David Bowie dies at 69

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By Bluebirds on Jan 11, 2016 at 7:12 AM
  1. Bluebirds

    Bluebirds Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    Up where we belong
    January 10 2016 - davidbowie.com. Link posted by GurgleJerk.
    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.

    Legendary Artist David Bowie Dies at 69 - The Hollywood Reporter


    UPDATE Jan. 11:

    From @TorrHL / Twitter:

    I complied a list of all the times that Morrissey mentions Bowie in "Autobiography." I also embedded five relevant videos.

    Lots of interesting quotes in here. Enjoy.

    Every time Morrissey mentions David Bowie in “Autobiography” - Torr / Tumblr

    From the January 2014 article "Morrissey calls for end to David Bowie rivalry that was just 'high ribbing'" on Gigwise:

    Ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey has said that he wants an end to his rivalry with fellow music icon David Bowie.

    In a question and answer session on fansite truetoyou.net, Morrissey addressed the truth behind the rivalry calling it simply "ribbing".

    "When I made the (2006) record Ringleader of the Tormentors," writes Morrissey, "the producer (Tony Visconti), who is a very close friend of David Bowie, tried to get both Bowie and I together to do our version of You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', with David doing the deep Bill Medley parts, and me doing the Bobby Hatfield shrieks."

    "I loved this idea, but David wouldn't budge. I know I've criticised David in the past, but it's all been snotnosed junior high ribbing on my part. I think he knows that."
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    1. Girl-with-the-Thorn
      "I heard a rumour from ground control- oh no, don't say it's true"

      So shocked. I always knew of him and how vital he was but somehow didn't really start listening and understanding until I was about 18. His magnitude was such that it always felt like he'd go on forever. Reminds you just how short life is and how important it is to not hold back on how you live it. 69 is young by today's standards but Christ did he fit a lot into those years. RIP.
    2. Anonymous
      I never mentioned Morrissey. I'm talking about you. You are mentally ill. And a boring bastard. Never a good mix.
    3. CrystalGeezer
    4. Surface
      Why the clamour for Morrissey to say anything at all. If he wants to thats fine but he doesn't then thats fine too and nothing to do with anyone on here.
    5. mozmal
      What a shock, I'm devastated today. Bowie was a huge part of my life, I grew up with him in the 70's and bought everything he released. His influence and talent is immesurable.
    6. Anonymous
      And it will be a trap for Moz. They will moan if he doesn't make a statement and if he makes one the will say that he's a hypocrite because he criticized Bowie in the past. :(
    7. SuedeMoz
      Agreed. In fact probably better if he doesn't, it will just be fodder to get picked apart here. Process this in your own way and stop waiting for Morrissey to tell you how to feel.
    8. Anonymous
      AMON (and the locale would be hell)
    9. davidt
    10. terryjak
      Such a sad day...
    11. Harsh Truth
      Harsh Truth
      Here is a concept Morrissey definitely picked up from Bowie:

      "My reason for performing is not to please an audience. It’s to present what I believe are exciting new ideas. I definitely won’t bore an audience. If you want to go with what I’m doing, you will be entertained. But on the other hand, I’m not there to be just kind of a walking jukebox for you."

      -David Bowie, 1997, Entertainnent Weekly
    12. Anonymous
      But Morrissey is just that - a walking box (and a stiflingly boring and predictable one)
    13. Anonymous
      Can you provide an earlier quote about that "concept" from Bowie? The first time I remember Moz saying something similar was in an 1989 interview with Mat Snow. Apart from that "not being on stage to please an audience" is hardly unique to Bowie. There were many artists like that in history.
    14. Anonymous
      Will he be buried in NYC?
    15. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      I don't know what is sadder - the loss of a musical, creative genius or the personality disordered types here capitalising on it for their own twisted agendas to make a 'point' on a Morrissey site. The general level of insight in to their own behaviour is desperately low on the best of days - get well soon all the idiots hijacking the death of a legend so they can validate their own dog shit view of the world.
    16. Harsh Truth
      Harsh Truth
      I didn't mean that Morrissey has ever referenced or even read this particular quote from Bowie. I only meant that, like Bowie and other genuine artists in history, Morrissey presents what he wants to present in concert (often more recent material, or controversial material, or covers, or obscurities from his back catalogue). Meaning, outside of 3-5 songs, not generally a lot of traditional crowd pleasers. I saw that Bowie quote today in passing and immediately thought of Moz

      Really don't know why I'm explaining this. It didn't seem like a very difficult post to comprehend, to be honest.
    17. Anonymous
      Thank you for explaining, although you don't know why you did it :D Much appreciated. I probably read it in a hurry and something got lost in my brain. Sorry. Moz was certainly influenced by Bowie but they are actually SO different artists, really. For example, all the famous names I read today who were friends with Bowie. Really big names, not some local radio moderator, minor comedian, unknown musician or mere mortal. In comparison with Bowie he really has not many big famous names on his friend list. I kind of like that. Can you imagine all that happening when Moz dies?
    18. SuedeMoz
      Favorite quote on Bowie from Autobiography:

      I meet David Bowie for breakfast at a discreet restaurant at the foot of the Hollywood Hills. Both standing at the buffet with our empty plates, David hovers over what are horrifically called ‘cold cuts’. I nestle up beside him. ‘David, you’re not actually going to eat that stuff, are you?’ Rumbled, he snaps: ‘Oh, you must be HELL to live with.’ ‘Yes, I am,’ I say proudly, as David changes course and sidles off towards the fruit salad, and another soul is saved from the burning fires of self-imposed eternal damnation.

      David quietly tells me, ‘You know, I’ve had so much sex and drugs that I can’t believe I’m still alive,’ and I loudly tell him, ‘You know, I’ve had SO LITTLE sex and drugs that I can’t believe I’m still alive.’
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    19. Anonymous
      You may glean some insight from crapulent avatar, my friend. HAPPY NEW YOU!
    20. Anonymous
      :rofl: :mock:

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