I remember when I was just a kid buying a .99 cent 8-track of Bowie’s Station To Station at the local mall.
Fortunately, my older brother still had a 8-track stereo which I would use to play it on. Needless to say, Bowie was unlike anything I had heard up to that time. Being a kid, I had trouble making any sense of it but I knew I liked it. This led me to learn more about not only Bowie but other groups he’s influenced like Roxy Music and Duran Duran much to the disliking of my high school friends.
So it was a punch to the gut learning of Bowie’s passing this morning. I had just bought his latest release, Black Star, and it brought me back to that time when I would sit on the edge of my bed with my big, uncomfortable headphones on listening to a piece of music that would forever change me and my love of music.
It’s a sad day indeed.