In May of 1999, David Bowie offered our graduating class humor, advice, and inspiration in his Commencement address. “[Music has] been both my doorway of perception and the house that I live in. I only hope that it embraces you with the same lusty life force that it graciously offered me.”

RIP, David Bowie.┬áIt’s a sad day, but your music, words, and inspiration live on.

Full transcript on Berklee.edu.