight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiK7s_0tGsg
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Post by: dyecraig on January 11, 2016, 08:09:05 pm
done moping - it's time to listen to "my sinatra" - hope to see you at the birchmere thursday night.
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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on January 11, 2016, 09:06:46 pm
Photo taken Friday, last one ever:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYd3O__WcAEsS8Y.jpg)
Man, for some bizarre reason that put a smile on my face. Dude went out in his terms. That's Bowie through and through.
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Post by: dyecraig on January 11, 2016, 11:04:32 pm
watching the blackstar and lazarus videos tonight again. 
i detect a story line. 
may there be more to come?
damn that is powerful stuff.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2016, 11:08:17 pm
I don't know why, but this photo that Pitchfork used really struck me. It's like, despite the near mythic life of unbelievable creation and adventure and decadence and exploration, in the end, he was still just a dude.

well said and I agree
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Post by: Relaxer on January 12, 2016, 10:11:29 am
I also well appreciate that fashion icon David Bowie would be photographed in a perfectly tailored suit with the bottom button on his jacket buttoned

Don't ask him for fucks because he got none to give
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 12, 2016, 10:18:56 am
I also well appreciate that fashion icon David Bowie would be photographed in a perfectly tailored suit with the bottom button on his jacket buttoned

Don't ask him for fucks because he got none to give

YES!!!
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Post by: Space Freely on January 12, 2016, 10:21:33 am
I also well appreciate that fashion icon David Bowie would be photographed in a perfectly tailored suit with the bottom button on his jacket buttoned

Don't ask him for fucks because he got none to give

No idea what you're getting at but it sounds very metrosexual.
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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on January 12, 2016, 10:26:12 am
I also well appreciate that fashion icon David Bowie would be photographed in a perfectly tailored suit with the bottom button on his jacket buttoned

Don't ask him for fucks because he got none to give

No idea what you're getting at but it sounds very metrosexual.
A gentleman never buttons the bottom button on a suit coat in polite society.
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Post by: sweetcell on January 12, 2016, 10:30:51 am
Quote
He left doing as he did in life - pushing musical boundaries, pushing his listener out of their comfort zone.

For him it's always been about the music, making music, creating music, never about him.

I'm guessing the mindset behind the decision to fight cancer in secret was that if he publicised his illness (he was fighting cancer for 18 months) then he wouldn't have been able to release anything without it being about him and his 'battle' instead of the music, & that's what he was all about - time and time again forging new musical paths for the world to walk.

He has an 'In my own words' DVD set to be released on the 22nd, I'm guessing he knew he'd be gone by then. Facing your own mortality like that takes a certain strength of character that I really don't think many people have - I've briefly been there, it almost broke me.

I have nothing but huge respect for him and the way he chose to live out the last of his life for his fans.

^ nice.
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Post by: slappy on January 12, 2016, 11:19:09 am
(http://i0.wp.com/www.nandosblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/993890_10153326532949135_8211192054464862235_n.jpg?resize=300%2C295)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 12, 2016, 01:02:36 pm
(http://i0.wp.com/www.nandosblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/993890_10153326532949135_8211192054464862235_n.jpg?resize=300%2C295)
Amazing
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 12, 2016, 07:29:39 pm
the most interesting line is "Where the fuck did Monday go?"

He died on Sunday.


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Post by: Just give it to me on January 12, 2016, 07:35:30 pm
given how well he looks in the picture this obviously begs a question but I don't feel like talking about it..


Loving the new album.. I can't help but feel it hits a lot harder in the context of his death... I happen to think that is what Bowie- ever the performance artist- intended so its ok..
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Post by: killsaly on January 12, 2016, 07:43:23 pm
(http://0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com/66/42/7f363f844fa810870308958795e576fc.jpg)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 12, 2016, 10:57:22 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12507435_1097906876907130_8388119175784812033_n.jpg?oh=874fe3a59559b2a47b44d08869e53c9a&oe=5745FAEB)
cool poster
really am exited for the Holy Holy show as how much better of a tribute could be to spend it with the men who were integral parts of some of his greatest work

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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 13, 2016, 03:23:06 pm
The Roots, Mountain Goats, Cyndi Lauper, Perry Farrell & more playing David Bowie tribute concert at Carnegie Hall  (http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/01/the_roots_mount.html)

As The NY Times eerily announced about two hours before today's tragic news, Michael Dorf's annual tribute concert at Carnegie Hall will be for the late, great David Bowie this year. The show happens March 31 with The Roots, The Mountain Goats, Cyndi Lauper, Jakob Dylan, Bettye LaVette, Ann Wilson of Heart, Perry Farrell, and "surprise guests." Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti is putting the house band together.

Tickets go on sale today (1/11) at 11 AM, and proceeds benefit Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, the Center for Arts Education, the American Symphony Orchestra and Grammy in the Schools.

Bowie's latest album, Blackstar, came out three days ago, on his 69th birthday.

Read tributes from The Mountain Goats, Questlove of The Roots, and Cyndi Lauper, below...

Anyone thinking they have a shot at resale tickets for the sold-out David Bowie tribute concert at famed Carnegie Hall should think again ... they're already going for $3k a pop.

(http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/12/david-bowie-tribute-tickets-carnegie-hall-prices)

making those nosebleed Adele tix look cheap

the Holy Holy show isn't sold out yet either
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Post by: sweetcell on January 13, 2016, 03:42:45 pm
they're asking for $3k, for now... let's see where those prices end up.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 13, 2016, 04:06:44 pm
That is crazy.

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Post by: Relaxer on January 13, 2016, 04:28:10 pm
I can't think of anything I would like to attend less than a Bowie tribute concert.

Like, I would gladly go see a triple bill of Nickleback, Creed and Insane Clown Posse before that shitshow. God, there will be so many boring speeches.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 13, 2016, 04:31:11 pm
(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/179652087-cyndi-lauper-performs-live-on-stage-at-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QTIV3FGWS4OEwwjiVGH1L7qHZGRMx9Tydo7mhXr3rdrGejZGk3osf6nEUvcraaCJ7g%3D%3D)

"Awwright yoose goys, I wanna hear da people on da left scream "BOW" and people on da right scream "WEE" awwright?"
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 13, 2016, 05:04:42 pm
But, it's Bowie, dude. Bowie, dude. Nothing else matters except Bowie, dude. You will go to the show, you will pay $10,000, you will chant Bowie's name, dude. You will eat hot dogs in limited edition Bowie wrappers, dude, at the show, and beer in special edition Bowie cups, dude. Bowie books and Bowie t-shirts and Bowie earplugs and Bowie shorts and Bowie jackets and Bowie programs and Bowie hats, dude.
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Post by: McGanahan Skjellyfetti on January 13, 2016, 05:17:00 pm
OK, so who saved their commemorative 930 Club cup from the world's fair?
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 13, 2016, 05:26:49 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/arts/music/david-bowie-iggy-pop.html
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 13, 2016, 06:03:24 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/arts/music/david-bowie-iggy-pop.html
funny how the caption on the pic say "Mr. Pop"
Like anyone ever refers to him like that
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 13, 2016, 06:11:30 pm
Prior to launching into Holy Holy's set in Toronto (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/holy-holy/2016/the-opera-house-toronto-on-canada-23f3acb3.html) on 1/12/16


"Listen, yesterday was the worst ? well, almost the worst day of my life. And I think that most of you possibly feel it, too. And we had to actually talk about whether we were going to perform more on this tour but there is no better ay to work through grief except through music [audience eruption]... Music is magic. It?s better than any pill you can take, it?s better than any drug, and this music is some of the best music that?s ever been written, and [audience eruption]... I?m so glad you?re so upbeat, I didn?t want to see a sea of, like, sad faces [audience laughter], and I?ll tell ya, David wouldn?t like that, either. We have David?s total approval on this tour. He said that he saw a few videos and he heard the music and he?s so happy we?re doing this, and I want you to know it, too. So, we?re going to celebrate the life of David Bowie tonight [lengthy audience eruption]."

Toni Visconti
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 13, 2016, 06:13:55 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/arts/music/david-bowie-iggy-pop.html
funny how the caption on the pic say "Mr. Pop"
Like anyone ever refers to him like that

That cracked me up too. Silly. But awesome too.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 13, 2016, 06:17:47 pm
Even the transportation dept is cool in austin
(https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/screen-shot-2016-01-13-at-12-50-19-pm.png?w=800)

?The Austin Transportation Department has been notified that someone got creative with the street sign at Bowie and 5th Streets,? the ATD said in a statement, ?changing the sign to read ?David Bowie? in memory of the musician and pop-culture icon. We appreciate Austin?s reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World and recognize David Bowie for all he did for the music industry and more. To this end, we will leave the sign up until Tuesday, January 19th, so our community can enjoy the makeshift memorial a few days longer. At that time we will have to replace it with the real street name sign.?
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 13, 2016, 07:10:27 pm
I saw some discussion about the possibility of Old Greenbelt Theater bringing in a 35mm print of "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars", would be cool to see that on a big screen.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 13, 2016, 08:14:17 pm
they're asking for $3k, for now... let's see where those prices end up.

If I told my daughter Cyndi Lauper was playing that, shed be begging to go for the next two months.
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 13, 2016, 08:47:37 pm
they're asking for $3k, for now... let's see where those prices end up.

If I told my daughter Cyndi Lauper was playing that, shed be begging to go for the next two months.

even if you told her she'd be likely playing only one song and it wouldn't even be one of hers and she'd have to sit through hours of other performers?

man, your daughter is not as smart as you've led us to believe... ;D
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 13, 2016, 08:51:10 pm
It is amazing that the show was announced on the very day people learned Bowie died... tickets were gone by 11 am!.. There was a handicapped seat left by the time I checked..

I honestly think this lineup is kind of dodgy.. its not like the bowie 50th birthday concert.. now that was an awesome lineup... on the classic picture I've seen they're all surrounding him including Robert Smith next to him.. one of the songs on the new album sounds like a dead ringer for Seventeen Seconds era Cure or was it the other way around?

as far as i'm concerned the holy holy or whatever concert with Visconti looks way more interesting...I think that will be a real tribute and one won't have to put up with endless stage changes to accommodate the various egos..
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 13, 2016, 08:59:10 pm
very sad.. for sure no musician's death has impacted me like this one.. and even when bob Dylan and chuck berry go it will not have the same impact even though one is my #1 and the other might as well be called mr. rock 'n'roll... I think one of the things that really sucks about getting older is watching people die.. i'm a novice at it but it feels like in the last year I've grown a lot... sadly.

"About a week before his death, with Blackstar nearing release, David Bowie called his longtime friend and producer Tony Visconti via FaceTime, and told him he wanted to make one more album. In what turned out to have been the final weeks of his life, Bowie wrote and demo-ed five fresh songs, and was anxious to return to the studio one last time. Bowie had known since November that his cancer was terminal, according to Visconti, but if their final conversation was any indication, he had no idea he had so little time left. "At that late stage, he was planning the follow-up to Blackstar," says Visconti, that album's producer, in an interview conducted Wednesday for a Bowie memorial package in the next issue of Rolling Stone.

