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Max_M
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/20/04 05:50 PM
What do your family think of Bowie? new  

Just wondering what your loved ones think of Mr Bowie? Did a member get you in to him? Any of you tried to get your kids in to him and with which songs/albums?

There's different levels of interest, but they all like him. Funnily enough, my 2 sisters are like polar opposite Bowie fans. My older sister (31) loves Outside and Earthling (only albums she owns!) and I could probably get her interested in the other CD's quite easily, but my younger sister (25) is narrow-minded and annoying regarding him. She only owns ChangesBowie and when I try to play some album tracks she hasn't heard, she starts moaning and says she wont enjoy them if she doesn't know them. I hate that attitude... >_<

And I as I was just telling Pablo on MSN, my dad was a big Bowie fan... he even recorded Labyrinth so me and my sisters could watch it as children! However, he died of cancer when I was 16 and I only got in to him properly last year when I was 20. It makes me so sad that he died before I truly got became a fan. I would've loved to have discussed Bowie with him and introduced him to his newer stuff. It really breaks my heart; I was very sad when he passed away, but it's now I'm older and I've realised we shared such similar interests that his death really hurts me.

My mum is also a fan and owns albums like Aladdin Sane and Let's Dance on tape, but it's not really the same. Oh well, less of the negativity. Tell me some of your own tales.



spacie_oddity
(grinning soul)
03/20/04 06:28 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

Sorry to here about your father Max M, maybe your father is listening to Bowie somewere else and loving it.

anyway in response to your post.

My brother got me into Bowie to start with when I was eight he was 15 and mad about him, hed búy all his records and now he has the biggest Bowie collection of albums ever. I Couldnt believe it last year he was in financial trouble and was gonna sell it I was in shock!!!.....Maybe, he ran it past me to see if I'd by them? Of course I would if i had that kind of money!!!.....to me there priceless! anyway ,he never sold them, he just got more work, better option I say!...so hes a big fan It's the only thing my bro and I can now communicate over really, as we are both big fans.
My sister is a big AC/DC , Rolling Stones girl and thinks Bowie is a Poofter, charming!
My Dad was very accepting of my Bowie's music being blarred from my room at all hours as a teenager, considering he wasnt that into him either, my Dads also a bit Aussie red necky like my Sis and thinks hes a bit to feminine for his likes. (he liked to have a laugh at the laughing gnome though)
My mum would say every time I played Bowie (mum and dad lived apart) "oh, can you play that space man one, i love that song"....refering to Space Oddity, thats all she knew and liked...very cute...she was a streisand and chris de bugh fan!!...hmmmm

My g.f who I live with now didnt know or like him that much but I am educating her or should I say enlightening her, she does think Im obsessed though ( i think it bothers her a bit cause hes male and I love him...and I'm a lesbian)....after the concert however, she saw what i could see in the Man, she said she wuldnt say no either!........lol very funny...she is listening to him more now and is trying to understand his lyrics more as she didnt bother earlier, she also thinks hes very funny which wins her over everytime. she rolls her eyes though if im on the 5th bowie album for the day!.....hehehe

My dog and cats, well my dog loves it, dances with me when im grooving round the house and starts barking to the music!!...lol.....my dog wouldnt know life without Bowie...(she is ten now)

my cats just sleep...except one that loves music and comes in the room and meows.....hes so into sound, unless of course its too loud then their no were to be seen!

THAT IS NOT LOGICAL CAPTAIN!

ziggysgrl
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/20/04 08:13 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: spacie_oddity]  

I got into Bowie when I was 5, and grew up on Labyrinth. Ever since then I've been collecting his music/videos/merchandise. Sadly, nobody in my family likes him. My dad only likes China Girl *sigh*..and my mom doesn't mind if I play it in the car sometimes when she drives, but she'd never listen to him on her own. They both nag and say "He's too old!" ...whatever. I
m not going to bother discussing the "he's too old" subject, because everyone here on TW knows better. They have learned to cope with my obsession quite well, however, it's hard for them to avoid him when I play him everywhere. So they just sigh and nod a lot, shake their heads and walk away. My best friend used to think I'm weird that I listened to him, until just last year she's been listening to him quite a bit, so I'm happy.



