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David Bowie in three dimensions

March 21, 2018
The New York Times /

David Bowie had a great, loud, infectious laugh. So said his friend Laurie Anderson, and she imitated it: HA-ha-HA. “It was way out there — partly a musical note, but partly a cough, and partly a howl. It was not a polite British laugh,” she said. “It was just full on.”

When Ms. Anderson, the musician and composer, and the widow of Bowie’s longtime collaborator Lou Reed, remembers him now, he is laughing, teasing, finding joy. Bowie was “very, very smart,” she said, but not self-serious — he was “hilarious, and had a great sense of playfulness. The kind of guy who would wear some pantaloons. What other rock star did that?”.