Y’all. I’m still in disbelief that David Bowie passed away. I typically don’t get bent out of shape when a celebrity passes. Yes, of course it’s sad when anyone passes away. The last celebrity death that bummed me out was Whitney Houston. I found out about that one on Twitter! She was the first concert I ever went to (and the first concert I ever slept through).
*Side note: My mom took me to see Whitney when I was in first grade and it took her so long to get on stage I passed out. To this day my mom doesn’t know how I could sleep through a concert.
**Another side note: this post isn’t about Whitney… I just got off track.
Back to David Bowie.
I expected to wake up to the hoopla over the Golden Globes on Monday, not the sad news that David Bowie had passed away from cancer. The man just had a birthday AND released his final album ON his birthday. Talk about a major buzzkill. BUT, I have to give him major props for keeping it under wraps from the public + continuing his love of music while he battled the terrible disease. He was someone I would have loved to have seen live in concert. Last year I saw Fleetwood Mac + The Rolling Stones and I know they’re no spring chickens… but I feel lucky to have been in the audience of their shows.
There was so much to admire about David Bowie– he had a beautiful marriage to Iman which was absolutely adorable, he called out MTV in the 80s for the lack of black artists being featured, his insanely outrageous + amazing style that he frequently changed and so much more. Don’t get me started on his hair… the man had a gorgeous head of hair and a set of gorgeous mismatched eyes.
Planet earth is indeed blue without him in it. I just hope he + Queen are somewhere together performing Under Pressure.
I’m wrapping this post up with some of my favorite David Bowie songs (one of which is Under Pressure) so I won’t include that in my list:
- Life on Mars
- Let’s Dance
- Rebel Rebel
- Ziggy Stardust
- Space Oddity
- Young Americans
- The Man Who Sold The World
I’m going to leave you with this quote from Simon Pegg:
“If you’re sad today, just remember the world is over 4 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.”