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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 1:36pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
(...) Fast forward a few decades. He's out now, comfortably bi, posting pictures on Facebook wearing a Speedo and kissing boys at the Pride parade. My wife (who was there that night at the movie theater) says in retrospect she can trace the change back to that night.

I hope so. That would be a fitting legacy for Mr. Bowie.
 
Pop psychology suggests that the greatest bashers are in fact engaged in the suppression of (secret) desires...
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 1:28pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
I have a good friend, a very smart guy, who has a sort of redneck-sophisticate personality. He is loud and brash and unafraid to go skinny-dipping in the boss' pool at an office party. He was more than a little rough around the edges and put quite a few people off, but if you got past the exterior he is great fun to be around—intensely creative and willing to put in the effort to bring his ideas to life. Impulsive as hell and utterly unconcerned what anyone else thought of him. A lot of fun to be around.

He was a huge David Bowie fan. Named his beloved dog Ziggy. He was also utterly disgusted by gay people. Nowadays you'd call him a homophobe, but that never was an accurate term; he just found gay things icky, and he had a hyper-masculine personality. He is the only person I've ever had suggest an evening of gay-bashing, and I'll never know if he meant it or not.

When the Ziggy Stardust movie came to town he had to see it, and invited a bunch of friends along. And Ziggy was ever so gay.

You gotta wonder how someone listened to all that music and looked at all those album covers and never figured out what was going on, but the '70s were like that. All kinds of bands affected androgynous appearances as a fashion statement. It meant nothing other than yet another way to epater le bourgeoisie and establish yourself as a rebel hipster. I mean, did anyone think Alice Cooper was gay? Seriously? So maybe he gets a pass on that level of density.

The movie shook him up a bit.

Fast forward a few decades. He's out now, comfortably bi, posting pictures on Facebook wearing a Speedo and kissing boys at the Pride parade. My wife (who was there that night at the movie theater) says in retrospect she can trace the change back to that night.

I hope so. That would be a fitting legacy for Mr. Bowie.

 
i love this. thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 1:07pm

I have a good friend, a very smart guy, who has a sort of redneck-sophisticate personality. He is loud and brash and unafraid to go skinny-dipping in the boss' pool at an office party. He was more than a little rough around the edges and put quite a few people off, but if you got past the exterior he is great fun to be around—intensely creative and willing to put in the effort to bring his ideas to life. Impulsive as hell and utterly unconcerned what anyone else thought of him. A lot of fun to be around.

He was a huge David Bowie fan. Named his beloved dog Ziggy. He was also utterly disgusted by gay people. Nowadays you'd call him a homophobe, but that never was an accurate term; he just found gay things icky, and he had a hyper-masculine personality. He is the only person I've ever had suggest an evening of gay-bashing, and I'll never know if he meant it or not.

When the Ziggy Stardust movie came to town he had to see it, and invited a bunch of friends along. And Ziggy was ever so gay.

You gotta wonder how someone listened to all that music and looked at all those album covers and never figured out what was going on, but the '70s were like that. All kinds of bands affected androgynous appearances as a fashion statement. It meant nothing other than yet another way to epater le bourgeoisie and establish yourself as a rebel hipster. I mean, did anyone think Alice Cooper was gay? Seriously? So maybe he gets a pass on that level of density.

The movie shook him up a bit.

Fast forward a few decades. He's out now, comfortably bi, posting pictures on Facebook wearing a Speedo and kissing boys at the Pride parade. My wife (who was there that night at the movie theater) says in retrospect she can trace the change back to that night.

I hope so. That would be a fitting legacy for Mr. Bowie.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 11:53am

 tomcool wrote:
A Dirge for David Bowie

Why are the stones mute?
Where is their cry for mercy?
Why is the sky still blue,
Why does the loveless Sun yet burn?
Insensate world, idiotic sky,
The one we loved has died.
 
His giant heart is rent,
His mind teams no more
With brilliant folly.
All that is lost, nevermore
To beguile our woes.
Unfeeling world, idiot sky,
The one we loved has died.
 
He sang for you, he sang for me.
He held up beauty as a gift
Invented in a universal mind.
A joke, a shadow dance,
A memory of a lost kiss.
Cold ashes, now, and worthless.
Brute world, idiot sky,
The one we loved has died. 


 
{#Cry}
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 10:30am

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There will be a David Bowie Tribute from 2-3 p.m. today on the 1st Wave Channel on SiriusXM.

 
dangit. i can't listen!
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 10:25am

There will be a David Bowie Tribute from 2-3 p.m. today on the 1st Wave Channel on SiriusXM.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 5:35am

 DaveInVA wrote:

I bought this LP in high school when it first came out.....eeek I am really that old...This is what turned me on to David Bowie.

 i had that one, too. 


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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 11:24pm

 mine too ...
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This was mine

 

 


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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 11:07pm

This is feeling much like Dec 8, 1980. john & bowie & many others. where were you??


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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 10:59pm

 ScottN wrote:

Overheard on an NPR show sign-off earlier today, paraphrased:  Whatever else in your news today, know this—The earth is approximately 4.5 Billion y.o. And if you’re listening to this, count your blessings that you spent part of that time on the planet with David Bowie. 

Very touching.



 
Agreed! Blessings counted. Check! He's not all that much older than me. Thanks for the wake up call!!


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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 5:34pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
From Wiki: "The original 1970 US release of The Man Who Sold the World employed a cartoon-like cover drawing by Bowie's friend Michael J. Weller, featuring a cowboy in front of the Cane Hill mental asylum."

 
This was mine

 
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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:48pm



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Germany to David Bowie: Thank You for Helping to Bring Down the Berlin Wall


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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:39pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
From Wiki: "The original 1970 US release of The Man Who Sold the World employed a cartoon-like cover drawing by Bowie's friend Michael J. Weller, featuring a cowboy in front of the Cane Hill mental asylum."

 
I spent a lot of time in record stores. Maybe it's just so un-Bowie I never noticed it.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:37pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

I bought this LP in high school when it first came out.....eeek I am really that old...This is what turned me on to David Bowie.

 
my copy has that cover too. but i think i picked it up used in the early 80s. 
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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:29pm

From Wiki: "The original 1970 US release of The Man Who Sold the World employed a cartoon-like cover drawing by Bowie's friend Michael J. Weller, featuring a cowboy in front of the Cane Hill mental asylum."
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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:13pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Holy crap. Carly Simon was being interviewed by Diane Rehm this morning and Diane asked her how she felt about Bowie's death - she hadn't heard.

 
I've never heard that show. Eek.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:11pm



This was the inspiration for that artwork apparently. 


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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:08pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

That is the very first release. in this instance the US release came out before the UK release. Then Bowie changed labels and the next batch had different artwork. The Victorian building on the cover was supposedly of an insane asylum in Texas. 

 
Might be worth a fortune.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:06pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I have never seen that cover art. Ever. I don't think. No, really sure. Weird.

 
That is the very first release. in this instance the US release came out before the UK release. Then Bowie changed labels and the next batch had different artwork. The Victorian building on the cover was supposedly of an insane asylum in Texas. 
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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 - 4:03pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

I bought this LP in high school when it first came out.....eeek I am really that old...This is what turned me on to David Bowie.

 
I have never seen that cover art. Ever. I don't think. No, really sure. Weird.
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