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he got a little bored with Bowie.
I think it's quite normal. Sometimes you just quit with the one thing to pick up another. I move in circles personally. First there's Bowie, then I get bored and move to Queen, leading to madly looking to James Bond movies and an occassional Superman flick. Then I try to get a girl, fail again, and go back to listening to good ol' Bowie.
I'd like to break that circle...
BTW, do you think Bowie cares for a birthday card from a bunch of TWers?
Shaken, not stirred?