Ele apareceu pela primeira vez na minha vida em “Christiane F.” – e ficou no repeat, de tanto que eu assistia ao filme e sonhava em ter aquela jaqueta que a Natja Brunckhorst usava pra ir ao show na Berlim dos anos 1980.
Depois veio em vários CDs-R que Tomaz gravou pra mim, imprimiu a capinha colorida e me entregou no curso de inglês. Mal existia internet, e desbravar aqueles mundos era abrir milhões de possibilidades, era buscar as referências dele, era querer entender tudo, ouvir tudo, porque o portal já tinha sido aberto, e não tinha mais volta.
Em um aniversário meu, há uns dois anos, por uma dessas coisas de sincronicidade, revi na fila da inesquecível exposição do MIS o mesmo Tomaz que tinha sido meu Rdio antes de o Napster existir.
Na primeira vez que fui a Berlim, cheguei morrendo de tristeza e, quando estava fazendo as malas pra ir embora, coloquei o “Low”, o “Heroes” e o “Lodger” pra tocar. Chorei de felicidade, querendo ficar mais, entendendo tanto de mim, da vida, da impermanência e das transformações.
Bowie, você é Deus na minha religião. Muito obrigada por tudo.
Vai lá encontrar o Lou. Aproveita e manda um beijo, tá? ★
A foto é de Lynn Goldsmith e foi tirada em 1973
Pra ficar ouvindo ele o dia inteiro: BBC 6
Não dá pra imaginar um mundo sem David Bowie, texto lindo do Alexandre Matias
“Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I’m proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world. I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever.” Paul McCartney
“David’s death came as a complete surprise, as did nearly everything else about him. I feel a huge gap now. We knew each other for over 40 years, in a friendship that was always tinged by echoes of [comic characters] Pete and Dud. Over the last few years – with him living in New York and me in London – our connection was by email,” Eno continued. “We signed off with invented names: some of his were mr showbiz, milton keynes, rhoda borrocks and the duke of ear. I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did. It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot’. And it was signed ‘Dawn’. I realise now he was saying goodbye.” Brian Eno
“Dearest David, wherever you are now, I miss you. Not only do I miss you but my heart is broken. You were my idol, then you became my mentor and my friend. I learnt so much from you, just by being in your presence, the conversations we had and, of course, watching you perform. You always had time for me. My band and I were tiny when we first met. Nonetheless , you took us under your wing. You believed in us and gifted us with so many fantastic opportunities. Without you, your tutelage and your wisdom, I don’t think I would be where I am today, as an artist but also as a person. For that I will be eternally grateful. Float around the ether, David. Bounce gracefully off planets light-years away as you become one with the Universe, as you dive into the Great Unknown. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Iman, Lexi and Duncan, whose hearts I know are far more broken than mine. As for me, I will treasure every memory of every moment we spent together. Dear David, beautiful man and force of nature, you are immortal. You live beyond the veil of the big sleep. Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. Namaste.” Brian Molko
John and David respected each other. They were well matched in intellect and talent. As John and I had very few friends we felt David was as close as family. After John died, David was always there for Sean and me. When Sean was at boarding school in Switzerland, David would pick him up and take him on trips to museums and let Sean hang out at his recording studio in Geneva. For Sean this is losing another father figure. It will be hard for him, I know. But we have some sweet memories which will stay with us forever. Yoko Ono
“david bowie começou pelo futuro. de algum modo, o seu tempo ainda não chegou. talvez, por isso mesmo, nos aguarde mais adiante. nem que seja apenas para o abraçarmos e dizer-lhe: muito, muito obrigado.” Valter Hugo Mãe
“David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is.” Iggy Pop
“It feels like we lost something elemental, as if an entire color is gone.” Carrie Brownstein
David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan. Like an oddball or a freak. I went to see him in concert at Cobo Arena in Detroit. It was the first concert I’d ever been too. I snuck out of the house with my girlfriend wearing a cape.
We got caught after and I was grounded for the summer. I didn’t care.
I already had many of his records and was so inspired by the way he played with gender confusion .
Was both masculine and feminine.
Funny and serious.
Clever and wise.
His lyrics were witty ironic and mysterious.
At the time he was the thin white Duke and he had mime artists on stage with him and very specific choreography
And I saw how he created a persona and used different art forms within the arena of rock and Roll to create entertainment.
I found him so inspiring and innovative.
Unique and provocative. A real Genius.
his music was always inspiring but seeing him live set me off on a journey that for me I hope will never end.
His photographs are hanging all over my house today.
He was so chic and beautiful and elegant.
So ahead of his time.
Thank you David Bowie.
I owe you a lot. .
The world will miss you.
“No caso dessas duas entidades, uma despedida apenas física, porque cada música é uma lembrança de que continuam vivos e consigo sentir ainda mais forte a presença deles, como se agora fossem o espaço ao redor, o ar que sustenta a propagação do som. A tristeza então cede lugar ao agradecimento, admiração e inspiração. Ontem quase levei pra cama o livrão que eu tenho do Bowie, mas que é tão grande e pesado que desisti, já estava tarde também, precisava acordar cedo. Até as últimas horas de ontem eu não queria largá-lo. Hoje, a notícia. Conexões que só a música explica.” Lulina
“David was always an inspiration to me and a true original. He was wonderfully shameless in his work. We had so many good times together. He was my friend, I will never forget him.” Mick Jagger
“Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.” Duncan Jones
Radio Soulwax: Our homage to the man whose ability to change whilst remaining himself has been a massive influence on us. There are many legends in the music industry but for us, there is no greater than the mighty Dave. We’ve included all things Bowie, whether that is original songs, covers, backing vocals, production work or reworks we made, to attempt to give you the full scope of the man’s genius.
Arte do Chris Clarke (via @anabeanjean)
Dancing out in space. As the world remembers musician David Bowie, a mile-wide space rock named in his honor orbits serenely in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. NASA (via Manu Colla)
De Benjamin Schwartz para a New Yorker
“Though they had exchanged only a few words, Bowie asked for her phone number and then called her that night at exactly 3:00 a.m. “He said, ‘The first thing I want you to know is that you’re not crazy—don’t let anybody tell you you’re crazy, because where you’re coming from, there are very few of us out there.’ For a month, he called her every night and they would talk for hours. Finally, he paid a visit”.
De Bowie para Nina Simone, qdo ela tava numa bad.
“He’s got more sense than anybody I’ve ever known,” she said. “It’s not human—David ain’t from here.
Nina Simone sobre Bowie. (via Vivi Whitman)