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Ryan
01-11-2016, 02:00 AM
Don't know what to say.

I wonder if Trent knew he had cancer?

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief."

Jinsai
01-11-2016, 02:09 AM
no... fuck this. NO.

tony.parente
01-11-2016, 02:13 AM
http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/david_bowie_dead_at_69

This is bad :(

Ryan
01-11-2016, 02:19 AM
First Lemmy dies at 70 just after some gigs of cancer. Now Bowie at 69 just after releasing a record.

tony.parente
01-11-2016, 02:27 AM
First Lemmy dies at 70 just after some gigs of cancer. Now Bowie at 69 just after releasing a record.
This is the biggest musical loss since Michael Jackson easy. This is a big one...a big one.

Dr Channard
01-11-2016, 02:28 AM
Terrible news.

Ryan
01-11-2016, 02:31 AM
This is the biggest musical loss since Michael Jackson easy. This is a big one...a big one.

Absolutely. Those videos from Blackstar are so much more haunting now.

Awaiting Trent's statement.

thevoid99
01-11-2016, 02:33 AM
From his son: https://twitter.com/ManMadeMoon/status/686441083648212992

This just killed me. Nothing is bigger than this... fuck you cancer. Thank you David.

DF118
01-11-2016, 02:42 AM
Watching the Lazarus video is extremely harrowing right now.

elevenism
01-11-2016, 02:44 AM
Oh my dear god.

Ryan
01-11-2016, 02:45 AM
Watching the Lazarus video is extremely harrowing right now.

I was only thinking when I saw that video premiere the other day that he looked frail, especially when you saw the back of his hand up close.

miss k bee
01-11-2016, 03:08 AM
Well wtf what a news to wake up to. Just a shock. RIP

Ryan
01-11-2016, 03:12 AM
Watching the Lazarus video is extremely harrowing right now.

First line of the song too - "look up here, I'm in heaven".

fillow
01-11-2016, 03:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlwtCkUnZHU

Goodbye dear sir, you're my absolute all time hero. Thank you for everything you've done for us all.

Hazekiah
01-11-2016, 03:18 AM
Well goddamnit.

My grandma died yesterday, too. The only reason I got online for a minute was because we've had router troubles the last few days, we fixed it yesterday, and I needed to figure out travel arrangements to be here for the funeral. Even so, I was actually excited to finally be online at a real computer for a minute.

And then this.

What a shitty fucking day.

:'(

Substance242
01-11-2016, 04:14 AM
What? What...?

I was in a shop this morning when I overheard from the radio something "health since 2006", I was afraid it was something about Bowie, but then thought it is probably nothing... and I have forgotten about that, now loading ETS and seeing "RIP", shock, no no no no no... :-( RIP David, thank you. Can not believe this, I have to work but now this will be hard.

Space Suicide
01-11-2016, 04:43 AM
NO FUCKING WAY!!!!

This really upsets me. This makes no sense. The man just released Black Star and celebrated his birthday. Most musicians deaths I can handle and accept but this one really baffles me and is EXTREMELY random. Gah. This sucks.

[parasite]
01-11-2016, 05:18 AM
in utter shock!! can't stop thinking about it!
extremely sad day!

i had hoped we'd see him in Twin Peaks!!

Nyx
01-11-2016, 05:30 AM
"If you're sad today, just remember the world is over 4 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie." (Simon Pegg)

hobochic
01-11-2016, 05:38 AM
This brings another sad layer to Michael C. Hall's performance of Lazarus.
Michael survived and returned.

implanted_microchip
01-11-2016, 05:41 AM
He was the hero of all my heroes. He was a hero to me and to so many more. As rare as they come. As talented as it gets. There will never be another David Bowie. I'm still just in such shock at this. If anyone ever felt like they'd always be around somehow, it was him. I can't remember a single time in my life where his music didn't permeate it in some way. What a great loss of a beautiful, multi-talented, by all accounts authentic human being who brought a lot of light and a lot of love into this world. Anyone who has enjoyed music from the past forty years likely has something to thank him for. More than just some celebrity, he's been an icon, an anchor point, a familiar face and familiar voice to so many of us across decades and generations. I know there's no one of his era whose death could impact me more, and few of any others whose might equal it.

I know we don't know these people and the attachment thing can be creepy or weird or invasive, but this guy was just such a natural part of life. I definitely hope Trent and he were able to have some sort of closure and parting, just as a human being, knowing the friendship and influence they had on one another. This is going to be a rough one to recover from, wow. I'm still just in disbelief. Never before have I wanted a headline to be a lie like this one.

icecream
01-11-2016, 06:40 AM
Saw the news but read comments saying it was a hoax. Held out hope until his son confirmed it. Along with TR, Bowie has been a huge figure in my life for as long as I have been into music. It's going to be fucking weird not having him around, doesn't feel real at all.

