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R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 11:13 am

Yesterday I heard our great composer and performing artist David Jones, better know as David Bowie, has passed away.

He leaves an incredible catalogue of music behind, and I believe he was one of those who changed the landscape of popular music.
One of my few regrets in life is that I never took the opportunity to see him performing live.

I also start to feel old, now all my childhood heroes are starting to die off....

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by kimrh » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 2:36 pm

Sad news to hear as he was far to young to die at 69 leaving a shattered close knit family behind.
Amazingly talented person who inspired many with his creativity to continually re-invent himself.
His only downfall was he was a pretty heavy smoker most of his adult life and it finally got him when he still had so much talent and time on his side to give back to young inspiring musicians which is now gone.
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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 2:36 pm

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Sad to hear. Ironically I drove the red car yesterday and it still had the CD in from the last wedding I did a few months ago, which had 'Modern Love' on there (great track for driving the bride and groom to the church to). I listened to that track two times on the way to and from work, then found out he had passed away after I'd gotten home.

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by konrad » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 6:02 pm

kimrh wrote:.
His only downfall was he was a pretty heavy smoker most of his adult life and it finally got him
A great man or just another BLOODY IDIOT/WEAKLING ?
There are only three sorts of smokers;
1.. Those who can't quit (weaklings)
2.. Those who have never tried (idiots)
3.. Those with a severe mental illness who lack the ability to recognise consequences.
If you're a smoker then into which category will you place yourself.
David Bowie's death was not a tragedy but more a form of long term suicide.

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 6:13 pm

Bartman4800 wrote:I also start to feel old, now all my childhood heroes are starting to die off....Bart
Worse. :color: Many of these heroes are the same age as yourself or a little younger and they're starting to die off.
But then there is the 27 club - Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Amy Whinehouse etc etc.
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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by otr002 » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 7:47 pm

As the papers said, Planet earth is blue and there is nothing we can do..

Loved his music and loved his spirit, loved the man.

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by otr002 » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 7:58 pm

konrad wrote:
kimrh wrote:.
His only downfall was he was a pretty heavy smoker most of his adult life and it finally got him
A great man or just another BLOODY IDIOT/WEAKLING ?
There are only three sorts of smokers;
1.. Those who can't quit (weaklings)
2.. Those who have never tried (idiots)
3.. Those with a severe mental illness who lack the ability to recognise consequences.
If you're a smoker then into which category will you place yourself.
David Bowie's death was not a tragedy but more a form of long term suicide.

Smoking may kill many but bigotry kills far more

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by konrad » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 9:47 pm

Smoking may kill many but bigotry kills far more[/quote]

Not MAY kill.
DOES kill.
but.....................
it is a common strategy to try to direct attention away from one vice by drawing attention to another.
Many things kill far more.
Disease, mal-nutrition and war all probably kill more but these victims don't choose to kill themselves and pay $$$ for the privilege of doing so.
They are VICTIMS.
Smokers are FOOLS or WEAKLINGS

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by Lance » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 10:44 pm

Wow, how to hijack a thread, I just wish I could be as strong and clever as you, you must have no faults.
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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by otr002 » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 10:49 pm

konrad wrote:Smoking may kill many but bigotry kills far more

Smokers are FOOLS or WEAKLINGS[/quote]


So are bigots

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by konrad » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 1:18 am

