Monday, January 11, 2016

Plastic Soul

David Bowie (1947-2016)

(Photo: Leonhard Foeger / Reuters)

Ground Control to Major Tom. Take your protein pills and put your helmet on ... For here am I sitting in my tin can. Far above the world. Planet Earth is blue. And there's nothing I can do. 

Now he knows what we do not.  So turn and face the strange.

1 comment:

  1. the only time bowie and i were in the same room, he was performing in buffalo

    the opening act were the supporting singers and musicians - after a few numbers the crowd made known their impatience for the main event - when the last number prior to bowie was announced, the singer said pointedly, "thank you, BALTIMORE"

    only years later, when i moved to baltimore myself, did i realize what an insult had been intended

    the bowie album i have listened to again and again is "let's dance", with stevie ray vaughan on lead guitar - even sober, i still enjoy it

    "for fear tonight is all" - as it eventually will be, inevitably - who knows the day or the hour?


Please feel free to thrill all humankind with the brilliance and importance of You. And forgo all civility (especially the passive-aggressive sort, aggression masquerading as mildness) . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

But, consider: Dogs have short attention spans, don't tolerate bullies, and we're notoriously thin-skinned -- so make sense, be brief, and play nice, or I'll bite you and pee on your leg. Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark.