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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:


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 feel the same way. I got a text from a friend while I was in a doctor's office and I cried my eyes out. After I got home, though, I saw everyone posting their favourite songs/movies/albums/interviews, and it made me smile.

So here's my Bowie story:
Back in 2005 when NIN first went back on tour (Or was it 2004?), I went to visit a friend in NYC and we got tickets to a small venue where NIN was playing. After the show was over we ran out back hoping to get something signed by Trent Reznor. Instead, David. Fucking. Bowie walked out. He was barely 2 feet in front of me. I gasped. I started crying. He smiled and waved. Then someone called out "Hey Jareth!" and he did this little bemused/agitated smirk and rolled his eyes as he got into his car. I just... He was THAT CLOSE. It was amazing. I'll never forget it, and I loved all his music.

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