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Reply #150 posted 01/11/16 1:42pm

Adorecream

Truly shocked and only just heard this, given the time zones, this was announced at the middle of the night here in New Zealand. What can I say, David Bowie was one of a kind and he was my 3rd favourite artist after Prince and MJ (So my favourite non African American artist).

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I had heard of him since Fashion came out when I was 4 and my Mum played it to death and have really liked his music when a friend turned me on to it when I was 21 in 1997 (The same year Little Wonder came out). What I liked about him, was his albums in the 1970s seemed to mirror a new sound and look with each album, something another artist would do in the 1980s. Bowie's music was less groundbreaking after 1980's Scary Monsters and Super creeps, pretty much his Lovesexy swansong and ironic was as that album came out, Prince's first classic Dirty Mind emerged.

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I feel like he was handing the baton. Prince's multi gender look of the Dirty Mind era very much mirrors David's flirtation with man dresses and Egyptian drag in 1971. The Chronologies are not perfect, but Ziggy Stardust was very much the Purple Rain album and the Berlin Trilogy sums up the Crystal Ball Sign o the Times phase. Never let me down is a great answer to Newpowersoul as both really suck, and Tin Machine is the true NPG Music club!!! Of course the barely known and overlooked David Bowie (1967) album with its camp novelty tracks like the laughing gnome and Love you until Tuesday are reminescent of the slight sound of For You, and the 1969 hit single Space Oddity is reminescent of Prince hitting with I wanna be your lover 10 years later and then 2 critically acclaimed, but unsuccessful chartwise albums until a break through a year ending in 2.

The man who sold the world = Dirty Mind

Hunky Dory = Controversy

The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust = 1999/Purple Rain

Aladdin Sane = Purple Rain/ATWIAD

No actual single releases from TMWSTW or Hunky Dory were hits when originally released, but now songs like Life on mars, TMWSTW, Changes and Width of a circle are considered early classics and rightfully so.

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I only have a few albums, but know most of his work well, shocked that he never told us he was dying and like you guys, had no idea he had cancer. I actually thought he was entering a new productive phase in his life with 2 new albums in the past 3 years. Good for him hanging on for another birthday.

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RIP David, and say hi to Michael and Whitney up there.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #151 posted 01/11/16 1:42pm

SeventeenDayze

Another interesting link here to a story regarding David Bowie's accurate prediction that the music industry (and an artist's ability to make well-deserved profits) was going to radically change. Boy, he was right! You'll see that he accurately predicted that touring would be the only way an artist could make money:

https://reason.com/blog/2016/01/11/david-bowie-bonds-futures-royalties

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Reply #152 posted 01/11/16 1:43pm

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Phishanga said:

NoVideo said:

Incredibly heartbreaking.

Here are a few of my thoughts about the passing of a legend.

There's a Starman Waiting in the Sky

Remembering David Bowie

Beautifully written.

Thank you.

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Prince's Classic Finally Expanded
The Deluxe 'Purple Rain' Reissue

http://www.popmatters.com...n-reissue/
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Reply #153 posted 01/11/16 1:44pm

novabrkr

What Bowie song should Prince cover as a tribute?

Quicksand? razz

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Reply #154 posted 01/11/16 1:45pm

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novabrkr said:

What Bowie song should Prince cover as a tribute?

Quicksand? razz

Prince on the piano doing "Life on Mars?" would be amazing

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Reply #155 posted 01/11/16 1:45pm

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Identity said:




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



Ditto. One of my favourites. Always makes it onto my best of play lists.

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Reply #156 posted 01/11/16 1:59pm

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I have recently rediscovered David Bowie and was very impressed by the Blackstar song and video. And got very excited that an artist of his age could still sound so innovative, relevant and vital!

This Saturday I showed my friend the Blackstar video and he was equally impressed. Although I realised the new album was quite dark I never even thought about the option that he was dying. I was just in shock when I read the news this morning. Davd Bowie is dead. This cannot be true, this must be an awfully bad joke, I thought. Because David Bowie CANNOT die! If there is any artist that doesn't deserve to die it is him. His artistry, his innovation, his rebellion, his creativity, his avantgardism, his fantastic music, his genderbending (both musically and sexually). We need him. The world needs him.

