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Every photoshoot day, before the first recipe comes out of the test kitchen, and the props start to pile up next to the sink, we pick out a playlist or artist to listen to. And today, it went without saying, our photographer on set, Bobbi Lin, turned on David Bowie.
Last night, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album, Blackstar, David Bowie, the infinitely influential rock star died from cancer. And we blasted the photoshoot speakers a little louder than usual—with everything from Ziggy Stardust to Young Americans so our entire team could listen.
Our Merchandising Manager, Hannah Wilken, said "Life on Mars?" was the first song she ever fell in love with. And our Design & Home Editor, Amanda Sims, said she has always loved the song "Space Oddity." Our UI Design and Developer, Ryan Merrill, even shared a photo of his dog, "Ellie Sane," having a moment of uncanny resemblance to the Aladdin Sane album cover.
It's impossible to pay appropriate homage to a man so versatile, transcendent, and influential not only to music but also to the culture of the late 20th century—and still, today—but listening to his music is a good place to start:
What are some of your favorite David Bowie memories? We'd love to hear them in the comments below.