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David Bowie • An Unexpected Return To The Stars

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David Bowie left us his many testimonies of love, loss, pain, space, and death…

Today, it is with a heavy heart, that I report that David Bowie, the Space Man, the Thin White Duke, has passed on. It took me forever to move on from that last line, because quite frankly, I just couldn’t believe it. I mean, could any of us conceivably come to grips with the fact that we now exist in a world of which David Bowie is not a part of? He was an enigmatic figure who seemed to loom large in whatever disguise he took up. Since his arrival to Earth in 1966, David has always just been there in some form or fashion, and more often than not, we his fans, have always been there to greet him with open arms.


As I sit here listening to his latest masterpiece, Blackstar, I am in complete shock that this is it. This album is it. His final statement to us mere mortals, and it is brilliant; and it’s brilliant not because he’s no longer here, that would just be cliche’ and lame, something that this magnetic martian was not. No, Blackstar is fresh and vital. Like the man himself, Blackstar, was revisionist Bowie, a chameleon who time and again shed his skin to reveal yet another layer, inching ever closer to the soul of the man himself. With a song like “Lazarus“, it seems that he’s finally come to the thick of it. Transformation complete.


David Bowie lives again and again and again…

No more Ziggy Stardust. The Thin White Duke is nevermore. Blackstar is David Robert Jones, naked and enveloped in blinding light, having shuffled off this mortal coil, but fear not fellow humans, Bowie made it so he that he’ll never be far from our lives; for in his long and storied fifty year career, he’s left us twenty five albums to experience him and love him in whatever form we choose to do so. Take heed, David Bowie left us his many testimonies of love, loss, pain, space, and death. Be it Station To Station, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars , or Blackstar, David Bowie has assured us that he’ll never be truly gone. Through his eclectic body of work, and every time we turn one of his classic albums up, David Bowie lives again and again and again. Safe travels David. You can now rest easy among the stars knowing that you truly left your mark upon this world and for that, we earthlings will forever be eternally enriched and grateful. In closing, I figured it would be more poignant to let David have the final word…

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