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CloverThePoet
(kook)
02/12/05 06:11 PM
Your Ultimate Intervention new  

We as dedicated bowie fans sometimes FEEL that we are the odd ones out. But we KNOW that we are fans of the rarest type of talent. Ya know, those folks that make funny faces and joke when hearing the name David Bowie. If only they could hear what we want them the hear. What 3 cuts would produce an immediate conversion? A musical awakening to the genius that is Bowie.

To induce an awakening, Clover would have them hear:

Pallas Athena
AshesToAshes
Stay

In their secret fearful places they see their lives
Unravelling before them.

Claude
(big brother)
02/12/05 06:19 PM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention new [re: CloverThePoet]  

In reply to:

What 3 cuts would produce an immediate conversion?


3 cuts only???

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Claude




icarusboy
(kook)
02/12/05 06:26 PM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention new [re: CloverThePoet]  

Good question...

I 'spose it really depends on who is going to listen. When i'm having a party or have friends round, I often stick a sneaky Bowie tune on to gauge the reaction....

1. Quicksand has often made people think of Bowie in a different way - not just a weird bisexual freak singing about spacemen.

2. I'm Afraid of Americans - some people have been shocked that this is Bowie when I've plaed it.

3. A lot of stuff off Earthling. A lot of people know that bowie 'did' drum & bass, but many are actally shocked by how good it is.

4. Some of the tracks off Heathen and Reality has also provoked some positive reactions from people who say they don't like Bowie....or maybe they're just being to polite for my sake?!?

5. Outside has caused some interesting discussions too...

There is so much Bowie has done, in so many different styles/genres that I'm sure there is something for everyone.

iccy


"God thinks he's all that and a bag of chips."- David Bowie

CloverThePoet
(kook)
02/12/05 06:27 PM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention new [re: Claude]  

Yes only 3 cuts. Their attention span will tire when it comes to Bowie. the're fearful.

In their secret fearful places they see their lives
Unravelling before them.

Claude
(big brother)
02/12/05 07:19 PM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention new [re: CloverThePoet]  

Life on Mars?
Aladdin Sane
Sweet Thing


___________________
Claude




blacktropic84
(crash course raver)
02/12/05 07:30 PM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention new [re: CloverThePoet]  

I REALLY doubt that Pallas Athena and Stay are going to attract ANYONE to Bowie.

Try;

Suffragette City
Rebel Rebel
Cracked Actor

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BlackTropic84
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CloverThePoet
(kook)
02/12/05 07:34 PM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention new [re: blacktropic84]  

BT84, now you know that's a cultural issue. First of all, I was most attracted to Bowie with Stay from S2S. That clinched my fandom forever. The three you picked, although classic as they are, are old, clanky and rinkydink. They are out-n-out dated Bowie.

In their secret fearful places they see their lives
Unravelling before them.

Claude
(big brother)
02/12/05 07:47 PM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention new [re: blacktropic84]  

In reply to:

Stay


It's a wonderful song!

___________________
Claude




guiltpuppy
(kook)
02/12/05 10:10 PM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention new [re: icarusboy]  

You know, I was trying to think of a good set of songs to do this, and considering some posts, when I got stuck on this line:

In reply to:

think of Bowie in a different way - not just a weird bisexual freak singing about spacemen.



...and it occurred to me, you know, if "weird bisexual freak singing about spacemen" isn't your bag, then you're just never going to be a big Bowie fan. I mean, that's hardly the whole Bowie, but it's still pretty essential -- I don't know of anyone who calls themselves a fan in spite of the bisexual spacemen stuff. Correct me if I'm wrong.

With that in mind:

Space Oddity
Ashes to Ashes
Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix)

Three drastically different songs, with the whole Major Tom thing to tie them together. Plus a clear bisexual reference in the last one! But all good songs -- if they get scared off, it's 'cause they're hopeless, otherwise, you win and will collect your reward in the afterlife.

The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had.

pablopicasso
(acolyte)
02/13/05 03:52 AM
Re: Your Ultimate Intervention [re: guiltpuppy]  

Before I became a fan it was the 'Space' songs I liked eg
Space oddity
Starman
Life on mars (ok, I didn't get it back then I was young )

A friend of mine started playing them songs and then we went on from there (this was back in 83) and as he went on there wasn't a song I disliked, and my interest in Bowie begun.

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