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.

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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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~~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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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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