I suddenly realised what a treasure he really was. He showed us it was cool to be yourself, no matter how you were looking or what you were doing. And he never settled for the easy way. He didn't just do release after release but only came out with new stuff when he felt he had something to say. Even if you didn't like his latest project, at the very least it was interesting. He was an artist pure sang, who managed to be artistic and accessible at the same time. David Bowie's departure is a great loss for the world. His influence and importance cannot be underestimated.


RIP David Bowie, my deepest condoleances go out to his family, friends and fans. May he never be forgotten.

[Edited 1/11/16 14:02pm]

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #157 posted 01/11/16 2:03pm

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CarrieMpls said:

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]

Thanks for that; listening to "When you rock and roll with me... No one else I'd rather be. Nobody down here can do it for me. I'm in tears again. When you rock and roll with me..." touched

"I'm in heaven, I'm in heaven..."

[Edited 1/11/16 14:19pm]

"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 #158 posted 01/11/16 2:07pm

free2bfreeda

imo Mr. David Bowie aka; Mr. David Robert Jones was a creative musical genius, a global phenomenon.

rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose

Fans organise 'Bowie party' at Brixton birthplace and pay moving tributes at memorial

: http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...se-7156402

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Millions of fans have paid personal tributes to David Bowie around the world - including organising a street party at his birthplace.

Hundreds will sing and dance the night away in Brixton as dozens visited a nearby memorial to leave flowers, touching notes and even paintings.

Related image Related imageRelated image Related imageRelated image thank you david bowie 4 ur time n making this world a betterific, wonderful & fun place via ur creative style n music along with ur mega sense of orginality n individual stage presentation(s) & vocal style(s). u were/are a 1derman & truly a muse n ur/our space n time & 4 generations 2 come.

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Reply #159 posted 01/11/16 2:16pm

SeventeenDayze

free2bfreeda said:

imo Mr. David Bowie aka; Mr. David Robert Jones was a creative musical genius, a global phenominom

Fans organise 'Bowie party' at Brixton birthplace and pay moving tributes at memorial

: http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...se-7156402

Related image

Millions of fans have paid personal tributes to David Bowie around the world - including organising a street party at his birthplace.

Hundreds will sing and dance the night away in Brixton as dozens visited a nearby memorial to leave flowers, touching notes and even paintings.

There are pictures floating around on Twitter of the event in Brixton and it appears that several hundred, if not thousands are there. It's amazing

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Reply #160 posted 01/11/16 2:22pm

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Miles said:

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 .

Yep, it seems like he has carefully orchestrated his own death with the "Lazarus" musical looking back on his musical career and the new album "Blackstar" as a final knockout gift to the world. Talkin' about going out with a bang!!!

Maybe speculation is in bad taste (please forgive me), but it wouldn't surprise me at all if he has actually deliberately (actively) ended his own life right after the release of his album. Have a day or two to enjoy reading the raving reviews and then step out, knowing that your legacy is safe, accepting the ineviability of death, actively putting an halt to further decline and suffering, surrounded by your nearest and dearest. That would just be so typically him IMHO, and who would blame him if he did?

However you went David, you are a true inspiration and a legend forever. May you rest in peace. angel

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #161 posted 01/11/16 2:23pm

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SeventeenDayze said:

free2bfreeda said:

imo Mr. David Bowie aka; Mr. David Robert Jones was a creative musical genius, a global phenominom

Fans organise 'Bowie party' at Brixton birthplace and pay moving tributes at memorial

: http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...se-7156402

Related image

Millions of fans have paid personal tributes to David Bowie around the world - including organising a street party at his birthplace.

Hundreds will sing and dance the night away in Brixton as dozens visited a nearby memorial to leave flowers, touching notes and even paintings.

There are pictures floating around on Twitter of the event in Brixton and it appears that several hundred, if not thousands are there. It's amazing

touched

"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 #162 posted 01/11/16 2:34pm

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SeventeenDayze said:

free2bfreeda said:

imo Mr. David Bowie aka; Mr. David Robert Jones was a creative musical genius, a global phenominom

Fans organise 'Bowie party' at Brixton birthplace and pay moving tributes at memorial

: http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...se-7156402

Related image

Millions of fans have paid personal tributes to David Bowie around the world - including organising a street party at his birthplace.

Hundreds will sing and dance the night away in Brixton as dozens visited a nearby memorial to leave flowers, touching notes and even paintings.

