On the title track of “Blackstar,” the David Bowie record released just a couple of days before his death on January 10th, Bowie sings, “I’m not a pop star.” True, he was an attractive celebrity with hit records, great hair and a vaguely gender-bending past. But for me, and for his millions of fans, he was someone who simply made life less ordinary. Indeed, Bowie’s music made me feel alive for the first time. And if that sounds like overstatement, then perhaps you don’t get what music is about and what it can do.
Please watch the David Bowie Blackstar video, I Can’t Give Everything Away, truly “art” at its best!
Seeing more and feeling less
Saying no but meaning yes
This is all I ever meant
That’s the message that I sent.