Tragedy strikes not once but twice

David Bowie rest in peace

There will never be another. R.I.P.

David Bowie Has Died

Rest In Peace, Star Man

Ladies and Gentleman, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I write this post. Honestly, I wish I didn’t have to write this, but David Bowie has passed away. I found out just a moment ago (It’s 2 am in NYC), and I’m literally stunned. David Bowie had an immense career and was a musical powerhouse.

David Bowie released his first album in 1967, that is nearly 50 years of musical excellence. His death is a true loss to the world, and to music.  The man was a true talent and a true individual, something the modern music industry sorely lacks. They certainly don’t make them like Bowie anymore.

The world needs artists like David Bowie, to show us all that true individualism, exists and is no bar to success, and despite all the success one can still be a kind human being. Today we all lost a genius, an enigma, a titan that walked amongst us, and somebody the world was lucky to have in the first place.

I’d like to write more about the man and his music, but I honestly had trouble writing this much. I simply don’t know how to put my heartbreak into words. That is the effect David Bowie had on me, and I’m sure many others. M

y friend and co author Mark texted me earlier and told me that he was going to try to sleep but was doubtful that he could. The death of David Bowie robbed a man who’s never met him of sleep. That is a sign that a great man has passed.

With that said, and with a heavy heart I simply say Rest In Peace, David Bowie.  You will be sorely missed and never ever forgotten. Bowie himself said “We could be heroes just for one day” well, you will be a hero to millions for the rest of time, so thank you and goodbye.

Speaking of “Heroes” this is Mark’s favorite ever performance of the song, from 2002. The man was a master, a genius, an archetype, a legend.

Lemmy’s Livestreamed Memorial Service Was Great

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A Quarter Million People Paid Their Respects Online.

Lemmy Kilmister

You Will Be Missed

I watched most of the live streamed memorial service for the late Motorhead legend, Lemmy. It was sweet, sad, touching… all the things memorials are. It was also occasionally slimy and showbizzy. Rob Halford name checking myriad PR firms, managers, etc. before speaking was a perfect example.

It was the stories that were sweet. Lemmy was, in the words of those who knew him, a wonderful guy. Funny, kind, generous, and completely rock and roll. It was moving.

What impressed me the most was the number of people online (250,000 +/- at any time), and the diversity of languages in the comments. Lemmy was a global icon. He truly was a legend and he is missed. Well done, sir.

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Myriad cultures embraced Lemmy. Fitting tribute, that.