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RIP David Bowie

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

  1. Zabo

    Zabo Il est interdit d'interdire

  2. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    The Front Row thing was really interesting, well worth a listen
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  4. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Tonight's not going that well. (Heh. Not a commentary on the album.)
     
  5. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    Outstanding Bowie festival in Dublin throughout last week. Events every day. Cannot commend it enough, literally tearful.
     
  6. One year.

    :(
     
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  7. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Guadalajara won't do now!

    As long as there's sun,
    As long as there's rain,
    As long as there's fire,
    As long as there's me,
    As long as there's you.
    :(
     
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  9. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    I've never really got bowie, but I heard this the other day and it blew.me.away
     
  10. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    if that's not one of the greatest live songs of any song I don't know what is. Needs playing LOUD.
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    When I was at the street party on Tuesday night, a woman who was looking at the flowers suddenly burst into tears and it really hit me hard. I had to walk away for fear of joining in. I never go for the celebrity death blubbing but fucking hell Bowie did something to me.
     
  12. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Guadalajara won't do now!

    Our Nick rang me on Tuesday to say he was at work and Life on Mars came on the radio, he had to leave the office for a while because he was so upset.
    Bowie was and will always be something special. I am so pleased I have lived while he was here.
     
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  13. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    Absolute Beginners (my favourite Bowie song) came on the radio on Tuesday and I burst into tears in the car. I am a cryer though!
     
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  14. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Guadalajara won't do now!

    Not liked because you cried.
    I watched the BBC programme on Bowie's last five years with a lump in my throat. True artists really do affect you emotionally.
     
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  15. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Bowie at the BBC on last night was great, I've seen the footage before but lots of the Bowie voice overs were new too me.

    He was quite the raconteur and hilarious
     
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  16. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving


    I sat through that and cried so much my face was wet. I just sat there with tears running down for almost the entire time.

    I didnt realise until this last year how thoroughly and constantly I think of him, his songs, the lyrics. It's just been a part of my internal landscape for so long that I stopped noticing, but this last year it's been accompanied by a pang of sorrow every time, and that's made me notice how often and how habitually and naturally I think of Bowie. So I've not been able to listen to his music, but I made myself do it this last week. A whole year of not putting his music on has been like a hole in things, and I wanted to get over the hump. So I've been glutting on the music, listening to everything and enjoying it so much.

    But I cannot get through Wild Is The Wind without crying. Also Five Years. And the last verse of Rock and Roll Suicide.

    By the way, the Iggy Pop show on Radio 6 was a great listen. He apologised for cutting songs off short, but he said he had so much to get through, and he told some great stories and shared memories about Bowie as a friend and collaborator.
     
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  17. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Guadalajara won't do now!

    I missed this, but will watch it on iplayer very soon!
     
  18. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Re
    Repeated tomorrow (Sunday 15th) night

    A story about making the band wear make up had me roaring with laughter
     
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  19. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

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  20. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Guadalajara won't do now!

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  21. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving


    I'm listening again again. It's great.
     
  22. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Guadalajara won't do now!

    I'm halfway through writing an essay.
    Guess what I'm just logging into.
    Though I am currently listening to
    David Bowie: The very best of 1969 to 1973. Five Years just finished Moonage Daydream next.
     
  23. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    I really enjoyed that, too. I'm much more of an Iggy fan than a Bowie one but I liked the stuff he chose. I'm going to give 'Station to Station' a better listen after hearing that show. I wonder if they've ever thought about getting Iggy to do a similar one on Lou Reed? I'd be interested to hear how their paths crossed.
     
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  24. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving


    Moonage Daydream followed by Sound & Vision on the Iggy show just as I read your post
     
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  25. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

    Who, Lou and Iggy? Or Iggy and Bowie?


    Station to Station is magnificent. Listen properly though, not play it in the background to something else.
     
  26. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Iggy and Lou. There's a fair bit of crossover between all three of them, though, so yeah, you could extend it. I bet Iggy could do a great show about Lou Reed.
     
  27. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Got it on right now. :)
     
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  28. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

    I love the way the intro to the opening track forces you to turn the volume up and up and up, and then you're listening to the whole LP at proper volume.

    He liked us to turn the volume up. He told us to do that on the sleevenotes for Ziggy.
     
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  29. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving


    They were all hanging out together in NY. I'm sure there are specific stories but if I've ever known, then I've forgotten.
     
  30. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Yeah it was listening to that intro on Iggy's show and him describing how they'd play it live that made me dig it out again. Would've loved to have seen him around that time. Unfortunately the one gig I saw him do was a bit of a disappointment.
     

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