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Offline mkelpie

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RIP David Bowie
« on: January 11, 2016, 03:01:18 AM »
I'm nearly 50 and I nearly cried when I heard.

What's the first song you played when you heard? Mine was Starman.

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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 03:32:35 AM »
Moonage Daydream.

Now I am listening to all albums in chronological order. I am pretty devastated...



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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 03:38:09 AM »
I'm really upset.

David Bowie is my favorite artist.

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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 03:47:56 AM »
The first song I played after I heard and still IMO his greatest song. "Sorrow" seems appropriate.
Bowie was part of my childhood in the late 60's & 70's.


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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 04:36:32 AM »
I have only listened to Bowie for about 15 years, but he is one of my favourites. Right now I'm just playing some of my favourite Bowie-songs.

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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 08:32:46 AM »
>What's the first song you played when you heard? Mine was Starman.

Last song of the last album

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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 09:20:42 AM »
Lemmy from Motorhead and now Bowie....this has been a bad few days in the "artists who never compromised for anyone" dept.
Well.  There it is.

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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2016, 09:49:07 AM »
One of the hardest things in music is to make somethign both catchy and musically interesting, and I find that today's artists barely bother to even try, let alone achieve such mastery as the likes of Bowie.  ***



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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2016, 10:17:58 AM »
My only real contact with David Bowie:

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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 10:24:54 AM »
I'm nearly 50 and I nearly cried when I heard.

What's the first song you played when you heard? Mine was Starman.

Life on Mars, then Rock and Roll Suicide, then Andy Warhol, then Ashes to Ashes.

I posted this elsewhere, but I'll add it here:

Total pisser.  And this after releasing a critically admired album (on Friday), and realizing his childhood dream of scoring a musical.

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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2016, 10:42:09 AM »
In memoriam, listening to Ziggy Stardust right now.

Apple Music has a "2012 Remastered Version" that sounds great!

His pop stuff in later years did not grab me, but Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory remain seminal works that helped form my appreciation for rock and roll.

Lou Reed and David Bowie both gone now, leaving echoes appreciation, loss and intimations of mortality.

So it goes...
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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2016, 10:55:39 AM »
Woke up to the text "Bowie's gone" this morning from one of my kids.  Hit me harder than I  expected.  Have listened to "Man Who Sold the World" about 4 times already this morning.
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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2016, 11:02:06 AM »
Now where I come from
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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2016, 03:14:24 PM »
He released his last album (7 tracks) on his birthday Fri 8th, Jan.  (BLACKSTAR)

Then died of cancer on Sunday. He had kept it all a secret. I think he was only 69...

If anyone remembers 'Tuxedo Moon' ... thats the vibe apparently. Dark and heavy. Haunting. Sexyish.

I haven't listened yet.
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Re: RIP David Bowie
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2016, 03:18:32 PM »
Holy shit.  First Lemmy, now Bowie.  These are two people I was pretty sure were eternal.
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