Wednesday, January 13, 2016
I listened to "The Man Who Sold The World" and "Hours" last night, both sounding better than ever of course, with the latter suddenly feeling like a lost masterpiece. I'm sure that might change as time goes on, since it was a record I only just "liked" for the last twenty years. I've got "Station To Station" and "Black Tie, White Noise" lined up for today. Maybe "Blackstar," as well. I tried taking a Bowie break yesterday and I put on Richard Thompson's "Henry The Human Fly." Wasn't happening. Too soon. Came right off.
I also watched the clip above, which has been all over Facebook. It is a tribute pieced together by Conan O'Brien, of Bowie's many appearances on the show. How did I never see one? I'm sure if you are a fan and still reeling from the sudden loss, you will be moved by this compilation, if only because of how human Bowie appears. This is something that wasn't always taken for granted. There were few chances for us lay people to experience the human side of David Bowie.
I can't promise I will stop writing about Bowie any time soon. You're free to go at any time.