David Bowie, collaborator

IMG_6187Like everyone else I know, I’ve been listening to David Bowie all week and thinking about him a lot.

One thing I always admired him for is that he did so much work with other musicians and that the wholes they created were greater than the sum of the parts.

He didn’t just find “Bowie types” to work with and co-opt them. The collaborations were all clearly contributed to equally by both parties. Some of his partners: Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, Freddie Mercury, Mick Ronson, Tony Visconti, Lou Reed, Robert Fripp, Trent Reznor and John Lennon (that one I didn’t know about! They wrote “Fame.”)

I want more collaboration in my life and especially in my art this year. David is my inspiration.

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