Remembering Bowie


Xavier Maier, Reporter

“…And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…” -David Bowie

A part of Rock music’s whole has left us. On January 10, 2016, David Bowie died of liver cancer. He was one of the most influential English rock-stars of his time, and between his contributions to the musical world and the countless people he inspired, Bowie’s presence will not soon fade. Songs such as “Changes,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Under Pressure” (in collaboration with Queen) will echo through the ages as a perfectly-preserved reminder of the 20th Century; through his music, the emotional state of the entire Western world in his time period will never be forgotten.

Also known for his acting in movies such as The Labyrinth and even an entire alter-ego stage persona named Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie was an icon of his age. Although he has moved on from this world, he will always live on through our hearts, and as long as his music is around, our ears. His wonderfully unique personality combined with his natural talent for songwriting forged a one-of-a-kind musical presence that will never be replicated, and due to that he will never truly die.

Still, there is a deep sadness in the truth behind his passing, and it would be foolish not to acknowledge it. The fact that he’s gone makes his work even more worth cherishing. I encourage all to look back at the man that he was and listen to his work in tribute to his death. Bowie will always be remembered.

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” -David Bowie