David Bowie continues –>

Like you, I awoke today to the news of the death of David Bowie, one of the greatest musicians and creative forces of the 20th century. Last week, in a career spanning 50 years, his 25th album, Blackstar, was released, just two days before he died, at age 69.

“I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me.” 60 Minutes, 2002.

In November, 2013, I visited the Art Gallery of Ontario’s exhibit, David Bowie Is. It’s fair to say I was literally stunned as I walked around the rooms trying to take in the enormity of his creative force.

Here’s the blog I wrote after that experience, about how David Bowie’s life and art will inspire you as a writer. At the time, we were planning the launch of our Berlin issue (guest edited by Katie Franklin), so the chipper tone of the blog reflects this, as well as my still-awestruck fangirly response to the AGO’s exhibit.

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” Madison Square Gardens on his 50th birthday.

RIP David Bowie.

Photo by Jimmy King for Rolling Stone.

Photo by Jimmy King for Rolling Stone.

One Response to David Bowie continues –>

  1. I like your first blog on the Toronto exhibit and I like this one, too.

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