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poorsoul
(acolyte)
03/20/04 10:21 PM
Small new [re: spacie_oddity]  

My fish used to dance to Young Americans. Unfortunately, Bowie's voice drives my monkey insane and I'm running out of tranquiliser darts.

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sherrah85
(grinning soul)
03/20/04 11:43 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My dad likes him but he gets annoyed if I listen to him too much. My mom used to like Bowie but now she doesn't and she claims it's my fault (but I know better, every once in a while I hear her singing "TVC15" to herself lol). My 16 year old sister hates him, but I think she might like certain songs. My other two sisters who are 10 and 7 like Labyrinth, but they think David Bowie looks like a girl, and can't understand why I like him (my 7 year old sister also likes Miracle Goodnight and the songs on Earthling, but she says she doesn't like it when Bowie starts singing :-/). Luckily all of my friends are just as obsessed as I am, so I can talk to them about him as much as I want.

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ZiggyMercury
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/21/04 00:40 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My parents dislike him, saying he's too "weird" and such. I get that reaction for a lot of things though. Good thing they don't know I'm gay.

My older brother (21) is convinced he's dead.

My younger brother (11) says it sucks just because he idolizes my older brother, but then I play it for him and he likes it. Especially I'm Afraid of Americans, which pisses my older brother a lot, because he's super-duper country listenin' conservative republican.

I don't particularly fit in with my family. That's okay.

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pablopicasso
(electric tomato)
03/21/04 00:48 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

None of my family liked Bowie, they were from a different generation, even my brother is about 15 years older than me, I got into bowie in 83 (not through let's dance though, I started from Hunky dory and did it for real). They had not choice but to hear him, when I bought my first couple of albums, it was like "oh you don't like HIM, do you?" Though my father did like the bowie and bing duet. I kept playing the records and they came to accept him in their world, my mother called her Dog Ziggy, a few years later my brother called another dog Bowie, but that was as far as their appreciation went. My father was more interested as he was more open to music, sadly though he died in 85, I think he would have liked the theatricality of the GST, he liked a big show.

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TheYoungDude
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/21/04 01:47 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: pablopicasso]  

My family doesn't really show an interest in him.

The sisters fell back and said "Don't that man look pretty!"

SoulLoveChild
(stardust savant)
03/21/04 06:28 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

Mum and Dad are well 'used' to Bowie. They've put up with him for more than 20 years. They had 2nd row seats to see him in 87 and they had the best night of their lives.

SoulLoveBrother has loved Bowie for a long time. (about 20 years too).

My biggest and latest conqueristation (is that a word?? it is now!) is the delectable Un-Bowie-fan SoulLoveHubby just being blown away by the Bowie at the Bowie Melbourne gig.... and believe me, for a Bowie chick in the front of a stadium with your husband unexpectedly going nuts holding you from behind while Bowie is 8 feet in front of you going off, life doesn't get any better!!

HA HA HA HA!!!


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diamondogz74
(stardust savant)
03/21/04 06:42 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My father when he was alive liked Bowie very much ( alas he died in 1987).

My mother likes his 1970s music,I can remember her playing Sorrow the single on our record player

Shes still very much alive and likes him and his looks.

My two sisters are quite an age apart,My older sister likes him and always jibes me calling me Mr Lawrence lol.

My younger sister admires him as a stalwart of the misic world.

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jareth13
(electric tomato)
03/21/04 09:36 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My eight-year-old sister and father (not eight-years-old himself, though) dislike him quite a bit, though in different intensities. Dad claims that he is "indifferent," whereas a dialogue between my sister and me goes a little somethin' like this:

Her: When are you going to be done putting up that poster so I can tell you something?
Me: My poster? Hey, you know what? Silly me, I've just forgotten whose face is on this poster. Do you remember his name?
Her: Ugh...
Me: What was that?
Her (mumbling under her breath, as if saying it will give her the plague): D-d-david Bowie.

My mom is convinced that she got me into Bowie, and I truly wish she had. Sadly, Labyrinth did the trick.

But then, why should I speak, since I know nothing.

