I was extremely saddened to hear that David Bowie passed away. My sympathy extends to his family and those who knew him well. For the rest of us fans it means that our ticket stubs, concert memories, records, CD’s and DVD’s become our precious way to connect with him.
He was known for his concert stage character Ziggy Stardust but his love of portraying someone other than himself also extended to movies and theatre. He influenced fashion and as a multi-talented man, Mr. Bowie was always light years ahead of many artists, musicians, producers and singers.
I went to see two of his concerts, one of which was the Glass Spider Tour. His shows were perfection! This man clearly was genius and he surrounded himself with talented band members and visionary artists who took the shows to a sensory level unrivalled by most acts.
It would be easy for me to share more and more about how much I loved David Bowie but it’s not necessary. Anyone who followed this creative man and bathed in his artistry knows why today is a sad day.
Even as he left us he did so with the gift of music in his last album Blackstar.
This is one of my favourite songs by Bowie but boy is it hard to pick only one to put into this blog post.