KhamanV: Well, that was farking bizarre.And yes, in the last two minutes it begins to resemble a montage of the weirder sex scenes in 'The Man Who Fell To Earth.' Being that you can see Newton on the magazine cover at the beginning of the video, that looks deliberate.Glad he's back.
Mikey1969: KhamanV: Well, that was farking bizarre.And yes, in the last two minutes it begins to resemble a montage of the weirder sex scenes in 'The Man Who Fell To Earth.' Being that you can see Newton on the magazine cover at the beginning of the video, that looks deliberate.Glad he's back.Wow, that was cool... I like it.Also like the inside joke of having a woman basically play Bowie...
The One True TheDavid: He should have retired from music after Scary Monsters and from acting after The Hunger.
Nabb1: The One True TheDavid: He should have retired from music after Scary Monsters and from acting after The Hunger.I liked him as Pontius Pilate in "The Last Temptation of Christ." And as Nikolai Tesla in "The Prestige."
LrdPhoenix: I'm surprised that as the rock stars from the 60s and 70s have gotten older and older that there haven't been more songs about how they're trying to get on with normal lives while being haunted by the allure of their past rock star lifestyle.
Austinoftx: Can someone give me the key to understanding what makes Bowie such a spiritual experience for his fans? I respect him, and quite like a small handful of his new and old songs, but most of his music is absolute meh to me. It would be a pity if Bowie was just one of those things that either does or doesn't click. I blank out trying to get into him. I haven't the slightest idea of what inspires him to put words to music. I'm a fan of a lot of other obscure and bizarre artists. I totally get that there is special meaning in his inflection and stage performances, but while it doesn't feel insincere, it does feel both random and mundane. And I don't think my life without drugs explains it, since a lot of music I do like is big with the junkies. Bowie's whole scene, and his fans, all vibe to me like something made-up for an old movie. Like an androgynous Spinal Tap.
Austinoftx: Heron: Alienation is another big theme in his music and stage-act. The idea of being an alien, or someone out of their proper time, or the undead, or just someone who clearly does not fit in the society they're living in features in a lot of his stuff, so people who share that feeling of being a square peg in the land of round holes are drawn to him for that. Then there's just pure aesthetics; Bowie helped make glam-rock, he kept it growing, and he got out of it before it got lame and stale in the mid 80s transition to hair bands (twisted sister, ect). Some people just like that look, and the sound, and his lyrics.Hey, thanks for replying; It's not that I have trouble getting my head around the androgyny and alien POV. Those things are pretty up-front there. They just don't bring me any flashes of insight. And it's hard to believe that Bowie's brand of alienation and longing is so unique that teenage me didn't feel some familiar chords. Sadly, all I seem to get out of Bowie is a few catchy, sweetly sad tunes that got radio play. It wouldn't bug me so much if Bowie was a mostly forgotten weirdo with an exclusive following like Jobriath, but Bowie still has millions and millions of devoted fans. I feel like a dog watching television, you know? Getting nothing out of the images and sounds but suspicious that there's a whole lot of something there I'm just not getting. I feel like the alien. Is that it? Is that what the magnificent bastard is trying to provoke? LOL.
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