In Remembrance Of Those Who Are Gone

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  • Posted: 04/21/2016 18:33
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Of all the passings 2016 has given us, this one is certainly the most surreal.

I was never a Prince fan, although I listened to Sign O The Times recently to try and get into him.

God damn. 57 too, and performing only a week ago. Feels so alien.
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  • Posted: 04/21/2016 18:47
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I've never cared too much for his music and I don't think I've ever heard an entire album. Now will be a chance to make up for it.
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  • Posted: 04/21/2016 19:04
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Even more sad news, I'm afraid:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/...7-20160421

Same age, strangely enough.
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  • Posted: 04/21/2016 19:13
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Allabaster wrote:
Even more sad news, I'm afraid:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/...7-20160421

Same age, strangely enough.


2016 is the worst.
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  • Posted: 04/21/2016 19:24
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Tracy K. Smith wrote:
1.

After dark, stars glisten like ice, and the distance they span
Hides something elemental. Not God, exactly. More like
Some thin-hipped glittering Bowie-being—a Starman
Or cosmic ace hovering, swaying, aching to make us see.
And what would we do, you and I, if we could know for sure

That someone was there squinting through the dust,
Saying nothing is lost, that everything lives on waiting only
To be wanted back badly enough? Would you go then,
Even for a few nights, into that other life where you
And that first she loved, blind to the future once, and happy?

Would I put on my coat and return to the kitchen where my
Mother and father sit waiting, dinner keeping warm on the stove?
Bowie will never die. Nothing will come for him in his sleep
Or charging through his veins. And he’ll never grow old,
Just like the woman you lost, who will always be dark-haired

And flush-faced, running toward an electronic screen
That clocks the minutes, the miles left to go. Just like the life
In which I’m forever a child looking out my window at the night sky
Thinking one day I’ll touch the world with bare hands
Even if it burns.

2.

He leaves no tracks. Slips past, quick as a cat. That’s Bowie
For you: the Pope of Pop, coy as Christ. Like a play
Within a play, he’s trademarked twice. The hours

Plink past like water from a window A/C. We sweat it out,
Teach ourselves to wait. Silently, lazily, collapse happens.
But not for Bowie. He cocks his head, grins that wicked grin.

Time never stops, but does it end? And how many lives
Before take-off, before we find ourselves
Beyond ourselves, all glam-glow, all twinkle and gold?

The future isn’t what it used to be. Even Bowie thirsts
For something good and cold. Jets blink across the sky
Like migratory souls.

3.

Bowie is among us. Right here
In New York City. In a baseball cap
And expensive jeans. Ducking into
A deli. Flashing all those teeth
At the doorman on his way back up.
Or he’s hailing a taxi on Lafayette
As the sky clouds over at dusk.
He’s in no rush. Doesn’t feel
The way you’d think he feels.
Doesn’t strut or gloat. Tells jokes.

I’ve lived here all these years
And never seen him. Like not knowing
A comet from a shooting star.
But I’ll bet he burns bright,
Dragging a tail of white-hot matter
The way some of us track tissue
Back from the toilet stall. He’s got
The whole world under his foot,
And we are small alongside,
Though there are occasions

When a man his size can meet
Your eyes for just a blip of time
And send a thought like SHINE
SHINE SHINE SHINE SHINE
Straight to your mind. Bowie,
I want to believe you. Want to feel
Your will like the wind before rain.
The kind everything simply obeys,
Swept up in that hypnotic dance
As if something with the power to do so
Had looked its way and said:
Go ahead.

This is an exerpt from Life On Mars. I've had this book for a few years now, but I was re-reading this last night. It really hit home after Bowie's passing, and I think it echoes what people are saying about both Bowie and Prince.
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  • Posted: 04/21/2016 20:17
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meccalecca wrote:
2016 has been cruel

Amen to this and there is still 8 more months left! I wasn't a Prince fan, but my most favorite singer James Otto is.


Link


God bless you and Prince's family and James always!!!

Holly
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  • Posted: 04/21/2016 20:56
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2016 has taken out 2 of my 12 favorite artists of all-time. If you're familiar with my countdowns, you know i'm omfg-gaga over genesis, but prince was just behind in my adoration.

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  • Posted: 04/22/2016 18:35
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Go here to watch my most favorite singer James Otto sing "Purple Rain" in memory of Prince.

God bless you and Prince's family and James always!!!

Holly

P.S. This performance was just this morning.
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  • Posted: 04/22/2016 18:45
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JOSweetHeart wrote:
there is still 8 more months left!


Such positivity!
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  • Posted: 04/22/2016 21:12
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^^^ I know, I'm sorry. But in my opinion, it is important to be well aware of what is in front of you so that you can prepare for anything that can happen because anything can...good and bad.

God bless you always!!!

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