David Bowie wasn’t just a rock star, he was a savvy businessman – Two performances for your enjoyment

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Happy Sunday Everyone!
David Bowie was an influential figure in music, art, fashion; and he was a smart –very smart entrepreneur as well; check out his business-savvy:
  • He created his own internet service provider so his fans could chat and download is music easily… back in 1996 when the average person on spent 30 minutes A MONTH online.
  • The man who invented Ziggy Stardust also sold Bowie bonds, an innovative financial tool that promised investors a share of his future royalties.
  • He launched the online bank BowieBanc, which he used to issue a credit card with his face on it.
  • In 2001 he created one of the first internet radio stations.
  • He was one of the first to encrypted music files for anti-piracy.
  • He also did crowdsource (a song) long before it became commonplace – back in 1999.

So what does this mean to you?

Look for opportunity. Try it. Some may fail. But others may grow into something awesome.

And as Bowie once said:

You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race.

After a three-year period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. 
 

David Bowie’s impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley,“challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day” and “created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture”. The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved to be one facet of a career marked by reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation.


David Bowie in performance
Portrait by ​Artist Heidi Rizzi 
​ David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust
circa 1972
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“I’m just floored there’s so few black artists featured on it, why is that?”  ~David Bowie

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David Bowie performing with Luther Vandross_1973
Enjoy these two Bowie performances 
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​David Bowie dancing with his wife 
supermodel Iman_2003
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David and Iman exchanged
vows and wedding rings in
Florence, Italy_1992
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Nevada & South Carolina: Clinton’s biggest win, Sanders’ looming problem and Trump’s lost chew-toy.

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Hello Everyone:
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Below follows the results, articles and speeches from yesterday’s Nevada Caucus for the Democrats and the South Carolina Primary for the Republicans
The Republicans will conduct their Nevada Caucus on Tues., Feb. 23fd and the Democrats conduct their South Carolina Primary on Sat., Feb. 27th.  (Schedules below for debates. caucuses and primaries)..
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Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton with Bill Clinton 
waves to supporters after Hillary wins the Nevada Caucus
February 20, 2016
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​Businessman Donald Trump gives his South Carolina 
Primary victory speech as his wife Melania Trump listens
February 20, 2016

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz virtually tied with Marco slightly ahead coming in second place.  Jeb Bush suspended his campaign after coming in fourth place.
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​Former governor Jeb Bush announcing that he is
suspending his campaign after coming in fourth place
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Jimmy Fallon Skewers Donald Trump, Drives Hillary Clinton to Drink on ‘Tonight Show_September 2015 Show
Tues., February 23, 2016 – GOP

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Next GOP debate – Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016 – CNN
Next GOP debate – Thurs., Mar. 3, 2016 – FOX (Detroit)
Next Democratic debate –  Sun., Mar. 6, 2016 – TBD (Flint, Michigan)
Next Democratic debate – Wed., Mar. 9, 2016 – Univison
Prior debates
You can view all prior full debates by click on either the GOP or Democratic debate schedule links above.  You will find the full debate link highlighted in RED.
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David Bowie and Iman Personify “The Look of Love”

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

When we talk about “swoon” worthy couples, it doesn’t get any hotter than Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid and David Robert Jones.  Both Iman and David Bowie have had successful careers in their own right, but when this beautiful couple married in 1992, they became a trail blazing power couple.  Bowie is a Grammy award winning musical icon, who is respected for his distinctive voice, unique fashion sense and intellect. 
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The name Iman means “faith” in Arabic, and that is just what this iconic Somali model gives to the world.  In 1994, Iman became the first woman of color to launch a skin-care and makeup brand for women of color with Iman Cosmetics.  In addition to running a global beauty empire, Iman is also a humanitarian. She works closely with several AIDS and human rights charities and she  is a spokesperson for the Keep a Child Alive program.  Their love story is one for the ages.
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The Proposal
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To win Iman for life, David took her on a private cruise along the Seine River in Paris. He had a chef prepare a delicious gourmet dinner and afterward a pianist played while he serenaded Iman.  He proposed to her under the Pont Neuf bridge while singing his version of Doris Day’s “April in Paris.

