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RIP David Bowie who passed away two years ago today…

I got to thinking about David Bowie a lot this week ’cause this week was his birthday and anniversary death. David Bowie passed two years ago today.

I’m a longtime Bowie fan. I’ve been a fan of his long before he passed. I’ve been listening to his music for many years. In fact, Bowie was one of the musicians who helped made me want to sing myself. When I first started playing guitar, I initially didn’t want to be a singer and just be a guitar player. The singing came later in the years. Bowie was one of those that made me want to pick up a microphone.

A lot of people mostly know Bowie as a singer but his guitar playing wasn’t known that much and yes, he played a lot of guitar over the years. That’s how he wrote many of his famous songs.

I have a lot of Bowie albums in my music collection and trying to collect his entire discography. Yeah, I’m a die-hard Bowie fan. I love singing and Bowie’s definitely an inspiration.

He was more than just a musician, he was also a visual artist, a fashion genius and he was a great thinker too. He was an interesting guy for sure. There was something mysterious about this guy which was what I admired about him. He was never afraid to make music how he wanted and wasn’t afraid to go different directions. He maybe gone but his music lives on.

Kev

David Bowie passed away one year ago today…

Here’s to my favorite singer and songwriter, David Bowie. There’s not one song I don’t like by David Bowie. He’s one of those artists where you can like all of his music and I do. How can you not like David Bowie, ya know? I’ve been a fan of his music long before his passing.

I am now trying to collect all of his studio albums. So far I only have 12 of them.

When I first picked up the guitar, initially, I never wanted to have anything to do with singing lead vocals… I just wanted to be a guitar player. Until I heard Bowie, that’s when I wanted to become a singer myself. It was him who helped me inspire to play guitar and sing too in which he did both also.

His singing voice was powerful and unique. His songwriting was genius too. I love Bowie. Always did. RIP Bowie.

Kev

In defense to Lady Gaga tributing Bowie at the Grammy’s…

I know everyone may not be pleased about Lady Gaga performing a tribute to Bowie at the Grammy’s. There’s always gonna be those haters ’cause you can’t please everyone right? Anyway, I can see why Lady Gaga was the right performer to tribute Bowie ’cause think about it, right? I’ve been following Gaga’s career for a pretty long time. Her music and her image is all Bowie-like. David Bowie was one of her biggest influences and you can tell. She’s a visual artist like him and she is a fashion artist like him. That’s why she always dresses so strangely and outrageously ’cause she’s like him, ya know? Bowie was a pretty important part of her life. Gaga is a like modern version of David Bowie. I can’t see anybody else tributing David Bowie other than her. She’s the only one that could do it. Some may not have been pleased with it but no matter what you think of it, Bowie himself would have been proud.

Kev

David Bowie had more albums planned??? So expect a lot more unreleased Bowie music in the future…

Before David Bowie’s passing, it looks like he originally wanted to keep making new music and keep making new albums ’cause as I said before, Bowie has recorded plenty of unreleased material. Look like he wanted to keep releasing albums after “Blackstar” but he won’t be able to now obviously.

They already have plans in releasing Bowie’s theater musical starring Michael C. Hall “Lazarus” into an album soon so that’s probably gonna be the next Bowie release even though it won’t be Bowie singing the songs. Michael C. Hall will be singing on it.

David Bowie prepared a number of records to be released posthumously

While I’m sure fans would think that his record labels shouldn’t release music with him being gone, I’m pretty sure Bowie himself would have wanted them to keep releasing his music. I’m pretty sure we’ll get another Bowie studio album pretty soon. He probably already recorded a new album before his passing but never got a chance to get it out to his record label due to his health, probably.

When a famous music artist dies, the label always look for unreleased material as a way to help celebrate their music and honor that artist. We’ll get plenty more Bowie music, I’m sure.

Kev

Kirk Hammett of Metallica speaks on David Bowie… says Bowie was a huge influence on Metallica…

Like I said before, if you’re a music lover… how can you not have been influenced by David Bowie? Bowie was respected by all people who loved all genres of music. Bowie influenced everybody whether you’re a musician or not, ya know?

Kirk Hammett has some cool things to say about Bowie.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kirk-hammett-david-bowie-was-a-pretty-huge-influence-on-me-and-other-people-in-metallica/

Bowie was a huge influence in my own music and his music changed my life forever as well. Bowie’s songs will help get you through hard times as well.

When I first started playing guitar, I originally wanted to be just a guitar player. I didn’t want anything to do with singing at first but until I discovered Bowie’s music that’s when I decided I wanted to learn how to sing myself. Bowie’s singing was so powerful. He was so good at making his singing sound so melodic and memorable. He was great at making vocal melodies that can never leave your head.

Kev

Do a lot of people only like David Bowie for his popular songs? Seems like it…

It seems to me that a lot of music fans only like David Bowie for his popular songs. All of his well known hits that people know and love. They only know Bowie for his popular albums, really. I’m sure a lot of Bowie fans aren’t really into all of his music like me. I’ve been listening to his music for years so I can tell you for sure that I’m a true die-hard Bowie fan. What I’m trying to say is a lot of people know him for his music in the 70’s and 80’s but what about some of his newer stuff? Albums like “Black Tie, White Noise”, “Buddha of Suburbia”, “Outside”, “Earthling”, “Hours…”, and lets not forget that Bowie was also in another band that most of you probably don’t know about called, Tin Machine. Look up Tin Machine. Tin Machine has only done two albums but very good!

