It’s a sad sad day.
Rock icon David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69, after battling cancer. This only two days after his birthday and the release of his new album Blackstar.
I literally gasped when I read the news this morning. I think I genuinely thought he was immortal. It is truly surreal to think he is not. Some people have that talent, that body of work, that personality that seems larger than life. David Bowie was that kind of person. Artist. Rule breaker.
But Ziggy Stardust will live on in the hearts of millions of people. It becomes obvious how many he touched when one surfs the Internet. People are in shock. They are mourning. Music is tremendously powerful and speaks to the very chore of one’s being.
I don’t feel like the right person to write about the artist that was David Bowie, so I rather refer you to other sites for that. TIME, for instance, has an article you can read.
I will, though, dedicate my Song Of The Week to the legend. I first had another artist posted, but that doesn’t feel right now.
It’s Bowie’s last single, which came out only a few days ago. Lazarus is quite an eery piece as it seems he knew he was about to die. But it’s hauntingly beautiful.
I would like to end this, though, with another piece that I’ve never stopped to love, especially due to the lyrics. The classic Life On Mars.
Rest In Peace Ziggy Stardust. David Bowie.
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