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Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 22 Mar 2019, 14:37
by Minnie the Minx
We went to one of the many and now probably endless "Bowie alumni" spin offs last night - various musicians who have been involved in Bowie's life and career forming together and doing tribute type stuff. I had really enjoyed Visconti and Woody etc touring The Man Who Sold The World in 2016 and I know Earl Slick has been touring Station to Station which I was vaguely interested in seeing (even if for the opening few bars of the song itself.) It was a sort of bizarre affair, enjoyable enough, but I was a bit fueled on generous vodka pours from a nearby bar and had a running commentary in my head of what needed to be different. We were in the balcony which didn't help as I couldn't see people's faces. It was all a bit vaudeville, which I am not opposed to, but it was hard to keep track of what was going on. Mike Garson, (who famously moaned and moaned that he wasn't just someone who played with Bowie and should be independently recognized and then named his book "Bowie's Piano Man") over egged the pudding rather, irritatingly enough during Aladdin Sane which didn't work. The drummer had one volume - loud and rock - for everything, be it Disco King or Space Oddity (even Baron was mumbling that he needed to tone it down) and I couldn't quite get my head round the fact that most of the singing was done by Leee John. Yes, Leee John from Imagination. Then when he had a break, the guy from Living Colour. Anyway, I can't remember who it was on BCB who once said after listening to a series of Bowie covers - "you know the thing that makes Bowie songs great - is Bowie." And that was never more evident than last night, when memory was milked for all it was worth but didn't contain anything that touched you in the feels.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 22 Mar 2019, 15:12
by Nervous Ned
That’s very disappointing Minnie.
I’m not so convinced about Garson. Last time I looked his website was virtually based around his Bowie association. Pity, he is a great pianist.
Freddie Mercury had a tribute concert at Wembley Stadium ... Bowie Just gets a bunch of shabby cheapo cash ins.
How did that happen?

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 06 Apr 2019, 18:46
by Tom Waits For No One

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 06 Apr 2019, 18:53
by Minnie the Minx
Tom Waits For No One wrote:https://www.vans.co.uk/shop/en-gb/vans-gb/bowie


I saw that! Is it just me who thinks they are all ghastly?

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 17 Apr 2019, 13:55
by Minnie the Minx
Another bizarre Bowie dream. I occasionally have these dreams where I’m looking after him in his last days. I don’t have to do anything except give him diamorphine and help him paint.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 21:30
by Tom Waits For No One
Time, in quaaludes and red wine
Demanding Barbie Dolls :shock:



https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... y-stardust

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 16:42
by Tactful Cactus
Tom Waits For No One wrote:Time, in quaaludes and red wine
Demanding Barbie Dolls :shock:



https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... y-stardust


Oh my god. They have to release an Iggy Ken with connectable penis

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 16 Jul 2019, 10:31
by Geezee
:D

David Bowie RIP

Posted: 07 Aug 2019, 06:28
by KamBoura
Very sad news.

I only have one David Bowie album but knew he was a musical genius. So many great songs by perhaps the greatest musical artist of our time.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 11 Jan 2020, 09:59
by Minnie the Minx
Four years eh.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 11 Jan 2020, 10:17
by “The Man”
Hard to believe.

Even harder to forget given all of the other awful shit (deaths! Brexit! Trump!)
that subsequently happened during that most awful of years.

Doubt we will see anyone quite like Bowie again. Hope we never see another 12 months
like 2016 either; though sad to say I'm sure we will.

Genuinely scary how fast the years start screaming past as we grow older.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 11 Jan 2020, 10:19
by Tom Waits For No One

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 11 Jan 2020, 10:47
by “The Man”
Tom Waits For No One wrote:




Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 31 Jan 2020, 19:13
by Minnie the Minx


I was on a drive today where the road was so busy I couldn’t fuck about with the dial. This came on and I was saying why? Why? WHY? Loudly to myself only to find these fuckers are playing in Austin and they have SOLD OUT! You might quite like it. I do not.

In other news, Jon Langford painted a beautiful Bowie portrait for me birthday. We’ve been plotting it for some time and it arrived yesterday, to say I’m over the moon is an understatement.

Re: David Bowie RIP

Posted: 31 Jan 2020, 21:44
by Six String
Minnie the Minx wrote:

I was on a drive today where the road was so busy I couldn’t fuck about with the dial. This came on and I was saying why? Why? WHY? Loudly to myself only to find these fuckers are playing in Austin and they have SOLD OUT! You might quite like it. I do not.

In other news, Jon Langford painted a beautiful Bowie portrait for me birthday. We’ve been plotting it for some time and it arrived yesterday, to say I’m over the moon is an understatement.


Cool. I like Langford's work. Not a bad musician either!