[EN] Dust in Stars – David Bowie

Posted: January 11, 2016 in English, Sol Sunburst
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As everyone this morning, I heard the news, via social networks. As millions of fans all over the world last week, I went to buy the vinyl copy of 26th album of one of my favorite artists. Blackstar. This brand new album, coupled with his discretion, took everyone aghast, making his departure all the most… surprising…

David Bowie went back to the stars, where he always belonged…

Normally, I don’t react on the internet to people passing away. In my mind, death is unfair, no matter the person. But as I don’t know famous singers, actors or whatever on a personal level, like family or friends, I can’t rely on the death and share my pain.

David Bowie is an all different case. Of course, I didn’t know him on a personal level, but I almost spent 3 years with him. Every day, as I was writing my novel Sol Sunburst, he was with me with his songs, pictures, music… all along. For 3 years, his work, life and songs for 1969 to 1974 as well as his character Ziggy Stardust helped me shape my own characters, Sol Sunburst, Angela, the Preacher…

5 years of his life and 15 songs forged that book. Without David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust, there wouldn’t be any Sol Sunburst…

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So I guess, even if sounds a bit weird or lame, “Thank you Mr Jones” would never be more appropriate on this day…

David Bowie was litterally a source of inspiration, and no doubt he’ll always be till the end of my own life, one way or the other. It is with deep sadness that I heard of his departure, after a long, quiet fight against a cancer… My thoughts are with his family and friends, as well as with people who, like me, were moved by his music…

The multi-faced artist leave behind a discography richer than any other musician would dream of, along with movies, paintings… We took comfort in knowing that no cancer will ever take away what he left us with…

Pick a song among all he made wasn’t easy. Many will choose to share his most known. As for me, I picked The Width of a Circle… It built my 10th chapter and follows the steps of the Street Preacher, who is just another incarnation of Bowie in Sol Sunburst. While listening to Blackstar and its religious themes, in a way, I was right to think of him in this role too…

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