The Man Who Changed The World

David Bowie

My Facebook feed of the last 31 minutes…

Another one lost…

You will always be the greatest. Farewell thin white duke. ❤

Rest in peace David Bowie and thank you.

love u mate

I was just singing Bowie’s In Space last night. Guess he’s there forever now. Rest In Power the man whose music gave me the courage to exist when nothing else did.

Bowie gone.Was listening to him yesterday.Sad..

Here’s to you Mister Bowie. On repeat. Farewell my friend.

I’m crying like Ruth From Six Feet Under in thé middle of a horrible Brussels hipster café. SaVe me Mr. Bowie. OH YEAH YOU CAN’T because you’re dead. FUCK this.

We’ll miss him …

Well the bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar
You’re the blessed, we’re the spiders from Mars…

And if you ever have to go to school

Good night DB, you’ve been huge part of my life

I suggest we gather together.

Rip David Bowie, another legend lost

Has anyone got a contact for Death or his PA? I’d like to send him an email. Or better yet an address, I’ve a bag of shit and some stamps here


Look up here, I’m in heaven, I’ve got scars that can’t be seen, I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen, Everybody knows me now.

My favourite Bowie track

Laterz David.
You done good.


As long as there’s sun
As long as there’s rain
As long as there’s fire
As long as there’s me
As long as there’s you

I can’t believe the news today . . .


Opened my laptop, looked at BBC homepage, said “NOOOOO” out loud and burst into tears…

R.I.P Bowie another legend lost! ✌

Rest in peace Sir! I have only really become a fan of yours as a teenager, but you were part of my life since I was a kid! Thanks for being an inspiration, a true genius, an artist who excellently combined design, culture, music and innovation into one amazing piece of popular culture! Shame I never had the chance to chat to you! Sleep well David Bowie! You will be truly missed! Xxx


Sad about Bowie. RIP

nothing remains I still don’t know what I was waiting for didn’t know what time it was the lights were low it’s a god-awful small affair that the girl with the mousy hair Baby Grace is the victim see these eyes so green she’ll come, she’ll go Photograph king, watches you go when comes the shaking man as they pulled you out of the oxygen tank don’t you wonder some times? well Billy rapped all night about his suicide Oogie waits for just another day white boys falling on the fires of night the return of the thin white duke throwing darts in lovers’ eyes he swivels his head he looked a lot like Che Guevera stinky weather, Fat shaky hands it’s safe in the city, to love in a doorway someday they won’t let you, so now you must agree well, don’t you worry ‘bout what’s on my mind I know when to go out every chance every chance that I take baby I’ve been breaking glass in your room again getting my facts from a Benetton ad pushing through the market square watching him dash away, swinging an old bouquet you promised me that the ending would be clear in this age of grand delusion ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh let me put my arms around your head this week dragged past me so slowly the tactful cactus by your window sometimes you get so lonely you’re just a little girl with grey eyes please don’t tear this world asunder share bride falling star we passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when they pulled in just behind the bridge day after day please trip them gently, they don’t like to fall I count the corpses on my left, I find I’m not so tidy when all the world was very young in a corner of the morning in the past golden years, gold, whop, whop, whop fame makes a man think things over Cold fire, you’ve got everything I’ve nothing much to offer there’s a brand new dance but I don’t know its name? Time – He’s waiting in the wings “You know who I am”, he said Oh, hear this Robert Zimmerman I, I will be kingSo-lavie di-le-jo So-lovie mi-le-jo wake up you sleepy head
heaven loves ya this is not America

Strangely, I’ve been listening and thinking of you all weekend. You’ve bought so much unadulterated joy to our senses particularly Sound and Vision. Thank you David RIP x

Hard to believe, even though we knew the day would come. Just gutted.

Keith Richards – “not everyone’s gonna make three score and ten”

All the nightmares came today ……. whenever this comes up on my iPod I always have to replay it a couple of times. It’s perfection.

My god Bowie has died of cancer,this is too much for me,crying for lots of reasons.

I know something is very wrong
The pulse returns for prodigal sons
The blackout’s hearts with flowered news
With skull designs upon my shoes
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
Seeing more and feeling less
Saying no but meaning yes
This is all I ever meant
That’s the message that I sent
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything

He’d be the first to tell you. It’s no game…R.I.P. Mr. Bowie.

Devastated. Simply inconceivable.

Ashes To Ashes: RIP David Bowie. Genuinely sad and shocking news.

Stunned. Goodnight Starman.

David Bowie noooo….

Bowie was my hero

January really is a cruel fucking month.