Lady Androgyne.
(kook)
03/21/04 09:50 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

I saw the Reality Tour with my mom, and she thought Bowie was really cool.
She didn't like him before, she though he was like, a diva and that he didn't make any jokes... But she had wrong, and she admits it. She likes him now. But she keeps saying, "Seeing Bowie was really cool, but it was nooothing like Paul McCartney"....
My dad doesn't really care much, he think he got some OK songs, but he doesn't own any records.
My brothers father was a really big Bowie-fan, he's not alive anymore, though. It would have been interesting discussing Bowie with him...

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LadyGravedigger
(kook)
03/21/04 10:04 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My dad really doesn't have a taste in music, he'll listen to just anything, so I don't think he'd dislike Bowie, but I don't think he could appreciate him either... My mom on the other hand occationally likes him and occationally doesn't. For example he seems to really like The Buddha of Suburbia, but not much else really. But then, I think she's sort of stuck with the Beatles. She isn't a big fan, but the White Album seems to be the only popular music she can tolerate without any complaining! But she did actually really like the Low and Heroes symphonies by Philip Glass.

My boyfriend then... I think he likes Bowie. He went to the concert with me and enjoyed it, and also read a book about him (which he bought me for my birthday), and he's actually bought Black Tie White Noise and Tin Machine to himself. But he isn't as obsessed with him as I am, so I occationally manage to drive him crazy with some meaningles trivia about some song lyrics or stuff like that. I think that's the reason I come here. The only people who really understand are here

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ohramonaModerator
(stardust savant)
03/21/04 10:23 AM
Amazing genetics new [re: Max_M]  

My son is happy to be getting a ticket for the Reality Tour for his 13th birthday. I also got tickets for my sister, her husband, and their two children (only 3 and not yet 1!)! We start them early in my family. My mom is picky about which db songs she likes, but I guess I'd have to say everybody in my family likes him at least a bit.



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Tristan
(acolyte)
03/21/04 11:26 AM
Re: Amazing genetics new [re: ohramona]  

In reply to:

We start them early in my family.


And here I was expecting to read the words "we start them early down here in the south".

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FritzFassbender
(kook)
03/21/04 02:32 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My dad is a fan of pre-Young Americans Bowie music, but doesn't really care about the rest. But it was through the albums he owned that I first heard Bowie.

My mom only knows him as the China Girl guy, and I think she thinks he's a bit fruity, but she likes Modern Love.

My younger brother used to hate Bowie, but the more he learns of how Bowie influenced the modern bands he does like, the more he likes him, and now I think he's become a casual fan.



hangontoyourself
(kook)
03/21/04 04:40 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

they hate him, they're sick of him playing all day and all night - some people, no taste.

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SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
03/21/04 05:35 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My mother used to be a huge Ziggy fan in the 70's. She's not much into Dave's other stuff though, I think. My little brother is interesting, tho'. He loves two Bowie albums: Ziggy Stardust and Earthling, while he isn't too fond of the rest.

And then there's my significant other, who's a fan (if not as bad as me). Her father used to be a Ziggy fan, too (though in a decided non-bisexual non-glam way).

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poorsoul
(acolyte)
03/21/04 08:22 PM
Tragic new [re: Lady Androgyne.]  

In reply to:

"Seeing Bowie was really cool, but it was nooothing like Paul McCartney"



True, that.

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Cynara
(kook)
03/21/04 11:55 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My parents don't really like Bowie but, after 17 years of exposure, can kind of see what I see in him. I introduced my partner to Bowie and he really likes him but thankfully wasn't enough of a fan to put up a fight when we could only afford for one of us to go to the concert. Our two-year-old likes to listen to Bowie narrating "Peter and the Wolf" and has on occasion asked to watch the "Best of Bowie" DVD. He can recognise a picture of Bowie and can tell you that "David Bowie lives in New York".

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bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
03/22/04 01:53 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My Mom is 2 months older than Bowie and spent all her formative years around the London, UK area. She helped explain to me some of the obscure references in DB's early 60's hits. One example is Love You 'Til Tuesday is a parody on actress Wednesday Adams.

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droolsoverbowie
(grinning soul)
03/22/04 01:59 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My family likes him, except for my mum, because she seems to get mad every time I start talking about him!!

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droolsoverbowie
(grinning soul)
03/22/04 02:08 AM
Re: Small new [re: poorsoul]  

That reminds me, I named my fish Ziggy!!