"And I was thrilled," Visconti continues, "and I thought, and he thought, that he'd have a few months, at least. Obviously, if he's excited about doing his next album, he must've thought he had a few more months. So the end must've been very rapid. I'm not privy to it. I don't know exactly, but he must've taken ill very quickly after that phone call." Visconti has been working with Bowie on and off since 1969's Space Oddity, producing numerous key albums, among them 1970's The Man Who Sold the World, 1977's Low, 1980's Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and 2013's surprise comeback The Next Day.

 Around the middle of 2015, however, Bowie's prognosis seemed to improve. "He was optimistic because he was doing the chemo and it was working," says Visconti, "and at one point in the middle of last year, he was in remission. I was thrilled. And he was a bit apprehensive. He said, 'Well, don't celebrate too quickly. For now I'm in remission, and we'll see how it goes.' And he continued the chemotherapy. So I thought he was going to make it. And in November, it just suddenly came back. It had spread all over his body, so there's no recovering from that."

 Bowie had already finished Blackstar by November. But even before then, Visconti noticed the tone of some of the lyrics and told him, "You canny bastard. You're writing a farewell album." Bowie simply laughed in response. "He was so brave and courageous," says Visconti. "And his energy was still incredible for a man who had cancer. He never showed any fear. He was just all business about making the album."
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Post by: K8teebug on January 14, 2016, 10:09:06 am
I totally understand, Hutch.
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Post by: dyecraig on January 14, 2016, 10:12:45 am
he was my #1.
great words and story, hutch.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 14, 2016, 10:29:11 am
Thanks to whomever was dj before the ASC show last night. Yesterday, I listened to "All I Want" just to listen to something that wasn't Bowie, but still sounded like Bowie. I guess we had the same idea.
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Post by: vansmack on January 14, 2016, 04:18:35 pm
One of the few rags that still employs writers to do obits:

The Economist - Starman Jones (http://www.economist.com/news/obituary/21688380-david-bowie-musician-actor-and-icon-died-january-10th-aged-69-starman-jones)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 14, 2016, 05:32:33 pm
Odd stament from the Bowie marketing staff?

The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony celebrating the memory of their beloved husband, father and friend.

They ask once again that their privacy be respected at this most sensitive of times.

We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world.

However, it is important to note that while the concerts and tributes planned for the coming weeks are all welcome, none are official memorials organized or endorsed by the family.

Just as each and every one of us found something unique in David's music, we welcome everyone?s celebration of his life as they see fit.


Who cares if a memorial is official or endorsed by the family?
then they say do it as you see fit?
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 14, 2016, 05:33:23 pm
Holy Holy review ? ex-Spider from Mars sees David Bowie off in style (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/13/holy-holy-david-bowie-tribute-spider-from-mars-toronto-review)
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Post by: killsaly on January 14, 2016, 06:19:21 pm
(http://dangerousminds.net/content/uploads/images/worstbowietribute465.jpg)
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 14, 2016, 06:23:05 pm
Ok . . . enough, planet earth; it's getting disgraceful.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 14, 2016, 06:38:36 pm
Ok . . . enough, planet earth; it's getting disgraceful.

Why do you care?
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 14, 2016, 06:46:49 pm
Because, it's a sad display, of misguided, false idol hero worship. It's disrespectful, to the human race.
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Post by: vansmack on January 14, 2016, 07:03:52 pm
Because, it's a sad display, of misguided, false idol hero worship. It's disrespectful, to the human race.

It was OK when he was alive.....

he, is . . . timeless

. . . someone who will never tour again.  when i saw him at the patriot, it was magical. 

But not since he has passed?
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 14, 2016, 08:04:30 pm
Because, it's a sad display, of misguided, false idol hero worship. It's disrespectful, to the human race.

So you're basically lumping people like Lemmy and Bowie in the same category with Paris Hilton and the Kardashians. Right. Makes perfect sense.
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 14, 2016, 08:31:35 pm
i am basically living, by the classic, yet maybe stupid theory, that there are more important people who have lived on the planet to get this worked up over when they die.  yes, bowie was great, yes, bowie was a pioneer of music, yes bowie influenced so many musicians, yes bowie was a star, yes bowie was timeless, but no, bowie was not a god.  bowie was not more important than people who just eradicated ebola, bowie was not more important than world leaders, bowie was not more important than the guy who builds the roads I drive on.

that's just how i feel, whether ridiculous or not. 
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Post by: Space Freely on January 14, 2016, 08:44:20 pm
i am basically living, by the classic, yet maybe stupid theory, that there are more important people who have lived on the planet to get this worked up over when they die.  yes, bowie was great, yes, bowie was a pioneer of music, yes bowie influenced so many musicians, yes bowie was a star, yes bowie was timeless, but no, bowie was not a god.  bowie was not more important than people who just eradicated ebola, bowie was not more important than world leaders, bowie was not more important than the guy who builds the roads I drive on.

that's just how i feel, whether ridiculous or not. 

While you're 100% right, it's not Bowie's fault. We're the assholes that allow even mediocre baseball pitchers to make 10 million a year.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 14, 2016, 09:03:10 pm
i am basically living, by the classic, yet maybe stupid theory, that there are more important people who have lived on the planet to get this worked up over when they die.  yes, bowie was great, yes, bowie was a pioneer of music, yes bowie influenced so many musicians, yes bowie was a star, yes bowie was timeless, but no, bowie was not a god.  bowie was not more important than people who just eradicated ebola, bowie was not more important than world leaders, bowie was not more important than the guy who builds the roads I drive on.

that's just how i feel, whether ridiculous or not. 

I'm not suggesting he's a god. You're implying that we aren't smart enough to realize that an artist is infallible and imperfect. In fact, Bowie's human qualities are probably what his fans relate to the most, which is why I find it amusing that you're judging us for saying kind things about the fact that he existed.  I don't think any of us think he was some sort of supreme being. Nobody is. Mortality seems like a good opportunity and time to express the opinion that what he had WAS special relative to so many others. You also need to remember that an artist like Bowie helped many people find themselves. He did his own thing and found his own identity and voice and expressed it a dynamic spectrum of song, words, and visual presentation. It opened up people's eyes in a new way.  In the 1970's when being gay could land you in jail in England he came out and said he was different. And that sort of thing can give an isolated person the courage to look in the mirror and say "I need to be true to myself, even if I'm afraid". And I know a lot of people that felt that way. The guy who built the road you drove on is important too, but he's not going to have the same influence and it's unrealistic to think he would. But to imply that we are disrespecting the human race is absurd. Especially considering the atrocious acts that occur on a daily basis in the world. Bowie the example of someone that made the world better for a select few. If that's not worth taking a moment to reflect on, I don't know what is.
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 14, 2016, 09:18:40 pm
i appreciate, speaking to you regarding this.  you seem, like an intelligent person, and yes, sometimes i hate people.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 14, 2016, 09:40:43 pm
i appreciate, speaking to you regarding this.  you seem, like an intelligent person, and yes, sometimes i hate people.

It's ok. I get tired of people and their nonsense too. Nothing wrong with that. And you raise a good point. The idea of celebrity is a silly one. Fame is a strange concept and it shouldn't be revered.
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Post by: McGanahan Skjellyfetti on January 14, 2016, 10:22:24 pm
I heard recently that there were 50,000 symphonies written between 1750 and 1850. We remember a handful of composers.  Will we be talking about David Bowie in a hundred years?
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Post by: killsaly on January 14, 2016, 11:14:53 pm
We still talk about Oscar Wilde, so maybe.
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Post by: sweetcell on January 14, 2016, 11:24:49 pm
bowie was not more important than people who just eradicated ebola, bowie was not more important than world leaders, bowie was not more important than the guy who builds the roads I drive on.

i dunno about your assessment... i would say that bowie, and several other musicians, has had a bigger impact on my life than people who just eradicated ebola (i nor my loved ones have ebola), or world leaders (on the whole, very few of them affect me).  i'll concede to the guy who builds the roads I drive on (although i've spent more hours with bowie than with any one man's roads).

no one is saying he is/was a god.  just an artist who touched us and influenced us more than most others.  that's all.  apologies if you've reached your threshold... might wanna unplug for a few days.
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 15, 2016, 12:33:52 am
walkie, you're such a contrarian...
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 15, 2016, 12:42:27 am
 apologies if you've reached your threshold...
exactly.

Saw Holy Holy tonight and I got to say it was f'n great.
It was bizzare and the venue in general.  We got there at 7:45 and 90% of the people were seated and set for the night.

So nice to be able to spend some time with a few spiders from mars

5 years and Lady Stardust were just what I needed.
So many rocking tunes, I love mick's guitar, didn't really do it justice, but the closest I'll ever come to seeing it

Glenn Gregory did a impressive job with a difficult catalog to play from

Woody and Toni were great, especially durring She Shook Me Cold.

Really fun show and glad I went.
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 15, 2016, 08:22:42 am
Please, for the love of god . . . Go read what pat Robertson said about the death of bowie.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 15, 2016, 08:47:35 am
I can't handle Pat Robertson.

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Post by: K8teebug on January 15, 2016, 08:50:16 am
I worked on this for a bit last night. It's only the first layer.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAi1xT8RJLa/?taken-by=k8teebug (https://www.instagram.com/p/BAi1xT8RJLa/?taken-by=k8teebug)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 15, 2016, 09:51:37 am
Please, for the love of god . . . Go read what pat Robertson said about the death of bowie.
I really make it a point to never read what Pat Robertson says, so I'm not changing my stance on that

I did see and odd thing on a curch last night
Sunday's sermon "MLK and Bowie and what it all means"
that is just something I never really expected
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Post by: sweetcell on January 15, 2016, 09:52:31 am
I worked on this for a bit last night. It's only the first layer.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAi1xT8RJLa/?taken-by=k8teebug (https://www.instagram.com/p/BAi1xT8RJLa/?taken-by=k8teebug)

very impressive.  keep us posted on progress.
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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on January 15, 2016, 10:02:39 am
I worked on this for a bit last night. It's only the first layer.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAi1xT8RJLa/?taken-by=k8teebug (https://www.instagram.com/p/BAi1xT8RJLa/?taken-by=k8teebug)
That's really good.
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 15, 2016, 10:09:59 am
Please, for the love of god . . . Go read what pat Robertson said about the death of bowie.
I really make it a point to never read what Pat Robertson says, so I'm not changing my stance on that

I did see and odd thing on a curch last night
Sunday's sermon "MLK and Bowie and what it all means"
that is just something I never really expected

i, will paraphrase for you, then.  Pat, claimed that Bowie is really alive, has been kidnapped by demons, and is in Hell playing concerts for satan, because according to him, Satan is tired of heavy metal music.  Now that, is a good one.
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 15, 2016, 10:20:03 am
I always like hearing what Rollins has to say..don't know why..


http://www.laweekly.com/music/henry-rollins-bowies-blackstar-is-on-the-level-of-low-and-heroes-6481055
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 15, 2016, 10:23:39 am
Please, for the love of god . . . Go read what pat Robertson said about the death of bowie.
I really make it a point to never read what Pat Robertson says, so I'm not changing my stance on that
i, will paraphrase for you, then.  Pat, claimed that Bowie is really alive, has been kidnapped by demons, and is in Hell playing concerts for satan, because according to him, Satan is tired of heavy metal music.  Now that, is a good one.
wow that is good stuff.

