Monday, January 11, 2016

Legends and Music

EVERY WEEK I try to come up with a new song to learn in guitar lessons. Today it's easy - anything by David Bowie. It's a sad day indeed when a legend passes away.

His greatest hits album "Changes" still bounces around my brain. It was one of the first albums I got ahold of, a cheap cassette tape version if I remember right. How could you not get lost in "Golden Years" and "Fame" and all the other great songs? He was strange and funky and mystic and his music settled on you.

Then in the early 80s he came out with "Let's Dance" - bouncy, MTV-friendly and savvy rock and roll. Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar on it the "Texas blues meets pop" results were amazing.

Of course I never met David Bowie. Yet I'm saddened, like millions who loved his music. You make connections and the sounds define certain parts of your life, and there will never be another musician like him.

Cori Lyssy and I are going to learn "Modern Love" and raise one or five in his honor.

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