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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Butch Manly » 15 Oct 2017, 18:23

Fabulous. What a wonderful man.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 20 Oct 2017, 19:27

I'm listening to the radio show on the anniversary of 'Heroes' presented by Florence from FATM who has the most excrutiatingly dull, irritating, monotone speaking voice and it's making the whole programme very hard going.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 18 Nov 2017, 16:52

I caved and bought the Paul
Morley book. We'll see...
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Jeemo » 18 Nov 2017, 17:33

Minnie the Minx wrote:I caved and bought the Paul
Morley book. We'll see...



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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 19 Nov 2017, 15:00

Yes that's what everyone else who has read it has said. Oh well
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Neige » 19 Nov 2017, 15:08

Diamond Dog wrote:A lovely Bowie story :

http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/1660 ... old-anyone

You can imagine him doing exactly that, can't you?


That's just amazing... :)
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 08 Jan 2018, 17:03

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Butch Manly » 08 Jan 2018, 18:33

I'm really surprised at how much I like it. Really enjoying it.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Geezee » 12 Jan 2018, 10:08

Diamond Dog wrote:
Geezee wrote:There's a singular moment in Absolute Beginners that has only stood out to me since his passing - in the second chorus as he sings "to feel all the hard times" Bowie's voice croaks into an unusual hoarseness. I don't know if it's the result of having been doing multiple takes of the song, late at night, or just an emotional response, but it really adds to its dramatic epicness. Surprised I hadn't noticed it before, it's a song that is like part of the furniture in my household, but these days one ends up dissecting every Bowie song like never before.


You know one of the main things that has emerged (or rather been reinforced) is just how magical Bowie was as a vocalist. He really did have an exceptional voice and it's those little nuances like the one mentioned above that make you remember.


And of course been playing this several times in relation to his birthday and anniversary over the last few days.
Another thing that has struck me about this song: there really is no reason for me to really like it, or at least all the things that I normally find in songs that I like are not there in this one. It's really quite a mundane construction: very basic chords (occasionally I find myself humming the tune of fcking Final Countdown over the song), the song is full of empty space where Bowie is not singing and the chords just strum simply along, and in many ways it just seems a very generic song that highlights how Bowie's creativity ran dry in the 80s. And yet it's majestic. And yes, much of that is primarily due to his soaring - as you say, exceptional - vocals. The rest is pretty inexplicable to me.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 30 Jan 2018, 09:49

How Jon Culshaw became David Bowie - but not for laughs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42860017
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 30 Jan 2018, 12:43

Tom Waits For No One wrote:How Jon Culshaw became David Bowie - but not for laughs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42860017


That sounds like it has the potential to be really good. I'll never listen to it because it will kill me.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 01 Mar 2018, 09:51

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby space. invadere » 01 Mar 2018, 10:26

So the plan to dribble out inferior outtakes and pointless remasters packed up in fancy big boxes continues. Nobody needs this shit. Visconti must be a billionaire now. Remember shortly after Bowie died, he promised us all sorts of treats?

A real shame.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 01 Mar 2018, 10:31

They’re saving all the goodies for the 80s box.

Hopefully, eventually, we’ll get the demos/outtakes collection.

Hopefully.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 01 Mar 2018, 11:17

THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:So the plan to dribble out inferior outtakes and pointless remasters packed up in fancy big boxes continues. Nobody needs this shit. Visconti must be a billionaire now. Remember shortly after Bowie died, he promised us all sorts of treats?

A real shame.

Indeed!
I blame Visconti for the awful mastering of the A New Career In A New Town box set!
He talks a lot of shit, when he says these records now sounds like he and Bowie always intended the to sound!
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Dr Markus » 02 Mar 2018, 16:26

Charlie's not that big a fan.

Many musicians and artists of a certain age would now be considering their legacy but not Watts, who said he was amazed at the reaction to David Bowie’s death. “I thought people would have been very sad obviously, and he was a lovely guy and he wrote a couple of good songs. But for me, he wasn’t this musical genius.”

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/27/charlie-watts-it-wouldnt-bother-me-if-rolling-stones-split
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 13 Mar 2018, 16:56

I was a bit wary of reading Paul Morley's Bowie book, and had been warned of it on here I think. So far though, it's exactly what I wanted - reference heavy, personal and vaguely florid. Here's hoping it stays that way as I get further in.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Nervous Ned » 13 Mar 2018, 17:02

It doesn’t.

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 13 Mar 2018, 17:23

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