John cage in a landscape (1948)

John cage in a landscape (1948)

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie - Blackstar

David Bowie has died of cancer, aged 69.

David Bowie, Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

His latest album, Blackstar, was released last week to coincide with his 69th birthday, and had received widespread critical acclaim.

Blackstar was the first Bowie album not to feature a picture of him on the cover: instead, a stylised black star heralded a darker work. On re-examination, there is much in Blackstar to suggest Bowie was saying goodbye, particularly the track Lazarus and the video for the title track, which opens with the image of a dead spaceman.

“The truth is of course that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”

―  David Bowie


  1. another Talented Star to glow brightly in some distant galaxy.

  2. RIP David. Another great entertainer gone, but he will not be forgotten.


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