I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen
Everybody knows me now
David Robert Jones was destined to be a glittery, innovative, artistic star. With Space Oddity and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the world would never be the same. He would constantly metamorphose, never looking for permission, never asking forgiveness. He's created some of our generation's most iconic and almost cult classic songs. He stood along side other rock icons, Freddie Mercury and Mick Jagger, played with Stevie Ray Vaughan and T Rex, and gave us songs that should be considered a part of the gospels of rock and roll.
David Bowie inspired artists and musicians alike. He epitomized inventing oneself over and over. And yet he was inspired by artists and musicians as well. Glam, soul, funk, rock, blues influenced his sound and his soul.
Outside of music he acted and became a part of every 80's kid childhood as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth. His characters were as unique as Bowie himself.
Even on his 69th birthday a few, short days ago, we received more wonderful music from him with the release of Blackstar. Re-invented again, the lyrics as gorgeous as ever, but haunting. His voice still glittery, shining and pure. He always knew and accepted his fame and wanted to be the best and that best was to be superhuman and a star.
The world seems a little less glittery today but the stars a bit brighter. Our starman is now waiting in the sky.