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GIVEAWAY: Schooled by Bowie

Bowie…what can we say that hasn’t been said about him? He’s a legend. My earliest memory of him wasn’t hearing one of his songs on the radio, but seeing his music videos. I don’t even know which one came first. Was it “Modern Love,” “China Girl,” “Let’s Dance” or “Dancing in the Streets” with Mick Jagger? I know, I know. Some people would consider that Bowie era their least favorite, but not me.

I was hooked. He was among a handful or so of other musical artists who I really admired when I was going through my teenage years.

After seeing those first videos, I just wanted more. And with each old or new video I came across, from “Ashes to Ashes” to “Under Pressure,” Bowie really taught me so much about the world through his music and his ever-changing persona, even if I didn’t realize it at the time.

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The Top 4 Things I Learned from David Bowie 1. You could be anything you want to be. 2. You could date anyone you want. 3. You could wear anything you want. 4. We can be heroes.

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For this week’s giveaway, we want to know:

What did you learn from David Bowie, the artist, the person, the legend?

And have fun with it! Did you learn that thunderbolts are cool? Makeup isn’t just for girls? You tell us! Or even take one from my list and tell us why.

Post your answer in the comments below by Tuesday, May 20, at 12 pm PST, to be entered in our random giveaway for one (1) copy of Lullaby Renditions of David Bowie. Three (3) winners will be selected! For bonus entries, tweet, share and Pin from this post!

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20 comments

That when making music, branching out and taking the risk of different types can open up so many doors. Creativity is wonderful in every aspect! Dare to be different!

Stephanie

Wear what you want, say what you want, and BE who YOU want!

Amara

Bowie taught me that being weird SHOULD be the norm.

Nina

Adaptability! the way he could and still does, skate between collaborations ranging from Iggy Pop, John Lennon, Tina Turner, Jagger…and my favorite one of all…Bing Crosby. what i love about the Little Drummer Boy classic is the way he weaves the importance of being a parent into the little story before the song.

Rob

To go for it if there’s something you really want. That if you’re really interested and passionate about achieving something, you can overcome the obstacles and do it. Exactly 7 months ago today I finally became a mom – a single mom by choice. And I couldn’t be more proud of it! <3

"Sometimes I cried my heart to sleep
Shuffling days and lonesome nights
Sometimes my courage fell to my feet
Lucky old sun is in my sky
Nothing prepared me for your smile
Lighting the darkness of my soul
Innocence in your arms"

dee

That is ok to be different. You just have to show what you’re good at, no matter what people say.

Guille

I discovered the album Young Americans several decades after it came out, and I learned that he was a visionary way ahead of his time. I was only familiar with his Top 40-pop songs, but the songs on YA made me realize how much deeper he is.

Kim

He taught me that if you’re brave and believe in what you’re doing, you’ll own whatever you do and people will gravitate to you.

Faith

DB taught me all about a different genre of music when I was only into heavy metal. Lol

Jennifer A

David Bowie is amazing..he taught me a lot like to put on my red shoes and dance..as well as things are not always as they seem…Labyrinth…

Josie

Oh and he also taught me that friends and family are super important and if you push them away, you have nothing. The labrinth was one of my favorite movies growing up. :) So many lessons: deception, illusions, betrayal, learning to trust again, etc.

Ashley

He taught me not to be afraid to be a rebel if necessary. Be yourself and own it. :)

Ashley

Dance like no one is watching!

Ashley Kemp

bowie showed me that there is never an age at which you have to become creatively stagnant. the next day is a tremendous album and he’s almost 70.

Len

Bowie showed us who is a hero, you can be a hero when you fight for your own and people who love them everyday. Thx Bowie

Raúl

David Bowie taught me to work hard for my dreams and never give up. And guess what? I can be a hero! You too, by the way! ;)

Eva

“Look at your children 
See their faces in golden rays 
Don’t kid yourself they belong to you” 

Sara

That it’s ok for my daughter and I to be a couple of Kooks!

Raffi Boyadjian

Bowie taught me that men can wear tights and makeup and still be super hot! As I discover more of his music, I am just now realizing what a genius he truly is!

JenY

Bowie taught me that Rock and Roll can be a well thought out theatrical experience. And creativity does not generally take you the places you would expect.

William

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