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White Prism
(crash course raver)
08/12/04 03:00 PM
Pretty persuasion [re: hangontoyourself]  

If (like Glitter and King) there were paedophilia charges made against him, I can quite easily imagine disowning him publically. The hassle of persauding others with the 'But he made good music!' argument and the persecution that would entail would probably not be worth it. So I guess I might occasionally spin Low on the quiet.

A far more likely scenario is that I become disinterested in Bowie's music and never play him anymore. I think about a year ago I went through a six month period where I probably played less than a dozen songs, though recently I've been listening to full albums again. Not sure whether that counts as 'abandoning' or simply putting him aside.

In reply to:

(WBB) One of the many things I love about Bowie is that he never got overtly political ... But mainly he's stuck to the "I'm an artist" mantra and avoided preaching.


I agree there are many more political musicians than Bowie, but artists are allowed to preach, aren't they?

In reply to:

(Dara) For me, Bowie the person is totally divorced from Bowie the artist. He doesn't have to be a nice person (though happily he seems to be): he just has to make great music.


I'm sure many people say that (and I'll believe you if it means I don't get labelled a 'little girl' again), though I think it's difficult to separate an artist's work from their celebrity. I know this is a fan site and is prone to attract people who are overly-enthustiastic (I'm gonna quote one in a minute), but it's hard to imagine that the person who writes the albums is an entirely separate being from the family man. Perhaps this is a little contrived, but if they were separate we would have sites devoted entirely to Bowie's music and sites dedicated to his status as a family man, possibily with some cross-over concerning dates of album releases and issues surrounding his health.

Or to put it another way, would Bowie have the same fanbase (including Dara) . . .
- if he was openly gay
- if he made (more) Nazi-sympathetic remarks
- if he murdered baby puppies or ripped the head off birds
- if he now looked like Keith Richards (arrrrrrghhhhhh! )

Actually, I promised to quote laby's_crotch_lady or whoever, and she doesn't seem to fit in now, but I'm going to quote her anyway (this was gbot's sig for a while):

I don't know about you guys, but I think David Bowie is the cutest!!!! He's so charming and just some of the stuff he says, his smile, and the expressions he makes are just so cute!!!

No never, no never no more
will I trust the elves of Dunsimore



 
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Subject  Posted byPosted on
*Leaving Bowie  hangontoyourself08/12/04 05:22 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  Claude08/18/04 03:37 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  schizophrenic08/13/04 08:13 PM
.*Blew, blew, lectric blew.  diamondogz7408/15/04 07:45 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  CharlieManson08/13/04 02:44 PM
.*Lowing  poorsoul08/14/04 01:26 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  bowiefanpeter08/13/04 04:32 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  carsten08/13/04 09:41 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  Tin08/13/04 02:51 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  SoulLoveChild08/13/04 10:15 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  Tin08/13/04 04:44 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  bowiefanpeter08/12/04 08:15 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  SoulLoveChild08/12/04 08:51 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  bowiefanpeter08/12/04 10:05 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  jump9308/12/04 08:34 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  Persilot08/13/04 11:28 AM
.*12 years old, mate  Pythonis08/17/04 01:22 AM
.*Zynaps  poorsoul08/14/04 01:21 AM
.*Pall mall  Starlite08/17/04 07:06 PM
.*Admission  poorsoul08/18/04 05:17 AM
.*Re: Admission  Starlite08/18/04 05:32 PM
.*Re: Admission  SysiyoModerator08/19/04 04:48 AM
.*Re: Admission  Starlite08/19/04 11:22 AM
.*Arrogance  NomDePlume08/18/04 06:22 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  hangontoyourself08/13/04 01:49 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  bowiefanpeter08/12/04 10:10 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  SoulLoveChild08/12/04 10:22 PM
.*Lord what a question ?  diamondogz7408/12/04 03:21 PM
..Pretty persuasion  White Prism08/12/04 03:00 PM
.*Supporter or fan?  Dara08/13/04 06:05 AM
.*A loveable asshole?  White Prism08/13/04 01:36 PM
.*would you respect me if you knew I shagged sheep?  JonnyManic08/17/04 10:48 PM
.*Lemme guess, you fucked my mom too  White Prism08/18/04 01:17 PM
.*no outer peace without inner peace. man  JonnyManic08/24/04 05:06 PM
.*Wagner.  diamondogz7408/18/04 06:36 AM
.*Re: Wagner.  RabbitFighter08/18/04 06:50 AM
.*dolty  JonnyManic08/18/04 12:03 PM
.*Re: dolty  The_Omen08/21/04 07:18 PM
.*Standards.  diamondogz7408/18/04 07:52 AM
.*Re: Standards.  RabbitFighter08/18/04 09:01 AM
.*Re: A loveable asshole?  Dara08/17/04 09:02 AM
.*Re: Supporter or fan?  BigFatDog08/13/04 07:49 AM
.*Re: Supporter or fan?  Dara08/13/04 08:14 AM
.*strangers when we meet  krettis08/13/04 04:09 AM
.*Water off a duck's back  pablopicasso08/12/04 03:38 PM
.*Head off a dove's body  White Prism08/12/04 04:10 PM
.*Re: Head off a dove's body  schizophrenic08/12/04 05:17 PM
.*Re: Head off a dove's body  HopFrog08/12/04 05:23 PM
.*Re: Head off a dove's body  zigbot08/12/04 07:39 PM
.*Re: Water off a duck's back  RabbitFighter08/12/04 03:55 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  wannabebowie08/12/04 11:50 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  SysiyoModerator08/12/04 11:29 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  zigbot08/12/04 12:55 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  SysiyoModerator08/12/04 02:29 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  SoulLoveChild08/12/04 08:42 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  Persilot08/12/04 09:11 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  LadyGravedigger08/12/04 12:16 PM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  hangontoyourself08/12/04 11:21 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  Dara08/12/04 08:36 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  RabbitFighter08/12/04 08:19 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  pablopicasso08/12/04 08:28 AM
.*Re: Leaving Bowie  pablopicasso08/12/04 06:25 AM
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