Normally I would be writing about YOUR health, fitness, well-being, balance, or making important time for yourself.
But with the headline news about David Bowie dying at 69, after an 18-month battle with cancer, I just had to write about him instead.
Being a teenager in the 80’s, I grew up with loving the music of “New Wave”, was a “waver” myself, and yes, David Bowie was on my top 10-list of bands/rock idols. Although his fame did begin in the 70’s as Ziggy Stardust, his image evolved in the 80’s, and this is when I began to notice him and purchase every one of his albums (a round, flat disk that you play on a record player – oh, just google it for images & more details) that he produced.
Back in the 80’s, we watched “Much Music”, here in Canada, and I could sit and watch his videos for hours, boy was he sexy – especially in the music video ‘Modern Love’.
His music career got a bit quieter as the 90’s came, following with the 2000’s, however, I still got excited when I saw him in a few movies or heard a song being played on the radio – turning up the volume and happily singing with a smile on my face.
I do want to make an important point that in the 90’s, and until very recently, Bowie and his wife Iman became more focus as Philanthropic ambassadors for HIV/AIDS, and especially supporting women in Congo.
The media will be flooded with the news of the passing of David Bowie, and I am sure the soundwaves will be contributing and playing songs by Bowie.
BTW – I think Bowie & Crosbie’s rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” is one of the best Christmas songs and no other remake can come close!
May David Bowie’s songs live on forever and always play in our hearts.