Well, I hadn’t imagined that I was going to have to write about David Bowie’s death for at least a decade longer. Coming hot on the heels of his new, compelling “Blackstar” album which I actually bought on the day of release is perhaps more than I can cope with right now. Suffice to say I was thunderstruck by the events that I found out about this morning even as I was haunted by the title track to the “Blackstar” album all morning from the point of waking. While at the gym this morning, all I could have in my head was that song, even as the p.a. system was blaring out pop hits, including “Blue Jean” which was the furthest thing from my mind today.
I had already primed Echorich, Taffy and chasinvictoria for the massive Bowie thread that was to begin today. I had begun writing today’s post in my mind as I drove to work with “Blackstar” on repeat. I was planning on just the title track today with as much as it took to digest the rest of the album on the blog. When I arrived at work, a co-worker who knew I was buying the album last Friday asked if I’d heard the ironic news. Then he told me to my disbelief. Right now, there’s something in my eye…I can’t post any more today, but we’ll be here tomorrow with something more.
…To be continued