David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 today and left billions of fans sad and blue. What a great loss to the world.
This pop legend of so many characters, The White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, The Goblin King, Major Tom, Aladdin Sane, inspired legions of people around the world, me included, spreading lyrical gems, Rock N’ Roll masterpieces and enchanted melodies.
I can’t even begin to explain what this man means to me… His songs were the soundtrack of my life.
I loved David Bowie since I was 6 years old. I watched Labyrinth for the first time and was completely taken by Jareth, Bowie’s fantastically magical Goblin King. I’m so proud of myself of becoming so aware of such an artist at such a young age. I cherish this film until today and safely keep my collector’s DVD on a shelf in my room. I’m just now humming the song Dance Magic Dance as I write this post. Dance Bowie Dance!
When I heard Bowie died today I was in the middle of driving. My brother called to tell me. I kept quiet for 2 seconds and then started crying. The radio suddenly played Life on Mars, and there I was… crying again. I felt as if a huge chunk of my adolescence went away with him. Truly. I remember having the same feeling when Michael Jackson died, another musical corner stone in my life.
What can I say? I can’t believe he’s gone…
Someone posted on Facebook today that “David Bowie’s not dead… He’s just an absolute beginner somewhere else now”. I thought that was beautifully put.
I love you, David Bowie. You were a true master of your craft and the world will miss you.