Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie

Wow … sad, but a life lived to the fullest, even if I may not have agreed with everything he did or was reputed to do. I was not a fan but I respected him as an artist. Liked some of his songs, such as “Heroes”, “Ziggy Stardust”, “Ashes to Ashes” to name a few, and dug his weird onscreen persona (see especially The Man Who Fell to Earth).

This has been an unsettling couple of weeks for me. Many artists who I have respected and enjoyed over the years have died – Kurt Masur, who I saw at the New York Philharmonic ten or so years ago, Pierre Boulez, of whom I have a dozen or so of his conducting performances on CD, Lemmy, who I’ve listened to off and on over the past thirty years dating back to my college days, and now Bowie.


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