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Old 01-11-2016, 11:55 AM   #376
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Talk about the ultimate showman and artist... leaving a lasting memory in the form of a terrific album knowing that his time was near an end.

Planet earth is, indeed, blue
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:20 PM   #377
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'Thank you for our good times, brian.'
well that sentence kinda speaks to me for very weird reason
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:22 PM   #378
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What's so incredible about him is that for every super serious thing you can point to that's he done, there's almost always another slightly more absurd thing. He took himself very seriously, no doubt, but not to the extent of being out of touch, or incapable of simply entertaining.

I'm still very sad, in the light of day, but so many inspiring and uplifting messages across the Internet this morning have given me perspective to not be sad about him being gone, but to be happy that I was able to see such a large part of this almost otherworldly career.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:49 PM   #379
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well that sentence kinda speaks to me for very weird reason
Because your own name is Brian?

Actually, I forgot, do you even know your own name yet?
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:14 PM   #380
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It sucks that he is dead. But damn, the outpouring of sympathy and exposure on social media is incredible. For such a visually progressive and visually artistically pushing artist, it seems fitting that he'd be remembered and have his various incarnations shared on the social media platform.
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May we all get to plan our exits from this earth so well.

When I got up, I turned on KEXP as usual, and was like "Damn, more David Bowie? Come on now." They had just done their International Day of Bowie (or something like that) on Friday. Then I got out of the shower and heard the DJ talking, and ... yeah.

The album should be in my hands from Amazon by tomorrow night. Really looking forward to spending time with it.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:35 PM   #382
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Yeah, I can't remember an artist's death having such a wide-reaching impact, judging from how many different friends have expressed their reactions on Facebook. Certainly moreso than when Lou Reed died.

It's hard to think of another musician who is legendary but still regarded as cool and vital by the younger generations, as opposed to a has-been who made great music a long time ago. Bob Dylan has made a fair amount of great music post-2000, but I can't imagine many young people still find him relevant. Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger haven't made anything truly brilliant in decades. Patti Smith is well-loved but she's nowhere near as popular as Bowie and frankly doesn't have the career-long body of work to compete.
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one of my friends on FB posted her reaction as "What the fuck, you guys? Who let David Bowie die?"

she went on to post something more thoughtful, but I thought that was pretty funny. Have to pause to laugh in betwixt the sad bits.

Which is why I was happy to see this as well, as I'd totally forgotten about it.

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definitely going to order the physical copy of Blackstar now, versus just getting it on itunes. Also wondering if there is anything special in the linear notes...
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Yeah....that was a gift
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one of my friends on FB posted her reaction as "What the fuck, you guys? Who let David Bowie die?"

she went on to post something more thoughtful, but I thought that was pretty funny. Have to pause to laugh in betwixt the sad bits.

Which is why I was happy to see this as well, as I'd totally forgotten about it.




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definitely going to order the physical copy of Blackstar now, versus just getting it on itunes. Also wondering if there is anything special in the linear notes...
The booklet is pretty nice, for what it's worth. And has the lyrics.
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Outside indeed needs revisiting. My favourite Bowie album not from the 70s, along with Heathen (Blackstar is definitely a new contender though). If it was somewhat shorter, it would truly be a classic record. The first and last third of the record are excellent. It just drags in the middle, and has way too many segues.
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I was in a record shop yesterday and passed on the vinyl because I'd already bought the hi-res digital.

Just went back during my lunch break and grabbed the vinyl. Really felt like I need to own a physical copy.

Glad that I picked up a vinyl copy of Sue on RSD as well.


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