So wonder what those tickets are going for...I guess you have to pay with your soul?
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Post by: Space Freely on January 15, 2016, 10:50:57 am
Is this the Pat Robertson article you guys are referencing?

http://www.newslo.com/david-bowie/

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Post by: walk,on,by on January 15, 2016, 11:26:30 am
Is this the Pat Robertson article you guys are referencing?

http://www.newslo.com/david-bowie/



i enjoyed, that at the top of that page, there was a click ad for healthcare.gov, that says "for the amount of time you can watch an online cat video, you can get health insurance."
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Post by: K8teebug on January 15, 2016, 12:57:15 pm
Please, for the love of god . . . Go read what pat Robertson said about the death of bowie.
I really make it a point to never read what Pat Robertson says, so I'm not changing my stance on that

I did see and odd thing on a curch last night
Sunday's sermon "MLK and Bowie and what it all means"
that is just something I never really expected

i, will paraphrase for you, then.  Pat, claimed that Bowie is really alive, has been kidnapped by demons, and is in Hell playing concerts for satan, because according to him, Satan is tired of heavy metal music.  Now that, is a good one.

That is hilarious.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 15, 2016, 04:38:58 pm
as we all know...death is always a good career move



19 BOWIE ALBUMS AND 13 SINGLES IN UK TOP 100

?I never thought I?d need so many people...?

David Bowie is the Starman of the Official Chart as the nation pays tribute to a music icon

Over half a million Bowie records sold in the UK this week

Bowie commands one quarter of the Official Albums Chart Top 40

19 Bowie albums and 13 singles enter the Top 100

As the nation mourns the sad passing of David Bowie this week, the star?s continued impact on music shows as he dominates this week?s Official Chart.

Bowie?s new album Blackstar debuts at Number 1 with combined sales of almost 150,000, giving him his tenth chart-topping record and the fastest selling album of the year so far.

Importantly, Blackstar was already headed for Number 1 before news of Bowie?s death broke; early sales flashes last weekend revealed the record was head and shoulders above the competition.

Including Blackstar, over half a million Bowie records were picked up this week in the UK - totalling 623,000 combined sales and streams. The figure includes 241,000 album sales, 167,000 singles purchased, and Bowie tracks were streamed over 19 million times on audio streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer and more.

Ten of the late icon?s albums command one quarter of this week?s Official Albums Chart Top 40, and 19 entries in the albums Top 100.

His 2014 retrospective Nothing Has Changed ? The Very Best Of is the highest re-entry at Number 5, followed by The Best Of 1969/1974 at Number 11.

The full list of his 19 albums in this week?s Official Albums Chart appears below:

01 - BLACKSTAR - RCA
 05 - NOTHING HAS CHANGED - THE VERY BEST OF DAVID BOWIE - PARLOPHONE
 11 - THE BEST OF 1969/1974 - PARLOPHONE
 14 - HUNKY DORY - PARLOPHONE
 17 - THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST - PARLOPHONE
 18 - BEST OF BOWIE - PARLOPHONE
 23 - ALADDIN SANE - PARLOPHONE
 25 - THE NEXT DAY - RCA
 31 - LOW - PARLOPHONE
 37 - DIAMOND DOGS - PARLOPHONE
 42 - LET'S DANCE - PARLOPHONE
 45 - "HEROES" - PARLOPHONE
 55 - STATION TO STATION - PARLOPHONE
 59 - THE BEST OF - 1980/1987 PARLOPHONE
 60 - YOUNG AMERICANS - PARLOPHONE
 61 - SCARY MONSTERS - PARLOPHONE
 89 - THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - PARLOPHONE
 95 - SPACE ODDITY - PARLOPHONE
 97 - FIVE YEARS - 1969-1973 - PARLOPHONE

View the full Albums Top 100 here: http://smarturl.it/OCCTop100Albums

Bowie?s entries on this week?s Official Singles Chart:
 12 - HEROES - PARLOPHONE
 16 - LIFE ON MARS - PARLOPHONE
 18 - STARMAN - PARLOPHONE
 23 - LET'S DANCE - PARLOPHONE
 24 - SPACE ODDITY - PARLOPHONE
 43 - UNDER PRESSURE - QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE - VIRGIN
 45 - LAZARUS - RCA
 49 - CHANGES - PARLOPHONE
 61 - BLACKSTAR - RCA
 62 - ASHES TO ASHES - PARLOPHONE
 65 - REBEL REBEL - PARLOPHONE
 76 - ZIGGY STARDUST - PARLOPHONE
 97 - CHINA GIRL - PARLOPHONE
Title: Re: David Bowie Is...
Post by: Space Freely on January 16, 2016, 09:07:08 am
 David Bowie was my North Star: My peace and escape was in his music, especially side two of ?Hunky Dory?

Dad would disappear, classmates would bully me. David Bowie not only pulled me through, I dreamed of becoming him

Rhett Miller

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/16/david_bowie_was_my_north_star_my_peace_and_escape_was_in_his_music_especially_side_two_of_hunky_dory/
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 16, 2016, 11:04:45 am
David Bowie was my North Star: My peace and escape was in his music, especially side two of ?Hunky Dory?

Dad would disappear, classmates would bully me. David Bowie not only pulled me through, I dreamed of becoming him

Rhett Miller

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/16/david_bowie_was_my_north_star_my_peace_and_escape_was_in_his_music_especially_side_two_of_hunky_dory/

my computer blows.. does it end with the word "faggot" or does it go on??

pretty good read...

its kinda weird to think of miller being such a bowie fan and ending up playing alt-country..

bowie's influence "merely" on music is incalculable... on culture fuggedaboutit

I was enjoying Scary Monsters this morning..what a treat.. I like the Bowie late 70s stuff that hasn't been bludgeoned into my brain by popular culture..it retains an edge..
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Post by: Space Freely on January 16, 2016, 11:41:44 am
David Bowie was my North Star: My peace and escape was in his music, especially side two of ?Hunky Dory?

Dad would disappear, classmates would bully me. David Bowie not only pulled me through, I dreamed of becoming him

Rhett Miller

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/16/david_bowie_was_my_north_star_my_peace_and_escape_was_in_his_music_especially_side_two_of_hunky_dory/

my computer blows.. does it end with the word "faggot" or does it go on??

pretty good read...

its kinda weird to think of miller being such a bowie fan and ending up playing alt-country..

bowie's influence "merely" on music is incalculable... on culture fuggedaboutit

I was enjoying Scary Monsters this morning..what a treat.. I like the Bowie late 70s stuff that hasn't been bludgeoned into my brain by popular culture..it retains an edge..

I think it does weirdly end there.

Rhett has long been a 60's/70's Britrock, including Bowie, fan. Murry and the rest of the band are the ones who pull him more toward the country spectrum.
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Post by: Relaxer on January 18, 2016, 01:24:46 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYodsFwWcAo6n_l.jpg:large)
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 18, 2016, 01:29:13 pm
^ I saw that yesterday.. that is a great picture!..look at that birdie! by the way I have that cd that came free with uncut..its a Dylan covers cd...

I can't help but think about bowie living all those years in NYC as a fairly regular guy.. I've seen pics of him hauling shopping bags from the grocery store around..

I do believe that is a Yankees cap too
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 18, 2016, 04:31:32 pm
...a capitalist whore...

I knew his songs have been used in ads for years (most likely since he no longer owned the rights)

but this advert for French water (https://youtu.be/hb2JhwRYC_c) is the first time I've seen him in an ad

it's pretty darn good to be honest with all the 'characters' of his career

acutally just found this...A Brief History of David Bowie?s TV Commercial Appearances (http://flavorwire.com/424073/a-brief-history-of-david-bowies-tv-commercial-appearances)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 18, 2016, 04:38:47 pm
tweeted out by david's son

A thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctor 15 Jan, 2016
 (http://blogs.bmj.com/spcare/2016/01/15/a-thank-you-letter-to-david-bowie-from-a-palliative-care-doctor/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialorganic&utm_campaign=conversation&utm_content=bowiedoc_150116)
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Post by: Nigel Tufnel on January 18, 2016, 06:16:49 pm
my computer blows.. does it end with the word "faggot" or does it go on??

Here's the complete piece:

About the time I reached adolescence, my dad started to disappear. For days at a time. Without explanation. Even when he was around, he was aggressively unavailable. This was tough on my mom, who worked long hours in a psychiatrist?s office, as well as my younger siblings. During those years, the household offered moments of warmth, but mostly alternated between desolation and hostility. I found peace and escape in music.

My first love was Joan Jett. When, as a 10-year-old, I spent most of the spring trapped in a hospital bed with a mysterious inner-ear imbalance, she was there boasting about her bad reputation from the little flip-top turntable on my window ledge. That summer, after my equally mysterious recovery, I was listening to the radio in my own bedroom when KZEW played an episode of the King Biscuit Flower Hour that featured a Joan Jett concert. I cocked my head as Eric ?Roscoe? Ambel broke into the opening riff of ?Rebel Rebel.? What was this? This wasn?t a Joan Jett song. It brimmed with drama, wrapped its power chords in layers of meaning. Text and subtext. Disenfranchisement and desire. The sound of dirty fingernails. The next day I rode my bike to Half Price Books and Records on McKinney Avenue and paid $3.99 for a battered copy of ?Changes One Bowie.?

Its iconic black-and-white cover sat propped up in my room for the next handful of years. Before long it felt like a family photograph. This dapper, distinguished gentleman with a twinkle in his eye might be an uncle or an ancestor. He might be my dad. I saved my meager allowance. I stole small sums from my mom?s unattended purse in the dead of night. I rode my bike to Half Price almost every day looking for whatever Bowie albums I could afford and didn?t yet own. I wedged the arm up on my turntable, tricking the device into playing one side of an album on endless repeat. I would sleep that way, side two of ?Hunky Dory,? for instance, playing 18 times while I caught my six hours of sleep before another day of school where no one understood me like David Bowie did.

I?d escaped the public school system for what I thought would be the gentler environment of an all-boys private school in Dallas. But cruelty in adolescent boys proved ubiquitous. They told me I was a faggot. They knocked me to the ground, held me down, and whispered it into my ear. I wondered if it was true. I didn?t know what I was. I would sit in my room and study the album cover of the U.S. release of Bowie?s ?The Man Who Sold The World.? He looked so beautiful lounging on a chaise with his long hair and his brocade dressing gown. Was I what they said? I decided that I was different from them regardless of whom I wound up wanting to sleep with. They were mundane and ignorant. I had so much more in common with this bold, strange artist to whom I devoted so many hours.

I took up the guitar. I learned to play his songs. I began to write my own songs. I became an acolyte, soaking up Bowie?s catalog and following the splintering trails off into his influences. My identity became ever more tied up in that of my hero. He was my secret guide through this wilderness, his music my personal handbook for survival.

And then he released ?Let?s Dance.? This artist from the 1970s, whose records I?d dug out of dusty bins in second-hand shops, was suddenly wall-to-wall on the nascent MTV network. He was all over the radio. He was drifting out of overhead speakers in Safeway supermarket and Northpark Mall. I remember hiding in the bathroom at a seventh grade back-to-school mixer after Marla Cotton?s new boyfriend, a tight end on the JV squad at another school, had announced upon arrival that his whole purpose in coming to Bent Tree Country Club that night was to find me and ?kick that little faggot?s ass.? I?d called my mom and begged her to come pick me up, but there would be a half hour before she could rescue me. When Marla?s new boyfriend finally did find me, in a stall in the men?s room off the ballroom?s foyer, he cornered me. Literally. He planted his palm on my forehead and pushed the back of my head into the tiled corner, muttering in his impossibly low voice, ?You like that, you little faggot?? The chipper keyboard stabs of ?Modern Love? wafted in from the ballroom, and cut through the buzzing in my ears.

