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messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Otta 13 January, 2016 14:09

But you still have his music, nothing has changed.

And I very much suspect Steveo is right, there will be future releases.

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Posted by Jeremy 13 January, 2016 14:39

Bit of a cold analysis Otta... yes, people die in more tragic circumstances every day. But those who felt a connection with his music felt a connection with him.. so a sense of loss is inevitable.

As for me... I felt no genuine sadness as I never had that connection. Nevertheless, I greatly admire what he acheived and the way he went about his life.

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Posted by Louisa 13 January, 2016 14:45

When anyone died it's a tragic loss to someone, and empathy surely pays a big part in sympathising for something we can all relate to. Again, never really got the whole Bowie music thing, but unlike the Beatles, he was a low key individualist who never really conformed to the main stream (apart from that wayward period of the 1980's). He was influential, but arguably not mainstream enough to impact upon the direction music went in long term.

Louisa.

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Posted by Otta 13 January, 2016 15:09

Jeremy Wrote:
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> Bit of a cold analysis Otta... yes, people die in
> more tragic circumstances every day. But those who
> felt a connection with his music felt a connection
> with him.. so a sense of loss is inevitable.
>
> As for me... I felt no genuine sadness as I never
> had that connection. Nevertheless, I greatly
> admire what he acheived and the way he went about
> his life.


Your second paragraph sums up my personal feelings about it.

But to be clear, I have some friends who were real fans, just like sanity girl obviously was/is. And I totally get that they would feel a genuine saddness and maybe a sense of loss (possibly for the youth that he was so influential on). But those firends of mine have not gone OTT. It's the outpouring of grief that winds me up. One friend on facebook actually said on Monday something like "I was never a big fan of his music, but I always liked that he was somehow different" (fair enough). He then spent the whole day sharing his music and lamenting that we'd never hear the like again.

Imagine if facebook and twitter had existed in August 1997!

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Posted by Louisa 13 January, 2016 15:27

Absolutely Otta. No one wants a repeat of the Diana scenario. And can you imagine the social media grief overdrive when our monarch eventually passes? We can all be respectful without being disproportionately over familiar and disingenuous in our 'grief'.

Louisa.

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Posted by red devil 13 January, 2016 15:35

For a lot of people music has associations/connections throughout their lives, the music they heard growing up, at school, first kiss, first riot, college, work, their wedding day, first born etc etc. So when a musician like Bowie dies, people are not just mourning the loss of his life, they are also mourning the loss of part of their lives...

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Posted by Otta 13 January, 2016 17:46

Totally agree, that's what I meant when I said "I have some friends who were real fans, just like sanity girl obviously was/is. And I totally get that they would feel a genuine saddness and maybe a sense of loss (possibly for the youth that he was so influential on)."

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Posted by red devil 13 January, 2016 19:09

Ah, sorry, missed that...

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Posted by HonaloochieB 13 January, 2016 19:34

Louisa Wrote:
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> Absolutely Otta. No one wants a repeat of the
> Diana scenario. And can you imagine the social
> media grief overdrive when our monarch eventually
> passes? We can all be respectful without being
> disproportionately over familiar and disingenuous
> in our 'grief'.
>
> Louisa.

There's no reason there'd be that (Diana 'thing', what scenario? Not a clue about that) at all.

Our monarch passes? It's David Bowie that's just gone, the place is a less good place without him.
'Cus he was a stone-cold solid groovey motherfu*cker.

Ingenuous in my sadness for him.

Anyway loves you, doubt you meant it, given the daftness. Later.

HB

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Posted by Louisa 15 January, 2016 17:00

A lovely little article in the Southwark News tells the story of the Jones & Higgins worker who was charmed by Bowie on a visit to Peckham in the mid 70's. A nice memory with a local connection.

[www.southwarknews.co.uk]

Louisa.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Jah Lush 17 January, 2016 12:03

Dave's struggle to come up with a new character after killing off Ziggy.


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Posted by Jah Lush 17 January, 2016 12:42


messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by kbabes 21 March, 2016 20:10

if anyone interested there is a Bowie Tribute Night happening at the Ivy House, Nunhead on 31st March.. found the below on twitter

[twitter.com]

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Kvy B

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Seabag 21 March, 2016 20:17

I only wonder had Bowiee been born somewhat later he'd have discovered the EDF , signing on with the ZiggyStardust handle

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Posted by 21 March, 2016 20:26

Do you think he'd have been banging on about how Beckenham was the new East Dulwich?

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by kbabes 21 March, 2016 20:59

Well he was way ahead of his time.. Beckenham had a folk club long before The Goose is Out came about!

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Kvy B

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Posted by Seabag 21 March, 2016 23:19

Wrote:
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> Do you think he'd have been banging on about how
> Beckenham was the new East Dulwich?

I think he had strong views on West Croydon 's

He said of East Dulwich "Ha ha ha- he he he" or someting to that effect

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by darryle 22 March, 2016 03:16

Brit awards also gave tribute to David Bowie. He really loved by many people.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by red devil January 10, 12:33PM

Fook, how quick did that year go?!
Some of his best non-single tracks...[www.independent.co.uk]

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Posted by Alan Medic January 10, 01:02PM

200 ☺

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Posted by Rosetta January 10, 05:06PM

Jah Lush Wrote:
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>


Was that Nicholas Lyndhurst doing Bowie's voice?

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Posted by Jah Lush January 10, 07:13PM

Adam Buxton

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