Ground Control to David Bowie

Your circuits dead, there’s something wrong.

I certainly wasn’t the biggest David Bowie fan but I enjoyed a large majority of his music.  I created this post after perusing Reddit for information.

David Bowie Tribute

  • mvkJ9VWAround 2002-03, David Bowie was on tour and he played my city. I had an acquaintance from da klubb who had cancer… 22 year old girl. Her cancer was so bad that tumors made it impossible for her to walk and she was in the hospital permanently when he came through. She left the hospital to see the show and she was the only person he let backstage. She was ecstatic. She immediately went back to the sterile cold hospital to deal with real life again… and the very next day he shows up unannounced to bring a little bit of happiness to her.
  • I remember once thinking “how the hell does David Bowie of all people not have a knighthood?” Then I read he turned it down because (paraphrase) “I don’t make art for the sake of awards.”
  • ZZZZ Bowie Coloured-PaintingSaw him with Tin Machine at the tiny Roxy in Los Angeles. Someone threw a long-stemmed rose at him when he was turned the other way and he snatched it out of the air from behind without even looking. It was the coolest thing I ever saw a rock star do at a live show.
  • Actor Simon Pegg wrote on Instagram: “If you’re sad today, just remember the world is over 4 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.”