Deepvoid
01-11-2016, 07:28 AM
Not the kinda news you want to wake up to. RIP David Bowie.

icklekitty
01-11-2016, 07:34 AM
Bugger.

I'll be in Brixton tonight, then.

Swykk
01-11-2016, 08:28 AM
I wake up and David Bowie is dead.


There's a lot of talk on the internet about how silly it is to get upset at celebrity deaths. To an extent, I agree. I think it depends on how valuable that person is to who you are. David Bowie was very important to me and a huge influence on many of the people and things I enjoy. I'm openly sad at this news. I wish I wasn't at work right now.


I loved David Bowie. Even at a young age, I was hearing his music and enjoying his work as The Goblin King in Labyrinth, a movie I still hold dear to this day and let's not forget his crazy awesome cameo in Twin Peaks-Fire Walk With Me.


I'm glad we got one last album from him and I regret that I never got to see him on tour.


Goodbye, thank you for the positive impact on my life and rest in peace.

Khrz
01-11-2016, 08:32 AM
There's a lot of talk on the internet about how silly it is to get upset at celebrity deaths.

Seriously, fuck those holier-than-thou, better than the herd and oh-so deep obnoxious tits. Whenever there is a collective reaction to an event, you have those pretentious twats commenting from the sidelines, like a bunch of insecure sarcastic teen goths still convinced that being cynical is cool.
Get off my emotional lawn, and go vape yourselves.

Dra508
01-11-2016, 08:42 AM
So kind that he released new material. Seriously, as privately as he died, probably wanted that privacy, he still thought of his art and those who appreciated it.

Condolences to his fam and friends.

onthewall2983
01-11-2016, 09:48 AM
From Steven Wilson's Facebook


It felt very surreal to wake up this morning into a world that no longer has David Bowie (https://www.facebook.com/davidbowie/) in it. I can't imagine there is any rock or pop musician on earth that hasn't been influenced by Bowie, either directly or indirectly, and I'm no exception.One of the first records I was given as a child as a birthday gift was the 1973 reissue of his novelty song "The Laughing Gnome", and as a 6 year old I loved it, and I probably still would if I heard it again now (even though that single was lost to me decades ago, I can still vividly remember the yellow Deram label and that the B-side was "The Gospel According to Tony Day"). Then a few years later one of the first singles I bought with my own pocket money was "Beauty and the Beast" from his 1977 album "Heroes", unaware at the time that the song also had the fingerprints of 2 more of my future heroes all over it, Fripp and Eno.
I spent this morning listening to Bowie's fantastic (and as it turns out final) new album Blackstar, and compiling my own personal playlist of his songs, which I want to play before the shows on my forthcoming tour. So many brilliant ones to chose from, what an extraordinary catalogue. And what an extraordinary artist. Rest in Peace.

And Jordan Rudess'

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1915732_10153449344377989_8781468949805419611_n.jp g?oh=9e0f2421e9c05ea96d661850d3a0365d&oe=57473C80


So shocked and sad to wake up and hear of David Bowie's passing. This picture was taken after finishing up the recording sessions for the album Heathen in upstate NY. I'll never forget his classic voice in my headphones spontaneously breaking into "Ground Control to Major Tom" while tracking a piano and vocal. Before we recorded each track, David would weave together these amazing verbal journeys to get in the right frame of mind for the particular tune. I'm glad I got to work with him. He was a unique character on earth and he will be missed.

jmtd
01-11-2016, 10:36 AM
Well goddamnit.

My grandma died yesterday, too. The only reason I got online for a minute was because we've had router troubles the last few days, we fixed it yesterday, and I needed to figure out travel arrangements to be here for the funeral. Even so, I was actually excited to finally be online at a real computer for a minute.

And then this.

What a shitty fucking day.

:'(

My "like" here was really meant to be a "here man, I feel you, hugs"

Your Name Here
01-11-2016, 10:48 AM
..................

Space Suicide
01-11-2016, 10:51 AM
I wake up and David Bowie is dead.


There's a lot of talk on the internet about how silly it is to get upset at celebrity deaths. To an extent, I agree. I think it depends on how valuable that person is to who you are. David Bowie was very important to me and a huge influence on many of the people and things I enjoy. I'm openly sad at this news. I wish I wasn't at work right now.


