Is Bowie /lit/?
Bowie was an absolute patricianhttp://www.beat.com.au/music/list-david-bowies-100-favourite-books
>>12576938he liked Mishima so kind of I guess
>>12576976pewdiepie also likes mishima
>>12576981I like mishima
>>12576984I like you :)
>>12576938Bowie was more than just /lit/.The guy was kind of a 20th century renaissance man.
>>12576968Berlin Alexanderplatz Based Bowie
>>12576986I 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?
>>12576968I want to be Bowiepilled
>>12576996yeah he also acted, drew, produced and did some other shit
ONCE THERE WERE MOUNTAINS ON MOUNTAINS
I bless you madly,Sadly as I tie my shoesI love you badly,Just in time, at times, I guessBecause of you I need to restBecause it's youThat sets the testSo much has goneAnd little is newAnd as the sparrow singsDawn chorus forSomeone else to hearThe Thinker sits alone growing olderAnd so bitterI gave Them lifeI gave Them allThey drained my very soul...DryI crushed my heartTo ease their painsNo thought for me remains thereNothing can they spareWhat of me?Who praised their effortsTo be free?Words of strength and careAnd sympathyI opened doorsThat would have blocked their wayI braved their cause to guide,For little payI ravaged at my finance just for thoseThose whose claims were steeped in peace, tranquilityThose who said a new world, new ways ever freeThose whose promises stretched in hope and grace for me"I bless you madly,Sadly as I tie my shoesI love you badly, just in time,At times, I guessBecause of you I need to rest, oh yesBecause it's youThat sets the testSo much has goneAnd little is newAnd as the sunrise streamFlickers on me,My friends talkOf glory, untold dream, where all is God and God is just a wordWe had a friend, a talking manWho spoke of many powers that he hadNot of the best of men, but oursWe used himWe let him use his powersWe let him fill our needsNow we are strong
>>12577031And the road is coming to its endNow the damned have no time to make amendsNo purse of token fortune stands in our wayThe silent guns of loveWill blast the skyWe broke the ruptured structure built of ageOur weapons were the tongues of crying rageWhere money stoodWe planted seeds of rebirthAnd stabbed the backs of fathersSons of dirtInfiltrated business cesspoolsHating through our sleevesYea, and we slit the Catholic throatStoned the poorOn 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 aboveAnd we can force you to be freeAnd we can force you to believeAnd I close my eyes and tighten up my brainFor I once read a book in which the lovers were slainFor they knew not the words of the Free States' refrainIt said:"I believe in the power of goodI believe in the state of loveI will fight for the right to be rightI will kill for the good of the fight for the right to be right"And I open my eyes to look aroundAnd I see a child laid slainOn the groundAs a love machine lumbers through desolation rowsPlowing down man, woman, listening to its commandBut not hearing anymoreNot hearing anymoreJust the shrieks from the old richAnd I want to believeIn the madness that calls 'Now'And I want to believeThat a light's shining throughSomehowAnd I want to believeAnd you want to believeAnd we want to believeAnd we want to liveOh, we want to live!
>>12577029AND ONCE THERE WERE SUN BIRDS TO SOAR WITH AND ONCE I COULD NEVER BE DOWN
>>12576996he starred in a film based on a really great book
>>12577031>>12577035Too bad people remember him for songs like Let's Dance and Rebel Rebel, and not this masterpiece
When all the world was very youngAnd mountain magic heavy hungThe supermen would walk in fileGuardians of a loveless isleAnd gloomy browed with super fear their tragic endless livesHeaves nor sighs in solemn, perverse serenitywondrous beings chained to lifeStrange games they would play thenNo death for the perfect menLife rolls into one for themSo softly a super god criesWhere all were minds in uni-thoughtPower is weird by mystics taughtNo pain, no joy, no power too greatColossal strength to grasp a fateWhere sad-eyed mermen tossed in slumbersNightmare dreams no mortal mind could holdA man would tear his brother's flesh, a chance to dieTo turn to moldFar out in the red-skyFar out from the sad eyesStrange, mad celebrationSo softly a super god criesFar out in the red-skyFar out from the sad eyesStrange, mad celebrationSo softly a super god dies
>>12576986He 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.
he was based as all fuck
>>12576985I hate you ;)
>>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
>good actor>good singer>good taste in booksWas there literally nothing he could not do?
>>12576968>A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
>>12576968>http://www.beat.com.au/music/list-david-bowies-100-favourite-books>Beanobased and beanopilled
It is creepy how sick for aproving those braindead /mu/tards are. Dylan, that other shits and now this. MOOOOOOOOOOODS
http://hem.bredband.net/stuabr/diary.htmThis was his attempt at writing fiction as a tie in to the 1. Outside album.
>>12576938Honestly who isn't /lit/?
>>12577127I genuinely believe he was one of the greatest human beings of the 20th century
>>12576981Who gives a shit about that retard
i love bowie so much bros
>>12577073Don't forget that he was also a white nationalist, which makes him even more based.
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
because love's such an old fashioned wordand love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the nightand love dares you to change our way of caring about ourselvesthis is our last dancethis is ourselves
>>12577924Muh coke made me do it
>>12577048Can't find the book anywhere. Is at least good?
>>12577048Based and YMOpilled.
>>12578339Cohen 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
>>12578339you forgot >become zen buddhist monk
>>12578339He's not nearly as versatile as Bowie, even within music where Bowie would switch genres almost with every album
>>12576968>Bowie was an absolute patrician
His son turned out like shit but Bowie himself was definitely /lit/
>>12577156It got a bit too deep for me when Dennis became his own father.
>>12580004Not really. Why’d the fool procreate?
>>12580069It takes some serious introspection to realize when you've made a fatal mistake, tranny namefag.
>>12579991Moon was good tbf
>>12579991What a vain faggot. Jesus. Bowie was a better father even.
he was great for sure
>>12576938For a teen-banging druggie, he was extremely /lit/; perhaps it was because of this in fact
>>12581120You don't know that. If Bowie was really a good father his son would have turned out better.
>>12579866Bowie is a better musician but Cohen's secondary stuff is better than Bowie.
>>12577924It’s not the side effects of the cocaine
>>12577137>>A People’s History Of The United States by Howard ZinnSounds like some American hating, commie jew shit.
>>12582814People'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.
>>12577924BASED>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
>>12583979Why would I want to look at history from the average retard's perspective?
>>12583994Merely 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.
>>12577924Don’t forget he was also an alien.Dope
>>12584030>swallow lies>turn a cog>repeatWow, what an insightful perspective!
>>12584057I 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.
>>12584075So 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.
>its another pol misunderstands bowie and his art threadHe 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
>>12584286Unless 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.