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  1. C’est par votre blog que je l’ai appris, d’abord sans y croire : on ne parlait que de l’album qu’il venait de sortir, vous le premier !
    Une très grande tristesse, comme le sentiment d’un abandon : quoi, déjà, si vite ? Lui qui vieillissait si bien…
    Et puis la consolation de se dire que DB aura beaucoup et bien vécu, et nous aura beaucoup donné.
    Il a rejoint Major Tom…

    • Je suis en état de choc quand je entendu les nouvelles ce matin. David Bowie était mon héros quand je grandissais. Il est partout dans les nouvelles en ce moment. Son dernier album, Blackstar, signifie beaucoup pour moi le reste de ma vie.

  2. He was still being innovative and creative; an amazing musician and artist. I shall miss him.
    I hope Mr Bowie the cat is doing alright with this very sad news?

  3. A truly amazing performer and legend in his own time. Such a creative soul and his music was always exciting and innovative. The first thing I thought of when I heard the news this morning was that you’d just purchased his latest album Herman……it will mean more now I’m sure. Very sad.

    Pam

  4. It hurts…I posted this on Facebook this morning: David Bowie has joined a growing list of celebrity deaths that have affected me in some deep way but each is for a different reason: beginning with John Lennon, whose violent death was so shocking and so diametrically opposed to how he lived and what he believed; Freddie Mercury because it made Aids become “real” to me; Michael Jackson because he was my age and I believe he had more to offer; Robin Williams because I loved his work and empathized with his battle; and David Bowie because I admired his genius, his boldness, and his continued creativity, and because I believe he is leading the way for a generation of the most talented musicians who ever lived to leave us…it is a sad sad day.

    • Thank you for this beautiful and emotional comment, Sued51.
      I’m playing David Bowie songs constantly but today they emphasise what a sad day it is…

    • David Bowie was one of the greatest artist of all time. It’s still hard to believe it’s true. Thank goodness his music will always be here.

  5. I was rushing to your blog, because it was the last place where I read about David Bowie … My heart is broken, it is such a shock, I didn’t know if the rumors about his cancer were true at all… So glad he lived to see his Black Star released. It sure meant a lot to him, and it has a different meaning to me now. What a Man! What a terrible loss.

  6. Godspeed your journey David Bowie, and thanx ….for the music, the films, everything…

    we know how you felt about “fame” …but …you “has it” dood; as not many legends are born to us……we are happy to have been able to share in a part of your legend…..

    sincerest sympathies to your family and loved ones ♥♥♥♥

  7. I am so sorry, Herman. I just heard the news on NPR here this morning as well. He was a bright flame that extinguished all too early. I am glad he did live to see his last album released. My own view of Death is that it is not the end of all things, but a just transition beyond our sight to something new. Remember, he is always there in mind’s eye. Bless his adventurous, creative Spirit, and may his family, friends and fans find Peace.

    • Thank you so much for your nice comment, Lavinia. I’m so glad he gave us his last album last Friday. David Bowie passed away but his music is still here. Forever and ever.

  8. This was a shock when I read this early this morning. The release of Black Star last week was to coincide with his birthday. I did read that David Bowie loved the cover by astronaut Chris Hadfield of ‘Space Oddity’ from the ISS. He said it lent a special poignancy to the song.

    David Bowie’s rare talent will be certainly missed.

    • Oh yes, he will be missed by a lot of people. The Belgian TV and radio stations changed their schedules to broadcast specials and tributes for and about David Bowie.

      • In all of the retrospectives and remembrances, I’m glad the media left out when David Bowie appeared on a Bing Crosby Christmas special back in the late 1970s. Though I wasn’t a Crosby fan, but when the special was billboarded in the NBC network commercials, I had to watch the show because David Bowie was so opposite from Bing Crosby. I was in university at the time, and that was the talk the next day – David Bowie with Bing Crosby.

  9. It was such shocking news, Mr Bowie. Granny went to his concert when she was 15 years old. Her first concert of such a great artist. It’s not only that an idol passed away, but with him, a piece of her youth died too. Soft Pawkisses❤❤

    • Thank you for this nice comment, my friend. I was 16 years old when I saw Bowie for the first time. I remember taking photographs of the show. I should try to find them back…

  10. So sad to lose such a creative artist far too soon. I was blessed to see him twice while he was still touring. Was so excited when he released Blackstar, followed by sorrow for our and the music worlds’ loss. RIP Mr. Bowie, the world will truly miss you.

    • I’m so glad I got the change to see him twice too. He was one of the greatest artist and musician. We will all miss him.

  11. Herman, Mom said when she heard the news she thought of you and Mr. Bowie right away and just knew that you were very sad. We’ve lost a lot of great musicians and artists but they are never really gone. We still have their music, their movies and their memories.

  12. Sigh. I was really shocked, then sad. Truly unique, artistic and creative but honestly, he had a great sense of humour too. I love the photo you choose to share too Herman. Seems quite apropos that he should be saluting in the gentle snow. Vaarwel David , rust nu x B

  13. I grew up during the 70s. I was young during the Ziggy Stardust years. I didn’t really appreciate his music until I was older. I did, however, think he was wonderful during the Ziggy years – I identified with his gender-bending, his boundary pushing. I think most of us who grew up feeling ‘different’ related to him and were inspired by him. If he could be famous by being different, then maybe it was okay for us to be different too.

    I just watched the Ashes to Ashes video and was thinking that if a David Bowie movie is ever made, Tilda Swinton would make a perfect Bowie.🙂

    • Hi John! I first heard about Bowie in the same periode as you did. I (and my brother) was immediately blown away by his music and his looks. Personally, I think his Berlin Trilogy era was artistically Bowie’s best work.

      And I think you’re right about Tilda Swinton, she would be a great Bowie. Kinda like Cate Blanchett playing Jude Quinn in ‘I’m Not There’, the Todd Haynes movie inspired by the life and music of Bob Dylan.

    • I’m still playing his music everyday. He was one of the greatest artists and musician.

      Welcome on HoB! Thank you for visiting and following the blog. Much appreciated!

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