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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby Goblin-King » Tuesday January 12th, 2016 6:18am

A while back "River Horse" posted this announcement
http://riverhorse.eu/labyrinth-board-game-announcement/

And this is the facebook page with pictures
https://www.facebook.com/groups/771364686312189/
We got Haggle, Ludo, Sir Didymus and Sarah so far.
Only a backshot of Sarah though. The "puppets" look exactly like in the movie, but of course it's the human characters that'll be the hardest to match.

While "Magic Dance" was the more memorable song, my favorite was always the title song "Underground". Here in an actual music video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwVqOs3Aess&ab_channel=emimusic


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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby Anderas » Tuesday January 12th, 2016 8:11am

I must confess that I don't know a lot about David Bowie. Of his songs, only one or two come to my mind.
After researching a little bit yesterday evening, I found that it was due to his changeability. That one was just not recognizeable after his persona changes. Well done! Other people try to build a brand image and stick to it in order to earn their living as long as possible with a single role, and if it means to sing the same song for 20 years, so be it. And he was always trying to find a way to break the walls his brand image was trying to build around him.

That means that people like me, who listen to music with just half an ear, and watch films while they're really surfing the net, don't see him consciously. But a fan who follows his activity with open eyes, gets always something new to see or hear. There should be more people like him in the showbiz. Then we wouldn't just hear the same three songs in the radio and have the same three plots in different settings in the TV.

So without really knowing him while he was alive, just by my research yesterday I really have the impression that this one is a loss!


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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby bobo8929 » Tuesday January 12th, 2016 10:03am

Have very fond memories of wearing out our Labyrnth tape we ripped from a network broadcast. Was hoping our children would get a chance to see him but cancer took him way too soon! Will check out his new album and listen to his Spotify channel.
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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby Seb » Tuesday January 12th, 2016 8:53pm

Tis' sad news, eventual to be sure, but knowing a living connection to childhood and adult memories has left.

Farewell Major Tom, I'm sure Ziggy Stardust will be right along. Forever the one true Goblin King who lives through song. David Bowie, has passed away and I'm left feeling in a very peculiar way..

Link to Space Oddity at an appropriate time stamp - (leads into joyous outro..)
https://youtu.be/cYMCLz5PQVw?t=2m54s

But as always we can be heroes
https://youtu.be/Tgcc5V9Hu3g

Farewell you chimerical man. |_P

And yes, the new Labyrinth game looks beautifully sculpted.


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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby IvenBach » Wednesday January 13th, 2016 1:17pm

The image below says it all... I propose we alter this threads title to 'Farewell good king: David Bowie is dead...'
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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby GimmeYerGold » Wednesday January 13th, 2016 2:12pm

The Goblin King was my first impression of Bowie. I was mystified and intrigued by this strange person, and the magic he surrounded himself with.

despite the sadness, it makes me happy to see these tributes to Bowie from you guys :)


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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby Sjeng » Saturday January 16th, 2016 7:29am

You can temporarily get the David ‪‎Bowie‬ videogame "Omikron" for free at https://t.co/PdIka4OgKm (for ‪Steam‬ or PC download). Not sure if it's still worth playing, but hey, why not. It has Bowie tracks in it.

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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby yellowmosquito » Wednesday January 20th, 2016 11:40am

I've been listening to David Bowie for years, and have been a huge fan since being a teenager. Since then, my friends have known me as the guy who won't shut up about David Bowie. I was lucky enough to see him on his last tour in 2003, right before he cut it short due to health issues. I've been in tears on and off the last few weeks, which is very odd for me. I've never felt any kind of real loss of a celebrity before this, and I honestly probably never will again. David Bowie was a big deal to me. Every other artist I really love and relate to either collaborated with, was supported by, or was influenced by Bowie. In my opinion, we lost the greatest star in rock music and one of the true visionaries of our culture.

He left us an amazing parting gift. If you haven't done so yet, listen to his new album, Blackstar, and watch the videos he created it. It is absolutely haunting and mesmerizing, and absolutely Bowie. The album is great. All of the reviews came in just before he died, so you can trust that it clearly stands on his own even without Bowie's death. Now that he has died, Bowie has pulled back the curtain and made clear the message and purpose behind the album. Now the rest of us are finally in on the plot. Not even those working with him in the studio knew Bowie had cancer. He kept this secret from everyone, and managed to work 6 hours a day on this record while undergoing chemotherapy. His vision and work ethic is absolutely inspiring. I'm so sad that Bowie is gone, but so happy that he was able to go out on such a high note, and in such a way that was so original and artistic.

Watch the video for Blackstar. It has so many layers of meaning and imagery that it makes my head spin. (I've found at least 4, and think you should analyze it for yourself.) I can't imagine a more mesmerizing tapestry about celebrity, cults, religion, humanity, and death - and all of it is buried just deep enough that it remains difficult to fully grasp.

Watch the video for Lazarus. I dare you not to love Bowie. Even in his last days he created a character for himself, and used a name which suggests that he will return. In many ways, I think he thought he would. Always a showman, even in his last act.
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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby Goblin-King » Wednesday January 20th, 2016 12:03pm

Sjeng wrote:You can temporarily get the David ‪‎Bowie‬ videogame "Omikron" for free at https://t.co/PdIka4OgKm (for ‪Steam‬ or PC download). Not sure if it's still worth playing, but hey, why not. It has Bowie tracks in it.

Not to mention they are actually different from the versions that went on the "Hours" album afterwards.


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Re: David Bowie is dead...

Postby TMU » Thursday March 10th, 2016 5:37pm

I have to say, David Bowie was a genius in so many ways. The next day in school after his death was different. Before school started, the teachers played Bowie from the schools speakers, and at the end of our religion lesson, our religion teacher played Life on Mars to respect the late great legend.
I myself have also enjoyed David Bowie music, life on Mars, heroes and let's dance are often played from my playlist.

Losing both him and Lemmy was a shock, but that's life. You never know when it ends. That is why you need to live it like every day is your last.

RIP both. |_P
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