In reply to:
Oh my goodness! I'm very glad to see you. You've been sorely missed, you know
Thank you. I've missed me too. But, seriously, I have also missed Starlite, but I've visited TW from time to time, so it's not like I've been dead and now returned to life, even if it would have been cool if that had been the case.
In reply to:
I'm not as convinced as everyone else seems to be that new Bowie albums engender a revival of interesting conversation
Well, I didn't mean that I think the actual Bowie conversations are that interesting. What I wanted to say is that I think, since this is a David Bowie discussion board, David Bowie will always be the number one thing that makes people come here. Sure, a lot of people here today don't even listen to Bowie anymore, and still they're here, so they're obviously coming here for other reasons beyond Bowie, but they're not as happy today as they once were, when they were into Bowie. In the beginning, Bowie was what drove all of us here, and always will be the one thing (or man, rather) that will drive future posters to the Conversation Piece.
If Bowie releases an album we all love, I mean really love, like we once loved Diamond Dogs or Outside, everybody will be much happier and open to discussion. The happiness and the well-being of the Bowie fans will generate discussions, debates, dialogues, stories, etc. - everything that this board once had.
You can compare TW to an ancient civilization. Only the civilizations that did well, where the people had food and good places to live, would develop high, rich cultures. The rise of a culture, the development of the intellectual and the artistic, literature, art, music, stuff like that, is dependent on well-being. So if TW is happy, that is, if the inhabitants are feeling well, and are not starving (in other words: if they are fed with new, great Bowie news/albums/tours), TW culture (in the shape of discussions and debates in the Coffe Shop, or artistic expressions in the Artiste forum, for example) will rise and flourish.
edit: Pablo, yeah, I still don't see why Evan doesn't allow Adam (or somebody else, like yourself, for example) to update the home page.
GFried: What aspect of your personallity do you think makes you post at a David Bowie message board?
Dara: For me it's pretty much an interest in David Bowie.
Edited by eraserhead on 09/24/05 06:21 AM (server time).