I loved David Bowie. Even at a young age, I was hearing his music and enjoying his work as The Goblin King in Labyrinth, a movie I still hold dear to this day and let's not forget his crazy awesome cameo in Twin Peaks-Fire Walk With Me.


I'm glad we got one last album from him and I regret that I never got to see him on tour.


Goodbye, thank you for the positive impact on my life and rest in peace.


I know and agree. Like I said I'm fine and whatever with famous/celeb deaths but this one genuinely makes me sad. Like no bullshit. Awful.

Shadaloo
01-11-2016, 11:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aepBpZ3kXek

My very first song. As I'm sure it was for many of us here.


How the fuck am I supposed to get anything done today

henryeatscereal
01-11-2016, 11:19 AM
It all fits:
- Him releasing "Blackstar" almost 2 years after the "Next Day" (not waiting 10+ years like he did with "Reality")
- The main themes in the album: Death, decadence, violence.
- The "Lazarus" video (not just the obvious, also the fact that he rushed the release of a second vid)
- Him not wanting to tour (i know that he decided this before knowing he was sick, but i bet the disease was striking at the time)

marodi
01-11-2016, 11:39 AM
For the first couple of hours, I was just stunned. Couldn't feel anything. Now I cannot stop crying.

I think Col. Chris Hadfield (who recorded Space Oddity in space, if you remember) said it best:

"Ashes to ashes, dust to stardust. Your brilliance inspired us all. Goodbye Starman."

WorzelG
01-11-2016, 11:41 AM
Brian Eno says they were considering revisiting Outside and taking it somewhere new as it fell through the cracks before he died.

http://m.pitchfork.com/news/62839-brian-eno-remembers-david-bowie-says-they-had-been-discussing-working-together-again/

allegro
01-11-2016, 11:41 AM
This was my intro to Bowie when I was a kid.

He and Mick are together again now, Starmen in the sky. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B5zmDz4vR4

Shadaloo
01-11-2016, 12:42 PM
Walked 'round to a few of the record stores near my workplace on break just now. One was playing Fame, the other Subterraneans. Guy behind the counter at the last one and I just shared a look and a nod. His eyes were red.

onthewall2983
01-11-2016, 12:43 PM
Jeffrey Wright's tribute, talking about the time spent with him shooting Basquiat (and seeing him live during the NIN tour) (https://www.instagram.com/p/BAaCW53xC1s/)

magnolia
01-11-2016, 12:49 PM
I'm crushed... Woke up and read the news, and haven't been able to do anything with myself all morning.
My four year old loves his music, too, and he's home with me today. I'm trying not to be a bawling mess in front of him. He sat quietly with me and listened to all of Blackstar.
Sad day. :(

fillow
01-11-2016, 12:50 PM
Now he can reunite The Spiders from Mars with Mick and Trevor up there (with Bonzo filling in on drums).

Space Suicide
01-11-2016, 12:59 PM
Say and think what you want about Marilyn Manson but these words he gave were an awesome AWESOME read:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/marilyn-manson-david-bowie-changed-my-life-forever-20160111#ixzz3wxX6O9NA

Dra508
01-11-2016, 02:06 PM
http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/db-transformation-colour.gif


(http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/db-transformation-colour.gif)

thevoid99
01-11-2016, 03:42 PM
From one of his childhood friends and collaborator in Peter Frampton: https://twitter.com/peterframpton/status/686587911207280640

Swykk
01-11-2016, 04:10 PM
Seriously, fuck those holier-than-thou, better than the herd and oh-so deep obnoxious tits. Whenever there is a collective reaction to an event, you have those pretentious twats commenting from the sidelines, like a bunch of insecure sarcastic teen goths still convinced that being cynical is cool.
Get off my emotional lawn, and go vape yourselves.

I was trying to be a bit polite about it and could see raising a judgmental eyebrow if a Kardashian dying tore a stranger up but yes, you're right.

Dra508
01-11-2016, 04:15 PM
Lazarus is quite prophetic.

You're free blue bird....

Khrz
01-11-2016, 04:23 PM
I was trying to be a bit polite about it and could see raising a judgmental eyebrow if a Kardashian dying tore a stranger up but yes, you're right.

I have no problem with people not getting the point, or being uninterested. I'll silently chuckle at whoever mourns a Kardashian too. But I won't go on Facebook or reddit to show off how superior and sophisticated I am by pissing on everyone's parade or funeral.

halloween
01-11-2016, 04:35 PM
Lazarus is quite prophetic.

You're free blue bird....

