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    Post by Ned Braden on Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:25 pm

    “Before I met David, I couldn’t stop writing songs about the jungle. I was cranking out an endless flood of classic jungle anthems like ‘My Kitchen Smells Like The Jungle,’ ‘(Chokin’ On A) Jungle Omelet,’ and ‘I Can’t Come To Work Anymore Because The Jungle Is Now My Master.’ Nothing but jungle songs, all day and all night. Then I met David, and he said to me, ‘Iggy, you don’t have to write songs just about the jungle. You can write songs about space, astronauts, aliens, outer space, and David Bowie.’ It blew my mind. Bowie had led me to an undiscovered country of musical possibility, and I spent the rest of my career exploring it. David Bowie saved my career and changed my life.”

    http://www.clickhole.com/article/7-musicians-talk-about-how-david-bowie-impacted-th-3816
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    Post by Ҩ on Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:11 pm

    Pete Best wrote:If anyone hasn't seen the Five Years documentary from 2013 it is really good. Check it out.
    I'm gonna do this tonight!

    Ned Braden wrote:I might just only listen to Bowie in 2016.
    What is your schedule like Ned? Wanna get funky and do a Campaigner-style review of the entire Bowie catalog that runs through the year? Nick, would you be interested? I'd love to do this but I want at least one other person to participate so that someone can mitigate my potentially dumbass opinions!
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    Post by Nick on Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:27 pm

    I'd be interested in writing about Bowie.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:34 pm

    I can't commit to doing actual reviews but I'd be happy to provide some casual banter.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:38 pm

    We gonna do Tin Machine too?
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    Post by Ned Braden on Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:38 pm

    Yes
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    Post by Ҩ on Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:38 am

    Wanna share e-mail addresses or something? I'd probably wanna take a couple of weeks before we start because I'm stupidly busy at the moment.

    Edit: Fuck it. I don't think anyone here is gonna spam my e-mail. Mine is: alec.fiorini@gmail.com

    Sometime over the next few days I'll head over to the library and check out a Bowie biography (any particular ones you guys can recommend) and try to find that Critchley book as well to supplement. Any documentaries, books, articles, etc. that people think are worthwhile you can either post them here or I guess send them to my e-mail.

    Let's roll!
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    Post by reuben on Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:14 am

    I've found this site to be very informative:

    https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com
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    Post by Ҩ on Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing that. It's super helpful. Also includes this quote from Neil's biography that never stops making me laugh.

    Neil Young wrote:The Sixties are definitely not with us anymore…the change into the music of the Seventies is starting to come with people like David Bowie and Lou Reed…they don’t expect to live more than thirty years and they don’t care. And they don’t care. They’re in the Seventies. What I’m tryin’ to say is these people like Lou Reed and Davie Booie or Bowie, however you pronounce it, those folks—I think they got somethin’ there, heh heh. Take a walk on the wild side!
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    Post by ? Ospink on Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:46 pm

    reuben wrote:I've found this site to be very informative:

    https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com
    Absolutely.  This blog should be bookmarked by any Bowie fan.

    Where else on the internet can you find such a perfect assessment of "There Is A Happy Land"?


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    Post by reuben on Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:20 pm

    This is some really illuminating stuff about Ray Davies influence on Bowie

    https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/waterloo-sunset/
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    Post by Ҩ on Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:58 pm

    So here is a full list of the records.

