Friday, July 28, 2017

Fierce Fangirl Friday: David Bowie

This post is inspired by Too Much of a Book Nerd’s Fierce Fangirl Friday meme.

Happy Friday, friends! We interrupt your normally scheduled blogging adventures for a Fierce Fangirl Friday: David Bowie Edition!
Now, anyone who knows me is well aware that I’m a huge Bowie fan (and avid blog readers may have been clued in by how often I mention the genius in posts). But I figured I should probably come out and be very clear.
It’s difficult to explain why I love Bowie as much as I do. There are so many reasons - he’s unique, he’s a musical game-changer, he’s got intense personality.

Also, he wears knitted jumpsuits and I can’t resist that (in fact, here’s the knitting pattern).
Most of all, I love Bowie’s unique musical style. He changed rock ‘n’ roll and was a huge influencer of glam rock. He also had some fantastic (and ridiculous) style.

And once you separate David Robert Jones from 1970’s David Bowie, you understand that he’s just a nice guy with some excellent musical talents and some weird clothes. Later in life, Bowie reported that he preferred staying at home with his wife, Iman, than going out and partying. He changed from a heavy rocker to a quiet homebody - but he still worked, releasing his Blackstar album just days before his death in 2016.
In that time, Bowie released a lot of music. Here’s a bit of a musical education for you - my favorite Bowie tracks (in no particular order):

  • Sons of the Silent Age from Heroes

  • Kooks from Hunky Dory

  • Blue Jean from Tonight

  • Blackstar from Blackstar

  • Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed from Space Oddity

  • Station to Station from Station to Station

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

What Bowie songs do you love? What’s your favorite Bowie style?

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