BlackstarR I P David Bowie.

He probably knew that this was his last album. I wonder if he knew how soon after it’s release he would be gone ? I just finished listening to it earlier this evening and as the final track - “I can’t give everything away” came to an end - I got a text from a friend in the UK asking if I knew? Knew what … and the rest? Well, you already know … Billboard Review’s headline : David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ Is Filled With Songs About Death and Doom I guess he knew a lot that we didn’t. Wikipedia - as I type : (my emphasis)

Blackstar (stylised as ) is the twenty-fifth and final studio album by English musician David Bowie. It was released on 8 January 2016, the date of Bowie’s 69th birthday and two days before his death,[3][4][5] through Bowie’s ISO Records label.

This world moves fast. ‘Core’ Lyrics to “I Can’t Give Everything Away”

I know something is very wrong The pulse returns for prodigal sons The blackout’s hearts with flowered news With skull designs upon my shoes

Seeing more and feeling less Saying no but meaning yes This is all I ever meant That’s the message that I sent

I can’t give everything I can’t give everything away I can’t give everything away

Bottom line - big thumbs up - even before I new he had passed.

There’s going to be a lot written about him. That isn’t my job, except to report that I feel a little weird listening to the last song, on the last album, of one of my favorite artists, and a massive part of the ‘soundtrack of my life’ and, as track and album came to an end - I hear that so has he.

R I P David Bowie.

this is the 1st post in my series of Bowie Tributes - enjoy

January 11, 2016