The Day the Music Died

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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Hansontoons » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:31 pm

AmriloJim wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:I usually mark the passing of even favored musical and acting talents with just a modicum of sadness. But I have really been feeling down over Mr. Bowie's passing. He's one of the ones I'll really miss.
Take comfort in that David knew the end was nigh, managed to be productive to the very end (and happy, judging by his birthday photo shoot) and shuffled off this mortal coil on his own terms. To that end i echo, "Well played, sirrah, well played."
Yes, not a word, not a peep about his condition while he finishes Blackstar, unless I missed mention of it. I knew he had not been looking well, but I put that down to age and hard living. My experience with his music was initially what was on the radio, stuff like "Rebel, rebel" or "Suffragette City". Then when I went off to Skool I was exposed to "Low" from a friends record pile. Then I bought "Heroes" and later he picked up "Lodger". Next was "Scary Monsters". After that my interest waned as his style evolved. We all have to go at some point, and I second AmriloJim's sentiment.

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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:48 am

On the "Misfile" board, one of the regulars who lives in England says she was aware of the cancer.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Jabberwonky » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:20 am

AmriloJim wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:I usually mark the passing of even favored musical and acting talents with just a modicum of sadness. But I have really been feeling down over Mr. Bowie's passing. He's one of the ones I'll really miss.
Take comfort in that David knew the end was nigh, managed to be productive to the very end (and happy, judging by his birthday photo shoot) and shuffled off this mortal coil on his own terms. To that end i echo, "Well played, sirrah, well played."
Hear hear! It's obvious with the content and the timing that he was fully aware and seemed to be at peace with it.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Julie » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:30 am

DinkyInky wrote:
jwhouk wrote:Mine will be when Sir Paul passes.

Goodbye Ziggy Stardust.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I don't even wanna think about that.
I've already told the people in my office that I'll be taking a personal day when that happens. :( That one will hurt worse.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Sgt. Howard » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:45 am

Julie wrote:
DinkyInky wrote:
jwhouk wrote:Mine will be when Sir Paul passes.

Goodbye Ziggy Stardust.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I don't even wanna think about that.
I've already told the people in my office that I'll be taking a personal day when that happens. :( That one will hurt worse.
Either Sir Paul or his remaining co-hort Ringo
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by DinkyInky » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:45 am

Julie wrote:
DinkyInky wrote:
jwhouk wrote:Mine will be when Sir Paul passes.

Goodbye Ziggy Stardust.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I don't even wanna think about that.
I've already told the people in my office that I'll be taking a personal day when that happens. :( That one will hurt worse.
Sgt. Howard wrote:Either Sir Paul or his remaining co-hort Ringo
I was quite young...only seven when John was murdered. Growing up surrounded with music, it crushed me that someone could do that to a musician of that caliber, much less any human being.
Several times during my school career(after I left the hell hole), various teachers and principals played "Imagine" on the anniversary of his death.

Harrison's passing hit hard too.

That we feel so strongly at their passing is a reflection on the power music has, and why it is so important to nurture it wherever it's heard, felt, seen.

David Bowie, Queen, The Who...these musicians formed my teenaged years. I cried myself silly in school when Freddie Mercury lost his fight(and assisted in the fight against the ruddy school system for trying to deny us our Queen filled exit from high school for stupid ass reasons) and will be utterly crushed when it's Roger Daltrey's turn(he had a close call last year).

I shudder for today's youth when all the rock God's have gone...and what if anything shall remain to fill the void.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Typeminer » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:06 pm

DinkyInky wrote:I shudder for today's youth when all the rock Gods have gone...and what if anything shall remain to fill the void.
Someone will pick it up for them. Every generation goes through this.

My parents were 30 and 34 in 1963--and they hated the Beatles. Thought music was dead. Never got rock and roll at all. My mother warned us that Procul Harum fans would take their lumps someday, when something even worse came along. Now all those Lennon and McCartney songs are standards, and Whiter Shade of Pale is rumored to be the most-played jukebox selection of all time.

All the old folks interviewed by the local papers would complain about how big band orchestras used to play music, but these modern kids with electric guitars just made noise. The kinder ones always said they felt bad for the kids, because how would they ever have any romantic memories of something like Hard Day's Night?

Nirvana never did much for me, but I understand the hurt for Kurt Cobain's fans. We've been there too many times.

There will be plenty of great music. We just might not like it a whole lot. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Alkarii » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:57 pm

People latch onto the artists who have an understanding of what their life is like. If I ever have kids, I won't expect them to be moved by songs like Slipknot's "Snuff," Stone Sour's "Bother," or Five Finger Death Punch's "Wrong Side of Heaven."

(Watch the video for the last one by yourself if you're concerned about people seeing you cry. It's a great video, but the content is sad.)

Most upbeat music never struck a chord with me (no pun intended).

My generation's idols are people like Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), and Jonathan Davis (Korn). It's not so much their styles as it is their lyrical content, although the emotion they put into their music resonates a lot with their fans. That's probably true of each generation's idols, though.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by GlytchMeister » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:32 am

I'm a generation behind. I like stuff as old as the Beatles, and I especially enjoy stuff similar to AC/DC, Ozzy, old Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Rush... Basically anything that's called "Classic Rock". Most newer rock doesn't really do anything for me. I sort of skip over new rock, hip-hop, pop, rap... And then I land in Dubstep, house, drum n' bass, and a bit of trance.

The only country I listen to without complaining vociferously is Jonny Cash... Though I did stumble upon "Mr. Shorty" by Marty Robbins a while ago. That one is alright.