Everything Bowie has done in his music career is good. There’s not one album that I don’t like by him. I love every studio album he did. Ever since Bowie’s passing, I’ve been listening to Bowie albums all week so I guess you can I’m listening through his discography of albums again. Just celebrating his work.

How can you not like David Bowie? Everybody should love David Bowie no matter what genre of music you like. David Bowie was respected by people who liked all genres of music. If you’re a metalhead, you’d probably like Bowie. If you’re a country music fan, you’d probably like Bowie. He was respected by everybody and he influenced everybody in some way. Even if you’re not much of a Bowie fan at all, I’m pretty sure you’ve been inspired by him still.

I usually don’t cry and feel emotional over musician deaths but Bowie really did it to me. This one kind of hit me hard. I’ve always been a lifelong Bowie fan. He’s a huge influence in my own singing as well ’cause in case you haven’t noticed, a lot of my original songs are Bowie inspired.

Kev

RIP: David Bowie 1947 – 2016

One of my heroes and inspirations in my music life is now gone. I’ve listened to Bowie’s music throughout my life. He was a huge influence on my own music as you can probably tell. I’ve just recently listened through all of his albums on Apple Music streaming which I am proud of. David’s real name is David Jones but he had to change his last name so he could avoid confusion with the other David Jones who sings for The Monkees.

Bowie was known for making a lot of hit songs that you hear on FM radio everyday with classic songs such as: Space Oddity, Heroes, Golden Years, Lets Dance, Suffragette City, Queen Bitch, Ziggy Stardust, Changes, and many other smash hits. While he made tons of great hits… he was more than just a hit maker. He was a songwriter and musician. He was also more than just rock n’ roll even though he was made famous for the glam rock style back in the 70’s. He was an eclectic musician who performed all genres of music. You name it. Bowie did it whether it’ll be rock n’ roll, pop, techno, etc. The man did it all.

Bowie was also more than just a music artist. He was also a visionary artist and was big into fashion. The man was also a movie star as he had plenty of movie roles over the years. He starred in some movie roles as the leading star but in a lot of his films were mostly co-starring roles and cameos. The movie that made him famous in the movie business was obviously Jim Henson’s “Labrynth” in which he played the Goblin King. He also had a big role in Christopher Nolan’s film, “The Prestige”. Don’t forget, he also had a small role in Ben Stiller’s comedy, “Zoolander”.

Bowie released a new album called, “Blackstar” on his birthday and passed two days later. After doing a little reading, Bowie began work on “Blackstar” after completing “The Next Day”. Why was Bowie in a hurry to get another new album out this fast? Was that a sign that he knew that he was gonna go soon and he wanted to put out a new record as quickly as possible? Probably. A lot of people are shocked to hear Bowie’s passing but if you pay attention on his new album “Blackstar” and listen to some of the lyrics, he’s giving you signs that something is about to happen to him and it isn’t gonna be good. Watch the videos for “Blackstar” and “Lazarus”. What do you think “Blackstar” means? Does that have something to do with death? He’s giving you clues. That could explain those mysterious symbols under the blackstar and why he has a white blindfold with black stars as his eyes. Giving you signs that he’s about to go soon. Just his way of telling his fans goodbye. You should have seen his death coming ’cause I believe that’s what his new album was about.

Lyrics for “Lazarus”…

Look up here, I’m in heaven I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen
Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I’m in danger
I’ve got nothing left to lose
I’m so high it makes my brain whirl
Dropped my cell phone down below
Ain’t that just like me?

By the time I got to New York
I was living like a king
Then I used up all my money
I was looking for your ass
This way or no way
You know, I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Now ain’t that just like me?
Oh I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Oh I’ll be free
Ain’t that just like me?

Now that you figured out why he never went back to performing again ’cause his body and his health couldn’t take the stage anymore. Talk about his health was nothing new ’cause the press talked about it for a while but never went into details. I never thought it was cancer though.

I don’t think “Blackstar” will be his final album, though. I’m sure Bowie has plenty of unreleased material in the vault so we will indeed see more Bowie music in the future.

RIP Bowie and thank you for the great music over the years. Bowie was one of the main reasons I got into songwriting and wanted to write songs on my own. Bowie was 69 years old.

Kev

David Bowie’s “Blackstar” album is freakin’ mind blowing… holy crap… what an amazing album!!!

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Since I heard David Bowie’s entire discography of albums, I’ll have to say that Bowie’s new album, “Blackstar” is his best album in years. I would say it’s his best album since “Aladdin Sane” which was released in 1973. “Blackstar” is indeed his best album in over a decade. I think “Blackstar” absolutely deserves a Grammy nod for “Album of the Year” for sure. This album definitely deserves a bunch of awards ’cause it’s that amazing. The songs on this album are intense and haunting. Sends chills. This is Bowie’s best singing as well.

Over the weekend, I kept listening to “Blackstar” repeatedly. Listened to it like 4 or 5 times or over. I’m glad I bought my own copy of the album ’cause I’m gonna be listening to it a lot. “Blackstar” is definitely way better than his previous new album, “The Next Day”.

You guys out there should give this album a listen yourself. You won’t be disappointed at all. Every song is so amazing on this album. Yes, this album is pretty jazzy and this album also kind of fits in the current mainstream of pop music a little bit too. I don’t mind Bowie doing pop music ’cause he’s the best at pop music. This album is so fucking great. Do yourself a favor and get it!

Kev