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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Nit Picking Prick » 02 Oct 2016, 21:22

I'm listening to Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service on Radio 6. This week he was talking to Paul Morley about his new Bowie book.
Morley seems to polarise opinion and I'm not sure that I like or dislike him really, and I'm not sure what I will make of the book if I get it but it's been nice listening to the two of them bantering and playing music.
I'm a bit torn about something Morley has just been discussing - that there was a great joy about the 'spectacular energy' that was released on the day that he died, and that this somehow fulfilled his most passionate desire to be superhuman as he became even more vibrant, important and immortal on that day just by not being there.
I completely understand what he says as a concept to mull over, but I'm far from convinced that as he lay dying he nudged Iman in the ribs, winking, saying 'don't be sad love, this'll slay 'em!' I want to believe very badly that he had found that kind of peace but I think believing that is just a way of me making me feel better.

It's an interesting show anyway, go and listen.

They're playing Absolute Beginners now, I may as well write the rest of the day off.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Nit Picking Prick » 02 Oct 2016, 21:53



I had never heard this before.
They were just talking about it on the JC show.
Fucking hell. The lyrics.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Nit Picking Prick » 02 Oct 2016, 21:54

Crafty old bastard.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby kewl klive » 02 Oct 2016, 22:10

His death worked as a desensitising agent for the rest of a shitty year though, without him any combination of this years events might have resulted in revolution.

I see Terry Wogan died.

Aw, bless. David Bowie's dead.

Did you hear about Victoria Wood?

I know, she was great. David Bowie's dead.

Fucking Ali man!

Such an icon. David Bowie's dead.

The cunts have done it! We're out of Europe and face 10 more years of austerity and division.

That's nice. David Bowie's dead.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Nit Picking Prick » 02 Oct 2016, 22:34

True dat.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby kewl klive » 02 Oct 2016, 22:46

The Maul Poorly book is on Amazon at the mo for 5.99.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Nervous Ned » 03 Oct 2016, 12:46

Which is about the right price for it. I was given it as a present as I am far from a fan of Morley. Suprisingly the first portion of the book is quite a good read. For a start he makes sense. Also I'm roughly the same age so it's interesting to hear his memories of Bowie's rise to fame.
Where the book falls down, catastrophically in my opinion, is in the post RCA years. He tacitally acknowledges that they are not very interesting by spending a chapter on every year of the 70's and then skipping through the rest of Bowie's career. But his point that the crap albums Bowie released in this period were all some sort of conceptual masterplan is just laughable.
Paul ... sometime a s**t album isn't an artistic response to changing times, it's just a s**t album.
Actually £6 is too much ... £1.50 from a charity bookshop is all you should pay.

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Re: David Bowie RIP

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Re: David Bowie RIP

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It keeps pulling me back. He keeps pulling me back.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby R. Swipe » 23 Nov 2016, 08:35

★ has topped the end-of-year lists in both Mojo and Uncut, apparently.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

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Been watching this clip for weeks waiting for it to lose its magic.
It never will though.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby fire and fueryIre » 27 Nov 2016, 08:24

Interesting documentary on Sky Arts Catch Up in the UK right now about Bowie's art collection for anyone who's interested
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby kewl klive » 01 Dec 2016, 23:47

Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Tactful Cactus » 02 Dec 2016, 15:13

clive gash wrote:https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/sue-or-in-a-season-of-crime/



Great piece, very interesting read

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Six String » 02 Dec 2016, 17:02

Excellent article. Donny McCasslin is a Santa Cruz boy. His dad played the vibraphone in the SF Bay Area and Donny would get to sit in with his dad when he was a kid.

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Six String » 02 Dec 2016, 18:22

I'm playing Black Star now and pulled out the booklet to look at it again and when I went to put it back in slot where the record goes and decided to put it in the front slot behind the clear plastic piece and discovered that it puts Bowie's photo in the middle of the star. It looks great.

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Pat O'Banton » 03 Dec 2016, 09:56

Minnie Cheddars wrote:

Been watching this clip for weeks waiting for it to lose its magic.
It never will though.


Me too! It is SO fantastic!
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Diamond Dog » 03 Dec 2016, 10:04

Anybody else cutting shapes like that would look like such a dick......
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Jeemo » 03 Dec 2016, 11:13

......including The Dame.
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Pat O'Banton » 04 Dec 2016, 09:34

Jeemo wrote:......including The Dame.


He looks ace!
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