FUNKIE MUNKIES ARE OK WITH ME

Myriada
(crash course raver)
03/22/04 02:19 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My dad doesn't think anything at all about him or any other musician. I think he is tone deaf. My mom once said that he admitted to only recognizing the national anthem because everyone would stand up. I've heard him sing a portion of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" in the car several times. It wasn't pretty.

My mom always supported my appreciation of Bowie and feigned an interest in the songs I would play for her and the movies with him in them that I would ask her to watch with me. The only problem is that she has the uncanny ability to act fascinated in something when she really couldn't care less. So, no, she humored me, but it didn't do anything for her personally.

My oldest brother (who lives in Australia) is a music and computer teacher, but I don't think he has any interest in Bowie. Every time I mention being a fan of David's in conversation, my brother has had no comment of any kind on the subject.

My sister, who is also a music teacher, once confided in me that she thought about having a crush on Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust era. Other than this, she shows no real interest in David or his music.

My next oldest brother liked Bowie's music during the early 70's, but was a bit put off by his bizarre style. He actually gave me an audio tape he had made of "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" long before I actually bought the album myself. He isn't familiar with his newer material, but he still respects the older stuff. He is also aware that Bowie has toned down his image quite a bit in recent years.

My 3rd brother enjoys a lot of classic music, including Bowie. He especially liked "Space Oddity" and its follow-up "Ashes to Ashes". I remember hearing him sing, "This is Major Tom to Ground Control -- I'm stepping through the door..." when I was quite young. Imagine my shock soon after I became a Bowie fan when I saw a clip of David singing those very same words! Other than a passing interest in certain songs, however, he isn't a Bowie fan either.

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Nature_Boy
(kook)
03/22/04 03:17 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

None of my family were into Bowie, or had any of his albums, so I had to discover him myself. I bought Best Of 1969/74 and was hooked. Since then:

Dad (60)- only music he is into is fifties stuff, so he not interested, but at same time doesn't really care about some of Bowie's "gayness". Nice one Pa!

Mum (55)- She puts up with and now likes and knows quite a lot of his songs, through me. Her favourite songs of his are: I'm Afraid Of Americans and Let's Dance and even asked me to record Heathen (the album) onto a tape for her! Nice one Ma!

Brother (29) - Has a good appreciation for music, so respects and appreciates Bowie's output, but doesn't actively like a lot of his stuff. Although he did come with me to the Riverside Cinema screening (he loved Hallo Spaceboy!), and is going with me to the Isle Of Wight festival to see him this year. Nice one bro!

Rest of family - My Nan told all her neighbours about me sending a tape off to Star In Their Eyes - saying i was gonna be on telly as Bowie. Ermm yeah right! Nice one Nan!

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poorsoul
(acolyte)
03/22/04 03:37 AM
Preservation new [re: Myriada]  

In reply to:

My dad doesn't think anything at all about him or any other musician. I think he is tone deaf. My mum once said that he admitted to only recognising the national anthem because everyone would stand up.



Is he actually incapable of identifying a melody or does he just not like music?

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diamondogz74
(stardust savant)
03/22/04 05:58 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Nature_Boy]  

Im most impressed that your mum likes "Im Afraid of Americans"

Smart mum you have there Nature_Boy.

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LByron
(mortal with potential)
03/22/04 07:11 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My parents do like him a lot. My mother says he's one of the most beautiful men she has ever seen.

Don't have any brothers or sisters and I don't think my grand parents know who he his.... Well another day my granny look at one of his photos (the he looks like Bacall) and said "who is the lovely girl" - hellas.....





diamondogz74
(stardust savant)
03/22/04 07:51 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: LByron]  

Lots of mums say that.

Something quite cosy and comforting about that view eh?.

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boguswoman
(crash course raver)
03/22/04 08:17 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My father, who will be 53 soon, is a blues musician, so, of course, he listens to a lot of blues. He's always liked classical rock music as well (actually, he couldn't live without it when he was younger), and new bands/ musicians who play classical style music. But new musicians only rarely can get his appreciation, because he thinks that no one can beat the classics and all good things have been pretty much done already (and, of course, he is right). He is conservative that way. As for Bowie, my parents actually told me who he was when I first watched Labyrinth as a child. My father really respects him and knows how influential he is, and likes the Bowie stuff I play quite often, but almost never listens to his CDs himself. And, I think, my father has never been able to completely understand his many images (he says that Bowie has too many faces).

