Troker cover Bowie’s Blackstar and it’s absolutely beautiful

Troker is a Jazz rock band that formed back in 2003 from Guadalajara, Mexico.

With 4 studio albums and one EP under their belt, the boys decided to cover Blackstar ( Bowie’s latest album name and song off the album) and released it a few hours ago.

It’s absolutely beautiful.

RIP, David Bowie.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard

I would love to share every photo, article, video, story and so on that I’ve read and seen about David Bowie, but I can’t… I’m kind of overwhelmed at the moment with the whole situation.

One thing I would like to say is:

“When people accept and understand that one doesn’t have to know the whole life of an artist, their discography, know everyone they’ve worked/toured/drank/partied with, to be able to mourn someone’s loss, but accept that a person (he or she) changed something in them, made them a better person, believe, feel or whatever… That day this world will be a better place.” – I wrote this

Yesterday was an emotional day for many, for others it was like any other Monday, the point I want to get to is that no one has to explain or justify their reasons.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard

We are human and humans judge, so you won’t EVER please everyone.

Yesterday a lot of people were throwing crap at one another on social media sites (obviously not face to face) saying that they aren’t fans of David Bowie, because they don’t know all his lyrics and only know 3 songs.. You know what? Does it matter if a person is a fan or not of a band or artist or celebrity? Who is one to decide who is a fan WORTHY enough to be called a FAN? YOU can be whatever and whoever you want.

The world is going through a lot of changes, people are waking up by the second and more and more people are following their dreams each and everyday… If we all put in a grain of rice (I LOVE rice) of love or passion, honesty, or anything we can give that’s positive to the world, WE can make this a better place.

So please, stop hating on one another, instead of focusing on the bad, look at the good and positive, we all have something or many things to offer and contribute with to make this a better place.

Have a lovely day, and remember, we can be heroes, just for one day….

Foo Fighters – Times Like These

My hero, David Bowie passed away today.

The last post I wrote was on Friday (8th January), David Bowie’s 69th Birthday, and the day his 25th studio album Blackstar came out.

Bowie passed away a few hours ago due to cancer at his New York house. He was diagnosed 18 months ago and never made his illness public.

I was at my friends house last night, having just watched a movie, The Golden Globes, had 2 (during the course of the day/night) beers, I went outside for some fresh air (nice way of saying “to smoke a cig”) and I received a message at exactly 12:55am (Mexico City time) from my elder sister who is usually asleep at that time that said: David Bowie dead – I couldn’t believe it. I honestly could’t believe it. I started thinking about a thousand things, one thing specifically… Heroes.

Heroes came out in 1977. I was’t even a sperm ready to be produced at the time it came out… So I’m not going to say “since it came out I loved it”, but I can say, since the first time I heard it, I felt something to which till this day I can’t explain.

Apart from the song meaning something unexplainable, I know it means a lot to many people all over the globe, but one person in particular…

I met a lady a few years ago, this lady and I connected instantly… She opened up with me and told me a lot about her life (I respect her and her private life so I’m not going to write it out) and one of the things she mentioned was how the song Heroes by David Bowie changed her life due to what she was living and going through at the time. Since then, I added another meaning to the song, and each time I hear it, I feel something new, different and UNKNOWN.

From what I remember, I discovered David Bowie when I watched The Labyrinth for the first time, when I was around 6 or 7. (That means in like 1994 or 1995).

I can’t be bothered with the haters hating on me or anyone else out there saying they’re not a die hard fan, or don’t know enough about Bowie to actually mourn his loss.

I never met Bowie. I’ve not heard all of his songs. I can’t mention the names of all his records. I never stalked him. But one thing I can say is, he (what I know of him) changed my life.

A few months ago I was talking to my dad and said: The person I’d most like to see in concert is David Bowie. I won’t be able to see him in concert anymore on earth, but I’m sure when my time is complete, I will meet him and maybe even get my own private concert.

Rest In Peace, David!

You changed my life, opened up my eyes, and I can’t thank YOU enough for that.

David Bowie – Heroes

Today is Bowie’s 69th Birthday (and his 25th album comes out too)!

Today is David Bowie‘s 69th Birthday!!!

The Heroes interpreter was born today back in 1947.

Bowie’s first hit song was Space Oddity (where the famous line “Ground Control To Major Tom” came from).

Apart from the english singer/songwriter/arranger/multi-instrumentalist/record producer/actor and painter turning 69 today, his latest album Blackstar comes out today also!

Blackstar is David’s 25th studio album and it has 7 songs on it plus a bonus track if you download it digitally.

Wishing Ziggy a very Happy Birthday and a lot of success with his latest album!

David Bowie – Lazarus

The Man Who Sold The World covered in many different ways…

The Man Who Sold The World is one of the hundreds of hits by David Bowie.

It’s the title track of Bowie’s third album and was released in the U.S in November 1970 and in the U.K in April 1971.

The song was covered by a few artists including; Lulu (who had a U.K No. 3 hit with her 1974 version), Midge Ure in 1982 and Nirvana in 1993 on MTV Unplugged.

I’ve been listening to Bowie a lot recently and spoke about Nirvana with a cab driver a few weeks ago – coincidence or fate, I don’t know – put one and one together and you get this gem and I wanted to share it with you all.

Have a look and listen to David Bowie perform The Man Who Sold The World Live at the Beeb back in 2000 and Nirvana’s cover on MTV Unplugged, below.

 

Bowie will release 25th studio album in January 2016

David Bowie is releasing his 25th studio album called Blackstar on January 8th 2016 (which is also his 69th birthday).

The album will have seven songs on it, and the title track will be used as the opening music for the TV series The Last Panthers (based on real events by the Balkan jewel thieves the Pink Panthers).

I don’t think we have to talk much about what we expect and hope, we’re talking about Bowie, one of the most talented, precise, emotional, to the point musicians that has ever existed!

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) was featured on David’s last album The Next Day that came out in 2013

David Bowie interview back in the year 2000

Lately I’ve been rather obsessed with David Bowie and I’m just getting into all his phases, characters and all that.

One of my favourite songs in the world – after Bittersweet Symphony is Heroes by Bowie. There’s something about that song that gives me a very strange, beautiful, exciting, hopeful, nostalgic, lovely feeling and as I’ve been listening to Bowie 24/7 for the last few days, I’d like to share with you all this interview I came across by Jeremy Paxman back in the year 2000.

I would also like to comment that a few months ago I met a very special person in my life, (you know who you are)…. Heroes will always remind me of you.. I remember us talking about this song and you told me how it changed and helped you in life, and since then, I fell even more in love with the song. You’re an admirable human being. Never give up, fight for what you want and even though our paths lead us in different directions, you always have a friend in me.

What David says from beginning to end is absolutely true… Sit back, relax and watch the interview below!