Like many of you here in the US, I woke up this morning to hear the sad news that rock icon David Bowie passed away yesterday.
 I was a huge fan, and in remembering all of the wonderful memories I have of him - seeing him in concert during the Sound and Vision tour and being blown away, riding on the same ferry with him from England to France in 1989, and listening to him and Nine Inch Nails perform live from my backyard because they were playing nearby at the outdoor ampitheater - the one that easily makes me smile the most is when "Supernatural" finally used one of his songs for a scene, and it was golden.  

This is one of my all time favorite "Supernatural" scenes, coming from season six's "Clap Your Hands If You Believe."  I could NEVER listen to Space Oddity the same way after this:




Members of the Supernatural family haver reacted to Bowie's death.







RIP David Bowie.  You will be missed, but your legend will never be forgotten. 




Comments  

Lilah_Kane
# Lilah_Kane 2016-01-11 12:51
I was so sad to hear the news. His music lives on and my memory of him is my favorite movie when I was very young, Labyrinth. I still like the movie to this day and back then I had a sweet childish girly crush for Jareth the goblin king. RIP David Bowie. :(

- Lilah
Karen
# Karen 2016-01-11 13:03
I too was so shocked to hear of his death. I always loved him. I only got to see him live once, in Toronto back in the early 80's. My fondest memory is when he and Bing Crosby sang 'The little drummer boy' on Bing's last Christmas special. However I too will never be able to hear Space Oddity without smiling and thinking of Dean's fight against the tiny fairy.
Thank you for the Tribute Alice.
YellowEyedSam
# YellowEyedSam 2016-01-11 18:30
Damn that's a tragedy.. Unfortunately I mostly remember him for his role in Labyrinth which I loved! I should watch that again..
BoGirle
# BoGirle 2016-01-11 19:52
I hadn't even heard that he was sick. Really sad news. Vaya con Dios Major Tom!
spnlit
# spnlit 2016-01-18 01:39
Thank you for posting this remembrance Alice. I fell in love with David Bowie when I was a high school student. I fell hard by listening to an older LP album. First his vocals, then I became enamored with everything else about him including his ambition, talent, spirit, intelligence, artistry, creativity, elegance, style, voice, self of humor, kindness, understanding, and generosity. He was a singer, songwriter, musician (played numerous instruments), producer, trendsetter, fashion icon, actor in at least 25 movies and appeared on Broadway in the Elephant Man along with creating his own characters and personas, an artist creating his own original artwork, and business man - had his own bank card company and internet provider company BowieNet. In interviews he often championed the cause of anyone seen as different which included an argument with MTV to include black artists and of course bisexuals and cross dressers or anyone with long hair. Through the decades he inspired and helped many musicians/ artists. He worked on his last album (No 1 in US) while ill and launched an off Broadway play. Only David Bowie can cross over to the next world with such quiet grace and dignity and at the same time spectacularly be on top of the world he left.
I think it was awesome and was thrilled to see Bowie's Space Oddity incorporated in a scene of my all time favorite show SPN and character, Dean Winchester.
Jared's post was great; he acknowledged one of Bowie's great lyrics "Why can't we give love that one more chance. Why can't we give love give love....cause love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night and love dares you to change our ways of caring about ourselves... this is our last dance... this is ourselves under pressure. (Under Pressure written with Queen in a one night jam session in Switzerland - lyrics credited to Bowie) I dare say these lyrics certainly applies to the central theme of our SPN and our brothers Sam and Dean.
I hope David Bowie's journey to the other side allows him to fully see the good he has done while here and that his soul is filled with the worldwide expression of love and gratitude. His art, life, energy, and capacity for giving to others will always be an inspiration.