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David Bowie releases new single on his 66th birthday - Where Are We Now?
Youtube ^ | 01.08.13

Posted on 01/08/2013 1:33:22 PM PST by Perdogg

Kind of weird video, but the song has a 70s retro sound.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: happybirthday

1 posted on 01/08/2013 1:33:29 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Elvis would have been 78 today...

but Elvis has left the building...


2 posted on 01/08/2013 1:37:28 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Nixon would have been 100 tomorrow.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 1:39:03 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg
For those of us that came of age in the 80's some things will make you feel old:

Toni Basil of "Hey Mickey" fame turns 70 later this year...

Peter Gabriel now looks like Jesse Ventura...


4 posted on 01/08/2013 1:41:33 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Perdogg

Weird.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 1:41:56 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Perdogg
Nixon would have been 100 tomorrow.

Trivia: Back home in California, Nixon was known as "Ziggy Stardust."

6 posted on 01/08/2013 1:41:59 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Perdogg
I liked it. David didn't age well.

Who was the chick?

7 posted on 01/08/2013 1:42:24 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Perdogg

Yea. Weird, to say the least. Music is good though.

But, that said, the guy has had an incredible career. I’ve followed his music since Ziggy. He has put out some incredible music. And, he’s not a bad actor either.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 1:46:50 PM PST by mark3681
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To: FatherofFive

I tried to watch the video.

Really, I did.

I gave up half way through.

Could’ve saved it with some monkeys, however...


9 posted on 01/08/2013 1:48:12 PM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Perdogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qE1iWRlRE8

I think that’s Adrian Belew playing guitar...


10 posted on 01/08/2013 1:52:17 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Photobucket Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles is timeless
11 posted on 01/08/2013 1:53:58 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: BobinIL
Sadly, the same can not be said for Debbie Harry:


12 posted on 01/08/2013 1:55:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Perdogg

Beautiful.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 1:56:09 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: BobinIL

All she had to do was make the eyes move.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 2:03:35 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BobinIL

All she had to do was make the eyes move.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 2:03:52 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: FatherofFive

“David didn’t age well”.

I thought he did.. the man is 66. I thought he looked good for 66.. just my opinion.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 2:04:22 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Perdogg

that is very pleasant . thank you


17 posted on 01/08/2013 2:05:52 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Perdogg

Good record. Who cares about the video, this is, GASP!, an audio recording. D’uh!


18 posted on 01/08/2013 2:06:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I watched her in concert on one of the cable channels and she could still sing pretty darn good. Another looker from the 80’s that is holding her own pushing 60 is Patty Smyth


19 posted on 01/08/2013 2:06:42 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

I agree - really a beautiful piece of music. Although, I never have been a fan of Bowie.


20 posted on 01/08/2013 2:13:58 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: BobinIL
Yep. Debbie's voice remains as pristine as it was in her Blondie days.

Aimee Mann from 'Til Tuesday has also aged quite nicely. Pity she's such a flaming lib :-(

21 posted on 01/08/2013 2:15:05 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Omg - Toni Basil will be 70??!

I’m a FB fan of Bowie’s and got to wish him a happy b’day. I consider him a genius of modern music.

It makes me sad to see pictures of people I think of as contemporaries and they are all bald and gray (while I am still cute). : ) I almost want to cry when I see Grace Slick. But, I guess time and tide...


22 posted on 01/08/2013 2:29:31 PM PST by radiohead (Taxmaggeddon - are you ready?)
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To: radiohead

For Grace I wasn’t just time and tide.there was a whole lot of solvents and alkaloids involved.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 2:35:30 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Perdogg; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Senior Alert, apparently David Bowie does not know where he is. Could someone please help him home?


24 posted on 01/08/2013 3:30:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Tigerized
I tried to watch the video. Really, I did. I gave up half way through. Could’ve saved it with some monkeys, however...

Maybe they could dub that song over this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz7EGY-iHR8

25 posted on 01/08/2013 3:35:50 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: radiohead

I love David Bowie. His poetry *is* genius.
:shakes head: I’m not cute an-ymore. (lol At least I wear a caftan at the beach instead of a granny suit, though) I can still be elegant.