The fact that this new Bowie belonged to everyone complicated my relationship to his body of work but didn?t diminish it. ?Yeah. It?s cool,? I?d say. ?But I?m really into his older stuff.? When the Serious Moonlight Tour rolled through Dallas?s Reunion Arena, my girlfriend?s big sister got us tickets. Our seats were in the lower bowl, directly stage left. We watched the show through the rigging, looking at the band in profile. I thrilled with anticipation as each song drew to a close. I imagined him constructing the setlist, testing the audience with new album tracks and deep cuts, rewarding the audience with old favorites and the hits that currently owned the airwaves. I clearly saw what he was doing that night as a job, with logistics and strategies and responsibilities.

Toward the end of that night?s concert, during the break between the main body of the set and the encore, the band ran off stage right and Bowie slipped off stage left, descending a few steps down a short flight of stairs behind a massive column of speakers directly in front of us. I watched from 75 feet away as a crewmember handed Bowie a towel and a lit cigarette. Another member of his crew placed a sweaty highball glass on the railing next to him. My idol stood alone for a moment, a towel around the shoulders of his soft yellow suit, a cigarette dangling from his lips. He pressed the icy highball glass to his forehead. Seventeen thousand people chanted his surname, a mantra, an invocation. As the adulation built to a frenzy around him, he took a quiet moment to himself. I watched him, and, in that moment, discovered something about myself: I wanted that job.

After that, everything I did was toward that end. I wrote songs constantly, pushing through the terrible ones to get to the merely bad, knowing experience was the only way to improvement. I went to underground rock clubs and made friends with the musicians. I did my first gig at 15 and recorded my first album at 17. On that album, I covered an obscure Bowie tune called ?When I?m Five,? a song he?d written in the late 1960s, sung from the perspective of a 4-year-old boy. Despite being a seventh-generation Texan, I sang that song and all the others on that album with a hint of a British accent. I kept going. Through poverty and squalor. Past obstacles and heartbreak. I kept going. I saw my path. I followed my North Star, Bowie.

And I wound up making a life out of music. I write songs, and travel the world singing them for people. I stand on the side of the stage mopping my brow while the audience calls me back for an encore.

I?ve been lucky enough to meet and even work with many of my heroes. But I never met Bowie. I have a friend who for years encouraged me to write a letter to David Bowie in the hopes of collaborating with him. My friend could guarantee that someone in his inner circle would deliver the letter, along with a glowing recommendation, to Bowie. I wrote the letter in my head a million times, but never committed it to paper. I think I was afraid to lose him. I love what he gave me, who he is in my life. What if that changed somehow? Rejection, disappointment, who knows? A human can?t really be a North Star, can they? I couldn?t stomach the possibility of life without David Bowie.

And then I did lose him. We all did.

But I look up in the sky and I see him.

And I hear him in my head.

And I always will.
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 18, 2016, 06:33:45 pm
thank you Tufnel.. I knew it must go on..

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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 19, 2016, 01:40:09 pm
http://pitchfork.com/news/63015-david-bowie-turned-down-a-coldplay-collaboration-saying-its-not-a-very-good-song/

This made me laugh.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 19, 2016, 01:43:41 pm
http://pitchfork.com/news/63015-david-bowie-turned-down-a-coldplay-collaboration-saying-its-not-a-very-good-song/

This made me laugh.
nice

The band had written a song with a multi-part harmony, and envisioned Bowie as one of the voices. When Chris Martin wrote Bowie a letter asking him to participate, the response was definitive: "It's not a very good song, is it?"
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Post by: Space Freely on January 19, 2016, 02:07:34 pm
http://pitchfork.com/news/63015-david-bowie-turned-down-a-coldplay-collaboration-saying-its-not-a-very-good-song/

This made me laugh.

What a dick. Bowie, not Bearman.

Reading that and reading the Rhett Miller article from the previous page made me think it was wise that Rhett didn't reach out to his idol and have his dreams crushed.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 19, 2016, 02:25:55 pm
I totally disagree, I bet the song sucked ass and I think Bowie did the right thing
I mean you don't ask Bowie to add one part to a harmony, he is the main part and they would add their stuff to that. 

as for Rhett...I think he should have written it, but with the expectation that no would be the answer
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Post by: Space Freely on January 19, 2016, 02:34:35 pm
I totally disagree, I bet the song sucked ass and I think Bowie did the right thing
I mean you don't ask Bowie to add one part to a harmony, he is the main part and they would add their stuff to that. 

as for Rhett...I think he should have written it, but with the expectation that no would be the answer


Yet when Soupy Sales' kids asked him to come be in a crappy pre-grunge grunge band where everyone split the profits equally, he jumped at it.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 19, 2016, 02:41:23 pm
I totally disagree, I bet the song sucked ass and I think Bowie did the right thing
I mean you don't ask Bowie to add one part to a harmony, he is the main part and they would add their stuff to that. 

as for Rhett...I think he should have written it, but with the expectation that no would be the answer


Yet when Soupy Sales' kids asked him to come be in a crappy pre-grunge grunge band where everyone split the profits equally, he jumped at it.
Hmm don't know the history on Tin Machine
but they weren't exactly slouch musicians and he even used them on his David Bowie tours
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 19, 2016, 03:41:52 pm
I totally disagree, I bet the song sucked ass and I think Bowie did the right thing
I mean you don't ask Bowie to add one part to a harmony, he is the main part and they would add their stuff to that. 

as for Rhett...I think he should have written it, but with the expectation that no would be the answer


Yet when Soupy Sales' kids asked him to come be in a crappy pre-grunge grunge band where everyone split the profits equally, he jumped at it.

ha ha..this is typical james ford grade a idiocy

hunt and tony sales played with frickin iggy pop in the 70s on lust for life album and reeves gabrels is currently in the Cure..

bowie obviously thought highly of the sales brothers from their work with iggy pop (on which bowie too was involved)...bowie's tremendous loyalty is very endearing

coldplay?..pfff
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 19, 2016, 03:45:27 pm
Don't, talk about coldplay, like that.  God, it makes me mad, that so many people hate them, and make it a point to voice how much they hate them.
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Post by: killsaly on January 19, 2016, 04:04:46 pm
Who is worse; Coldplay, or the Beatles?   :-*
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 19, 2016, 04:46:21 pm
Don't, talk about coldplay, like that.  God, it makes me mad, that so many people hate them, and make it a point to voice how much they hate them.

Perhaps a more diplomatic way people should put it is "overrated". Is that more palatable?
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 19, 2016, 04:54:45 pm
Bear man, always says the correct things. I bet he's hot too!
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Post by: Space Freely on January 19, 2016, 05:02:42 pm
Don't, talk about coldplay, like that.  God, it makes me mad, that so many people hate them, and make it a point to voice how much they hate them.

Perhaps a more diplomatic way people should put it is "overrated". Is that more palatable?

Who is actually rating them so highly? Critics, who rate albums, have given their last three albums combined metascores of 65,61, and 60. Hardly the definition of "overrated". Unless they are actually worse than that.
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Post by: killsaly on January 19, 2016, 06:43:10 pm
http://www.citypaper.com/news/features/special/davidbowie/bcp-012016-ae-bowie-ed-schrader-20160119-story.html
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 21, 2016, 02:23:51 pm
2nd David Bowie tribute concert added at Radio City; Michael Stipe, Laurie Anderson & Cat Power added to Carnegie show  (http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/01/2nd_david_bowie.html)

They decided to add a second show which will happen April 1, this time at Radio City Music Hall, featuring Ann Wilson of Heart, The Polyphonic Spree, Perry Farrell, Cat Power and more to be announced

The backing band, as mentioned, is being put together by longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti and will include drummer Woody Woodmansey
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 21, 2016, 02:26:40 pm
dang missed  NYC David Boiwe day yesterday

Bill de Blasio declares today David Bowie Day in NYC (http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/01/bill_de_blasio.html)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12507307_1007794392614209_6725325424548694513_n.jpg?oh=7a5c70bf3ab83b8cae120f8e761b3665&oe=5739C9F7)
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 22, 2016, 10:09:30 pm
http://www.cnet.com/news/david-bowie-lightning-bolt-constellation-turns-out-to-be-just-a-moonage-daydream/#ftag=CAD590a51e
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Post by: Relaxer on January 28, 2016, 11:36:33 am
I've been listening to Black Star a lot lately. One thought I keep having is, if we were all under the impression that his health was fine, would it be as praised as it is? Am I only into it so much because I knew it was his final musical statement?

I mean, it's impossible to listen to it on its own; you have to factor in that he knew he was dying when he was recording it. But would I have liked it so much if it was just another new Bowie album? I didn't give much time or love to The Next Day or really any of his 90s and 00s albums.

Babble babble babble
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 28, 2016, 11:39:42 am
I've been listening to Black Star a lot lately. One thought I keep having is, if we were all under the impression that his health was fine, would it be as praised as it is? Am I only into it so much because I knew it was his final musical statement?

I mean, it's impossible to listen to it on its own; you have to factor in that he knew he was dying when he was recording it. But would I have liked it so much if it was just another new Bowie album? I didn't give much time or love to The Next Day or really any of his 90s and 00s albums.

Babble babble babble

yes but before his death... in that window when it was circulated to critics etc the response was very positive.. more so than the next day... but I don't think we can discount the subsequent impact of his death on its appraisal

but its no john lennon-yoko ono final album which kinda sucked but when he died everybody decided it was really good...

for me it ranks with scary monsters, lets dance (yes Side B is weaker but I dont' get the hate for an album with modern love, chinagirl, lets dance and cat people!), Buddha of suburbia soundtrack, and outside as my favorite post 70s Dylan...I think Reality/Heathen/Hours/The Next Day are good albums but they don't do that much for me...
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Post by: Relaxer on January 28, 2016, 11:52:47 am
Let's Dance is like Born in the USA or Eliminator -- mega albums from the 80s that stand apart from their creators' otherwise awesome output. I'm not saying they're bad albums, but for me, Let's Dance is a few songs I've heard a billion times and some other songs that don't remotely stand up to his 70s records.

I think the run he had from Man Who Sold the World to Scary Monsters is absolutely unprecedented. No one has a streak that long of such quality.
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 28, 2016, 11:56:15 am
Let's Dance is like Born in the USA or Eliminator -- mega albums from the 80s that stand apart from their creators' otherwise awesome output. I'm not saying they're bad albums, but for me, Let's Dance is a few songs I've heard a billion times and some other songs that don't remotely stand up to his 70s records.

I think the run he had from Man Who Sold the World to Scary Monsters is absolutely unprecedented. No one has a streak that long of such quality.


I would agree with that..

