A picture says a thousand words …. “This one, a cartoon, screams, #33 …. We have lost so much in 2016 …. “!!


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~~December 28, 2016~~ 

2016: A ROUGH YEAR

Unless anyone’s residence is under a rock (not for 365 days), we all know how rough this year has been.

As years come to an end, there’s usually the perennial hope that the new one will bring good tidings and better things than the one that just ended.

However, it’s my personal belief that, we are in for a rougher ride in 2017 and beyond.

I really hope that I’m proven so wrong.

These lost lives can’t be replaced.

They will live in history and in the memory of our generation.

Dignity and self-respect can’t be replaced either and it will be much harder to recover.

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Andy Marlette, Cartoonist

He lives and works in Pensacola, FL

Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.

Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues.

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #609 …. “2016 …. it’s time you go away …. Lost so many and so much …. “!!


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~~December 26, 2016~~ 

ONE YEAR IN A GRAPHIC

2016 has been quite the year.

So many people have been lost, starting with David Bowie and yesterday with George Michael.

Plenty other events have taken place which have, or will affect, the history of our current worldwide society.

Take a look and see which ones you can recognize!

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Facebook Timeline

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No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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To start the day …. “Heather Rooney …. Drawing David Bowie”!!


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~~May 3, 2016~~

TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

This year started roughly with the death of a huge star, David Bowie.

The continued passing of musical giants and celebrities has continued.

Several of these include Merle Haggard, Vanity (Denise Matthews – Prince’s protegee), Maurice White, René Angelil, Paul Kanter, Glenn Frey … several more.

FULL LIST

http://www.ranker.com/list/musicians-who-died-in-2016/ranker-death-lists?format=SLIDESHOW&page=8

Heather Rooney is an artist I follow.

Today I found her tribute to David Bowie.

I’m hoping she does one similar project for Prince!

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Hello!

My name is Heather Rooney.

I am an illustrator specializing in photorealistic colored pencil and graphite drawings. Since finding my passion for portrait and figure drawing in high school, I have developed a technique focusing on high attention to detail.

I draw my inspiration from a broad range of cultural figures, such as sport athletes, media personalities, and entertainment professionals.

With each illustration requiring many hours of work, ranging from 30 hours to 100+ hours, I share my process through time-lapse videos on my YouTube channel, which has generated over 60 million views from a global audience.

I received my B.A. in Studio Art at Emmanuel College, in the vibrant city of Boston, Massachusetts. I am now pursuing a career in illustration.

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“As it appears  in … full read/full credit

http://heather12ooney4rt.tumblr.com/description

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

I do not own these images.

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~~SOURCES~~

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistHeatherRooney

YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ZephyrHR

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/heather12ooney/?hl=en

Twitter

Tumblr

http://heather12ooney4rt.tumblr.com/

Personal Blog

http://2ephyr.tumblr.com/

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~~Drawing David Bowie~~

~~Published on Jan 22, 2016~~

Colored pencil drawing of David Bowie.

A music legend.

Materials: Caran d’Ache Luminance Colored Pencils

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At the end of the day …. “David Bowie’s Tributes …. across the ocean”!!


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~~February 26, 2016~~ 

DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AND PREFERENCE

I first saw and posted about Lady Gaga’s performance honoring David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy’s. I thought it was well done and showcased David’s music and Lady Gaga’s talent.

Today I say Bowie’s tribute performed by Lorde at the BRITS Award in London.

I don’t particularly agree with detractor who say that Lorde’s performance was better than Gaga’s. I think it’s a matter of preference in styles.

I can understand a sense of “ownership” in view of the fact that David was British.

I have included links for both performances in this post.

Check them out and you be the judge.

I can say that I liked both of them.

The main purpose was honoring a British musical icon:

Mr. David Bowie.

HortyRex©

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Lorde’s tribute to David Bowie, Brit Awards 2016: ‘heartbreaking’

Neil McCormick, music critic
24 FEBRUARY 2016
Well, the Brits got something right. Their tribute to Bowie was powerful and affecting, showing up Lady Gaga’s Grammy award extravaganza for the superficial, soulless travesty it was.