26 posted on 01/08/2013 3:36:08 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: BobinIL

Saw Patti Smith open for Neil Young a couple of weeks ago. Between her brain-dead liberal rants and hocking loogies on the stage it was kind of a turnoff.


27 posted on 01/08/2013 3:46:27 PM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: Tigerized
I gave up half way through.

I didn't like the video, but the music was classic Bowie. The video was very strange.

28 posted on 01/08/2013 3:48:32 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Tigerized
I gave up half way through.

I didn't like the video, but the music was classic Bowie. The video was very strange.

29 posted on 01/08/2013 3:48:59 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Bowie has never been one for overdoing it on the video side . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcyuKUtgyZ8


30 posted on 01/08/2013 3:56:18 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: Joe 6-pack

I saw Karla Bonoff nine months ago in a 70 seat hall and she still has it. Carried a two hour set pretty much on her own. One of the cleanest pop voices I have ever heard.


31 posted on 01/08/2013 3:58:53 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: Perdogg

If I’m not mistaken, David Bowie once said Free Republic was on of the best sites on the internet. Around 2000,
I think.


32 posted on 01/08/2013 4:09:43 PM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: Perdogg

Had it not been for the video showing the words, nobody would have known what the hell he was saying........This was his first song in decades? Good thing he’s got his royalties to live on.........


33 posted on 01/08/2013 4:28:39 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Perdogg

Loved this Bowie commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BasbwLRu_E4


34 posted on 01/08/2013 5:11:59 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: warsaw44
Interesting lyrics, a lament for the empty past, filled with the dead, combined with the question "Where are we now?" It reminds me of The Word by the late Robert Creely. Here, click on this, and don't mind the goofy production, in fact, don't even look at the screen, but just listen to Creely's The Word. "I see our faces in old school pictures, where are we now?"
35 posted on 01/08/2013 5:48:25 PM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: PUGACHEV
a lament for the empty past, filled with the dead, combined with the question “Where are we now?”


Dead on, Pug. Such a mournful piece of music, terribly sad. Although only 66 Bowie sounds as if he is examining his life and saying goodbye.

I really can't put my finger on why his music never appealed to me. I recognize the man is a great talent but it never caught on with my musical interests. Which is odd as so many of my friends both past and present consider him one of their favorites.

I once worked with a group of baby boomers who would never listen to anything other than music produced in their youth. Music for its time was revolutionary and most of their parents generation frowned upon.

So how did they lose their interest in music? At what point did these so called open minded people just shut down their willingness to listen to new music. Their refusal to do so could be compared to their parents disdain for their children's generation of music.

it taught me a very valuable lesson about life and I have kept an open mind about every style of music I can find. Some new discoveries for me have been just wonderful - some require an aspirin or two but I'll always give it a chance.

36 posted on 01/08/2013 8:24:16 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: PUGACHEV
PS thank you for the link to the Creely poem. Had not heard of him before. Haunting words.
37 posted on 01/08/2013 8:28:03 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: Perdogg

Sad song. Seems to jive with that disconnected feeling I notice more and more as age creeps in and wonder if time is passing me bye. Reminds me alot of a song called “Reflection” Prince put out a few years back.

I thought Bowie’s 70’s stuff was a little ‘out-there’ but thoroughly enjoyed the pop music he put out in the late 70’s into the 80’s. Still has a very listenable voice.


38 posted on 01/08/2013 9:20:28 PM PST by CowboyJay (Lowest Common Denominator 2012 - because liberty and prosperity were overrated)
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To: KevinB
Saw Patti Smith open for Neil Young


I saw that show years ago. I was asked if I wanted Neil Young, and had no idea that Patti Smith was the opener.

Can't understand why anyone would want to listen to her. Politics aside she was absolutely horrible as an entertainer. It couldn't end fast enough for me.
39 posted on 01/09/2013 5:47:09 AM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: momtothree
I thought he did.. the man is 66. I thought he looked good for 66.. just my opinion.

That closeup in the video was strange and prompted my comment.

40 posted on 01/09/2013 9:32:27 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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