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Old 01-11-2016, 01:56 PM   #391
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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.
Yeah, pretty cool for sure aside from the usual folks who act like they fucking knew him or something, but you'll always have those over the top folks. I also tend to not really feel sadness over famous people dying since I didn't know them personally.

But overall really happy about the outpouring for him. Well deserved.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:06 PM   #392
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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.

Oddly enough, I just ordered a used copy of Outside an hour ago. I must have let someone borrow it and never got it back becusze I haven't had it on my shelf in years.

It's probably not in danger of going out of print but I just wanted to have the physical copy. The artwork/booklet is dated but pretty damed cool, and essential considering the conceptual nature of the album.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:08 PM   #393
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We Prick You-I'm Deranged-Thru' These Architects' Eyes-Strangers When We Meet

That's a fantastic collection of songs to close out the record. If David Fincher and David Lynch use some of the tracks from the album for the opening or closing credits of their films, you know there's some great material there.
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How is Earthling? I put that into my 'check out' playlist after hearing "I'm Afraid of Americans" this morning and remembering how great that song is.
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Nice to see something on a lighter note. Also, this:

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You hear all the time about people who are dying who hold out just long enough for a special event like a wedding or a graduation, or for a son or daughter to arrive at their side, or other very personal moments and then pass away in peace because they got that one final thing. This feels like that to me. That he started it 18 months ago and was apparently diagnosed 18 months ago surely is not a coincidence.

This album was his final gift to the world. He saw it through to it's release, read the fantastic reviews and saw how happy people were with it, and then was able to let go and die in peace. It's tragic and beautiful at the same time.
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That's what I've been thinking today as well.
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20 or more years ago I boxed up some stuff from the 70s and 80s and put it in my attic, for some time now I have been planning on getting it out, worried the heat, elements, moister and silverfish that live with me may have taken a toll.





boxes full of original photographs, did they make it?


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Just saw that there's a Bowie tribute act playing (with a Prince tribute act opening!) at a local spot in February. I'm so going.

(DannyBoy, you should make the trip over for it! )

Also, tomorrow's cover of The Guardian.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAafgHdMu8O/
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A good news article about Eno's email correspondence with Bowie and one of the last emails Bowie sent to him:

David Bowie Dead: Emailed Brian Eno Goodbye in Final Days Before Death : People.com
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We Prick You-I'm Deranged-Thru' These Architects' Eyes-Strangers When We Meet

That's a fantastic collection of songs to close out the record. If David Fincher and David Lynch use some of the tracks from the album for the opening or closing credits of their films, you know there's some great material there.
Strangers is so out-of-step with the experimentation of what precedes it, but it's such a lovely track. And I'm glad he didn't hold onto it because it would have been even more out of place on Earthling...

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How is Earthling? I put that into my 'check out' playlist after hearing "I'm Afraid of Americans" this morning and remembering how great that song is.
Well, it's pretty dance/drum & bass influenced, and definitely harder/more energetic than Outside. And a couple songs that are more mellow like Seven Years in Tibet and Looking For Satellites.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eart...nd_development
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Sounds like I might dig Earthling. Thanks!
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You hear all the time about people who are dying who hold out just long enough for a special event like a wedding or a graduation, or for a son or daughter to arrive at their side, or other very personal moments and then pass away in peace because they got that one final thing. This feels like that to me. That he started it 18 months ago and was apparently diagnosed 18 months ago surely is not a coincidence.

Someone on another forum said that Warren Zevon was a huge James Bond fan and was hoping he could fight his cancer long enough to see the upcoming film before he died. Unfortunately, that film was Die Another Day, and double-unfortunately he did manage to stay alive to see it.
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