Nineteen-year-old New Zealand songstress Lorde delivered a sombre version of one of David Bowie’s greatest songs, Life On Mars, backed by musicians who played with Bowie for decades.

With Mike Garson on piano, Gail Anne Dorsey on bass, Gerry Leonard and Earl Slick on guitars, they delivered a dark, moody rendering of a big, complex song of one of that classic that was all the more emotional for its sense of dignity and restraint.

Lady Gaga at the Grammys last week went so over the top, her ridiculous mash-up of 10 hits turned into a Bowie cabaret medley that was really all about Gaga, putting the focus on costume changes and digital computer effects sponsored by Intel.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/lordes-tribute-to-david-bowie-brit-awards-2016-heartbreaking/

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Google Images

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/to-start-the-day-lady-gags-tribute-david-bowie/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/to-start-the-day-brit-awards-david-bowie-tribute/

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~5 Ways Lorde’s David Bowie Tribute Was Better Than Lady Gaga’s~

~Published on Feb 24, 2016~

Lorde later recalled the event in a moving letter written after his death,
saying:

“That night something changed in me – I felt a calmness grow, a sureness.
I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life,
an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit.
I realised everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on,
would be done like maybe he was watching.
I realized I was proud of my spiky strangeness because he had been proud of his.”

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REASONS

It was backed by Bowie’s band

Lorde knew that one outfit was good enough

It had Bowie’s stamp of approval

It was actually about Bowie

(You can read detailed information in the actual YouTube video)

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To start the day …. “BRIT Awards: David Bowie Tribute …. “!!


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~~February 26, 2016~~ 

HONORING DAVID BOWIE

BRIT MUSICAL ICON

David Bowie’s death stunned all of those aware of his career.

He was a member of the British culture but he was a citizen of the world. As such, his work played a major role in the world’s music scene.

His loss is huge.

Even though, it was known that he was ill, the news traveled the world faster than the speed of light.

We ALL lost a master at his trade, an incredible musician and performer, a wonderful father and an unique human being.

It’s only fitting … this tribute.

The video is a bit long but it’s worth a watch.

Fare thee well, Starman!

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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~Emotional tribute to David Bowie~

Annie Lennox

“On the 10th of January this year, the world was stunned and shaken by the news that David Bowie had suddenly passed away. I suspect that everyone is still trying to process this sadly unexpected event. Even if they didn’t know him personally, many people must feel as if things will never be quite the same again. He had that special kind of significance.

“For me, it’s almost impossible to mention Bowie’s name in the past tense. Everything he represented as an artist was, and always will be, vital and incredibly present. As a cutting-edge artistic genius, he continues to live on through his music. David Bowie is deeply embedded in the heart of British culture, as a fixture within our collective inner psyche, influencing every decade from the moment he first appeared on the airwaves with ‘Space Oddity’ in 1969 right up to the present day.

“The Brits Icon Award is only presented to unparalleled artists whose writing, recording and performance set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation’s culture, recognizing the very highest level of British music achievement. To accept the award, I’d now like to invite David’s dear friend Gary Oldman to the stage.”

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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Gary Oldman

“We are all coming to terms with the magnitude of David’s passing. The Jones family lost a husband and a father. Those closest to David lost a dear friend and the world lost a man, an artist of transcendent talent. As Annie so gracefully said, David’s contribution, his influence on popular music – on culture itself – has no equal. He was the very definition, the living embodiment of that singular word, ‘icon’. I am so deeply touched and honored to be here tonight to accept this award for David and his family.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/read-annie-lennox-and-gary-oldmans-david-bowie-tribute-speeches-at-the-brit-awards-2016

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~~David Bowie Tribute~~

The BRIT Awards 2016

~~Published on Feb 25, 2016~~

Watch the full David Bowie tribute from The BRITs 2016. Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman pay moving tribute to the late, great David Bowie as he is honoured with a BRITs Icon award. Bowie’s band are joined by Lorde for a performance of ‘Life on Mars’.

