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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:14 pm    Post subject: The StarMan Has Become StarDust Reply with quote

Woke today to the news that David Bowie
had died and I have to say I was shocked.


I was never one for following bands or groups,
but I grew up with Bowie. He was part of my life.




We used to dance to Sorrow



and Soul Love



and more.

I have memories of sitting with friends in a house
in Swords, near Dublin smoking and listening to
Pretty Things



and Andy Warhol



When I was sent to St Patrick's mother and baby home I met a girl
there from Cork. She was a big Bowie fan, wore make up like Bowie
- the lot. When her labour began she danced around telling me
"David Bowie" is about to be born - and he was!

We kept in touch for a year or two after our babies were born, both
of us kept our babies born in St Pat's. We met again in the late 80's
for an afternoon in Cork but never met again and I have been unable
to trace her.

This I dedicate to my old friend Deirdre, my daughter and her son,
whom we fought to keep and raised ourselves: Wild Is The Wind



I was brought on a date in 1976 to see "The Man Who Fell To Earth".



So then I met the guy I went on to marry. He was big into Bowie,
so much so he had replica's of Bowie suits made for himself and
the group of lads he hung out with all styled themselves on Bowie.

I was a hippy, he was more mod. I wore long cheesecloth skirts
and dresses. I remember the first time we had a proper date, seeing
him at the bus stop in fleet street and thinking he was wearing his little
brothers jacket because it was short, what they used to call a "bum
freezer". I eventually had that jacket tailored to fit me.

We went to the Glass Spider Tour in Slane in 1987.



My memory of the concert is only part of the great weekend.
My 3 children stayed with my sister and her husband in Navan.

I woke on the morning after the concert to frogs hopping around
the living room and a big feral cat sitting in the hallway. My youngest
who was 7 had decided it was a good idea to go frog hunting in the
garden and to invite the local feral cat in for some food.

Most of his songs bring back memories of people and places
in the past. Like, Space Oddity live



and Jean Jeanie



or Five Years



Rock n Roll Suicide



China Girl



Life On Mars



Changes



So sad that in this day and age....

he died of liver cancer?!



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooooo - Hot tramp, I love you so!



But we could have been Heroes ... Just for one day!



And of course, the one missing from above ...

I had to tell someone ... so I picked on you!



Thanks for blowing our minds Thin White Duke Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The only thing that's weird is worrying about being weird.
Once you get over that, you're free to recreate yourself
as the person you want to be
"

http://bit.ly/1OegltK



Interview is first 16mins

Bowie - a Day in the Life from 22mins



https://youtu.be/gAAJ4tTs91Q



Devo - see interview above @ 10min:20sec


https://youtu.be/k3MxuDk7wqo

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