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posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 12:28 PM
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That last album was very ghoulish. Evidently he knew he was dying.

He was aging and obviously sick and we shouldn't have been invited into what should have been a private time for him and his family; not a great memory to leave us with.

I, like perhaps most people, remember him for his music and films of the 1970s.

I wish rock stars would learn when it is the right time to retire from public view, and never be tempted back.


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posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

Rubbish, artists share their lives with us all.
The best don't gloss over the pain and bad things but help put them in perspective.
It's their honesty that connects us with their art.
Death is something we must all face on day and I think Bowie just continued sharing his life right up until the very end.

His finishing the Black Star album reminds me of Freddy Mercury who even as he was dying of AIDS worked in the studio to finish Queen's last album, Innuendo.


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posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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I think it was incredible that he was able to hide his cancer and drop what he knew would be his swan song. Even in death he has stolen the show. How many artists can make that claim? Bowie is the only one I can think of. Always the innovator. The album and last videos take on a whole new meaning and transcendence that is mind blowing.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

I'd disagree, I posted a couple months back this new video with the words "Quintessential Bowie Magic"
It took me into his arts heart as he always does.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Thank you for the music David Bowie !

soulwaxer



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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I didn't notice if anyone posted this, but it is one of my favorite movies,
and Bowie did a spectacular job in it.
RIP David Bowie, you were one unique artist!



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

As an actor, i think this was Bowie's finest moment





posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 01:42 PM
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What a shock! Just came in from work and saw the very sad news, and it is rumoured that Robert Plant of Led Zep isn't doing too well? I hope that is not true, but I can see many of the world's great music legends dying within years of each other.

Grew up as Bowie launched his chameleon career, So many songs are fused into a soundtrack of our lives. Starman, Life on Mars, Gene Genie, were the ones for my generation, and then throughout the 80s and 90s he still produced world class music.

www.youtube.com...

www.youtube.com... In this video, David's face was found to resemble the face on Mars in Cydonia, similar profile when it was discovered in the 80s.

How fortunate were I to be a teen in the late sixties and early seventies. Such an embarrassment of musical riches!

Rest In Peace David...You leave the world so sadly lacking and poorer.
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posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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Yet another legend taken from us

His songs always remind me of my first true love when I was 15/16 years old, I can't believe these 2 songs haven't been posted yet. Bowie at his best IMHO





RIP you most special of artists, the world is a richer place for having you

Cody



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: chr0naut


Even dying, he was creating art.

He certainly looks very sick in the video. I thought it was makeup and special effects. Plainly I was wrong.


I watched the video when it was released and mentioned to my wife that the subject matter and the video itself were quite, quite brilliant but troubling. Not going to pretend I had any sixth sense (I didn't) but it seemed clear that there was a message there - how sad but also how fitting to the man that it became fact so soon.

One image that always struck in my mind was a promo poster I think was for the original release of Low that had a photo of Bowie looking extremely pensive, with harsh light seeping into a dark room, and a tagline -

There's old wave, there's new wave, and there's David Bowie

Genius, RIP



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: CJCrawley
That last album was very ghoulish. Evidently he knew he was dying.

He was aging and obviously sick and we shouldn't have been invited into what should have been a private time for him and his family; not a great memory to leave us with.

I, like perhaps most people, remember him for his music and films of the 1970s.

I wish rock stars would learn when it is the right time to retire from public view, and never be tempted back.


I couldn't disagree more, I feel richer for hearing this, saddened now maybe, but Blackstar - the single - is one of the most beautiful songs in both his catalogue and that of anything classed as contemporary music. It's not some dreadful dirge about dying.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: the owlbear
Always the innovator. The album and last videos take on a whole new meaning and transcendence that is mind blowing.


I cannot think of any other musician of the 20th century who was as talented, was such an innovator and creative force.
Just no one.

And that voice!!!!

We just finished watching his Reality Tour concert. It was amazing....as many of them were.
Bittersweet memories.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 03:25 PM
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He was a creative contrarian.

He was one of only a handful of artists with confidence equal to every new risk taken. We won't see his like again soon.

Generally, I despise the overuse of the word elegant to describe just about anybody or anything with an ounce of cleverness attached. Fred Astaire was elegant for real. Cary Grant was elegant. David Bowie is the only person of this era that I would call elegant in the grand style of the past.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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In remembrance of the great chameleon. I will miss you and your awe inspiring and wonderful music David.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: Baddogma

One of my favorite artists... he was a seriously gifted musician/song writer/producer ... sad news.


Would like to echo your comments there mate, a truly gifted artist - he also had great comedic timing as well.


www.dailymotion.com...



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 05:25 PM
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Here's a good article from the NYT
www.nytimes.com...

Mr. Bowie wrote songs, above all, about being an outsider: an alien, a misfit, a sexual adventurer, a faraway astronaut. His music was always a mutable blend — rock, cabaret, jazz and what he called “plastic soul” — but it was suffused with genuine soul. He also captured the drama and longing of everyday life, enough to give him No. 1 pop hits like “Let’s Dance.”

In concerts and videos, Mr. Bowie’s costumes and imagery traversed styles, eras and continents, from German Expressionism to commedia dell’arte to Japanese kimonos to space suits. He set an example, and a challenge, for every arena spectacle in his wake.

If he had an anthem, it was “Changes,” from his 1971 album “Hunky Dory,” which proclaimed:

“Turn and face the strange / Ch-ch-changes / Oh look out now you rock and rollers / Pretty soon now you’re gonna get older.”



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Darkblade71
I didn't notice if anyone posted this, but it is one of my favorite movies,
and Bowie did a spectacular job in it.
RIP David Bowie, you were one unique artist!


I can't tell you how many times I have watched that movie, one of my favorites! He did an amazing job playing the goblin king! He is well known for many things and will be remembered as a legend.

RIP and good journey David.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe

originally posted by: the owlbear
Always the innovator. The album and last videos take on a whole new meaning and transcendence that is mind blowing.


I cannot think of any other musician of the 20th century who was as talented, was such an innovator and creative force.
Just no one.

And that voice!!!!

We just finished watching his Reality Tour concert. It was amazing....as many of them were.
Bittersweet memories.




I'm trying to comment on your comment and I can't because it says it all so succinctly!

The Simon Pegg quote earlier says it all for me. I feel lucky that I was privileged enough to have lived during the same time as Bowie.

There will never be another Like him again.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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That's one of my favorite movies. I heard that they were thinking about making a sequel but I don't think they will now. It wouldn't be the same without David Bowie. I mean, they might convince somebody like Tim Curry to do it but it still won't be the same.



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