Spotify playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6hpHUjjSfH0676Eb8tKxFE?si=9df7565e8d6f4e43
🌟BOWIE🌟 We can be heroes, forever and ever
~ a playlist for the dreamers unto the stars. For the boys and girls, for the hopers and despairers, for the singers and dancers, for the free and the chained, for the living and the dead, for the sound and the vision.
: Artist David Bowie.
Starman Bowie sings the truths of the universe into existence in the form of soul-filled rock n’ roll tracks to span the 20th and 21st century Music with a vision to it, through chameleonic changes and shadowy transformations; music with an indestructible power and forever-burning light to every track from a career spanning five decades. A playlist for heartfelt heroes / for you and me. ~ Oh, we can be heroes just for one day
This is Major Tom to Ground Control I’m stepping through the door And I’m floating in a most peculiar way And the stars look very different today
We passed upon the stair We spoke of was and when Although I wasn’t there He said I was his friend Which came as some surprise I spoke into his eyes, “I thought you died alone A long long time ago”
It’s a god-awful small affair… To the girl with the mousy hair
There’s a starman waiting in the sky He’d like to come and meet us But he thinks he’d blow our minds There’s a starman waiting in the sky He’s told us not to blow it ‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile He told me Let the children lose it Let the children use it Let all the children boogie
She’ll come, she’ll go She’ll lay belief on you Skin sweet with musky oil The lady from another grinning soul
You’ve got your mother in a whirl She’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl Hey, babe, your hair’s alright Hey, babe, let’s go out tonight You like me and I like it all We like dancing and we look divine
Fame, (fame) makes a man take things over Fame, (fame) lets him loose, hard to swallow Fame, (fame) puts you there where things are hollow Fame (fame)
The return of the Thin White Duke Throwing darts in lovers’ eyes
Don’t you wonder sometimes ‘Bout sound and vision?
I, I will be king And you, you will be queen Though nothing will drive them away We can beat them just for one day We can be heroes just for one day
In the event that this fantastic voyage Should turn to erosion And we never get old
Do you remember a guy that’s been In such an early song? I’ve heard a rumour from Ground Control… Oh no, don’t say it’s true They got a message from the Action Man
I know when to go out And when to stay in Get things done
But if you pray All your sins are hooked upon the sky Pray and the heathen lie will disappear
I saw a black, black stream Full of white eyed fish And a drowning man With no eyes at all I felt a warm, warm breeze That melted metal and steel I got a bad migraine That lasted three long years And the pills that I took Made my fingers disappear
Putting on the black tie Cranking out the white noise
Living in lies by the railway line Pushing the hair from my eyes
All my violence raining tears upon the sheets I’m bewildered, for we’re strangers when we meet
I don’t want knowledge, I want certainty I don’t want knowledge, I want certainty I don’t want knowledge, I want certainty
And there’s something in the air Something in my eye I’ve danced with you too long
Nothing remains We could run when the rain slows Look for the cars or signs of life Where the heat goes
See the great white scar Over Battery Park Then a flare glides over But I won’t look at that scar Oh, my nuclear baby (We’ll discover a star) Oh, my idiot trance All my idiot questions (Like the stars in your eyes) Let’s face the music and dance
In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen Stands a solitary candle, ah-ah, ah-ah In the centre of it all, in the centre of it all Your eyes On the day of execution, on the day of execution Only women kneel and smile, ah-ah, ah-ah At the centre of it all, at the centre of it all Your eyes, your eyes ~ Vibe
— for vibing and jamming and singing along to in spaces of all kinds, from out of harrowing, Jungian shadows and life-giving light. Aural dramas from different faces and different voices, all from one man ~ AESTHETIC~
Songs about love and loss, about being an outsider and a superstar. Bowie sings with the myriad personas of his soul taking the stage. Music of all shapes and sizes, all sounds and visions, for journeys and transformations, for visionaries and dreamers.
~ images and words from my journal of memes to pair with the playlist:
Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You’ll age if you pull back. You’ll die if you hesitate. ~ Zangetsu
You can’t just build a boat and hope darkness magically sails away in it…
… Why not? It’s my boat.
“There’s a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that’s all some people have? It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan.”
~ Sullivan’s Travels
Lucifer by Ayami Kojima “ There could be no justice, unless there were also injustice; no courage, unless there were cowardice; no truth, unless there were falsehood.” ~ Chrysippus
~ Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog Caspar David Friedrich
“ I’m a real self-educated kind of guy. I read voraciously. Every book I ever bought, I have. I can’t throw it away. It’s physically impossible to leave my hand! Some of them are in warehouses. I’ve got a library that I keep the ones I really really like. I look around my library some nights and I do these terrible things to myself — I count up the books and think, how long I might have to live and think, ‘F@#%k, I can’t read two-thirds of these books.’ It overwhelms me with sadness.” ~ David Bowie.