Prophetic implies he didn't know about it, unless he did write before he was diagnosed. I have no idea. While keeping the issue personal, it wouldn't surprise me if he felt comfortable expressing it through his music, I mean, that's part of what being an artist is all about.

allegro
01-11-2016, 04:42 PM
While keeping the issue personal, it wouldn't surprise me if he felt comfortable expressing it through his music, I mean, that's part of what being an artist is all about.
Birds in art, flying free, the references instantly remind me of Shelley's "To a Skylark (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174413)."


We look before and after,
And pine for what is not:
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

Yet if we could scorn
Hate, and pride, and fear;
If we were things born
Not to shed a tear,
I know not how thy joy we ever should come near.

Better than all measures
Of delightful sound,
Better than all treasures
That in books are found,
Thy skill to poet were, thou scorner of the ground!

Teach me half the gladness
That thy brain must know,
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow
The world should listen then, as I am listening now.

DigitalChaos
01-11-2016, 05:10 PM
Prophetic implies he didn't know about it, unless he did write before he was diagnosed. I have no idea. While keeping the issue personal, it wouldn't surprise me if he felt comfortable expressing it through his music, I mean, that's part of what being an artist is all about.
He absolutely knew about it. This album was carefully planned alongside his death http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12092542/Bowies-last-album-was-parting-gift-for-fans-in-carefully-planned-finale.html

I'm really amazed at the level he went with this. I can't think of many people who have coordinated art with their own death that went to this extent.


And it wasn't just everything surrounding the album. It seems he had his own private little versions that unfolded with is friends. Ex, this instance with Brian Eno: http://www.nytimes.com/live/david-bowie-in-memoriam/brian-eno-i-realize-now-he-was-saying-goodbye/

DigitalChaos
01-11-2016, 05:24 PM
I'm honestly not sad. I'm too amazed at what he just pulled off. I'm sure there will be more realizations like the 2 I posted above.

allegro
01-11-2016, 05:32 PM
I'm honestly not sad. I'm too amazed at what he just pulled off. I'm sure there will be more realizations like the 2 I posted above.
halloween wasn't saying he didn't know about it, she was pointing out to Dra that "prophetic" means somebody DIDN'T know about it, and longtime collaborator (like, from the friggin' SIXTIES) Tony Visconti today said on Facebook that Bowie made this album as a parting gift (https://www.facebook.com/tony.visconti1/posts/10208522003550232?fref=nf).

A Belgian theater director who worked with Bowie for Lazarus said Bowie had liver cancer (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/david-bowie-died-liver-cancer-friend-article-1.2492698). "I saw a man fighting. He fought like a lion and kept working through it all. I had incredible respect for that."


Bowie, who turned 69 Friday, kept his cancer private and only his closest circle knew.

Evidently, Eno was NOT in his "closest circle." He probably just didn't want people dwelling on it.

onthewall2983
01-11-2016, 05:34 PM
Warren Haynes on a few chance encounters he had with him (http://www.warrenhaynes.net/news/detail/warren_haynes_reflects_on_the_passing_of_david_bow ie)

DigitalChaos
01-11-2016, 05:41 PM
@allegro (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=76). I know. I was agreeing with @halloween (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=95). The article i first linked to contains that very quote by Visconti :)

Sallos
01-11-2016, 05:48 PM
http://2new3.fjcdn.com/comments/Rip+goblin+king+_66ccb102234b3bc5097f184d629c85e9. png

allegro
01-11-2016, 05:51 PM
@allegro (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=76). I know. I was agreeing with @halloween (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=95). The article i first linked to contains that very quote by Visconti :)

Yes, but 800 articles are doing that, I provided a direct quote. A bunch of journalists are reading all kinds of extra crap into this, one author in the Bowie thread swears Bowie deliberately died on a Monday so that people in the U.K. be the first to find out that he died. Wtf.

Dra508
01-11-2016, 08:06 PM
Prophetic implies he didn't know about it, unless he did write before he was diagnosed. I have no idea. While keeping the issue personal, it wouldn't surprise me if he felt comfortable expressing it through his music, I mean, that's part of what being an artist is all about.

True. Prophetic for us since it seems his diagnosis was not common knowledge. Regardless, it's a great song.

