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.
|David Bowie will be sorely missed|
What's your favorite Bowie memory and song? Leave us a comment & share!
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