Punto di riferimento fin dai loro esordi, David Bowie ha rappresentato per i Placebo e in modo particolare per Brian Molko un po’ un padre putativo, supportandoli e spendendo parole d’elogio per il loro lavoro, fino ad arrivare alla collaborazione per la meravigliosa title track di “Without You I’m Nothing”, album dei Placebo datato 1998. Brian Molko ha voluto ricordare il suo mentore con la toccante lettera che trovate più in basso.
Wherever you are now, I miss you. Not only do I miss you but my heart is broken. You were my idol, then you became my mentor and my friend.
I learnt so much from you, just by being in your presence, the conversations we had and, of course, watching you perform. You always had time for me. My band and I were tiny when we first met. Nonetheless , you took us under your wing. You believed in us and gifted us with so many fantastic opportunities.
Without you, your tutelage and your wisdom, I don’t think I would be where I am today, as an artist but also as a person. For that I will be eternally grateful.
Float around the ether, David. Bounce gracefully off planets light-years away as you become one with the Universe, as you dive into the Great Unknown.
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Iman, Lexi and Duncan, whose hearts I know are far more broken than mine. As for me, I will treasure every memory of every moment we spent together.
Dear David, beautiful man and force of nature, you are immortal. You live beyond the veil of the big sleep.
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.