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to_dizzy
(cracked actor)
03/11/08 01:14 PM
Dealing with Bowie at the end of his career  

Like many of you, I have been excited by Bowie's current releases, tours, and movies. I remember walking along a storefront in Queens where a full Diamond Dogs poster was displayed. I watched a middle-aged lady stop and stare at it. However, now things are winding to an end.

Bowie has been quoted that he likes to stay at home and watch movies. His last attempt at a song, "She Can Do That," was a dismal failure. Compare that song to a Young Americans or a Golden Years.

How do you deal with it now that Bowie is not a golden boy, but an older looking gentleman who no longer takes pleasure in songwriting?



candidate0
(electric tomato)
03/11/08 05:14 PM
Re: Dealing with Bowie at the end of his career new [re: to_dizzy]  

How old are you, from your posts i guessed at about 15 but now you say you were walking down a street during Diamond Dogs you must be an old man too.
Yet you post these silly things.



Remade/Remodeled
(acolyte)
03/11/08 08:17 PM
... and to one lucky lady new [re: candidate0]  

The diz is everything to everyone.

Je est un autre

RabbitFighter
(incestuous and vain)
03/11/08 11:21 PM
Re: Dealing with Bowie at the end of his career new [re: candidate0]  

Simply put: Diz is rock 'n roll. One that probably owns several RealDolls but still...

I don't get along with myself
And I'm not too keen on anyone else



Adam
(cricket menace)
03/12/08 02:11 AM
Re: Dealing with Bowie at the end of his career new [re: to_dizzy]  

I was going to liken it to appreciating John Lennon - but then there's the frustration of Bowie being alive and doing nothing. Maybe it's more like appreciating Cat Stevens......or Lennon during his retirement phase.

In retrospect, it seems like Bowie spent the latter part of his career correcting the crimes of the 1980s. First through restless experimentation, then by achieving two back to back albums of critical acclaim and moderate sales. When the latter was achieved, Bowie's purpose was fulfilled.

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ADAM VS BOWIE MASH UP PROJECT - | - BOWIE DOWNUNDER

infidel
(crash course raver)
03/12/08 12:33 PM
What could have been. new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

...but then there's the frustration of Bowie being alive and doing nothing. Maybe it's more like appreciating Cat Stevens......or Lennon during his retirement phase.


Forget Cat (yusuf islam) Stevens ! Take note of Rod Stewart !

Just like Bowie Rod Stewart's career also went into a relative slump, and his albums between Tonight I'm Yours (1981) and
Out of Order (1988), received harsh criticism from many critics.

Both Bowie and Stewart had their last No. 1 single back in 1983. (Let's Dance and Baby Jane).

However .... in recent years Stewart has concentrated on singing 1930s and 1940s pop standards from the "Great American Songbook" with great popular and critical success. These albums have seen Stewart enjoy album sales equal to the 1970s.

Bowie should be doing something similar ... maybe a "Great English Songbook" or a "Great Finnish Songbook" !

Just record something dammit !!!


Edited by infidel on 03/13/08 09:23 AM (server time).



kalamazoo
(kook)
03/13/08 12:12 PM
Re: Dealing with Bowie at the end of his career new [re: to_dizzy]  

Oh stop it will you!!!
He will release something this year.
P.



RabbitFighter
(incestuous and vain)
03/13/08 01:20 PM
Re: Dealing with Bowie at the end of his career new [re: kalamazoo]  

Yeah. If we're really lucky, he'll utter a few shalalalas on someone else's album.

I don't get along with myself
And I'm not too keen on anyone else



NoGame
(acolyte)
03/19/08 05:40 PM
The End of an Era new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

In retrospect, it seems like Bowie spent the latter part of his career correcting the crimes of the 1980s. First through restless experimentation, then by achieving two back to back albums of critical acclaim and moderate sales. When the latter was achieved, Bowie's purpose was fulfilled.


I totally agree Adam. What fun we had with Bowie in de era 1994-2004, which resulted in some interesting work. It certainly gave us enough to talk about here on TW in rougly that same time frame.

I think I will be quite satisfied knowing that the final tones of Bring Me The Disco King were the last David Bowie ever put to record bearing his own name.

NoGame
I see your thing alright.

emptysmellmetal
(grinning soul)
03/20/08 02:31 PM
Re: Dealing with Bowie at the end of his career new [re: to_dizzy]  

I, too, always consider the last song on any album
to possibly be his last. I could have easily lived
with "The Dreamers", "Heathen", or "Bring Me the
Disco King."

Bowie has every right to "cash in" all his musical
accomplishments for a stable, loving personal life
for a while. His string of albums from BTWN to
Reality is astonishing, incorporating funk, soul, disco,
industrial, spoken word, pop, techno and good ol'
"classic rock".





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