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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:40 pm


Bowie in Paddington Street Gardens, Marylebone in 1969. Photograph: Kenneth Pitt

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:44 pm


Bowie at Foxgrove Road, the morning after the moon landing, July 1969. Photograph: Ray Stevenson/Rex Features

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:48 pm


The last performance by David Bowie and Hype. The Roundhouse, July 1970. Photograph: Any Day Now

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:53 pm


Bowie performing at a party in Los Angeles in 1971. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:57 pm


Bowie and Mick Ronson at the former's RCA signing in New York, September 1971. During the same trip, Bowie met Andy Warhol for the first time. Photograph: Any Day Now

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:02 pm


'The idea of fame was an obsession – until it happened.' Ziggy’s first photocall, January 1972. Photograph: Brian Ward/David Bowie

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:08 pm


Bowie preparing for a show. Ziggy mania had just started to sweep the UK in 1972. Photograph: Byron Newman

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:12 pm


Prior to his famous Starman appearance on Top of the Pops, Bowie and the Spiders performed the song for children’s TV show Lift Off With Ayshea, June 1972. Photograph: ITV/Rex Features

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:16 pm


Performing My Death on Russell Harty Plays Pop, January 1973. Photograph: ITV/Rex Features

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:26 pm


Pictured with Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore after the duo's Behind the Fridge show at London’s Cambridge Theatre in May 1973. In 1971 David had asked Moore if he would play piano on a Hunky Dory track, though there is no record of a response. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:31 pm


In 1974, Bowie asked Belgium artist Guy Peellaert to create a half-man/half-dog Dr Moreau type album cover image. Peellaert’s work generally involved heavily airbrushed, manipulated images. Photograph: Terry O'Neill/Getty Images

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Re: David Bowie

Post  felix on Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:06 am

It's Dave's birthday today!







Happy Birthday old chap! You'll be drawing your old age pension now then?

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:14 am

Good ol' Dave. Belated Happy Birthday.

I missed this thread previously, really enjoyed looking at the photos etc. Thanks Eddie.

That one waiting for the ferry to the IOW is great.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:27 pm

Supersized Seasoned Curly Defries and a Futurelegend with Promise: Bowie's Colonel Parker Puppetmaster Now Seeks New Way to Harness the Stardust

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Inexpensive thin-film solar cells aren't as efficient as conventional solar cells, but a new coating that incorporates nanoscale metallic particles could help close the gap. Antony Defries' Broadband Solar, a startup spun out of Stanford University late last year, is developing coatings that increase the amount of light these solar cells absorb.

Broadband's nanoscale metallic particles take incoming light and redirect it along the plane of the solar cell, says Mark Brongersma, professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford and scientific advisor to the company. As a result, each photon takes a longer path through the material, increasing its chances of dislodging an electron before it can reflect back out of the cell. The nanoparticles also increase light absorption by creating strong local electric fields.



The particles, which are essentially nanoscale antennas, are very similar to radio antennas, says Brongersma. They're much smaller because the wavelengths they interact with are much shorter than radio waves. Just as conventional antennas can convert incoming radio waves into an electrical signal and transmit electrical signals as radio waves, these nanoantennas rely on electrical interactions to receive and transmit light in the optical spectrum.

Their interaction with light is so strong because incoming photons actually couple to the surface of metal nanoparticles in the form of surface waves called plasmons. These so-called plasmonic effects occur in nanostructures made from highly conductive metals such as copper, silver, and gold. Researchers are taking advantage of plasmonic effects to miniaturize optical computers, and to create higher-resolution light microscopes and lithography. Broadband is one of the first companies working to commercialize plasmonic solar cells.

In his lab at Stanford, Brongersma has experimented with different sizes and shapes of metallic nanostructures, using electron-beam lithography to carve them out one at a time. Different sizes and shapes of metal particles interact strongly with different colors of light, and will direct them at varying angles. The ideal solar-cell coating would contain nanoantennas varying in size and shape over just the right range to take advantage of all the wavelengths in the solar spectrum and send them through the cell at wide angles. However, this carving process is too laborious to be commercialized.



