Two things happened today: one momentous, one not so.
First, David Bowie died, unexpectedly for us but not for him and his family. Like many other people stunned by his loss, I started to root around the Internet and found lots of gems, some that sparked memories and others that were new. The less momentous event was my decision to join in with the latest DS106, the digital storytelling course, in its current form #western106.
So imagine my surprise when I discovered a link between Ziggy Stardust and cowboys. Bowie acknowledged that the term stardust was taken from the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, a star of the psychobilly genre, apparently.
The music and other artistic performances of David Bowie have brought me so much pleasure but also taught me so much through music and other performance arts about ambiguity of identity and sexuality before the Internet. He brought us out of the 60s and 70s and all the hangups from previous eras.
So let’s enjoy Ziggy Stardust.
And now Bowie is dead the Internet is helping me find out more about him and what he did, so I am still learning from him.
How about this way of writing songs or sparking ideas from your own words? I am already thinking of ways I can use this in working on my own and with other people.
All in all, thank you and good night David Bowie.