We’ll Miss You, David Bowie

BowieWe woke today to the sad news that David Bowie had passed away. What an amazing chameleon of an artist he was! Whether you loved him best for “Space Oddity” or his Ziggy Stardust phase or his movie roles, it seems there’s a version of Bowie for everyone.

But the Bowie I remember will always be Jareth–the sexy, dangerous Goblin King who strode across the screen in Labyrinth, luring young Jennifer Connelly to an unknown fate. Of course, that movie hit at the perfect time for an awkward adolescent who was still struggling to figure out boys…but even then, I was thinking, “Really? You’re going to take the baby and leave THAT behind?”

Bowie pantsHis magnetism was irresistible, even wearing a crazy wig and surrounded by puppets. (Somehow he made you believe that was just a Tuesday night in the Bowie household.) And I’m not the only one who felt that way, as evidenced by the fact that when you Google Bowie + labyrinth, an entire image subset is just labeled “PANTS.”

So for all of the Labyrinth fans out there, let’s raise a glass to the wonderful, weird, wicked David Bowie, and have one last dance…

RIP, David.

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Wendy Leigh

Wendy Leigh takes an up-close-and-personal look at the compelling, mysterious artist, with an emphasis on David Bowie the man rather than the musician.



3 comments so far

  1. I cannot believe that he is gone. He was not only an icon, but a truly gifted musician. RIP David Bowie.

  2. I’m so sad that he is gone. I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid. We all lost an amazing artist in every sense of the word. RIP David Bowie

  3. kimbacaffeinate

    RIP David Bowie, we pulled his albums out to listen today, so sad.

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