Last Friday night, at the opening screening night of International Short Film Festival, FLiCKERFEST, I was reminded of the above video via the documentary, “Let’s Dance – Bowie Down Under”.
The documentary/short film showcases the remarkable, forgotten story behind ‘Let’s Dance’ – David Bowie‘s biggest hit record – and how the birth of MTV, and an unlikely journey deep into the Australian outback, led to its unprecedented success.
It was the last screening of the night and possibly the first topic of conversation on everyone’s minds thereafter.
It’s crazy to read the news – just days after watching the documentary – that Mr Bowie has lost his 18-month battle with cancer and is no longer with us.
David Bowie was a legend – as a singer, a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a record producer, a painter, an actor, but moreso as an artist (in every sense of the word).
Rest in Peace David Bowie.
[8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016]
And if you’re keen on catching that documentary, “Let’s Dance – Bowie Down Under” check out FLiCKERFEST’s program schedule (if you’re in Sydney).