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Reply #120 posted 01/11/16 10:47am

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Bowie referenced this Charles Bukowski poem in his song Lazarus (the title must be a deliberate reference to the biblical Lazarus who rose from the dead):

Bluebird

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #121 posted 01/11/16 10:48am

JoeTyler

thanks for your posts people because I don't feel like writing, but I feel as you do: shock, denial and pain, and then just pain

can't even cry

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Reply #122 posted 01/11/16 11:05am

bonatoc

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Self-demanding, Creative and close-to-the-bone until the very end.




Pop music has lost a pillar.
Every artists pays homage, sends condoleances on his FB or Twitter.






Except you-know-who.






Beware the karma payback, Skipper.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #123 posted 01/11/16 11:14am

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Similar to the All-Prince day my local radio station "The Current" did last month, they're doing all Bowie until 10pm CT on their main stream and on the radio. You can stream here:

http://www.thecurrent.org/listen

[Edited 1/11/16 11:14am]

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Reply #124 posted 01/11/16 11:24am

kpowers

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I was listening to Under Pressure then later on I heard David Bowie had died cry sad

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Reply #125 posted 01/11/16 11:34am

TD3

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Reply #126 posted 01/11/16 11:34am

Graycap23

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bonatoc said:

Self-demanding, Creative and close-to-the-bone until the very end.




Pop music has lost a pillar.
Every artists pays homage, sends condoleances on his FB or Twitter.






Except you-know-who.






Beware the karma payback, Skipper.

What does posting something on social media have to do with Karma?

Please explain.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #127 posted 01/11/16 11:36am

SoulAlive

Madonna talks about David Bowie:

I'm devastated.
David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan. Like an oddball or a freak. I went to see him in concert at Cobo Arena in Detroit. It was the first concert I'd ever been too. I snuck out of the house with my girlfriend wearing a cape.
We got caught after and I was grounded for the summer. I didn't care.
I already had many of his records and was so inspired by the way he played with gender confusion .
Was both masculine and feminine.
Funny and serious.
Clever and wise.
His lyrics were witty ironic and mysterious.
At the time he was the thin white Duke and he had mime artists on stage with him and very specific choreography
And I saw how he created a persona and used different art forms within the arena of rock and Roll to create entertainment.
I found him so inspiring and innovative.
Unique and provocative. A real Genius.
his music was always inspiring but seeing him live set me off on a journey that for me I hope will never end.
His photographs are hanging all over my house today.
He was so chic and beautiful and elegant.
So ahead of his time.
Thank you David Bowie.
I owe you a lot. .
The world will miss you.

Love,M


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Reply #128 posted 01/11/16 11:44am

lezama

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bonatoc said:

Self-demanding, Creative and close-to-the-bone until the very end.




Pop music has lost a pillar.
Every artists pays homage, sends condoleances on his FB or Twitter.






Except you-know-who.






Beware the karma payback, Skipper.

I doubt he spends every waking second on twitter. He seems to use it once a day, goes crazy, posts and deletes then logs off. And at any rate its his life he can chose to commemorate or grieve in public or private. Its not your life to try to control.. as if everything has to be done in public or it doesn't exist.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #129 posted 01/11/16 11:51am

mordang

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Thanks for the music. Thanks for the fun. Thanks for last summer, when you were on heavy rotation in my car during the holidays. Give Major Tom my regards.

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan
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Reply #130 posted 01/11/16 11:55am

Miles


Only last night, I was listening to his recent music, thinking how great most of it was and is and hoping he would be able to carry on and do a few more albums in this surprise Indian Summer of his career.

I think the killer is that many of us guessed he hadn't been well at all following his heart attack back in 2004 and the subsequent gradual disappearance from public life. Many of the photos of him in later years seemed to show him in not great shape either. So, up until he released The Next Day back in 2013, I had been more than half expecting to hear the sad news we got today sooner rather than later.

Then of course, he came back sounding great, looking pretty good in his videos and new photos and we thought he was over whatever the problems were and able to get back to what he did best ...


An apposite verse from one of my very favourate Bowie songs - Slip Away from Heathen -


'Don't forget to keep your head warm

Twinkle twinkle Uncle Floyd

Watching all the world and war torn

How I wonder where you are

Sailing over Coney Island

Twinkle twinkle Uncle Floyd

We were dumb but you were fun, boy

How I wonder where you are

Sailing'



I'm beginning to think of the Blackstar album as the musical funeral of the David Bowie 'character' as performance art, presided over by the man himself, who knew he didn't have long sad .

