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messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by 28 May, 2013 13:10

giggirl Wrote:
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> Hey Quids,
>
> I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour
> Drinking milk shakes cold and long.
>
> Thanks for the tip. Watched the programme last
> night.
>
> Px


Very good!

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by StraferJack 28 January, 2014 09:53

Today's Bowie find

Outtakes and different versions from the Young Americans album sessions

[t.co]

(including John Lennon and Bowie doing "Let's twist again"... hmmmm)

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Jah Lush 28 January, 2014 12:06

Oh dearie me... just listened to the full horror of the Lennon/Bowie cod reggae of Let's Twist Again. Just awful.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by 11 January, 2016 13:21

and why not, as he's all over social Media today anyway

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Jah Lush 11 January, 2016 13:33

Bowie on Extras.

[www.dailymotion.com]

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by red devil 11 January, 2016 13:34

A very sad day. One of my older brothers was a big fan, so I grew up 'listening' to his 70's albums and eventually became a fan myself by the late 70's...work those shoulders babe x


messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Jah Lush 11 January, 2016 13:58

Irvine Welsh gets it right with this tweet.

"Bowie died as he lived, displaying uplifting, inspirational class. Kept quiet about his illness, released a masterpiece, then checked out."

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by titch juicy 11 January, 2016 14:02

Have a listen to the lyrics on each track of his new (brilliant) album. Now sounds ever so haunting.

It feels like only he could've made a fantastic album about his own death while it was impending.

What a last act.

A tribute street party is being organised outside Brixton Ritzy from 7-ish this evening. Brixton saying farewell to it's most famous son.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Jah Lush 11 January, 2016 14:31

Indeed. He knew the end was near and even in death he was a work of art.

[www.telegraph.co.uk]

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Jah Lush 11 January, 2016 15:25

The night he killed off Ziggy at the Hammersmith Odeon.


messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by titch juicy 11 January, 2016 15:43

Brian Eno

"David's death came as a complete surprise, as did nearly everything else about him. I feel a huge gap now.

"We knew each other for over 40 years, in a friendship that was always tinged by echoes of Pete and Dud. Over the last few years - with him living in New York and me in London - our connection was by email. We signed off with invented names: some of his were Mr Showbiz, Milton Keynes, Rhoda Borrocks and The Duke of Ear.

"About a year ago we started talking about Outside - the last album we worked on together. We both liked that album a lot and felt that it had fallen through the cracks. We talked about revisiting it, taking it somewhere new. I was looking forward to that.

"I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did. It ended with this sentence: 'Thank you for our good times, Brian. they will never rot'. And it was signed 'Dawn'.

"I realise now he was saying goodbye."

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Otta 11 January, 2016 18:12

The OP



Wrote:
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> This has been bothering me. (well a bit).
>
> I love this man's music...there was a pre-punk
> time when it was just him alone in my book,
> certainly in the UK. But, I'm acutely aware that
> lots of people who have similar tastes to me but
> are younger, just don't see it. Am I prisoner of
> my youth?...Is he in reality how I see Oasis, ie
> ok, but if you were 15 when Definitely Maybe was
> released you thought this was the best album ever
> rather than a Slade tribute. Discuss.


I can confirm that if you were born late 70s, your parents didn't listen to any popular music (and were older parents for the time), and the first thing you saw him do was "Dancing in the street" with Jagger, you probably felt a bit creeped out by him. I certainly did.

Bit grew to like him, just nowhere near on the level of those 10 - 20 years my senior.



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messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by LadyNorwood 11 January, 2016 20:14

Otta Wrote:
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> The OP
>
>
>
> Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This has been bothering me. (well a bit).
> >
> > I love this man's music...there was a pre-punk
> > time when it was just him alone in my book,
> > certainly in the UK. But, I'm acutely aware
> that
> > lots of people who have similar tastes to me
> but
> > are younger, just don't see it. Am I prisoner
> of
> > my youth?...Is he in reality how I see Oasis,
> ie
> > ok, but if you were 15 when Definitely Maybe
> was
> > released you thought this was the best album
> ever
> > rather than a Slade tribute. Discuss.
>
>
> I can confirm that if you were born late 70s, your
> parents didn't listen to any popular music (and
> we're older parents for the time), and the first
> thing you saw him do was "Dancing in the street"
> with Jagger, you probably felt a bit creeped out
> by him. I certainly did.
>
> Bit grew to like him, just nowhere near on the
> level of those 10 - 20 years my senior.

I was born mid-60s, youngest of three. Never liked DB, was dragged to see him late 90s at Town & Country in Leeds (the tour when he refused to sign any old stuff); managed to stick it for about 20 minutes, then walked out (very obvious as there were only about 200 people) and sat in the car for the next hour or so, freezing my bits off... Just never got the hype, give me Steve Marriott any day...

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by HonaloochieB 12 January, 2016 21:55

LadyNorwood Wrote:

>
> I was born mid-60s, youngest of three. Never
> liked DB, was dragged to see him late 90s at Town
> & Country in Leeds (the tour when he refused to
> sign any old stuff); managed to stick it for about
> 20 minutes, then walked out (very obvious as there
> were only about 200 people) and sat in the car for
> the next hour or so, freezing my bits off... Just
> never got the hype, give me Steve Marriott any
> day...


