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This will be a day we all remember. Like JFK's assassination, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 9/11, everyone over a certain age remembers exactly where they were when the news broke. It's something to pass on to future generations. How you experienced history is a part of history, and right now let's all share how we discovered of Bowie's passing, in calmness and respect.

>I saw a screencap of his Facebook page's announcement and when I refreshed the catalog it was overflowing with shitposts
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I was at the pub with my family and girlfriend when the bartender announced it during the live act's break.

Then he did a bunch of covers of Bowie's stuff.

The best place I could have been, really.
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I turned on the TV and started stroking when I saw his picture with a 1947-2016 under it
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>Wake up at 9AM
>"Shit, where's my phone ?"
>Phone is dead
>Charge it for 10 minutes
>Browse /mu/
>See sticky
>ohnohedidnt.exe
>Suddenly all the weird occult symbolism of Blackstar clicks in my head
>Listen to Diamond Dogs with teary eyes
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I was freezing my ass smoking a cig between two exams, stressed out, tired as fuck cause I slept like 4 hours last night, talking to some bitch when she told me David Bowie died

I was like bitch idgaf I've got a fucking exam coming up
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I woke up in the morning and saw David Bowie trending on Twitter with about 400% more tweets than the second trend.

Then I had to attend class all day and wait until I got home to put my headphones on and collapse.
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>>61672081
I was riding to school by busthis morning and i was listening to blackstar. Then i smoke a cig and go on math lesson. When i was sitting on a class my friend send me sms just saying "Bowie is dead". I feel like time has stopped and i still can't deal with it
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>>61672247
>sms
>>>/2007/
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I was at a Jamie xx show.

Then he promptly played Let's Dance, which was a nice touch.
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>wake up at like 1pm
>open my laptop
>open facebook
>local newspaper shares bowie picture
>well, thats pretty random. Blackstar thing i guess.
>next feed posts is friend sharing starman
>no no no NO NO NO
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sleeping
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>>61672278
this
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>>61672273
Nice, where was the show?
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>shitposting on /mu/

>heard he die

>thought it was fake
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I am Pjotr
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>>61672298

Auckland, NZ
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I was pooping
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I was getting ready to go to bed and then all of a sudden I end up staying up till 3 a.m listening to his songs.
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I was playing dota, and some guy talks in chat
"HOLY SHIT DAVID BOWIE JUST DIED"

even the peruvians on the other team were like RIP
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saw a thread on /v/ last night. always click on threads about Bowie. wanted it to be fake, but his son confirmed shortly after on Twitter.
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>>61672322
Literally me
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>>61672081
I woke up on a monday morning, opened the door and I get yelled at from several rooms away "david bowie is dead"

'where the fuck did monday go'


and you????????????
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>jacking off
>scrolling on tumblr which I use exclusively for porn
>porn artist posts "David Bowie died"
>bitch that's not porn
>boner lost
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I was talking with my mom earlier that day and told her Bowie was 69, and she said she was worried about his health.

Woah
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i woke up at like 1 in the afternoon and had to take a shit so i grabbed my phone and went to the toilet then opened up /mu/ and just as the turd started to penetrate my anus i noticed the sticky
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Woke up at 13:08 in the afternoon to find a quote from Arsene Wenger on a subreddit I frequent. I looked bemused to think why he would be talking about Bowie and not the coming match against Liverpool. I then immediately logged into Facebook to see my whole newsfeed with endless R.I.P posts and tributes. I welled up when it hit me and I put on a playlist of his greatest hits.

"I must say, the message he gave to my generation was very important because it was after the Second World War and it was basically - be strong enough to be yourself. That is a very strong message and very important for my generation." - Arsene Wenger on David Bowie, January 11, 2016
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WHERE THE FUCK DID MONDAY GO

*freeze frame*

*reverse record scratch*

you're probably wondering how I got here..
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>Watching random melee tourney
>Commentary randomly yells "OH SHIT DAVID BOWIE DIED"
>look it up and it's true
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On my computer watching old Videogamedunkey videos and literally listening to Blackstar.
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Woke up to a Twitter notification that said "4 people you follow are tweeting about '#RIPDavidBowie'"
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I was shitposting on /tv/ and saw a thread about then came here.

For the first 20 minutes every fucking neckbeard retard faggot was saying 'ITS A HOAX" using some fucking retarded site as their source as well as all the top comments on his page
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>>61672247
and you??????????
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>>61672247
>>61672274
This. Woke up to switch off computer and FB feed is full of bands posting "rip Bowie". I just thought it was a joke until I saw the "news" feed.

Fuck if it doesn't sting though. I mean, I didn't even care when my great grand mother died or any pets but this is just a total bummer.
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Woke up for my exam to a text from a friend saying "did you hear the news?"

day ruined before it began
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>>61672564
this is true

i didnt even know it was real until one anon showed me a bbc link cause of all the fags yelling hoax
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>At my hometown because of vacation from uni
>My girlfriend had just broken up with me
>Hang out with my other vacationing friends at the shitty local mall
>See the new Bowie album at the record store
>Pick that shit up
>Eat out with friends and pretend like I'm not dead inside
>Get back to my parents' house
>Want to listen to Blackstar, but I can't stop crying
>Cry myself to sleep
>My mom wakes me up at 6:00 and tells me with tears in her eyes that David Bowie died
>Take a shower and cry
>Finally listen to the album with my mom
>Realize that Bowie hid his cancer from the public so he could create his art without people pitying him
>Time is fleeting
>David Bowie helped me get over myself and realize my relationship wasn't that good to begin with and I should focus on what matters to me instead of wallowing
Thank you David Bowie. My mom and I love your music.
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>>61672224
>what are amphatemines

I was listening to radio 5 in GB this morning, droning cunt going on about some obvious dea man he knew mildly, vaguely uninterested, but they let him carry on. Slowly realise it's Bowie, fuck that, turn it off. Sit down at computer, things are already bad, I don't need this shit, I'm still here a lot later but drunk.
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>finished watching Frasier
>about to go to sleep
>scroll through social media before turning in
>see #ripDavidBowie on a friend's post
>shout "what the fuck, no he didnt, NO HE DIDNT"
>come here
>post says "RIP"
>Reddit has an article confirming his death as well
>decide to stay up and listen to Hunky Dory
>listens to Starman
>wells up emotionally

I have never felt like this about someone I didn't know. I remember finding out he made the song "Changes" when I was in middle school and finding his other albums and enjoying them. I remember people calling me weird because they either had never heard of David Bowie before or they knew of him and thought he was too weird to listen to. I can't believe that someone I've never felt before makes me feel like I have lost something when they're gone.

