David Bowie, one of the world’s most influential musicians, died this past weekend at 69, just days after releasing his final album.
The world remembers David Bowie’s life today with sadness, but also with joy brought by the many creative gifts he bestowed upon us.
RIP David Bowie || Upon hearing of his passing last night I felt a rush of many memories and emotions: discovering his music and the way it made me feel for the first time in high school, playing him (terribly) once in a play, going to his concert some 13 years ago… I felt such a mixture of sadness and joy and exhilaration; all of the feelings wrapped up in his music. Last Friday (on Bowie’s 69th birthday) he released his final studio album Blackstar and a few of my closest friends got together to listen to it front to back. We ended up having a long conversation about his life and career, and it would seem now that like the true legend he is, Bowie managed to turn even his own death into a piece of art – a gift to us all. The album was released days before his passing, and his final music video for the song Lazarus serves both as a beautiful and powerful goodbye, but also as a bit of a wink promising that he’s not gone (hence the title). I would highly recommend that you all check out his new album – it is tremendous. He is a true artist from beginning to end and has touched so many people - always evolving and growing out into spaces no one else dared to go. Go listen to some Bowie: the #Starman, #MajorTom, #ZiggyStardust, TheManWhoFellToEarth, #Lazarus, … Thank you David Bowie.
One of my favourite David Bowie memories came from his role as The Goblin King in Labyrinth.