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AdamAdministrator
(cricket menace)
06/23/06 11:30 AM
SEVEN (And The Forthcoming 2007) new  



The number 7 occurs frequently in Scripture, and has thus led to the supposition of meaning.

The division of time into weeks of seven days accounts for many occurrences of this number.

On the seventh day God rested, and hallowed it (Gen. 2:2, 3).

The number has been called the symbol of perfection, and also the symbol of rest.

Jacob's seven years' service to Laban;

Pharaoh's seven fat oxen and seven lean ones;

the seven branches of the golden candlestick;

the seven trumpets and the seven priests who sounded them;

the seven days' siege of Jericho;

the seven churches, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven vials, and many others, sufficiently prove the importance of this sacred number.

The feast of Passover, the feast of Weeks, of Tabernacles, and the Jubilee, were all ordered by seven.

Seven is the number of sacrifice, of purification and consecration, of forgiveness, of reward, and of punishment. It is used for any round number in such passages as Job 5:19; Prov. 26:16, 25; Isa. 4:1; Matt. 12:45.

It is used also to mean "abundantly".

The name "David Bowie" has been commonly ascribed to the number 7 because of the decade he defined musically - 'the 70s'. in that decade, he proved arguably beyond any living artist, the rules of 'abundance' and 'perfection' associated with the number.

David Bowie was born in the year 1947.

In 1967, he released his first album simply titled "David Bowie".

In 1977, he released two albums: Low and Heroes.

In 1987 after a period of some absence, he released another album and a notable tour.

In 1997 on turning 50, he released an album, a tour and a 50th Birthday celebration.

And in 1999, he wrote a song called 1917, a pivotal tune for those that wish to unravel the meaning.

This January, Bowie will reach a new 7 - the year 2007 - and the landmark age of 60.

Moreover, he will be entering his 7th decade but unlike the Christian God, he is not poised to rest. That will happen precisely 10 years later but I have a separate set of evidence for this.

In the meantime, prepare yourselves for another decade of abundance and perfection.

I forgot what my father said
I forgot what he said
I forgot what my mother said
As we lay upon your bed

A city full of flowers
A city full of rain

I got seven days to live my life
Or seven ways to die

I forgot what my brother said
I forgot what he said
I don't regret anything at all
I remember how we wept

On a bridge of violent people
I was small enough to cry
I got seven days to live my life
Or seven ways to die

Hold my face before you
Still my trembling heart
Seven days to live my life
Or seven ways to die

The gods forgot they made me
So I forget them too
I listen to the shadows
I play among their graves

My heart was never broken
My patience never tried
I got seven days to live my life
Or seven ways to die

Seven days to live my life
Or seven ways to die

Seven (repeat ad lib)



BOWIE DOWNUNDER

schizophrenic
(stardust savant)
06/23/06 01:33 PM
Re: SEVEN new [re: Adam]  

Nice thought, but I'm not holding my breath.

"Vasectomy is your friend." - RabbitFighter

AdamAdministrator
(cricket menace)
06/23/06 01:43 PM
originally posted to views and qs [re: schizophrenic]  

Bowie has completed just on 40 years of album making. When we divide this into 10 year chunks, we get:

DECADE ONE
# David Bowie (1967)
# Space Oddity (1969)
# The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
# Hunky Dory (1971)
# The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
# Aladdin Sane (1973)
# Pinups (1973)
# Diamond Dogs (1974)
# Young Americans (1975)
# Station to Station (1976)

DECADE TWO
# Low (1977)
# "Heroes" (1977)
# Lodger (1979)
# Scary Monsters (1980)
# Let's Dance (1983)
# Tonight (1984)

DECADE THREE
# Never Let Me Down (1987)
# Tin Machine (1989)
# Tin Machine II (1991)
# Black Tie, White Noise (1993)
# The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
# 1. Outside (1995)

DECADE FOUR
# Earthling (1997)
# hours (1999)
# Heathen (2002)
# Reality (2003)

At 10 albums in the first decade, we were pretty spoilt.

In the next two decades, we received 6 albums apiece. But in the last decade, it dropped down to only 4.

On a quantity basis (and quality too?), I guess it's been a gradual decline. I'd really like to see the return of 6 albums this next decade.

BOWIE DOWNUNDER

diamondogz74
(freecloud)
06/23/06 02:50 PM
Re: SEVEN new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

This January, Bowie will reach a new 7 - the year 2007 - and the landmark age of 60.

