All day today, I’ve been listening to the tributes to David Bowie, who so sadly died, much too young, yesterday. Although I am not going to make a claim to being a lifelong devoted fan of Bowie (that wouldn’t be fair on his proper fans), I do love his music – as a teen in the 80s, I remember recording (on my little shoebox tape player, carefully placed as close to the radio speaker as possible) his songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’ and then later, ‘Let’s Dance’ from the Radio 1 chart show on a Sunday night. In recent years, I’ve got to know some of his music from earlier years too – with just as much appreciation, and with far better technology!
So, like I said, I’ve been listening to the radio all day, hugely moved by the way in which so many people wanted to talk about Bowie and his generous nature and outstanding talent, and I started jotting down what people were saying about his creativity, and what made him great. I’m recording here what they told me about creativity, how it works, how to make the most of it and nurture it (even when you have not been blessed with an outstanding, once-in-a-generation talent to go with it!). Here’s what I heard:
RIP David Bowie.