Today´s positive/magic song is David Bowie´s “Heroes” from his album “Heroes” released in 1977. It was co-written by Bowie and Brian Eno, produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, and recorded in July and August 1977 at Hansa Studio by the Wall in Berlin. A product of Bowie’s “Berlin” period, the track was not a huge hit in the United Kingdom or United States after its release, but it became one of his signature songs later on. Inspired by the sight of Bowie’s producer-engineer Tony Visconti embracing his lover by the Berlin Wall, the song tells the story of two lovers, one from East and one from West Berlin. Bowie’s performance of “‘Heroes'” on June 6, 1987, at the German Reichstag in West Berlin has been considered a catalyst to the later fall of the Berlin Wall. Following his death in January 2016, the German government thanked Bowie for “helping to bring down the Wall”, adding “you are now among Heroes”. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DaySeventeen

David Bowie and Iggy Pop at Moscow’s Red Square, 1976.

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A year has passed. Rest in peace David. #DavidBowie

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From Aladdin Sane to Scary Monsters, photographer Brian Duffy helped David Bowie create some his most memorable personas. Original artwork born out of their creative collaboration is now on show at Proud Chelsea.

https://www.creativereview.co.uk/bowie-duffy-proud-camden/

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David Bowie has been given his own constellation, consisting of seven stars that shine in the shape of the lightning bolt. Belgian astronomers announced the registration of the constellation, which appropriately sits in the vicinity of Mars, following the artist’s death last week.

It is a fitting homage to Bowie, who used the universe as a key inspiration throughout his career. Bowie first found success with the single Space Oddity and later crafted the persona Ziggy Stardust, an extra-terrestrial rockstar. His hits also included Starman and Life on Mars. He appeared on the cover of the 1973 album Aladdin Sane with a red and blue lightning bolt painted on one side of his face. Belgian radio station Studio Brussel and the MIRA public observatory teamed up to register the constellation, but finding the right place for the legendary rock star in the heavens was a complicated task.

Philippe Mollet from the MIRA Observatory said in a statement: “it was not easy to determine the appropriate stars”. “Studio Brussels asked us to give Bowie a unique place in the galaxy,” he said. “Referring to his various albums, we chose seven stars — Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAA 204 132, and the Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis — in the vicinity of Mars.

“The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death.”

The creation of the constellation is part of the Stardust for Bowie tribute project, where fans can use Google Sky to add their favorite Bowie songs with a short note to a virtual version of the constellation. (via The Guardian)

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Reading about the passing of David Bowie this morning sank my shoulders several levels. A great artist and a great musician that has been with me a major part of my music listening life. Rest in peace David. ‪#‎DavidBowie‬

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