>inb4 pussy
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browsing sharethreads at 2 AM
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i was waking up peeling my eyes back at 9am when mum text me the news
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>When he died

Honestly, I was masturbating from like 10:20 to around 11 last night, so probably jerking it.
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>my ex texted me at 3 in the morning telling me he was gone and in heaven

i legitimately thought it was a fucking nightmare until i checked my messages in the morning. will never forget that shit. a legend fell beneath us
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>>61672414
/arse/ general get out
reeeeeeeeee
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coming down off molly lying on a friend's bed waiting for a girl. really harshed my mellow. girl came in and saw me weeping and says "i don't really fuck with bowie"
heartless
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Was watching freaks and geeks on Netflix my roommate had just went to bed. He came back out like a minute later like yo dude bowie just died I was like no...
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I was here right when it happened and saw the first post about it, screencap from facebook. Thought it was bait but I did a search on twitter and nothing was up yet, around 15min later I go back and see a retweet on my timeline confirming it
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>>61672765
>Wenger out
>in 2016
> the year >we win the league

S M H F A M
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>>61672081
normally Id call this kind of shot hyperbole, however yeah, bowie was a giant

like elvis, michael jackson, or john lennon.

other artists I can think of that would be real earth shattering would be Madonna, Bono, Springsteen, and Jagger
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>>61672414
I love this man

WHO ESS PEE HURR
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>>61672081
>wake up an hour before alarm
>can't go back to sleep
>open reddit on phone
>top 3 links on /r/all say "Bowie dead"
>literally say "holy shit"
>spend the next hour reading up on all the news

feelsbadman.xps
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>>61672081
read it first thing when i woke up this morning.

felt so unreal. just watched part of a bowie documentary on friday with my dad.
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>>61672841

>Jagger

I've always thought he would go before Bowie
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>woke up around 11pm
>having breakfast
>reading news
>David Bowie died
>'no way'
>check his wikipedia page
>'NO WAY'
>check /mu/
>put on Honky Dory
>be sad
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>>61672081

It's been around 15 hours since I found out, still seems surreal he's gone, he's actually fucking gone ;_;

I was in bed when I found out, mum told me he'd passed, my immediate response was "but I only download his album yesterday" as if that'd make a difference.

I'm happy Bowie got to see his album released and for it to receive good reviews, i'd imagine it was the only thing keeping him going and after that he knew it was time to go.
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I opened up my browser and it was the first thing on my homepage.
Reeled back like someone hit me and I thought it had to be fake.
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I was in bed watching anime at 3 am and my friend messaged me
Then I just grieved for the next hour and fell asleep
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>Just got out of shower
>It's 10 PM
>Might as well check phone while I'm drying off
>normiebook opens
>Pitchfork article stating that David Bowie has died
>Audibly say "holy shit"
>Rush to /mu/
>Stay up until midnight shitposting and listening to Ziggy Stardust
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>>61672829
>winning the league
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>>61672081
Same here OP, we probably saw the same post. The Facebook screencap got deleted and suddenly the catalog is full of these.
I didn't believe it until his son confirmed.
:(
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First thing in the morning, getting ready for work, as the news broke.

I managed not to cry until night.
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I was making eggs for breakfast after about five hours of sleep when NPR's Brian Green told me he was dead in that annoying pseudo-casual conversation voice the hosts always use. I didn't really process it I heard them start playing Space Oddity on fucking Morning Edition. It wasn't the best start to the semester.
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David Bowie turned marketing into the essence of his art.

All great phenomena of popular music, from Elvis Presley to the Beatles, had been, first and foremost, marketing phenomena (just like Coca Cola and Barbie before them); however, Bowie turned that into an art of its own. With Bowie the science of marketing becomes art; art and marketing become one.

Bowie was a protagonist of his times, although a poor musician: to say that Bowie is a musician is like saying that Nero was a harp player (a fact that is technically true, but misleading).

Bowie embodies the quintessence of artificial art, raises futulity to paradigm, focuses on the phenomenon rather than the content, makes irrelevant the relevant, and, thus, is the epitome of everything that went wrong with rock music.
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>>61672081
>get a text from my buddy in Iraq in the middle of the night
>Shit some really bad happened
>Your idol is dead
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>>61673125
>people still believe this maymay
They'll not even get Europa famiglia
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>>61673270
thanks piano scarfy
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I was sitting at the bar with some of my buddies and when I checked facebook I saw the pitchfork post about him being dead.
Nobody at the bar believed me and I thought pitchfork was pulling some sort of ruse.
Was devastated when I got home and saw it was real. ;_;
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>>61672688
>based mother
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I was fapping on /b/. When i closed that trap thread i saw the mayhem of shitposts of bowie is kill. I start to think that it was a hoax. But when i saw the twitter official account. Kek'd when see that bowie followed god.
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>>61673270
Without Bowie, Def leppard and Creed wouldn't have been big.
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>>61672081
My mom and I were listening to Q107 in Toronto yesterday and they played an album side for psychedelic Sunday like they usually do and it happened to be a Bowie side. My mom was interested about what he'd been up to lately so she looked it up and I told her about the new album and everything and we had a solid convo about it. she text me later that night and told me he died.
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I literally woke up this morning with my girlfriend nudging me awake and stating "I've got some very sad news for you...:"

Didn't even really sink in for a solid 30 minutes.
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>>61673436
Girlfriend woke me up. Top keks.
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At the time I was trying to stop my room from flooding because rainwater started pooling under the place and it was coming up through the floorboards. I had a horrible night's sleep on the couch and woke up to the news that Bowie died.
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>>61672897
yeah or at least keith richards.

