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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by micpoc, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Great album, one of his best ever, but of course not really like any other. I've been a fan of Ben Monder, the guitarist on the album, for several years, and hope this exposure opens many doors for him… as long as it does not eat into his (allegedly) insane practice schedule.
     
  2. blowtorch

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    Like that, thanks
     
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    Saw this on Facebook, love it!

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  4. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Putting this on heavy rotation today…
     
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    His farewell album to the World
     
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    I have been listening to Blackstar 24/7 since it came out right after I had my stroke. I asked the night nurse to put it on and pop my earbuds in because I couldn't sleep with all the hospital going ons. It is the strangest, most beautifully weird album. There are moments of such dissonance and then he breaks off into these gorgeous melodies. If it really is his own requiem as Tony Visconti suggests, he did one hell of a job on it.
     
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    I any one who is a Bowie fan has not seen the man who fell to earth, I recommend it strongly!
    Helen green did a beautiful animation thanks for posting it BFB!
     
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    Great album. I bought it yesterday, not knowing it was his way of saying "goodbye".
     
  9. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yup… I cannot think of anyone who stage-managed his or her final exit with more style.

    Hope you are feeling better.
     
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    It's rich and strange and dark and weird. I've listened to it about six times so far, and it just grows stronger. It's been dramatically coloured by the man's death, and more and more poignant resonances keep surfacing in the lyrics.
     
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    Look up here, I'm in heaven...

    You definitely are David.

    Thanks for the music.
     
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    Just got this. My first Bowie record. It's amazing!

    Talk about going out on a high note.

    Did I mention that it's amazing?

    Cheers,
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    I played the "Blackstar" video to my family when it came out in November and it kinda freaked them out -- in a good way. Now, I put it on and the my two daughters and I do that weird shaking dance to freak out my wife.

    I've really gotten into the whole album. So has my elder daughter, who's 13, which I didn't expect.

    Like so many other people, I've been inspired to go back and revisit Bowie's catalog. I just bought a bunch of his '90s and early 2000 stuff. I was most impressed by his last album pre-heart attack, 2003's "Reality."
     
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    This one especially got to me. A bit of that dissonance as mentioned earlier, but with such beautiful melody and picturesque lyrical content....Brilliant stuff!!!

     
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    I mentioned in another thread that I had a stroke on Jan. 6- not a mini-stroke, either. I was in and out of consciousness and pretty much the first purposeful thing I did with my good hand was download BlackStar on the 8th. I listened to it incessantly while pondering my own mortality and being supine in a hospital bed with an IV on either side and an EKG with the various pads taped all over my chest.

    When he died on the 10th, I couldn't believe it. My neurology team walked in 30 seconds after I found out and said I looked stunned.
     
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    I didn't get it when it came out, but "Reality" is one of my favorites. David Torn's loops on the first song are so beautiful
     
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