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Wow! I’d never seen this French advert with #DavidBowie before #Bowie #BowieForever #Bowie75
...And this photograph of David Bowie, taken by Nico Van Der Stam, in 1971. #BOWIE75 #BowieForever #Bowie #DavidBowie Image
David Bowie & @MickJagger at the wedding reception of @EricIdle & @TaniaIdle (nee Kosevich) in 1981

Eric Idle at the Jones’ wedding with #DavidBowie & @The_Real_IMAN in 1992 (images from Eric’s autobiography, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life)

#Bowie died 6 years ago today ImageImage
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One of the Ostrower Family's most valued possessions is a VHS recording of the #StarWars world bcast premiere on CBS from March 1984.

No one owned home videos back then so this was a big BIG deal. It was the only way to rewatch a movie.

(warning: nerdy 🧵 ahead)

We would watch the VHS nearly every weekend (commercials & all)

Over time we realized we had what amounted to a time capsule from the Reagan-era.

Here is an incredible TWA ad from early in the bcast w awk 80s gender politics.

Note the young #PaulaZahn pop on a the end.

The broadcast had "special" cutaways to commercial. Here's #MagicJohnson showing R2D2 some love.

I loved this VHS so much I decided to digitize it in 2008.

And I've been meaning to share some of these amazing ads for years, so here we are...

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A 5 años de la muerte del mas grande artista pop de la segunda mitad del siglo XX repasamos sus discos del peor al mejor. #BowieForever #fiveyears

25. Never let me down (1987), del que poco se puede sacar. Superficial e intrascendente. Solo lo salva un poco el homenaje a Lennon
24. “hours...” (1999). Con muchos momentos de sonido pasteurizado en baladas para adultos. Las buenas melodías se pierden ante la falta de riesgo. Me quedo con el instrumental Brillant adventure. Como con el anterior, estos discos provocaron posteriores giros interesantes
23. Tonight (1984). Lo que quiso ser el sucesor de Let’s Dance terminó siendo un pastiche mediocre con dos covers pasteurizados de canciones que le había producido a Iggy Pop en Berlín. Y la interesante Loving the Alíen de la qué hay que escuchar la versión del Reality Tour.
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Ogni tanto (molto spesso, in realtà, ma soprattutto in giornate come questa) ripenso a dove sarei oggi se diciotto anni fa non avessi comprato quel greatest hits in autogrill, spinto dalla pura e semplice curiosità, dalla necessità di colmare una lacuna nel mio percorso musicale.
A che persona sarei oggi se interi dischi, stralci di interviste, esibizioni live raccattate in maniera carbonara, costumi, pose, tagli di capelli, note biografiche recuperate da ogni libro a disposizione sul mercato -
- apparizioni in film magnifici e film mediocri non si fossero impressi in maniera indelebile nel mio cervello, plasmandone in maniera completamente e irrimediabilmente diversa i confini.
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David Bowie was born 74yrs ago today & died almost exactly 5yrs ago

Six days after his death, we organised an unofficial wake fror #Bowie.

900 people filled the Union Chapel for a 5 hour gig

More than 100 musicians & bands performed 33 #DavidBowie songs
Each performer or band played one #Bowie song

There were a number of highlights, but this version of Sweet Thing by @davidmcalmont, accompanied by @cliffordslapper on the piano, was a spine-tingling.

Watch the full version on @YouTube
I booked the venue on Monday

The press release went out Tuesday

On Wednesday, we sold out tickets (£3 each) in 35 minutes!

The gig was in four days & we had NO acts. NO team

But they’d come

For the love of #Bowie, they’d come

See @guypratt & The Egg
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