I had other plans for today's blog, until I heard the news of David Bowie's death earlier this afternoon. Writing about how much I love his weirdness, his originality, seemed more important than anything else. In case you're just now finding out, Bowie passed away yesterday, after 18 months of keeping his cancer a secret. And while of course, I never knew the man personally, hearing he's no longer with us made me feel sad. I think a lot of that has to do with how his music is tied to so many happy memories; "Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy" playing in the background on Christmas mornings, drives home from high school with the scratched mix CD that always caused it to buzz loudly in the last 5 seconds of "Under Pressure", one of my earliest memories with my dad of him explaining the lyrics to "Fame" while we drove in his car.
When someone becomes such a big part in the soundtrack to your life, I think it's only natural to feel a sense of loss when you learn they won't be adding any new tracks. Luckily for us, Bowie went out with a bang, completing his final album, Lazarus, just two days before his death, on his 69th birthday. I've been reading article after article and one of them said how he was still writing even from his death bed, unable to resist creating up until the very end. The guy was inspiration, a singer, songwriter, musician, actor (do yourself a favor and if you haven't wanted Basquiat, pleeease do & see Bowie as Warhol, he's perfect), painter, fashion icon, and one who will be greatly missed.
I'd love for you to share your favorite Bowie songs in the comment section below, I'll be sure to listen to every one of them. Here's a few of mine:
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