I was wandering in my current hometown Sheffield (U.K.) and in the cross of Division and Trafalgar street i was stocked by an amazing graffiti of Ziggy.
David Bowie was a symbol or is for us who still believe that his spirit wanders around the universe watching us from the space. A symbol of music, art, fashion, style and innovation. Bowie was a persona with the remarkable characteristic “do whatever I want whenever I want”, even when it concerned with producing music. The most known example of this way of living was when he announced the end of the live shows surprising his own band in 1973. But thank God he didn’t keep his promise. In a continuous pursuit of producing music he was relocating in European countries and there lies the big question whether the action was where Bowie was or Bowie was where the action was. A bunch of historical events during the 1970s and the 1980s were the background to his albums and his inspiration. Traces of jazz, heavy metal, glam rock and of course pop can be traced in his music naming him as one of the most influential artists of all time and as a guiding star to many bands and musicians. In his albums he was dealing with both imagery and fantasy as well as with real life. The well recognized themes of his music surrealism and experimentation can be seen in his on stage performance where he was giving life to his fictional characters through theatrically costumes and make up, blurring successfully the lines between boys and girls. As well as he successfully avoided to be carried away by the vicious circle of the rock star lifestyle. His mind, our world, was a source of extraordinary melodies and endless vision. It is not too extreme to say rather than modest that Bowie deserves Ziggy’s reputation as the ultimate messianic rock star. His extravagant personality closed the circle of life by predicting his own end with Lazarus. Overall he was a free spirit dedicated to creating avant-garde music elevating it to art.
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