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David Bowie RIP

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by bobby jones, Jan 11, 2016.

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  1. bobby jones

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    Ziggy Played Guitar-arr...

    RIP
     
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    Yesterday - I was just watching the documentary film "Ziggy And The Spiders From Mars."
    What a coincidence ?
    It was shot by D.A. Pennebaker ( he did Dylan, and some other stuff ).
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    My older sister bought me that album when it came out in 1970 (?)
    NO ONE in my H.S. was even aware of THAT album.
    I thought it was decent R'n'Roll -- but the "concept" was "WTF is this ?"
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    In the film -- Bowie had his own dressing room -- and painstaking makeup session.
    Both, very "telling" about him.
    "Angie" stopped into his dressing room before the show. ( Was that a #1 hit for Rolling Stones ?)
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    Cancer .......ugh.......it's been all around my world, lately.
    He never looked healthy , to me, anyway.
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    You could buy stock in Bowie, at one point, --
    I never heard much about that after an IPO ?
     
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    Major Tom,

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    He did what lady gaga does but 40 years ago.
     
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    I was a big Bowie fan when I was younger, especially the stuff he did with Eno. I had the chance to meet him when I worked at a recording studio when he was working on his album "Earthling". One day he was in the studio lounge and I went in and introduced myself and told him that he was a huge influence, sort of "You're the reason I got into the music business". He was very nice to me and he was telling me that he thought there was a ghost in the studio. I've met a number of stars but I was a big fan so I was very star struck. Afterwards I was telling the receptionist at the studio about talking to Bowie and I was giddy about it. Like I said, he was nice to me and I remember he had a very blue sweater on, odd thing to remember.

    Anyway, I feel bad for his family, death is tough and it is tough to watch loved ones suffer.
     
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    Normally I feel nothing when the rich and famous die, but this is actually getting to me. I was a super fan in high school, about when Modern Love came out. I actually tried to look like him - I got his haircut, wore skinny ties, and failed miserably at dyeing my hair blonde. I remember we had some dumb writing assignment and we had to list our heroes. Bowie was the only person I could think of, although at the time I couldn't put it into words, so I probably just made something up that the teacher would like.

    For fans who are in Vegas tomorrow, the Golden Tiki on Spring Mountain Road is doing a tribute night, starts at 9pm.
     
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    Rich and famous have feelings and loved ones like anybody else. That's a hell of a thing to say.
     
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    I think she meant that she doesn't normally feel a connection with the rich and famous who are strangers to her, but in the case of David Bowie, even though he was a stranger, she felt the loss personally. I don't think she meant she doesn't feel bad for the rich and famous who die, just that this time it felt personal.
     
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    I'm kinda hoping that just didn't come out exactly the way the poster intended....otherwise, pretty harsh.
     
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    Hope your right.
     
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    That's how I read it.
     
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    I remember David Bowie from my high school days but never paid much attention to his music. Space Oddity is the only song of his I can remember at the moment.
     
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    That's how I read it, too.

    I've had a hard time putting together what I feel about the loss of David Bowie. I mean, I'm a kid of the 70's so I know who he is. I know the words to many, many songs and have several favorites. Yesterday, I couldn't stop listening to 'Life on Mars', but I never would have classified myself as a fan. He definitely made an impact on my generation.

    I don't typically get too upset by celebrity deaths, either. Death happens and I'm always sad for the people close to them. Cancer deaths hit me a bit harder than most because, well, cancer f-ing sucks! But this one felt deeper, like a piece of my youth died somehow. Strange, isn't it?

    What I really enjoyed was browsing my facebook feed and looking at what my different groups of friends were posting. I thought it was interesting the different songs people chose to memorialize him on their page. Many friends younger than me posted clips from Labyrinth. Some of my more theatrical minded friends posted Ziggy Stardust references. Others posted some of his political stuff. One stoner friend posted his oh so cool mug shot from his marijuana arrest. I find it really interesting how he touched different types and ages of people for different things he did over his life and career.

    RIP, David Bowie. You were one of the good ones.
     
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    I was on Fremont Street the night Bowie's death was announced. It was pretty cool to hear different bands up and down the street play tributes to him throughout the night.

    Bill
     
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