A Year Ago Today We Lost David Bowie- A Music Legend

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A year ago today,  British singer David Bowie passed away in his home in New York. He had passed away two days after the release of his last album Blackstar. Although I am only familiar with some of his songs, I have understood the profound impact he had on the music industry. He was an artist who could can from one music genre to another. He even created a variety of alter egos such as Ziggy Stardust.  He even challenged gender stereotypes with his alter egos.

He leaves behind an incredible legacy  for the music. He influenced the music world  since he release his singles Space Oddity in 1969, which was the beginning of an incredible career as an artist.

Bowie wasn’t only known as a singer, he was also a actor. He was known for films such as The Man Who Fell On Earth, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Labyrinth.  The last film he did was in 2008 entitle August. I’ve only seen the film Labyrinth, which was interesting. The role of jareth the Goblin King  was made for Bowie. I can’t imagine anyone else playing this iconic role.

My favourite songs from the late David Bowie are Space Oddity, Under Pressure, Heroes, Let’s Dance, Modern Love and Suffragette City. 

Rest in Peace David Bowie. You will be forever missed

 

 

 

 

 

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Soundtrack Saturdays: La La Land

This is my first edition of Soundtrack Saturdays, where I will occasionally review a soundtrack for a movie.This movie reminded me of films with Fred Astaire or even Gene Kelly. Being someone who enjoys classic from the 30s, 40s and even 50s at times.

On New Year’s Day I went to see the movie La La Land, a musical film that is getting rave reviews.  I can understand why, the story is well-written and the songs compliment the film very well. With the new year upon us, I am excite to write  my first edition of Soundtrack Saturdays.

The introductory song is entertaining and sets the tone for the movie. I especially enjoyed the musical performances of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, together and individually. They sang beautifully in the movie. There’s chemistry between the characters on screen and when they sing. Their voices compliment each other quite nicely. The songs performed by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling: A Lovely Night, City of Stars (the duet version from the soundtrack). The City of Stars performed by Ryan Gosling is beautiful. I love the depth of his voice. His whistling gives it a nice touch to it.

Justin Hurwitz’s musical songs are rhythmic with a melody that is unforgettable. The songs make you want to get up and dance. Also his compositions remind me of the movies from the 1930’s and 40’s. Planetarium

John Legend’s song Start a Fire has an incredible beat. His voice is fantastic as always, and very smooth. Very impressive! His performance as an actor was amazing too.

My favourite songs are : Lovely Night (Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling), City of Stars (the song performed by Ryan Gosling),  Planetarium, Engagement Party, Audition (The Fools Who Dream) and Epilogue.

The Entire Soundtrack