David Bowie passes away at 69 :(

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    David Bowie's representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the legendary artist died today after a battle with cancer.
    “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,” read a statement posted on the artist’s official social media accounts."


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  3. Bells Staff Member

    Rest in peace indeed..

    One of the best of the best..
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  7. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

    A great artist.

  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

    Though I gather his bisexuality was faked, to bring him notoriety. A canny marketer, our David Jones

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  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

    If there's a rock and roll heaven
    Well you know they've got a hell of a band.
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

    He has 2 children. He will be missed as he travels away in his "Tin Can". A song I've enjoyed since he created it...

  11. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    Uh, probably not. Although he did cannily market.

    He was always too much on the theatrical side, to appeal to me - my mother liked him, in this apparently cocaine-influenced interview we watched together: She found him a nice young man, and intelligent. I agreed.
  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

    I only recently became really properly aware of David Bowie and his music. Over the years, I of course heard some of it and saw some of his videos, but he was one of those artists for whom I never really put all the pieces together into a single mental box labelled "All this is Bowie". But some time in the past year or two I did start to put the pieces together. I watched some documentaries about him. I watched and listened to some interviews he did. I read a bit about him. I started to put an artist's name to some of his songs that I already knew, and discovered some new ones that I didn't.

    Conclusion: David Bowie was a very important and influential artist, who also seemed like a decent bloke (and that matters).

    Cause love's such an old-fashioned word
    And love dares you to care for
    The people on the edge of the night
    And love dares you to change our way of
    Caring about ourselves
    This is our last dance
    This is our last dance
    This is ourselves
    Under pressure

    We will remember you, David.
  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

  14. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

    To me, Bowie was always a satirist. Hearing Ziggy Stardust, many times, in the early 70s I had that sense about his music, his whole act was a satire of rock n' roll fame.

    When I first heard Alladin Sane, I thought about the obvious self-reference, the drug-induced psychosis thing, but man, that piano solo is way cool. I'll confess I didn't like all of his music, but some of it is practically legendary now.
    I think, after watching Lazarus that he went as far as satirising his own death. He was an actor who understood pathos and irony, he just happened to also be a musician.

    Now, death isn't really very funny, but there he is, trying to make it look like a sort of joke, telling us "don't worry about me". And of course, Ziggy still rocks.

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