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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 23 Jan 2016, 21:30

apricot in form of beef wrote:Fly-on-the-wall footage of a full-band rehearsal in 1995.

Bowie's laid-back, the band are lumpen, entirely lacking finesse. I can only assume that's the sound he was after...



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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Jan 2016, 01:37

Val Kilmer's rather novel tribute to Bowie:

'The last time I saw David Bowie was in Brooklyn, with some very very lucky people who got to hear Lou Reed play his dark glory, BERLIN, live. He was sitting directly in front of me with Lou's wife, Laurie Anderson, who had recently visited my ranch in New Mexico with Lou. When we said hello he turned and I recognized him instantly. Instead of saying hello, I just started petting his shoulders. I can't describe it any more accurately. He was just so special it was the only way I seemed to be able to express my joy. I haven't petted that many men in my life. I'm so glad I got to do that. And more importantly, that he let me. He just smiled as I apologized for petting him. He seemed to not only understand, but accept the strange offering of gratitude and recognition. And suddenly, the spell was broken as he focused intensely on the stage, realizing before any of us, that the historic show was about to begin. BERLIN was a particularly important record to him as he said many times, and he prized his friendship with Lou, as Lou was a very very challenging dude. But we all wanted to be as cool as David. Even Lou. He was the always, always the coolest guy in the room. And he was a master singer - song writer. God bless David Bowie.'
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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Jan 2016, 16:24

You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Jan 2016, 21:02



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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Feb 2016, 13:43

We picked Livet up from the airport and went for dinner. As we ate, a man dressed up as the Thin White Duke came in, perused the pudding menu, then bought a cheesecake to go. He stood there whistling and tapping his feet as he waited for it to be packaged then grinned as he got his pudding and left.
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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Feb 2016, 18:23

This is well worth fifteen minutes of your time

http://youtu.be/IZNEvTYVo4s
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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Feb 2016, 11:41

Minnie the Minx wrote:Val Kilmer's rather novel tribute to Bowie:

'The last time I saw David Bowie was in Brooklyn, with some very very lucky people who got to hear Lou Reed play his dark glory, BERLIN, live. He was sitting directly in front of me with Lou's wife, Laurie Anderson, who had recently visited my ranch in New Mexico with Lou. When we said hello he turned and I recognized him instantly. Instead of saying hello, I just started petting his shoulders. I can't describe it any more accurately. He was just so special it was the only way I seemed to be able to express my joy. I haven't petted that many men in my life. I'm so glad I got to do that. And more importantly, that he let me. He just smiled as I apologized for petting him. He seemed to not only understand, but accept the strange offering of gratitude and recognition. And suddenly, the spell was broken as he focused intensely on the stage, realizing before any of us, that the historic show was about to begin. BERLIN was a particularly important record to him as he said many times, and he prized his friendship with Lou, as Lou was a very very challenging dude. But we all wanted to be as cool as David. Even Lou. He was the always, always the coolest guy in the room. And he was a master singer - song writer. God bless David Bowie.'



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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby BOLLY BEE » 26 Feb 2016, 11:55

Oh yeah.

But isn't that interesting, the idea that you're this iconic figure who people might occasionally just want to touch? And you allow them to do it (sometimes)?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Feb 2016, 12:11

I think that's pretty cool actually too.

The typical reaction these days from classless twats would be to insist they take their hands off of you and get their goons to step in and "put a cap in yo' ass" or suchlike.
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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 29 Feb 2016, 21:08

http://youtu.be/GzX1oTv0YkY

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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 29 Feb 2016, 23:38

You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

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Copehead wrote:Rather amusingly I remembered a very expensive 3* meal I ate that did disappoint slightly

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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby the masked man » 05 Mar 2016, 22:06

Minnie the Minx wrote:This is well worth fifteen minutes of your time

http://youtu.be/IZNEvTYVo4s



Thank you. I was entertained, feeling uplifted as well as sad.

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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 16 Mar 2016, 21:33

the masked man wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:This is well worth fifteen minutes of your time

http://youtu.be/IZNEvTYVo4s



Thank you. I was entertained, feeling uplifted as well as sad.


Good isn't it.

Here's another good one I found today

http://youtu.be/lNEzXGIHDDY
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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 05 Apr 2016, 14:07

Sort of nuts but raised a smile too


http://youtu.be/8nY9UflMPZM
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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Pansy Puff » 25 Aug 2016, 20:39

David Bowie on tour as the Thin White Duke

http://www.theguardian.com/music/galler ... uke-photos
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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Aug 2016, 03:30

Howard Kaylan (The Turtles, Flo & Eddie) talks about an interesting-sounding, never-finished film script that he and his partner Mark Volman were supposed to help DB with... maybe...


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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Aug 2016, 16:09

This morning I was waiting at the lights in the car on my way to work with the windows down playing Speed of Life a bit loud. A motorbike pulled up alongside me and the rider leaned over and said BOWIE MAN! FUckin A! Then sped off. It were ace
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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 Nov 2016, 19:21

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Re: A Bowie thread you can open without getting sad

Postby gash on ignore » 10 Mar 2017, 10:17

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