Today, one amazing person would have turned 70. To date, there are only two male figures out there that have completely changed my life for the better; and David Bowie I can truly say is one of them.
Ashamed I didn't discover his music sooner, only a few years before his passing. Media kindof portrayed him as only this space man with outrageous fashion and glitzy music. And me being (believe it or not) homophobic, I avoided his music. Until one day I put on The Man Who Sold The World... realizing how amazing he was, but that was a small taste.
People wonder why I hold him so dearly. Point; he was someone to turn to.
I know I'm open about my anxiety, and depression too much. What got me through most of those times was his music. Not that I didn't ask my friends for help, because I appreciate they were always there for me. Every day I was putting his songs to get by. It was his charisma, lyrics, boldness, and imagination that spoke to me. After admitting to myself, friends, and family that I too am bi-romantic; I didn't know how to handle it. Hard to have worn it with pride... it was like Hester Prynne's letter crucified to my heart. Bowie's music/image helped me learn to accept who I am with all this frustration. Because through all the fear we can still be heroes.
As a composer/showman, he was more influential. His albums are not just albums, but an art gallery that encompasses vast dimensions of art. Fashion, poetry, and inspirational craft of molding sound into commercial success. A chameleon steps ahead to define the generation. The world was a stage to entertain. Controversy surrounded him, but he paved a pathway for millions. His lyrics flowed, accompanied by uncommon chords to flourish his words. Arranging different instruments to vary up textures; he took what he loved in other bands, and formed it into his own original work. Every work is new, and that is something I strive for. Those who listen to my pieces know for a fact no two sound the same.
A kind man to all. It still makes my crawl and shed a tear knowing a man like him is gone. 💜 ( #DavidBowie
"We can be heroes,
Just for one day"