My tribute to Bowie
Illustration: courtesy of Vladi Krafft
When David Bowie died on January 10th 2016, I was paralyzed. He meant so much to me and I loved his music. In my early days I used to lie on the floor, having the speakers of my stereo-system standing left and right next to my ears and listened to Pink Floyd, Styx, Barclay James Harvest, Ultravox, Alan Parsons, The Police and – of course – Bowie. These guys helped me through my darkest hours and inspired me as a musician.
Ashes to ashes – my way of saying “thank you”
A couple of days after David’s death I uploaded a tribute to my soundcloud. My tribute. My way of saying “thank you”. It was a remake of my Bowie-favorite “Ashes to ashes”. But it was trivial and negligible and really not worth hearing it. It couldn’t keep up with the original and it never was meant to do so. I did it only to cope with my sorrow.
But now I know, that a more discrete and autonomous version with some new and un-Bowie flavour could be a precious ingrediant to my project. And with all respect and love I created a second version. If you like, have a listen to a preview…
five down – some more to go.