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Old 01-11-2016, 01:02 AM
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David Bowie has died


Confirmed in multiple places, including his son Duncan Jones.

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January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:04 AM
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Wow, I'm totally stunned. One of my all-time favorites, and he just released an album Monday.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:05 AM
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:11 AM
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I was never a fan of Bowie, but appreciated his contribution to the musical patchwork that we've all enjoyed since the early 1970's.

Vale David.....
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:12 AM
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:13 AM
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No. Just... no.

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Old 01-11-2016, 01:15 AM
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Jesus Christ, first Lemmy and now Ziggy Stardust. Bad month for rock'n'roll.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:26 AM
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What a sucky day for music.

On Friday's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon referred to Bowie's new video. Oddly enough, the song is called Lazarus.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:40 AM
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Dang, when I was an independent radio DJ circa 1980-1985, Bowie was always one of the tracks I played on my show. RIP and I played your stuff long before the song came out:

I'm home, lost my job, and incurably ill
You think this is easy, realism
I've got a girl out there, I suppose
I think she's dancing
Feel like Dan Dare lies down
I think she's dancing, what do I know?

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Old 01-11-2016, 01:40 AM
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The (Goblin) King Is Dead!
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:42 AM
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Rest in peace, Thin White Duke. A legend of my teenage years has passed.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:42 AM
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Ashes to ashes.
RIP Ziggy.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:44 AM
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He was a very talented musician, songwriter and singer. I remember hearing an interview with Rick Wakeman, who played piano on Life on Mars, talking about how Bowie came up with the chord changes and how they weren't anything the band was expecting.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:46 AM
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The (Goblin) King Is Dead!
Funny thing; that's one of the movies I ordered with my Christmas gift card. Pretty good actor, he was. Wouldn't have recognized him playing Nikola Tesla except for the eyes.

Only 69. Dang.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:48 AM
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*Sigh* Rest in Peace Major Tom.

And get used to this shit, juniors.

I just turned only 55 and not only are my rock idols starting to croak, high school chums are as well!!!


Sorry to be a downer but, what a drag it is, getting old!!!!
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:48 AM
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Holy shit, BOWIE!?!?

And they kept it secret 18 months. . .

This is just weird. I wasn't even a HUGE Bowie fan, and this is really weird for me. Maybe because he had that big resurgence when I was in high school with his, "Let's Dance" CD. You know, the background music to that important part in your life.


Damn.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:49 AM
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I just saw him in The Prestige, just last week. Same response as Rilch.

Just watched a show where someone mentioned his two different colored eyes, too. Weird.

He seemed timeless, very surprising to hear of his death. He was the epitome of a beautiful guy.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:50 AM
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Jesus, this is out of left field! I wasn't a huge Bowie fan, but damn, that's just too young.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:52 AM
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My heart just dropped out of my chest. His music meant so much at so many times in my life, good and bad. This one hurts bad. It feels like someone close just died.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:53 AM
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Jesus Christ, first Lemmy and now Ziggy Stardust. Bad month for rock'n'roll.
My thought was: "Well, I guess Mick Jagger's next."
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:54 AM
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What a loss. Bowie gave us so many iconic music and film moments it seems like he packed about 10 lives worth of living and art into his 69 years.

RIP
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:54 AM
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Yup. This one's pretty painful.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:55 AM
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Wow. Just wow.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:58 AM
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I am fucking shocked. I had no idea he was even ill.

RIP you musical genius. The world mourns. I hope that you are singing with Freddie as I type.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:58 AM
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Not much to say really; his music speaks for itself.

Solid working class local lad who worked so hard right from school - with Frampton and his dad - through to silly jobs in books shops to playing the bandstand at tiny summer festivals. Angie was important then.

Hope Ronson's tuned up with his Marshall stack ready: have a great gig.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:59 AM
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I'm not handling this well. I've grown so old. It's all gone by so fast.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:00 AM
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RIP you musical genius. The world mourns. I hope that you are singing with Freddie as I type.
We, maybe not. That was a difficult time. I believe Roger represented Queen for the mixing
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:09 AM
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My greatest musical hero, gone. Had no idea he was sick. I'm in a shock, and this is the first time ever, as far as celebrity deaths go.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:10 AM
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RIP, you're up there in space now.
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Sadly, Netflix streaming "retired" that movie less than a month ago (along with Dark Crystal), so having a nostalgia evening won't pan out. It looks like their Bowie Movie selection is abysmal.
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Just watched a show where someone mentioned his two different colored eyes, too. Weird.
Sort of. One pupil was dilated after getting punched in the face, but he was born with "normal" same-colored eyes.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:13 AM
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RIP, Ziggy.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:13 AM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Fuck this and no! No, no,no. Oh fuck this.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:20 AM
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Just watched a show where someone mentioned his two different colored eyes, too. Weird.
Was it the latest episode of "The Simpson"? Bart's new teacher's cat had two differently colored eyes and was named Bowie.

