Friday, January 15, 2016

Tribute To Rock Legend David Bowie

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM.... THE EARTH IS WEEPING

I think we are all still reeling after learning about the death of David Bowie.  For so many of us he was very much a part of our musical culture growing up.  His illness wasn't highly publicized, it seems most people didn't even know he had been battling cancer for 18 months.

David Bowie's last video, BLACK STAR was released recently.  In case you haven't seen it, here is a link to the video on YouTube.  It's a dark and daunting video.  I have no doubt we'll hear many interpretations of his lyrics for years to come, but we must each interpret the song, the video, and the man in our own way.


Reflecting on this tragic news, Some of my favorite David Bowie memories were;

*** Seeing him in concert in New York when I was a young teenager.  It was a spectacular and thrilling show!  He didn't just stand there and sing, it was an epic stage performance that sent chills through my teenage heart! 

*** In Junior High, which somehow came to be called Middle School - when exactly did that happen!?, we had a really cool art teacher, Miss Rose.  She played awesome music in the classroom while we created "art".  She played the Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bowie and others to help stir our creative juices. 

The classroom was right above the Principle's office.  He was always popping his head in telling her to lower the music.  Honestly, I think he just liked to come in and hear all that awesome music! 

One of our projects was to paint a t-shirt using acrylic paint.  Mine was a pink tee on which I painted BOWIE and made a red, white & blue shooting star banner through it.  God how I loved that shirt!  I wore it and washed it until it was nothing but a tattered rag.  I wore it to every party and sleepover, proudly displaying my love for David Bowie and his music.  

*** The hours and hours spent hanging out in our friend Mary's room, listening to Bowie albums and discussing, Ad nauseam, every aspect of life and teenage angst. 

I'm trying to decide which David Bowie song is my favorite.  Although I have always had a thing for Major Tom, I think I'd have to say "Changes", because it really depicts how life feels for me.  Nothing ever seems to stay the same, it's a roller coaster with constant changes to adapt to.

We say goodbye to rock icon and legend David Bowie
David Bowie will be sorely missed
Artist. Genius. Icon. Legend.  Rest In Peace, David Bowie.  Thank you for everything you meant to a young teenage girl, and for sharing your talents with the world.  An ocean of tears will be shed, you will be sorely missed.

What's your favorite Bowie memory and song?  Leave us a comment & share!

I'm joining the blog hop to send thoughts and prayers to the beautiful Sugar the Golden Retriever. She is having surgery to remove a tumor on her spleen. I love Sugar, and I'm not alone!  Sugar has been sharing Golden smiles with the world for 14½ years and is loved by all those who visit her Golden Woofs blog.  Please join us on this blog hop and send your love to Sugar as she goes through surgery and recovery. Stay Golden Strong Sugar! 



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40 comments:

  1. Such a great loss to the music industry

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    1. Yes it's a huge loss. Thanks for stopping by Edie!

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  2. A huge loss - I still recall going to his concert, I think it was in 1987, he was sensational on stage.

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    1. Yes, it's so sad. He was an awesome performer! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. My humans where sad when they heard the news.

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    1. A river of tears in our house. Thanks for stopping by Spence!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it. My own personal tribute. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I was not a huge Bowie fan but my husband was! I was sad to hear of his passing, though!

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    1. I was a huge fan! I love all his music, even the movies he did. I just loved HIM!

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  6. You are legit! So many people have been posting tributes, but clearly you are a true fan. For me, David Bowie has always just been there. I've been listening to his music all week though. He was so effortlessly cool, wasn't he?

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    1. I've been a fan since the age of 13! You're so right, he truly was effortlessly cool!! There was no one else like him & never will be.

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    1. Oh man, I loved his HAIR in Labyrinth! True Bowie style.

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  8. What a nice memory. So sad to hear of his passing.

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    1. Such great memories, such a great loss.

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  9. It was sad to hear of his passing. I've always liked Rebel Rebel!

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    1. OMG, I LOVE Rebel, Rebel! That one's right up there with Major Tom & Changes for sure. So many awesome hits. Black Star seems so unlike him; so dark and haunting.

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  10. It is always so sad when our music icons leave us. I was not a David Bowie fan, as Queen was my favorite group. Thankfully, I was able to see them in concert with Freddie Mercury so I understand what a thrill it must have been for you to see David Bowie. His music will live on forever.

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    1. Queen was awesome too, Freddie Mercury was also one of a kind! It really was a thrill to see David B. in concert, he certainly will live on forever in his amazing music. Thanks for visiting & sharing, M.K.

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  11. I must admit, while I know of Bowie's influence and legend I can't tell you one song that is his. He has left a legacy.

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  12. Such a loss of a creative soul. Lovely tribute.

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  13. I'm sorry for the loss of someone who obviously meant a lot to you. Musicians have a special way of touching our hearts. He may be gone, but his music will live on forever.

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  14. I'm sorry for the loss of someone who obviously meant a lot to you. Musicians have a special way of touching our hearts. He may be gone, but his music will live on forever.

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  15. Such a great tribute...I liked Rebel Rebel and the fun duet with Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Streets.

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  16. Interesting video about David Bowie,in memory,

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  17. How amazing you were able to see him in concert. He was such a talented man, whose life was cut way too short... He will live on in his music though...

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  18. Cancer is such an awful disease, and I'm sorry to hear that Bowie was suffering from it. I truly hope they are able to find a cure for cancer someday soon. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories with us.

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  19. very nice comments and memories of David Bowie. He was one of a kind.

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  20. I didn't know a lot of his music but he is very loved and this a nice tribute to him.

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  21. David Bowie certainly left his mark on the world. A star still shining in the Universe.

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  22. David Bowie was a very talented musician.

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  23. I grew up listening to David Bowie too. He will be missed dearly, a music legend.

    To Sugar, my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery, and a high five and licks from Mary d Dog

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  24. I love Bowie- so many moments and songs. We featured Let's Dance as I love dancing. We bought his latest - so moving. RIP amazing talent.

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  25. I was very sad to hear of his death and I'm amazed at his latest video. He was truly a one of kind performer!

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  26. It was really shocking news that David Bowie had died! I think it probably was better that he kept his failing health a secret, though. His family didn't have to deal with all of the crazy media people who wanted pictures of him in his illness. Due to my age, my favorite piece from David Bowie was his appearance in the Labyrinth. That came out when I was a little kid and I have loved it ever since.
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  27. He surely was an artist that transcended so many periods and types of music.

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  28. Wonderful tribute! I love music and it is always sad when we loose great talent. Especially since music just isn't the way it was 20-30 years ago.

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  29. This was a beautiful tribute. I was so stunned when I heard :(
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  30. R&P Tribute..What is your favorite song by America?
    Lemmy Tribute Song

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