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Happy Birthday John! If it weren't for a crazy man with a gun, he would have been 75 today.
When I was in my teens, I had one, and only one, favorite rock singer: David Bowie. He was the solo act which twisted, and turned, and seemed the most complex to me, while at the same time being just a pleasure to listen to, and he was there at the right time. Rest in peace, David.
For me, it was Leonard Nimoy followed by David Bowie. I don't have any idea *why* this is the case, but it's difficult to predict reactions to celebrities' deaths. I think it's because Nimoy affected me more when I was younger, and he played such an incredibly strong (physically strong) character. These two hurt. Prince's passing surprised me, but I wasn't emotionally attached to him, so it didn't last as long. Everyone will have their own people and reasons, and they're all equally legitimate. I can only think of a couple celebrities in the world (who I don't know) whose passing would absolutely devastate me, and I'm afraid some of them will probably happen in the next ten years. I don't even want to name any names, because the thought alone almost brings tears to my eyes - one person in particular will have such a profound impact on me that I almost hope I go before he does, and he is almost 80.
I love the effortless way these two sing this song, and how beautifully their voices blend. The message is timely, too. Peace on earth.