Your Face…

Photo © Brian Aris

Your face, your race, the way that you talk—
I kiss you, you’re beautiful, I want you to walk.

Song Five Years by David Bowie

Still feeling pain about DB’s death. 

I think that David Bowie chose “not-his-usual” musicians to perform on Blackstar because if he used his usual musicians, they would have instinctively known what was going on with his health because of their years of history of performing with him. It might have been too heavy for them to deal with and contain.

David Bowie—Additional Info

Blackstar Album Poster

The person who designed Blackstar is Jonathan Barnbrook. His company is called Barnbrook. On their site you can see all of the David Bowie album art they designed, except for Blackstar; Blackstar is not on their site.

Look! In November 26, 2015 Creative Review did an article about Blackstar’s design.

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In case you didn’t know, this is Bowie’s name:

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Have you seen this site? imablackstar  Whoa!

Also, in case you haven’t seen, look at this Tumblr account called The Villa of Ormen. At first many people thought David Bowie created this account, but turns out he didn’t because the real owner of the site put up a new post saying, “I am not David. This is not David’s account.”

Where is the photographer Jimmy King who took the last formal portraits of Bowie? Still can’t find out anything about him in the Internet! Would love to know the dates these photos were shot.

David Bowie: The Picasso of Rock and Roll

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Hard to imagine how Iman and Lexi are coping. They can feel our love though.

And, David Bowie’s son Duncan tweeted a telling blog post written by Dr. Mark Taubert, a palliative care doctor. Read it here.

  • I am hoping that some videos were made of David Bowie while he was recording Blackstar.
  • The exemplary music of Blackstar was made by a creative genius who was 69-years-young. What other musicians of this age have made such a successful collection of music? 
  • The Blackstar album is a million times more meaningful than other CDs because it was David Bowie’s goodbye message to his fans!

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David Bowie—Some Of Your Questions, Answered

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Here are some great links, tons of information about Bowie that might answer some of our questions. Well, they answered lots of mine.  Singing Word on a Wing – Bowie’s talented pianist, Mike Garson, posted this link in Twitter  Bowie’s last public performance  A song Mike Garson wrote for David Bowie  Interview with Lazarus’s musical director, Ivo van Hove  David Bowie’s Playboy interview A blog about David Bowie songs​  Share your memories about David Bowie  The last months of Bowie’s life

p.s. Sorry about how this looks. I don’t know HTML and can’t straighten out the spacing…UGH!

David Bowie: You Fought Hard. Now Rest.

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From the Blackstar video

This morning when my sister called me and told me David Bowie was dead. I am heartbroken. Everyone will be writing on their blogs and in magazine articles how they felt connected to him, and I am writing too. Like millions of others, my “connection” to him started when I fell in love with his album Ziggy Stardust when I was 15. I went to two Los Angeles David Bowie concerts: the Diamond Dogs Tour in 1974 at the Universal Amphitheater and the 1987 Glass Spider Tour at The Forum. After I was 15, I regularly purchased his albums. Years later, my husband had the fantastic opportunity to work with him for a day.

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Iman’s Instagram post two days ago

The connections people make between themselves and a musician’s musical creations are of validity. I admired Mr. Bowie’s beautiful, sexy, deep, versatile voice, lyrics, appearance, music, creativity and brilliance. Events in my life are linked to his songs forever.

I think it’s astounding and clever how his cancer was kept secret from the public. He didn’t want us to know and it wasn’t any of our business. The day Blackstar came out, I watched the Lazarus video twice; Bowie looked and sounded amazing.

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From the Lazarus video

And in photos of him from December 2015, in his last public appearance, he looked good, and I am glad he looked good. In this era of intense and many times unfair and invasive media coverage, we are all kindly curious as to what kind of cancer took the man we admired, respected, and whose music we escaped into. 

Bowie and daughter Lexi by Brian Aris.

My condolences to go David Bowie’s wife Iman and 15-year-old daughter Lexi, and the rest of us millions.

What GIFTS he left us! 

Title of blog post inspired by Sherri Shepherd.