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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 1:42pm
by Kory
Inder wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 1:41pm
Kory wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 1:39pm
Silent Majority wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 11:43am
Listening to Bowie live is fascinating because the fact he taught himself how to sing listening to records played at wrong speeds really comes through.
Maybe that's my solution.
Becoming David Bowie?
You got it, mister. There is a bit of a gap in the market...

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 5:00pm
by Kory
The problem with celebrating the man's birthday is that you know what's coming up two days later. It puts a bit of a damper on the situation.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 5:07pm
by dave202
Marky Dread wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 7:47pm
Paul Weller for example now has 8 children to pay for and he has said he can't afford to give up making music.
Who the hell does he think he is? Leigh Griffiths?!

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 5:10pm
by dave202
Kory wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 5:00pm
The problem with celebrating the man's birthday is that you know what's coming up two days later. It puts a bit of a damper on the situation.
Yes, he had a period when you didn't know what to expect next. Two day time reinforces that is no longer.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 5:30pm
by JennyB
Kory wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 5:00pm
The problem with celebrating the man's birthday is that you know what's coming up two days later. It puts a bit of a damper on the situation.
:cry:

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 5:53pm
by WestwayKid
I just realized that Bowie and Elvis share a birthday.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 6:56pm
by Silent Majority
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 5:53pm
I just realized that Bowie and Elvis share a birthday.
I find it very strange that Presley was only 12 years older than Bowie.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 7:52pm
by Wolter
Silent Majority wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 6:56pm
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 5:53pm
I just realized that Bowie and Elvis share a birthday.
I find it very strange that Presley was only 12 years older than Bowie.
Yeah. It’s another pop culture generation entirely, but those two were closer in age than you and I are.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 8:12pm
by Silent Majority
Wolter wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 7:52pm
Silent Majority wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 6:56pm
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 5:53pm
I just realized that Bowie and Elvis share a birthday.
I find it very strange that Presley was only 12 years older than Bowie.
Yeah. It’s another pop culture generation entirely, but those two were closer in age than you and I are.
I can rest assured that I've made as good a use out of any talents I have as Bowie had by my age. And Elvis at your age... well, never mind.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 8:15pm
by Dr. Medulla
Wolter wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 7:52pm
Silent Majority wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 6:56pm
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 5:53pm
I just realized that Bowie and Elvis share a birthday.
I find it very strange that Presley was only 12 years older than Bowie.
Yeah. It’s another pop culture generation entirely, but those two were closer in age than you and I are.
Your use of the word generation is quite insightful and appropriate, I think, in that it illustrates the importance of environment for shaping outlook, not something as a rigid as birth year. Going all Strauss and Howe, Elvis is Silent, Bowie is a Boomer (yet somehow he seems more X to me than Boomer? Maybe I'm being a generational snob and thinking he's too cool to be a Boomer). Twelve years would suggest commonality, but the mood of the world around them at key points in their upbringing changed things immensely. Whereas you and I are, what, nine years apart, but our location with regards to the greater world has generated more commonalities (I think) than differences.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 9:18pm
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 8:15pm
Wolter wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 7:52pm
Silent Majority wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 6:56pm
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 5:53pm
I just realized that Bowie and Elvis share a birthday.
I find it very strange that Presley was only 12 years older than Bowie.
Yeah. It’s another pop culture generation entirely, but those two were closer in age than you and I are.
Your use of the word generation is quite insightful and appropriate, I think, in that it illustrates the importance of environment for shaping outlook, not something as a rigid as birth year. Going all Strauss and Howe, Elvis is Silent, Bowie is a Boomer (yet somehow he seems more X to me than Boomer? Maybe I'm being a generational snob and thinking he's too cool to be a Boomer). Twelve years would suggest commonality, but the mood of the world around them at key points in their upbringing changed things immensely. Whereas you and I are, what, nine years apart, but our location with regards to the greater world has generated more commonalities (I think) than differences.
Totally. And I think someone once pointed out that Bowie was a Boomer, but he was one of the first rock stars to appeal primarily to the younger siblings of the Boomer kids.

And Maj, Elvis was...barely...alive when he was my age, thank you very much.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 9:59pm
by Dr. Medulla
Along the same lines as the initial wave of punks, New York and UK, all nominally being Boomers. The Ramones and Pistols and Joy Division are such Xer archetypes that it's weird to think they were all born in the 50s. Which, to me, makes them all the more significant, pointing the way to a different outlook for kids born in the next 15+ years.

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 2:44pm
by coffeepotman
I like to sing this to myself and change the lyrics to 60's instead of 50's...

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 30 Jan 2018, 3:47pm
by Dr. Medulla

Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 2:02pm
by Kory
It's been a while since I last heard Bowie reduced to Endless Undulating Triads.