posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 03:49 PM
a reply to: SaturnFX
Yep, it's one of my favorite bowie songs too, especially for its length, I always get the felling that many great singles or songs don't always
express their full potential by limiting themselves to the mainstream radio-friendly 3 or 4 minute length.
This isn't particularly one of bowies most radio friendly songs anyways, i guess.
It's crazy, I was never so affected by a musicians death before. Even if it's only recently that I started really discovering his 60's and 70's work
as Ziggy and then thin white duke. I feel such a loss as if almost a part of my entire life, and a lot of people are saying that.
I'm thinking that his constant changes in direction and his abandonment and fearlessness in exploring the many faces we all have and do something new
every time really struck a chord with a lot of people.
Not to mention his intelligence and good looks.
Blackstar being borne out of illness and death, is very personal and dark, but I can't but help and feel that maybe he felt that this wasn't
particularly the definite end to everything.
That just like his previous personas this too was just a stage or step to something else. his last official pictures show him with a big smile dressed
smartly taking a step with one foot in front of the other, as if saying Im ready for what's next.
Apparently he recorded around 5 songs as a follow up to Blackstar, Tony Visconti has hinted he will probably finish them and release them in the
future. If he was given that task by bowie himself in case he died before completing them, I can't wait to hear his return from the after life.
Just like Lazarus.
What a genius.
That's a great article by the way, thanks