its a shame because i think, with those that I listed, with only Bono even coming close, that bowie was more talented and IS more relevent than any of them. He was literally the greatest current living music artist, and I say that not always having been a fan and still being extremely picky about his works
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>woke up
>open facebook before I'm even fully awake
>first post I see is a bowie song, second is another bowie song with r.i.p. written
>google david bowie
>god dammit
>still sad twelve hours later

Never had a day get ruined that fast before.
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>>61673285
top four minimum lad
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I was about to go to sleep when I saw a thread on another board and I thought it was a joke
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I was masturbating with my skype friend, role playing as otouto and onii-chan, where he smells my sweat after practice and proceeds to rape me. I had just cum into my toilet when I got a text about Bowie having died. This was like 3am, so I thought it was a hoax. Needless to say, my RP session was over.
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>>61672857
He's the manager of Arsenal, a football team in England. Probably should have said soccer, most Europeans know who he is.
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shitposting on 4chan when the bowie ded threads started showing up -> check on twitter -> 'no'
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>>61673270
He was a pop artist.
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>>61672081
saw the facebook post by the band orphaned land while at work. Lost my shit, ran over to music loving coworkes, literally said: "Good Morning, Happy new year, david bowie died, let's grab a coffee". I was shaking.
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>tfw moz never made amends and did the greatest duo of all time for a solid 10 and the tour to end all tours
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>Finished an episode of making a murderer last night.
>Check fb before bed
>see someone post what a legend
>Google him and see the word "was" under his Wikipedia page
>the gears start turning
>NO NO NO
>it's all over
Was really a weird way to find out he's dead. Has been a tough day for a lot of people I bet. I really loved his music and persona
Probably the only dad rock persona that was still relevant and really pushed the boundaries of music up until his death
Blackstar is really great too :^,(
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woke up at like 2pm, lit my cig , came here and saw the news
i then texted my gf who said she was just grieving with her grandfather
funny thing is were both /bleep/heads
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>>61673270
does scarf boy really use those horrible brackets? how plebian.
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I had just wolk up
I read CNN on my phone

"David Bowie has died"

FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
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>>61673270
Go finger bang your dad you pseudo intellectual pretentious cunt. Bowie was a musical genius
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Saw a post detailing a pedo neo-nazi will be feeding earthworms soon. Shrugged and went back to my rounds.
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>>61673770
Triggered.
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I asked my girlfriend who moved away declared an open relationship as a result with me how she was doing and she just sent me a picture of her smiling with another man.

I was destroyed, listening to starbelly by Pig Destroyer, a wreck in my room, absolutely Destroyed, then I found out about it. It didn't help.

I then went to the psychiatrist today and was put back on SSRIs.
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I was in bed trying to fall asleep listening to moot's final q&a, decided to roll over and check my phone. Saw one "rip bowie" in my feed and figured it was a hoax. Saw another right above it and my heart began to sink.
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>>61672081
>I had posted a thread talking about Bowie's the next day album praising it two minutes before the announcement
>First post was someone saying, "he died"
>People replying with shit like "/mu/ DID IT AGAIN"
>Check /mu/ catalog
>RIP
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Somehow I don't feel Bowie's death will be up there with 9/11. Great as he may be, he was a 70 year old man that died of cancer, there was little information about it and he hasn't done a groundbreaking album in 30 odd years.
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>very stoned
>just watched In Rainbows: Live From the Basement
>good mood, checked Twitter and saw some tweet about Bowie tributes
>what
>scroll down, every post is about his death
>got all light headed and went and laid down in bed
>listened to Five Years and teared up
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>>61673811
Going to the psychiatrist today too. Got hospitalized last year for brooding on death to the point that I couldn't feed myself anymore. It's starting again. All of these circumstances of his death and the fact that Bowie was a part of my life since I was 15 triggered some serious thought spirals.
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>People finding out about Bowie's death on Sunday night
>They stay up late listening to Bowie and tear up
>On monday because they stayed up late they feel very tired and out of it
WHERE THE FUCK DID MONDAY GO
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>>61673950
>listened to Five Years and teared up

Yeah Five Years will do that to you...
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>>61673950
>Five Years, a song about waiting to die

Right in the feels man.
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>woke up in bed
>here my mom in the other room talking to my dad
>hear them say something about David Bowie
>maybe they mentioned his new album or something idk
>finally get up
>"did you hear the bad news"
>I heard the news today, oh boy
>listen to his discog until i have class
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>>61673983
Absolute madman
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>>61672376
>I noticed the sticky
Are you talking about the thread or the turd
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>>61672081
Assassination of America's Best President, The reunification of a first world country, and the murder of over three thousand American citizens...the death of a pedo neo-nazi who made shitty pop music with a widely fapped over ridiculous image. Tfw fags nowadays.
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>>61673930
Listen to Blackstar
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woke up. Girlfriend had already left messages telling me.

Last saw her on saturday, we talked about Blackstar and him in general throughout the day. On Sunday, had just listened to Blackstar with dad and talked about it during lunch.

I think he's even more devastated than me but we're both doing a good job of not looking like bitches in front of mom
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>>61674043
>Democrat
>not a nonce

Pick one
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I had just finished watching the Golden Globes and told my sis 'David Bowie just released a new album, it's pretty cool but doesn't make any sense. He's all shriveled up, he's probably about to die'

Then one of my friends sent me a text saying 'Dude David Bowie is dead' and I texted back
'NO FUCKING WAY
YOU ARE FUCKING WITH ME
I AM FUCKING GOBSMACKED
THINGS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE BETTER THIS YEAR'

Mostly I was just shocked, but just a little while ago I heard I Can't Give Everything blaring from my mom's room. Then she called me in and asked 'What's that harmonica from? It sounds really familiar. I keep expecting something else to go with it' and I had to explain that it was from a song on Low, my favorite album of his. The one I listened to during some really shitty times in my life. Well, I made it back to my room and cried. Nothing too embarrassing, just some really hot tears and snot. I didn't weep or anything, but it hurts. I guess someone is gonna notice when I step out and I'll have to endure some mockery.
Anyway I won't say 'it's a shame' because Blackstar is just fantastic. I can't think of a more fitting way for Bowie to go out. Wasting away with nothing to say but 'Goodbye' to his family while the press drags his name through the machine. Nu uh, waaaay beneath him. He made his death into a great performance, and it's gonna be really hard for anyone to top it. They'll have to die trying.
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>>61673966
Stay strong, friend. You'll find love again.

As faggy as it may be, this would probably put me on the verge of suicide watch again if i didn't have a girlfriend to lean on
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>>61673966
This was stuff that has been building up in my life for a long time, and it just peaked today. Bowie dieing today was just adding a bunch of fucking salt to the wounds. I'm glad I'm not getting hospitalized, I probably could've.
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>>61672081
>browsing through /v/
>listening to Blackstar
>see pic related
>F
>this must be a joke, I think to myself
>go to /mu/, same thing
>search his name on google
>same thing, he's really dead
>heart sinks and I cry as "I Can't Give Everything Away" is playing
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>>61674185
Did you mean to reply to me? I was the one who lost the gf last night.

And she just seemed so perfect, not just our personalities go along, but we also had similar hobbies, way to relax, life goals, all of this.

I haven't felt as attracted to a single girl I've known before or after her.
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Is Bowie's fanbase this delicate or are all of you shitposting? When Lemmy died, people weren't this emo about it.
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>>61674185
She had some god tier music taste too.
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>>61672081
nigga i was on my bed catfishing some bitches and just swept left on my iphone and saw the news on some news article i'm subscribed to. came straight to /mu/ to pay respects
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>wake up to go to uni
>turn on my phone
>notification from BBC news: "David Bowie is Dead at age 69"
>Listened to Ziggy Stardust and Low all day

A musicians death has never really hit me hard until now
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>>61674185
And by me I meant the person he was replying to.

Sorry, my mind is so fucked right now. I'm a mess.
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>sitting in break room at work
>someone posted on facebook that he died
>"oh"
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>>61674299
Uh, I love Motorhead, they are as much of the story of Britain's music as David Bowie, but most of his songs meant something to us.
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>>61674344
It was clear to me, it's alright. Swallowed a double load of Lorazepam today until I can get professional help tomorrow. I advise you to do the same if you have some emergency medication prescribed or something.
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THIS is where we all were, and always will be
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>>61674299
i dont think you fully grasp the significance of this man
this is like if santa claus were real and just died
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>>61674375
I get that, but not the bitching. I've always hated this phrase with every oz of my being but "man the fuck up and stop crying."
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>>61672081
Saw the news on Merriam Webster.
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>>61674432
not crying. Confused and mindfucked.
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>Listen to Blackstar and Lazarus on youtube a bunch over the past few months.
>Fuck it, I'm probably going to like the whole album if its like this. Buy it.
>Listen to it all weekend.
>Be listening to it last night when the news broke.
>Start the album over and listen to it all the way through, while tearing up as the whole thing suddenly makes sense.
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This is kinda reminding me of my dads death.

I know that in the morning everything will be ok for the first second after waking, and then you remember... he's gone.

That first blissful second after waking and then reality comes crashing back.
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I woke up check phone to see two of my friend's retweeted one of kanye's tweets. Obviously it was that one about Bowie where he gave him mad props. So sad.
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>>61674431
A pop star with an expert tier level of marketing and average quality music.
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>>61672081
I was on /mu/ actually last night when the sticky was first implemented
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I work a late afternoon shift so I never get up earlier than noon if I don't have to.

Wake up on my own at 10, notice a notification on the phone, decide to quick check it and go back to sleep.

It was notification that suddenly a lot of random people liked my yesterday's picture on instagram with Blackstar.

The first pic that shows on my feed is P4k's Bowie is dead.

Still feel super sleepy, I literaly don't believe my eyes and can't focus my sight.

Blink repeatedly, heart already punding.

Go to plebbook and Bowie's official page.

It's real.

Can't move, stare through the window for half an hour while tears run down my cheeks.

Got up and listened to Blackstar really loud.

Lazarus is on. Cry again.

Album finished, Turn on Ziggy.
Cry a lot.

Shitty day in general.
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>>61674432
I don't think you get it. He was a large part of our national psyche, he campaigned for the Union, he linked our Music Hall past to modern music.

People are laying flowers down in Brixton. It's a bit like when Lady Diana died.

http://www.strawpoll.me/6514632
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>>61674409
I just took a heavier dose of Zoloft. I'm not seeing anyone until Saturday. Fucking christ help.
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>>61674475
you are looking at this in a purely logical way, so of course you aren't going to understand
are you really like this or are you just trying to seem aloof?
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>>61674464
I know this feel, fucking hell. repeat repeat until one day you're just dulled into silence.
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>>61673773
wut
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I was drinking with friends outside, under a patio and then my friend's brother broke the news then we all started getting drunk. Yeah.
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>>61674043
>pedo neo-nazi
gonna have to come up with some better b8, anon.
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I was in my bathroom at work and checked my phone, then I started crying.
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>>61674581

Yeah shit isn't it, same thing every morning for months until it just becomes a part of you and your routine and like you said, dulled.
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I was having a nightmare where people were murdering each other in a large room, and I was in a corner, scared and paranoid. I woke up at like 2 AM (EST) and saw the sticky here.
I felt even more paranoid, and didn't believe it. After a while, I started to. Shit sucks.
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>>61674542
Please visit any doctor or hospital near you. It's the only logical thing to do. Been there. You will thank yourself for it.
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>middle of the night
>cant sleep
>check my phone for some bullshit to put me to sleep
>dozens of people talking about bowie
>think he just got put in a hospital or something
>look it up
>hes fucking dead
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>>61672081
>Woke up at 9am
>Check time on the phone
>have a news widget
>NOOOO.png
>Walk to a friend's store that sells vinyls
>Bought Blackstar as I was planning to do and cry myself to sleep till now
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>>61674432
>I think assholes use this phrase but I'm totally not an asshole when I use it.

The verbal equivalent of pissing on someone and telling them it's raining.
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>>61673811
is this a meme? if this isnt a meme, your girlfriend sounds like a horrible person that doesnt deserve anyones time
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>>61674822
I also thought it was a meme first, because to f-u'd to be true, but him mentioning pig destroyer convinced me.
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I was just checking my facebook when it popped up on my feed from David Bowie official. I was pretty confused when I saw it; I'd been listening to Blackstar all day and it was on my stereo when I saw the news.

I thought it was a sick joke; that the account was hacked, like so many others did. But then it was confirmed by his son. :(
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>>61674861
if its true, she must be hot as shit. because anyone thats even just 7/10 that pulled that shit wouldve been thrown to the side many times by now.
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I had just gotten home from work and eaten a weed cookie. Just as it was kicking in I saw a post on /tv/ saying Bowie had died. Ruined my night
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>>61672081
>fell asleep listening to blackstar last night
>this morning, sitting in the doctors office after my appointment
>have some time to waste, open Cymbal.fm on my iPhone 6+
>huh lots of bowie posts, weird
>seriously why so many bowie posts?
>oh
>my
>god
>fight the urge to cry for the next 10 minutes
>get home and let all the emotions out listening to lazarus
>listen to blackstar 3 times in a row
>still crying
;_;
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I woke up to a text that said "David Bowie is fucking dead holy fuck"
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>>61672081
>woken up at 7 AM by patrician brother's text
>"Did you hear the news?"
>assume it's a terrorist attack or something, immediately go to nytimes.com
>IKnewThisDayWouldCome.jpg

I told him about Lou's death, so I guess we're even.
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Woke up around 2pm and felt like shit because I was drinking heavily the night before and was skipping classes again when my mom came home from work and told me.
Literally started crying there.
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>about to listen to The Idiot
>open /mu/ just to check stuff out
>see sticky
>no please fuck no
>dad walks in telling me the news while crying
>mum starts crying
>fuck my life
>nightclubbing starts up
>dat bowie piano
>cry
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I was on my Faculty, doing homework with my mates, then my girlfriend told me. It was a gut-shock.
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>>61672081
>crashing stock markets on /pol/, doing my job as a patriot
>some canacuck with 20 replies says David Bowie died
>its true
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My gf's alarm went off like four times in a row at 4 AM (she works far away so she leaves at 6 AM) so I yelled at her. She went to take a shower and it was the first thing I saw on Facebook. I got up and opened the shower curtain, scaring her, and making her even angrier. I told her what happened and she forgot completely about our fight.

Ya did me one final solid, Bowie. Love you forever.
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>>61672081
Was eating a burgery thing at a gourmet restaurant when I saw my mum had texted me "what do u think of the sad sad news" and I opened BBC News. Felt like a punch to the gut, took all my strength to finish my meal desu
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>>61672081
>shitposting on 4chan
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>>61672427

underrated post

sup /tv/
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>>61675271
don't yell at your gf m8, if I could turn back time I'd be kinder at all costs. just turn over, don't even sigh.
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>>61673278
Such is life in the ranks of the ISIS infantry.
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>>61674822
>>61674978
It's true. I'm not joking, that's what was happening.

She's a beautiful woman, and has never done anything like this to me before.

I'm listening to the Idiot right now, and I'm contemplating calling in the psych ward right now like that guy told me.

She was never like this before, Christ.

She likes messing with substances, hopefully she was just fucked up out of her mind when she sent me that. I don't know I hope.
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>>61672427
fuck off
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>>61675220
NIGHTCLUBBING, WE'RE NIGHTCLUBBING
*BOWWWOWOWWWWW*
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I was playing dynasty warriors while listening to beat happening.
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>>61675545
pls no ;-;
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>>61675545
>>61675220
Whenever I walk through my city (Philly) alone at night, I sing this to myself
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>>61675450
She was a beautiful foreign woman with so much in common.
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Woke up at ~6:30 am central time to alarm on phone. Check facebook and BAM right there. Kinda put a dark cloud over the rest of the day, figuring out all the symbolism from Blackstar, etc. Definitely one of the more interesting days I've had.
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>wake up at 10 AM
>got a message on normiebook while I was asleep
>check it
>"I hate to be the barer of bad news, but I know how much you loved him. Sadly David Bowie passed."
>don't believe it at first, but Google confirms
>doesn't really hit me 'till I start listening to Blackstar

I cried, but pretty much everything makes me cry at this juncture in my life.

Not even two days ago I was talking about how scary the thought of Blackstar being his last album was and how he could die soon with how old he was.
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My friend's an anarchist and she did a direct action on some military plaque in her college. We're in a skype group together and she texted:
"fuckin david bowie stealing my thunder"
me: "what'd he do"
"he died"
The first thing I do is wake up my roommate and tell him the news. He went back to sleep afterwards but he was slightly crying.
I listened to Diamond Dogs and drank
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>>61672300
THIS!
(Nice dubs, btw)
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>>61675831
Go back to r9k faggot.
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i tried to honour the moment by listening to his stuff for the first time in my life.
i noticed i didn't particularly dig his stuff.
i liked seeing him in movies though... even if the camo doesn't even make sense for me as I discovered that his music bores me.
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>>61675911
Rude
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Went onto DevART looking for updates to webcomics, and I see a fanart for Blackstar. Read the description and started tearing up when they said he had died.

Bowie was past my time, though listening to his stuff today I wish I had grown up with his music. I sympathize with anyone who grew up with his music. :( The world's had a heavy loss.
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apology for poor english

when were you when david bolan dies

i was sat at home drinking brain fluid when tony ring

'david is dead'

'no'
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in bed and woke up to it after checking my phone from my recent ex girlfriend. we were approaching our 2 year and she broke up with me right before christmas. also, my grandpa died last week.

2016 literally shaping up to be the year i finally an hero
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Bowie fans with girlfriends... Kek
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>>61673503
Bono is a talentless hack m8
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>be in bed
>mum suddenly comes into the room
>"anon, David Bowie is dead"
>immediately think of all the /mu/ hoaxes about Bowie dying and how everyone would respond with "Bowie is immortal" comments
>"no he isn't "
>go back to sleep
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>>61673773
edgy
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>About to sleep
>Decide to check out the news
>David Bowie has died
>Cry
>Listen to Rock and Roll Suicide
>Cry even more
>Dad comes in after he heard me
>Tell him the news
>He starts getting sad with me
>Sleep knowing my musical hero died
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You won't believe this but uh, funnily enough, I had just finished listening to the album. Like an hour before the news broke.

Apparently when I listen to music or musicians that were prominent in the 60s and 70s, they die right afterwards. It happened with Jack Bruce from Cream, and then Klaus Schulze from Tangerine Dream, Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, and now, apparently, David Bowie.

I'm a jinx.
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What time did he die at?
I was probably drunk if it was on the 10th, but I found out on a reddit drug board in the morning when I got out of the shower, I thought it was a joke at first. Then I checked for a sticky on /mu/, and sure enough it was true. Listened to 'Heroes' while walking to class.
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>>61672081
i was putting rice in the microwave. was just talking to my mom about bowie's new album with her earlier that day too. :/
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>>61676349

Edgar Froese from Tangerine Dream, pardon me.
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>>61676349
never listen to Black Sabbath again
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I was exiting a DJ Khaled concert when I saw a twitter notification about it from Kanye West
My life is a fucking meme.
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>getting drunk with friends
>watching pet monkey videos a mocking the owners
>friend says, "oh shit, David Bowie died 37 minutes ago"
>keep getting drunk, start watching Bowie music videos
Queen Bitch will be stuck in my head forever now
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I just finished fapping for the fourth time to Japanese lesbian porn.

My face became pic related and I was simultaneously reevaluating all of the lyrics throughout each song on Blackstar and thinking "What the hell have I done with my life?"
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>>61676341
Condolences. Your musical hero gave you an interplanetary leg-up on your own musical pursuits, take heart.
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>>61675545
>start listening to this song while scrolling through the thread
>gets to this part of the song
>read this post as it plays

feelsman.jpeg
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I was listening to Heroes. Weird.
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>wake up
>login to soundcloud
>why do i have so many listens on my bowie remix?
>look at news
>bawwww.avi
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>>61676349
listen to Gene Simmons.
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>>61676644
link pls anon
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lol, literally no one will remember this day in a year.
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>>61676714
LOOK IT'S ALREADY ON BLU-RAY
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>>61672081
at k.west buying nice coat when warcraft man ring

"alien musician/rapist is die"

"no"

and you?
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>>61676696
https://soundcloud.com/tr34tm3nt/david-bowie-where-are-we-now
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>>61676267
well there are always going to a few people who think that.
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>>61675628
where in Philly?
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>>61676882
Yeah, the educated minority is a huge pain in the ass
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>math class
>only slept two hours
>my mom texts me "bowie is kill"
>cant focus rest of the lesson so i sit and listen through space oddity

feel so unreal
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Lying in bed past midnight, couldn't sleep, had a strong feeling to check the news because I felt something noteworthy had happened.

2 hours earlier, news of his death broke
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>Goofing and gaffing with buds on Discord at around 10-10:30
>Had listened to Blackstar a couple of hours prior
>Really liked it, especially how the songs got more peaceful and beautiful as the album progresses
>dat harmonica tho
>Having a funny when my friend says "oh no"
>"It's all over."
>Tells me to look at Facepunch thread he sends me.
>Thinks it's something humorous.
>Grinning as the page loads.
>See thread title.
>Smile drops immediately, feels like a jolt goes through my body.
>Spent the night on Instasynch trying to cheer ourselves up.
>End the night by listening to Starman, Magic Dance, and Under Pressure.

I'm sad of course, but i feel kinda numb to everything right now, which makes me feel a bit guilty. I'm guessing that that's just how my brain works. Anyone else feeling this?
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>was eating breakfast and watching the news
>was planning on getting Blackstar later along with some other Bowie albums at local music store
>all of a sudden I see pictures of Bowie on my TV
>"BREAKING NEWS: LEGENDARY MUSICIAN DAVID BOWIE HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 69 FROM CANCER"
>suddenly froze and shivered as I comprehended what I was hearing
>mfw
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So I shit you not, Bowie was in my dream last night and we were listing to China Girl together. Then my dream got weird, as they usually do.

I woke up and saw he passed 2 hours previously. No artist passing will bum me out as hard as him.
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>the distorted guitar in lazarus hits
fuck
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>>61675911
Wow, uncalled for. What makes you think I even browse /r9k/?
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>>61672081
I was on the 4chan site just like every day
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I saw my baby
She was turning blue
I knew that soon
Her young life was through
And so I got down on my knees
Down by her bed
And these are the words
To her I said

Everything will be alright tonight
Everything will be alright tonight
No one moves
No one talks
No one thinks
No one walks tonight
Tonight
Everyone will be alright tonight
Everyone will be alright tonight
No one moves
No one talks
No one thinks
No one walks tonight
Tonight

I am gonna love you till the end
I will love you till I reach the end
I will love you till I die
I will see you in the sky
Tonight
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>>61672081
>woke up and saw I had a text
>thought gf was telling me good morning or something
>is from a friend telling me Bowie is kill instead
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>>61672224
Hey! I found out before an exam too! Only the girl behind me told me about it.

I fucking aced that exam, but I soon started listening to every David Bowie album in chronological order. I started around 12 hours ago, and I've stopped at Let's Dance. I'm finishing up his discog tomorrow.
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WHY CAN'T WEEE GIVVEE OURRSEELVVES ONE MORE CHAAAANCCEEE
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>>61676420
>Queen Bitch will be stuck in my head forever now
this is not a problem m8
>>
i woke up after my first dope bender in months
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I was listening to Blackstar while browsing /mu/ when the news broke.
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>>61676384
It was announced that he died 21 hours ago.
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>Just finished learning Starman and Suffragette City on guitar.
>"man Starman is a fucking GOAT song"
>See the news on /mu/
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>everybody's talking about the golden globes
>go to taco bell
>listening to blackstar in the car
>come home
>top post in /tv/ is bowie is dead
>think it's fake but don't want to check for fear of being successfully fooled
>do something else for like 15 minutes before I google out of curiosity
>holy fuck david bowie is dead
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i can't even shitpost here because i feel like it would disrespect Bowie
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>>61678347
>don't want to check for fear of being successfully fooled

How fucking autistic are you?
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>the space oditty sample keeps playing after the album ends
>oh
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>browsing mu
>see thread
>"oh"
>continue to browse mu
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>>61672081
I woke up and put on Morning Joe before going to my unpaid internship. Mom walks in. 'Anon do you like David Bowie' Yeah Mom. 'He died' she said it in the same way she would report the suicide of the son of a neighbor she doesn't talk to all that much
>>
>facebook
>reddit
>pitchfork
>reading any of these

End yourselves
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when the official facebook post went up it was 1 AM and I was in bed. boring story.
>>
Just a few hours earlier I was walking and listening to Darkstar and thinking "wow Bowie's really back"
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>>61678757
>he doesn't have a facebook

Do you also refuse to shake hands out if principle?
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>>61673773
you'll be the first to go when diamond dogs becomes a reality
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My mom came into my room, got in my bed and cried.
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Went to /mu/ to check the sharethread then I saw the RIP post. Thought it was a joke until I saw it was stickied
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>>61676349
if you listen to Neil Young ever again I'll fucking find you
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>>61676409
>DJ Khaled concert
How can DJ Khaled have concerts when DJ Khaled is not a musician?
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>>61672081
>my dad woke me up and said "you er, you know who just died? David Bowie...of cancer"
>didn't believe him at first
>went downstairs, opened up my laptop
>first thing I did was check the BBC News website
>mfw seeing the headline
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Celebrating my birthday which has been fucking ruined :(
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>>61679050
>filename
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>>61672081
stop being such a melodramatic prig
a mediocre musician died of natural causes
it's barely newsworthy
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>>61679108
OHHHHHH GRRRRRRR I'M SO FUCKING MAD AT YOU AGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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>>61672081

Driving to work this morning, listening to xrt in chicago. The DJ (Lin Brehmer, spins some good music) plays this cool acoustic live version of Scary monsters. right after he drops the bomb

it felt like i got punched in the stomach
>>
I woke up, read "david bowie has died" as a push notification from CNN, and had to stumble to uni with that knowledge. I didn't get the full scoop until 12pm
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>>61678496
Don't worry I'll do it for you. Someone has to.
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>>61679108

>david bowie
>mediocre

No
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>drove brother back to school last week
>4 hour car ride
>he loves Bowie and music in general
>couldn't stop telling me how much he was excited for Black Star
>he told me how much he loves his sound
>how much he loved his visual style
>how much he loved his personality
>even how much he loved how he put "Black Star" on the album cover without literally spelling it out
>have never really listened to Bowie that much, but I was glad he could make my brother happy
>browsing here last night
>2am
>hear the news
>instantly worry about my brother
>text him "Hey, you still awake?"
>no reply
>let him have one last well rested sleep while he still thinks his idol is alive

I called him as soon as I woke up in the morning. He said he cried. A lot. I just want him to be happy.
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>>61679195
that was a feelfest
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>>61679189
>david bowie
>mediocre
yes

>write banal pop songs
>pretend to be an avant-gardist
>cultivate a larger-than-life public persona of eccentricity
>receive praise from the mainstream music media
Bowie/Gaga in a nutshell. There's literally nothing musically special about his music, it's mediocre dated pop with nothing to set it apart from other music of its time. Bowie managed to market himself extremely well, but that is the essence of it, his music was nothing special.
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>>61674042
extremely underrated post
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>>61679279
>write extremely catchy and introspective pop songs
>embrace avant-garde in a way that appeals to the masses
>use art as a way to express yourself in every way, from the musical to the physical
>receive praise from the mainstream music media

FTFY, troll harder kiddo
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>>61672081
Was jacking off to futa on trap porn and saw the news a little later while I was listening to Space Oddity after blowing my load.
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>>61672731
>tfw you do the math and realize the news came around the same time you came

I'm sure that's how Bowie would want it.
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>>61679326
Well done kid, you bought into the hype.
His music is in no way influenced by the avant-garde even if his shows and public persona were.
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>>61678646
kek. i was thinking the same thing. took my a moment to notice it was the thread. the combination made me tear up though.
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>>61679189
he was mediocre though
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>>61678806
>Darkstar
>>
>dicking around on 4chan getting ready to go to bed
>see someone post that he's dead
>look it up and find out it's true
>proceed to listen to Ziggy Stardust while bawling my eyes out
>>
Fifteen text messages from various friends, each of them about David Bowie. Including one that just said "no, no, no."
>>
>Was at 9/11
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>>61679475
You have listened to maybe two of his albums.
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>>61679475
2/10
>>
Did they release what kind of cancer he had?
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>>61672081
>Wake up to my phone ringing
>Ziggy Stardust has been my ringtone for years
>Get up and open my computer
>Bowie is kill
>;_;
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>>61673983
>I slept all day today because last night I was listening to Bowie all night
>I literally don't know where the fuck Monday went
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>>61679762
Liver cancer
>>
>everyone else has a cool story
>I was taking a shit browsing Twitter
:( RIP Ziggy Stardust
>>
>>61679762
ass cancer
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>>61679762
cancer from memes
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>>61679776
that's a pretty cool story desu senpai
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>>61679776
>not shitposting while you're shitting

You need to learn how to embrace modern technology anon.
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>>61673270
>With Bowie the science of marketing becomes art; art and marketing become one.

