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Re: David Bowie

#41 Post by Matov » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:31 pm

It is.

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Re: David Bowie

#42 Post by lollapaloser » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:38 am

I got it yesterday and listened to it twice in a row, I love it.

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Re: David Bowie

#43 Post by janesbiggestfan » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:52 am

Oh so now he is dead. This time for realz.... rip.
never was my favorite but there is a level of influence and creative force that one cannot deny regardless of personal taste

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Re: David Bowie

#44 Post by creep » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:40 am

i was going to mention that i was surprised that an album came out because there were so many rumors of him being really sick.

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Re: David Bowie

#45 Post by SR » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:58 am

I'm not the guy who gets affected by the passing of people i have never known. Bowies passing hurt. As his friend said, 'it's time to cry".

Live At The Philidelpia Tower is the best live album of all time.

He was the voice I was introduced to music with

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Re: David Bowie

#46 Post by Romeo » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:45 am

I'm so glad I did go to the final tour (though we didn't know at the time he would stop touring)



I was at this show with my friend Kathy

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#47 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:49 am

This one's really a gut punch, even more so than Lemmy's passing a week ago.

Bowie was one of the first artists I got into in the mid 70's, his voice was immediately distinctive no matter what new genre he was mining. I wore out the vinyl and 8 track of "ChangesOneBowie" (which is still one of the greatest "Best Of's" anyone has ever put out) in just a few year's time. The coolest thing was even though near the end of the 70's he was moving into increasingly off kilter musical styles, he was still compelling. I saw Bowie three times live, US Festival and Anaheim Stadium Serious Moonlight tour shows in '83 and his last tour for the Reality album in '04 at the relatively intimate Wiltern Theater. For whatever reasons, I couldn't and still can't get into his previous couple albums "Reality" and "The Next Day" but picked up "Black Star" on CD last Friday and as previously mentioned, was blown away. What an amazing final act.

Another thing, it appears just announced over the weekend tribute concert dedicated to the Bowie's musical legacy with Bowie's longtime collaborator Tony Visconti in charge of the house band at New York's Carnegie Hall on March 31st will now be a memorial concert. Along with already announced performers The Roots, Cyndi Lauper, the Mountain Goats, Heart's Ann Wilson, Jakob Dylan, Perry Farrel will also perform. Undoubtedly more high(er) profile performers will be added and the scale and scope will increase dramatically.

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#48 Post by perkana » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:50 pm

I finally got time to listen to this 2 hour interview with David Bowie. It's 2 hours long and it has 26 days left to listen (it's the BBC).
Ken Bruce hosts a biography of Bowie drawn entirely from BBC archive interviews and sessions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06z19rx
There's also a documentary that I can't watch because it's only for the UK, but if you can, here's the link:
David Bowie: Five Years
An intimate portrait of five key years in David Bowie's career. Featuring a wealth of previously unseen archive, this film looks at how Bowie continually evolved, from Ziggy Stardust to the soul star of Young Americans and the 'Thin White Duke'. It explores his regeneration in Berlin with the critically-acclaimed album Heroes, his triumph with Scary Monsters and his global success with Let's Dance. With interviews with his closest collaborators, this film investigates how Bowie has become an icon of our times
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0214tj1

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Re: David Bowie

#49 Post by Larry B. » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:41 am

That "Five Years" documentary was really good, I watched on Netflix in Chile last year. Some of the live footage was really, really impressive. I could fell the "danger" in Bowie's performance, absolutely incredible.

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Re: David Bowie

#50 Post by perkana » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:28 am

A friend told me it was on Film & Arts on the day he died. Maybe it's time for me to get Netflix or buy an IP thingy that lets me watch BBC videos.

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Re: David Bowie

#51 Post by Bandit72 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:19 am

Netflix is a must. Not sure how you can access BBC iPlayer from abroad. I will ask my expat mate in San Francisco because I know he watches it.

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Re: David Bowie

#52 Post by LifeIsLoud » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:46 pm

perkana wrote:A friend told me it was on Film & Arts on the day he died. Maybe it's time for me to get Netflix or buy an IP thingy that lets me watch BBC videos.
I'm in Canada, and the Hola extension lets me view videos on the BBC's website.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... meio?hl=en

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Re: David Bowie

#53 Post by perkana » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:33 pm

LifeIsLoud wrote:
perkana wrote:A friend told me it was on Film & Arts on the day he died. Maybe it's time for me to get Netflix or buy an IP thingy that lets me watch BBC videos.
I'm in Canada, and the Hola extension lets me view videos on the BBC's website.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... meio?hl=en
Thank you! I will try it asap.

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Re: David Bowie

#54 Post by Bandit72 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:39 am

I got the same answer!
I normally download most stuff via torrent but if I have to use iPlayer there's a browser add on called Hola Unblocker

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Re: David Bowie

#55 Post by Matz » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:29 am

LifeIsLoud wrote:
perkana wrote:A friend told me it was on Film & Arts on the day he died. Maybe it's time for me to get Netflix or buy an IP thingy that lets me watch BBC videos.
I'm in Canada, and the Hola extension lets me view videos on the BBC's website.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... meio?hl=en
works, thanks! :cool:

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Re: David Bowie

#56 Post by perkana » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:07 pm

I can see it now, too! :banana:

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Re: David Bowie

#57 Post by CaseyContrarian » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:01 pm

The most important artist for me. I have so much to say I can't actually say it. For once.

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Re: David Bowie

#59 Post by Larry B. » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:51 am

Those voices need some god damned tuning. That was pretty bad.

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Re: David Bowie

#60 Post by lollapaloser » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:17 am

Thats awful

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