There are pictures floating around on Twitter of the event in Brixton and it appears that several hundred, if not thousands are there. It's amazing

There's a video link on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/BBCRadioLondon/videos/10156446910920154/


It's thousands! nod

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 #163 posted 01/11/16 2:42pm

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"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 #164 posted 01/11/16 2:47pm

babynoz

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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.




Exactly. disbelief

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #165 posted 01/11/16 2:48pm

babynoz

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

SeventeenDayze said:

There are pictures floating around on Twitter of the event in Brixton and it appears that several hundred, if not thousands are there. It's amazing

There's a video link on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/BBCRadioLondon/videos/10156446910920154/


It's thousands! nod



Wow.... cool

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #166 posted 01/11/16 3:00pm

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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.

Yeah, I thought that was a tad unfair as well. Bowie hasn't even been dead for 24 hours. I think asking "what does PRINCE have to say about this?!?" is kind of silly. As far as I know, Prince never even cited Bowie as in influence or covered his songs so there's that too.

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Reply #167 posted 01/11/16 3:00pm

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Reply #168 posted 01/11/16 3:02pm

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Reply #169 posted 01/11/16 3:04pm

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Man,this is desperately sad news, I won't pretend I was as big a fan as some here, I liked some of his music and bounced off some of it as well, but just the idea of a planet earth without him feels immensely bleak, he really did seem like an eternal and integral part of our culture (locally as a Brit but on a far bigger scale as well) and the loss of him still feels almost unbelievable sad
Heavenly wine and roses seems to whisper to me when you smile...
Always cry for love, never cry for pain...
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Reply #170 posted 01/11/16 3:07pm

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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.


You don't know that. Mr. Nelson might do a one night only live cover of a David Bowie track later on.

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Reply #171 posted 01/11/16 3:13pm

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SoulAlive said:

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



Thanks SoulAlive. cool I've been trying to tell people for years that Madonna was copying game for David.

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Reply #172 posted 01/11/16 3:15pm

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babynoz said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

There's a video link on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/BBCRadioLondon/videos/10156446910920154/


It's thousands! nod



Wow.... cool

Indeed. http://www.bbc.com/news/e...s-35287268

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #173 posted 01/11/16 3:22pm

babynoz

Phishanga said:

babynoz said:



Wow.... cool

Indeed. http://www.bbc.com/news/e...s-35287268



Thanks!

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #174 posted 01/11/16 3:27pm

SeventeenDayze

TonyVanDam said:

SoulAlive said:

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



Thanks SoulAlive. cool I've been trying to tell people for years that Madonna was copying game for David.

When Lady Gaga first hit the scene I told a group of people that she's basically doing what David Bowie had already done/was doing. I mean, yes, Lady Gaga was influenced by Madonna no doubt but IMO I think her BIGGEST influence by far was/is David Bowie. No doubt.

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Reply #175 posted 01/11/16 3:33pm

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SeventeenDayze said:

TonyVanDam said:


Thanks SoulAlive. cool I've been trying to tell people for years that Madonna was copying game for David.

When Lady Gaga first hit the scene I told a group of people that she's basically doing what David Bowie had already done/was doing. I mean, yes, Lady Gaga was influenced by Madonna no doubt but IMO I think her BIGGEST influence by far was/is David Bowie. No doubt.

i agree

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Reply #176 posted 01/11/16 3:34pm

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Beautiful street party and singing in Brixton: http://www.rte.ie/ten/new...es-honour/

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #177 posted 01/11/16 3:37pm

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herb4 said:



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.


Yeah, I thought that was a tad unfair as well. Bowie hasn't even been dead for 24 hours. I think asking "what does PRINCE have to say about this?!?" is kind of silly. As far as I know, Prince never even cited Bowie as in influence or covered his songs so there's that too.



Prince has rarely cited influences, but I think Bowie's influence is clear, whether it was conscious or not. And Prince has covered Let's Dance live, so that's at least a nod.
...we have only scratched the surface of what the mind can do...

My dance project;
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Listen to any of my tracks in full, for free, here;
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Reply #178 posted 01/11/16 3:43pm

EroticDreamer

Bowie is sold out on Amazon.

He is missed but never forgotten. music

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Reply #179 posted 01/11/16 3:48pm

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i will myself to be there in spirit placing a red flower in Bixton at the wall of David Bowie

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