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R.I.P. David Bowie

I didn't experience a lot of David Bowie growing up. My parents are country fans and one brother listened to Metallica and Bon Jovi while the other spent his time listening to artists like Joan Jett. My musical lineage looks like:

Childhood - The Chipmunks, The Mini-pops
Tween Years - Disney soundtracks, Ace of Base, Green Day
Teen to Modern Day - Green Day, Nirvana, Offspring, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos, Evanescence, Blink 182, Tegan & Sara, Of Monsters and Men, Ed Sheeran, Flyleaf, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Avril Lavigne, Daft Punk, The Strokes, etc.

Labyrinth was watched with my brothers at some point, I'm sure, but they weren't big on that either. We watched Star Wars and The Neverending Story much more frequently.

It wasn't until high school that I heard a Bowie song and even then, it was one he did with Queen. We used Under Pressure as the opening to a play in my theatre days. It was a play about high school and peer pressures. Being the opening to a play, we played it extensively to listen for our cues. I still love the song.

The first thing I did when I found out? Watched the video for Space Oddity. Then I watched the new one for Lazarus.

What impresses me most about David Bowie? He continued pursuing his passion right up until the end. Whether you like his music or not, that's an awesome way to go.

Someone hurry up and cure Cancer already.

Ciao,
R~

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