Thank you all for the amazing David Bowie memorial post January 22, 2016 5:47 PM   Subscribe

I've had this open in a browser window since sometime a week ago Monday. There's been so many good links to videos, interviews, songs, plus all sorts of great stories. This kind of community is part of what's kept me on MeFi for so many years. <3
posted by epersonae to Etiquette/Policy at 5:47 PM (18 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

posted by clavdivs at 6:04 PM on January 22, 2016 [3 favorites]

For me, MetaFilter has been "Ground Control" to my Major Tom (or Minor Wendell) for most of its existence.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:17 PM on January 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

Woah, wait, you're Wend- ohhhhhhhhhhh.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:21 PM on January 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

I typically start my Mefi pass-through with "recent activity" and have been amazed at how that thread keeps going with quality comments. I was thinking of posting this same MeTa. Bravo, people.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:18 PM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

It's been marvelous, and has helped me be less sad.
posted by rtha at 8:41 PM on January 22, 2016 [9 favorites]

I can't imagine not having Metafilter in my life in a lot of ways, but I really don't want to imagine what this event would have been like without this thread and this community. Even though there were (and continue to be) tons of good things after Bowie's death online, it was so nice to have MY place be one of those places.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:24 AM on January 23, 2016 [4 favorites]

Is that Tears For Fears cover even in the still open Bowie thread? If it is not, why not?

Let's not make this another parallel Bowie memorial thread. Let's put Bowie stuff there and use this thread to celebrate how MeFi does obituary threads, because splitting what is going on in that one thread would be a major shame.
posted by hippybear at 1:42 PM on January 23, 2016

That thread has been and continues to be quite amazing.
posted by dg at 2:31 PM on January 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

Yeah, thanks. I've been commiserating with friends on Facebook & via email with some fellow players who I've worked with over the years, but this has been the clearinghouse for all things Bowie. I appreciate all of you for tolerating my public displays of grief -- they were sincere, if not overwrought. This has been a tough couple weeks here at the ranch.

I've heard SOOOO many horrible Bowie covers over the past few weeks.

It's funny -- I've made a significant portion of my living as a rock/pop cover musician, & we just never even tried Bowie, hardly at all. Back in the mid 80's & every great once in a while since, I've played Rebel Rebel with one friend, & for a while we did Heroes after the Wallfowers covered it on the Godzilla soundtrack, and it was with great trepidation & only some small success. He's pretty much uncoverable because his voice was so strong & unique.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:05 PM on January 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

Just want to add how grateful I've been for the Bowie wake. It's been happy, sad, celebratory and nostalgic - all the things a good wake should be. Hurray Metafilter!
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:55 PM on January 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

huh, you know, i told a Bowie anecdote on FB and didn't share it here. i shall remedy that.
posted by mwhybark at 9:55 AM on January 24, 2016

Someone should put together a FPP like the Nice Cave one.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:03 PM on January 25, 2016

But for Bowie.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:03 PM on January 25, 2016

For anyone who doesn't have the thread on the blue on their recent activity, it just keeps getting better.
posted by h00py at 6:08 AM on January 28, 2016 [1 favorite]

If the Bowie thread has to close, could the mods maybe put a nice picture of Mr. Bowie at the bottom of it? Huh? Please?
posted by bonobothegreat at 5:09 PM on February 10, 2016 [5 favorites]

Ok. Windigo's picture is perfect and even works great just as a link.
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:25 PM on February 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thread is closed, boo hoo! Thought some of you might like this: Last public American performance, according to his pianist Mike Garson.
posted by Coaticass at 12:58 AM on February 18, 2016

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