Archive | January, 2016

Love You Till Tuesday

31 Jan

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Love You Till Tuesday

Oh, beautiful baby

My burning desire started on Sunday

Give me your heart and I’ll love you till Tuesday

Who’s that hiding in the apple tree, clinging to a branch

Don’t be afraid it’s only me, hoping for a little romance

If you lie beneath my shade, I’ll keep you nice and cool

Oh, beautiful baby

I was very lonely till I met you on Sunday

My passion’s never-ending and I’ll love you till Tuesday

Let the wind blow through your hair, be nice to the big blue sea

Don’t be afraid of the man in the moon, because it’s only me

I shall always watch you until my love runs dry

Song by David Bowie

Photo from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-7836-d471-e040-e00a180654d7

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Tribute To Iman

29 Jan

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I took David Bowie for granted.

When I received an early morning phone call from my sister telling me he had died, I felt distraught and started to cry after we hung up. My sister and I are still upset about his passing. I have read that people are upset about his passing, as if he was a family member. The way I am upset about him is not an experience I have had before.

When I come home from work and finish making dinner, some nights it’s soothing for me to read all I can about him on the Internet, and watch videos of TV shows he was on, or snippets from movies he was in. It’s how I’m mourning him. From watching various videos, I realized how sexy he was.

One of the best articles about David Bowie is from Spin Magazine: The 100 Greatest David Bowie Moments. You have to look at ALL the videos!

I have always loved how Bowie looked, dressed, his music and creativity. I love all the layers and levels of his voice. I hadn’t ever really thought much about how sexy he was, because I took him for granted. But now that he’s gone and I have been studying him in his videos, he OOZES sexiness, charm, humor, and diplomacy. I would see how he must have been irresistible!

And now for my tribute to Iman:

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Iman was and is one of the most beautiful women in the world, don’t you think? Notwithstanding all of her important and amazing qualities and contributions, she is the woman who had sex more times with David Bowie than anyone else. She is sooooooo lucky, don’t you think? Another factor of their relationship is they had a monogamous marriage; they were completely sexually dedicated to each other. I love that. She probably would not have settled for any other kind of arrangement in their 2002 marriage, and he had already been through an “open” first marriage, so he knew the negative complexities of doing that again. Bowie chose the song Evening Gathering for his bride’s entrance at their wedding.

In a 2013 interview with Naomi Campbell, Iman said, “You’ve got to feel hot for each other and respect each other. That’s where it starts.” I can SO see their hotness for each other, can’t you? 

If Iman wrote a book, I’ll bet she could get $30 million dollars for her memoirs! But this probably won’t happen because of how private she and Mr. Bowie were.

David Bowie and Iman oozed love.

David Bowie—Additional Info

25 Jan
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Blackstar Album Poster

The person who designed Blackstar is Jonathan Barnbrook. His company is called Barnbrook. On their site you can see all of the David Bowie album art they designed, except for Blackstar; Blackstar is not on their site.

Look! In November 26, 2015 Creative Review did an article about Blackstar’s design.

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In case you didn’t know, this is Bowie’s name:

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Have you seen this site? imablackstar  Whoa!

Also, in case you haven’t seen, look at this Tumblr account called The Villa of Ormen. At first many people thought David Bowie created this account, but turns out he didn’t because the real owner of the site put up a new post saying, “I am not David. This is not David’s account.”

Where is the photographer Jimmy King who took the last formal portraits of Bowie? Still can’t find out anything about him in the Internet! Would love to know the dates these photos were shot.

Your Sweet Love

23 Jan

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“It ain’t the gettin’, it’s the wishin’;

It ain’t the catchin’, it’s the fishin’.

Anticipation got me waitin’ for your sweet love, baby.”

Sweet Love song sung by Trisha Yearwood

David Bowie: The Picasso of Rock and Roll

21 Jan

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Hard to imagine how Iman and Lexi are coping. They can feel our love though.

And, David Bowie’s son Duncan tweeted a telling blog post written by Dr. Mark Taubert, a palliative care doctor. Read it here.

  • I am hoping that some videos were made of David Bowie while he was recording Blackstar.
  • The exemplary music of Blackstar was made by a creative genius who was 69-years-young. What other musicians of this age have made such a successful collection of music? 
  • The Blackstar album is a million times more meaningful than other CDs because it was David Bowie’s goodbye message to his fans!

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Color All My Dreams

20 Jan

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“The shadow of your smile when you are gone

Will color all my dreams and light the dawn.

Look into my eyes my love and see

All the lovely things you are to me.”

The Shadow of Your Smile—Music by Johnny Mandel and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster 1965

Cold Grey Light

18 Jan

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“No, there’s nothin’ quite as lonely

As the cold gray light of gone.”

