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Farewell David Bowie

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 11, 2016

David Bowie was an old-school veteran rocker by the time I was old enough to pay attention. But where others of his generation of rock legends had died, burned out, or faded away, he kept reinventing himself and staying current – and producing hit songs.

But as much as I enjoyed many of his songs, the winner for me was his performance as the villain / foil in Labyrinth, Jareth the Goblin King. I thought he did a great job in Into the Night and as Nikola Tesla in The Prestige as well.  But Jareth was, and is, just plain awesome. Seriously, if you’ve never seen the movie, embrace your inner child and enjoy it.

Ch… ch… ch… ch… changes.

RIP, dude. You rocked, literally.



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  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Amazingly enough, Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation) was the choreographer for this film. I didn’t know that until today.

  • Mat Willows said,

    Check his performance as Andy Warhol in Basquiat. Great movie, great performance.

  • Xian said,

    I was a fan ever since the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars back in 1972 and it would easily still be in my top 100 albums, maybe even top 50. This was about the time I was reading Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, and the two seemed to almost be the telling of the same story in different mediums.

    RIP, you will be missed.