The world lost a great musical icon Sunday.
And it only seems right that this mixtape is all things David.
1// Space Oddity
The man invented glam rock - and killed it. Or as the kids say, he slayed it.
2// Let's Dance
This one just makes me want to dance. I mean, it's totally the point, but the poppy melody and the funky sound always makes me want to stand up and dance.
3// As the World Falls Down (from "Labyrinth")
You can't talk about Bowie without talking about "Labyrinth". The 1986 movie tells of a young girl who wishes for her baby brother to disappear. She is to solve a labyrinth and get the baby back from David Bowie, who plays goblin king, Jareth.
If I'm being totally honest though, it creeped me out just a bit. Loved it, and we watched it about a million times in my high school art class (my teacher was practically obsessed), but yeah..it creeped me out.
The last music video he put out before his death. It's creepy, and odd, and visually stunning. All of the things I know David to be. People are also saying it foretold him not surviving his cancer. I don't know if that's true, but it's one last send off. And he does it well.
It's probably very cliche that this is my favorite song of his, and yet, I don't care. I think it's so beautiful and it's only right that it be anyone's favorite.
So goodnight Goblin King.
Goodnight Ziggy Stardust.
Goodnight David Jones.
You will be missed.