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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby never/ever » 20 Aug 2017, 09:29

Mine too... with the subsequent tour and the wonderful car park send-off we gave the band after the Sydney gig, one of the most vivid moments for me.

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Re: David Bowie RIP

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Muskrat » 10 Oct 2017, 00:42

Wait!
David Bowie died?
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Oct 2017, 01:04

They'll never get over it.

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby The Modernist » 10 Oct 2017, 02:23

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Well that was 3 minutes I'll not get back.

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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Oct 2017, 16:53

A lovely Bowie story :

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

You can imagine him doing exactly that, can't you?
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Re: David Bowie RIP

Postby Vic Snazell-Sprey » 15 Oct 2017, 18:23

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

Postby Minnie the Minx » 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 Pansy Puff » 20 Oct 2017, 19:35

Nit Picking Prick wrote: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 the Minx » 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 the Minx » 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 Vic Snazell-Sprey » 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

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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 gash on ignore » 13 Jan 2018, 16:32

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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 the Minx » 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 gash on ignore » 01 Mar 2018, 09:51

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