No shame in not knowing about him but it’s better to be willing to learn about a musical genius than be the ignorant jerk with a “so what he was old” attitude…sadly I did see that comment on an article and that person is to be pitied.
The good news is, it is never too late to learn and you just might find a new hero!
So if you want to get schooled, might I recommend checking out:
David Bowie was an adventurer, and an iconoclast, and a leader. Bowie was never predictable, never boring, and always challenged expectations and conventional thinking. He was a star, a big star, but he wasn’t for everyone. Bowie continually embraced the weird, the strange, the kooks. We understand that energy, that sensibility to do things differently. For many of us at Slacker, Bowie was one of our biggest heroes.
David Bowie DNAtraces the tip of the complex iceberg that is the David Bowie story. Hosted by Jennifer White, we tell the story of Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, Major Tom, Thomas Jerome Newton et all. You will hear Bowie’s influences, contemporaries and followers like Little Richard, The Beatles, Al Green, The Velvet Underground, Kurt Cobain, and LCD Soundsystem. If you listen closely, we think you might just hear your personal story here too.
David Bowie Top 33 counts up Bowie’s greatest songs. These are the Bowie songs that you have listened to, shared, and “hearted” the most. From classics like Changes, Fame and Let’s Dance to some surprises from his many collaborations and era’s, these songs paint a picture of an eclectic and inspired career.
Finally, our Album Of The Week is Blackstar, which was just released on Friday January 8th, David Bowie’s 69th birthday. Bowie’s final album can be heard on many levels. Musically, it explores his love for texture, emotional singing, and the kind of inspired instrumentation that blends pop, jazz and funk into a otherworldly mix. Lyrically, it hauntingly speaks for itself, from the opening lines of Lazarus — “Look up here, I’m in heaven” to the final moments of I Cant Give Everything Away — “Seeing more and feeling less, saying no but meaning yes, that’s the message that I sent, I can’t give everything away.“
For now, we have to deal with Bowie’s passing. We turn and face the strange. Bowie was our star, and our stars do indeed look very different today. But if you listen to the music, you’ll see why David Bowie is still our hero.
1. “Dammit Why didn’t I see him live?”
2. “THERE ISN’T ANYONE LIKE HIM ANYMORE.”
3. “I gotta go to Brixton.”
4. “That baby in Labyrinth never knew how lucky he was just hanging out on Bowie’s lap.”
5. “Who looks that hot in a mugshot?? No one…the answer is no one.”
Struggling with the death of this artistic juggernaut the likes of which have never been seen?? I get it.
Here are some articles that may improve/enrich your cycle of grief**:
Step 6. Watch 1000s of people dancing in the streets of his hometown to celebrate his life. Think about that. Most of us would be thrilled to know our existence compelled one person to dance after we die…Bowie?? THOUSANDS.
**Disclaimer: There are a million fantastic articles/stories/experiences out there about him and I am well aware I didn’t even scratch the surface…these are simply some of the ones that made me smile and I’m hoping they do the same for you.
Easy to see that superstars Jay-Z & Beyonce have inspired that of the popular #RELATIONSHIPGOALS, carrying over now into a new one from Chicago’s LIL DURK & Detroit’s DEJ LOAF (who have been rumored to be more than friends for quite some time now) in their collabo “My Beyonce.” Celebrating love in the “Love & Basketball” inspired video, take a peek below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!
Apparently Leonardo Dicaprio is a little jumpy these days! His reaction to Gaga walking by to accept her award for Best Actress In A Mini-Series Or Television Film stole the show although he says he just didn’t know “what” was passing him…which is far less entertaining than internet speculation.
Personally I haven’t seen anyone jump like that since this Cat Vs. Cucumber compilation.
So if you see a recreation featuring Lady and Leo, send it my way.
Gearing up for a big 2016…Two of hip-hop’s hottest right now, DJ MUSTARD teams up with TRAVIS SCOTT on their latest collabo “Whole Lotta Lovin’.” Mustard, straying away a bit from his trademark beats this time around, hits us with a CeCe Peniston sample on this one. Coachella fans, look for Mustard this April popping up at the huge music festival & Scott packing his bags hitting the road this February with his rumored love-interest Rihanna for her Anti tour. Take a peek below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!
Gearing up for the upcoming Grammy Awards (nominated for 11) KENDRICK LAMAR showed up on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon bringing us some new music with a powerful performance to the song “Untitled 2.” Leaving Fallon somewhat speechless, take a peek for yourself. Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!
After reading that Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys/The Arcs was compelled to write a song about Steven Avery and The Netflix Docu-Series it’s comforting to know that they might be as fixated as some of the rest of us.
The Arcs posted on their Soundcloud page:
It’s like Billy Childish says, “We live in troubled times”. Last week, we got a sneak peek at what goes on behind the curtains of our criminal justice system. A few sleepless nights later we gathered in the studio and wrote this song. Written, recorded, mixed and mastered in 2 days.
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Hopefully these bullet points will make you feel better about your own MaM infatuation.
I have become admittedly annoying about this show.
I’m watching it for the second time.
Yes I signed the petition.
Short of threats, I have demanded that all my friends watch it in fact I told my hairdresser to tweet me after she watched it so I know she completed her “homework”.