RIP David Bowie

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

  1. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

  2. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

    By the way, when is David Bowie Day?

    Is it going to be January 8th (his birthday and the day Blackstar was released)?

    Or 10 January, the day he died?

    Or shall we just make it a two day shabbat?
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  3. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Three day, shorely?
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  4. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving


    Yes. Three days.
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  5. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

    I seem to recall it fell on a weekend last year, so it kinda defaulted to a several days thing anyway, by virtue of the weekend ting.
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm going to be dong another charity fundraising Bowie night in Brixton on Sat 6th Jan. I hope to beat last year's total of £600!
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  8. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    The organisers of Friars Aylesbury - the little club I attended as a teenager and from where Bowie launched the Spiders from Mars (he played there several times in the 70s) - has been fundraising for a statue to be erected in the Market Square in Aylesbury. The statue will happen, but they are still fundraising.

    This is the Facebook post from the campaign, posted today.


    20 DECEMBER 2017

    The date for the unveiling of Earthly Messenger has now been fixed as Sunday 25 March 2018. The statue will be unveiled by someone special, who will be announced in January 2018.

    The statue is now in its final stages and will have the bronze ‘pour’ in the foundry in November.

    Says David Stopps, "We’ve been working very closely with sculptor Andrew Sinclair on the bronze back plate, which features Bowie in his many characters. There has never been anyone like the chameleon-like David Bowie. From Space Oddity to Hunky Dory to Ziggy to Aladdin Sane to Low to Young Americans to Labyrinth to The Next Day and Blackstar, he was constantly changing and reinventing himself."

    There will be two permanent plaques, one each side of the statue. One will tell the story of David Bowie and his strong connection with Aylesbury and the other will permanently record the names of all those who pledged £250 or more to the statue campaign. The final date for people to get their name (or their business name) on the plaque will be 20 December 2017. What a wonderful Christmas gift that would make....

    The £250 'Rebel Rebel' pledge also includes a certificate, Bowie Friars Aylesbury keyfob, Bowie Friars Aylesbury news sheets and tickets, 1972 Bowie poster, The Thin White Book – A History of David Bowie and Friars Aylesbury, Official Earthly Messenger T-Shirt, 2 tickets for the unveiling party and a section of the unveiling sheet.

    The £500 'Five Years' pledge includes everything in the £250 pledge, including your name permanently engraved on the plaque, and also a copy of the legendary September 1971 Friars Aylesbury Bowie poster. This was the show where he gave us the world premiere of ‘Hunky Dory’ and he formed the Spider from Mars in the tiny Friars dressing room.

    The statue fund still needs £60,000 so if you are interested in the ‘Rebel Rebel’ or ‘Five Years’ pledge, please email Sue at
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  9. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    This is fantastic. Ava Cherry is one sexy dancer too.
  10. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy Banned

    In Dublin we have an annual Bowie festival but they moved it to the week of January 8th. It's called I heart Bowie and goes on for a week. Absolutely incredible, with lots of live bands and events throughout the city. And after Christmas in the gloom of early January, you know you have something really special to look forward to.
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  11. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Sounds great.

    I live a short tram ride away from Beckenham, this would be a perfect place for a bowie festival. It's where he lived at the most creative part of his life after all.
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Love this story.

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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oh dear. Here comes the loon stuff. This was added as a comment on this Bowie video

  14. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts....

  15. RainbowTown

    RainbowTown Well-Known Member

    You have to laugh at these halfwits. Maybe they need a decent lay.

    For actual proof that David Bowie died of cancer, it's all there to see. Look at him in the stunning videos for Lazarus and Blackstar. The man was at death's door. It's plain to see. For final proof, look at the photographs and footage of the opening night of Lazarus in mid December 2015. Look how thin and frail he looks. He even collapsed backstage after the show was over and had to leave. He was approximately 3 weeks away from death.
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  16. editor

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  18. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

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  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Our Brixton show is looking set to sell out soon, so if anyone's interested, please get your ticket sharpish!
  20. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Will there be a room that plays only Bowie and no one else?
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  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We're running just one room and we'll be playing about 75% Bowie, along with the acts that inspired him and the acts he influenced. We're going for five hours so there's going to be a LOT of Bowie played!

    We've also got a live acoustic Bowie singalong from the bloke who does the Bowie walking tours (he's very good) plus videos and pic slideshow. I'm putting a shitload of work into this and I'm confident it'll be loads better than last year's effort which was beset with annoying technical issues because of the venue. And it will be LOUDER! :)

    We've almost sold out the entire ticket allocation now so it you're thinking of coming along, grab your ticket sharpish!
  22. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    I'm sure it's going to be fab. I just find it really difficult because I don't want to hear anything else or see other people jumping around to anyone else, if that makes sense. That's just me though. As I say, I'm sure it will be a top night :)
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  23. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    It sounds great, and I would have liked to be there, but I am already committed elsewhere :(

    I like the idea of playing some of the bands that Bowie promoted, particularly those he was pushing in the 1970s (he used to turn up unannounced at Friars Aylesbury gigs when bands he was promoting were playing, such as Mott the Hoople) because he really did influence the music scene beyond his own performances, although if you go for the bands influenced by him, it will be a very broad playlist :)
  24. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy Banned

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  25. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy Banned

  26. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Just two tickets left!

    I'm mulling over moving the event to the main room in the same venue if there's enough demand...
  28. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy Banned

    Spent the past two nights at Dublin Bowie festival, really wonderful. Theres loads of events on for a week but I chose to attend I Heart Bowie at Whelans, old man gig venue, where the house band played a selection of his finest, including plenty of very old songs and obscurities as well as hits. Great crowd and excellent musicianship all round. Last night attended Ziggy Stardust VS Aladdin Sane which featured two bands playing the albums in full. Aladdin Sane is my favourite Bowie album and they did supreme justice with a fantastic piano player swirling like a mad professor over his keys....I was too knocked out to go to the Bowie Ball at the Sugar Club, but went last year, no doubt brilliant.

    Hope everyone enjoyed their own Bowie spectacles in London and beyond....:cool:
  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We had a great night. The event was completely sold out, we raised double what we did last year and we had a fantastic crowd in. :)
  30. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree I care not for the wealth of Gyges

    In the context of not liking Bowie any less than ever, I was just thinking "We should be old by now" and casually googled it.

    It's "we should be on by now". Bollocks. All these years. Have to fall back on:

    "Oh God, I'm still alive"
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