Monday, January 11, 2016

Dead David

Had you asked me a few hours ago the question, who is your favourite pop star of all time, I would have had to think about it for a bit. Eventually I would have concluded it was David Bowie. Now he is dead, the answer to the question came quickly to my mind. My favourite pop star is dead and I feel a bit sad. Oh well, it happens. Thanks for the great music, David.


28 comments:

  1. He was my first (and only) celebrity crush.

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    1. Only Jac? Clearly I am a fickle person with a long list of celeb crushes.

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    2. Not fickle, eclectic Andrew.

      There are many celebs I have admired. I've lusted after quite a few, but in a (mostly) jokey fashion... none of the ones I've met have rendered me a gibbering pile of much. I suspect that would have not been the case with Mr. Bowie.

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    3. That should have been mush, not much.... point proved!

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  2. He was a great entertainer, that's for sure.

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    1. River, that is praise for any performer, being called a great entertainer.

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  3. He was the original chameleon, and a man of immense talent. I was contemplating buying his most recent album, and suspect I will have to now.

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    1. EC, I am not sure I liked his last album, what I heard of it anyway. I hope this one is better.

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  4. No i loved him do much

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  5. Certainly a multi talented actor/musician and artist, and 69 is pretty young these days. Sad!

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  6. Yes, it's quite shocking and very sad.

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    1. Dina, I don't know how I knew, but I knew he was not long for this world. I must have read something somewhere.

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  7. A unique musician and artist. His music will live on.

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    1. It certainly will CM, for a long time.

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  8. My musical tastes when growing up tended to the classical and to musical comedy. A combination of parental influence and my sexuality, I guess.

    I was aware of David Bowie and some of his work without being a close follower.

    I have a personal memory of him though which I have posted about on my blog today. A real character has departed our lives.

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    1. Victor, I can guess what your post might involve.

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  9. I was never really a fan of his musical styles and he had a lot of styles.

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    1. Strayer, he certainly did.

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  10. I haven't liked Bowie since his thin White Duke character, a nasty Aryan superman that he developed decades ago. Bowie surrounded himself with Nazi memorabilia back then and made pro-fascist comments during interviews, including exuberant praise of uber-nationalism and Adolf Hitler. Looking back over his life later, he blamed drugs for his nasty views.

    I hope he mellowed with maturity.

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    1. Hels, let me check the year. Right, 1976 and I was under 20. I remember Thin White Duke, but the rest of what you say, quite disturbing, went over my head and is a revelation to me today.

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  11. I heard it yesterday morning and couldn't believe it ! I liked his songs so much especially the "Red shoes" or China girl. He was far to young to die ! He was younger than me !

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    1. Gattina, meant in the kindest way, but quite a few years younger than you. Both tracks you mention are great, and I think filmed here in Australia.

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  12. Rip david
    I like him
    http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.in/?m=1

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    1. He was pretty cool. Thanks for the comment.

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