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« on: January 11, 2016, 01:52:40 PM »

Kind of shocked to see this first thing in the morning.

David Bowie, master of reinvention, is dead at 69

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David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69.

Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN.

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"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief," said a statement posted on his official social media accounts.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 02:03:38 PM »

Yeah, I had to drive my kid to school this morning.  As usual, I had to wait for her.  I turned on the car and "TVC15" was blasting out of the radio.  I was happily rocking out, and then the DJ came on to deliver the unbelievable news.  Hit me right in the chest.  I was devastated.

EDIT: I just discovered that the B-Side to the "TVC15" single was "We Are the Dead"
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 06:12:55 PM »

I'm typically rather ambivalent when celebrities die, but this one is different.  I feel gutted today, almost like I lost a family member.  Bowie was simply incomparable.  Was always three steps ahead and four steps outside everyone else.  There isn't a musician working today that wasn't influenced by him in some way or another. 

Fittingly, he goes out after dropping an absolute masterpiece of an album last week in "Blackstar".  I've listened to it a couple times this morning...it's amazing how different it sounds today than it did yesterday.  I can't watch the video for Lazarus without tearing up.

The world is less today because he's gone, but is so much more because he was here at all.  RIP Starman, you will be greatly missed by so many.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 09:48:18 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on January 11, 2016, 06:12:55 PM

I'm typically rather ambivalent when celebrities die, but this one is different.  I feel gutted today, almost like I lost a family member.  Bowie was simply incomparable.  Was always three steps ahead and four steps outside everyone else.  There isn't a musician working today that wasn't influenced by him in some way or another.  

Fittingly, he goes out after dropping an absolute masterpiece of an album last week in "Blackstar".  I've listened to it a couple times this morning...it's amazing how different it sounds today than it did yesterday.  I can't watch the video for Lazarus without tearing up.

The world is less today because he's gone, but is so much more because he was here at all.  RIP Starman, you will be greatly missed by so many.

His stuff was always a little too strange for me, although I never sampled very much. I LOVED his soundtrack for the really old game Omikron: The Nomad Soul. I'm not sure if you ever played it, but you could watch his avatar's "band" digitized into the game. It was a game that was way ahead of its time, and David Bowie offered his talents to the game waaaaaay before it was cool to be involved musically in video games :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7bA57xNw20

Apparently he look the project very seriously. He added music to the game, and also played a part in it. I still remember the opening song "New Angels of Promise" like it was yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSIhX-VWhtQ
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 11:55:51 PM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on January 11, 2016, 09:48:18 PM

Apparently he look the project very seriously. He added music to the game, and also played a part in it. I still remember the opening song "New Angels of Promise" like it was yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSIhX-VWhtQ

A different version of "New Angels of Promise" is on the Hours... album.  An album that I absolutely adore, but everyone else seems to hate.

We did this over at OO, but I figured it can go here too.  Top 10 Bowie songs:

1. Life on Mars
2. Sweet Head (I've often said that if I had to pick one song that encapsulated everything "rock & roll", it would be this one)
3. Starman
4. Panic in Detroit
5. Queen Bitch
6. Ashes to Ashes
7. Thursday's Child
8. Ziggy Stardust
9. Bring Me the Disco King
10. Kooks

With at least 20 others waiting in the wings, depending on my mood.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 12:27:48 AM »

My Death, live 1973
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 03:56:48 AM »

I heard this on the way in to work today.  Felt like I had been punched in the gut.  Especially as the announcer worked up to it, in that way they do leading up to the news. 

I got to see him in concert a number of years back, and while the venue was not the best location, it did not take anything away from his performance.  One of the best concerts I have been to.

RIP, David. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 01:21:59 AM »

Conan remembers Bowie with good footage through the years.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 03:36:29 AM »

The 1974 double album David Live! turned me into a lifelong Bowie fan. He wrote the soundtrack of my youth, and his death drives home the winding down of the clock.
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 01:07:47 PM »

Yeah, always sad when an Artist of his ilk pass on. For me he was always there trough my music loving journey.
I remember when Ziggy Stardust was introduced to the World. Amazing how Bowie captivated the industry with his
fearless changes of persona, and everyone of them worked.  Diamond Dogs is my favorite, but in all honesty, how can
you pick just one of anything with David Bowie.?

Ground control to Major Tom.........................Bon Voyage David. See you on the flip side(of the Vinyl)

Oh, and nobody rocked the Mullet like you. smile

An Original.

( the reference to Lemmy was good)
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