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« Reply #30 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 10:23am »

This is really sad news. cry

I have never been a big Bowie fan, although of course I like many of his hit songs. However, I listened to his new album yesterday, and I have to say it is absolutely amazing! This I will surely listen to a lot!
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« Reply #31 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 11:06am »

on Jan 12th, 2016, 11:24am, boredatwork wrote:
Iím sure all those considerations about wanting privacy for his family & minimal fuss over his illness were also true, but why should he have only that one motive? As Tony Visconti said: ďHis death was no different from his life - a work of Art.Ē i.e. his death was in part a choreographed performance. To say he didnít deliberately exploit the secrecy surrounding his illness (even if that secrecy was imposed by the need for privacy) to heighten the effect of his demise is to underestimate him as a great performer.


I still don't like the thought of it. Sounds a bit creepy to me.
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« Reply #32 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 12:09pm »

I never knew that Rick Wakeman played on Bowie's "Life On Mars" track from his 1971 album 'Hunky Dory.'

Wakeman performed a piano version for the BBC the day David Bowie died.

Makes me cry.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03f8qql
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« Reply #33 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 4:06pm »

Clearly there are people here who think that using one's death as a piece of performance art is a bit tasteless and, as Squiggely understandably puts it, "creepy".

Others are in the "he died as he lived" camp, believing that he planned to make sure the timing of his demise made some sort of artistic statement... a final coda to a glorious life uniquely lived.

Perhaps we'll have some confirmation from his friends and family sometime soon. In the meantime, I can understand both points of view. For now it doesn't really matter to me, as I have a lifetime of wonderful music to celebrate his time on earth as well as to marvel over the eternal art he has left us with.
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« Reply #34 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 4:15pm »

on Jan 13th, 2016, 12:09pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
I never knew that Rick Wakeman played on Bowie's "Life On Mars" track from his 1971 album 'Hunky Dory.'

Wakeman performed a piano version for the BBC the day David Bowie died.

Makes me cry.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03f8qql




That was perfect.
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« Reply #35 on: Jan 15th, 2016, 11:30am »

on Jan 13th, 2016, 4:06pm, Dust wrote:
Clearly there are people here who think that using one's death as a piece of performance art is a bit tasteless and, as Squiggely understandably puts it, "creepy".

Others are in the "he died as he lived" camp, believing that he planned to make sure the timing of his demise made some sort of artistic statement... a final coda to a glorious life uniquely lived.

Perhaps we'll have some confirmation from his friends and family sometime soon. In the meantime, I can understand both points of view. For now it doesn't really matter to me, as I have a lifetime of wonderful music to celebrate his time on earth as well as to marvel over the eternal art he has left us with.



I'm kind of in the 'he died as he lived' camp, not that it makes any difference what I think. Just glad I appreciated a lot of his music while he was still with us. Hunky Dory will always be a favourite.

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« Reply #36 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 2:26pm »

I always have been a big fan and I will never forget January 11st, I woke up at 8 am and the first thing I read was he had passed away. At first I thought it was a heart attack as he had had heart problems, but when I read it had been cancer it was even worse. Totally shocking news, took me a while to react and spent the whole day in shock.

I still can't believe it cry

I refuse to believe that all his creativity, talent and charisma disappeared from one second to the next one last January 10th.

I was very lucky to see him in 1987 in Madrid, the first time he played in Spain, during the Glass Spider tour, front row and I will never forget that.

About that article speaking about Bowie keeping his death secret to cause a big impact, I simply think it is the journalist opinion and, in my opinion, it is far from being true.

I read somewhere an interview, I think it was Tony Visconti, and he said he fought against cancer and he wanted to live and was following a new treatment and nobody thought he would die so quickly.

The last album is brilliant, sad I agree and it sounds like a farewell at some points, but absolutely brilliant.

Rest in peace David Bowie. You will be forever missed. cry
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« Reply #37 on: Feb 9th, 2016, 11:55am »

In 1977 I became a good friend of one of my school-mates. He was an ardent Bowie fan and had all his albums. I remember hanging out with him listening to his music. At that time, I really didn`t get Bowie at all. But I was fascinated by my friend`s passion for him. In later years, I learned to appreciate Bowie`s work. I became a fan of especially the Station To Station and Heroes albums, which I listen to up to this day. I lost contact with my friend, but when I heard of Bowie`s death, I got heavy flashbacks of the year 1977 and the time, we spent together. I am deeply saddened by Bowie`s death. Although he never was part of my closer musical interest, I always appreciated his musical skills and what he gave to the world, while he was part of it. R.I.P. David Bowie.
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« Reply #38 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 1:26pm »

on Feb 9th, 2016, 11:55am, slowdancer wrote:
In 1977 I became a good friend of one of my school-mates. He was an ardent Bowie fan and had all his albums. I remember hanging out with him listening to his music. At that time, I really didn`t get Bowie at all. But I was fascinated by my friend`s passion for him. In later years, I learned to appreciate Bowie`s work. I became a fan of especially the Station To Station and Heroes albums, which I listen to up to this day. I lost contact with my friend, but when I heard of Bowie`s death, I got heavy flashbacks of the year 1977 and the time, we spent together. I am deeply saddened by Bowie`s death. Although he never was part of my closer musical interest, I always appreciated his musical skills and what he gave to the world, while he was part of it. R.I.P. David Bowie.


The friend, I mentioned in this post died last sunday at the age of 51. Words fail me...
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« Reply #39 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 1:29pm »

on Mar 16th, 2016, 1:26pm, slowdancer wrote:
The friend, I mentioned in this post died last sunday at the age of 51. Words fail me...


So sorry to hear this terrible news. Very sad.
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« Reply #40 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 1:41pm »

Thank you, David. I am petrified and don't know how to cope with this...
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« Reply #41 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 2:21pm »

on Mar 16th, 2016, 1:41pm, slowdancer wrote:
Thank you, David. I am petrified and don't know how to cope with this...


You didn't mention how he died; not that it matters; it's horrible either way. He was way too young. I pray for peace for both you and his family.
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« Reply #42 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 2:54pm »

The obituary says, that he died after a long and heavy disease. The obituary starts with the words: "Look up here, I`m in heaven - David Bowie-Lazarus"

The spooky thing is, that I have listened to Backstar, the day he died. I had made up my mind the weeks before to take up contact with him again. The only contact information, I found in the internet was the address and phone number of his parents. I didn`t call him up then. I wish, I had.
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« Reply #43 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 3:14pm »

on Mar 16th, 2016, 2:54pm, slowdancer wrote:
The obituary says, that he died after a long and heavy disease. The obituary starts with the words: "Look up here, I`m in heaven - David Bowie-Lazarus"

The spooky thing is, that I have listened to Backstar, the day he died. I had made up my mind the weeks before to take up contact with him again. The only contact information, I found in the internet was the address and phone number of his parents. I didn`t call him up then. I wish, I had.


That IS pretty trippy. He must really have been a Bowie fan, big time, for his family to include lyrics from one of his songs; especially bizarre that it was Lazarus and you listened to it the day he passed. I can see why it would freak you out.
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« Reply #44 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 3:57pm »

on Mar 16th, 2016, 1:26pm, slowdancer wrote:
The friend, I mentioned in this post died last sunday at the age of 51. Words fail me...

That's awful. Sorry to hear that. cry
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