Remembering David Bowie
On the East Coast, where I live, seeing the news of David Bowie‘s passing seemed too much like a dream from which I hadn’t yet woken up. It was about two or three in the morning when I saw all of the major outlets wake up and fill my news feed. The Star Man has left us. He’s going home.
Like plenty of us in our mid-20s to early 30s, I was first exposed to David Bowie through Nirvana’s cover of “The Man Who Sold The World“ back when MTV actually featured music. From there my dad made me listen to all sorts of rock music from the 70s and 80s. He would never name any of the songs, nor the artists who sang them, and it would be over a decade before I realized who most of them were — Shazam, back in my day, was still only known as the DC superhero, or the wrong title everyone kept saying when referring to Shaquille O’Neal’s terrible movie. I didn’t know it back then, but David Bowie took up nearly half of my own personal Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 growing up.
David Bowie taught us all to embrace our weirdness, to be different, to be creative, and to transform and transcend. He was our legend. He was muse. He was our icon. He will surely be missed. Here are just few of Bowie’s classic songs. Oh, and F&ck cancer.