David Bowie R.I.P. 

My formative years for music were the 80s, so of all Bowie’s hits the ‘pop’ songs were those of my era and it was not until later in my teens I discovered his back catalogue via the CD pictured above, Changes.   Don’t judge me on the compilation greatest hits album I was a sixth form student so money was tight but I loved this CD.  It came with me to Uni, my year in France and in all my adult years. It’s one of those rare CDs I still play in the car, though I have now added a few of his albums to my iTunes account.  The soundtrack to my year in France is David Bowie and Lenny Kravitz on a CD Walkman. It was also in France where I met a lovely friend who was a huge Bowie fan and with whom much time was spent listening to his music and swooning over DB. She was the first person I  thought of  yesterday as the news was announced, she adored him.  I do believe Bowie was one of the cultural icons of the 20th century and listening to his music last night was moving, his talent was immeasurable.  Thank you David Bowie for the music, style, Labybrinth and all your wit, wisdom and fun.