R.I.P. The Thin White Duke

Yesterday the world lost David Bowie, to cancer, at age 69.  While I own absolutely no Bowie in my collection (aside from covers of his music and guest appearances on Queen albums) I have always admired the man’s creativity.  He goes to places I don’t even understand, and maybe that’s why I never “got” David Bowie.  While recognizing his genius I was unable to penetrate beyond the singles.  Perhaps I should try again.

In the meantime, plenty of folks far and wide have posted tributes to the man, his music and even his movies.  Rather than pretend I know what I’m talking about, I’ll let these fine writers do it instead.  Rest in Peace, David Bowie.

And fuck you, cancer.

Last and not least,

  • Joe at 1537 – David Bowie R.I.P. (“The planet is, without a doubt, a touch poorer than it was yesterday.”)

 

BOWIE

He always looked so young.

 

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24 comments

  1. How in the hell do you not own any Bowie! That’s the biggest surprise I’ve heard in a long time. You can’t go wrong with ANY hits collection, but if you need an album I’d suggest Ziggy Stardust.

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  2. I knew you weren’t a big fan but I’m really surprised you don’t own anything of his, even a compilation. You have pretty diverse tastes so I can see you loving a lot of his catalog. Thanks for sharing the link to my Bowie series, which remains the most fulfilling experience I’ve had since starting my blog nearly 5 years ago. I will check out your other links tomorrow when I have some free time.

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  3. There’s always time to delve back into the catalogue Mike, I must admit I have to do some of that myself. Always meant to, you know? I’ve heard some but not all. I don’t suppose his dying is a good reason to do it, when it could have been any other day but I know his stuff is out there and I will get to it all eventually! Let me know how it goes for you!

    And thanks for the link-back. I’m sure folks were thrilled to go to the KMA and read “well, fuck!” Hahaha.

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