Just a mortal with potential of a superman...
The review section of today's Observer newspaper in the UK has a full-page feature by Lynsey Hanley headlined:
It's a touching appreciation by Lynsey, summed up with the strapline: Millions spent their formative years idolising David Bowie. As he starts his seventh decade, we salute Britain's most dazzling pop star.
To give you a flavour, here's a bit from Lynsey's summing up...
What Bowie did, and continues to do, is to exert a hold over people who are open to the idea that you can go far beyond what is expected of you in life. It's not an exaggeration to say that I owe the life I have now to him and to the artists he inspired. It's a lot to ask of our pop stars, but in my experience it's what they've proved to be best at. Inspiring others to try and fulfil their potential isn't superhuman: it's mere, mortal humanity at its best.
There's also a section where 'Famous Fans' show their appreciation, which you should be able to read in the scan above, or simply visit the
If you're reading this, Lynsey, next time you visit your parents, take a picture of your old bedroom wall mural and mail it to me...we'll post it up here.