I just think.. at the end of the day when I was a kid and I heard lets dance/modern love/chinagirl I loved them and all these years later I still do.. they are fabulous songs.. and hey chinagirl was written many years earlier with iggy pop so hey..

whereas born in the usa... I may have liked the songs when it came out but if I hear them today I have to get out my shotgun....I just can't stand them..cover me... indeed.

finally..its easy to understand why bowie had to make lets dance.. lets remember he was not on RCA for the first time.. I dont' know if he was dropped but he was not selling... now all these years later we sit and fawn over low but at the time... its the albums after lets dance I despise (tonight and never let me down or whatever. .id ont' even own them)
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Post by: chancegardener on January 28, 2016, 11:59:46 am
Before he died I thought Blackstar was a really interesting new area for him, musically, with that jazzy combo backing him. And the song "Blackstar" was haunting from the start, even in back in November. I had just interpreted the song "Lazurus" as being from the character from "Man who fell to Earth", as he is now in the new play up in NY.  I'd figured I would let the album grow on me and just enjoy it as new Bowie music, which I've always been glad to have over the years. I've pretty much bought everything he's put out, as soon as it came out, all along.

Now, of course, Blackstar is his final statement, which certainly makes it a sad listen now that he's gone.  In particular, that last song, "I Can't Give Everything Away" .. woah.

But the energy and weirdness of a track like "Tis a Pity She's a Whore", especially with the way it really starts to swing toward the end, and Bowie starts letting out these "whoop" shouts ... that shows there was rock and life in the old sick guy yet, which is certainly the way to go out.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 28, 2016, 01:22:09 pm
I listened to Blackstar before he died and just loved it.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 02, 2016, 04:27:21 pm
lady gaga to do a bowie tribute at grammys (http://variety.com/2016/music/news/grammys-lady-gaga-david-bowie-1201694717/)

low to moderate gaga fan, but always thought she has been the closest to a modern equivalent

Madonna can actually suck my left ball

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Post by: walk,on,by on February 02, 2016, 09:37:57 pm
gurrrl
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Post by: Just give it to me on February 11, 2016, 07:50:34 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/bowie-learned-grandfather-days-death-084400547.html;_ylt=A0LEVzf0Hb1Wf8IA4S1XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--
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Post by: K8teebug on February 12, 2016, 09:19:32 am
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBq2QBMRJF0DRYvruJDZK97RpvUEYVbODMs1es0/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BBq2QBMRJF0DRYvruJDZK97RpvUEYVbODMs1es0/)

Finished the painting I've been working on last night. I'm giving away the file for this for people to make prints if they want (when I can get someone to take a good picture of it). Let me know if you'd like one.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 12, 2016, 09:47:25 am
Been meaning to post this for a while

Not sure of any of you know who 2manyDJs or about Radio SoulWax.
but they are these Belgian DJ's that do these incredible mash ups / radio shows (since the genre started) IMO

A few weeks after the Alien left this mortal coil, they released this  film/mix in collaboration filmmaker Wim Reygaert

So worth 50 minutes of your time even if you are a casual Bowie fan
How they are able to string together 15 years of bowie songs to sound like one cohesive mix is a feat on it's own

https://vimeo.com/53207758 (https://vimeo.com/53207758)


Our homage to the man whose ability to change whilst remaining himself has been a massive influence on us. There are many legends in the music industry but for us, there is no greater than the mighty Dave. We've included all things Bowie, whether that is original songs, covers, backing vocals, production work or reworks we made, to attempt to give you the full scope of the man's genius.

For the visual side to this mix our friend Wim Reygaert (who also made the amazing film for Into The Vortex) came up with the most ambitious film for RSWX, taking us on a fever dream time travel through the man's career starring the amazing Hannelore Knuts as Dave. We've got to extend a special thank you to the cast and crew and everyone involved for putting so much time and energy and heart and soul into this amazing film, it is a pure labour of love for the phenomenon that is Bowie.

DAVE
 A film by WIM REYGAERT
 A RADIO SOULWAX PROJECT A CAVIAR PRODUCTION



PS...K8t, your painting is tops!
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Post by: bob72 on February 12, 2016, 10:00:14 am
[confession] I've never been able to get into Bowie [/confession]

I've immersed my self in several of his works but it's just never struck a chord with me.

It's not that I don't like him, I fully respect his contributions and the influence he has had on people who influence me.

I think it stems from my first exposure to Bowie... it was the video for "Dancing in the Streets" w/ Mick Jagger. You just don't get over things like that.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 12, 2016, 10:05:38 am
I think it stems from my first exposure to Bowie... it was the video for "Dancing in the Streets" w/ Mick Jagger. You just don't get over things like that.
yep...by far one of the lowest points for both of them, I can see how it would be hard to recover from that first impression.
Ashes to Ashes was mine and I was just blown away and was not the same person after it
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Post by: Relaxer on February 12, 2016, 10:23:34 am
I wanna see K8t's picture so much but the link appears dead.
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Post by: K8teebug on February 12, 2016, 10:56:34 am
Sorry. Try it now. I have to admit I'm not the best at figuring out how to post pics here!
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Post by: sweetcell on February 12, 2016, 10:59:26 am
link works for me... it's real, and it's spectacular.
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Post by: Yada on February 12, 2016, 11:02:22 am
Sorry. Try it now. I have to admit I'm not the best at figuring out how to post pics here!

nice work!!!
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Post by: K8teebug on February 12, 2016, 11:05:01 am
Thanks, everyone.
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Post by: Relaxer on February 12, 2016, 11:09:49 am
Yes, that is spectacular. I would love to be able to create art like that.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 12, 2016, 11:10:19 am
So good KT8
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/p640x640/12547533_162353960810277_500668555_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTE4Mjk5NjQ0NzQ0MDk2NjAwNA%3D%3D.2)
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Post by: Space Freely on February 12, 2016, 11:14:25 am
Well my work now lets me view Facebook and Twitter, but still no Instagram.  >:(
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Post by: Relaxer on February 12, 2016, 11:21:06 am
How about Youporn?
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Post by: killsaly on February 12, 2016, 12:27:33 pm
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBq2QBMRJF0DRYvruJDZK97RpvUEYVbODMs1es0/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BBq2QBMRJF0DRYvruJDZK97RpvUEYVbODMs1es0/)

Finished the painting I've been working on last night. I'm giving away the file for this for people to make prints if they want (when I can get someone to take a good picture of it). Let me know if you'd like one.
I saw this on Instagram..  Awesome job, I really dig it. 
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Post by: dyecraig on February 12, 2016, 02:51:52 pm
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBq2QBMRJF0DRYvruJDZK97RpvUEYVbODMs1es0/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BBq2QBMRJF0DRYvruJDZK97RpvUEYVbODMs1es0/)

Finished the painting I've been working on last night. I'm giving away the file for this for people to make prints if they want (when I can get someone to take a good picture of it). Let me know if you'd like one.
I saw this on Instagram..  Awesome job, I really dig it. 
beautiful - and my favorite era!
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Post by: Relaxer on February 12, 2016, 02:52:38 pm
Yeah, good point. That's roughly 'Station to Station' era, right?
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Post by: dyecraig on February 13, 2016, 07:17:42 am
watched "labyrinth" for the first time last night.
very much "of it's time" production wise, but enjoyably silly and worthwhile.
bit of a mash-up of "the wizard of oz" and "where the wild things are" story lines . the character 'ludo' looked a lot like terry gilliam, loved that door knocker scene and could definitely understand how bowie's character could have warped minds.
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Post by: Bombay Chutney on February 13, 2016, 10:16:29 am
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBq2QBMRJF0DRYvruJDZK97RpvUEYVbODMs1es0/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BBq2QBMRJF0DRYvruJDZK97RpvUEYVbODMs1es0/)

Finished the painting I've been working on last night. I'm giving away the file for this for people to make prints if they want (when I can get someone to take a good picture of it). Let me know if you'd like one.

Very nice!
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Post by: Bombay Chutney on February 13, 2016, 10:25:08 am
I've been listening to Black Star a lot lately. One thought I keep having is, if we were all under the impression that his health was fine, would it be as praised as it is? Am I only into it so much because I knew it was his final musical statement?

I mean, it's impossible to listen to it on its own; you have to factor in that he knew he was dying when he was recording it. But would I have liked it so much if it was just another new Bowie album? I didn't give much time or love to The Next Day or really any of his 90s and 00s albums.

Babble babble babble

I was getting my hair cut a couple weeks ago and the shop had a copy of Rolling Stone from December.  There was an article about the upcoming Bowie album and they had nothing but terrific things to say about it.  The mentioned his earlier health issues and how that may have impacted the record, but there was no hint that he was currently so fragile.  They raved about it though.  Bssically "He's back and as good as ever."  It was weird reading that article post-death.   We'll never really be able to have that clean objectivity regarding the album.
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Post by: bob72 on February 13, 2016, 12:32:18 pm
I've been listening to Black Star a lot lately. One thought I keep having is, if we were all under the impression that his health was fine, would it be as praised as it is? Am I only into it so much because I knew it was his final musical statement?

I mean, it's impossible to listen to it on its own; you have to factor in that he knew he was dying when he was recording it. But would I have liked it so much if it was just another new Bowie album? I didn't give much time or love to The Next Day or really any of his 90s and 00s albums.

Babble babble babble

I was getting my hair cut a couple weeks ago and the shop had a copy of Rolling Stone from December.  There was an article about the upcoming Bowie album and they had nothing but terrific things to say about it.  The mentioned his earlier health issues and how that may have impacted the record, but there was no hint that he was currently so fragile.  They raved about it though.  Bssically "He's back and as good as ever."  It was weird reading that article post-death.   We'll never really be able to have that clean objectivity regarding the album.

Praise and respected, probably yes. As a sought after must-have collectible, probably not. Like they say, you only matter when you're dead.
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Post by: sweetcell on February 18, 2016, 05:58:51 pm
DAVID BOWIE HILARIOUSLY TURNED DOWN DAVE GROHL'S REQUEST TO COLLABORATE
http://www.fuse.tv/2016/02/david-bowie-dave-grohl-collaboration
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Post by: K8teebug on February 19, 2016, 10:33:35 am
I love this so so much.
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Post by: dyecraig on February 19, 2016, 09:10:33 pm
maria schneider (who arranged "sue" for big band on the original 10" single) orchestra at the library of congress
4.15 free, but waiting list
even cooler - workshop the next day (free too, still available)
https://www.loc.gov/concerts/mariaschneider.html (https://www.loc.gov/concerts/mariaschneider.html)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 20, 2016, 01:53:54 am
wow listening to Tony break down track by track heros
http://originalfuzz.com/blogs/fuzz/84621252-how-robert-fripp-recorded-the-guitar-line-on-david-bowies-heroes (http://originalfuzz.com/blogs/fuzz/84621252-how-robert-fripp-recorded-the-guitar-line-on-david-bowies-heroes)

I knew there were a lot of layers, very cool to be walked through each one


I love how he talks about how bowie put Tony in the song
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Post by: dyecraig on February 20, 2016, 08:48:11 am
^ that was very cool, love that sort of thing - thanks for sharing.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 23, 2016, 10:30:24 am
as is usually is true...death is the best career move for an artist

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Post by: K8teebug on February 23, 2016, 11:54:13 am
I believe that was in the works before he died.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 25, 2016, 02:35:51 pm
Lorde and most of boiwe's touring bandmates (for the last few decades) do a little medley and spectacular life on mars at the brit awards

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/02/24/lorde_s_tribute_to_david_bowie_at_the_brit_awards_video.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/02/24/lorde_s_tribute_to_david_bowie_at_the_brit_awards_video.html)

this statement is great:
Lorde walked out to humbly perform one last classic by her hero... Lorde doesn?t particularly sound like Bowie, nor did she try to, choosing instead to just be herself. But sometimes the best way to pay tribute to David Bowie is to remember that there will never be another David Bowie.
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Post by: Just give it to me on February 25, 2016, 06:26:22 pm
anybody else hear Lady Gaga on NPR this weekend? I happened to turn it on to go pick up some mobys kabobs and didn't know who it was until the very end.. worth hearing if you missed it and are a Bowie fan...

