I remember dancing to “Changes” with my sister and father I was a kid. Our Dad would play Bowie often, and whenever this song came on, we couldn’t help but get together and just dance. It was our anthem growing up. It’s the song I plan to dance to with my sister at her wedding.
David Bowie’s music is timeless. What Bowie seemed to know more than anyone else was that he, himself, was not. He lived his life with full knowledge of its finitude. He was brilliant, creative, transcendent. When he discovered he was about to depart this world, he became more productive than ever.
Neither he nor his art seemed to belong here. Even though he is not with us any more, what he did will last for eternity. We should not only appreciate his art, but learn what we can from his life.
“Mr. Bowie was his generation’s standard-bearer for rock as theater: something constructed and inflated yet sincere in its artifice, saying more than naturalism could. With a voice that dipped down to baritone and leapt into falsetto, he was complexly androgynous, an explorer of human impulses that could not be quantified.” ~ “David Bowie, Star Whose Fame Transcended Music, Does at 69” by Jon Pareles in the New York Times, January 12, 2016
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