Monday, January 11, 2016

CLOSED FOR MOURNING


In the world of music nerdery, today should be a day for Bowie and Bowie alone. I recommend listening to Blackstar, in which Bowie creates a true late-career masterpiece before signing off like a fucking champion. Or if you're in the mood for nostalgia, I'll get you started below.

Goodnight Sweet Thin White Duke.














7 comments:

  1. Just finished listening to Blackstar for the first time about half an hour ago. It really is a stunning work. Need to hear it a few more times, along with revisiting his classics from the 70s. It's hard to know what we'll do without you, Starman... but you belong to the universe now...

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  2. Was minded to pick up Blackstar at the end of the month, but buying it straight away now. By all accounts (including yours), he's left us on a stonking high in creative terms.

    Great tribute with all your vid links - perfect reminder that there was greatness in every era.

    Farewell, Great Dame.

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  3. im with you on this dude. I fell asleep last night listening to Blackstar (3rd listen) and woke up this morning to a text from my mate telling me the sad sad news. I really couldnt believe it. back in the days when i was on Facebook i had my religion down as 'Bowie'. I went on a pilgrimage to Berlin twice to stand outside Hansa studios and get my photo taken beaming like a fool and went to see the doorway to the flat that him and Iggy shared. My other email address is thin.white.duke@.....
    5 years ago I got the Low album cover photo as a tattoo on my back. Bowie was one of my greatest inspirations and heroes and idols...i really wasnt expecting this day....not now.

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  4. Was almost out the door for work today when I found out. Fought back the tears for a half hour, but then I just lost it. Went to the back office, locked the door and cried like a baby. First Lemmy and now Bowie!!! -Britt

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  5. http://alexkimmell.com/the-angry-pacifist-1-11-16/

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  6. sorry !!! wrong post...
    http://alexkimmell.com/bowie/

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  7. I know its over a month since this post, but I'm still not over this whole event. just watched last night's tribute at the Brit awards....made me nearly cry. https://youtu.be/C7l3y7LOzLc

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