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Ashes to Ashes

Discussion in 'Personal' started by RedQuilt, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Indeed he was.

    With the possible exception of 'The Laughing Gnome,' of course.

    I trust you are not asking @Mangleworzle "to lament the passing of strangers who managed to be more well known than most for reasons that were nothing to do with their own worthiness and more to do with what their job happened to be."
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016
  3. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    A real icon in many ways.
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  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Wow.... just saw this myself... 69...

    He just released a new album as well?
    nick909 and RedQuilt like this.
  5. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    Sad news.
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  6. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I've tried to airbrush the Gnome from my memory ;).

    No, I'm not asking Mangleworzle anything in this instance. I'm lamenting Bowie's passing because his music formed a significant part of the soundtrack of my life and he influenced me as a musician in some ways.

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  7. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    Just stunned. So very sad.
  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Very sad. Always ahead of his time and ground breaking in every way.
    Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust were part of my growing up years.
    A shock as well as sad.
    His music will never be forgotten.
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  9. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    He wrote some good songs

  10. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Loved his early stuff - those songs will be played and remembered as long as anyone's I think. Taken too soon. Cancer is a real b*****.
    BelleDuJour likes this.
  11. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    Couldn't leave the house this morning until it had been established that Major Tom couldn't hear them, no.
  12. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    After Marc Bolan died it was David Bowie who quietly ensured that Marc's son was financially OK, as the bulk of Marc's millions was tied up in an obscure trust fund and unavailable.
    johnnymitchell, InkyP and RedQuilt like this.
  13. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Oh my goodness.... what a shock! I had just bought his new album for MrREMfan,,,,,, and we played it all the way home from Stoke on the weekend. I had still hoped that he might do some show dates after Kate Bush emerging the other year. I knew about the Bolan situation and all credit to the man for that.

  14. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Certainly influential, innovative, iconic and the soundtrack to the youth of many. We didn't hear so much of his charitable work, but it was apparently extensive.

    I wish I'd seen the V&A exhibition too. Not just the music, the style, everything about him. A sad day.
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  15. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Some great songs made greater by use of the world's best session musicians in his solo days. Not sure I rate him as seriously influential as his whole arrival time was full of excellent and expansive musicians. I think he drew more attention to himself with his image and became a Freddie Mercury type - loved by the media.

    'China Girl' is one of the best ever songs, methinks....although more down to the drummer, Dennis Davis.
  16. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Bit of a snidey dig there. I don't think David Bowie was in quite the same category as Stewpot in this regard.

    For me at least Bowie is someone I enormously admired and had some influence on my life rather than being simply a name I recognise from a few decades back.

    Sad news that will touch a great many people.
    cissy3 likes this.
  17. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    He was/is a part of my history and my youth. I don't care how influential he was in a wider sense @dumpty and @nomad but he was a big influence on me.
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  18. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Are you serious?
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  19. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I'm not sure why so many people decry "The Laughing Gnome"
    Given his sense of humour, the stated influences on his music and the time it was released (with all that comes from that) it was a pretty good attempt.
    And he certainly enjoyed recording it. Just listen

  20. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bowie managed to stay relevant. I liked his work. Husband's gutted.
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