I am about the same age as David Bowie and I gave up smoking at age 15 after watching a documentary on the effects of smoking.
I have absolutely no doubt that David Bowie, along with almost all other smokers from this time were warned of the danger to life from this activity.
Why then did they, in the full knowledge of the risks, decide to continue with this life ending practice.
Was it peer pressure or were they trying to cultivate some sort of image for themselves. Perhaps they have tried to quit but have found the pain too great. One might easily argue that such failings are a sign of some sort of weakness of character. On the other hand, if they were to claim that they were unaware of the risks or, even worse, argue that their are no risks or that the benefits outweigh the risks then how can that person be described as anything but foolish. Bigot: Obstinate and intolerant adherent of a creed or view Not sure that this is the correct word. I think that (perhaps) the word "view" should be removed from the definition otherwise any person who has an "obstinate and intolerant view" against (say) murder, slavery, theft, war, lying, cheating or many other vices, could, under this definition, be labelled a bigot.
So, stop the name calling and if you are a smoker then "grow a pair" and QUIT today as hundreds of thousands have done before you.
As for David Bowie...............sorry mate but you knew what you were getting yourself in for. Another life cut too short.

p.s. Good luck and no thanks needed for trying to save your life.

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by tips » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 8:23 am

Back on topic.

Just an absolute legend and talented Muso demonstrated by the way he just evolved his music through each decade and stayed relevant in the industry and to his fans, new and old. My view is he probably put so many toxic things through his body over the years, which made his music what it was through those times, he was probably fortunate to survive to 69.
Love the way he left the legacy of his last album and video which demonstrates that the music meant more than anything.
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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by parker » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 9:48 am

Great Artist.
He died from liver cancer, Konrad,
i have choosed the daily mirror, for you
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-n ... er-7160865

Liver is the organ what cleans the blood, the organ that cleans the air called lung, L U N G.
Otherwise nice that you will remember DB as a smoker and not for his music.

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by parker » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 10:42 am

Great Artist.
He died from liver cancer, Konrad,
i have choosed the daily mirror, for you
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-n ... er-7160865

Liver is the organ what cleans the blood, the organ that cleans the air called lung, L U N G.
Otherwise nice that you will remember DB as a smoker and not for his music.

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 10:55 am

Gentlemen, gentlemen

Please do not start a personal vendetta here over the death of a fallen hero.

David Bowie was far from a perfect person but a unique artist.

When he was in his "thin white duke" period he most likely consumed quite a bit of narcotics, which does no good for the liver.
Snorting coke is probably not good for the lungs either.

But a lot of artistic people try to find ways to "break through" - "transcend" etc. with the help of narcotics or alcohol. It helps them to find inspiration.
Not something I can fully understand as a very rational kinda bloke. But I think I can grasp the concept.
It is about a shorter and more "vibrant" life vs a long and possibly "duller" life (like mine :laughing6: )

By the way Mr. Parker: the LUNGS are not for cleaning air, but for the exchange of O2 and CO2 from our blood stream to the environment.
Unfortunately they are built in a way that a lot of debris stays behind, like asbestos fibres, smoke particles and more...

Anyway Phil, if you are looking for a job on the side, come to Medina and stand in the doorway of the local IGA. Maybe they will listen to you, because I doubt they are listening to their doctor...

There's lots of people visiting there who look 15-25 years older than their actual age, due to smoking and other abuse.
On the dole, but still able to fork out 20 bucks for a packet of cancer sticks - which are so beautifully adorned with the most horrible pictures imaginable....

I always wonder how they explain that to their kids.


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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by parker » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 11:43 am

Bartmann you are of course right with your explanation about the lung function. +1
But it doesn t change the fact that iron conny hijacked the subject of the original post.
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Post by thirstymerc » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 12:02 pm

Bowies merc really is a beauty! Imagine cruising around in this.... :love10:
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Post by thirstymerc » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 12:07 pm

