January 11, 2016

Eulogy for David Bowie: 1947-2016

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you

Rest in peace, Starman: A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

[Bowie worked and created right up until his last moments. Here's the eerie, uncompromising, and brave "Lazarus" published on You Tube just days ago....]

Look up here, I’m in heaven
I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen
Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I’m in danger
I’ve got nothing left to lose
I’m so high it makes my brain whirl
Dropped my cell phone down below

Ain’t that just like me

This way or no way
You know I'll be free
Just like that bluebird
Now, ain't that just like me?


Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 11, 2016 9:26 AM
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Dood never made a red centavo off'n my ass.
But I do remember a punk in AIT playing Rebel Rebel over and over and over at Ft Leonard Wood in the summer of 1974 with that snazzy guitar hook right up front.

Posted by: ghostsniper at January 11, 2016 2:16 PM

He was a professional for sure.

Posted by: pbird at January 11, 2016 3:13 PM

Love him as Tesla in "The Prestige."

Posted by: bilpu at January 11, 2016 3:30 PM

He lived life to it's fullest, on his terms and whims. It must have been exhausting. One of a kind.

Posted by: Magnolia at January 11, 2016 4:13 PM

So cancer is what they're calling Aids nowadays?

Posted by: Bill Jones at January 11, 2016 7:08 PM

Bowie was a magnificent artist. An icon of the baby boomer generation. R I P

Posted by: Andy Texan at January 11, 2016 8:01 PM

4- For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

5- For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 9

Posted by: chasmatic at January 12, 2016 2:47 AM

Saw him live in '73, '74 and '76... a fantastic entertainer, innovator and - from what I gather - a genuinely nice human being. RIP , my wife and I regret we didn't see him perform in the mid-90s, as well.

Posted by: Colonel Haiku at January 22, 2016 8:17 PM