Monday, January 11, 2016

"THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY"

I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT A SHOCK IT WAS TO LEARN OF DAVID BOWIE'S DEATH.  
My mother has always been a huge Bowie fan so I pretty much grew up listening to his music since I was the size of a little bitty alien.  "THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS" remains one of my top 10 favourite albums.  And Bowie himself has proved to be a major formative influence in my life.  He famously was a chameleon and strove to be a leader and not a follower; to head in directions that were least expected.  Robert Frost's "road less travelled".  Along the way he's managed to create some phenomenal music.  As a woefully inadequate tribute, I thought I'd list my top 10 favourite Bowie songs.  Now, this is a particularly impossible and painful task -- to pick only 10 -- but I've taken my protein pills and put my helmet on.  So here goes . . .

  • 10.  MODERN LOVE
  • 9.   PLEASE MR. GRAVEDIGGER
  • 8.   THIS IS NOT AMERICA
  • 7.   LADY STARDUST
  • 6.   FIVE YEARS
  • 5.   QUEEN BITCH
  • 4.   HEROES
  • 3.   SPACE ODDITY
  • 2.   ASHES TO ASHES
  • 1.   LIFE ON MARS
LIFTOFF!

All I can say is that the world just got a lot less interesting.

3 comments:

Dis Guy said...

It is truly a sad day with the passing of The Thin White Duke. Denise took it harder than I did but overall quite a shock. I took your lead and also came up with my top 10 Bowie songs. In no particular order:
Please Mr. Gravedigger
Space Oddity
The Man Who Sold the World
Starman
Ziggy Stardust
Sorrow
Heroes
Ashes to Ashes
Modern Love
Blue Jean

"may God's love be with you"

Star said...

Life on Mars is my fave Bowie song, too. I was so tickled that he performed it when I saw him live for the Reality tour a handful of years ago. I never knew that it was one of his more well know tunes, I just immediately connected with the girl with the mousy hair...Such a god damn shame to think that he is no more.

Anthropogenicagent said...

I read that Bowie was fond of this version: Seu Jorge - life on mars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHo26IhDxx0

Cheers.