NILE RODGERS PORTRAIT

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Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. (born September 19, 1952) is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger and composer. The co-founder of Chic, Rodgers has written, produced, and performed on albums that have cumulatively sold more than 500 million units and 75 million singles worldwide.He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.Known for his “chucking” guitar style, Rolling Stone wrote in 2014 that “the full scope of Nile Rodgers’ career is still hard to fathom.

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A HERO FOR THE LONGEST TIME SAW HIM IN 1978

DALE M WE WITH J

 

DAVID BOWIE ALBUMS PLAYLIST

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DAVID BOWIE ALBUM PLAYLIST

Ok, this is something a little different. I wanted to explore the studio albums of my favourite stars, so I thought how can I do this? Well, with Bowie, he produced 25 studio albums in his tragically foreshortened career, so I thought perhaps they best way to approach this was to choose a favourite track from each album, hopefully whetting the appetite of people not aware of all his output, and serving as an introduction to those not aware of his work.

  1. DAVID BOWIE (1967) – THERE IS A HAPPY LAND
  2. SPACE ODDITY – CYGNET COMMITTEE
  3. THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD – WIDTH OF A CIRCLE
  4. HUNKY DORY – BEWLEY BROTHERS
  5. ZIGGY STARDUST – FIVE YEARS
  6. ALLADIN SANE – CRACKED ACTOR
  7. PIN-UPS – SORROW
  8. DIAMOND DOGS – WE ARE THE DEAD
  9. YOUNG AMERICANS – FAME
  10. STATION TO STATION – STATION TO STATION
  11. LOW – WARSZAWA
  12. HEROES – JOE THE LION
  13. LODGER – AFRICAN NIGHT FLIGHT
  14. SCARY MONSTERS – IT’S NO GAME PT1
  15. LET’S DANCE – CHINA GIRL
  16. TONIGHT – LOVING THE ALIEN
  17. NEVER LET ME DOWN – TIME WILL CRAWL
  18. BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE – JUMP THEY SAY
  19. 1. OUTSIDE – HALLO SPACEBOY
  20. EARTHLING – I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS
  21. HOURS – THE PRETTY THINGS ARE GOING TO HELL
  22. HEATHEN – EVERYONE SAYS HI
  23. REALITY – NEVER GET OLD
  24. THE NEXT DAY – I’D RATHER BE HIGH
  25. BLACK STAR – GIRL LOVES ME

IT’S NOT DEFINITIVE… I COULD CHOOSE ANY OTHER SONG FROM ANY OF THE ALBUMS ON ANY OTHER DAY.

DALE WHO SHARED BOWIE WITH HIS BELOVED ‘M’

UNDER THE SUN

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UNDER THE SUN

HOW MANY SOULS CONNECTED HAVE FLED?

DRUNK ON YOUTH AND INNOCENCE

NEVER TO LET GO, NEVER TO LOSE…

BUT LOST LIKE LOTUS LEAVES

IN THE SUMMER MISTRAL.

 

IMMORTAL IMAGES OF ILLUSORY PERMANENCY ,

THIS MERRY THRALL OF ANGELIC UPSTARTS,

LIFE-LONG FELLOW TRAVELLERS,

AND YET LOST ON THE JOURNEY,

LEFT TO SING SIREN SONGS DOWN MEMORY LANE.

 

HALF-REMEMBERED CARVINGS OF CRAVEN DESIRE,

A LANDSCAPE OF LOVELY CURVES AND CREVICES,

TURNED TO DUST BY THE HARSH MISTRESS OF TIME,

YOUR LULLABY OF LILITH LOST TO BANSHEE WAIL,

AS I CALL YOUR ROSTER BY ANCIENT NAME AND RUNE.

DALE ‘M’

NEXT STEP

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NEXT

Never have I lived such a sedentary life,

Hour upon hour contemplating,

navel-gazing, aimlessly vacillating,

Between world and unworldly,

Arcane or basely visceral…

I have no momentum…

Inertia has rendered the body immoveable.

 

Literally immoveable.

Back has seized up like a gate spring.

Frozen in time and space and velocity,

How to move on?

There are no locks in real space,

Just in my mind.

 

All carnality, or thoughts there of,

Are acts of betrayal…

But who am I betraying?

The promise dies with the person promised?

I just don’t have the theological maturity to know.

I’m like a child left to their own devices…

With the admonishing words of lost parents

ringing in their ears…

Do you continue to hold to their social norms?

I cannot hear her voice in my ear,

only in my heart.

always in my heart!


unfettered ramblings of a lost boy.

Dale ‘M’