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Don Troooomp

Condescension and embedded self importance
It's far from rape, and dilutes the word, when girls choose to sleep with someone.
However, apart from the man doing what was normal in those days (if he ever did anything normal), you have to admit he was bloody talented.

I'm sticking to listening to his stuff, enjoying what I hear, and being a little pissed off he can't make more.
RIP David Bowie, and fuck anyone who doesn't like my opinion.
 

Saul Goodman

It's all good, man
Banned
It's far from rape, and dilutes the word, when girls choose to sleep with someone.
However, apart from the man doing what was normal in those days (if he ever did anything normal), you have to admit he was bloody talented.
:eek::eek::eek:

Did I just read what I think I Just read! It doesn't matter that he was a rapist nonce, because he was talented!!! :facepalm:
Moonwalks slowly backwards toward the thread's entrance, thinking WTAF!!
 

editor

hiraethified
A recording found in a bread basked goes for £40k

The track, titled ‘I Never Dreamed’, was discovered earlier this year in an old bread basket by David Hadfield. It was expected to sell for at least £10,000.

The recording was made when Bowie was 16 years old and played in a band called The Konrads. Hadfield served as the band’s drummer and manager. Bowie appeared on the song under his given name – David Jones – and it was the first time his voice had featured on a recording.

According to Omega Auctions, a “bidding frenzy” had caused the price for the tape to almost quadruple when it went up for sale earlier today (September 11). They said it was finally sold for £39,360.

Bowie left the Konrads shortly after the recording was made. Four years later, he released his self-titled debut album but only began to achieve success in 1969 when he released ‘Space Oddity‘.

Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music/first-known-david-bowie-recording-auction-2377971#o2PdhVSCsBl51Crg.99
 

Sprocket.

There’s comfort in melancholy.....
Just watched from BBC4 on Saturday,
David Bowie at Glastonbury 2000.
Sat with hairs raised on neck through some numbers and a heavy heart through others.
So pleased I managed to see him live, though only once it now seems a lifetime ago but I am so glad I was around and able to do so.
It is being released on sale on November the tenth I believe.
 

editor

hiraethified
I'm going to do another fundraising Bowie night at the Brixton Dogstar on Fri 11th Jan 2019 if anyone is interested.
 

TopCat

Organise...
Start a "David Bowie is a rapist nonce" thread and leave this one to us who want to celebrate the man.

Stinking up joyful threads with pointless negativity really is the act of a snide.

Really, editor - I know it's not the u75 way but I wish you could delete these posts. This is a thread for us fans to talk about our memories and thoughts about the man.

People pissing all over really is fucking Low, pardon the pun
What next? Homage to Gary Gliiter?
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
Start a "David Bowie is a rapist nonce" thread and leave this one to us who want to celebrate the man.

Stinking up joyful threads with pointless negativity really is the act of a snide.

Really, editor - I know it's not the u75 way but I wish you could delete these posts. This is a thread for us fans to talk about our memories and thoughts about the man.

People pissing all over really is fucking Low, pardon the pun
so you've no thoughts about the noncing yet you doubtless wish to celebrate every aspect of the man

strange
 

D'wards

I'm an excellent driver
State of these cunts...

That post is months old.

Surely you can goad someone else into an argument with a more recent event?
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
State of these cunts...

That post is months old.

Surely you can goad someone else into an argument with a more recent event?
oh soz i missed it the first time. being as you're still harping on about auld noncie's death i don't think you've really got a more recent event leg to stand on
 

editor

hiraethified
I think people have made their point very clearly now and there is no need or purpose in repeating it again and again and again.

We should acknowledge that Bowie slept with an underage woman to acknowledge that he is human. Yes, his talent was exceptional. No, he was not a monster. But we should never glorify celebrities to the point that we refuse to acknowledge that they’re capable of ugly acts
Why Talking About Bowie's Sexual Misconduct Matters | HuffPost
Obviously, Bowie is not in the same league as Bill Cosby, if only because Mattix, known as one of the famous “baby groupies,” doesn’t seem remotely unhappy about her experiences with Bowie. They were both part of the ‘70s rock star scene on L.A’s Sunset Strip, where blowjobs and quaaludes were given out like handshakes. Mattix looks back fondly on the experience, calling it “beautiful” in a recent interview with Thrillist. She looks back less fondly on her relationship with Jimmy Page, who allegedly kidnapped and locked her up in a hotel room.

But it’s still important to acknowledge that what Bowie did was illegal. Consent laws are in place because, unlike Mattix, too many underage girls end up traumatized by the sexual experiences they have with older men. Many of those who “consented” as teens realize later that they were exploited and controlled by their older lovers. It’s incredibly hard for any victim of sexual assault to come forward, but when your perpetrator is a beloved public figure, your story becomes even more unbelievable.
So was he capable of ugly acts? Absolutely. Does this thread need to be full of the same thing repeated again and again? No.
 

D'wards

I'm an excellent driver
The A-Z of David Bowie is a pretty good podcast by Mark Riley and Rob Hughes.

Although you can safely say it's "for fans only". They go into depth about most things- like a ten minute biography of someone who once shared a lift with Bowie type thing
 

oryx

Sitting on the bock of the day
Although you can safely say it's "for fans only". They go into depth about most things- like a ten minute biography of someone who once shared a lift with Bowie type thing
My partner went on a David Bowie walk in Beckenham a few weeks ago (part of London Open House weekend) and said the same about that!
 

D'wards

I'm an excellent driver
My partner went on a David Bowie walk in Beckenham a few weeks ago (part of London Open House weekend) and said the same about that!
I did my own a couple of years ago. There's not much there really. Haddon Hall is now a road and flats. Arts Lab is Zizzi, albeit with Bowie pictures everywhere.
The bandstand in the Croydon Road Recreation Ground is still there, pretty identical to Memories of a Free Festival.

Still, Beckenham has some lovely charity shops.
 

cupid_stunt

Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.
Heads up for Bowie fans, there's 2 specially commissioned documentaries to be aired on Greatest Hits Radio this week, the first is on Friday at 9pm & the other on Sunday at 4pm.

Greatest Hits Radio launched this morning across most of the UK on DAB, FM in Liverpool/North West/North Wales & the West Midlands, AM across much of the north & Scotland (although they have retained the local names, and separate daytime presenters, in Scotland).

The UK version, i.e. the one not connected to the various local radio areas listed below, currently only carries ads at the top of the hour, so it's not a bad listen. The UK version is on Tunein or their website:

Listen to Greatest Hits Radio on TuneIn

Greatest Hits Radio - The Good Times Sound Like This

 
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