Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

To disable ads, please log-in.

Shop at TeamEstrogen.com for women's cycling apparel.

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    northern Virginia
    Posts
    5,854

    And love's such an old-fashioned word

    To disable ads, please log-in.

    I was never a huge fan of David Bowie's music. I remember hearing Space Oddity on the car radio when I was very young. I recall my roommate in college playing Changesonebowie a lot on the stereo, and I very much did not get along with that roommate so I didn't really want her to play any music. But a few years later I went out and bought Changesbowie on cd, and there's not a song on it that I don't like. I love Modern Love. But I never sought out any of his other recordings.

    Then there's Under Pressure. I love that song. I remember the tribute concert to Freddie Mercury, when Annie Lennox joined David Bowie for the vocals.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ildVYgYWPqc

    The lyrics at the end of that song bring me to tears, especially today.

    More than anything I admire his different-ness, his courage to look and sound and dress the way he wanted, to be himself and then to change it all when it seemed right. I think he gave strength to others who felt different. I hope he did.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    10,956
    To me it was like he was singing the anthem of my life. I've always been an outsider and something about his music always went to my heart and seemed to give me permission to acknowledge my feelings and emotions, Freddie Mercury had the same effect but not to the same degree. RIP David!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Concord, MA
    Posts
    13,142
    I never knew it was him that sang any of those songs...
    of course, this shows my total oblivion to music.
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Western Canada-prairies, mountain & ocean
    Posts
    6,982
    Though I wouldn't naturally turn to his music, he was a true artist --trying different things, breaking barriers and succeeding to be..his truest artistic self.

    For the past 15 yrs., I tend to listen to classical (baroque) instrumental and choral music. I'm lazy, I just want pure sound, not words, to relax/zone out.
    My Personal blog on cycling & other favourite passions.
    遙知馬力日久見人心 Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long period of time, you get to know whatís in a personís heart.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    10,956
    Quote Originally Posted by shootingstar View Post
    Though I wouldn't naturally turn to his music, he was a true artist --trying different things, breaking barriers and succeeding to be..his truest artistic self.

    For the past 15 yrs., I tend to listen to classical (baroque) instrumental and choral music. I'm lazy, I just want pure sound, not words, to relax/zone out.
    I go both directions with music, I've moods when only my favorite rockers from back in the day will do, and others when I need Bach or some other Classical favorite.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Mrs. KnottedYet
    Posts
    8,982
    RIP David Bowie. Now he sings again with Freddie:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkk
    Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on the road ~ Motobecane Mixte
    N+1 new bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Commuter ~ Soma Buena Vista Mixte

    http://madeinusareviews.blogspot.com/

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    IL/FL
    Posts
    3,863
    Changesonebowie was the soundtrack to my middle teenage years, I loved how he defied labels and being pigeonholed in a world bent on doing exactly that.

    Electra Townie 7D

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Sillycon Valley, California
    Posts
    4,869
    Loved him since I was in high school, let me know it was OK to be different. Cried a lot yesterday, felt like I lost a family member. To quote Margaret Cho, Rest in Power David. Thank you for everything.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •