I brought up David Bowie's death to my two friends today. My one friend said "literally who?", the other said "Yeah, my mom listened to him, didn't he do oldies?"
Are they plebs, or is Bowie irrelevant today?
the answer is c, people are suckers for an icon
the question to ask is how many people do you know who, if he didn't die, would even give "black star" the time of day. that should measure his relevance.
oh, and ACTUALLY LIKE IT. not just pick it up because its "bowie"
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.
Fuck you man, I had no idea who Bowie was first time I downloaded his early albums and I loved him. Also, I've been looking forward to Blackstar since the first single dropped, and I even passed The Next Day.
People aren't being suckered, they aren't pretending, they actually like what you don't like you autistic fuck.
It's terrible, but I honestly don't expect most people my age to be cultured. Most of them are plebs who won't spend any of their free time doing anything other than looking up from their phones or hanging out and doing pleb stuff.
A symptom of autism is being unable to distinguish others from yourself.
When you project yourself onto others by saying they're pretending to like something you don't like, or that they mistakenly think they like it, this is what you're doing.
The lack of empathy doesn't necessarily stem from autism, but I used the term more correctly than it's usually used here.
>Bowie is what got me into traps, so I'd say he is pretty relevant today.
if most young adults don't know/listen to bowie, then why are there hundreds of people talking about him on 4chan right now? why does 4chan have a specific culture, and where did it come from?
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE GET OUT PLEB
This. I have genuinely been planning to get round to listening to some of his stuff for the past few weeks, but with his death it now feels like I'd be a bandwagon-jumper. Anyone else get what I mean?
Also, if I was to listen to him where do you think I should start? I think I have Heroes laying around somewhere...
most of my friends are what would be considered plebs and they were all shocked and saddened by his death (they love all his singles). maybe it's a geographical thing? where abouts are you from OP?
My prof asked everyone if they knew who Bowie was and like five people raised their hands. Someone said they heard about him from Kanye's tweet.
I felt like I was living in one of those le wrong generation comics.
Yeah am I crazy or something? I went out to talk with my roomate's shitty friends who came back from playing garbage guitar at an open mic night near my house and casually joked that I'd just been listening to Bowie all day and the shitty wannabe guitar player said "oh yeah that happened. I don't like him". I asked him wtf he was talking about, and mentioned that he'd talked pretty favorable about Queen before and he said, I shit you not "Oh yeah my favorite band is Queen. But David Bowie's only good stuff is in Labyrinth".
Who are these people?