Vince Gill song—Cold Gray Light of Gone

David Bowie—Some Of Your Questions, Answered

16 Jan

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Here are some great links, tons of information about Bowie that might answer some of our questions. Well, they answered lots of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyEIU1MoEzM  Singing Word on a Wing – Bowie’s talented pianist, Mike Garson, posted this link in Twitter
http://mikegarson.com/bowie_final-performance  Bowie’s last public performance
http://www.mikegarson.com/  A song Mike Garson wrote for David Bowie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDq2LfeBxnc  Interview with Lazarus’s musical director, Ivo van Hove

http://www.theuncool.com/journalism/david-bowie-playboy-magazine/  David Bowie’s Playboy interview
https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com A blog about David Bowie songs

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/11/share-david-bowie-memories/?smid=tw-share​  Share your memories about David Bowie

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/15/david-bowies-last-days-an-18-month-burst-of-creativity  The last months of Bowie’s life

p.s. Sorry about how this looks. I don’t know HTML and can’t straighten out the spacing…UGH!

You’re Better

15 Jan

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“You’re better for it. I’m not.”

How does this apply to your life?

David Bowie: His Life—A Work Of Art

13 Jan
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Photograph by Jimmy King

Photographer Jimmy King

It would be interesting to read an interview with Jimmy King, who probably shot the last portraits of Bowie. I can’t find much about Mr. King on the Internet.

Blackstar and Lazarus song videos: When were they made?

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Donny McCaslin on making BlackstarEntertainment Weekly:

“Despite the record’s dark lyrical content, which McCaslin says Bowie was still finalizing while recording, humor and spontaneity dominated the sessions, which would typically run from 11 a.m until 4 p.m. Bowie took an active role in the process, performing tracks in the room with the band and encouraging communication, interplay, and risk-taking.”

“The first week of January 2015 we did a week of recording. The first week of February we did another week. And then in early March we did another roughly four or five day period of recording. Overdubbing was in April, just one day in Tony Visconti’s studio. I heard it the first time in its entirety [in] November.”

David Bowie Keyboardist Jason Linder on making BlackstarRolling Stone:

“The sessions happened over three waves in January, February and March. We received some demos before each session, and each one was approximately a week. We checked out all the demos. If I’m not mistaken, we got together, the four of us, Donny, Tim [Lefebvre], Mark [Guiliana] and myself; we went over all the demo songs. We rehearsed them so we wouldn’t show up unprepared.”

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David Bowie 1975 on the TV Show Soul Train

Ivo van Hove, Lazarus Musical Director—The New York Times:

It seems that Mr. van Hove is the only person who has publicly said what kind of cancer Mr. Bowie succumbed to:

“Ivo van Hove, Lazarus‘ musical director, who was one of a handful of collaborators with knowledge of Mr. Bowie’s condition. Mr. van Hove said that Mr. Bowie told him he was sick in November 2014, via Skype, when the show was in its early stages, but requested the information remain strictly confidential. (The director said in a Dutch radio interview on Monday that Mr. Bowie had liver cancer.)”

Tony Visconti:

The producer of Blackstar, Tony Visconti said, “[David Bowie] wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art.

He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift.”

Bowie died Sunday evening, January 10, 2016.

David Bowie: You Fought Hard. Now Rest.

12 Jan
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From the Blackstar video

This morning when my sister called me and told me David Bowie was dead. I am heartbroken. Everyone will be writing on their blogs and in magazine articles how they felt connected to him, and I am writing too. Like millions of others, my “connection” to him started when I fell in love with his album Ziggy Stardust when I was 15. I went to two Los Angeles David Bowie concerts: the Diamond Dogs Tour in 1974 at the Universal Amphitheater and the 1987 Glass Spider Tour at The Forum. After I was 15, I regularly purchased his albums. Years later, my husband had the fantastic opportunity to work with him for a day.

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“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Iman’s Instagram post two days ago

The connections people make between themselves and a musician’s musical creations are of validity. I admired Mr. Bowie’s beautiful, sexy, deep, versatile voice, lyrics, appearance, music, creativity and brilliance. Events in my life are linked to his songs forever.

I think it’s astounding and clever how his cancer was kept secret from the public. He didn’t want us to know and it wasn’t any of our business. The day Blackstar came out, I watched the Lazarus video twice; Bowie looked and sounded amazing.

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From the Lazarus video

And in photos of him from December 2015, in his last public appearance, he looked good, and I am glad he looked good. In this era of intense and many times unfair and invasive media coverage, we are all kindly curious as to what kind of cancer took the man we admired, respected, and whose music we escaped into. 

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Bowie and daughter Lexi by Brian Aris.

My condolences to go David Bowie’s wife Iman and 15-year-old daughter Lexi, and the rest of us millions.

What GIFTS he left us! 

Title of blog post inspired by Sherri Shepherd.

The Cloud Knows

10 Jan

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“If snow falls inside a cloud, only the cloud knows.”

—Josef Albers

Not Keeping Still

8 Jan

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“At worst, one is in motion; and at best, reaching no absolute in which to rest, one is always nearer by not keeping still.”

—Thom Gunn

Your Mouth…

6 Jan

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Can’t help it…I love this!

Whoever created this, Thank You!

Natalie Cole—RIP

2 Jan

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My new boyfriend (and future husband) took me to see Natalie Cole in concert at Radio City Music Hall in 1991. When she sang the rich lyrics of the song Autumn Leaves, my boyfriend took my hand. It was so romantic. What an honor to hear her sing in person. I will never forget.

Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.
C’est une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m’aimais et je t’aimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que m’aimais moi qui t’aimais
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s’aiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants désunis

 

 

 

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