I'll not get angry about you and feel sad with you, LadyN.

In no order, and why should it be?

Brixton boy, artist, dilettante, big feckin' ol' liar, Beckenham Arts Lab Proff, Tony Newley impersonator, Mott The Hoople saviour, Alien?, GLAM [email protected]' GLAM 'N' GLAM AGAIN, Actor? Man Who Fell To Earth, Waffety-eyed long-haired div, Converter of me to Ziggy Stardust compulsive, Geezery sounding socialite, Discovering Life On Mars (FACT!), Best hairstyles, ever, just bloody ever, Berlin and all that, but not forgetting how to make a pop tune, Thin White Duke, William Burroughs, The Dame, being amused by being referred to as The Dame, Warhol, hole, hole, holes, The Elephant Man, Tin Machine, Marlboro Reds, Iggy saviour, still being a chum with George who hit him so hard he changed hs eye colour, the best mullet ever, The Laughing Gnome, Lodger Lazarus and I'll leave it there.

I just know the world was better with him in it, and there'll be a permanent Bowie-shaped hole.

See Ya.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by steveo 12 January, 2016 22:37

Red peppers, cocaine and milk

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by malumbu 12 January, 2016 22:50

Shocked as most were yesterday. But let others have their opinion. I didn't like the new Star Wars, and was probably the only one in the cinema. Please don't burn me at the stake for being a heretic.

Ironic that they showed the Lazarus video before the film started and we thought "my, he has aged" (not obviously realising his condition). That was Sat night and then on Sunday that Deutchland drama in Channel 4 finished with Modern Love. Spooky. Prior to this I'd posted on EDF that two of the most lame videos were the Bowie/Jagger and the Bowie/Crosby. They are.

Absolutely loved the V&A exhibition, Glass Spider tour was pants (as he admitted - too ambitious), and pissed off 32 years later that I couldn't get tickets for the Serious Moonlight tour. Loved that album but Scary Monsters grated at the time and still does now. Visage did it much better. Should have made an effort to see Tin Machine, they may have been lousy but I did like his green suit.

Had a funny chat with the big big big boss today, who said even he had heard the news, but (depsite being of my generation) did not like the music. Obviously must have been a Roxy fan!

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Louisa 12 January, 2016 22:56

Well what a shambles tonight's episode of Celebrity Big Brother was. David Bowie's estranged ex-wife was informed of his death and the aftermath was exposed for all to see in a shambolic hour long episode in which she confides in a fellow house mate Tiffany about the news (who I've never even heard of?), who in turn misunderstands Angie and assumes David Gest (another fellow housemate of Liza Minelli marriage fame) has died in the diary room. She runs and tells everyone else who goes crazy and to top it all off, Darren Day (famous for?) goes to check on David Gest (who was sleeping) to see if he is dead?

Louisa.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by malumbu 12 January, 2016 23:05

Is this a surreal dream? I'd lay off the the cheese before you go to bed, or tranquilisers or larium. PS PM me if you'd like to buy Angie's biog - a fiver and not heavily read. I found it in a house clearance.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Louisa 12 January, 2016 23:47

Honestly malumbu, this person got her David's mixed up and we went from some sort of grief question mark from Angie Bowie, to a a bizarre moment where Darren Day is checking to make sure David Gest isn't dead in bed?

Louisa.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by LadyNorwood 13 January, 2016 06:31

HonaloochieB Wrote:
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> LadyNorwood Wrote:
>
> >
> > I was born mid-60s, youngest of three. Never
> > liked DB, was dragged to see him late 90s at
> Town
> > & Country in Leeds (the tour when he refused to
> > sign any old stuff); managed to stick it for
> about
> > 20 minutes, then walked out (very obvious as
> there
> > were only about 200 people) and sat in the car
> for
> > the next hour or so, freezing my bits off...
> Just
> > never got the hype, give me Steve Marriott any
> > day...
>
>
> I'll not get angry about you and feel sad with
> you, LadyN.
>
> In no order, and why should it be?
>
> Brixton boy, artist, dilettante, big feckin' ol'
> liar, Beckenham Arts Lab Proff, Tony Newley
> impersonator, Mott The Hoople saviour, Alien?,
> GLAM [email protected]' GLAM 'N' GLAM AGAIN, Actor? Man Who
> Fell To Earth, Waffety-eyed long-haired div,
> Converter of me to Ziggy Stardust compulsive,
> Geezery sounding socialite, Discovering Life On
> Mars (FACT!), Best hairstyles, ever, just bloody
> ever, Berlin and all that, but not forgetting how
> to make a pop tune, Thin White Duke, William
> Burroughs, The Dame, being amused by being
> referred to as The Dame, Warhol, hole, hole,
> holes, The Elephant Man, Tin Machine, Marlboro
> Reds, Iggy saviour, still being a chum with George
> who hit him so hard he changed hs eye colour, the
> best mullet ever, The Laughing Gnome, Lodger
> Lazarus and I'll leave it there.
>
> I just know the world was better with him in it,
> and there'll be a permanent Bowie-shaped hole.
>
> See Ya.