Through his work with Broadband, Brongersma is developing a much simpler method for making the tiny antennas over large areas. This involves a technique called "sputter deposition" that's commonly used in industry to make thin metal films (including those that line some potato-chip bags). Sputtering works by bombarding a substrate with ionized metal. Under the right conditions, he says, "due to surface tension, the metal balls up into particles like water droplets on a waxed car." The resulting nanoparticles vary in shape and size, which means they'll interact with different wavelengths of light. "We rely on this randomness" to make the films responsive to the broad spectrum found in sunlight, he says.

Broadband Solar is currently developing sputtering techniques for incorporating metal nanoantennas into transparent conductive oxide films over large areas. Being able to match the large scale of thin-film solar manufacturing will be key to commercializing these coatings.

The company has been using money from angel investors to test its plasmonic coatings on small prototype cells. So far, says Brongersma, enhanced current from the cells matches simulations. Broadband is currently seeking venture funding to scale up its processes, says CEO Antony Defries.

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Post  woo on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:46 pm

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Re: David Bowie

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:07 pm

Mysterious sign on Zig Stardust album art prophesizes the coming of Kanye West, the "Kwisatz Haderach" of humanity, says Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson on syndicated Rachel Ray Show
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He’s always been a trendsetter. But could David Bowie have caused the latest fad sweeping the nation – the credit crunch?

It may sound like a ridiculous question, but it’s not as mad as it seems.

Even when it comes to finances Bowie leads the way – and back in 1997 he did something called “securitisation”.

He thought, “I have a lot of money coming in over the next 10 years from my back catalogue, but I’d rather have the cash now and not have to wait”.

He produced some bits of paper – Bowie Bonds – and said “whoever buys these gets my royalties”.

It meant he no longer had the money coming in but instead had a lot up front. His investors were guaranteed a good income. It was a good deal all round.

And the banks were catching on to the idea. They thought, “We have billions out there in mortgages which are going to pay us back very slowly. Why don’t we sell those and get the money now?”

So the banks started doing what Bowie had done – in a big way.

It was a complete rebuilding of what a bank does. Normally a bank borrows from people like you and I, then lends it out.

But now the bank was lending the money – and selling the loan on elsewhere.

For example, a bank loans out £100,000 for a mortgage, and does the same for 10,000 people. They’ve now lent £1billion and will be getting the cash back over the next 25 years.

So the bank creates a piece of paper, a security, and says whoever owns it will have the income from the mortgages.

It then sells the security – effectively the bundle of mortgages – for £1billion to perhaps a pension fund, which then has the mortgage income – and the bank has £1billion to lend out again.

Everybody is happy: the banks are able to lend more and more as mortgages, and there’s a conveyor belt where they lend a billion, receive a billion and sell the mortgages on.

Northern Rock were the market leaders in the UK for this kind of thing.

But then it started to go wrong. As the banks were selling the loans, any bad risk became someone else’s problem. So the banks didn’t have to worry so much who they were lending to. Problem number two was it wasn’t just their standards that dropped – the banks just lent far too much.

And thirdly the banks looked at these securities and said, “these are so good we want to buy some ourselves”. Having got rid of a lot of loans and risks, they ended up buying them back in.

It all went pear-shaped for American securities because the banks had lent to people who couldn’t repay them.

No one wanted securities, their value plummeted and the banks, having bought a lot, lost a lot themselves.

Securitisation was a kind of magic bullet for banks. It looked a fantastic way of making them more profitable with less risk. But they fired this magic bullet at themselves.

They became too dependent on it and then the investors decided they didn’t like securities because they didn’t know what was in them and the loans were often bad.

No one wanted to buy securities even if the securities were pretty good – which Northern Rock’s were.