Moreover, Bowie will be entering his 7th decade but unlike the Christian God, he is not poised to rest on the 7th. That will happen precisely 10 years later but I have a separate set of evidence for this.

In the meantime, prepare yourselves for another decade of abundance and perfection.


Fascinating and very well thought out, It wouldn't surprize me at all for this to be Bowie's thinking, let's hope we get at least 7 more albums.

In reply to:

he is not poised to rest on the 7th. That will happen precisely 10 years later but I have a separate set of evidence for this.


In your own time.



London Bye Ta-Ta...

AdamAdministrator
(cricket menace)
06/26/06 03:04 AM
Re: SEVEN new [re: diamondogz74]  

In the year 7, Bowie always turns a new decade.

The landmark age has always been met with a musical landmark - starting with his debut album at 20, his 'DNA albums' (Low and Heroes) at 30, and finally Earthling and the ensuing tour at 50.

Now Never Let Me Down might be the flaw in this theory, however, he still put in extra yards with a substantial tour and stage show. Also, in each case you could say that Bowie did something to partly defy his new age.

So by taking these last three years off, Bowie has been keeping his ear to the ground on what's happening musically - popping up with the Arcade Fire here and The Secret Machines there.

His first musical step in 2007 will be a bold one.


BOWIE DOWNUNDER

diamondogz74
(freecloud)
06/26/06 09:43 AM
Re: SEVEN new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

His first musical step in 2007 will be a bold one.


I think you are correct, also saw this recent piece from an interview regarding Bowie and the drummer from Muse.

Did David Bowie pop into the studio and give it his seal of approval?


I don't know if he approved it but he's a fan, I think, which is great and a surprise. He was also thinking about working with Rich Costey, our producer.

You can read the full interview here

He's definitely scouting about.



London Bye Ta-Ta...

theidiot2
(grinning soul)
06/26/06 09:55 AM
Why drummers should never give interviews new [re: diamondogz74]  

In reply to:

What's your new single Super Massive Black Hole about?

It's about how things like black holes and glaciers melting are like a metaphor to feeling an attraction or lust for someone.


Temperature's rising, but any idiot would know that...

diamondogz74
(freecloud)
06/26/06 10:10 AM
Re: Why drummers should never give interviews new [re: theidiot2]  

I never said the interview was any good I just pointed out the mainman is out and about.


London Bye Ta-Ta...

AdamAdministrator
(cricket menace)
06/26/06 10:11 AM
Re: SEVEN new [re: diamondogz74]  

That's quite a scoop you have there, Dogz!

As a producer and engineer, Costey has worked with Muse, Franz Ferdinand, The Mars Volta, Doves, Bloc Party, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, Supergrass, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Philip Glass, Mew, Dave Navarro, Fiona Apple and Mastodon.

Some pretty edgy music in there.


BOWIE DOWNUNDER

OliverOnion
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/03/06 12:34 PM
Re: SEVEN (And The Forthcoming 2007) new [re: Adam]  

That's pretty interesting news. This Costey chap certainly seems to have worked with a diverse set of artists and could well give Bowie a renewed vigor and edge - especially as they haven't worked together before. I also think someone like Nigel Godrich would be a very good choice, as well. Another fresh face with a great track record who would no doubt be suited to Bowie's intuitive way of working and exploring new ideas.

What's pretty certain is that the next album will be alot more anticipated and talked about than the last three, if not for any other reason than it'll be his first one in three years or so and it'll be coming off the back of his heart scare. I'm sure Bowie himself will be aware of that kind of interest.

I don't know what others may feel, but I honestly think we may be entering into a pretty good period with Bowie. A major festival in the offing with a huge live gig, a highly awaited new movie, collaborations with a number of today's most regarded groups etc. I think the creative muse is rising once again and this may well be reflected in his next musical project. Left-field Bowie could well be back - with a vengence.





Froggy Starlust
(acolyte)
08/08/06 12:29 PM
Re: SEVEN (And The Forthcoming 2007) new [re: Adam]  

Not that silly song again!

All styles are good except the tiresome kind.

Diamond Frog
(acolyte)
10/16/07 05:59 PM
Re: SEVEN (And The Forthcoming 2007) new [re: Adam]  

Ahem...

Me? The 13th Duke of Wybourne? Here? On teenagewildlife.com? At three o'clock in the morning? With my reputation? What were they thinking of?


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