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gemorma
(absolute beginner )
11/15/03 03:17 PM
bowie/jones  

i don't really know what i'm talking about but:

does it seems that bowie is recollecting all parts of his life now, to reconstruct jones? like with "Heathen"; a sort of 'redemption' mode like an "Ashes to Ashes" thing?

it reminded me of it when he started talking about how comfortable he feels with being himself now and with "Toy"
and things..but thats kind of narrow isn't it?

anyone else have an idea?



Kelsey
(grinning soul)
11/16/03 02:19 AM
Re: bowie/jones new [re: gemorma]  

I'm not sure if I understand what you mean... "reconstructing Jones" possibly relating to his personas? We all know that the lovely Mr. Bowie has changed himself into about a million different things. Are you wondering if he's trying to distinguish himself from his personas and write/perform as himself instead of another character?

If that is the case I'd probably disagree. The one constant with his music (at least the way I see it) is that the various personas allow him to be both extremely personal and extremely distant from what he creates. It allows for songs that could be (and are) almost painfully autobiographical and songs that are written from the perspective of a fictional persona that is not related at all to his own life.

This late in his career I would almost expect him to shed all of the personas and write as himself. I doubt that this has happened but if it did, would anyone notice? Could we even see the "real" Bowie if he laid it all out for us?

But who cares. I think Heathen and Reality were both extremely solid albums and I'm just happy that he's still giving us music. As far as I'm concerned, that's the important thing.



zigbot
(kook)
11/16/03 07:15 PM
Re: bowie/jones new [re: Kelsey]  

In reply to:

But who cares. I think Heathen and Reality were both extremely solid albums and I'm just happy that he's still giving us music. As far as I'm concerned, that's the important thing.


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poorsoul
(stardust savant)
11/16/03 11:20 PM
Re: bowie/jones new [re: Kelsey]  

Yes, I agree.

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poorsoul
(stardust savant)
11/16/03 11:24 PM
Re: bowie/jones new [re: Kelsey]  

In reply to:

I think Heathen and Reality were both extremely solid albums and I'm just happy that he's still giving us music. As far as I'm concerned, that's the important thing.



Wouldn't you rather he started making interesting music again, though?

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Kelsey
(grinning soul)
11/17/03 01:53 AM
Re: bowie/jones new [re: poorsoul]  

Yep, poorsoul, I'd much rather see him start making interesting music again. As much as I enjoy listening to both Heathen and Reality I don't consider either one of those albums particularly groundbreaking. They're better than a lot of what's out there in the music world at present moment but they don't have the exciting, new sort of of feel that his earlier albums have. I'm sure most of us here would love to see him put out another album that's as musically groundbreaking as Low or Aladdin Sane or whatever you'd consider his best work to be. Since the days of Earthling, I don't think Bowie has done anything musically fresh. He hasn't broken any new ground. But I for one am simply glad that he's still out there giving us what he's got. Lyrically I like what he's doing but musically I feel like I've heard a lot of it before.



gemorma
(mortal with potential)
11/17/03 08:47 AM
Re: bowie/jones new [re: Kelsey]  

i mean in terms of a certain style about things.. doesn't it seem like alot of his 60s work?

even more so with "Reality".




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