It was fashionable when David Bowie did it once. Ten years later it wasn’t.

Suddenly the banks didn’t have any money coming in, so they couldn’t lend any more – that’s the credit crunch.

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Re: David Bowie

Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:05 pm


Following on from a number of very successful symposia on Morrissey, the University of Limerick, Ireland is convening a symposium later this year on the David Bowie.

Organisers: Dr. Eoin Devereux (Department of Sociology, UL); Dr. Martin J. Power (Department of Sociology, UL) and Dr. Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL).

When: October 2012

Where: University of Limerick, IRELAND.


Theme: This is an open-call for papers. We invite scholars working across a range of disciplines and approaches (such as, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, gender studies, musicology, media studies, popular music studies, queer studies and sociology) to propose papers on David Bowie’s lengthy creative career as a singer, songwriter, actor, artist, collaborator and producer. We are interested in papers which deal with the many facets of Bowie’s career as a singer and the multitude of styles he has embraced (e.g. r&b; occult nazi disco; jungle breakbeat and shit). The symposium will assess the lasting legacy of Bowie's career.

Publication Plans: It is intended to publish an edited and refereed book based on a selection of the symposium’s papers.

Deadline: Abstracts of 250 words should be emailed to eoin.devereux@ul.ie

The closing date for abstracts is April 14th 2012


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Re: David Bowie

Post  pinhedz on Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:08 am

Theme: This is an open-call for papers.
I read that as "This is open for so-called papers."

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Re: David Bowie

Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:21 pm

"Lightning Frightening"
a poem by David Joans

I'll give you back my farm and I'll give you back my house
I'll give you back my right to be free
I've got moon, I've got sun
Lightning, lightning, lightning
I've got me, I've got glue
Frightening, frightening, frightening

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Re: David Bowie

Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:31 pm

reddie wrote:^

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Aw Great Caesar's Cranapple Tuskegee Enema... I mean... isn't it obvious.... isn't it obvious that the pictograph is meant to signify the Prussian Horse-Men referenced in Mr. Bowie's song-poem entitled "MOVE ON" ? ??


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:39 pm

The Matrix's very own The 1st Missus Bloggypuss explains:

According to rockle lore, Bowie and Reed, friends at the time, were like dining together after the Lou's "performance" at the Stammersmith Odin in 1979. Something was said between the two, and all of a sudden witnesses watched as Reed started boxing Bowie.

According to Shadrach and Meschach Taylor but disputed by King Hippo Abednego, the fight was sparked when Bowie said he'd only produce Reed's album if Reed himself sobered up and started eating more yoghurt. If Seventies David Bowie tells you to sober up, like, you have a major problem. This incensed Reed, and it reportedly took nine people and one very special little person to pull him off Bowie. After the initial wave of white fury dissipated, the two McLegends made up, but the peace only lasted 7 seconds before Reed "was seen dragging Bowie across the table by his space shirt and hitting him in the star face like one would do to a Cambodian." Lou was then escorted out of the restaurant by Druid enthusiasts.

Reed has a history of being combative and short-tempered and hebraic, often ending interviews prematurely when, like, faced with a question he doesn't like like or remember.  And he has a habit of doin incredibly mas/menos ren ditions of Bob Juden's ONE FOOT O' PRIDE.  Some pivotal barkers in the Tweetingverse have suggested Lou is a stupid man, hitchhiking out of a good life in Saskatchewan and he thinks he's got big, big plans to build a house upon some land.  Uh, hey Lou, the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act called, they want their matte task ass spats back fast.





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Re: David Bowie

Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:22 pm

Heh, I've heard of not wanting to talk about Judy but that is incredulous.



