Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saturday Night Dance Party!

 




This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.


RIP, David Bowie.  These are my fave Bowie songs.  Ignore the child abuser in the last video; he contributes nothing.

Spouse has also made his fave Bowie choices; check 'em out!

PS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDRA!

46 comments:

  1. M'ning, A.M.
    Still without sound, 'fraid, so can't get the most out of your postings, which may well now be the case until I can get someone to fix this thing or, better, get a new computer. All that's some way away yet.

    But of course we all know the tracks you've chosen, the bizarre last one popping up all over the place recently, as it does every Xmas, with Bing looking as though he didn't know who this young gatecrasher was. That single got to #3 here, the others to #1 and #18 respectively.

    I can remember first hearing 'Space Oddity' back in '69 even before it hit the charts. It got only up to #5 then, though got the top on its '75 re-release. That first time I sat up, knowing from the start that he had something special and non-derivative about him, though naturally I had no idea that he was to be such a major influence for getting on for half a century. It's dreadfully sad to have seen him go, being one of those few whom we just assumed would always be around. Gratitude to him for having given us so many keynote songs to have various marked stages of our own lives.

    So how art thou? Still teeth-chattering weather there? Our freezing temps are due to alleviate a little over coming days. It's been bad enough here, my having to lock in you-know-who at night and keep heating on low. but I'm in the far south and we haven't had it half as bad as folks up north and in Scotland. But I think we're all crying that we've had enough, thank you - and roll on Spring!

    Have a splendiferous w/e. Make sure that ALL are kept warm - and we'll see ya later!
    Byeeee.

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    1. dude was too young to go.

      still cold here; we had our first ice storm on tuesday - a PITA to drive in to work. I have read about the terrible floods up north in the UK; and the people do not have the means in some cases to repair their homes. spring baseball starts in one month from now; THAT says springtime to me!

      pussies and spouse and I are all well; hope you and yours are the same. {{{{{hugs}}}}}

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    2. Are you telling me Philly has a baseball team?

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    3. well, yeah, they are a buncha LOSERS, but there IS a baseball team in this city.

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  2. Three different and fitting tributes. Thanks for adding them.
    JP

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    1. you are most welcome, spo 50K comment winner!

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  3. Bowie now dead, and Jagger hanging on at 72. Where the hell has the time gone??
    Nice tribute, but I agree - - Crosby was a pompous asshole, not quite as talented as he's given credit for.

    Am I in a bad mood?
    Naw, but I'm just too cold to dance.

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    1. I cannot for the life of me figure out how mick is still amongst us, as is keith richards.

      all crosby's crap sounded the same.

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  4. Good Morning! My favorite is his pairing with Queen.

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    1. and you are in luck cause spouse picked that one! go visit his blog!

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  5. I wasn't a huge Bowie fan, but oh what an influence he had on music, and still has today.

    RIP David

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    1. earlier this week, the classical music station played "peter and the wolf" with bowie's narration and eugene ormandy's (our own mr. philadelphia orchestra) direction. FAB-U-LOUS piece of music!

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    2. Now THAT would have been great to hear!

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    3. can probably find it on CD from amazon...

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  6. Can there be any other suitable choice this week? No.

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  7. Hope you're having a great morning. It sure was a terrible week for celebrity deaths.

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  8. It's hard to believe an icon of my times is dead. So sad but we still have his music. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  9. RIP David.
    Agree on BC: The man had everything. Why wouldn't he treat his children better?

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    1. because he was a drunken pig? I refuse to listen to any of his songs.

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  10. Ah, I remember that number so well! Bowie and Jagger - all the apes were dancing to it! What do you think of Mick's lips, Anne Marie? Joan Rivers said she once saw him suck an egg out of a chicken.

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    1. reminds me of kim kartrashian's lips - injected and ugly. I would believe joan's statement...

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  11. Needless to say, I've been on a Bowie kick all week...listening to old cd's

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  12. Androgyny at its finest. Whilst in school I remember our teacher playing "Space Oddity" for us during our unit on learning about space, this was about 1979/80. I remember our teacher explaining the line "and the papers want to know whose shirts you wear". Not really about space per se but I guess you gotta keep the kids interested in the subject somehow!

    I knew all the "hits" growing up, but for some reason had never heard "Heroes". I discovered that song about a year ago (or rather, the video on YouTube) and had that on repeat for the longest time.

    What simply amazes me is how his illness and impending death was kept secret in this day and age of everybody knows everything about celebrities (whether that was the celebrity's doing or the tabloid press).

    ~ Freckles

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    1. I KNOW! with the krapdashians and the duggars always putting their shit out there...who know bowie was ill other than his family? and that's the way it should be.

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  13. I'm with Bob, I was never a huge Bowie fan, but did like some of his music, and how can one deny what he has given to music and the gay community with his no labels and being different is just fine. RIP David.

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    1. I'm with you and bob on bowie, but I recognize the contributions he made to music.

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  14. all these lovely tunes.
    Here is my favorite -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VppuD1St8Ec

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  15. Thanks you for my 'Happy Birthday' shout out. You put a smile on my face. Nice way to start my morning.

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    1. :)
      Hope you're having a good one.

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    2. 15F at 7a this morning; I'mma staying inside where it's warm!

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    3. Weather coming doesn't look good. Stay safe.
      If I'm reading the pattern correctly, we're looking at more ice than snow. Rather have the snow.

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    4. our guv has already declared a state of emergency for this weekend. we are good; we have food and wine and cat food and yarn (for me) and wood for the fireplace. and a contractor who will snowplow our driveway/shovel our walks after it stops.

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  16. How's the weather there? Has it started snowing?

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    1. it started at 7p; still going strong at 12:50a; about 3 inches out there (that's what she said). only the PENNDOT work crews are on the streets plowing (I live on a "snow emergency" route).

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  17. Enjoyed Let's Dance, for God knows which time - such a classic... But, I actually adore Bowie's song China Girl! <3

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