evangelizing musical

I met David Bowie when I was twenty-two, and like a baby goose imprinting on some fantastical winged creature, I took him as the model of what I ought to grow up to be. He is my ideal adult human artist.
He wore beautiful cologne. He read all world literature. He took time for everyone in the room. He remembered people’s names. He wore a plain T-shirt to a nice dinner . He sought out new music and evangelized when he liked something.
Arcade Fire played two songs with him for TV — his song “Five Years” and our song “Wake Up.” Earlier on the show, he sang “Life on Mars,” wearing a wrist bandage and a fake black eye. I saw him build a character and modulate that character with his voice and with small movements. I saw the distance between the artist off stage and on, and that the distance was an artistic creation, too — something to be played with.
I hear him playing with that distance on Blackstar, and it’s stunning and my God it’s heartbreaking. I wanted to see the next twenty years of David Bowie making art
—  Will Butler on David Bowie
#resonate.

Yesterday was filled with happiness and excitement. Resonate was such a different experience. Performing for RESONATE was such a dream come true and a great honor.  I know I don’t deserve this, but I’m very thankful for all the blessings he’s been giving me throughout this year. Performing in so many events made me realize that we shouldn’t take things for granted, especially if God gave you that gift. I’m very thankful for everyone. It was AMAZING that I can’t even put it in words, I’m just speechless. Everything went VERY well, and I’m glad that a lot of people came. The Evangelizing Musical and the Panel Discussions were just awesome. I’m going to miss everyone that was part of the RESONATE cast, I will miss you all!! I hope that this is not the end! This was an event we’ve been waiting for, and I never thought that I would be a part of something this BIG.. I’m very thankful for everything. I’m happy that when the years past by, I’m able to look back at this and be happy that we were able to make an impact to many of the members and especially the guests.