Starman: David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust)

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  1. Hedley Says:

    Mrs MDH and I were on the way to see the The Revenant on Friday – the Bear should have won the Golden Globe and not Leo – Got 5 minutes, says I, let me run in to BestBuy and pick up the new Bowie album. It has tended to be my way to pick up the new Bowie music on the day of release.

    I played the disc all weekend but didn’t really get it – then this happened and I realized that Blackstar is his elegy – a final gift describing a man’s struggles with End Days. All the clues were there but none of the reviewers got it, preferring to concentrate on the jazz influence of the disc. I played it again in my car as I proceeded slowly along snow covered streets to work …”I am dying to (o)” sings David. I am not sure that I can play it again at least not for a while.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      No question it is his elegy. He had been sick a while and just wanted it to remain personal.

      I will buy this album.

      • Hedley Says:

        One last extraordinary act. He releases Blackstar and leaves us immediately. Has anyone else ever planned and delivered such a piece of art and drama ?

        I know something is very wrong
        The pulse returns for prodigal sons
        The blackout’s hearts with flowered news
        With skull designs upon my shoes

        I can’t give everything
        I can’t give everything
        Away
        I can’t give everything
        Away

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        No comment necessary.


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