Monday, January 11, 2016

David Jones, a boy called Bowie

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He was born David Robert Jones. He didn’t really like the way the world was. At 17, he created the “Society for the prevention of cruelty to long-haired men”.

He then decided to write musicals. But no one wanted to perform them, so he called himself Bowie and went on stage, even if he never felt comfortable with it.

From Ziggy Stardust to Lazarus, he kept reinventing his persona, as the absolute beginner he’s always been.

Few month before he died, he sung, perhaps knowing the end was near: “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 (…) Oh, I'll be free / Just like that bluebird / Oh, I'll be free / Ain't that just like me?


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