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  • hardie karges 3:48 pm on April 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: David Bowie, , Prince, SNL   

    The Year the Music Died: Bowie and Prince Forever, Kantner Lost in the Frey… 

    If there’s anything sadder than the deaths of our pop music heroes, it’s our attachment to them in the first place.  If we are truly such a brilliant species to have created such popular paeans to ordinary pleasures, then we are truly pathetic to imagine that this is the be-all and end-all of our short little existences.  But we are MTV kids, back from when MTV actually meant something, not just our own absurd realities exposed ad nauseam on TV.

    Funny, I don’t remember all the bobby-soxers mourning Frank Sinatra for months on end, or even Elvis or Lennon, for that matter, all hugely popular, so maybe all this weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth is cause and/or effect of our modern Warholian ‘social’ (anti-social?) media culture, in which everyone is famous for fifteen minutes—in their own minds, at least, and those of anybody willing to ‘like’, ‘follow’ or ‘share’ them.  Modern progress: now we are all teeny-boppers, slaves to fashion and followers of fallen idols. (More …)

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  • hardie karges 9:46 am on January 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    R.I.P. David Bowie: Starman, Gay Man, Hero, etc… 

    Oh well, no need to check Facebook today, I guess, just put David Bowie on auto-loop and sit back and enjoy the star-man, waiting in the sky.  In addition to some ground-breaking music, he also helped break down some social roadblocks, too, especially for LGBTQA’s, etc…

    First, I guess I should ‘come out’: I’m not gay. I’m philosophical. There, I said it: I’m a straight white male, which, according to one recent Facebook post, makes me (and I quote) a ‘coward and a bully’, sight unseen—ouch. There’s a word for that in my language—prejudice. But I prefer no rush to judgments, as I’d like to think I can do better than that, even in this era of self-styled rank and rancor that passes for social media, hopefully put the ‘A’, if no longer the ‘Q’, back in LGBTQA. Are we good now? (More …)

     
    • davekingsbury 4:58 am on January 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Amen to your final sentence. Seem to recall Bob singing something about ‘don’t follow leaders’ … and I’m not a big fan of the word ‘iconic’ as used nowadays … Bowie was a cultural influence, no doubt, but musically a bit retrograde … maybe I’m still mourning the death of 60s ideals, though.

    • hardie karges 8:46 am on January 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dylan WAS my fave, back in the day, as they say… to see what I listen to now, please check out my other other other blog: http://thailand-to-timbuktu.blogspot.com/….. 🙂

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