I know I usually post blog love on a Monday, but this has happened today and it's more important.
There aren't many celebrities that I would call my idols (J K Rowling and Darcey Bussell aside) but David Bowie is definitely one of them. A true innovator in every sense of the word, he has influenced so so many people, not just in music, but in fashion, film and art in general. He was a modern Renaissance man, a great artist, and one of the greatest Britons that has ever lived.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is my favourite album of all time, and Starman is my favourite song of all time. He truly is my favourite artist ever, and always will be.
Me and my friend Lauren have spent many an hour discussing how much we'd be prepared to pay to see Bowie live, it was a lot, and I still can't believe it will now never happen. I am genuinely still in shock. I know this sounds a bit melodramatic, but I still can't believe it.
Goodbye Starman, thank you for blowing our minds for so long with your perfect music.