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RIP David Bowie

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by EastEnder, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Posted again because, well, it's fucking amazing that he was producing stuff like this so close to death.

     
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  2. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Ian Hunter's tribute....

     
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  3. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    When I went for my CBT a few weeks ago I saw this - and am quite tempted to go.
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    Oh and I've just realsied that the little park with the bandstand that I've been walking through to go to see my therapist ever Friday morning since before Xmas is where Bowie held his free festival in 1969. :)
     
  4. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Hey Ho Let Us Intend to Depart!

    Go and enjoy, nice surprise about the free festival site for you too.
     
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  5. terrythomas

    terrythomas An absolute shower

    I'm going to this! To spend the night having a bowie singalong should be fun...

    The Half Moon
     
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not sure what I'd make of a Bowie tribute act, no matter how good they are.
     
  7. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    I'm hoping everyone there will be fans, I'm going to get drunk, probably dance a bit, maybe cry, maybe sing and just remember the great man.
     
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  8. terrythomas

    terrythomas An absolute shower

    Yes I hear you. Its just a chance to indulge all things bowie, I'm not expecting anything other than singing a few songs with other fans :)
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Bowie's received four posthumous nominations at this year's MTV Video Music Awards with Blackstar nominated for Best Art Direction, while Lazarus got nominated for Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  11. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    I might get it when it hits the bargain bins.
     
  12. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

  13. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    There's a bowie prom on radio 3 tonight: Marc almond and John cale are singing, among others. Probably worth listening.
     
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  14. spliff

    spliff New Member

  15. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw "Ride me sideways" was another one

    It started of with a tremendous Warszawa and, errr, it's been a bit up and down since
     
  16. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Almond is a low, pardon the expression
     
  17. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    Agree. Anna Calvi has been great, everyone else has been a bit... not great.

    I quite like almond's schtick usually, but I think the arrangements he was given weren't very good.

    Neil Hannon was better than I was expecting (you can imagine the meeting where he got booked 'Who's fey and arty? Get jarvis. He's busy? What about that other guy?')

    Mostly a bit of a waste though. They should have just done the Philip glass bowie symphonies and left it at that.
     
  18. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    (I liked the first two songs cale did, but he murdered space oddity)
     
  19. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    We went to this tonight. Really enjoyed it overall - I thought the high points were Conor O'Brien doing 'The Man Who Sold The World' and Laura Mvula's 'Fame', plus Anna Calvi & Amanda Palmer doing 'Blackstar'. Marc Almond disappointed a bit.
     
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  20. spliff

    spliff New Member

    BBC Proms, 2016: David Bowie
    I would have got on with it better if they had made it a continuous performance and the *star* performers came and went without grand introductions.
    It wasn't too bad considering they were concentrating on the melodic rather than rhythmic properties but I got a Rolf Harris moment halfway through when the conductor guy said something like 'can you tell what it is yet'? :hmm:
    Quite a few things were 'murdered' but they tried to do something different, which is good I guess.
    (It was better than James Last doing Beatle songs in the 60's I can assure you.:mad:)

    They could have flung in a few earlier Bowie stuff actually.
     
  21. spliff

    spliff New Member

    I wondered why they did Sorrow actually, it's not a Bowie song but he did have a hit with it I guess.
     
  22. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Iggy Pop's BBC6 show was back to back Bowie last night....and plenty of anecdotes and iggyisms throughout....
     
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  23. terrythomas

    terrythomas An absolute shower

    Thanks, just spent a great afternoon listening to that whilst painting, all boxes ticked.
     
  24. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Snap :cool: It was a great listen :)
     
  25. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    You know that bbc charity song they did with loads of people singing 'perfect day' well i was wondering if each singer recorded the whole song and then the producers edited each artist's best lines into the final thing. you see, that would mean there might be a recording of Bowie singing the whole song which would be pretty fucking good! anyone know if this is true/exists? sorry if it's been mentioned before.
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  29. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

    Top one is Unter den Linden, in (what was then East) Berlin.
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I managed to somehow managed to miss out on this wonderfully camp/Noo Yoik take on Springsteen's Saint In The City. And I fucking love it.

     
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