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Share Your Favorite Memory About A David Bowie Song

Sometimes the best way to remember is to tell a story. i

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Sometimes the best way to remember is to tell a story.

Sometimes the best way to remember is to tell a story.

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Recording Tips

  • Set your phone to airplane mode, so phone calls or texts won't interrupt
  • Try to record inside, away from wind
  • Locate the mic (it's usually on bottom!)
  • Keep a good distance between your mouth and the mic

What's your favorite memory of listening to a David Bowie song? We want to hear your story: In an audio recording, set the scene and tell us why that particular song matters to you in a minute or less. To get the ball rolling, here are two examples from our own staff: NPR editor Dana Farrington remembers her father singing Bowie's "Letter to Hermione" as a lullaby. NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich stole the microphone from Elf Power's Andrew Riegler to yell the chorus to "Five Years" in a DIY space.

Use a smartphone app or another device to record a voice memo and send it to nprcrowdsource@npr.org with the subject line "David Bowie, in memoriam." Include your full name, age and hometown in the email. Your story could feature on-air and at npr.org later this week.

P.S.: For iPhone users, WNYC provides this great step-by-step guide on how to record and send a voice memo — just remember to send your recording to nprcrowdsource@npr.org.

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