Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by mindtrappa, Jan 11, 2016.
Shit, this is horrible. Such a loss.
The man literally just died and you're pulling out the "real fan" card? Really?
Don't be like that.
I'm not pulling the 'real fan' card, I'm saying posts saying "ohh, I never listened to that old bloke, but I know some people who like his music, I guess" are incredibly disrespectful. He is not some obscure figure from the distant past that only music snobs would know.
David Bowie has died, losing his battle to cancer.
Thankyou for the memories and the fantastic music you provided.
I believe everyone was a Bowie fan, regardless if they were into his music or not. He's influenced too many artists (not just musicians) for someone not to be affected by this on some level.
You can't deny it was a very Bowie way to leave the world, though. Days after his birthday and the release of an album with a song called Lazarus... It's almost poetic, as sad as it is.
My mind went to this song:
Indeed, @JapaneseJesus! And, now, the pretty dark themes about death and the afterlife of the new album make a lot of sense. This was a man, perhaps facing certain near-term death, writing some of the most fascinating music of his late career.
...has anybody here said anything remotely resembling that? If people weren't completely familiar with him before this, they weren't completely familiar with him. To take it as a sign of disrespect is completely misreading what some of the posters in here are saying.
I never did listen to his music but I am aware of his legacy and influence (Gaga and Madonna were avowed fans, I think he was Madonna's first concert) so I realize what a massive loss to music and art this is. RIP.
Fuck, this is like when Michael Jackson died. At least Bowie went out on a high. Blackstar is incredible.
Deeply saddening news to wake up to. Such a huge force in the pop music canon, he leaves a glorious legacy.
I feel surprisingly shaken by this sad news. He was a real inspiration to my older sister and his music has always played a role in my life as well, not to mention Labyrinth being one of my favorite movies of all time, and often wearing a shirt with his likeness on it.
Such sad news, "iconic" is an overused word but Bowie truly was iconic.
Both the song and video for Lazarus prove how much of a genius he was. I guess that song was his goodbye.
Stop fighting for fuck sake.
I can't take this in. It's unbelievable...
I'm lost for words. Unbelievable.
I can't process this. How awful.
You promised me the ending would be clear
You'd let me know when the time was now
Don't let me know when you're opening the door
Stab me in the dark, let me disappear
Lazarus was his last video. It was released just a few days ago. Some of the lyrics, "Oh ill be free just like that bluebird oh ill be free ain't that just like me".
I'm not familiar with his music beyond the hits, but I appreciate him for subverting traditional notions of gender and sexuality at a time when things like that were very rarely done in the pop music arena. And, of course, Labyrinth was one of my favourite films growing up.
Rest in peace. That photo his son posted is heartbreaking... thoughts to his family and loved ones.
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