Prince is Gone. I Cannot Believe It, I Do Not Want to Believe It.

I am so torn up over this sudden unexplained death, [ yet another one: I am still mourning my precious David Bowie ] I cannot really do a very good job of writing about it. For now, I am just posting some photos. There are too many unanswered questions. I’ll come home this evening after a day on the beach to try to write about the passing of this remarkable American music icon, so loved by the world, who we knew as simply ‘Prince’.

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Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the “Pepsi Halftime Show” at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Rock star Prince's Paisley Park recording studios.

Rock star Prince’s Paisley Park recording studios.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Musician Prince speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Musician Prince speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Prince photos gallery, screenshots news blog

Prince photos gallery, screenshots news blog

How Many Hollywood Celebrities Endorse and Support Donald Trump? You’d Be Amazed.

The Hollywood culture of southern California has long been perceived to be a firm bastion of the Far Left. Many conservative, moderate or centrist voices from ‘celebrity circles’ in southern Cali never make it to the airwaves, for the very same reason that Donald Trump has been painted by the Big Five Fake Media Psy Op [ ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, MSNBC ] as a deranged racist bigot, a lunatic “Hitler” figure. So today I am publishing the videos and celebrity endorsements of Donald Trump that America OUGHT to be seeing, which are being blacklisted and suppressed by the cartel’s alphabet news orgs, aka Bilderberg lap dogs. Be prepared to be amazed and delighted. I was.

In preparing this post I saw true signs of intelligent life coming out of Hollywood culture, and was relieved to find them. Just a few days earlier I had seen a horrific article published by a writer for the Huff Post which called for an “atheist president’ – endorsing known agnostic [ and former atheist until 2016, Bernie Sanders]. I refuse to link to the article. It’s idiotic trash like that piece which keeps me writing, researching and pouring my soul’s energy into the publishing of what little bits of truth in the world of media where I can find it, on this news blog and my others. In the perverse darkening climate which is now unfolding in this country and around the world, the last thing in the known universe we all need is “an atheist president” in America.  I vowed the day I saw that article to NEVER read the Huffington Post again. It won’t be a problem for me, since so little of what is published on the site reflects the true American values that the majority of the people of this nation adhere to, and have for generations.

Here are just a few of the many hundreds of Hollywood celebrities who have ‘come out of the closet’ as Donald Trump supporters in recent weeks. I’m a big movie buff and some of these folks I have watched on the Big Screen for decades. It’s some comfort to know that not EVERYONE in Hollywood worships at the feet of hidden perversity, cloaked in public image maintenance appearances which dazzle vulnerable young people, who are always looking for something or someone they can believe in. There is so little left in this nation’s swollen, festering, infected pop culture still worth believing in, that it’s easier just to tune out the Satanic noise and rejoice in the silence. Here are a few exceptions. These videos represent just a small sampling of public endorsements out of the many thousands of Hollywood celebrities, artists, musicians, theatre people, technicians, and public figures who support Trump, but choose for their own reasons to remain quiet about it.

 

 

 

A Tribute to the Legendary Starman David Bowie: Photos, Music, Links

I’ve been truly shaken to learn of David Bowie’s untimely death. I had to sit down when I saw the headline. No one ever expects the death of one of their childhood heroes. Throughout the morning as I put together these tributes, I listened to the full tracks of Black Star, while I worked. Any man, quietly dying of cancer, who worked on perfecting his latest studio release up until the very last days of his own life to present a final work of musical art for the world, is a man we can all love and admire for his courage, his undying talent, his dignity, his refusal to elicit pity, his dedication to his music, and his determination to set his own pain aside in order to give the world one last gift of music and personal creativity.

It’s personal for me. I have loved this man and his music and art for decades, literally, since I was a very young teen in the 1970s, struggling with my own sexual identity. Trying to find my own way in a very messed up family, in an oppressive mostly fundamentalist small town in the south, I papered the walls of my teenage bedroom with Bowie photos and blasted his music through the house at all hours, much to the despair of my parents, who thought he was the most bizarre assemblage of a human being they had ever seen. All the more reason for me to turn up the volume, I thought. David Bowie could well be credited for being one of the reasons I did not commit suicide as a gay teen. Seriously. Thank you David, for letting me know it was ‘ok’ for me to just be ME in 1972. Gay people were still being beat up and dragged behind trucks in parts of the deep south, and it wasn’t that much better in central North Carolina, where being gay meant living a double life, having “fake boyfriends” in high school to survive and sneaking into gay bars with a fake ID at age 17 in the hopes you might find others who were as different as you were, who were also finding a way to cope.

