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Is Bowie /lit/?
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Yes
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Bowie was an absolute patrician
http://www.beat.com.au/music/list-david-bowies-100-favourite-books
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>>12576938
he liked Mishima so kind of I guess
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>>12576976
pewdiepie also likes mishima
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>>12576981
I like mishima
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>>12576984
I like you :)
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>>12576938
Bowie was more than just /lit/.
The guy was kind of a 20th century renaissance man.
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>>12576968
Berlin Alexanderplatz

Based Bowie
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>>12576986
I always see this posted.

Why is that? Is it just because of his musical works/themes/lyrics?

Or did he also perform in other areas?
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>>12576968
I want to be Bowiepilled
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https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/arts/design/david-bowie-on-his-favorite-artists.html
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>>12576996
yeah he also acted, drew, produced and did some other shit
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ONCE THERE WERE MOUNTAINS ON MOUNTAINS
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I bless you madly,
Sadly as I tie my shoes
I love you badly,
Just in time, at times, I guess
Because of you I need to rest
Because it's you
That sets the test

So much has gone
And little is new
And as the sparrow sings
Dawn chorus for
Someone else to hear
The Thinker sits alone growing older
And so bitter

I gave Them life
I gave Them all
They drained my very soul
...Dry
I crushed my heart
To ease their pains
No thought for me remains there
Nothing can they spare
What of me?
Who praised their efforts
To be free?
Words of strength and care
And sympathy
I opened doors
That would have blocked their way
I braved their cause to guide,
For little pay
I ravaged at my finance just for those
Those whose claims were steeped in peace, tranquility
Those who said a new world, new ways ever free
Those whose promises stretched in hope and grace for me"

I bless you madly,
Sadly as I tie my shoes
I love you badly, just in time,
At times, I guess
Because of you I need to rest, oh yes
Because it's you
That sets the test

So much has gone
And little is new
And as the sunrise stream
Flickers on me,
My friends talk
Of glory, untold dream, where all is God and God is just a word

We had a friend, a talking man
Who spoke of many powers that he had
Not of the best of men, but ours
We used him
We let him use his powers
We let him fill our needs
Now we are strong
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>>12577031
And the road is coming to its end
Now the damned have no time to make amends
No purse of token fortune stands in our way
The silent guns of love
Will blast the sky
We broke the ruptured structure built of age
Our weapons were the tongues of crying rage
Where money stood
We planted seeds of rebirth
And stabbed the backs of fathers
Sons of dirt
Infiltrated business cesspools
Hating through our sleeves

Yea, and we slit the Catholic throat
Stoned the poor
On slogans such as
'Wish You Could Hear'
'Love Is All We Need'
'Kick Out The Jams'
'Kick Out Your Mother'
'Cut Up Your Friend'
'Screw Up Your Brother or He'll Get You In the End'
And we know the flag of love is from above
And we can force you to be free
And we can force you to believe

And I close my eyes and tighten up my brain
For I once read a book in which the lovers were slain
For they knew not the words of the Free States' refrain
It said:
"I believe in the power of good
I believe in the state of love
I will fight for the right to be right
I will kill for the good of the fight for the right to be right"

And I open my eyes to look around
And I see a child laid slain
On the ground
As a love machine lumbers through desolation rows
Plowing down man, woman, listening to its command
But not hearing anymore
Not hearing anymore
Just the shrieks from the old rich

And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'Now'
And I want to believe
That a light's shining through
Somehow
And I want to believe
And you want to believe
And we want to believe
And we want to live
Oh, we want to live!
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>>12577029
AND ONCE THERE WERE SUN BIRDS TO SOAR WITH
AND ONCE I COULD NEVER BE DOWN
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>>12576996
he starred in a film based on a really great book
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>>12577031
>>12577035
Too bad people remember him for songs like Let's Dance and Rebel Rebel, and not this masterpiece
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When all the world was very young
And mountain magic heavy hung
The supermen would walk in file
Guardians of a loveless isle
And gloomy browed with super fear their tragic endless lives
Heaves nor sighs in solemn, perverse serenity
wondrous beings chained to life

Strange games they would play then
No death for the perfect men
Life rolls into one for them
So softly a super god cries

Where all were minds in uni-thought
Power is weird by mystics taught
No pain, no joy, no power too great
Colossal strength to grasp a fate
Where sad-eyed mermen tossed in slumbers
Nightmare dreams no mortal mind could hold
A man would tear his brother's flesh, a chance to die
To turn to mold

Far out in the red-sky
Far out from the sad eyes
Strange, mad celebration
So softly a super god cries

Far out in the red-sky
Far out from the sad eyes
Strange, mad celebration
So softly a super god dies
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>>12576986
He was an actor, he wrote and composed musicals, he worked on art films with Warhol, and even took a seat in the booth to produce other musicians' work.
He did this across multiple decades with widespread popular reception.
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he was based as all fuck
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>>12576985
I hate you ;)
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>>12576996
>Or did he also perform in other areas?
Yes, he did dance and mime and theatre and acting, he painted, he worked with electronic instruments very early on, he produced a program for apple back in the 1990s to jumble up lyrics in an variation of Burroughs cut up technique
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>good actor
>good singer
>good taste in books

