Today should be a Tribute to Bowie

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BillN, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I'm going to play his music most of the day

    "we can be hero's .. just for one day"

    Ziggy plays guitar!

     
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Shocker. I guess it shouldn't be - the rock stars that survived their youths and stardom and at that age now and I guess it's a good thing they'll start succumbing to old age rather than hard living. But awfully sad nonetheless. I was just reading about and streaming his new album yesterday - no idea he'd even been sick.

    Ch, ch, ch, ch changes....

    -Ray
     
  3. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    A truly transformational artist. Several generations or artists are indebted to him. Rest in peace, Major Tom.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I've really enjoyed his work of the last 15 years or so. Most musicians I can think of just peter off after reaching their creative peak. Bowie was still making great records. Here's a track from his last album that just came out a couple days ago.

     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Wow. I've been listening to it, but hadn't seen the video. He was clearly saying goodbye... Once of the few situations where I've found the music even more powerful after seeing the video...

    -Ray
     
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  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    almost mirroring Freddie Mercury "goodbye" .... on Made in Heaven
     
  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Very sad news indeed. "Let's Dance" and remember the good times.
     
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  8. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Sad news. The stars look very different today.

    -R
     
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  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Not Bowie singing, but one of his songs getting the ultimate treatment on the ISS:
     
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  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I think one of the best things we can say about Bowie is that he remained highly creative and was still turning out interesting music right until the end. He never rested on his laurels and he was never a has-been. Bon voyage, David.
     
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  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Genuinely not a fan, but sad nonetheless to see his passing. His was a unique talent. I actually preferred him in film. I found him a quite compelling performer in The Hunger and particularly Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.
     
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  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I wasn't really a fan back in the day either. In high school, mid-70s, he was sort of THE guy with virtually all of my friends. I was always far more into rougher, blues based stuff like the Stones, Faces, Beck, Clapton, Hendrix, etc. As a purist of sorts, Bowie always had too much of a show-biz angle for me. So smooth and rehearsed and tight - I liked stuff a bit edgier, some improvisation, I was pretty into the guitar heroes, back when the term was being invented and had some meaning. But, as with other acts that I sort of rebelled against because everyone else liked them more than I found warranted (I didn't like Zeppelin at the time either, even though they met ALL of my criteria!), I came to like and respect Bowie a lot over the years, even the stuff I didn't care for in high school. The cream eventually rises even if it's not exactly your taste. I've looked at him that way for quite a while now...

    -Ray
     
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  13. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    His passing is more poignant and profound than I could ever have imagined. He always seemed to see the world from another vantage point, another plane. He wasn't a rock star, he was a sci-fi poet/dramatist that made music.
     
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  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I've had a love/hate relationship with him over the years. The is the first tune of his I ever heard.




    I was young and impressionable and I played it over and over on this mixed tape a friend had made from his cool older brother's records. I had never heard such sounds in my life. I think that one song very well could be what got me started seeking out new and unusual sounds and ended up bringing me to where I am today.

    I never much cared for his most popular stuff, though I see the quality in it. I must confess to really digging "China Girl" when I was in high school.
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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  16. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Labyrinth is one of my all time favourite children films. He is and always will be the Goblin King.
     
  17. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Heroes is one of the songs that made me love music. The live track, from the Stage record, is one of my most played songs.

    So here's to Bowie.

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    by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
     
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  18. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Neat interview but a bit unfortunate that she kept going back to Ziggy Stardust and character and "performing" even though he said more than once that he did not want that to define him. I like Terry Gross but in this interview she proved his characterization of Americans (Bowie=Ziggy Stardust+Modern Love).
     
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  19. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Became a fan after the Low/Heroes/Lodger collaboration with Brian Eno.
    Then began to really appreciate his creativity and style. Loved his Heathen and Reality albums.
    My wife gave me Blackstar on vinyl last night at a birthday celebration. Woke to the sad news.
    The Lazarus video above is such a defining way to say goodbye.
    I pulled out all my Bowie albums and laid them out on the table in my music room for my Single in January image today.
    My sad sort of tribute...

    https://www.photographerslounge.org/media/sij-2016-day-11-rip.12614/full
     
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  20. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    A friend loaned me Ziggy Stardust in 1972 - suddenly it was a new world!! I bought it, got Lou Reed's Transformer, Mott the Hoople, and later the New York Dolls, Television with Tom Verlaine, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, and later Disco and Punk. What a fantastic ride, with quite a bit of interesting music.