I’m a little surprised at how much David Bowie’s death has affected me. I was always a fan of his, but I guess I took him for granted. The only CD of his that I own is Black Tie White Noise, which is kind of an oddball one. (I might have the first Tin Machine CD too, which is another oddball.)
I’m not going to try to write a eulogy for him; plenty of other people have done a really good job at that. But I’ve come across so many well-written and/or interesting pieces related to him that I thought I’d just post a list of links:
- David Bowie’s 75 Favorite Books — lots of interesting books on this list. (I had bookmarked this about a year ago, and noticed it again today.)
- Goodbye, David Bowie — a post on re/code, with links to some good videos.
- A short article on his work with Stevie Ray Vaughan — my introduction to SRV was via Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” (as I’m sure it was for many others).
- Afterword: David Bowie on Pitchfork — there’s a good bit of other Bowie stuff on Pitchfork, as you’d expect, like “The Life Changing Power of Discovering David Bowie” and much more.
- David Bowie: In Memoriam from American Masters — featuring some footage of Bowie talking about Lou Reed.
- Iggy Pop on David Bowie — from the NY Times.
- David Bowie’s ISP on Ars Technica — I’d completely forgotten that there used to be a David Bowie ISP!
- The NY Times obituary and a follow-up article.
I picked up Nothing Has Changed on iTunes earlier this week, and I’ve been listening to it at work. There’s so much good stuff there. And I’ve been listening to Blackstar too, which is also really good.