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David Bowie is Back, surreal and weird new video for "Blackstar"

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posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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Rock Legend David Bowie has got a new album out on the 8th of January, the day of his 69th(!) birthday.
Just released is this 10 minute long video to the title track, not sure if the album version will be as long though.
Anyways, it goes a whole different direction from 'The Next Day', his last album or from anything else he's ever done. He worked with Jazz musicians for this, and the atmosphere is weirdly hypnotic and surreal, and the images in the video are just creepy.
The first time I heard it I was just confused, but on the second listen i got it (if there's anything to get, lol) and can't wait for the full album!




What do you think?




posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives
David looks Great, love the song.



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 07:22 AM
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I think he is sending a message with this.


Lyrics

In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle, ah-ah, ah-ah
In the centre of it all, in the centre of it all
Your eyes

On the day of execution, on the day of execution
Only women kneel and smile, ah-ah, ah-ah
At the centre of it all, at the centre of it all
Your eyes, your eyes

Ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah

In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle, ah-ah, ah-ah
In the centre of it all, in the centre of it all
Your eyes
Ah-ah-ah

Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)

How many times does an angel fall?
How many people lie instead of talking tall?
He trod on sacred ground, he cried loud into the crowd
(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar, I’m not a gangstar)

I can’t answer why (I’m a blackstar)
Just go with me (I’m not a filmstar)
I’m-a take you home (I’m a blackstar)
Take your passport and shoes (I’m not a popstar)
And your sedatives, boo (I’m a blackstar)
You’re a flash in the pan (I’m not a marvel star)
I’m the great I am (I’m a blackstar)

I’m a blackstar, way up, on money, I’ve got game
I see right, so wide, so open-hearted pain
I want eagles in my daydreams, diamonds in my eyes
(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)

Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
(I’m a blackstar, I’m a star's star, I’m a blackstar)

I can’t answer why (I’m not a gangstar)
But I can tell you how (I’m not a flam star)
We were born upside-down (I’m a star's star)
Born the wrong way ‘round (I’m not a white star)
(I’m a blackstar, I’m not a gangstar
I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar
I’m not a pornstar, I’m not a wandering star
I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)

In the villa of Ormen stands a solitary candle
Ah-ah, ah-ah
At the centre of it all, your eyes
On the day of execution, only women kneel and smile
Ah-ah, ah-ah
At the centre of it all, your eyes, your eyes
Ah-ah-ah


As an old man he is not hiding it well.. maybe it was the point



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: dollukka

What's he not hiding it well?
There is so much potential symbolysm in that video.
So you are saying there is a nod to the current Islamist Extremism thing? (is that the turkish flag you added?)
I definitely see some sort of religious comment in the video.
Thanks for adding the lyrics, I wonder what he means by I'm the Blackstar, and what's the villa of Ormen?
hmmm



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives

Not Turkey the symbols are used in all kind of positions when together in all kinds of flags. I think it reflects situation around the Word atm. Noticed the star and Moon and 13 wifes.
Ormen is a place in Norway so i supposed this is not it.
Blackstar is crescent moon

Black Star, Crescent Moon: Islam and Muslims in the Black Radical Imagination

University of California



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: dollukka

Oh duh, thanks for that, makes sense



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives

Now that's the David Bowie I wanted to see again.

At 0:20 it reminds me White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane.



The dead astronaut also looks familiar.



For some reason, I feel like I made the video

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posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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Very Bowie... Very weird... I think hes talking about how religious zealotry goes against the grain of everyday human spirituality, and leads to an inflated ego, rapturous insanity, confusion, false piety, and disassociative personality disorder.... An awesome and extremely sharp critique of the state of the post 2012 21 St century "new age movement" he himself was a pioneer of in the 70s with Ziggystardust, perhaps.
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posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives

I'm going to go a different route on this.

#1 Ormen Lange is a strange story about a king that wouldn't convert to Christianity.
heres the link en.wikipedia.org...