He will be sorely missed. Amazing man and talent.
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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by kimrh » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 1:20 pm

thirstymerc wrote:Bowies merc really is a beauty! Imagine cruising around in this.... :love10:
Wow he certainly was not short on style even with his car collection
Amazing car for an amazing man who led an amazing lifestyle and made a ton of cash along the way to lead an opulent life
Any more pics of that Merc
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Post by otr002 » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 2:27 pm

konrad wrote:I am about the same age as David Bowie and I gave up smoking at age 15 after watching a documentary on the effects of smoking.
I have absolutely no doubt that David Bowie, along with almost all other smokers from this time were warned of the danger to life from this activity.
Why then did they, in the full knowledge of the risks, decide to continue with this life ending practice.
Was it peer pressure or were they trying to cultivate some sort of image for themselves. Perhaps they have tried to quit but have found the pain too great. One might easily argue that such failings are a sign of some sort of weakness of character. On the other hand, if they were to claim that they were unaware of the risks or, even worse, argue that their are no risks or that the benefits outweigh the risks then how can that person be described as anything but foolish. Bigot: Obstinate and intolerant adherent of a creed or view Not sure that this is the correct word. I think that (perhaps) the word "view" should be removed from the definition otherwise any person who has an "obstinate and intolerant view" against (say) murder, slavery, theft, war, lying, cheating or many other vices, could, under this definition, be labelled a bigot.
So, stop the name calling and if you are a smoker then "grow a pair" and QUIT today as hundreds of thousands have done before you.
As for David Bowie...............sorry mate but you knew what you were getting yourself in for. Another life cut too short.

p.s. Good luck and no thanks needed for trying to save your life.

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No, not a smoker, but someone that see's you as a stupid bigot, who is intolerable to other views.

A great man has died and you see this as a platform to air you're bigotry, how proud the rest of 'merica must be of you.

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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by pastelgrey300D » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 3:42 pm

Guys, please keep this on topic. One of the great things about ozbenz is that we are relatively free of the aforementioned poo-slinging that overruns other forums. Craig B has started another discussion about smoking in the tailpipe section. Back on track and no personal attacks please or thread will be locked.

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Post by cuisses » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 7:52 pm

kimrh wrote:
thirstymerc wrote:Bowies merc really is a beauty! Imagine cruising around in this.... :love10:
Wow he certainly was not short on style even with his car collection
Amazing car for an amazing man who led an amazing lifestyle and made a ton of cash along the way to lead an opulent life
Any more pics of that Merc

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Post by John Green » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 10:08 pm

cuisses wrote:
He liked his Mercedes, but it probably wouldn't have been a good idea to have loaned him your SEC:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Always_Cr ... e_Same_Car
David, you need counselling... How do you have enough time to analyse these threads and then come up with a fact that that one...
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Post by John Green » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 10:08 pm

BTW, I think I just complimented you....
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Post by cuisses » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 10:23 pm

John Green wrote:BTW, I think I just complimented you....

Don't make a habit of it. We all know how your colleagues look to you for guidance, and if Chris or Murray started offering compliments we would all die of shock.
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Post by rossie11 » Sat 24 Dec, 2016 11:24 am

I am relatively new on this site ans interested in off topic discussions.

I was never a fan a fan of Bowie, even though we are, were, the same age. If indeed he did die of liver cancer, i say if, because nobody really knows, only what the media say. But if he did die of this liver cancer, it was a result of years of drug abuse and hep C, not related to smoking. And i just love the so called experts who go on about smoking, i smoke and have done so for years, my choice and i accept the risks.

But i left a couple of other sites because people just want to slag off other people without thought for anybodies feelings. Just think before you take offence at what people say, remember its only words and as far as i know, words never killed anybody.

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Post by Ludwig » Sun 25 Dec, 2016 2:55 am

"so called experts"
just a bunch of troublemakers if you ask me.
yep. next time you need a heart/lung transplant get your mate from down the pub to do it.
Pffft............."experts" who needs em????
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Re: R.I.P. David Bowie

Post by Charlie Buckett » Sun 05 Mar, 2017 11:54 pm

An old post I know. But Bowie was very important to me. Up there with Lennon. It's really sad that someone took this thread off topic in such a disrespectful way, so just for the record, Bowie gave up smoking about 13 years before his death, and the drink and drugs 30 years before his death. So big respect to his determination.
Now, Here is Bowie with some Mercs, and he lets his wife drive, that's a man.
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