I started to watch the Lazarus video just after his death was announced and there was around about 4 million views now less than a week there's almost 21 million.
Someone has made a very interesting point on the comments section;
" I teach mythology and in my classes, we discuss modern myths. Most myths are based in reality, and over time, they take on the mythic aspects. David Bowie was already a legend but now, he will become a myth. His name will be said over and over, and reality will intertwine and mix with the fantastic and the magic. Ancient Egyptians believed that as long as one's name continues to be spoken (or is written somewhere), that person will continue to live in the after-world; David Bowie will live for what will pass as "forever," long, long after other "celebrities" are forgotten. Others are but pale imitations, but he was bona fide. Orpheus by any other name or style is still Orpheus. Sing to Persephone now, Mr. Bowie, and accept the accolades of other heroes and artists..."
I never thought of it like that. Not only are artists like Bowie and Anderson creating beautiful songs,thoughts and images but because of modern technology they will be remembered in even greater clarity long into the future like the myths and legends that were passed down by word that we know today.
Where the comments section gets even more interesting is the religious zealot who is answering the mythology teacher at the moment - worth a look.
Are we giving Bowie a bit of a pass for being VERY VERY VERY media and image savvy...like many near or true artists that would catalyze skepticism ? I mean...he is the REAL thing...but still...
A BIG pass from me as far as media savvy in this instance and any other thought that he was in it for the money. The man's a multi millionaire,I don't think he needed the extra multi- millions that his family will get from having all the albums including this last one in the charts today.
I can't repeat enough what an impact this album has had on me. I've thought and listened long about it and I believe that it is such a phenomenal album that I would have liked it had I listened to it as a foray into Bowie's catalogue and from someone who doesn't have that much experience of his music. It's a sad set of circumstances to come to listen to any musicians work but it's not a bad thing either.
The dedication and the need he had to make this swansong - I consider it bravery in the face of death. He has turned his death into a multi layered, work of art - in failing health and with dignity. In this day and age of crappy Kardashians and the crap the media craps out it's not just in a class of it's own it's a reminder of what art is and was before money spewed out 'celebrities'
We all know that Nonrabbit is a big Kate Bush fan, and I just stumbled on this video featuring David and Kate... I know that you have moved on to other subjects, but I'm still sad about the passing of one of my absolute greatest heroes... I can't really explain the logic behind being a Jethro Tull fan, and a David Bowie fan, but Ian and Bowie have a very big place in my heart... (...could it be the silly clothes??) Well, never mind... Still crying...
"You have a box that says Ian Anderson, and another box that says Jethro Tull, but inside both boxes it's the same old cornflakes" - Ian Anderson
Great video Equus you can see the Anthony Newley influence there too.
Kate Bush tribute to Bowie.
'He created such staggeringly brilliant work,' Bush says
"He was intelligent, imaginative, brave, charismatic, cool, sexy and truly inspirational both visually and musically," Bush said. "He created such staggeringly brilliant work, yes, but so much of it and it was so good. There are great people who make great work but who else has left a mark like his? No one like him."
That's a lot of brains and beauty in one room...Bowie and Bush!. Bought and listened to Blackstar. So so so good....and i doubt I would have had the sense to buy it sans extra attention by his passing...and he knew that....Now I wanna run out and get the one before.
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (Facebook – edited): Bowie resurrected himself on many occasions, such was his strength; a strength born of restlessness and the urge to move on. The most inventive, original and very British of artists, perhaps, since the late ’60s. David Bowie. Art Pop supremo. RIP.
steelmonkey: I still don't feel like I have learned and integrated the 5 songs that were written for the opera. I wonder if and when they will ever be available besides the version snagged from a live show that I listen to now and again.
Aug 22, 2019 18:13:49 GMT
maddogfagin: I hope that the silence regarding any updates on the new album means that sessions are going well
Aug 31, 2019 6:18:27 GMT
maddogfagin: Is there any other ?
Sept 26, 2019 7:16:00 GMT
JTull 007: The Jethro Tull Forum is not on Facebook but there are some called The Jethro Tull Board or Group that have been quite abusive to TRUE TULL Fans. This Forum is very open minded and not so childish.
Sept 28, 2019 1:02:11 GMT
maddogfagin: Their jealousy and ignorance knows no bounds. Best ignore them - most sensible people do these days.
Sept 28, 2019 12:22:55 GMT
dryad: Hey, I'm shouting out because I can't figure out how to post in the "Hello, I'm new Here!" post. I cam over here looking for Samhain songs. I'll roll with "Songs From the Wood" if no one knows of something specific. I'll do the hello if I can figure it out
Oct 9, 2019 20:54:07 GMT
jackinthegreen: Good Evening from Scotland, hope everyone is good tonight
Oct 10, 2019 23:16:36 GMT
maddogfagin: . . . and lunchtime salutations from Cornwall
Oct 11, 2019 12:42:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Hello from Mexico City where Tulliano T shirt gets queries followed by respect.
Oct 12, 2019 3:20:51 GMT