As about my mother (who too will be 53 soon), she's always liked separate songs by Bowie (no, not Let's Dance or China Girl), but lately she's become a fan. She has listened to all my Bowie albums and she likes most of them- some of them more than others, though. By the way, she thinks that Outside is a brilliant album. Also, she's now been to Bowie concert (this tour's Berlin show), and was nothing short of ecstatic about it. She said that it was the greatest show she's ever been to (and she's been to quite many, including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Robert Plant (what a singer!) and so on). Actually, it was what made her the fan she is now. But it's not surprising that my mother likes David Bowie and even such album as Outside. After all, she was the one who got me into Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins and the likes.

My grand parents don't know who Bowie is. They have heard his name, but they always forget it. As funny as it is, my grandmother too once asked who the lovely girl in one of Bowie's Hunky Dory period photos was.

I don't have any brothers or sisters, or a boyfriend (at least, at the moment). My few friends have heard Bowie's name and approximately know who he is, but don't know much about his music.

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guiltpuppy
(kook)
03/22/04 09:39 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

Brother: One of the people who got me into Bowie, although I have since exceeded him as a fan (he still listens to other music.) Doesn't generally like much after 1980 (except Outside); finds his more recent albums too emotionless (whereas I think, if anything, they're a bit melodramatic)

Sister: Listens to crappy radio country and crappy radio pop. I'm willing to bet she'd like some of the 80s stuff though (China Girl, Modern Love would probably suit her tastes)...

Mother: Would probably like a lot of Bowie, though I've never gotten around to trying to play it for her... Might know a few songs (Under Pressure for her, she used to be pretty into Queen), but definitely doesn't know what she's missing.

Father: I secretly suspect he had a copy of Space Oddity when he was in college but has since forgotten about it... It seems like half the bands I listen to, he'll overhear and say "oh! I know that from college!", but if you'd asked him about it by name beforehand, he would have just shrugged.

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AngelicWhore
(mortal with potential)
03/22/04 12:44 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

I became obsessed with Bowie after I saw the movie Velvet Goldmine. I started with Ziggy Stardust and then went backwards in albums. Then my girlfriend at the time got me into his more current stuff. My mom thinks David is a sellout because "Changes" is on the Fidelity commercial, and doesn't understand why I'm obsessed with him, because she doesn't think he's that good of a singer or songwriter. We all know that she's wrong. My dad likes some of his songs especially "Ashes to Ashes". He loves to do stupid parodies of David's songs. He was cool enough to go to David's concert in L.A. in January. My dad kicks ass. My sister just thinks David has always had bad fashion sense. She doesn't even appreciate his music. All she can talk about when I bring him up is that he is old, his music is boring, and how many face lifts he's had. I've finally given up trying to convert my sister. I think I might try to slowly convert my dad.



CAwesome
(kook)
03/22/04 04:25 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

I only have one sister, who's... erm, well, I don't know what term I should use so I'll say handicapped and because of that, she can't fully appreciate David's music...

My mom likes David Bowie a little, I think. She likes Young Americans and Fame, but I think that's because she listens to old-timey Motown stuff on a Detroit radio station a lot. She also likes Lodger with the exception of Repetition, and I'm dragging her with me to see David twice.

My dad listened to Reality for a while and really likes New Killer Star and Bring Me The Disco King. He's only going to see David with me once.

My parents aren't that big on Bowie because he came around after they lost interest in music, I think.

My uncle and aunt give me Bowie stuff all the time, but I think that's because my aunt trades stuff on eBay for a living and not because they're fans.

And my dad's side of the family is pretty bad when it comes to Bowie. I was reading Bowie: An Illustrated Record and my grandpa walked in and he said "So what's this book about?" "Oh, I'm doing a project on David Bowie." "Oh.. yeah, I think I may have... heard... David Bowie... mentioned... a few times... before..." and then there was an uncomfortable silence and he left. But I can't say I blame him, Bowie came about when he was in his 40s, so naturally he'd think he was a pretty weird guy.

