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I'm glad that Bowie has withdrawn from the spotlight

December 21 2011 at 10:41 AM
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Tom  (Login trysomebuysome)
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I'm gonna say it! I am glad that he has withdrawn from the spotlight. It doesn't bother me that he is not engaging with the fans. In this age of Twitter and Facebook it can only be good as far as I'm concerned. When you look at Paul McCartney and his desperate desire to be liked and loved by one and all, you can only admire Bowie for being aloof. He's enjoying family life and looking after himself and he shouldn't have to engage and explain himself to anybody, including us, if he doesn't want to. Like Bob Dylan he does it his way and I admire him for it!

 
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aladdinsane
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December 21 2011, 10:43 AM 

totally agree with you it's just bowienet thats boring me.

 
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December 21 2011, 10:52 AM 

what tom said

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December 21 2011, 11:11 AM 

of course, i would prefer he makes music - i know he will record only if he still makes good music he is not a Beatles or a Stone !


 
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December 21 2011, 11:30 AM 

Good music is only subjective , people who make music usually think its good ?

I dont know why people have a go at the Beatles or Stones ,after all they are musicians ,they aren't Take That ,the Stones in particular dont seem to depend on Tv or newspapers to hype their brand , its like hey we're touring and thats it ?

 
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December 21 2011, 11:41 AM 

About The Stones, i think they are ok when they are touring with their classics but when i see thahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTF7T1Nw5OU i think money and not music ! Ridiculous ! though i like Mick, he is nice & clever and less ridiculous than Keith - this one has no brain.


    
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December 21 2011, 11:56 AM 

I think in the world of rock and pop you have to know when to stop. The Stones are threatening to tour next year and the thought of Mick Jagger shaking his bony 70 year old arse to Jumpin' Jack Flash is making me feel ill as I write this! I like to think that Bowie has decided it's time to stop and preserve his dignity. I would like some new music from him but I really think that he's done with it all and we should just accept that.

 
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December 21 2011, 12:05 PM 

Absolutely not agree with you. Dancing and singing has nothing to do with age.

I saw Iggy this summer, he was not ridiculous. Bowie would know how to dance and to sing without being ridiculous and Jagger is not ridiculous for dancing and singing but because of the bad quality of this new band, Superheavy. Mick is absolutely not ridiculous when he is dancing.

In clubs and in raves (in the 90's) i saw old people, who were dancing. They were not ridiculous, all is in the manner of doing. And in clubs i still meet people who are at the same age than DB or Mick, they are cool !


    
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December 21 2011, 12:10 PM 

I totally agree about Bowie ,I couldnt give a toss if he carries on or stops dead !

I disagree about Jagger ,his body is in awesome shape ,both him and Iggy have I M O got the sinewy type of body that is basically built for speed and action ala Bruce Lee in reality its not their bodies that look bad it's their faces happy.gif but hey everyone ends up like that unless they die ?

Musically though its hard for anyone to make consitently good music for an eternity ,there are exceptions Tom Waits springs to mind ,though he's not pandering to any level of commercialism , plus its an aquired taste ?

 
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December 21 2011, 12:34 PM 

The way I see it nobody wants to accept the aging process, and it's not just rock stars but society in general. I really think the likes of Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger should just grow up! Their attitude seems to be that if they feel like 25 then they should be allowed to act like a 25 year old, which is embarrassing. What's wrong with acting your age and accepting that a certain part of your life is over and saying to yourself "it's time to stop and move on" Bowie has probably done that having been forced to face up to his mortality.

 
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December 21 2011, 12:21 PM 

I totally agree with what Tom says...Bowie's always been ahead of the game and he's played a blinder with remaining silent = 5 point post Tom

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December 21 2011, 2:17 PM 

Good post Tom and I wholeheartedly agree happy.gif

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December 21 2011, 2:42 PM 

I can see perfectly what you mean Tom ,and you are right ,but what if for some reason Bowie decided to release a record ,and not just a record but a great record that ranks along side his great 70s records ? then we'd have to change our tact a little ,and say oh perhaps its a good idea Bowie didnt walk away happy.gif !

I still thing his health scare stopped him dead in his tracks ,and thats the real reason we dont hear anything anymore ,had it not been for that we'd have had at least another four or five records to date ,I'm absolutely certain in my mind of that ! from 95 to 2004 his output and live appearances was quite something !

I wouldnt mind betting he'd secretly like to be working now if his health would allow him ,but alas its probably not worth the risk !but having not worked its made him seem a little cool i.e. the first big name rock star to walk away from it all ?


 
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December 21 2011, 2:54 PM 

Well I will say it too. For a life long fan of 38 years I am not 'glad' but feel rather deflated.

Totally respect and admire him and still adore his music..........

Even if he has opted for a low profile (which I could fully understand).....it would also respectful of him to communicate something to his fan-base.......some new music would be even better.......

 
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December 21 2011, 3:00 PM 

there is no age to have fun !

I don't see Jagger, Iggy or others rock people (example: my friends from the same rock generation than Jagger or Bowie) dancing the waltz at some senior party ! Then they would be ridiculous but they are not on the stage or dancing techno with me.

You don't go out enough i guess, you seem old and conformist. Age is not only a body matter but it's a state of mind too. I am 41 years old, i have friends from all generations, i feel closed to youth, but i don't feel fine with people of my age who are old in their mind, who are only speaking about children, garden and work.

Almost all my friends are djs and most of them are 40 years old or more, we knew raves and the beginning of electronic musics, we are born in the 60's or in the 70's. Some of them are 50, sometimes 60, and they are still gigging, the most famous of them everywhere in the world, all the night long ! It's good ! It's life !

When you don't try to look younger you are not ridiculous and all is possible !



    
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December 21 2011, 3:04 PM 

It is a state of mind...

Bowie has grown older but always remained effortlessly cool and stylish ( well maybe with the odd photographic lapse).

But he has taught us all a valuable lesson ......!

 
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December 21 2011, 3:05 PM 



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December 21 2011, 3:06 PM 

OMG

 
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December 21 2011, 3:10 PM 

You'd think the BBC would have had the decency to have wiped this LOL! wink.gif

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December 21 2011, 3:15 PM 

WOW!!!

 
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