You do realize Andy Warhol exists right you fucking idiot.
>>
I was playing WoW and a dude in my guild told me
i couldn't fucking believe it
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>>61672081
Woke up checking through my phone. Go on instagram and see Weird Al posted a picture of old Bowie with a Ziggy bolt on his face. Didn't think much of it because of Blackstar's recent release. Decided to turn on Blackstar again for the 20th time. While its playing I decided to check up on /mu/. Heard Space Oddity start playing over Lazarus and got confused. Saw the audio was coming from the browser and noticed the sticky showing his face and just turned off my computer for a few hours. Wasn't ready for this shit just yet.
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>>61679893
It's a dookiepasta that's being pooed in every thread you crap sniffer.
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>>61674431
This is oddly accurate on how this feels.
>>
Unrelated but pls post funny or happy stuff
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>tfw now david bowie and john lennon are both dead
does anyone have the pic of them holding eachothers cocks
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I was browsing /h/ for a good few minutes then I left my room to watch Mr Robot since it won a golden globe. Got a text from a dad telling me about it.
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>>61672081
space.
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>>61679716
>2/10
Bowie's music? I agree.
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Passing out in my bed from drinking by myself and feeling sorry for myself. Sorta like im gonna be doing in an hour or so

Sigh
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>>61680075
2/10
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>>61680116
lol ok, kid
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>>61680129
>kid
>hey there kiddo
>buckeroo
>small child
>anon who is inferior to me

1/10
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>>61680002
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>>61680159
That's Yoko's "I'm being ravaged" look
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>>61680129
>>61680145
3/10
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>>61680145
0/10
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>>61680192
over9000xD/10
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>>61680208
Alright I'm emailing Hiro about you. Had it up to here with your nonsense and I will not take it anymore.
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>>61680235
I'M A SHITPOSTING MANIAC
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>>61680254
I'm not shitposting and I really wish you'd stop responding to me now. I tried dealing with you like an adult but you clearly wanna act like a child so you're going to be punished like one once Hiro reads the nasty letter I'm writing about you.
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I was actually having this super weird dream that involved david bowie for some reason when I was woken up and told first thing in the morning... I literally shouted "NOO".. :<
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i was on twitter. there was a post about "the loss of david bowie." i was so accustomed to posts about blackstar, that i re-read the post a few times, trying to figure out what the context was. then i googled his name, and almost cried tears.
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>>61673436
literally me
>>
i was shitposting on /tv/ when i saw the sticky
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I was up way too late playing Drakengard and I'd just passed the bit where he says 'Welcome to a world without song.'
Then I looked over at my laptop for a moment and noticed I had a message from one of my friends directing me to the first /mu/ thread at 300 posts.
I immediately put on the Bewlay Brothers and after a little bit when it really sunk in I started bawling.
>>
Woke up on my last day of vacation on an island in the Caribbean. Rolled outside onto the balcony, got sufficiently baked off Jamaican dirt weed. Pulled out my phone, and top post on here broke the news for me.
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>>61672081

>9/11
Watched it on the evening news.

>Berlin Wall
Watched it on the evening news.

>JFK
Saw a film of it in school; Cronkite announcing it on the evening news.

>Bowie
Found out on [spoiler] Tumblr [/spoiler].
Confirmed no troll on Wikipedia.

(Nothing ever changes, except when it does.)
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my internets been dead for a few days, i finally fixed it, but anyways when it was dead, i was looking at one of those on demand music channels, and watching a bowie video wondering what he was doing right now, how come musicians cant be cool like bowie anymore, turns out he was dying when that was happening cause i turn on the tv next day and anderson cooper is doing an obit
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>playing ddo online with 3 friends
>best time I have feel in a while
>up sleep to 5 am
>"wew this was so fucking good"
>see that bowie died
>night fucking went down.
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I woke up early this morning to a text from my girlfriend telling me.

I felt the bottom of my stomach drop out.
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>>61672081
i was in my pitch black room dancing to death grips in my underwear
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>someone I follow retweeted his son's tweet (https://twitter.com/ManMadeMoon/status/686441083648212992)
>don't know who he is
>google his name
>oh shit is David Bowie's son
>thought the person in the pic he posted was a woman, and therefore her mother
>googled Angela Bowie
>nothing about her death
>what's going on here.png
>whatever, it's probably not important
not for a single fucking second did it cross my mind that Bowie might had died (I don't even know if this sentence makes sense, sorry, English isn't my first language)
>I click on Bowie's Wikipedia article to check his discography
>see "(8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)"
>start fucking shaking
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>>61672081
>the fall of the Berlin Wall

Bowie is immortal now. Heroes is associated with that historic event, as is Space Oddity with the Apollo11 Moon landing. Life on Mars will be associated with landing on Mars, or discovering life there, and Starman will be guaranteed should we ever make (formal) contact with extraterrestrial civilization.
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>scrolling through bullshit on facebook
>Imdb article: David Bowie has died, aged 69.
>stomach drops and legs start shaking
>existential crisis reaches a new high
>the rest of the day was dull

Not even a major fan, but he did give off that aura that everyone's talking about in that he'd always be around. I wasn't in a good place to hear this news.
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I was in my living room, checking twitter on my phone. My gf was outside. When she came back in and I told her we both had a minute of "woah, this is affecting me more than I thought it would"
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already forgot desu
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyPDlCJSFCI
>listening to Blackstar
>friend on steam sends me a message
>"did david bowie really die"
>sends me a pic of the news from bowie's facebook
>thought it was fake
>mfw I saw the tweet his son made seconds later

Couldn't stop shaking. I then had a dream about him later that night
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Woke up, turned on computer and put on blackstar, listen for 20 minutes and then get on 4chan, and continue to sit there in disbelief for the rest of the album
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>complaining late night about whole family leaving me out of stuff
>suddenly get a message in group chat from another bowie fan about his death
>sudden disbelief
>sister looks it up
>Hes fucking dead

I haven't been able to feel good about anything all day
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I was watching Vinny stream on Vinesauce. He talked for about an hour about how much of an inspiration Bowie was for him, not just for his music but also for his life. Played a couple of his songs, we all talked about our favorites in the chat.
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