CELEBRITY NEWS: David Bowie Has Passed Away – Featured Durban Blog

CELEBRITY NEWS: David Bowie Has Passed Away:

Durbanites… some sad news, David Bowie has passed away. 

A real source of ideas and a thought leader when it came to music development, Bowies music inspired generations of South African and Durban based musicians. I hope that many of you awesome readers take the time to listen to his incredible music – and be inspired to make music of your own! 

So many great artists have moved on up to the show hall in the sky in the last year… 

Master David, you filled so many hearts and minds with your musical stories, and your funky awesome madness… may your instruments always be in tune, may your sound technician be highly skilled, and may your eternal music making echo through the ever after. Durban Down Under salutes you and the work you did in the Arts. 

David Bowie

“January 10 2016 – 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.” – Image below followed by the link to his page on Facebook. Go on and leave a supportive message for the family and friends of David. 

David Bowie Official Facebook Page

You can show your support by purchasing his incredible latest album BLACKSTAR via:
or as a CD on his website, 
or as a VINYL ALBUM on his website. 

This is the first Bowie song I ever heard, and connected to… 


Youtube Link HERE

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills
and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown,
engines on
Check ignition
and may God’s love be with you

Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff

This is Ground Control
to Major Tom
You’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule
if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating
in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do

Though I’m past
one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much
she knows

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead,
there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you….

Here am I floating
round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do.

Full article here: The Durban Journo

Durban Down Under: Moments:

So today I had a breakthrough.
So often in my lifetime of seeing wasted lives and wasted gifts (my creative, musical and talented Dad) and people crushed by the decisions that they have made. I have asked myself for as long as I can remember: What is our purpose. Why do we wake up every day, sleep every night, make dinner after breakfast after lunch repeat repeat… Why do we raise our children generation after generation through time, why do we grieve only for our loved ones to be forgotten with the passing of time… and today it hit me between the eyes.
We do it for the moments. The ‘MOMENTS’ – you know them? When you are talking to your children and suddenly notice how beautiful the colour of their eyes is… you see those tiny flecks and spots of colour and amazing detail… when you see the sun setting and you have to stop and really take it in. When you sink into your bed at night. When you meet an elderly stranger over in the veggie aisle and they say kind words, drop a word of wisdom into your lap – leaving you wondering.
Life is about the million moments that we can either notice and appreciate, or gloss over and lose… For me I asked myself, why do I do it? Why do I sing, practice, spend money on sound etc Why do I make things? paint, sew? why? It’s all meaningless really. But, when I had my realisation, I can have so many ‘moments’ during each creative process, celebrate each new step achieved, each new little creation, each new song. I can seek out the moments within each new client or audience, make friends, laugh – connect. It isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey. We can be broke, we can be flush, we can be sick and tired and broken inside – but we can make the choice to seek out the moments.

I cried in the car outside a store in West Gosford, I made the choice today, to take each moment. Draw the essence out of each moment. Will you join me? #Moments #SeizeTheDay

Full article here: The Durban Journo

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