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Post by: K8teebug on February 26, 2016, 10:39:29 am
Did she talk about how she turned what was supposed to be a Bowie tribute into an ad for Intel?
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Post by: bob72 on March 05, 2016, 04:44:32 pm
For those interested I spied two copies of Blackstar on vinyl at Crooked Beat today
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Post by: dyecraig on March 05, 2016, 06:05:30 pm
For those interested I spied two copies of Blackstar on vinyl at Crooked Beat today
clear or black?
either way, worth picking up in that format.
great store and owner!
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Post by: bob72 on March 05, 2016, 06:36:57 pm
Think it was black, tbh I didn't look that closely
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Post by: dyecraig on March 05, 2016, 06:52:55 pm
Think it was black, tbh I didn't look that closely
the clear comes with a download and pretty sure it was only available at barnes & noble.
why bowie why?  i do not enjoy going there...
the manassas store only received 1 copy. i had called and asked if they would hold it and they said sure.  when i picked it up i was told i was not very popular with other customers who came in earlier that day. i felt bad for a minute.
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Post by: dyecraig on April 17, 2016, 08:56:33 pm
maria schneider (who arranged "sue" for big band on the original 10" single) orchestra at the library of congress
4.15 free, but waiting list
even cooler - workshop the next day (free too, still available)
https://www.loc.gov/concerts/mariaschneider.html (https://www.loc.gov/concerts/mariaschneider.html)
maria schneider workshop was cool, could not score tickets to the evening concert unfortunately.
she critiqued a young trio and the bohemian caverns big band and could not be kinder or more constructive.
happily signed my records and chatted a bit about the bowie sessions and was sorry he was not here to sign them himself, which was fine as i would probably have fainted.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fzs48MdQNmg/VxQj00Q0pkI/AAAAAAAAeBc/8vr_SeYjvRgbdl8vDsS3L5wGSnvvclbmwCKgB/s320/20160417_195433.jpg)(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IRIHXB0a0Ko/VxQj9LPJPeI/AAAAAAAAeBc/sxkXEFcv43QemblXMCC93fOYoU21UiyYQCKgB/s320/20160416_141955.jpg)(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5Vz50Iim2_0/VxQkSR5Fy-I/AAAAAAAAeBU/e5c3gZvDkggbeOeeoOl-LGwgGx7yCK5tQCLcB/s320/20160416_152916.jpg)(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OJc5g9yfZ9s/VxQkTDx9bvI/AAAAAAAAeBY/nbARqF0s7MoGblFe-WBtifLzq88LlbXoQCLcB/s320/20160416_152922.jpg)
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2ijdfmCKXGk/VxQj4vIpnAI/AAAAAAAAeBc/_0YU1OEz7esyusp0GXP8CNdwuVjgx8CTwCKgB/s320/20160416_140952.jpg)(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_JYN3B1XgDc/VxQkIHapRwI/AAAAAAAAeBE/8qg1UJI6EMQfRiZWQFLRMZRwoc-ZZnIrQCKgB/s320/20160416_151856-1.jpg)
http://dyepics.blogspot.com/2016/04/maria-schneider-workshop-library-of.html (http://dyepics.blogspot.com/2016/04/maria-schneider-workshop-library-of.html)
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 04, 2016, 09:59:26 pm
http://www.inquisitr.com/3059397/blackstar-beautiful-secret-hidden-in-david-bowies-final-vinyl/

"If you bought the vinyl version of David Bowie?s classic and haunting final album, ?Blackstar,? you have a possibly as-yet-undiscovered and beautiful gift from the music master himself."

"What you must do is remove the vinyl record and put it in a safe place, then place the cover in the full sun. Once you have done that, just wait and a beautiful star field will appear."
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Post by: K8teebug on May 05, 2016, 09:58:17 am
I can't wait until the sun comes out again!
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Post by: dyecraig on May 15, 2016, 11:07:07 am
captain obvious here, but now that I've been exploring a lot of iggy recently, "red money" and "sister midnight" are pretty identical (in a cool way, of course).
never really dug 'lodger' until today.
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Post by: mekmad on May 15, 2016, 01:46:54 pm
http://www.inquisitr.com/3059397/blackstar-beautiful-secret-hidden-in-david-bowies-final-vinyl/

"If you bought the vinyl version of David Bowie?s classic and haunting final album, ?Blackstar,? you have a possibly as-yet-undiscovered and beautiful gift from the music master himself."

"What you must do is remove the vinyl record and put it in a safe place, then place the cover in the full sun. Once you have done that, just wait and a beautiful star field will appear."

I've been curious how this would work and I didn't want to open my copy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOey6mv5Sfo
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Post by: walk,on,by on May 15, 2016, 07:43:09 pm
how, not exciting.
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Post by: dyecraig on May 15, 2016, 08:46:21 pm
I can't wait until the sun comes out again!
have you done anything with your amazing bowie portrait?
would love to frame a glycee print of that.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 16, 2016, 07:12:10 am
I can't wait until the sun comes out again!
have you done anything with your amazing bowie portrait?
would love to frame a glycee print of that.

I printed an 8x10 of it and some 5x7 (just regular prints) and they're currently for sale at the columbia art center. I'm donating all the money to the Claudia Meyer Cancer Center and Jubliee Arts (a really great arts center in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore). PM me and I can send you the file. If you'd like to donate money to one of these or your favorite charity, that's totally fine with me!
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Post by: dyecraig on May 16, 2016, 05:28:03 pm
how, not exciting.
mine must be defective.
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Post by: Just give it to me on June 01, 2016, 04:37:47 pm
I found this very interesting and moving..from David J (Love and Rockets/Bauhaus/etc) Facebook

David J
3 hrs ·
I met David Bowie on the set of 'The Hunger' in 1982. There was a great old 1950's jukebox outside his dressing room. I was looking at the list of 45's and deciding what to play when I became aware of a looming presence behind me. "Mind if I pick one?" It was Bowie! "Eh, no, please be my guest." I mumbled. He punched in 'Grooving With Mister Bloe' an instrumental from 1970 by, yes, Mister Bloe and then started to dance! It was just me and Bowie there at the time. Surreal! He was dressed in the sharp dark blue shark skin suit that he is seen wearing in the first scene of the movie and had on those matching blue shades. He was smiling all the while and well . . . grooving with Mister Bloe. Somehow I summoned up the audacity to make a statement. "This reminds me of something." To which D.B. responded: "Oh, yeah? What's that then?" "It's one of yours!" "Yeah? Which one?" "It's off of 'Low." "Yeah? Well, which track?" "Eh, 'A New Career In A New Town?"
And with that, Bowie put a finger to his lips, winked and carried on dancing!
When I played 'Blackstar' on headphones the night that he died and it came to the last track, 'I Can't Give Everything Away', in which he alludes to the same harmonica part that he cribbed from 'Mister Bloe', I made the astonishing connection that the 'new town' was the afterlife and the 'new career', well . . . what ever it was that Bowie would be doing there! At that point, lying on my bed in the Crystal Hotel in Portland at midnight on January 10 and recalling that cherished personal memory of our meeting, I lost it and collapsed under a deluge of tears.
(The writing of my little tribute song followed shortly thereafter.)
https://vimeo.com/168032558
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Post by: dyecraig on June 01, 2016, 09:43:51 pm
^ nice one, there.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 01, 2016, 09:58:14 pm
^ nice one, there.
yeah that was awesome
really was the zenith for me as far as this whole rock n roll thing goes
not a single 'artist' comes close, sorry Mr Zimmerman
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Post by: dyecraig on June 01, 2016, 10:02:33 pm
^ nice one, there.
yeah that was awesome
really was the zenith for me as far as this whole rock n roll thing goes
not a single 'artist' comes close, sorry Mr Zimmerman
tried to get into mr. z. many  times. live, etc. pass.
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Post by: Just give it to me on June 01, 2016, 10:37:46 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 01, 2016, 10:38:40 pm
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o
yeah that was aimed at you
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Post by: Just give it to me on June 01, 2016, 10:52:15 pm
well of course David Bowie is awesome...I got goosebumps reading the David J bit earlier today....I found an interesting bit on wikipedia on Bowie's Song for Bob Dylan

When asked about the song at the time of Hunky Dory's release, Bowie said, "This is how some see BD."[1] Bowie later revealed his true intention for writing the song in a 1976 Melody Maker interview saying,

"There's even a song ? Song for Bob Dylan ? that laid out what I wanted to do in rock. It was at that period that I said, 'okay (Dylan) if you don't want to do it, I will.' I saw that leadership void. Even though the song isn't one of the most important on the album, it represented for me what the album was all about. If there wasn't someone who was going to use rock 'n' roll, then I'd do it."[5]


I've invested too much time, brain cells, and money on Dylan to go back at this point..travelled too many miles to be able to be really "objective".. my thinking has ossified... so I don't really question myself but I tend to agree with George Harrison that in 500 years Bob Dylan will be the only musician remembered from our shared time here...that doesn't mean he is the "best" or that everyone must enjoy his every croak.....I will say I listen to Bob Dylan a lot less these days.. I did pick up his new album of standards and there is some superlative singing (yes singing!) on it... and a few very fun covers... for example, to hear him singing one of my favorite Louis Prima/Keely Smith songs (That Old Black Magic).. but I just can't see listening to it too much cause my musical tastes have moved away from vocals/jazz to punk/reggae/post-punk...although they were playing it at the record store yesterday loud and i was having the best time tapping my fingers and singing along.. there's still life left in the guy!
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 01, 2016, 11:07:37 pm
It was at that period that I said, 'okay (Dylan) if you don't want to do it, I will.' I saw that leadership void. Even though the song isn't one of the most important on the album, it represented for me what the album was all about. If there wasn't someone who was going to use rock 'n' roll, then I'd do it."[5]
+1
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Post by: killsaly on July 30, 2016, 08:50:24 pm
https://soundcloud.com/howardstern/aurora_lifeonmars
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Post by: K8teebug on August 02, 2016, 08:12:39 am
https://soundcloud.com/howardstern/aurora_lifeonmars

I love this version. Heard it on an episode of Girls. So beautiful.
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Post by: killsaly on August 02, 2016, 02:50:32 pm
I am listening to the studio version now.  I think I prefer the version from the Howard Stern show, her vocal mix is dry compared to the heavily drenched in reverb studio version. 
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Post by: sweetcell on November 02, 2016, 01:24:08 pm
The David Bowie emoji has arrived (http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/02/technology/apple-emoji-david-bowie-women/index.html)
What do avocados, owls and the late David Bowie have in common? They all feature in the new batch of emojis released by Apple this week.