Nyx
01-11-2016, 08:07 PM
http://i.imgur.com/RjBl9OO.jpg

icklekitty
01-12-2016, 09:07 AM
Singalong at the Bowie mural in Brixton last night: https://twitter.com/shreenas/status/686628304871387136

elevenism
01-12-2016, 11:34 AM
Yes, but 800 articles are doing that, I provided a direct quote. A bunch of journalists are reading all kinds of extra crap into this, one author in the Bowie thread swears Bowie deliberately died on a Monday so that people in the U.K. be the first to find out that he died. Wtf.

i saw this in the news and wondered how the reporter could say such a thing without talking about assisted suicide or something.
how else do you deliberately die?

ziltoid
01-12-2016, 07:38 PM
My favorite performance of David Bowie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF76qlwWM8s

thevoid99
01-13-2016, 12:19 AM
From Iman's ex-husband Spencer Haywood: https://twitter.com/SpencerHaywood/status/686623517270347776

Deepvoid
01-13-2016, 06:51 PM
As some of you may know, Angie, Bowie's ex-wife, is currently participating in Big Brother.
They told her about Bowie's passing, off camera and she decided to continue filming.

To put this clip into context, you have to know that there's another participant named David Gest on the show.
The result, is pure black comedy gold. I don't want to sound insensitive but this fucking funny.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97pEKGNT0Xw

allegro
01-13-2016, 07:13 PM
As some of you may know, Angie, Bowie's ex-wife, is currently participating in Big Brother.
They told her about Bowie's passing, off camera and she decided to continue filming.

To put this clip into context, you have to know that there's another participant named David Gest on the show.
The result, is pure black comedy gold. I don't want to sound insensitive but this fucking funny.
It's fucking STUPID, that Tiffany is a fucking IDIOT. I can't believe those other people are consoling an IDIOT.

ziltoid
01-13-2016, 07:13 PM
Westboro Baptist Church is at it again...They are trying to picket Bowie's funeral.
But the upside is that Planting Peace decided to take all the hateful messages and turn it into something positive.
https://www.crowdrise.com/bowie
(https://www.crowdrise.com/bowie)

miss k bee
01-13-2016, 07:14 PM
I watched that Celebrity Big Brother and didn't think it was that funny, but that's by the by.

Interview by Iggy Pop on David Bowie
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/arts/music/david-bowie-iggy-pop.html?_r=2

Mr Pop and Mr Bowie

thevoid99
01-13-2016, 07:24 PM
I saw that bit on CBB and I don't think was funny at all. Plus, I know that bitch from that Flava Flav reality show. She's horrible.

Will Angela Bowie be at the funeral?

allegro
01-13-2016, 07:34 PM
I saw that bit on CBB and I don't think was funny at all. Plus, I know that bitch from that Flava Flav reality show. She's horrible.
Oh, God, that's the same crazy Tiffany from Flava Flav!?!???!

miss k bee
01-13-2016, 07:36 PM
No she decided to stay in the CBB house to stay away from the press.

thevoid99
01-13-2016, 07:45 PM
Oh, God, that's the same crazy Tiffany from Flava Flav!?!???!

Yep.... she's evil.

allegro
01-13-2016, 09:15 PM
Will Angela Bowie be at the funeral?
Is there going to BE a funeral?

He didn't seem like the funeral type of guy (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3398425/David-Bowie-secretly-cremated-America-without-friends-family-present-telling-loved-ones-didn-t-want-funeral.html).

He refused being knighted, I can't imagine him wanting a funeral.

Edit: http://www.people.com/article/david-bowie-dead-no-memorial-service-funeral-planned

orestes
01-16-2016, 09:39 PM
Man, I would have love to have been there. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/arcade-fires-david-bowie-parade-shuts-down-new-orleans/)

icecream
01-17-2016, 02:54 AM
All this love pouring out for Bowie is making it easier to deal with him being gone. He was such a massive part of so many people's lives. Millions of people who have deep attachments to his music. <3Bowie<3

elevenism
01-17-2016, 05:07 AM
Westboro Baptist Church is at it again...They are trying to picket Bowie's funeral.
But the upside is that Planting Peace decided to take all the hateful messages and turn it into something positive.
https://www.crowdrise.com/bowie
(https://www.crowdrise.com/bowie)
good god those people make me sick.

Dryalex12
01-26-2016, 06:45 PM
http://loudwire.com/trent-reznor-david-bowie-tremendous-inspiration/

WE have a response from Trent

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/2016/media/225795/_original/1453829684/1035x1394-GettyImages-115485134.jpg

screwdriver
01-27-2016, 01:15 PM
With all the tributes in the days following the death, it was unsettling to hear nothing from TR. I think tributes offer a level of comfort to fans. I had the same entry point to Bowie as TR - Scary Monsters. And I, too went back and locked into the Berlin trilogy. So now, as a NIN fan, reading TR's essay helps me deal with this great loss.

what a positively strange thing to say