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​David Bowie and Iman were married in 
Florence, Italy June 1992
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​Their Wedding and Marriage

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In April 1992, Iman married David in a private civil ceremony in Switzerland.  In June 1992, the couple celebrated their marriage in style with a church ceremony in Florence, Italy one of their favorite vacation spots. David’s son Ducan, was the best man.

 For her entrance, Iman ditched the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” and came down the aisle to a Bulgarian folk song called “Kalimankou Denkou” or “The Evening Gathering.”  

Bowie composed the other music that was played during the ceremony. Sixty-eight people were invited to the wedding. Iman wore a Herve Leger gown and David wore black tails designed by Thierry Mugler. Both designers were at the wedding, and other famous guests included Yoko Ono and Bono. Their reception was held at theVilla  LA  Massa hotel, a sixteenth century Medici mansion.

David and Iman at their wedding
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Iman looks on as David feeds their daughter 
​Alexandria Zahra born in 2000

In 2000, Iman gave birth to their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones. The couple keeps their daughter away from the spotlight. Iman explained in an interview, “There are no pictures of me working as a model at home, because home is home – the office has that. She didn’t even know for a long time I was a model, she only knew I had a cosmetics company. 

It’s the same with her father. When we walk outside, she sees how people react, but at home he’s just dad to her. But nobody has lied about their past. It’s an open book. If she wants to discuss it, it will be discussed.”

The couple were married for 23 years! How do they make it work?  In an interviewIman reflected, “’The secrets to a happy marriage are, you have to talk to each other all the time and the other one is have fun together. You have to really like the person and enjoy their company too. […] we are never apart. We have dates, you know – we’ll go to a museum, then we’ll have a long lunch. That’s what’s interesting, that’s what’s exciting.”

David kisses his daughter ​Alexandria Zahra_2000

Timeless Words of Love

David’s love for Iman is heartwarming.  In an interview he shared, “I’m enormously proud of Iman. She made broad strokes when she came to America, and opened doors for women of color. […]  You would think that a rockstar being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.”  : )

Iman feels just as strongly.  She said this about David in an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper’s Style Magazine:  ”First, you fancy each other – that doesn’t go. It might take different forms, but he’s good company. He’s funny, he’s engaging, he’s whip-smart, he’s interested in diverse things. It keeps on evolving – it doesn’t stay sedentary.”

​Supermodel Iman and musician David Bowie at the
Metropolitian Museum of Art Costume Institue Gala,
Superheroes:  Fashion and Fantasy
May 5, 2008 in New York City.
David and Iman at one of their homes on the Island 
of  Mustique Bali, Indonesian.  Pose is from a 2011
photo shoot for Architectural Digest.  
David’s ashes will be scattered over Bali.  
 
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​Diterjemahkan oleh

Indonesian
(Rest in Peace!)
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The 7th Democratic Debate from Wisconsin Feb. 11th – [FULL Video] showcased Bernie’s obsession and Clinton’s credentials

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Hello Everyone:
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Below follows the FULL video of the 7th Democratic debate last night.
The next GOP debates take place tomorrow Saturday, February 13, 2016.   See the debate, caucus and primary schedules below.
Bernie Sanders, senator and Hillary Clinton, former
secretary of state debate hosted by PBS in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 11, 2016 
​Hillary Clinton making a point during the debate, 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin_February 11, 2016
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“Only 48 hours after getting demolished in NH, impressive performance for Hillary Clinton. Better tone. Picked her shots.”   —David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama
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“I can’t shake the feeling that everything Bernie Sanders knows about foreign policy came from the world politics section of a used bookstore.” — Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at Tufts University
Gwen Ifill (left)  and Judy Woodruff, co-anchors 
PBS.  Gwen and Judy are the first woman duo to
moderate Democratic presidential debate
February 11, 2016
Sat., February 20, 2016 –  Democrats
Tues., February 23, 2016 – GOP