[Edited 1/11/16 11:56am]

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Reply #131 posted 01/11/16 11:56am

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http://pitchfork.com/news...e-concert/

Carnegie Hall has announced plans for a David Bowie tribute concert, which will take place on March 31 as The New York Times reports. The Roots, The Mountain Goats, Cyndi Lauper, Perry Farrell, Jakob Dylan, and Heart's Ann Wilson are some of the artists who will honor Bowie at the event. Longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti will coordinate the house band.

The concert is put together by City Winery's Michael Dorf, who has previously staged tribute concerts for Bill Withers, Prince, Bob Dylan, and more. Proceeds from the show will benefit several organizations: 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.

I so want to go to this!

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #132 posted 01/11/16 12:13pm

Identity

[img:$uid]http://i.imgur.com/VLvy9V4.jpg?1[/img:$uid]

David Bowie: The Internet Pioneer


David Bowie is best remembered for his music - but he was also groundbreaking in his use of technology, not least his internet service, BowieNet, which launched in September 1998.

Read here

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Reply #133 posted 01/11/16 12:21pm

Graycap23

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U simply don't see artist like this every day.

sad

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Reply #134 posted 01/11/16 12:34pm

Gunsnhalen

I can't imagine this world without Bowie sad this death honestly hits very hard. There's few people who have influenced the way that Bowie has.

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #135 posted 01/11/16 12:35pm

novabrkr

Miles said:


Only last night, I was listening to his recent music, thinking how great most of it was and is and hoping he would be able to carry on and do a few more albums in this surprise Indian Summer of his career.

I think the killer is that many of us guessed he hadn't been well at all following his heart attack back in 2004 and the subsequent gradual disappearance from public life. Many of the photos of him in later years seemed to show him in not great shape either. So, up until he released The Next Day back in 2013, I had been more than half expecting to hear the sad news we got today sooner rather than later.

Then of course, he came back sounding great, looking pretty good in his videos and new photos and we thought he was over whatever the problems were and able to get back to what he did best ...


An apposite verse from one of my very favourate Bowie songs - Slip Away from Heathen -


'Don't forget to keep your head warm

Twinkle twinkle Uncle Floyd

Watching all the world and war torn

How I wonder where you are

Sailing over Coney Island

Twinkle twinkle Uncle Floyd

We were dumb but you were fun, boy

How I wonder where you are

Sailing'



I'm beginning to think of the Blackstar album as the musical funeral of the David Bowie 'character' as performance art, presided over by the man himself, who knew he didn't have long sad .

[Edited 1/11/16 11:56am]


"Slip Away" is gorgeous.

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Reply #136 posted 01/11/16 12:39pm

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bonatoc said:

Self-demanding, Creative and close-to-the-bone until the very end.




Pop music has lost a pillar.
Every artists pays homage, sends condoleances on his FB or Twitter.






Except you-know-who.






Beware the karma payback, Skipper.

Prince almost never publicly comments on an artists death. He usually saves it for an on-stage tribute.

I woke up to this news this morning, and I was completely shocked. I honestly cannot process the idea that Bowie COULD die. Yeah, I know...he was a human like all of us, but he never really seemed to be. He was this weird, incredible alien who walked amongst us. His music is a huge part of my life, and he influenced just about every other musician I listen to! From Danzig to Madonna, from Nirvana to Alice Cooper, from Garth Brooks to Wednesday 13...you'd have an easier time listing artists who WEREN'T influenced by Bowie.

"I've heard a rumor from ground control

Oh no, don't say it's true"

jedi

Do not hurry yourself in your spirit to become offended, for the taking of offense is what rests in the bosom of the stupid ones. (Ecclesiastes 7:9)
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Reply #137 posted 01/11/16 12:40pm

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I'm Afraid of Americans is one of the greatest 12" releases of all time.

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Reply #138 posted 01/11/16 12:48pm

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bonatoc said:

Self-demanding, Creative and close-to-the-bone until the very end.




Pop music has lost a pillar.
Every artists pays homage, sends condoleances on his FB or Twitter.






