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I don't know why I woke up at 2 am, but I did, and I checked Twitter on my phone in bed and saw it: David Bowie passed away. So basically I'm posting my favorite stuff on Tumblr:

http://cleolinda.tumblr.com/tagged/david-bowie

Or I was, until something went buggy and YouTube refused to play nice anymore. Because my taste is odd (and movie-centric?), it's stuff from the '80s and the '90s-00s, rather than the early classic songs.

It's odd--I was shocked for several hours, didn't go back to bed until 5 am--but I'm having a hard time being sad. It's so wonderful to see everyone sharing their favorite things, to see the scope of someone's life all at once and how much it meant to people, knowing also that he went out the way he wanted with "a carefully planned finale." Sometimes it seems like someone is gone, yet more present than ever.

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I've not talked to my sister yet. Might not be able to until I actually *see* her at the end of this month. She was the HUGE David Bowie fan. I got see posters of him across the room from me, hear his albums ['Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' was SO SOOTHING to the both of us, if we were having trouble sleeping, she'd put it on to play and we were both out like lights.] quite a lot once she'd discovered him.

I got to go see him when he did the 'Sound and Vision' tour, and went with my sister. It was fun to see her that excited. [my mother, as an aside, was wearing her own 'Sound and Vision' concert T-shirt when she got her picture taken at the Gates of Graceland. Yes, she said she got many scandalized looks over that one]

Mom was the one that went and rented 'The Man who Fell to Earth', thinking that 'oh, it shouldn't be so bad.' Little did she know she had managed to pick up the unrated version, and teenage me and my teenage sister were both going "oh. my. god." when we were watching it. XD

Of course, Mom was also the one that made the comment, as we were walking out of the theater after having seen 'Labyrinth', that she now understood just why my sister liked David Bowie. Which turned my sister a nice bright red, because Mom WAS NOT talking about the singing. XD I think that was before the 'Man who Fell to Earth' incident. xD

All things considered, I'm far more familiar with the older stuff than his more recent works. When my sister moved out, I got exposed to less and less of it. My own fault for letting it happen, really. Now I'll have to go back and start digging.

And now all this talking has made me want to go watch 'Labyrinth'. "Turn back, Sara. Turn back before it's too late." Some reason that's the line that *always* sticks in my mind.

And the video for 'Bluejean'? I thought was his coolest ever. Yah, weirdly enough, I think that one's my fav....

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