Favorite Ways I’ve Discovered and Enjoyed David Bowie’s Music
Yesterday, I read in an article that David Bowie will be releasing a new album entitled “The Next Day” and has released a new single and accompanying music video called “Where Are We Now?”
My reaction: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! and also “OMG, the video I saw on the YouTube homepage about David Bowie was official! It’s a new song; must go back and view it!”
As you can see, I’ve been excited ever since. Why? It’s only been 7 months since I became a David Bowie fan and I never thought he would release an album in my lifetime. And so, I’ve decided to share my favorite ways I’ve discovered and enjoyed David Bowie’s music in order to celebrate.
- A teen film called Bandslam– This film made me realize that although I was a young person, it was possible for me to connect to Bowie and his music, even though it was out there and all over the place. I had more Bowie songs on my iPod after I finished the film than before I started because I ended up looking up Bowie’s studio album discography.
- A documentary called Sound & Vision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlmuuQBM4Gs– This made me respect and admire David Bowie as a musician and a person.
- An hour-long tribute video by Soulwax– This tribute video was fun to watch because it was like watching a movie featuring David Bowie’s various alter-egos and music. It also felt good to hear different versions of songs like “Heroes” and “Rebel, Rebel”.
- David Bowie’s performance of “Fame” on Soul Train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW9x7OkwpxA– A little bit of this performance was part of a Soul Train documentary I saw in February of last year with my dad. It was the first time I saw and heard David Bowie. The performance also formed a precious memory of me and my dad; he was the one who said, “That’s David Bowie right there.” when the performance came on-screen.
If you are a David Bowie fan, feel free to comment on this post. Tell me how you discovered David Bowie’s music and what you think of this post and anything on it.
On a more personal note, I’d like to dedicate this post to the memory of my dad, who passed away a few days before Christmas last year. Thanks for introducing me to David Bowie, Dad. I love you ❤