Earlier this month (January 10), internationally-recognized musical artist David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York apartment. If you are unfamiliar with his work just know that his record company conveyed his status with the slogan, “There is old wave, there is new wave, and there is Bowie.”
The singer originally from south London received his first contract in 1963 and had his first top five hit on the UK Singles chart “Space Oddity” in July 1969. Then almost 50 years ago, he wrote back to his first fan letter from America a 14-year-old Sandra Dodd from New Mexico, “I hope one day to go to America.”
So just like David Bowie, ESL students of Hancock International College, you have accomplished a great thing just by making it to America and studying English.
This Saturday (January 23), David Brighton, one of the best David Bowie impersonators who tours around the world, will be performing with a band to pay tribute in Laguna Beach. The event is taking place at Mozambique steakhouse bar and lounge from 9 p.m. to midnight. The cover is $10 but if you wish to have a table and dinner, please make sure to make a reservation.
1740 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
For those deeply saddened by the loss of this talented artist, the following comforting words have been shared on the internet with positive comments in response – “If you’re ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.”
Idiom of the Day
Best thing since sliced bread
The meaning of this idiom is a good invention or innovation/ a good idea or plan.
Cell phones are marketed as the best thing since sliced bread because of how convenient and useful they can be.
Doug talks about Phoebe so much that you would think she was the greatest thing since sliced bread.