Except you-know-who.






Beware the karma payback, Skipper.



That's one ugly post. Why bring misplaced negativity in to an obituary thread? If you think Prince's apparent non-action is bad, it's not nearly as bad as what you have just done.

As others have said, no-one has to make public comment and not EVERY artist has done so. I think you should be more mindful of the karma of your own actions.
...we have only scratched the surface of what the mind can do...

My dance project;
www.zubzub.co.uk

Listen to any of my tracks in full, for free, here;
www.zubzub.bandcamp.com

Go and glisten wink
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Reply #139 posted 01/11/16 12:56pm

Phishanga

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Guys, let's no go there.

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #140 posted 01/11/16 12:57pm

Mindflux

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NorthC said:

Sad news indeed. I knew he was ill, but not that it was that bad. I think that's also why there is a new album out: he wanted to release it while he still could. This must be very strange for his fans: having such good news and bad news at the same time. RIP.
(On a side note: I wish people would stop talking about "battling" cancer as if it's some sort of fight you can win as opposed to a terrible desease.)


Perhaps you haven't had the experience of watching someone who is battling cancer? It is a battle, a hard - fought war. Some make it through and survive, some sadly don't. Cancer is survivable and the battle is usually taking the decision to undergo chemo and/or radiotherapy. It is a battle because often the side - effects of undertaking such treatment are horrific and worse than the symptoms of the disease itself - it is a brave choice to go for it, but you might just win.

So, please don't insult those who suffer from this disease and try to take it on by demeaning it to a meaningless action in an unwinnable fight, as that is absolutely not the case.
...we have only scratched the surface of what the mind can do...

My dance project;
www.zubzub.co.uk

Listen to any of my tracks in full, for free, here;
www.zubzub.bandcamp.com

Go and glisten wink
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Reply #141 posted 01/11/16 12:58pm

feeluupp

Mindflux said:

bonatoc said:

Self-demanding, Creative and close-to-the-bone until the very end.




Pop music has lost a pillar.
Every artists pays homage, sends condoleances on his FB or Twitter.






Except you-know-who.






Beware the karma payback, Skipper.

That's one ugly post. Why bring misplaced negativity in to an obituary thread? If you think Prince's apparent non-action is bad, it's not nearly as bad as what you have just done. As others have said, no-one has to make public comment and not EVERY artist has done so. I think you should be more mindful of the karma of your own actions.

disgusting post. disgusting...

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Reply #142 posted 01/11/16 12:59pm

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I'm not a fan, don't even listen his music, somedays ago i was thinkin about listening his music, be that as it may i'm shocked to learn the news, can't believe it, really.

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Reply #143 posted 01/11/16 1:15pm

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I'm speechless.... disbelief

"Hey, I got the butta 4 ya muffin, honey.. I'm just 2 old 2 hold the knife!"
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Reply #144 posted 01/11/16 1:19pm

free2bfreeda

rose gone yet never 2 b forgotten.

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Reply #145 posted 01/11/16 1:21pm

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Let's just focus on Bowie here, okay? No fights about posts bringing in other topics. Please.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #146 posted 01/11/16 1:24pm

Graycap23

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Lazarus: "Look at me......I'm in Heaven"

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #147 posted 01/11/16 1:25pm

SeventeenDayze

MTV News posted this tweet with a link to a video about David Bowie criticizing MTV for not showcasing black artists. This took A LOT of guts to say something like this. It could have been very career damaging for him. Thankfully, it wasn't.

https://twitter.com/MTVNews/status/686608586194030592

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Reply #148 posted 01/11/16 1:33pm

Identity




I still love this overlooked song (from the Never Let Me Down album ) about the long-term effects of corporate pollution.

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Reply #149 posted 01/11/16 1:38pm

Guitarhero

bonatoc said:

Self-demanding, Creative and close-to-the-bone until the very end.




Pop music has lost a pillar.
Every artists pays homage, sends condoleances on his FB or Twitter.






Except you-know-who.






Beware the karma payback, Skipper.

Not the place or the time for this shit. Prince always pays tribute playing some songs in concert like he did with MJ. When Prince goes and hope it aint for years , i wont come here because i know people like you will still be shiting on Prince in his death. Hope you get karma for that post. RIP Mr Bowie = Legend

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