Your hoddler-in-chief missed most of the David Bowie festivities this week. Much of the world celebrated what would have been his 75th (76th?) birthday on Monday.
Today, though, marks the seventh anniversary since his passing. So it’s just as good a time to do some Bowie remembering, in my opinion.
It’s been a good chunk of time since I dedicated a lot of airspace to Bowie, but my preferred radio station celebrated his life on Monday. And while listening to it, I forgot how many great songs he created.
Even more - I remembered how often Bowie changed his style, whether it was music or fashion or something else.
That was kind of the allure of David Bowie. He was a bit of a chameleon.
One of my favourite Bowie tunes is Life On Mars? which was the first song that ran through my mind when I learned of the news of his death on January 10, 2016. Then, as I began to process it, Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.
The day after, as I was driving home from the bank, one of the radio stations played non-stop Bowie. Heroes, Let’s Dance, Young Americans, Ziggy Stardust, Modern Love. So, so many more.
I took a detour home that day. I didn’t want the music to stop.
WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM!
Fitzie’s track of the day: Heroes/Helden, by David Bowie
And now for your links:
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