Farwell, Ziggy Stardust (R.I.P. David Bowie)


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
In 1992, I remember with their mutual love for Art, I had David Bowie on my short list of proper English men who could play Grand Admiral Thrawn if they made a movie of Heir to the Empire.

Thanks, now I'm even more broken up over losing Bowie! He was the perfect choice for Tesla in "The Prestige," and could easily pull off the combination of arrogance, intelligence, and style needed to play Thrawn.

At least I have Sirius XM channel 30 to get me by for the next few days -- for those who have such things, "The Loft" has gone All Bowie All the Time until Monday.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Can someone who doesn't deserve to live die for a change?!? We've got a f@+%ing backlog of those!

David Bowie had a number of serious unanswered sins in his history. Considering that he got to live the average lifespan of a modern male, I'd say that he didn't do badly, all told.


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ariddrake wrote:
David Bowie needs to be statted up as a some everychanging First World being... that was worshipped by goblins and fey. He is now in my game... RIP
Misroi wrote:
Shyka the Many would be a good start. After all, we have no proof that David Bowie wasn't Shyka.

I've commented elsewhere that when American Gods makes onto TV, I'd like to see a little 10-second moment where Mr. Nancy chats with Alviss about his elder son Ziggy and the story of his "Martian spiders."


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Now through January 22nd, Square-Enix is giving away copies of Omikron: The Nomad Soul (Windows PC) for free in memoriam to David Bowie.


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19 Bowie albums are now in the UK albums chart, 10 of them in the top 40. I can't think of anyone else off the top of my head who has enough good albums to make that even possible

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
In 1992, I remember with their mutual love for Art, I had David Bowie on my short list of proper English men who could play Grand Admiral Thrawn if they made a movie of Heir to the Empire.

SNL online just released this footage of the late great Admiral Thrawn David Bowie.


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In going back through Bowie music this week, I had forgotten to mention the great Bowie/Queen classic: Under Pressure.

Forget the terrible covers that have abused this song. The original song just sums up so many things in life with both the frustration and joy apparent as Freddy and Bowie sing. I understand there was some friction between the two about making the song, but they just do such a great job.

And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure


Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
19 Bowie albums are now in the UK albums chart, 10 of them in the top 40. I can't think of anyone else off the top of my head who has enough good albums to make that even possible

It's an astounding feat, but there are a few artists who have surpassed Bowie. To not take away from Bowie, Starman (1973) peaked at #15, and Lazarus was #40 last week. That's a 43 year span to have top 40 hits, which is pretty amazing and puts him in good company. Leaving the names of the other artists out, since this is a thread about Bowie.

Something interesting, is that the week after his death, Bowie sold 682,000 albums, of which 174,000 were his new album. People are buying significant quantities of his back catalog, which is pretty cool.


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Irontruth wrote:
Something interesting, is that the week after his death, Bowie sold 682,000 albums, of which 174,000 were his new album. People are buying significant quantities of his back catalog, which is pretty cool.

I was horrified to discover that I hadn't owned a copy of Space Oddity since the days of cassette tapes.

So I contributed to some of that "buy the older stuff" statistic, which satisfies me mightily.


Irontruth wrote:
Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
19 Bowie albums are now in the UK albums chart, 10 of them in the top 40. I can't think of anyone else off the top of my head who has enough good albums to make that even possible

It's an astounding feat, but there are a few artists who have surpassed Bowie. To not take away from Bowie, Starman (1973) peaked at #15, and Lazarus was #40 last week. That's a 43 year span to have top 40 hits, which is pretty amazing and puts him in good company. Leaving the names of the other artists out, since this is a thread about Bowie.

Something interesting, is that the week after his death, Bowie sold 682,000 albums, of which 174,000 were his new album. People are buying significant quantities of his back catalog, which is pretty cool.

I'm not sure if you are quoting US or UK charts, but Bowie placed two albums in the top 4, and Ziggy Stardust came in at #25, which is 50 places higher than its previous chart peak back in 1973!

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