"I'll not get angry about you and feel sad with you" - I have absolutely no idea what you mean by that - angry because I don't share your taste in music? Sad because, well I don't know really...

I'm sure your world was better with him in it, but not mine - to quote you, FACT...

Hey ho, each to their own, he didn't impact on my world, except to give me a memory of a freezing cold evening, sitting in a car in Leeds, hoping I didn't get frostbite... In fact, he made me cross so there we are - maybe he did impact my world after all, just not in the way most people would imagine... I'd forgotten all about that evening until this news surfaced, so maybe it wasn't that big a deal after all...

I'm off to listen to some Jake Thackray - witty, clever and understated...

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by HonaloochieB 13 January, 2016 09:51

Jake Thackray, good call. I believe DB was a fan.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by steveo 13 January, 2016 10:46

Louisa Wrote:
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> Well what a shambles tonight's episode of
> Celebrity Big Brother was. David Bowie's estranged
> ex-wife was informed of his death and the
> aftermath was exposed for all to see in a
> shambolic hour long episode in which she confides
> in a fellow house mate Tiffany about the news (who
> I've never even heard of?), who in turn
> misunderstands Angie and assumes David Gest
> (another fellow housemate of Liza Minelli marriage
> fame) has died in the diary room. She runs and
> tells everyone else who goes crazy and to top it
> all off, Darren Day (famous for?) goes to check on
> David Gest (who was sleeping) to see if he is
> dead?
>
> Louisa.


I've just seen this. Worse than a car crash + a train crash + a 747 landing on the Palmeston

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by FJDGoose 13 January, 2016 11:36

I'm so glad his final album was a return to form and not like all the poor stuff in the 80s when I feel he'd lost his way a bit.


messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by DovertheRoad 13 January, 2016 11:58

Everyone has a Bowie era they relate to strongest...Imine was actually that pop 80's stuff which was big with me as a kid. Let's Dance is a classic album. Loved that video shot in outback Australia. And Stevie Ray Vaughan playing on it before he became famous with Texas flood. Those songs still stand up as classics...and get regular airplay.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by steveo 13 January, 2016 12:35

FJDGoose Wrote:
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> I'm so glad his final album was a return to form
> and not like all the poor stuff in the 80s when I
> feel he'd lost his way a bit.
>
>

I'm reliably informed that he was working furiously while he was ill and that Blackstar is far from the last of his albums. There may also be a book in the pipeline.

He will return

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by 'bout now 13 January, 2016 13:10

>
>
> Brixton boy, artist, dilettante, big feckin' ol'
> liar, Beckenham Arts Lab Proff, Tony Newley
> impersonator, Mott The Hoople saviour, Alien?,
> GLAM [email protected]' GLAM 'N' GLAM AGAIN, Actor? Man Who
> Fell To Earth, Waffety-eyed long-haired div,
> Converter of me to Ziggy Stardust compulsive,
> Geezery sounding socialite, Discovering Life On
> Mars (FACT!), Best hairstyles, ever, just bloody
> ever, Berlin and all that, but not forgetting how
> to make a pop tune, Thin White Duke, William
> Burroughs, The Dame, being amused by being
> referred to as The Dame, Warhol, hole, hole,
> holes, The Elephant Man, Tin Machine, Marlboro
> Reds, Iggy saviour, still being a chum with George
> who hit him so hard he changed hs eye colour, the
> best mullet ever, The Laughing Gnome, Lodger
> Lazarus and I'll leave it there.
>
> I just know the world was better with him in it,
> and there'll be a permanent Bowie-shaped hole.
>
> See Ya.


Yes, yes, yes. Plus a big hand to the guy belting out Bowie standards at Oxford Circus tube this morning. Fair brought a lump to me throat.



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messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Otta 13 January, 2016 13:30

It's funny. The man didn't release an album for 10 years between 2003 and 2013. Not once in that time did I hear anyone say it was like there was a giant hole in the world.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by sanity girl 13 January, 2016 13:36

Otta Wrote:
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> It's funny. The man didn't release an album for 10
> years between 2003 and 2013. Not once in that time
> did I hear anyone say it was like there was a
> giant hole in the world.

Because we knew he was still out there. Doing things like this [bbc.in]

sorry I don't know how to embed the video, but if anyone can, please do!



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messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by Otta 13 January, 2016 13:47

That was very funny, but the point is the world is still exactly the same as it was on Sunday (well not really, some people are dead in Istanbul because of actual tragic stuff that's happened). I hate all this "the world just got a bit darker" bollocks, it makes me want to bash people around the head with a lamp.

messageRe: David Bowie...
Posted by sanity girl 13 January, 2016 14:00

But if he has meant something to you over a long period then it does feel like a personal loss. I have loved his music since I was 9 and it has been a big part of my life. I was taken aback by how I felt on Monday - I have never experienced that feeling of loss at the death of someone I don't know personally before.

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