Sunday, 17 January 2016

Here am I sitting in a tin can... far above the world... Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

Only one have left......

Last Sunday one of the greatest musicians died after an 18 month battle with cancer. It was a big shock for the whole world for two reasons: the first one was that all this time only few people knew about his sickness, the second one, he have JUST released his new album! David Bowie, an 69 years old musician, have left our world with dignity. His last album, Blackstar, or maybe I should  put ☆, was, as his producer later said, a farewell to all his fans. 

Universe, stars and everything that's far far away were always close to David. His most popular fictional character, Mayor Tom, was present in his music till the end. An astronaut Mayor Tom first appeared in David's second album, Space Oddity which was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Later the character appeared in his album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), released in 1980. The story of Mayor Tom continues.

The last mention of Mayor Tom, although not in the lyrics but in the videoclip, we find in his song Blackstar from the newest album.

David Bowie is one of the music stars that will live forever. During his life he proved himself not only as a great musician, but also a great person. He released 25 albums, had a big influence on pop culture, promoted or even "saved" a lot of different musicians (Iggy Pop, Placebo), have broken a lot of boundaries (bisexuality, homosexuality). Apart from his music career, he was a father and a husband.

Rest in peace, Bowie...

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