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petrusha
(grinning soul)
03/22/04 07:13 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

my brother was into Bowie. At first he didn't like him, but eventually i converted him and he became a hugh fan. Unfortunately he's no longer around. My parents don't quite appreciate my fandom, they never have and probably never will, but that doesn't bother me anymore.

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Myriada
(crash course raver)
03/23/04 01:42 PM
Re: Preservation new [re: poorsoul]  

In reply to:

Is he actually incapable of identifying a melody or does he just not like music?


Take your pick. It is a bit of both, I believe. He is one of those people who can't understand why anyone would actually buy albums since he sees no need to listen to a song again and again. He certainly had none of his own.

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LadyGravedigger
(kook)
03/25/04 12:27 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: boguswoman]  

In reply to:

My few friends have heard Bowie's name and approximately know who he is, but don't know much about his music.


Talking about friends... I just made this 80s Bowie collection for a friend of mine, who I know generally likes 80s music. The album included stuff like Ricochet and Magic Dance. Later she said, that it was really good, it was weird, but not too weird! So, I think I made the right choice by sticking to the eighties... I mean, if she thinks Ricochet is weird... Well, need I say more?

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white rabbit
(acolyte)
03/26/04 10:03 AM
mes grandparents new [re: Max_M]  

I recently emailed my grandpa in France with news that I finally bought my airline tickets to visit them this summer and mentioned the upcoming Bowie concert in KC I’ll be attending in May with my sisters (who are second-hand fans through me). His reply?

I won't comment on David Bowie, but I hope you three sisters have a lot of fun together; it should be a great outing. David Bowie has been featured recently in some sort of weird TV ads, but I don't really understand what he was advertising. I do know that he is an excellent businessman - $$$$$!!



My parents never really liked him – I think he was a bit too shocking for them at the time (they didn’t even have anything by The Doors in their musical collection ) but they were mostly tolerant of my obsessiveness.


I can't be late I got a date

maynard
(grinning soul)
03/26/04 02:16 PM
Re: mes grandparents new [re: white rabbit]  

Hey, that's funny. My dad always says Bowie is a great business man - even though he knows nothing else about the man (I left home in my late teens so my folks never got the full assault of my fandom).



jump93
(grinning soul)
03/26/04 05:46 PM
Re: mes grandparents new [re: maynard]  

i'm not sure what my parents think, but there seems to be a lot less americans who like him than us english!!

i've got outside in the car and they dont seem to mind to much, my auntie likes him a lot, she isnt out of touch either, she bought heathen :)

"Don't listen to the crowd, they say jump"
www.fivedaysofstatic.cjb.net


Thareth
(kook)
03/26/04 08:20 PM
Re: mes grandparents new [re: jump93]  

The majority of my family doesn't like him. But my grandma does and she took me to the concert in chicago for my birthday and my littlest sister whos three likes him. She loves labryrinth but she also likes me to just play him music and sing and dance along with it... she also likes Queen. She can pick up the words pretty fast for a three year old but the other day I got in trouble when we were watching one of my queen dvds and she repeated freddy saying fuck you all or something like that hehe.

Thareth

hRtsfLtyleSn56
(grinning soul)
03/26/04 08:37 PM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My parents and sister hate Bowie all the way. I love him!!! My room's motif is Bowie, it's all I listen to...and they are even taking me to one of his concerts. They think his music sucks, and he's super gay. I tell them they are and I don't care...whatever.

"you'd get less bruises if you didn't act like that" -DB



carsten
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/30/04 06:47 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

My parents think he did play very well in "Just a Gigolo"
(they were kids in the thirties, and like the film).

My wife is not as obsessed as I am, but adores him a lot.
We've been to concerts together, she listen to his records
(preferably the older stuff). We have this arrangement that
should she ever meet him anything that happens is ok.
[You figured - I'm more the giving type. 8^)]

My son (8) likes "Everyone says Hi" and "Afraid".
He and my older daughter (10) like "Labyrinth" a lot.
Seems however that she preferes John Cale's "E. is missing"
over Bowie.
Both will recognize Bowie on TV, and think the Vittel ad is funny.

My youngest (turning 2) likes to dance to "Little Wonder".

I have a nice family, I guess.