I don’t care if Christmas is over, or that some people thought this was just plain weird. I always thought this version of this song was absolutely genius, and always found it incredibly moving…even more so now. RIP Mr Bowie. What an inspiration. X

This is…


Usually I’m cynical and all WELL HOW HANDY when someone dies and the tributes of “I was just listening to him yesterday” come in. But you know, pretty much all my chums and people i have come to know, through some talon or after effect of Bowie’s work, actually would have been. The freaks, queers, outsiders – everyone – united in some way by Bowie and his music.

I just don’t want to believe this..

I apparently once woke up from a dream shouting “One David Bowie. Two, two David Bowies.” bye Dave, thanks for the music, you never did bad things.

Jeez ! David Bowie now !!

So sad to hear that David Bowie passed.

David Bowie, one of Britain’s greatest recording artists of the past 50 years has died aged 69.
His website reported, “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

You know, that Tony Visconti-led Bowie tribute tour happening now, I hope it continues. Those performances will be cathartic as hell.

When Bowie released new music always suddenly it felt like we were all saved and everything was going to be ok. I listened to the new album Blackstar three times in a row yesterday. I spoke to a friend about how great it was, told my Dad and his wife to listen to it. And this morning suddenly the world is a very different place. The sharp reality of death stings. A man who changed the world. And he changed mine forever at 10 years old when I discovered Young Americans. I never looked back. It kind of made me. I hate it when good people have to go.

A musical treasure has moved to the flip side thanks for the memories Mr Bowie – you live on anyways

not what i thought I’d insomaniacally wake up to. can’t even post a song bc they are allllll running round my head and also that Bowies in Space thing from FotC, which was funny but is now sad. RIP david jones. he wasn’t done yet. we’re not ready. what shitty news.

We can be heroes, just for one day. R.I.P. David Bowie

Ch ch ch changes…


When Roy Orbison passed, John Peel famously said it felt like someone had come to his house and bricked up a window. David Bowie is dead and Christ if it doesn’t feel like someone blew up the house to its foundations.

David Bowie died? Did I dream that?! frown emoticon

Look up here, I’m in heaven
I’ve got scars that can’t be seen,
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen,
Everybody knows me now…….Lazarus

Planet Earth is blue.

Soundtrack to our lives xx RIP legend xx

Always loved this joyous chant! Goodbye Dave! Thanks for all the dreams! X

And now The Dame?!? ☹ Please don’t die Ig!

Watching this now is strange.

Thank you

Sadly, it’s not a hoax. Turn and face the strange, Mr Bowie.

Bye Bye Bowie. Thanks you for the music and inspiration.

I’m sad but what a way to go. No gong and a career best. Leading from the front, to the last.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

“…and the world seems very different today…”

for fuck sake, Death you really are relentless

If I was teaching today, I would say nothing.
Just come out and play an hour of Bowie songs, and leave.

Planet earth is blue.

So sad, R.I.P to a wonderful and inspirational man. 😔

Absolute shock..

Jesus, he must have known all along. Fucking hell. Fucking hell.

Is anyone else feeling not only sad, but a little disorientated this morning?

Ah, jeez…

It feels like abandonment. As with Lou, hard to believe that time is going to go on without one of the sharpest we’ve ever had marking it. You’re not alone. In feeling this. We’re all a bit more alone for feeling this. Never met you David. Never wrote about you. Will never forget you. Your songs made you one of my best friends x

Farewell, our starman, our hero…

I am in tears.

We kissed, as if nothing could fall…

Proper shocked!

Such sad news. David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after battling cancer:

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky

Can’t believe it. Amazing ’til the end. This is why music matters. Live on, Ziggy. Xxxx

sad news:

Of all the heroes…Bowie has styled out age and the cruelty of illness with the panache of a man who can wear a lightning bolt across his face with utter seriousness. Here’s to him. My timeline bears nothing else today. I love that Arena documentary with him riding along the Big Sur highway – why would you ever need to do more press? A true artist, gentleman and cultural warrior. ⚡☠⚡

What a shock. RIP Mr David Bowie. The most innovative and inspirational musician ever. This man changed my whole life. Very very sad.

The world is a poorer place after the passing of a true great. R.I.P David.

I’m in an office full of 20-somethings. How do I explain? ‪#‎Bowie‬

Oh no. RIP you important, magnificent bastard. X

:((((( RIP David Bowie….

No words

Juste pour une journée

As if the world isn’t shit enough right now we go and loose one of the best things about it.

This can’t be true

Thank you, Starman.

Cant stop the tears……fuck!!! Thank you David for your gift to the world. See you on Mars Starman XXXX

This sucks – sad to hear re David Bowie – RIP

Good night Ziggy.

Guys, I hope it is not true, but both Sky News and David’s son has confirmed his death. David Bowie. Gone. Really. I want to share a song that – the first time I heard it – I cried – an ugly cry. I thought it was the most perfect song ever written. I still do.