#2 the villa of the Ormen could mean the church of Ormen. villas became small farming compounds, which were increasingly fortified in Late Antiquity, sometimes transferred to the Church for reuse as a monastery.

Ormen means snake.

#3 Ormen Lange the location is a natural gas field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

#4 convulsing body's is a symptom Arsenic is a nasty substance, and in strong concentrations it causes all manner of blood-streaked gastrointestinal distress, convulsions, coma, and death. In smaller, chronically consumed amounts (such as that found in contaminated groundwater), it is known to inspire a host of diseases not limited to cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

or maybe this gas which was used by the Israelis on Palestinian people the symptoms almost fit perfectly to the convulsing people in the video www.vtjp.org...

just some wild guesses

David Bowie is great I loved his and trent reznor im afraid of americans song
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posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives

Saw this a couple of days ago. This comment on Youtube pretty much nails the video

What's there to get? It's just a hypnotic regression to principles of hedonism, speculationism, and fantasy tropes viewed through the lens of psychotropy and using gravitational impulse and choreographic/symphonic variances as proxy for the godhead, making us contemplate our resonance within the spectrum of the Om.

Now you know



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives

Illuminati confirmed!



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives
I think Bowie is looking back on his life of fame, realizing it was all wasted because he has no followers, and making one last attempt at mystifying the masses into believing in his greatness. hence the references to Christ and Mary.



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: darkstar57

Bowie is a genius. Gotta give credit were credit is due.



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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I'm a huge Bowie fan. I like the discordant percussion and horns and the classic Bowie vocal harmonies in this song.. Deep lyrics. I wasn't overly crazy about the tune until the second or third listen. Much of his music has been that way for me -- has to grow on me. He is incredible in everything he puts his hand to. Thanks for the heads up!



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 05:25 PM
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I think it's safe to say that David has sold his soul to the devil. Call it art if you want but I see idolatry. Satan is at work sending out his symbols and messages to brainwash the masses into thinking this is "cool" and "acceptable". its straight up mocking Jesus. From the book he is holding up with the star symbol on it as if its a book of importance but not being depicted as the bible to refering to himself as the great I am. I mean, come on! To worshipping and bowing down to a skull adorned with jewels. Its full of paganistic rituals.

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posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: 0hlord


Bowie is a genius. so is bibi netanyahu , with an IQ of 170. He gets away with his IDF killing one child every 60 hours..for 14 years. and so was Einstein, who got the atomic bomb underway with the Manhattan project. thanks so much Albert.
Where is his soul? Yours? Mine?
a little gedanken experiment. delete all of Bowies work from the collective conscience. What would be the difference?



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: athousandlives

This is a terrible video. All the arm movements look like spell throwing and the convulsings look like possession. It appears to be a black magic ritual to usher in the false savior. One thing we know for sure though is Bowie is afraid of Americans because God is an American.



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: darkstar57

Well it would be foolish of me to try and estimate the value of his work and the contribution he makes to society as an artist. Bowies work is priceless.

Especially his latest masterpiece. Every frame has meaning.
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To those who "get" this video, what did you make of the last 60 seconds?
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posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 02:03 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives

the song is just so interesting from so many different angles. First you have the obviously off tone chant "im a black star". The saxophone giving the song a interesting middle eastern feel which changes into free style jazz at points, A simple drum line and futuristic keyboard sounds. The song at times almost sounds like its in reverse yet its not. Its like he trying to mix future, present and past into one song. which you also see in the video, ancient city, astronaut, yet people dress as they do now. the song is really kind of awesome. I'm amazed that Mr Bowie can still be so innovative in trying to create a new song, not following a music script formula.

Add in the video which is strange and otherworldly yet so familiar.



posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives

I don't know. It was kinda boring for me. I like his old stuff, don't get me wrong--but this type of thing isn't my jam

The bandage with the eye thingys is especially...uh...Avant-garde.



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