    1) David Bowie | David Bowie (1967)
    2) David Bowie | Space Oddity (1969)
    3) David Bowie | The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
    4) David Bowie | Hunky Dory (1971)
    5) David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
    6) David Bowie | Aladdin Sane (1973)
    7) David Bowie | Pin Ups (1973)
    Cool David Bowie | Diamond Dogs (1974)
    9) David Bowie | Young Americans (1975)
    10) David Bowie | Station to Station (1976)
    11) David Bowie | Low (1977)
    12) David Bowie | "Heroes" (1977)
    13) Iggy Pop | The Idiot (1977)
    14) David Bowie | Lodger (1979)
    15) David Bowie | Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
    16) David Bowie | Let's Dance (1983)
    17) David Bowie | Tonight (1984)
    18) David Bowie | Never Let Me Down (1987)
    19) David Bowie | Tin Machine (1989) & Tin Machine II (1991)
    20) David Bowie | Black Tie White Noise (1993)
    21) David Bowie | Outside (1995)
    22) David Bowie | Earthling (1997)
    23) David Bowie | 'Hours...' (1999)
    24) David Bowie | Heathen (2002)
    25) David Bowie | Reality (2003)
    26) David Bowie | The Next Day (2013)
    27) David Bowie | Blackstar (2016)
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    Post by Ҩ on Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:02 pm

    Here is the Campaigner thread on Neil. I'd like to style this similarly because that thread kicks ass. Obviously that would be a lot of work but whatever.

    If other people want to get involved, that would be really helpful. Just call dibs on the albums you wanna review (for example, Paves, it would be cool if you did The Idiot, that's kind of why I included it). And of course in between album reviews it would be fun to just post interviews, articles, and music videos from that period. And to recommend other artists that were influencing Bowie (especially during the Berlin period) and just awesome biographical tidbits.

    Anyways, have at it guys.
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    Post by spiritofeden on Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:56 pm

    if you are going to do the Idiot, you should do Lust for Life as well.

    Also, should probably be talking about the Labyrinth soundtrack as well.

    I was away all last week, but I have just started going through his albums chronologically.  Strangely, I completed my Bowie vinyl collection on Saturday the 9th.  I was on a mission to find Tonight, and I did.
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    Post by tjenz on Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:26 am

    Right now, out on some unpaved road, Montana is inconsolable.


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    Post by petey on Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:49 pm

    It was mentioned to me awhile ago that the Winklevoss twins (of Facebook fame), look like Glen Frey in the "Sexy Girl" video. I concurred.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:47 pm

    that morning last monday i read the news immediately after waking up, told my gf that someone important died, then got ready for work trying to ignore it and block it out. an hour later i walked into the coffee shop and they were blasting Starman and i nearly lost it and that chorus keeps seeping back when i sit around thinking about nothing.
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    Post by Sausage on Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:38 pm

    i heard the news when i woke up that day and promptly sobbed
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    Post by Sausage on Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:41 pm

    Ned Braden wrote:^^^ exactly.

    God, I am really struggling to interact appropriately with these idiots who aren't deeply effected by this.

    man, fucking this.

    normally i dont have to do shit at work and would've just stayed home but i had to fucking train some new white trash employees

    but even they were like "man, i loved labyrinth when i was a kid"

    it's crazy because the dude who said dat is missing teeth, weighs 300 lbs and vapes and im like how on earth did even this dude like david bowie

    everyone loved that dude

    i read an interview with trent about bowie the other day and felt fucking miserable!!
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    Post by Sausage on Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:45 pm

    was happy i got to be one of those dudes who heard blackstar before he died so i can always lord that over other ppl
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    Post by Nick on Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:05 pm

    Yeah I got Blackstar vinyl the day it came out. I was looking at it at my desk that Friday and this dude walked over and asked what it was. He was all "People still listen to that guy?" I haven't talked to him since but he's a guy that sends Spotify playlists out to the office comprised of Diplo music.
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    Post by Ҩ on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:26 pm

    That's a type of guy that exists in the modern workplace... Fuck it.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:31 pm

    I handled the Blackstar lp at Squeezebox in Evanston on the afternoon of January 9th and decided I wasn't in the mood to spend $32 on a record I probably wasn't going to listen to right when I got home.
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    Post by Nick on Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:49 pm

    Ҩ wrote:That's a type of guy that exists in the modern workplace... Fuck it.

    You'll be surprised once you hit the corporate environment how few 20-somethings you relate to.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:58 pm

    I also considered a Jefferson Airplane record , 'Bless Its Pointed Little Head' that day.
    I just wasn't in a buying mood.

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