Was there literally nothing he could not do?
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>>12577107
Rude
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>>12576968
>A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
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>>12576968
>http://www.beat.com.au/music/list-david-bowies-100-favourite-books
>Beano
based and beanopilled
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It is creepy how sick for aproving those braindead /mu/tards are. Dylan, that other shits and now this.
MOOOOOOOOOOODS
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http://hem.bredband.net/stuabr/diary.htm

This was his attempt at writing fiction as a tie in to the 1. Outside album.
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>>12577196
This.
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>>12576938
Honestly who isn't /lit/?
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>>12577127
I genuinely believe he was one of the greatest human beings of the 20th century
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>>12576981
Who gives a shit about that retard
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i love bowie so much bros
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>>12577073
Don't forget that he was also a white nationalist, which makes him even more based.
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Bowie is great, but Cohen is the true pop Renaissance man
>be acclaimed poet
>fuck it, let's try a novel
>become acclaimed novelist
>hey, people seem to make a lot of money from songs these days
>become acclaimed songwriter
>Miami Vice is great, wonder if I can act too?
>is goat guest actor on Miami Vice
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because love's such an old fashioned word
and love dares you to care
for the people on the edge of the night
and love dares you to change
our way of caring about ourselves
this is our last dance
this is ourselves
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>>12577924
Muh coke made me do it
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>>12577048
Can't find the book anywhere. Is at least good?
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>>12577048
Based and YMOpilled.
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>>12578339
Cohen is indeed based, but they're more similar than you'd expect in regards to their obsessions with mysticism and occultism which made them both /lit/ as fuck
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>>12578339
you forgot
>become zen buddhist monk
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>>12578339
He's not nearly as versatile as Bowie, even within music where Bowie would switch genres almost with every album
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>>12576968
>Bowie was an absolute patrician
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His son turned out like shit but Bowie himself was definitely /lit/
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>>12579991
based, actually
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>>12577156
It got a bit too deep for me when Dennis became his own father.
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>>12580004
Not really. Why’d the fool procreate?
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>>12580069
It takes some serious introspection to realize when you've made a fatal mistake, tranny namefag.
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>>12579991
Moon was good tbf
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>>12579991
What a vain faggot. Jesus. Bowie was a better father even.
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he was great for sure
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>>12576938
For a teen-banging druggie, he was extremely /lit/; perhaps it was because of this in fact
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>>12581120
You don't know that. If Bowie was really a good father his son would have turned out better.
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>>12579866
Bowie is a better musician but Cohen's secondary stuff is better than Bowie.
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>>12577924
It’s not the side effects of the cocaine
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>>12577137
>>A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
Sounds like some American hating, commie jew shit.
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>>12582814
People's Histories (and there are a lot of them for different periods) aren't actually explicitly Marxist in terms of historiography. They just look at history from the perspective of the broader population.

Marxist historians would look at class conflict, material necessity, etc. where (to my knowledge) Zinn and Eric Hazan are not actually Marxists at all.
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>>12577924
BASED

>Rock stars are fascists. Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars. . .Look at some of his films and see how he moved. I think he was quite as good as Jagger. It’s astounding. And boy, when he hit that stage, he worked an audience. Good God! He was no politician. He was a media artist. He used politics and theatrics and created this thing that governed and controlled the show for 12 years. The world will never see his like again. He staged a country […] People aren’t very bright, you know? They say they want freedom, but when they get the chance, they pass up Nietzsche and choose Hitler because he would march into a room to speak and music and lights would come on at strategic moments. It was rather like a rock ‘n roll concert. The kids would get very excited—girls got hot and sweaty and guys wished it was them up there. That, for me, is the rock ‘n roll experience
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>>12583979
Why would I want to look at history from the average retard's perspective?
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>>12583994
Merely because it's something overlooked, which is what most histories try to do to make money or 'break ground'. Looking at history through the eyes of some 'great man' is going to be even more distorted.
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>>12577924
Don’t forget he was also an alien.

Dope
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>>12584030
>swallow lies
>turn a cog
>repeat
Wow, what an insightful perspective!
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>>12584057
I don't see why you think you're some important aristocrat compared to the mass of the people. You're on 4chan. You can open any people's history, and it will begin using prices of commodities, correspondence within working people, etc. as sources. They're often very narrative-skewed, so they're quite interesting. I did drop Hazan because he departed from any proper Marxist historiography. Because I was writing an essay on how William Doyle and Alfred Cobban misinterpreted Georges Lefebvre - I decided not to continue reading Hazan.
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>>12584075
So because I'm not part of a sekrit club, I'm not allowed to base my thinking above the capacity of a screwdriver. Got it.
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>its another pol misunderstands bowie and his art thread

He was a theater kid and he was putting on a show you stupid faggot. All of it was him creating fake characters he larped as
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>>12584286
Unless you own a company, I don't see why you think you're not a worker. Workers are everyone from scientists to people who use screwdrivers. I used 'great man' there to mean an important statesmen, like Napoleon, who wasn't actually the driving force of history like Hegel liked to think.



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