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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:34 pm

ahw jeaz, I was at the Foster City Elks Lodge helping out Dirk & Phyllis with their scale miniaturre model of Lake Havisu and I was playing an audio playlist on the Elks Zune consisting of Dave Bowee bonus tracks from the old Ryko discs and the 79th Anniversary Edition Supplements and also the Sounds & Vision Collector Pak ( you know some times all this pistachio-littered planet needs is just a comparative examination of differing renditions of the composition titled "Dodo") ...

wool and anyway, so Dirk is kinda all going into scoff mode and everything, you know employing the paradigm of "Ziggy Horror Picturedust, bring on the sparkle mullets and chiffon-polymer eyes-patches!"

And this type of guff really burns me up you know, cawse I think Dave Bowee is a top-flight entertainer ... he has some modren trappings, but really during the fillet of his career he was an all-round first-rate entertainer, right up there with a Joey Bishop or a Judy Garland.

But that whole Zinton Starbuck and The Space Ponies, while that whole deal is pretty lamingbrains ... you know Mr. Bowee has basically implied as much on several occashuns,  it was some gimmicky rickety klappentrap that Bowee engine-ered as one final SUPRASTAR-MAKING Press Kit  ... because you know from 1954 until 1972, little David Jonestreet had tried every scheme and gambit and accoutrement and repackaging so as to launch himslef into the straddlesphere so as to be the next Dick Powell or Deanna Durbin .. heck things had gotten so desprit that Mr. Jonesbone had all but given up on headlining on The White Great Way, and had settled on becoming a featured performer at the Club Cal-Neva in Reno, Neverada,  akaka "The Universe's Biggest Little City ... And You Can Quote Me on THAT"

So but for the Zimmy Cometberg product line, Dave finally and well-timedly predicted the trending limegeist and put out some fluff that had a pretty lively pop sound for it's day, but the resultant kerfuffle was ultimately sallow and callow

Let's break it down ( before anyone gets coled on the panny stye ) -  if Zigmund Sunspray and The Bangles of The Gamma Quadrant is a Fraggle Rockopera or The Dreaded Conceptual Long Player, well then it is kinda a spam-phisted one, but it isn't quite ... for to see ... like most of the Dave Bowee product line it is a grab-bag hodge-podge of flim-flam thrown together with a shoddy pretense of a thru line, sir.

Er um, a surrealing Song-Cycle about Rocking Star as Messiah ending in EL CATACLYSMO?  Er um er, Peet Townend already crunked that shatner with the double album called TIMMY, about an abused disabled boy who becomes nationally ranked in lawn bowling and produces a self-help infomercial before he is evaporated by Ike Turner thereby finally understanding the trooth about the so called "Postwar Consensus Coupon Schedules"

Well in ur-reality, I do rather quite spot-on enjoy the One-Twoo punch of cut "SOUL LOVING" followed by "THE MOON'S AGED DAYDREAM" but those have nil fuckall to do with whatever the Big Idea is on this schlong-playing spin-waffle.

And let us get real and then, stay real: THE DREAM AGE OF MY MOON DAY was already correctly manifested via the prior ARNOLD CORNS PROJECT - genuflect and you will see this dittage reelly is a hippy-dippy freeek-out , and that is what "THE ARNOLD CORNS PROJECT" ACTUATES, now do you seee?

And continuing:  "beerlight" is not one of Dave Bowee's better made-up words.  "Should we crush his sweet hands?"  IDK, why are you asking me?!?11?

O you say you like the cudgel singel THE STAR-MAN?  Ha lolrof, take away the octave jumping hook brazenly swiped from '''''''O'er The Rain-Bow ( Somewhere)''''''' and what is remaining is being less than even the common Ottowan nano-gnat's micro cyst, honest.

trak entitled "FIVE YEARS"?  Aw jeez what an endurance testing to ear-slog thru this phoney-balogna treaclesicle, with dullsville Beatle-osities about the "fat skinny people and the up down sheeple."  Gag me with Maggie Smith, snoooooook.