/Carsten






littlechinagirl
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/31/04 07:12 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: carsten]  

I don't know if this is weird, but my dad's fave artist has always been DB. "Weird" meaning we both love the same person so much . I never really paid much attention in the 17 years I lived with my dad to David, but almost as soon as I moved out, I became a Bowie nut.

What would Freudian say about that?!



poorsoul
(acolyte)
04/01/04 01:46 AM
Siggy new [re: littlechinagirl]  

You've failed to resolve your Oedipus complex, under which you actually hate your father, so instead you've inverted your hatred into an affectation expressed by your attraction to the same musician, who represents your projected sexual desires and anxieties.

°_°

Kristin Machina
(stardust savant)
04/01/04 02:25 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Max_M]  

Dad thinks Bowie is a 'strange dude', but he know who the Thin White Duke was. Being in Vietnam in the late 60's-early 70's, Dad kind of missed out on the culture of the time. It's hard to explain his own taste in music (there is a Rolling Stones and ELP album in his old collection), but recently he's been listening to Irish music on Sunday mornings on the Fordam college radio station!

Mom is more of a James Taylor/Rod Stewart fan--mostly what you hear on the 'lite' stations. I don't think she really knows who Bowie is, musically, until she heard "Heroes" played on the radio the months following 9/11.

My youngest brother hates Bowie's voice. The only time I got him to listen to Bowie was NIN's remix of "I'm Afraid of Americans." He's more into indie punk/ska. My other brother is into heavier stuff--System of a Down, AFI. Both were into Pink Floyd and Metallica at one point. Both are ex-Limp Bizkit fans. However, they get enough Bowie exposure at school, being art students. All three of us were dying to kill Avril Lavigne after the Grammys. Quotheth my little bro: "She is not punk! You can't be punk and not know who David Bowie is! Bowie invented punk!!!" They respect Bowie and have even bought me some of his CD's for X-mas presents (aww...).

The extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins), whenever I tell them I went to a Bowie concert, their reaction is mostly, "Oh, that's nice."

Sometimes I get some gentle ribbing for my fandom, but no serious teasing or ridicule, which is good.

So, no Bowie fans in my family. But maybe that's a good thing--makes me feel more like an individual.


Don't understand me, just love me

Daydreamer
(mortal with potential)
04/01/04 06:32 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? new [re: Kristin Machina]  

My little sister (16) thinks he is weird, but I think I have Labyrinth to blame for that, what with all the tight trousers and upclose crotch shots. She is also a classically trained chorister and doesn't listen to much contemporary music, although I've recently managed to persuade her to listen to some RHCP. I think she might quite like him if she could get past the glitter and unitards. Maybe I'll lend her Heathen or Reality or something.

My boyfriend and I took her to see him at Wembley with us last November and she had a good time, although she was quite tired and looked on the verge of bursting into tears the whole way through, but she assured me this had nothing to do with the gig.

My Mum doesn't mind my obsession in the slightest but I think I can safely say she doesn't have any inclination towards Bowie at all. She is a Beatles/ABBA/Steeleye Span/Fairport Convention/generic folk rock listener.

My Dad likes the Beatles, the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Elton John and stuff like that, but both my parents are big on classical music. I've started talking to him about Bowie a lot more recently (in an attempt to convince him that I like Bowie for more than his amazing eye make up in Labyrinth) but our conversations are usually geared around the superiority sound quality of vinyl; after I bought a load of Bowie and Beatles LPs at uni.

My boyfriend is even more obsessed than I am and texts me random lyrics all the time. I get most of the references but not all. I owned about 6 albums before I went to uni, I have since bought about 7 others on vinyl, which I can listen to now because I'm at home with a turntable. I was also given ripped off copies of about 13 albums but I haven't managed to listen to them all yet.

Most of my friends think I'm just obsessed with Bowie as Jareth which is a little annoying because although seeing him in Labyrinth began my obsession, I absolutely love the music as well, and am having a hard time convincing them of this.

You should make amends with you, if only for better health, and if you really want to live, why not try and make yourself?

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
04/01/04 06:33 AM
Re: What do your family think of Bowie? [re: Kristin Machina]  

In reply to:

Bowie invented punk!!!




I'm the face of love
And this love burns cold




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