Non riesco a dire nulla, un pezzo della mia vita

‘m not a prophet
or a stone age man
Just a mortal
with the potential of a superman
I’m living on…

So sad to hear about Bowie. I was just watching him on a doco last night. Such a loss to the rock world frown emoticon


We’ve lost a true inspiration today. A one off. Such a sad day and a huge loss for music and the world. ‪#‎Bowie‬ RIP

Today is the day that ‘Like’, really is the wrong response

The first David Bowie I bought RIP 😕

David Bowie… frown emoticon

About 20 years ago, a friend of mine said “There’s nobody around now like Bowie…” and two of us spoke up at the exact same time and said, laughing “There’s NEVER been anybody like Bowie…”
And there never will be. So fucking sad. Bowie IS rock n roll.
Good night rock n roll.

Because my love for you would break my heart in two.

Oh my god! Bowie’s gone …….

Bye Dave.


Majority of my pets have been named after Bowie songs. He outlived (most of) them even though he was very sick which is good. Every single second of him was very good and very important. No wonder we all feel sad.

“-tu sais, c’est qq un qui a changé la vie de millions de gens en leur disant qu’ils pouvaient être ce qu’ils veulent.
-eh ben moi, je veux être une princesse.”

In remembrance of Ziggy Stardust

RIP David Bowie, shocking news

I guess it’s some measure of the man to say I have lost a dear friend today..

I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.

my heart is broken.

“And the stars look very different today”

So sad to hear this news.

Heaven just became a happening place.

No words can express…

The Dame is dead, long live the Dame

“Cos I’m not much cop at punching other people’s dads.”

Night night, thanks sweet man heart emoticon

Another film which opened my brain a whole little bit more.
RIP Bowie

Did he really say goodbye? What a brave and beautiful thing to do in the face of death.

last song … last album …
“I know something is very wrong
The pulse returns for prodigal sons
The blackout’s hearts with flowered news
With skull designs upon my shoes
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
Seeing more and feeling less
Saying no but meaning yes
This is all I ever meant
That’s the message that I sent …”

is unable to do anything other than pay tribute. This is one of his favorite convergences.

Suddenly all the lyrics on ★ now make sense.

“Check Ignition and May God’s Love Be With You.” RIP David Bowie.

And the wrong words make you listen in this criminal world
Remember it’s true:
loyalty is valuable
But our lives are valuable too

it’s okay to take the night off to cry about David Bowie.

No no no no no no no but no

Gutted, and lost for words.

Get fucked it can’t be true Wahhhhhhhhh

News guy wept and told us
earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet
then I knew he was not lying
Thank you for being a true artist to the end. We will miss you dearly. RIP.

omfg !!!!! frown emoticon

R.I.P. David Bowie

Argh. So sad. A Bowie-less world…

RIP David Bowie What an innovator. What a legend!

Been dreading this day for years and years.


So many to choose from. RIP.


God, terrible, terrible news to wake up to on a Monday morning cry emoticon An absolutely incomparable talent who’s ripples will be felt for a long time.

apart from a lot of musicial enlightenment, such as ‘low’ it was david bowie who introduced me to ws burroughs and the cutup technique via his rolling stone interview circa thin white duke period. a major influence on myself and so many people, he will be greatly missed. now for an epic bowie listening session, starting with ‘diamond dogs’…

RIP Mr. Bowie. Shocked. A musical hero gone.

The man who fell to earth


It reminds me, nothing so much, as the departure of Charles Schulz. Different circumstances of course — he was starting to feel his health slip, but he said so in public, retired _Peanuts_, and then the night before his final strip ever, his farewell, he passed in his sleep. The man and his great work left together, and I was a blasted wreck of misery for some days, and the world was with me.

Mr Bowie has left the building, RIP Thin White Duke

He really didn’t seem like the kind of guy that COULD die, you know? That’s testament to his force of will alone. A legend, in almost all his forms. He released an album of new music on Friday. Friday! That’s how a true artist should go out and a wonderful thing.
Thanks for the music Bowie.

Utterly devastated

I feel sick. Goodbye my hero. X

Sometimes I feel
That I need to move on
So I pack a bag
And move on
Move on

Gutted. A real kick in the guts. Rip david bowie. X

Goodbye you beautiful brilliant man.

Very sad day. David Bowie RIP. Hard to believe

David Bowie left a great body of work in music, art & film til the very end.
The pop world was never the same after he cracked the charts.
Thank you for the worlds you opened for me David.

I have no words. A man who unlocked the world for so many of us. RIP.

The Man Who Changed The World

Good night Mr Spaceman.
Thank you.

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