Tuesday, 12 January 2016

5 Reasons David Bowie Was My Biggest Hero

Today I just wanted to write a little tribute to my biggest hero; after hearing of his trajic death yesterday. I wanted to share with you all five reasons why he was and still is my biggest hero. My condolences go to his family and his multitude of fans across the world at this awful time.

1. He Made Earth-shattering Music

When David Bowie made a new song the Earth shook and the whole world would know about it, and that shows a rare and special star quality. I'm pretty sure that same level of musical talent will never be seen again. Some of my favourites are: 'Ashes to Ashes', 'Blue Jean', and 'Life on Mars' (but there are many more, that would take too long to list here).

2. His Voice

Bowie's voice is the most distinctive sound I've ever heard. A soulful deep tone with a guitar-like twang. Whenever I listen to the radio or am shopping in a supermarket that is playing music, immediately I recognise his songs, and yes I do have a little jam and a sing-a-long if the isle is deserted. His voice to me is what made him so unforgettable. (Its also enough to make any woman swoon at the knees). 

3. He Gave Me Childhood Memories

I have very fond memories of David Bowie as a child, and not just because he was a superstar. I remember my mothers good friend Rita, who was like a third grandmother to me, sitting me down on the couch and placing a video into the television. Up popped the magical world of Labyrinth, full of fairy's, dwarfs and goblins, and bopping 80's tunes. Then this man appeared, even then at such a young age he struck me, and I never forgot the Goblin King. After my friends death quite some time ago now the Labyrinth and David Bowie himself have become a somewhat special memory for me. The love for the film is something we shared in common, and it is something I can remember her by. This man, whom I never met, without knowing it, has given me such fond childhood memories, and now I get to remember him for them. 

4. He Was a Chameleon Who Wasn't Afraid of Change

His image was yet another reason Bowie remains stapled in our minds. Much like Michael Jackson and Madonna his image never stopped changing. He was a man who was unafraid of individuality, and expressing ones self. To be different is an admirable quality. 

5. He Embodied Male Perfection 

My 5th and final reason is an obvious one (at least to women), he is simply a fine male specimen. Obviously everybody has faults, but even his faults I found ridiculously attractive. If your reading this post, and not quite understanding where I'm coming from, you only have to watch the Labyrinth and his ridiculously tight pants to understand. Even now the starman is in the sky, I'll never forget those beautiful miss-matched eyes (how could anyone?). 

Obviously, there are a million more reasons that I could tell you, but it would take me forever to write them all! 

Thank you for reading my tribute to this amazing man, that continues to resonate with so many across the world. I was sad to see him go, but he's the kind of person you never really forget. 

Every David Bowie fan across the planet, please feel free to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from fellow enthusiasts, particularly about what you'll remember most about him. 

A loss the world will never overcome.

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