When David Bowie died just a few days after his [Blackstar](https://music.apple.com/de/album/blackstar/1059043043?l=en " Blackstar by David Bowie“) album was released, I listened to the song Lazarus from the album. “Everybody knows me now” - profound! What I learned from all of this changed my outlook on life forever - from that point forward, you can just color me inspired.

As I understand it, Bowie knew about his illness a year and half before his 69th birthday (when Blackstar was released) and probably knew the cancer would do him in soon. He kept that private though and worked hard, somehow managing to create what I consider to be his greatest work. As I approach the same age with my own set of (fortunately less critical) challenges, I have to say that Bowie’s story is a gift for the rest of us.

A few things I said on my own blogs may shed some light on what I’m trying to say here:


The artist knowing his demise is imminent, reaches deep into his heart keenly aware that it’s still beating. There’s time to say what must be said.


Even as time grows shorter, it’s never too late to do the things you dream of doing. It’s never too late until it’s too late.

Thanks David Bowie!


This Was Originally Posted To A Site Called Just Good Music

Back in the day (17 years ago), a group of friends and I started a site called Just Good Music. It lived for years - and caught eyes - to such an extent that we were approached by record compnaies to write reviews … remember records?

And then a fatal error in 2014 - by yours truly - and the site was gone. ☹️

The Wayback machine still has it in their archives. If you are interested, you can find it here.

Fast Forward and the domain had a bit of a rebirth with some good people from the Micro Blog community. We got some good posts - but it really never caught on. So, the site was taken down and those posts moved to here. This is one of the posts - look up to the top right - that is who wrote the original post.

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