When I first saw this news on-line, I assumed it was a hoax. He just released a new album a few days ago so it just seemed too close to be believed. Unfortunately, I was proved wrong when the story broke on CNN an hour ago.
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This one does hurt. I grew up listening to his music. I was learning English when I first discovered him. Thanks for everything, you wonderful man. RIP. You are loved.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:26 AM
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This is Major Tom to Ground Control. R.I.P. David.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:33 AM
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What a loss. Bowie gave us so many iconic music and film moments it seems like he packed about 10 lives worth of living and art into his 69 years.

RIP
Yes. Yes! Exactly this.
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Say 'Hi,' to John for us, Mr Jones.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:59 AM
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Space Oddity was my very first record. A badly warped copy had been found by a family friend on the side of the road. She gave it to me and I listened to it over and over.

"The sun machine is coming down and we're gonna have a party! yeah yeah..."

RIP
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:17 AM
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I really hope he's in Zoolander 2. His cameo in the 1st was a highlight
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:20 AM
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I'm listening to Blackstar now, and in hindsight it's astonishing. Bowie knows he's dying, so he decides not to make a quietly valedictory retrospective or give the old songs {and how many songs there were} another last bash, but heads off in a completely new direction one final time to give us some moody, challenging free jazz bodily shackled to some great pop songs. David Bowie, you bloody magnificent bastard.
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After listening to the new album and now hearing he's been sick through the whole thing, it makes sense. Lyrics to Blackstar and Lazarus, there's so much obvious now knowing he knew his time was short when he wrote them.

His music has been part of my life since I was born. Labrynth has been my answer to "what's your favorite movie?" forever, and the amazing Bowie Is exhibit was at the MCA in Chicago just over a year ago - knowing now that he was already sick when that exhibit was touring. I'm just even more glad now that I made sure to go.

Damn.
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I've never posted in a celebrity's tribute thread before, but this one got to me.

I've been thinking of that joyous hopeful montage in The Martian all morning set to the music of Starman.

Shit, one of my great dreams was that I might see him in concert some time: the new albums gave me some hope that it might come to pass some time.

He gave me the soundtrack of my life. The last two albums were the only physical CDs I've bought in five years.

Will miss you Ziggy.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:47 AM
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My thought was: "Well, I guess Mick Jagger's next."
Mick Jagger's birthday isn't until July. There's plenty of time for someone else to beat him to the next one in this pattern. (Lemmy and DB both died within days of their birthdays.)
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The current top comment on youtube nails it:

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"That beautiful SOB. He turned his own death into artistic expression. Genius to the end."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:42 AM
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Wow.

Rest in peace.
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:49 AM
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Ashes to Ashes was the first music video that impressed me deeply. To this day, I consider it one of the greatest achievements of the medium. The effects are a bit dated but the hieratic imagery is as strong and troubling as it was 35 years ago.

I was too young to remember his name in 1980 but the release of Let's Dance three years later was presented as a big event. That, I do remember. From then on, Bowie was a familiar name although it took me until late 1994 to really listen to his back catalogue, prompted by the discovery of Life on Mars one night around 2 a.m. after a party (me, 3-4 friends and one of our literature lecturers listening to this song over and over and over, mesmerized). I bought a greatest hits collection the following day in a record shop near Oxford Street, then spent the rest of the decade exploring the deep cuts from his discography from Space Oddity to Black Tie White Noise. Outside was the first album that came out after I had more or less caught up with his earlier output.

I had stopped listening to his music regularly after 2000 but I kept more or less in touch with his new stuff, of which there's been very little since 2003.

I heard the news today in the car. I was surprised but, judging from the way the radio host announced it - with a very long introduction - I had already guessed that a major star was gone. And then I remembered that I had thought he didn't look too well in Blackstar. I chalked it up to his being nearly 70 but now, I understand that it was something else.

And he'll never be 70...

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Just seeing this. Wow. Such an important and wonderful artist.

Wow.
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Oh, this was so shocking to hear this morning. I had no idea he was ill.

RIP Mr Bowie.
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Really sad news. Will have to watch "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and have a quiet drink. A beautiful soul was lost to the world...true artist.
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All, please refrain from quoting excessive amounts of lyrics. Quote some and link to the rest.

RIP David Bowie.

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Dang, when I was an independent radio DJ circa 1980-1985, Bowie was always one of the tracks I played on my show. RIP and I played your stuff long before the song came out:

I'm home, lost my job, and incurably ill
You think this is easy, realism
I've got a girl out there, I suppose
I think she's dancing
Feel like Dan Dare lies down
I think she's dancing, what do I know?

[lyrics snipped-ITD]
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I heard the news upon waking this morning.

Before today, I'd never cried over a celebrity death.
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