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Re: DAVID BOWIE IS DEAD!!!

#61  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 11, 2016 8:09 pm

Hearing Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy during the holidays will feel different now.
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Re: DAVID BOWIE IS DEAD!!!

#62  Postby felltoearth » Jan 11, 2016 8:22 pm

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:Hearing Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy during the holidays will feel different now.


Yep
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#63  Postby ronmcd » Jan 11, 2016 8:23 pm

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ronmcd wrote:I'm not ashamed to admit, this video got me a little. Glasgow artist Gordon Wilson visited Kelvingrove museum in the city, and this happened:
https://www.facebook.com/gordon.wilson. ... 174905208/


That's just plain wonderful.

Isn't it? I originally saw a few seconds of it on twitter, thinking that was all that he had recorded, but the almost complete version on facebook is something. Love the pan around the museum half way through.
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#64  Postby The_Piper » Jan 11, 2016 8:41 pm

Fallible wrote:The shark was already jumped by Dancing in the Street. I try to forget that ever happened.

Didn't like Bowie's Dancing in the Street? Me neither. :shifty: The shark was jumped, does that mean "too late"?
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#65  Postby The_Piper » Jan 11, 2016 8:43 pm

ronmcd wrote:I'm not ashamed to admit, this video got me a little. Glasgow artist Gordon Wilson visited Kelvingrove museum in the city, and this happened:
https://www.facebook.com/gordon.wilson. ... 174905208/

I don't get it. :whine: What song was that?
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#66  Postby Fallible » Jan 11, 2016 8:43 pm

That was Life on Mars.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#67  Postby Oldskeptic » Jan 11, 2016 8:55 pm

Musicians and others often say that some piece of music changed their lives, and it is almost as often exaggeration. But there was a night in 1972 when a friend brought over an album of his older brother's, and said you have to here this! I was 15 and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust blew my fucking mind, and where after hearing Highway 61 Revisited I'd wanted to be the next Bob Dylan since I was 10 I now wanted to be the next Bowie.

And it continued into my early 30's through my band years. Some nights we'd do Ziggy Stardust from beginning to end and throw in and extra long meddely of The Jean Genie and Diamond Dogs as and encore.

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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#68  Postby Fallible » Jan 11, 2016 8:56 pm

The_Piper wrote:
Fallible wrote:The shark was already jumped by Dancing in the Street. I try to forget that ever happened.

Didn't like Bowie's Dancing in the Street? Me neither. :shifty: The shark was jumped, does that mean "too late"?


I mean terms of the thread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#69  Postby Oldskeptic » Jan 11, 2016 9:18 pm

Fallible wrote:The shark was already jumped by Dancing in the Street. I try to forget that ever happened.


Just superstars having fun. Really no harm in that. The Mamas and the Papas, Grateful Dead, Van Halen, and Black Oak Arkansas covered the Vandellas' song too. I happen to like the Bowie - Jagger cover more than the others.
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#70  Postby Fallible » Jan 11, 2016 9:38 pm

I know there's nom harm, I just don't like it. I also find all the freeze framing in the video cringeworthy.
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#71  Postby ronmcd » Jan 11, 2016 9:47 pm

Fallible wrote:I know there's nom harm, I just don't like it. I also find all the freeze framing in the video cringeworthy.

I've never had a problem with the version, it's just that video ... eek. I don't remember thinking that at the time, mind.
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#72  Postby Matt8819 » Jan 11, 2016 10:09 pm

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Re: DAVID BOWIE IS DEAD!!!

#73  Postby felltoearth » Jan 11, 2016 10:21 pm

Brain Eno weighs in:

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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#74  Postby ronmcd » Jan 11, 2016 10:35 pm

Fallible wrote:That was Life on Mars.

I think it was the fact it was that song that got me. Love that song.

The line "And Lennon's on sale again" was always jarring, listening to it as an adult post '80, but especially weird listening to it today.

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Re: DAVID BOWIE IS DEAD!!!

#75  Postby campermon » Jan 11, 2016 10:41 pm

^Very sad.

Minicamper#4 (who is 19) is also sad - it only seems like 5 minutes ago that she was a 4 year old singing along to 'Hunky Dory', her favourite album at the time. She knew all the words at that age too and would sing along to it when it was on the sound system of my VW camperwagon.

Great memories, thanks to Mr Bowie :cheers:
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#76  Postby DoctorE » Jan 11, 2016 10:46 pm

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Re: DAVID BOWIE IS DEAD!!!

#77  Postby Oldskeptic » Jan 11, 2016 11:37 pm

campermon wrote:^Very sad.

Minicamper#4 (who is 19) is also sad - it only seems like 5 minutes ago that she was a 4 year old singing along to 'Hunky Dory', her favourite album at the time. She knew all the words at that age too and would sing along to it when it was on the sound system of my VW camperwagon.

Great memories, thanks to Mr Bowie :cheers:


Wow! Reminds me of sitting around a campfire with family and friends with my twelve string and my little one, now 28, saying, "Let's sing Star Man Daddy."

Forgot about those days until you mentioned your daughter.

I think I might cry now.
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Re: DAVID BOWIE IS DEAD!!!

#78  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jan 11, 2016 11:48 pm

Another legend gone :(
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#79  Postby Animavore » Jan 11, 2016 11:59 pm

Fallible wrote:I know there's nom harm, I just don't like it. I also find all the freeze framing in the video cringeworthy.

Lol. Even though I know that song all my life, it's one of my earliest musical memories, I only saw the video for the first time on VH1 at the end of 2014. Not only did I remember one of the duet being Tina Turner in my head, but seeing the vid totally changed how I see that song now.
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Re: David Bowie Memorial Playlist

#80  Postby hoopy frood » Jan 12, 2016 1:15 am

The_Piper wrote:^^^Very prominent nostril holes. :lol: :yuk:
This is my favorite Bowie song. I didn't even know this was by Bowie until recently. I get him and The Kinks mixed up. :shifty:


Nevertheless, good choice sir!

I'm glad you had posted that, it leaves me free to play the more obscure track of his I wanted to share. Hunky Dory is probably my fav album but here's 2 little gems from Aladdin Sane:





Thanks for the timeless tunes David and congrats on a life well-spent. :cheers:
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