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Next GOP debate – Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016 – CNN
Next Democratic debate –  Sun., March. 6, 2016 TBD(Flint, Michigan)
Next Democratic debate – Wed., March 9, 2016 TBD
Prior debates
You can view all prior full debates by click on either the GOP or Democratic debate schedule links above.  You will find the full debate link highlighted in RED.
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February 1, 2016
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Republicans continue their “Doom and Despair” Tour in New Hampshire debate Feb. 6th [FULL VIDEO]

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It’s Monday!
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Directly below is the FULL video (parts 1-5 consecutively ) of last night’s 8th Republican debate from New Hampshire with moderators David Muir and  Martha Raddatz.
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Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 is the New Hampshire primary.
 ​Seven GOP candidates debate in New Hampshire
February 6, 2016
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 Chris Christie beat up Marco Rubio and took his lunch money.
Governor Chris Christie​ in a heated exchange with 
Senator Marco Rubio in New Hampshire_Feb. 6th.
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Her tenacity, his cool probing combine for a debate that was both informative and intense.
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David Muir, anchor and Martha Raddatz, correspondent, 
Chief Global Affairs ABC World News Tonight with 
David Muir and co-anchor of This Week with
George Stephanopoulos hosted the debate Feb. 6, 2016
 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Next Democratic debate –  Thurs., Feb. 11, 2016 – PBS

Next GOP debate – Sat., Feb. 13, 2016  CBS

Prior debates
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[Full Video] MSNBC Democratic Debate from New Hampshire February 4th – GOP Debate tomorrow Feb. 6th

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Happy Friday!
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Directly below is the FULL video of last night’s 5th Democratic debate from New Hampshire with MSNBC moderators Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow.
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You will also find the FULL video from Wednesday, February 3rd’s Town HallMeeting with CNN host Anderson Cooper.
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The next debate is tomorrow, Saturday, February 6th with the Republiccandidates prior to the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton listens as Bernie Sanders speaks during the MSNBC Democratic candidates debate in New Hampshire​ February 4, 2016
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In the first one-on-one of the season, MSNBC’s hosts wisely keep the spotlight on Clinton and Sanders.

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MSNBC moderators Rachel Maddow and
Chuck Todd  prepare for the start of the  
Democratic candidates debate_Feb. 4, 2016
Full Video – Feb. 3rd
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​Anderson Cooper, host CNN Town Hall Meeting 
with Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
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Next GOP debate – Sat., Feb. 6, 2016ABC

Next Democratic debate –  Thurs., Feb. 11, 2016 – PBS
Prior debates
You can view all prior full debates by click on either the GOP or Democratic debate schedule links above.  You will find the full debate link highlighted in RED.
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February 1, 2016
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Iowa Caucus returns and onto New Hamsphire

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Hello Everyone:
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If you haven’t heard by now; the winners are Ted Cruz for the Republicans and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats.  Donald Trump came in second place and Marco Rubio placed third..  
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Bernie Sanders came in second (a virtual tie) with Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley has suspended his campaign.
Debate – recently added
The next Democratic debate is Thursday, February 4th. (see debate schedules below)
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Ted Cruz delivers his first place speech at the Iowa
Primary as his wife Heidi and father (behind Heidi) 
bask in Ted’s victory_February 1, 2016
Donald Trumps exits the stage after thanking his
supporters in a civilized way at the Iowa Primary 
February 1, 2016
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​Marco Rubio emerges from the shadows to place 
third in the Republican Iowa primary nipping at the 
heels of Donald Trump_Feb. 1, 2016
Hillary Clinton prepares to speak after the Iowa 
Caucus as Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea
Clinton Mezvinsky look on_Feb. 1, 2016​
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​Bernie and Jane (front left) Sanders watch the Iowa
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Next Democratic debate – Thurs., Feb. 4, 2016 –MSNBC

Next Democratic debate –  Thurs., Feb. 11, 2016 – PBS

Next GOP debate Sat., Feb. 6, 2016 ABC

Next GOP debate – Sat., Feb. 13, 2016 – CBS
Prior debates
You can view all prior full debates by click on either the GOP or Democratic debate schedule links above.  You will find the full debate link highlighted in RED.
Please feel free to pass this post onto someone who may have missed them.  
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The more information people have about each candidates’ positions, their vision, their competence and last but not least their temperament; the better their selection process will be. 
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February 1, 2016
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