I won’t comment on his music, I leave that to my husband. He was called in the middle of the night with the news and hustled to put together an obit for his blog. The morning was a blur of radio interviews and a tv crew and keeping the dogs quiet while he talked about Bowie to Global News.
There are a couple of things that will stay with me. First, our trip to Berlin in 2010. It was our 20th wedding anniversary. We went to the Fatherland for me and the Motherland (Russia) for Alan. The latter included seeing Snow Patrol and U2 at Luzhniki Stadium.
The former included a stop at The Ramones museum and a wander around the neighborhood where Bowie and Iggy Pop lived. (You can’t take a trip with my husband without seeking out musical milestones.)
The other thing that will stay with me was the AGO’s exhibit of Bowie’s costumes and props. I couldn’t believe how thin he was! His waist was the size of one of my thighs. The images were incredible.
At Madison Square Garden to mark his 50th birthday, Bowie said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” I’m going to hold him to that.