Happy 70th birthday, David Bowie


#1

Happy 70th birthday, David!

(Sorry I bumped the “reported dead” thread. I immediately regretted it upon reading those words again.)

When I heard that today would have been his 70th, I decided we should celebrate. I pulled out Aladdin Sane and taught my 7 year-old daughter how to put a record on a turntable. We danced and sang along with the lyrics to track 1, Time, which features the notable quote, "“Oh, God I’m still alive.”

Later I blasted Modern Love over my new mic to my Overwatch teammates and blew a fuse in the process.

Now the house is dark and the family’s asleep and I opened up a new copy of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars that I picked up for myself while Christmas shopping. I’ve never heard this album. I got out the headphones and turned it up loud. It’s amazing, of course, and I read the lyric sheet with the music. Then, during a Mick Ronson solo on Moonage Daydream, I clicked over to facebook Scrabble. Rearranged my rack, and discovered…


#2

I still think this is great.


#3

There’s supposed to be a new album of unreleased material coming out today.

Bowie dying made me sad. I’m still sad about it.

Edit: here’s the new video


#4

Just read this article about David Bowie and internet message boards and it’s just too funny not to share:


#5

Hilarious! Just found that and came here to share but you beat me to it! For the click-averse…


#6

A little punk bar next door to my house was having a Bowie birthday party last night - free Aladdin Sane face painting, great music all night. It was packed.

A year later & I’m still just as gutted.


#7

Oh man, it’s already been a year?

Time to cue up ‘Heroes.’ That’s a song that certainly means more to me this year than last.