Then let's see, there's som cowpie called OUR LADY STARDUST which is I dunnnno, eh Elton John crossed with ICEBERG LETTUCE or what have you?  Then there's a peppy tho fairly generic rocker bout self-reliance in The Age of Portnoy, I guess

And then sacre bleu / zut alors... we come to THE ROCK & ROLS SUISIDES .. which ... is... ... a tuneless ditty about SUCIDE ... but get this .... in the context and milieu of Rock / Role style entertainment.  Don't stop the press.  In fact don't even talk to the press.  Better yet don't you flippin look at the press ... how bout you just exit the pressing room,,,  pinche flippin trabajo

What made Bowie really fab was success and pharma grade cocaine (PGC).  Prior to 1973/1974, there's something shabby, unsettling maybe, about this ruthlessly ambitious Brixtonite's unswerving desperation to be THING NEXT BIG and Chancellor of Toppops, while trying to come across as a self-deprecating, aw shucks bohemian poet-seer, and then next trying the old slutty sci-fi cabaret fashion show instant poop "star" thing etc etc

But egads, when the "star"dom came, he could cease the snake oils and "go bananas," as Jimmy Caan would say.  The constant PGC, cocoon bubble of fame, and preexisting tendency towards being a bit mental... well these coalesced with Bowee's desire to make something creatively satisfying and more original than trash rockers about fellatio with suffragettes, or disingenuous songs about why Bob Dillon should start leading some marches in defiance of a 'superbrain,' or wholesale swipings of Loo Reed / Juan Lennon / Paul Williams / Tyranosore Rexx / & that chimney sweeper punter that Bowie aped during the early Rubber Gnome-Bomber Era.

So after the tired trek of Zippy Starflake , you have the real Golden Years, which getts going in earnest during the piano solo from 'The Cuckoo Laddie Who Preempts Oblivion,' and then full~steam towards 'The Giant Flea Financiers versus The Peoploids' stage musical, and 'The Pennsylvanian Albino Negro Vampire Game-Show Host Depersonalization Episode featuring David Sanborn on SAX', and then the 'Really Starting to Go Mental For Real in Los Angeles while Collecting Skulls and Singing about Kether & Malkuth & Awesome Television Sets.'  Turn and face the mange, n'est–ce pas


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:32 pm

After birthing the manifold concept of the spider made of glass for his record shattering metamedia/mime mega tour in the year of Beverly Hills Cop II & Leonard Part 6, Bowei neaded to rejuvenate his perseptions and so he birthed what was supposd to be thetake-no-prisoners souped-up hot rodder of a hard-rocks quartet. For the drummer he was hiring HUNTER SAILS, son of noted entertainer Soup Sails. A decent idea ... if this was 1977! But it is 1988, and to quote the tune "The Crack City" ... the rhythm section of Tin Mashine were a couple of "assholes with buttholes for their brain"


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:46 pm

Breaking: Justin Timberslakes' global gala return event "Ma 20/20 Sexperiences" has knocked off Dave Boewie from the top of the Irish charts.

Third Age of Timberlake:

1. "Pusher Love Girl"   Timbaland, Timberlake, Harmon 8:02

4. "Strawberry Bubblegum"   Timbaland, Timberlake, Harmon 7:59

5. "Tunnel Vision"   Timbaland, Timberlake, Harmon 6:46

6. "Spaceship Coupe"   Timbaland, Timberlake, Harmon 7:17

9. "Mirrors"   Timbaland, Timberlake, Harmon 8:05

10. "Blue Ocean Floor"   Timbaland, Timberlake, Harmon 7:19

Total length:
70:02

Deluxe edition bonus tracks
12. "Body Count" (Timberlake, Tadross, Fauntleroy) Knox, Timberlake 4:42

"Let the Groove Get In" contains a sample from the recording "Alhamdulillahi" from the album Explorer Series: Africa-Burkina Faso – Rhythms of the Grasslands.



And Dav Boiwee responds to the defeat via Steve Harvey's podcast:


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