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|Letter to David.|
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
You know, I'm never the one to show off. Nor am I the one to make incredibly overly-sentimental posts (I am truly no fun, at all, I know...). But, if anything I had to say something - just this once. David Jones was a massive influence to me, not only musically, but personally as well growing up. I discovered the man back in the summer of '10, just entering middle school. I was in awe of the way he could casually go from being Ziggy, an alien that challenged social norms - to the soul man of Young Americans, from the experimental auteur (with Brian Eno and Tony Visconti and co. at his side) of the Berlin trilogy, all the way to even industrial drum 'n bass. Not to even mention, he could act as well. The man seemed to be able to do almost anything. Yet, here we are tonight in mourning. I think I can say this for everyone when I say that this was entirely out of nowhere.
However, I admire the man for not making us worry and instead keeping a positive outlook and going out blazing - typical David Bowie, isn't it? As he said - "Ain't that just like me?"
As David once said in Quicksand -
"I'm not a prophet or a stone age man
Just a mortal with the potential of a superman
I'm living on."
Even in his passing, David will always live on in those who knew and loved him. As I'm not exactly of drinking age yet, I can't necessarily raise a glass to David's legacy and his memory - so going through his massive discography will suffice (unfortunately missing the debut and Reality - that will be fixed very soon). Starting with his swansong, the greatest farewell he could possibly give. He couldn't give everything away, but he gave something beautiful here with Blackstar.
Rest in Peace, David. God bless you. And thanks for everything.
|"Time may change me, but I can't trace time."|
|That was touching, you should get drunk as fuck to his memory anyway lol|
|R.I.P. starman great list fripp|
|"That was touching, you should get drunk as fuck to his memory anyway lol"|
I'd prefer not to turn into a drunken, sobbing mess thank you
|nice one fripper|
|Nicely said, It seemed like he would be around forever--feels like a part of my childhood has died with him. |
|much love webby :]|
RIP to the man who fell to earth
|good stuff frip|
|nice list.....his death has definitely affected us all and makes me think about my own mortality and how quickly time goes by.....the world was definitely a better place with this guy in it|
|RIP hard, I'm still a bit shaken up by the reality. He will be sorely missed.|
|well written man, RIP hard|
|That line from Quicksand got me tearing up|
|Loved reading this, good job Fripp|