Who doesn’t like David Bowie? I mean, how could you not? There are all of Bowie’s characters to choose from – Ziggy, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, etc. – not to mention Bowie himself, a creative, courageous, and unique human being Starman.
As I sit here watching Labyrinth, dried tears on my face, I feel incredibly sad. I may sound like an overly-dramatic teenager, crying about someone leaving/joining/tearing apart One Direction, but I don’t care. I feel like I’ve lost a friend? kind of? but different, but I don’t know how to explain it. Although he created most of his pieces about other words and space creatures, I feel connected to a lot of his lyrics and characters.
My boyfriend wanted to go to Pearl Jam when they announced they were playing in Milwaukee, but tickets were ridiculously expensive so he kind of gave up on that dream. That is, until he was browsing Ebay the day before the concert and found tickets for way below face value. He ended up winning the tickets when the auction ended at 10 p.m., so you can imagine how frazzled I was when I found out I had under a day to pick out my concert attire. #firstworldproblems
It’s no secret that I was more than a little excited to attend David Bowie Is. I haven’t written about it yet because I’m lazy I was collecting my thoughts instead of just writing a 4 word summary which would say: IT WAS FUCKING AWESOOOOOME.
So yes, it was fucking awesome. You get to see some of Bowie’s iconic stage outfits and original lyric sheets. Not to mention his cocaine spoon. The exhibit walks you somewhat chronologically through Bowie’s career while you wear a headset that is motion-sensored, so you are listening to different music and/or narration in each area. There are many videos of Bowie performing, which I could’ve watched over and over all day ~swoon~
Fleetwood Mac returned to Chicago last Thursday and Friday and they were AMAZING. At least on Friday they were amazing. I’d like to think they weren’t as amazing on Thursday because I wasn’t in attendance, but I’m sure they kicked ass as usual. Of course I was too busy ranting and raving about David Bowie last week to really touch on how excited I was to go to the F.Mac concert, but trust me, I was stoked. (LOL I just used the word stoked in an unjoking manner. Dafuq.)
Anyway, my boyfriend bought the Fleetwood Mac tickets for me way back near the beginning of 2014 because I threatened I would rip out his throat if he didn’t he’s the best in the world. I had just seen Fleetwood Mac in 2013 and wasn’t planning on seeing them again for a while, but then they announced that Christine McVie was rejoining the band, so it was a given that we needed to see them. Who knows how long these people are going to be able to keep doing this, ya know?! And I couldn’t be happier that we did see them. Just check out their setlist:
It only took about 5 seconds after I posted my last post to completely change my mind and re-work my list of my top David Bowie songs. It’s probably impossible for me to narrow down my top choices since apparently they change daily, so I’m just going to slap down some more Bowie faves here.
Oh! You Pretty Things
This video is pretty awesome. Scratch that, pretty fucking awesome. Look at how cute Bowie looks on that piano! I die.