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David Bowie says 'drugs had taken my life away'
zap2it.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Chris E. Hayner

Posted on 01/22/2013 3:01:08 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper

After coming to America, the singer found himself living in Los Angeles at 28-years-old. "Drugs had taken my life away from me," Bowie says, "I felt as though I would probably die and it was going to be all over." Bowie credits his assistant, Coco, for getting him out of that life. "Best advice, which I wish I had known at 18? Don't do drugs."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: addiction; bowie; culturewar; davidbowie; drugs; drugsarebadmmmkay; drugwar; music; studio54; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 01/22/2013 3:01:13 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Iggy Pop says the same thing about being introduced to heroin by a “friend”.

In the 1970s, it was Bowie who rejuvenated Iggy Pop’s career and may have saved his life.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 3:04:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What does he think of marijuana?


3 posted on 01/22/2013 3:06:00 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I heard a track from Bowie’s new record yesterday. Sounds pretty good. Very grown up - good for him


4 posted on 01/22/2013 3:17:28 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: donna

“What does he think of marijuana?”

Maybe as a gateway drug?


5 posted on 01/22/2013 3:18:15 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Drugs had taken my life away from me”


No! You freely gave your life to drugs. You individually made the choice. Just like a gun does not take a life, the individual chooses to use the gun to take a life. We all live with the life choices we make, good or bad.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 3:18:38 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Best advice? Don’t do drugs because they make you a transvestite and make you sleep with Mick Jagger.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 3:18:50 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: a fool in paradise
In the 1970s, it was Bowie who rejuvenated Iggy Pop’s career and may have saved his life.

Thank goodness for that, otherwise we would have never had this.

8 posted on 01/22/2013 3:19:51 PM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Didn’t hire a doctor like, Michael Jackson had.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 3:21:16 PM PST by the_daug
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To: Disambiguator

Or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1elBZ3ksSc

at 8:15


10 posted on 01/22/2013 3:23:16 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: atc23

I watched it on Youtube when it was “announced”. Loved it. Brought tears to my eyes ... almost, anyway. I had LIFE ON MARS running through my head for the next three days.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 3:23:28 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The sixties and 70s were a screwed up time. I lived though it and like being at Woodstock, I don’t remember much. I guess Bowie found out the same thing...you can’t burn the candle at both ends or you’ll wind up like (pick one. Hendrix, Morrison, Jollin, ad nauseum)


12 posted on 01/22/2013 3:25:47 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dr_lew
To see a Bowie show is a spectacle! n/s
13 posted on 01/22/2013 3:27:09 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: Vaquero

Weed is being more accepted now and on the verge of being legal. That is the #1 screwing up drug there is. And nowadays nobody cares that much. Use has declined anyone’s interest in things really. Look at the space program, entertainment, everything. Very dulled out now.


14 posted on 01/22/2013 3:29:52 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bowie is odd but one heck of a theatrical performer.


15 posted on 01/22/2013 3:30:31 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He was the perfect Pilate in Last Temptation of Christ. And Labrynth was great too with him.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 3:32:47 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: cameraeye

I saw him once and it was amazing. SRV played guitar on that tour. What a performance.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 3:43:33 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Yulee
"No! You freely gave your life to drugs. You individually made the choice. Just like a gun does not take a life, the individual chooses to use the gun to take a life. We all live with the life choices we make, good or bad."

Dad?

18 posted on 01/22/2013 3:48:02 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Monty22002

Weed can not only make one not give a s**t about doing anything productive but can cause psychosis in certain individuals.

Not the recreational drug it is made out to be.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 3:59:55 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Amen. Both men are geniuses in their own way. Every time I look at Iggy, I’m amazed that wonderful voice comes out of that body.


20 posted on 01/22/2013 4:43:10 PM PST by radiohead
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

LOL!
You read my mind.


21 posted on 01/22/2013 4:44:26 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Vaquero
Weed can not only make one not give a s**t about doing anything productive but can cause psychosis in certain individuals.

My younger sister runs an alternative sentencing program for non-violent drug offenders. She says she can almost always tell at what age someone began smoking dope, because their mental development is arrested at that age.

22 posted on 01/22/2013 5:15:42 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Wow 22 posts and no Mr. Mackey


23 posted on 01/22/2013 6:17:47 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: cameraeye
To see a Bowie show is a spectacle! n/s

I recall seeing the Ziggy Stardust show in Hollywood back when the Spiders from Mars were touring. Twice.

If I could pick one decade for a do-over it would be the seventies.

24 posted on 01/22/2013 6:27:30 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
"Bowie is odd but one heck of a theatrical performer."

Boy, is he ever.

I first noticed Bowie when I was perhaps 17 y.o. back around the Ziggy Stardust time perhaps 1972 or 1973.

Truth be told, that was about the time that I was first experimenting with substances and watching late night TV.

His advice to abstain from substances is good. I wish I had.

My life has not been enriched by messing around with drugs and if I could wind back the clock and undo all that craziness I would.

I can't though, and have to accept the consequences.

The horror...

25 posted on 01/22/2013 6:39:50 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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26 posted on 01/22/2013 6:51:55 PM PST by cornelis
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To: Monty22002; Vaquero
Weed is being more accepted now and on the verge of being legal. That is the #1 screwing up drug there is.

No, "the #1 screwing up drug there is" is the already legal drug alcohol.

27 posted on 01/23/2013 7:37:25 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
No, “the #1 screwing up drug there is” is the already legal drug alcohol

because it is legal and many more people use it alcohol appears to causes more problems...when and if grass is legalized you will see similar problems like high driving and psychotic episodes, it is a matter of proportion.

28 posted on 01/23/2013 12:46:18 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
because it is legal and many more people use it alcohol appears to causes more problems...when and if grass is legalized you will see similar problems

Is that sufficient reason to keep marijuana illegal? If so, is it sufficient reason to make alcohol illegal?

29 posted on 01/23/2013 1:01:51 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Vaquero
Do you think there's anybody who cares for a puff of weed anywhere in the 50 states, who can't get it already? They deliver faster than Domino's.
30 posted on 01/23/2013 1:06:17 PM PST by fattigermaster
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