Bowie was battling cancer for 18 months. That was 18 months where he could've sat around being a sad cunt. He could've filled an instagram with mushy pics of himself and his family members during his final days, could've posted pics from some hospice, reaping mega pity from millions around the world. That was 18 months he could have spent depressed, aimless, frightened.
But you know what he did instead, anon?
He chose to be a sick cunt, right up until the end. He worked his ass off on a strong final album, which didn't drop until days before his death. The man turned his death into a final piece of art, a perfect ending to his legacy. Anyone else might've withered, demured at such a diagnosis. But Bowie? He crafted something that'll endure long after he's gone.
Don't be a sad cunt, anon. Bowie wasn't a sad cunt. Bowie would want you to make it. And you and I? We're still here.
Except you don't have the fucking talent or charisma of Bowie, so that puts you about 99 steps back.
Not saying that people shouldn't generally follow this advice because self improvement is important, but it's stupid shit like this that make people think they're special snowflakes and that everyone should like them for what they are. Sorry, faggot, the world doesn't owe you anything and if people hate you, it's most likely your fault.
Skills are learned and the experience is used to foster talent. He had talent to back it up, he just was inexperienced at the time. Millions of people try to be Bowie every day and they don't, mostly because they aren't him.
Lifting Bro to Major Gainz Lifting Bro to Major Gainz Take your whey protein and put your helmet on Lifting Bro to Major Gainz (Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six) Commencing squats, muscles on (Five, Four, Three) Checking trips and may Brodein be with you (Two, One, Liftoff)
This is Lifting Bro to Major Gainz You've really made some gains And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear Now it's time to leave humanity if you dare "This is Major Gains to Lifting Bro I'm stepping through the door And I'm sipping on a most peculiar whey And the weights look very different today For here Am I sitting on a bench, man Far above the world Planet Earth is blue And you're all gonna make it too
Though I've benched one hundred thousand pounds I'm feeling very still And I think my swoleship knows which way to go Tell my exgf I loved her very much she knows Lifting Bro to Major Gainz Your gym is closed, there's something wrong Can you hear me, Major Gainz? Can you hear me, Major Gainz? Can you hear me, Major Gainz? Can you "Here am I sitting on my bench man Far above the Moon Planet Earth is blue And you're all gonna make it too".
He always did what he wanted to do... And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life--a work of art.
" I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.". -Tony Visconti, long time producer
The man took inspiration from his latest album from Kendrick Lamar for Christ sake. What other 69 year old is doing anything more than phoning it in, let alone nailing it, let alone staying relevant, let alone continuing to push the boundaries? There aren't many people I have more respect for than Bowie.
Just imagine that I have posted the saddest of frogs to accompany this post, because I just can't bear to undertake the grueling search for the pepe that can match my sense of loss.
>>35580944 >dad rock Literally the most progressive musician ever. Always way ahead of his time, even at 69.
Some greats, since you're a piece of shit: Heroes Wild Is the Wind Slow Burn As the World Falls Down Magic Dance (this one you have to watch Labyrinth to appreciate so do it) Sunday Modern Love Sound and Vision Space Oddity
Asking for good songs is a little dumb because He reinvented his persona every couple albums. Completely different sound every few years
>>35580982 >>35581047 >>35581122 He said in later interviews that the whole bisexual thing was something that people assumed of him and which he then encouraged because it made him more like totally far out man
>>35583024 It's all pretty patrician desu. Bowtie is the Ubermensch.
>this-worldiness The hedonism of his early-mid years
>Death of God/creation of new values As opposed to nihilism, the ubermensch creates a set of values based in appreciating life and creativity. Bowies many persona changes are a reaction to his changing worldview and always come from a place of mysticism or hopefulness
>Re-embodiment of amoral aristocratic values High art. His life is the art and vice versa. A combination of warrior pride and artistic brilliance
>eternal recurrence of the same Ubermensch is an as-yet unrealized perfection, an otherworldly hope. Bowie insists on innovating
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