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Something to think about …. “Bowie Quote”!!


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~~February 23, 2016~~ 

DAVID BOWIE QUOTE 

Please, excuse the language. I’m sharing “verbatim”.

Sometimes words like this one are needed.

I must say that I agree with David.

What we see nowadays is a generation of “instant gratification”.

Some things in life are superficial, inconsequential and lack the intent to build for the future.

This makes me feel glad that I am as old as I am.

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

Educate Inspire Change

https://www.facebook.com/EducateInspireChange.org/?fref=ts

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… attention span …

the length of time during which someone is able to think about or remain interested in something

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

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To start the day …. “Lady Gaga’s Tribute …. David Bowie”!!


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~~February 18, 2016~~ 

LADY GAG’S TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

I finally watched the Grammy’s which I had DVR’d. I think it was an amazing show in so many ways. Many different genres were represented. I saw people that I didn’t even know.

Kinda sad to sad that most of those mentioned in the “In Memoriam” section I knew

(that tells me a lot!)

Glad to see new talent recognized.

One of the performances that impressed me was Lady Gaga’s tribut to David Bowie.

Indeed, who else could have channeled this awesome talent lost early this year?

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

HortyRex©

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Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Tribute at the Grammy’s Was Fabulously, Perfectly Weird

Kevin Fallon

Could anyone else have paid homage to David Bowie?

Channeling Ziggy Stardust, Lady Gaga saluted the icon at the Grammy’s the only way that fit: with unapologetic weirdness and glee.

How can there be a successor to someone so singular, so unique, so impossible to pinpoint and unabashedly weird  – all the while so undeniably genius.

Lady Gaga may not be the next David Bowie.

But if anyone can approximate the mood, the message, the spirit, and the stirring camp as the recently deceased icon, it’s the human and the alien in our Mother Monster, Lady Gaga.

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Google Images 

Grammy’s Organization

Just Jared

Andy Marlette, Cartoonist

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If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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It’s a testament to how fiercely we possess our affection for David Bowie that Gaga’s big, ambitious tribute at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, February 15, was met with such polarizing reaction on Twitter. For everyone 140-character fawning over Gaga’s tenacity and extraterrestrial talent in the loving salute, others found her drag and kitsch to border on blasphemous.

Of course, poking and prodding outrage and testing our tolerance for performance was a habit of Bowie’s. It’s fitting that such a raucous homage to his legacy at the Grammy Awards by the pop star with the most experience in the realm of instigating and provoking would elicit the same kind of reaction.

Let’s be clear, though. No one but Lady Gaga could have performed this tribute.
For sheer significance, there is no other artist today who engages with such glee the orchestration of new personas and the reinvention of identity.

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She started with a stirring, technically precise few bars of “Space Oddity,” lighting effects washing some of the most iconic Bowie images over her face.

She then sped through a dizzying medley of Bowie’s hits. “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Let’s Dance,” “Heroes,” and more: each one stoking an eruption of giddy applause from the audience, each one fading to the next hit all-too-quickly – Gaga barely had time to get into the groove before it was on to the next.

She peacocked and pranced and strutted and boogied. Her vocals were flawless. Her wardrobe channeled Ziggy Stardust, the performance styled to the Aladdin Sane album. There were robotic legs, a dancing mechanical keyboard, and psychedelic lights.

And there was Bowie.

There was Bowie’s joy. His exuberant weirdness. There was scale and spectrum and ambition, all of it at once scattershot and meticulous.

It was queer and cheesy and 100 percent committed by Gaga. 

“As it appears in .. full read/cull credit”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/15/lady-gaga-s-perfect-david-bowie-tribute.html

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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~WATCH THE LADY GAGA + INTEL PERFORMANCE~

~Published on Feb 15, 2016~

See the innovative collaboration from music’s biggest night.

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