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/161102083919-david-bowie-emoji-780x439.jpg)

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/02/technology/apple-emoji-david-bowie-women/index.html
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Post by: sweetcell on November 14, 2016, 02:38:00 pm
David Bowie's 'Blackstar' Album Has More Hidden Secrets
https://www.yahoo.com/music/david-bowies-blackstar-album-more-hidden-secrets-075227981.html
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Post by: Justin Tonation on December 18, 2016, 11:28:48 pm
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15621592_1187619797994056_6107513280633131649_n.jpg?oh=70a6e038122db3d08426720fac25dfb5&oe=58F8BB8B)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 11, 2017, 12:31:07 am
he's just a rock-n-roller, but damit if the place doesn't seem the same with out him

http://people.com/music/david-bowie-best-covers-since-death/

Interesting Prince did a cover at his last show

the instrumental cover of ?Changes? from Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer ....is pretty killer


Tony Visconti says it well
http://pitchfork.com/news/70810-tony-visconti-reflects-on-a-year-without-david-bowie-in-emotional-new-message/

Of course, he never left us in spirit. We are fortunate to have lived in the same time as him. We?ve seen him, we?ve heard him sing and speak, we?ve hugged him, we?ve worshipped him and we are constantly reminded of him daily. He was a legend in his lifetime and he will be a legend until the end of time. But he was my friend too. I miss him dearly.


This pitchfork piece is very good too
http://pitchfork.com/features/afterword/9786-david-bowie/
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Post by: walkie,talkie on January 11, 2017, 12:40:08 am
 . . . The new Tupac.  Jesus.  He's putting out more Shit dead than alive.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 17, 2017, 10:46:25 am
...having a special screening at Arlington Cinema Draft House 3/23
(and I just bought tickets as well)


http://backoffice.arlingtondrafthouse.com/default.aspx?page=event&eid=4330
The documentary film of the ground-breaking exhibition David Bowie is, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2013, is being re-released in cinemas worldwide. Filmed on the closing night of the exhibition, this cinema re-release offers another opportunity to explore this international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie.

Described by The Times as stylish & outrageousand The Guardian as a triumph, the David Bowie is exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A?s history, featuring a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie?s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive. The film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie?s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide expert insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie?s ideas.



Not sure why this exhibition didn't do a world wide tour last year?
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Post by: dyecraig on March 17, 2017, 11:11:30 am
^ it is touring the world.
not sure where it is now, but saw it in chicago in 2015.
omg fantastic.
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Post by: dyecraig on March 17, 2017, 11:13:44 am
2 bowie releases for rsd look promising.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on March 17, 2017, 10:08:17 pm
I meant to post this awhile back, but there was a great story on The Moth from the hairdresser who gave Bowie his first Ziggy Stardust haircut and later became Mick Ronson's wife.  Highly recommended!

https://themoth.org/radio-hour/leaving-loving-coming-home
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Post by: dyecraig on March 23, 2017, 01:02:50 pm
bowie doc @ arlington drafthouse tonight.
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Post by: K8teebug on March 27, 2017, 02:45:47 pm
...having a special screening at Arlington Cinema Draft House 3/23
(and I just bought tickets as well)


http://backoffice.arlingtondrafthouse.com/default.aspx?page=event&eid=4330
The documentary film of the ground-breaking exhibition David Bowie is, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2013, is being re-released in cinemas worldwide. Filmed on the closing night of the exhibition, this cinema re-release offers another opportunity to explore this international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie.

Described by The Times as stylish & outrageousand The Guardian as a triumph, the David Bowie is exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A?s history, featuring a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie?s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive. The film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie?s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide expert insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie?s ideas.



Not sure why this exhibition didn't do a world wide tour last year?

They were very selective about where that exhibit would travel. Chicago was the only US stop.
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Post by: sweetcell on January 10, 2018, 02:38:28 pm
two years ago today.

Baby-faced Bowie, before he became a star (http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/01/entertainment/david-bowie-cnnphotos/)
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Post by: vansmack on January 10, 2018, 03:15:04 pm
I am planning on watching "The Last Five Years" tonight.  If I don't go to the bar.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 10, 2018, 05:11:25 pm
I am planning on watching "The Last Five Years" tonight.  If I don't go to the bar.

Watched it last night. I'll be curious to hear what you think. I must admit I prefer the other documentary "Five Years".
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 10, 2018, 05:50:19 pm
Sad day
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Post by: vansmack on January 11, 2018, 01:03:43 pm
Watched it last night. I'll be curious to hear what you think. I must admit I prefer the other documentary "Five Years".

Sorry, I went to the bar for a darts tournament.  Will watch it this weekend and we can chat about it.
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Post by: bearman🐻 on January 11, 2018, 01:11:28 pm
Watched it last night. I'll be curious to hear what you think. I must admit I prefer the other documentary "Five Years".

Sorry, I went to the bar for a darts tournament.  Will watch it this weekend and we can chat about it.

Disclaimer: I was already feeling depressed about the 2nd death of his anniversary when I watched it, so it didn't really cheer me up much. But it was definitely interesting.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 30, 2018, 10:04:46 am
Beside Bowie....the Mick Ronson story!
Wow this was fucking amazing.

I always felt he was a huge part of the Bowie sound...but I had no idea how much influence he had on hunky dory and Ziggy sound/feel
Even Tony v admits his influence (and that holds some weight)
Even DD is all Ronnie but he barely got credit
Sad how he was pennyless most of his life, but created/collobrated on some of the most important rock music

The James jamerson of rock

And it sounds like ziggy was really killed because Bowie and difries didn't want to pay the band

His appearance at the Queen tribute was a nice coda though...

The last five years was awesome too...I really need to spend more time with his last two albums...that was a great primer
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Post by: K8teebug on January 30, 2018, 01:10:08 pm
Watched it last night. I'll be curious to hear what you think. I must admit I prefer the other documentary "Five Years".

Sorry, I went to the bar for a darts tournament.  Will watch it this weekend and we can chat about it.

Disclaimer: I was already feeling depressed about the 2nd death of his anniversary when I watched it, so it didn't really cheer me up much. But it was definitely interesting.

Same. I really liked seeing the bands play together, but it also made me really sad.

What I did love about it was how much David Bowie appreciated and included other artists in his work. And he never stopped doing that. And that he could record 2 albums in secret.

Really can't wait to see the exhibit again in May.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 30, 2018, 01:11:21 pm
Side note - I have some extra prints of my Bowie painting. PM me if you're interested. Price is a charitable donation to an art/music organization (or art/music instruction organization) of your choice.
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Post by: vansmack on January 31, 2018, 01:18:17 pm
I watched this last night after the SOTU, so going in I was in a strange place, but yes, depressing, though I don't think I expected anything different given that post Hurricane festival, he was never what what we had come to expect.

I don't know that I needed a song by song walk through of the musicality so much as I wanted the story behind the song's meaning, which is very tough to do posthumously.  I felt like I was getting more about Bowie's state of mind via the discussion of the making of the videos then I was in the discussion with the band in a group setting.  Individual conversations were great though.

I'm not rushing out to watch it again, but pleased that I saw it.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 31, 2018, 01:31:05 pm
hough I don't think I expected anything different given that post Hurricane festival, he was never what what we had come to expect.
not sure I understand...yes I know that was his last full on performance in 2004

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I wanted the story behind the song's meaning
me too...but bowie barely did that when he was alive

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I felt like I was getting more about Bowie's state of mind via the discussion of the making of the videos then I was in the discussion with the band in a group setting.  Individual conversations were great though.
agreed.
I did like how they got the bands back together and worked through the creation of some of the tracks and how bowie interacted with them
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Post by: Just give it to me on February 01, 2018, 03:35:35 pm
Part of Bowie’s genius was finding a lot of cool people to be influenced by and work with...then melding it all together in unique ways..if mick  ronson was truly as great as some say his body of work would reflect that but the only greatness I see is when he worked with Bowie...did ronson produce morrissey’s your arsenal? That is a stunner I will grant you but I have picked up many records with ronno on them that are dreck

Brian Eno on the other hand is a genius
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 01, 2018, 05:05:04 pm
...did ronson produce morrissey’s your arsenal? That is a stunner I will grant you but I have picked up many records with ronno on them that are dreck
yes about your arsenal, his wife said that album helped them a lot, otherwise they would have been on the street

but he never found another good front man to work with was part of the problem
Ian Hunter...meh
while David wrote the lyrics...it was Mick who really made all the young dudes the song we know

He also didn't get credit, but apparently Lou Reed's transformer wouldn't be the same without ronno

also he pretty much wrote that guitar lick for John Cougar's "jack and diane"

in particular on "Jack & Diane." , Mellencamp recalled:    "Mick was very instrumental in helping me arrange that song, as I'd thrown it on the junk heap



Slaughter on 10th Avenue  is really not that great
but DeFries wanted to make Mick the frontman and a star, that that wasn't who he was

this collaboration (tour) I never knew about
(https://i0.wp.com/78.media.tumblr.com/082ee15889c826bc4b212562fb33a424/tumblr_oxuoavTAIx1snb6qwo1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: Just give it to me on February 01, 2018, 05:10:43 pm
Def ronson should get a big credit for transformer and he does on the album!! Bowie and ronson make that album which is the only Lou reed solo record I really love

Look he was a seriously talented guitar slinger but he was no genius...no Bowie ...Bowie was lucky to find him but the truth is if not ronno he would have found someone else
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 01, 2018, 05:13:09 pm
.Bowie was lucky to find him but the truth is if not ronno he would have found someone else
that's debatable...

Def ronson should get a big credit for transformer and he does on the album!!

ok yes he does get credit...but most people focus on Bowie and his contribution is small in comparison

Mick Ronson played a major role in the recording of the album at Trident Studios, serving as the co-producer and primary session musician (contributing guitar, piano, recorder and backing vocals), as well as arranger, notably contributing the string arrangement for "Perfect Day". Reed lauded Ronson's contribution in the Transformer episode of the documentary series Classic Albums, praising the beauty of his work and keeping down the vocal to highlight the strings.
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Post by: Just give it to me on February 01, 2018, 05:20:02 pm
Bowie found people over and over again from buckmaster on strings for space oddity to Visconti to ronno to Lou reed to iggy to Lennon to alomar (from James Brown) to Luther vandross to eno to George Murray to Fripp to Belew to Stevie Ray Vaughan so no it is not debatable in my opinion

You are just fixated with ziggy stardust and how he could play guitar (ronno) I get and respect that
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 18, 2018, 09:59:49 am
(https://media.timeout.com/images/105203671/750/422/image.jpg)

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/a-david-bowie-installation-is-taking-over-an-nyc-subway-station-041718
The “David Bowie Is” exhibit is well underway at the Brooklyn Museum, but the late Thin White Duke is going to be front and center in Manhattan for the next month. Starting Wednesday, April 18, the Broadway-Lafayette subway station is being taken over by an installation that pays homage to the Starman.

The exhibit doubles as an ad—it’s a collaboration between Spotify and the Brooklyn Museum—and features a collection of Bowie-inspired art, including fan-made works and reproductions of pieces that are part of the museum’s exhibit. Straphangers can also score limited edition MetroCards at the station, which contain the visage of the Starman himself.

“Each piece of art will be paired with something Bowie has said that speaks to his affection for the city and its impact on his work, giving further insight into the artist’s mindset and methods,” said a spokesperson for the installation.



