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Stream Stopping - Multiple Platforms - ilveroluca - Jan 26, 2020 - 5:58am
 
Neil Young - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 6:26pm
 
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What did you have for dinner? - Red_Dragon - Jan 25, 2020 - 4:34pm
 
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Official date for our 20th Anniversary? - buddy - Jan 25, 2020 - 1:10pm
 
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Race in America - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 11:57am
 
Brazil - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 11:18am
 
Mars - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 10:27am
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - SeriousLee - Jan 25, 2020 - 9:39am
 
Trump Lies - R_P - Jan 25, 2020 - 12:09am
 
Name My Band - Red_Dragon - Jan 24, 2020 - 7:46pm
 
RP Windows Desktop Notification Applet - gvajda - Jan 24, 2020 - 5:54pm
 
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Acting - R_P - Jan 24, 2020 - 9:55am
 
Strange & Cool Music - Proclivities - Jan 24, 2020 - 9:32am
 
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WTF??!! - Antigone - Jan 23, 2020 - 3:04pm
 
The war on funk is over! - Ohmsen - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:59pm
 
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punk? hip-hop? metal? noise? garage? - Ohmsen - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:21pm
 
SFW & Gluttony Pants - Proclivities - Jan 23, 2020 - 9:23am
 
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Movie Quote - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 22, 2020 - 10:32am
 
A Sad Day, Indeed - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 22, 2020 - 7:09am
 
Goodnight everyone! - Proclivities - Jan 22, 2020 - 4:06am
 
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ONE WORD - buddy - Jan 21, 2020 - 9:24pm
 
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Posted: Jan 14, 2016 - 8:42am

For those of you who subscribe to SiriusXM, they have turned The Loft, Channel 30, into a temporary David Bowie tribute channel.
haresfur

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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 4:55pm

 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.

 
Nice story. I'm kind of sad that men seem to have lost the ability to be straight and camp since that era.

... not that it applies to myself or any other Rpeeps... 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 1:57pm

 RichardPrins wrote:

And covered by...
 
I had a demo cassette from Ned years and years ago. Trying for a Kinky Friedman sort of success, I guess. He's an interesting guy.
R_P

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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 1:54pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 
And covered by...

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 - 1:42pm

 RichardPrins wrote:

Pop psychology suggests that the greatest bashers are in fact engaged in the suppression of (secret) desires...

 


R_P

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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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Location: GTFO
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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.
Lazy8

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Gender: Male


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

 n4ku wrote:
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!
n4ku

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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.
lily34

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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 ...
Steely_D wrote:

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

 
westslope

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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. 
DaveInVA

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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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