Anticipate David Bowie's BLACKSTAR

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Lazerus still gives me chills every time.

chap, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's all about those drums on 'Sue'

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

This secretly might've turned out to be my aoty of '17. About two years on the day of its release now, after Bowie dying soon after, it was this moloch I mostly avoided, in 2016. I dipped my toes in it, sure, but it wasn't until that I felt comfortable to really dive in, trod down the many dark alleys and stumble through the many dream/nightmare scenes hidden within. It's absurdly beautiful and brilliant.

And the 'New Career' harmonica part in 'I Can't Give Everything Away' gets to me every fucking time.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:29 (four months ago) Permalink

When we heard it, those few days before he passed, my girlfriend said after "I Can't Give Everything Away" that she felt like it was a farewell message, a departure. She called it.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:45 (four months ago) Permalink

As austere and coldly beautiful as a late Stevens poem, this album. I listened it to last week driving home from work.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:49 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah I need to return to this

gbx, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:50 (four months ago) Permalink

love this lyric

"I know something's very wrong
The pulse returns the prodigal sons
The blackout hearts, the flowered news
With skull designs upon my shoes"

commmunicates the awareness of his own impending death so well it's heartbreaking

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:57 (four months ago) Permalink

As austere and coldly beautiful as a late Stevens poem, this album. I listened it to last week driving home from work.

― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:49 AM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's as beautiful as it is true, re Stevens. I need to spin this in the car, at night, too.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 01:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Listening for the first time in a while now. Still so chilling and awe-inspiring. The final WOO!'s in Tis a Pity. Can't make it thru Lazarus.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 04:54 (four months ago) Permalink

"lazarus" is fucking haunted, song and video

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:43 (four months ago) Permalink

every time Bowie comes in with that baritone guitar, especially in the last minute (GA-RUNG) -- it's like bells in a churchyard.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:45 (four months ago) Permalink

Listened to it yesterday, and it more than hold up. I love how the horns are like a distorted version of the Let's Dance ones.

... (Eazy), Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:54 (four months ago) Permalink

...yeah I dunno about this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ss3sk

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:31 (four months ago) Permalink

he's not a film star

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:39 (four months ago) Permalink

that

sounds

awful

pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:32 (four months ago) Permalink

xp of course not, he's a black star

sleeve, Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:34 (four months ago) Permalink

waht

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Culshaw's a reasonable mimic but idk if he's an actor

MaresNest, Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:51 (four months ago) Permalink

xp failed pun, sorry

sleeve, Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:30 (four months ago) Permalink

We got it. Well, I did.

Mark G, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:13 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

OK I’m flagging you for sharing that

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 02:19 (three months ago) Permalink

i had a premonition you would

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 02:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Garson's an interesting guy but...yeah.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:09 (three months ago) Permalink

In the Jones oral bio, Garson's attitude is, "Well, I never did drugs, ever, and...well, David didn't call me for years. Then he acted weird when I'd say something."

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm not one for tributes or covers etc, but this (Dutch, soz) sounds promising: a live tribute and reinterpretation of Blackstar at the Holland Festival, with vocals by Laetitia Sadier, Anna Calvi and Anja Plaschg (Soap&Skin). The newly arranged music will be performed by stargaze, a classical ensemble that I only know because they performed with Owen Pallett at Berghain some years ago.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:36 (three months ago) Permalink

with vocals by Laetitia Sadier,

!!!

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:47 (three months ago) Permalink

I know right?!

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:55 (three months ago) Permalink


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