Blackstar: The Shrine to David Bowie

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Blackstar: The Shrine to David Bowie

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tammikuu 13, 2016, 11:34 am

David Bowie is gone, but he never really left. Alien, androgynous, rock chameleon, and pop culture icon: Bowie contains multitudes. He was in everything from Jim Henson's Labyrinth to Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ

The AV Club details how David Bowie became "Bowie the rock god" in his pivotal album, The Man Who Sold The World:

Time to watch Velvet Goldmine again.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 13, 2016, 12:08 pm

The Quietus has several articles on Bowie's legacy, I've only read this one and found it better than most others clogging up the interwebs these days.

tammikuu 13, 2016, 3:13 pm has some particularly good articles, including their 7-part series Bowieology:

And the related Bolanomics, about Marc Bolan, not Roberto Bolano:

tammikuu 16, 2016, 6:18 pm

My favorite Bowie films are The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Hunger. His new play "Lazarus" is said to be a sort of sequel to "The Man Who Fell to Earth". I can't help wondering if he was familiar with Leonid Andreyev's story of the same name.

I ran across this memorable quote in an old Rolling Stone interview with Mr. Bowie(Jones):

"Religion is for people who believe in Hell. Spirituality is for people who have been there."

tammikuu 23, 2016, 12:02 pm

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 23, 2016, 5:00 pm

Odd to be without him, without the potential of him. Even when I was put off by some of his 80s releases, he was always there, as he always had been, from my earliest years - part of an ambient, essential personal soundtrack.

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