Dear David Bowie,
I’m sorry I thought “The Man Who Sold The World” was a Nirvana song. I’m sorry for unfairly glorifying Nirvana for all these years and leaving you in the corner covered with spider web and dust. I know now Nirvana stole your song, I know now this is your song and you should get all the credit for it. I will start a campaign to support your right against Nirvana; I will start putting posters everywhere in London to clarify this song ownership catastrophe. Justice must be done. In my defense though, please consider that I knew “Let’s Dance” was your song. This should reduce my sentence if you ever wanted to punish me for my ignorance.The reduction of a sentence to a less harsh punishment is also called mitigated sentence. I did not use this word in the first place because it sounded too difficult to understand. And some people do not know legal terminology.
Dear David Bowie, please forgive me for completely ignoring your existence. The problem is that I was never into Pop music. My background is grunge, metal and new metal. I know bands like Tool, Soundgarden and Korn. And also Marilyn Manson. And please don’t think I am a bad person because I like Marilyn Manson. Although he looks scary he is a very nice guy. I know this because I saw him on a talk show and he said nice things and he seemed friendly. And whilst the audience was attacking him he kept the control and never got angry. I have concluded that Marilyn Manson is a peaceful person. All his make up is just part of the show, a creative expression, just like you did with Ziggy Stardust. I think his message is that the appearance can’t tell the real nature of the person. Therefore not all the beautiful people are also nice or the scary people are bad. There is in fact a song by Marilyn Manson called the Beautiful People. The lyrics might have this message, or maybe not.
I saw a documentary about your life. I was totally impressed. Finally an interesting life, not the usual rock star that falls into drugs and dies, end of story. You were different. You did many things: music, fashion, acting, paintings, hairdressing. You were an icon and everybody wanted to copy you and your hairstyle. I love how you changed all the time. This is were I felt the big connection, I also like doing different things. I get bored if I do the same thing all the time. People tell me off, they say I should concentrate on one thing but I don’t listen to them. They are boring. When you are driven by creativity you want to explore. And you did. You lived your life for art until the very end releasing your last album just two days before you died. I’m speechless. The video Blackstar is so weird it made me cry tears of happiness. I only realized now how cool you are. In fact you are so cool I can’t even talk about you because you are too cool.
Please accept this letter as my After Death David Bowie Fan Declaration (A.D.D.B.F.D.) I know I am tremendously late but please give me a chance. Please. Never too late to appreciate something… but actually late to see you live. This is because you are dead.
P.S. Not only I know the song “Let’s Dance” but I also know the video of “Let’s Dance”. That again might reduce/mitigate further my sentence.