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fritz

  • I love Tom and Jerry music

« on: January 11, 2016, 06:23 »
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David Bowie was the Picasso of pop. He was an innovative, visionary, restless artist: the ultimate ever-changing postmodernist. Space oddity is over!
RIP
« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 06:48 by fritz »


« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 06:45 »
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I was listening to his new album yesterday, quite amazing to be still coming out with something original at his age.  It was a shock to hear the news today because I thought someone that famous couldn't keep the fact that they were dying of cancer secret but he achieved it.  The last videos have a new meaning now.

My favourite Bowie song is "Never Let Me Down".  Sounds so much like a John Lennon record.  He made so many great songs, I expect he will dominate the top 10 in the UK for the next month.  Just hope there's no posthumous album, unless he planned it.

« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 06:59 »
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So many good songs from him. What a talent. RIP.  :(

« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 07:32 »
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Very very few artists reach those hights. But even if his body is gone....his spirit will remain as long as his songs are played......and with the response of so many people on social/media today this will be for a long time.............

« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 07:57 »
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Farewell Major Tom!
:'(

"Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes
with death's release"

« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 10:25 »
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I'm not a prophet
or a stone age man
Just a mortal
with the potential of a superman
I'm living on
I'm tethered to the logic
of Homo Sapien
Can't take my eyes
from the great salvation
Of crap faith
If I don't explain what you ought to know
You can tell me all about it
On, the next Bardot
I'm sinking in the quicksand
of my thought
And I ain't got the power anymore

« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 12:00 »
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Sad news. He was an amazingly talented artist.

« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 03:09 »
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I was sitting yesterday at work and while browsing internet I encountered the news again and again. Each time my first unconditional response was "wow, David Bowie, I wonder what he did now" and then each time the real news got to me. :(

« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2016, 10:10 »
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Alan Rickman too..same age, cancer again.

RIP two amazing artists.

 :(

« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2016, 10:27 »
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I somehow thought he would live forever... :'(

Blackstar is a brilliant album, love it so much.

I havent really listened to Bowie much in the last years, but will need to rediscover them all. The next generation, might not understand, but he was our John Lennon.

« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2016, 10:58 »
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I'm from Central Canada.  I swear I was the only weird kid on the prairies that was obsessed with David Bowie.   Yes, I've gone to halloween parties as Ziggy Startdust.  The man was so freakin eccentric.  And oh my goodness, the talent!  I was addicted to the way he layered his vocals and his androgynous costumes.  And his songs!  Figuring out the lyrics - Spiders from Mars?  Uncle Tom?  The worlds he created - weather they were figuratively in space or the Berlin era with Brian Eno.  Kids these days are so cheated of this kind of genius.  All the songs are about "Making her headboard rock" or similar gratification - where have the mystery and the longing and the chase gone?   Where is the beginning, middle and end of a great ballad?

I saw a post on facebook yesterday that said
We paid for music  (insert photo of Bowie and some other ugly mug I didn't entirely recognize , but you didn't have to be beautiful in the 70's, you had to have the raw talent)
So you don't have to  (insert photos of Bieber, Kanye and Minaj

We drifted apart about the "Let's Dance" era.  I missed so much.  Just last week I rediscovered Bowie on Spotify and had his tunes looping through my edits, and this week he is everywhere.  Last night I had a shoot in a community centre and even the Zumba class in the gym next door cooled down to Bowie. 

So long space man.

« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 11:45 »
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Alan Rickman too..same age, cancer again.

RIP two amazing artists.

 :(

Yes, this is sad, too. I liked Alan Rickman's work.

« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 18:36 »
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Just listening to hunky dory - first time in a while.  When the icons of your youth are dying off it's a reminder of your own mortality.

« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2016, 22:35 »
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Quote
I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them just for one day
We can be heroes just for one day

Thank you for this Mr. Bowie you are one of my heroes. RIP

« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2016, 04:44 »
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I'm from Central Canada.  I swear I was the only weird kid on the prairies that was obsessed with David Bowie.   Yes, I've gone to halloween parties as Ziggy Startdust.  The man was so freakin eccentric.  And oh my goodness, the talent!  I was addicted to the way he layered his vocals and his androgynous costumes.  And his songs!  Figuring out the lyrics - Spiders from Mars?  Uncle Tom?  The worlds he created - weather they were figuratively in space or the Berlin era with Brian Eno.  Kids these days are so cheated of this kind of genius.  All the songs are about "Making her headboard rock" or similar gratification - where have the mystery and the longing and the chase gone?   Where is the beginning, middle and end of a great ballad?

I saw a post on facebook yesterday that said
We paid for music  (insert photo of Bowie and some other ugly mug I didn't entirely recognize , but you didn't have to be beautiful in the 70's, you had to have the raw talent)
So you don't have to  (insert photos of Bieber, Kanye and Minaj

We drifted apart about the "Let's Dance" era.  I missed so much.  Just last week I rediscovered Bowie on Spotify and had his tunes looping through my edits, and this week he is everywhere.  Last night I had a shoot in a community centre and even the Zumba class in the gym next door cooled down to Bowie. 

So long space man.
I disagree about new music, there's great music out there if you look for it and keep an open mind.  Every era has a lot of dross and music is more fragmented now but there's still great musicians in the current era.  David Bowie was inspired by new music throughout his career.  People from older generations would of made similar comments about David Bowie in the 70's that you made about current music.  Complaining about new music is just a sign of getting old.  I love lots of music from the 60's and 70's but I also like Tame Impala, Muse, Jake Bugg, La Roux, Mean Lady and many more that are making music now.

« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2016, 14:14 »
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You are right.  But, we are faced with celebrity now instead of talent - but the talent is there.   They will still be talking about Adelle in 100 years.

I was super excited to discover Melody Gardot before Christmas.  Maybe I live under a rock, but why hadn't I heard of her before?  Oh my gosh, the sound.  And watch this video to get sucked into story telling!

https://youtu.be/gOwoE8XtPFU


 

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