It turned out eventually, much to everyone’s surprise, that David Bowie was NOT gay, although to look at him in the early seventies that might have been considered arguable. He was one of the first popular musicians other than 1960s rocker ‘Little Richard’ to publicly flaunt his feminine side, so androgynous in some early photos that any decent drag queen might have been jealous. He was rumored to have had a wild sexual affair with Mick Jagger in the early seventies, and sexual androgyny was a frequent theme in his early songs. David Bowie finally arrived at the altar, was twice married, and has surviving adult two children: Duncan Jones and Alexandria Jones.

“Planet Earth is a lot bluer today without David Bowie, the greatest rock star who ever fell to this or any other world. He was the hottest tramp, the slinkiest vagabond, the prettiest star who ever shouted “You’re not alone!” to an arena full of the world’s loneliest kids. He was the most human and most alien of rock artists, turning to face the strange, speaking to the freak in everyone. He stared into your twitchy teenage eyes to assure you that you’ve torn your dress and your face is a mess, yet that’s precisely why you’re a juvenile success.”Rolling Stone Magazine 1.11.2016

It’s quite clear after listening to Black Star, that David well knew his days were numbered, yet he kept working, right up until the very end. It was only two nights ago that late night host Jimmy Fallon announced Bowie’s latest album release on his show, displaying the stark enigmatic cover art, which was only a large black star on a white field, the only Bowie album not to display a photo of him.

If you are unfamiliar with Bowie, wading through tribute posts and articles, I’d like to recommend that you read one particular article about him from start to finish, as it says the most about who he really was and how his art was a real embodiment of emotionally distilled moments from his life, which had a huge impact on others, even upon history itself:

David Bowie at the Berlin Wall: the incredible story of a concert and its role in history

Below are more photos and video clips from the amazing career of rock/pop/jazz/folk musician, art film star, painter and fashion culture icon David Bowie.

David Bowie [ Born David Robert Jones ] 1947-2016

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1995, file photo, David Bowie performs during a concert in Hartford, Conn. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 1995, file photo, David Bowie performs during a concert in Hartford, Conn. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

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epa04504507 Two visitors look at the portrait of David Bowie from 1983 (Monte Carlo) taken by German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton, displayed at the Photography Museum – Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, Germany, 26 November 2014. The photographs are part of the exhibition ‘Permanent Loan Selection,’ on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the foundation from 27 November 2014 to 17 May 2015. EPA/STEPHANIE PILICK

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Links

http://www.davidbowie.com/

http://www.davidbowie.com/news

Thanks, Starman: Why David Bowie Was the Greatest Rock Star Ever

http://metro.co.uk/2016/01/11/watch-david-bowies-first-tv-appearance-at-age-17-to-defend-long-hair-reminds-us-how-cool-he-always-was-5616093/

http://metro.co.uk/2016/01/11/these-are-all-of-the-tv-tributes-planned-to-honour-david-bowie-after-he-dies-aged-69-5616283/

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Rock Music Chameleon and Pop Culture Shapeshifter David Bowie Dead at 69

January 11th 2016

Gone way too soon, the beloved musical genius from Great Britain, David Bowie, died last night just two days after releasing his 27th and final musical album, which became his swan song: ‘Black Star’ Bowie had privately struggled with cancer for the last 18 months, without most of the world even knowing.

“He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art,” he wrote. “He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift.” – Music producer and lifelong friend Toni Visconti

Cited:  “One thing that struck reviewers who were grappling with Blackstar, David Bowie’s final album, was how tricky it was to interpret lyrically. Kitty Empire, writing in the Observer, described it as elliptical, while the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis wrote that the album “seems to offer those attempting to unravel his lyrics a wry ‘best of luck with that’”.

What the critics didn’t know, however, was that the man behind it had been diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago, and that he knew his life was coming to an end. If this had been common knowledge, they would all no doubt have looked at Blackstar in a different light. Was David Bowie saying goodbye on it? And does it seem obvious now that he has died?

David Bowie’s music, life, fashion and films and incredibly eclectic art made a huge impact on the world for more than four decades.

“I know something is very wrong,” he begins, then sings: “The blackout hearts, the flowered news / With skull designs upon my shoes.” –  prophetic lyric from ‘Black Star’ released just two days before his death.

I was an avid David Bowie fan as a teen and had listened to his music since the early 1970s when he recorded the groundbreaking album “The Man Who Sold the World.”

The feature length documentary below [ 1 hr 30 min ] explores David Bowie’s entire life and catalog of work as a musician actor, painter and performing artist – from his childhood in Brixton London England, up to his late 50s, when he was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. If you’re a Bowie fan, it’s a MUST SEE film:

Tributes from all over the world are pouring in. Below are some rare photos of David from throughout his stellar career as musical genius recording artist, painter, art film star and pop culture icon.

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