Anyway... Most of my music heroes are dead, many of them were dead before I heard of them, and some were dead before I was born.

I carry their music onwards. It's the listeners who keep the music alive, who grant the musicians immortality, through memory.

As for the whole "music" vs "noise" thing... That's what's happening between people who grew up with classic rock and people who are growing up with Dubstep.

I see them both as music... They are wildly different, but both are music.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Julie » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:41 am

Sgt. Howard wrote:
Julie wrote:
jwhouk wrote:Mine will be when Sir Paul passes.

I've already told the people in my office that I'll be taking a personal day when that happens. :( That one will hurt worse.
Either Sir Paul or his remaining co-hort Ringo
Erm...I kind of feel bad saying this, but Ringo's passing won't really hurt so much as it will be noteworthy. I'll give him a moment of silence for his involvement with The Beatles, but I won't shed a tear. Paul's death, on the other hand, will probably leave me curled up in my bed sobbing.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by DinkyInky » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:13 am

Sgt. Howard wrote:
Julie wrote:
jwhouk wrote:Mine will be when Sir Paul passes.

I've already told the people in my office that I'll be taking a personal day when that happens. :( That one will hurt worse.
Either Sir Paul or his remaining co-hort Ringo
Julie wrote:Erm...I kind of feel bad saying this, but Ringo's passing won't really hurt so much as it will be noteworthy. I'll give him a moment of silence for his involvement with The Beatles, but I won't shed a tear. Paul's death, on the other hand, will probably leave me curled up in my bed sobbing.
I like Ringo. His son drums for The Who currently. I love his quirkiness, a fave ever since watching, "Help!" He seemed more normal. I love Paul's music, and it will totally wreck me, but Ringo seemed...like that guy you met at the pub, friendly...hard working...real.
Like you walking in, and there's some punk sitting in his chair, hear the news, and you realise you're never going to get to pay him back those two bits he spotted you, nor hear the rest of that story about his Gran 'da and the spanner.

I used to frequent a few Irish pubs. The above situation actually happened to me at one.

Pádraig's two dollar coins still sit in a shotglass on the top of the bar shelves...at least since I last was there in 2003. I heard it still is.

So yeah, I'll cry a bit for Ringo.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by TazManiac » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:06 pm

AmriloJim wrote:Sad week for music... Cooley, Lemmy, and now Ziggy...

Sir, who is/was Lemmy?

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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by DinkyInky » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:55 pm

TazManiac wrote:
AmriloJim wrote:Sad week for music... Cooley, Lemmy, and now Ziggy...

Sir, who is/was Lemmy?
Motorhead frontman.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by jwhouk » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:41 pm

Julie wrote: Erm...I kind of feel bad saying this, but Ringo's passing won't really hurt so much as it will be noteworthy. I'll give him a moment of silence for his involvement with The Beatles, but I won't shed a tear. Paul's death, on the other hand, will probably leave me curled up in my bed sobbing.
This, so much this.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by AmriloJim » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:28 pm

DinkyInky wrote:
TazManiac wrote:
AmriloJim wrote:Sad week for music... Cooley, Lemmy, and now Ziggy...
Sir, who is/was Lemmy?
Motorhead frontman.
Thank you, D.

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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Jabberwonky » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:31 am

AmriloJim wrote:...This could go in the "Fire Drink" thread as easily... FOOD & BEVERAGE MAGAZINE Renames Jack And Coke In LEMMY's Honor
Love it...
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Post by DinkyInky » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:13 pm

Yes.
Yanno how some people have Angels/Devils for a conscience? I have a Dark Elf ShadowKnight and a Half Elf Ranger for mine. The really bad part is when they agree on something.

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Post by Just Old Al » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:08 pm

Just too much.

Even though I keep up on the music scene (Glytch and I had a conversation on dubstep not too long ago) I misted up when I heard about Bowie. I
I remember running across the Ziggy album, going "whaaaa" and the playing it...and again...and again.

For me it's going to be when Justin Hayward is no longer with us. The Moody Blues was a big part of the backdrop of ny youth. "Forever Autumn" still puts a lump in my throat.
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Post by DinkyInky » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:18 pm

Just Old Al wrote:Just too much.

Even though I keep up on the music scene (Glytch and I had a conversation on dubstep not too long ago) I misted up when I heard about Bowie. I
I remember running across the Ziggy album, going "whaaaa" and the playing it...and again...and again.

For me it's going to be when Justin Hayward is no longer with us. The Moody Blues was a big part of the backdrop of ny youth. "Forever Autumn" still puts a lump in my throat.
The Moody Blues...Days of Future Passed. My dad gave me that album as a kid. Hauntingly beautiful. I agree Al. So many glories.
Yanno how some people have Angels/Devils for a conscience? I have a Dark Elf ShadowKnight and a Half Elf Ranger for mine. The really bad part is when they agree on something.

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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Jabberwonky » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:37 pm

DinkyInky wrote:
Just Old Al wrote:Just too much.

Even though I keep up on the music scene (Glytch and I had a conversation on dubstep not too long ago) I misted up when I heard about Bowie. I
I remember running across the Ziggy album, going "whaaaa" and the playing it...and again...and again.

For me it's going to be when Justin Hayward is no longer with us. The Moody Blues was a big part of the backdrop of ny youth. "Forever Autumn" still puts a lump in my throat.
The Moody Blues...Days of Future Passed. My dad gave me that album as a kid. Hauntingly beautiful. I agree Al. So many glories.
I got that album as a Christmas gift, so good...
I'mma have to look it up and give another listen...
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