In true Spotify fashion, each work will contain a code that allows passersby to listen to a curated selection of Bowie’s songs.

The installation will be in place through Sunday, May 13, and the “David Bowie Is” exhibit will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum until Sunday, July 15. The subway exhibit is free to the public (after you swipe in with your MetroCard), and you can score tickets to the full museum exhibit right here.
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Post by: K8teebug on April 20, 2018, 10:14:04 am
Anyone else heading up to NYC for the exhibit? I'll be there in two weeks :)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 20, 2018, 10:51:04 am
Anyone else heading up to NYC for the exhibit? I'll be there in two weeks :)
I'm tempted as I'm very eager to see this
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Post by: jeffml on April 20, 2018, 11:26:16 am
I'll be in NYC mid May to see Bruce on Broadway (scored $75 tix).  staying in Brooklyn so will try to check this out.
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Post by: dyecraig on April 20, 2018, 11:55:13 am
a friend sent me a live LP from berlin '78 and a comp called iselect with some rarities and liner notes by bowie, that you can only pick up at the show.
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Post by: K8teebug on April 20, 2018, 02:59:07 pm
I have seen it, and if you like Bowie EVEN A LITTLE BIT, you should not miss this.

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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on April 20, 2018, 04:50:07 pm
I have seen it, and if you like Bowie EVEN A LITTLE BIT, you should not miss this.
How extensive is the exhibit? Considering going but its a haul if I'm just looking at a 30 minute exhibit.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 20, 2018, 04:52:57 pm
I have seen it, and if you like Bowie EVEN A LITTLE BIT, you should not miss this.
How extensive is the exhibit? Considering going but its a haul if I'm just looking at a 30 minute exhibit.
there is also the metro stop...and FFS it's NYC there are a million things to do
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 03, 2019, 06:07:47 pm
an app (https://news.avclub.com/gary-oldmans-here-to-guide-you-through-the-david-bowie-1831462595)

an augmented reality adaptation of the David Bowie Is museum exhibit that shuttered in July of 2018
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Post by: dyecraig on January 03, 2019, 06:29:07 pm
an app (https://news.avclub.com/gary-oldmans-here-to-guide-you-through-the-david-bowie-1831462595)

an augmented reality adaptation of the David Bowie Is museum exhibit that shuttered in July of 2018
I wonder if that's 7.99 per month or just once.
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Post by: Just give it to me on January 03, 2019, 07:04:38 pm
I have seen it, and if you like Bowie EVEN A LITTLE BIT, you should not miss this.
How extensive is the exhibit? Considering going but its a haul if I'm just looking at a 30 minute exhibit.
there is also the metro stop...and FFS it's NYC there are a million things to do

So true...we took the kids up for spring break two years ago and still I am amazed at how much we missed...I may lobby to go again soon...what an absolutely incredible city...

My top cities are Buenos Aires (#1 home if I have one), NYC and Barcelona


I am unfamiliar with Madrid but pretty sure I would love it
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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on January 03, 2019, 07:11:46 pm
an app (https://news.avclub.com/gary-oldmans-here-to-guide-you-through-the-david-bowie-1831462595)

an augmented reality adaptation of the David Bowie Is museum exhibit that shuttered in July of 2018
I wonder if that's 7.99 per month or just once.
I read that as a one-time cost.
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 08, 2019, 03:04:37 pm
I've know Hutch for a while....but had no idea!
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51u%2BLNc5J9L._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
Hutch's valuable contributions to David's music during the early years are amongst the building blocks of David Bowie's spectacular career.

Found when I heard they were releasing more unreleased bowie (https://www.nme.com/news/music/spying-keyhole-david-bowie-release-vinyl-boxset-nine-unreleased-singles-2428209)

‘Space Oddity (demo – alternative lyrics)’ (with Hutch)
Originally conceived as a song for a duo to perform, this is the first known version to feature ‘Hutch’
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 22, 2019, 06:41:50 am
vans?! (https://hypebeast.com/2019/3/david-bowie-vans-collaboration-capsule-collection)
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Post by: sweetcell on March 22, 2019, 12:07:20 pm
David Bowie Is...

... rolling over in his grave.
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Post by: Space Freely on March 22, 2019, 12:39:53 pm
vans?! (https://hypebeast.com/2019/3/david-bowie-vans-collaboration-capsule-collection)

I'm partial to the ones that say "Space."
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Post by: Relaxer on March 22, 2019, 01:31:40 pm
I think Bowie would've been delighted to own a pair of fuzzy vans.
Title: Re: David Bowie Is...
Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 22, 2019, 02:26:03 pm
I think Bowie would've been delighted to own a pair of fuzzy vans.
I agree...the object of commercial fancy...he would love it...although he'd probably sue to get his cut
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Post by: Relaxer on March 22, 2019, 02:28:04 pm
I actually really like the alladin ones and would buy them in a second if they didn't have DAVID BOWIE on the back end
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Post by: dyecraig on March 22, 2019, 08:42:17 pm
I actually really like the alladin ones and would buy them in a second if they didn't have DAVID BOWIE on the back end
Same here, but the blue ones are kind of cool too.
Alas, don't think I could pull it off.
Title: Re: David Bowie Is...
Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 18, 2019, 05:37:40 pm
a beer....
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58441676_2345070432437209_2320997650993774592_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=860462e3840488ea61906c25caaf5496&oe=5D2A3E7F)

Although I gotta imagine there are a few more out there
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 26, 2019, 07:28:15 am
Still releasing music
https://www.jambase.com/article/david-bowie-new-album-mercury-demos

With Hutch of course
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 21, 2019, 04:43:37 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60778427_2742680665759961_2567614067539705856_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=6fb8d9482508d1e9953657592fc505c4&oe=5D6DCDCF)
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on...
Title: Re: David Bowie Is...
Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on July 11, 2019, 12:19:30 pm
barbie!
(https://consequenceofsound.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/bowie-barbie-space-oddity-1.png)

for the low low price of $50 (https://barbie.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ba/barbie-david-bowie-doll-fxd84)
Title: Re: David Bowie Is...
Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on July 11, 2019, 12:21:35 pm
I actually really like the alladin ones and would buy them in a second if they didn't have DAVID BOWIE on the back end
Same here, but the blue ones are kind of cool too.
Alas, don't think I could pull it off.
I think you did tho...
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 07, 2019, 03:33:57 pm
at Ust!
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67812645_2384404115133762_553600857589940224_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQmrIHc366WXhpIasvvkQOgpd9W04BNnlV3ahkxiSPrDkTVuugHMpqFkTen39OlbhDY&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=4c790b72daa8598d52052a66e50f917b&oe=5DA1552F)
Friday, Aug 9th
Heaven Malone Presents
BOWIE BALL - The Labyrinth Masquerade

Washington, D.C. it is time to experience Bowie Ball, where we celebrate the legend, the chameleon, and the man... David Bowie.

Bowie Ball returns Friday, August 9th, 2019 at U Street Music Hall to celebrate the life and legend of David Bowie. So get into the spirit with us – glam it up, dress like a dandy and let’s love the alien with some glitter on top.

Bowiesque DJ sets by:
Heaven Malone

Live Bowie Performance by:
Max Goldstein

• Bowie Costume Contest
• Glitter and Glam Makeup Booth

Bowie Ball is a glam and drag dance party founded in Chicago by DJ Heaven Malone. With the 13th Bowie Ball scheduled for Chicago on Aug 8th, 2019, Bowie Ball is now branching out to Washington D.C for one night only on August 9th, 2019 at U Street Music Hall.
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Post by: vansmack on January 05, 2020, 05:43:50 pm
Might be on here somewhere else, but an enjoyable read:

Why David Bowie was Banned from SNL (https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/david-bowie-banned-from-snl/amp/)
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 23, 2020, 09:12:42 am
thanks for posting Dyecraig
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p960x960/93400775_3129616507062949_945152646346440704_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=xR7YCX52Dj8AX8Wncwq&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=6e1a70c482468df50f6132651868f3f9&oe=5EC84073)
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Post by: sweetcell on May 11, 2020, 06:14:31 pm
this is amazing: bowie as sea mollusks.

Bowiebranchia: Nudibranchia or other opisthobranchia compared to the various looks of David Bowie. (https://bowiebranchia.tumblr.com/)

(https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2019/01/getty_timkany_seaslug.jpg)
 
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/ea96e5f9d37f76fb6b83d350fed6d557/tumblr_pd1opuNQ1V1uj78cxo1_1280.jpg)
 
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/4da55405d46349865f0ddb918e124af7/tumblr_pbb0w0pAGw1uj78cxo1_640.jpg)


etc...
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Post by: #WriteInTrumpForGA ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 11, 2020, 09:19:51 pm
this is amazing: bowie as

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/4da55405d46349865f0ddb918e124af7/tumblr_pbb0w0pAGw1uj78cxo1_640.jpg)
etc...
Ok it was marginally funny.... but that last photo was pure genius
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Post by: sweetcell on May 27, 2020, 01:27:09 pm
David Bowie  *  Kurt Cobain =

(http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/81-5eb3b442a1980__700.jpg)

from: Artist Merges Two Celebrities Into One Creating Mashups That Confuse Many (https://www.boredpanda.com/celebrities-mixed-faces-morphy-me/)
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Post by: sweetcell on May 27, 2020, 01:29:35 pm
young vs. old:

(https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/B7ImMohFBPS-png__700.jpg)

from: 30 Celebrities Photoshopped Side-By-Side With Their Younger Selves Show How Aging Has Changed Them (https://www.boredpanda.com/young-vs-old-celebrities-part-3-ard-gelinck/)
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Post by: Just give it to me on May 27, 2020, 01:31:18 pm
Labyrinth is not young Bowie!!
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Post by: McGanahan Skjellyfetti on June 17, 2020, 08:42:38 pm
David Bowie is now eligible for an Oscar.  Again.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/david-bowies-1971-visit-to-silver-spring-is-memorialized-in-a-new-movie/2020/06/16/9ea9e13a-afeb-11ea-8f56-63f38c990077_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/david-bowies-1971-visit-to-silver-spring-is-memorialized-in-a-new-movie/2020/06/16/9ea9e13a-afeb-11ea-8f56-63f38c990077_story.html)
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 28, 2020, 09:45:07 am
Mike Garson is hosting a online celebration of Bowie
 
A Bowie Celebration - Early Bird General Admission - 01-08-2021
$20 Early Bird Tickets Available Through Sunday November 1 plus access to exclusive merch and VIP ticket packages On Sale Now.
The concert will be available to watch for 24 hours after the January 8 initial broadcast at 6pm PT / 9pm ET. Artist lineup is subject to change. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

There are VIP packages available with access to a soundcheck and artist chat

https://rollinglivestudios.com/collections/bowie

(https://ucarecdn.com/e39ca78b-ea50-466f-8cd9-48b8b56eb344/-/format/auto/-/preview/3000x3000/-/quality/lighter/)

Title: Re: David Bowie Is...
Post by: sweetcell on October 28, 2020, 01:58:46 pm
who is this "william corgan" chap?  he sounds intriguing...
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Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on October 28, 2020, 07:18:35 pm
who is this "william corgan" chap?  he sounds intriguing...
He asked people to stop calling him Billy like five years ago. Complained he was an adult and it was a child’s name.  ;D