I’m still a little shell shocked at the news of David Bowie’s passing. I was driving home when I heard it on the radio, and I just didn’t want to believe it. One news piece had suggested it was a hoax, but unfortunately it was the sad truth. I drove home feeling gutted.
Of all the music from my childhood, Bowie played such a huge part. My Mum and my auntie played his records over and over, and I too fell in love with his music.
I spent my Saturday mornings at dancing classes and most afternoons were spent hanging out in our living room, playing records. We’d often pop into a market on the way home, and pick up a selection of pate and cheese, to eat with my beloved French sticks. I’d break the top off in the car and we’d almost devour the whole lot before we got in the door.
I can see myself dancing around to Bowie’s songs in between playing games like Boggle and Scrabble. Mum and I would spend hours doing really intricate jigsaws, while we took turns lining up the tunes on our turntable.
I was intrigued by his get up but didn’t really appreciate his true creative genius until I got older. I was super lucky to see the ACMI exhibition last year, such a superb collection of an incredible artist. I spent hours devouring every detail and wish I’d gone back to see it again. Here’s my review of the exhibition.
As I write, I’m watching every live performance I can find, and I’m declaring Bowie week at Me&MyGirl HQ. I feel pretty lucky to have grown up listening to his songs, so stay tuned over on our Facebook page for a Bowie-filled week.
Do you have a fave Bowie song? Or were you lucky enough to see him perform live?
RIP David Bowie. You will be missed but never forgotten.