David Bowie

From his Ziggy Stardust album, David Bowie’s swan song “Rock and Roll Suicide”* at his 1990 Tokyo concert

I had the privilege of meeting David Bowie briefly during the overdubbing of his film Man Who Fell To Earth. He had wanted to make a production note, but said he didn’t have a pen. I looked around the control room, found one, and rushed it down to him. I handed it to him eagerly, saying something like: “Here’s one.” Fixing me with those unique eyes of his, he responded in a lilting English accent:

“Thank you. That was terribly civilized of you.”

He was a gentleman and a quick study, as my friend, and re-recording sound mixer Michael, observed.

Also too, he got a shout out today from, all places, CNBC.

David Bowie sings: “Look up here, I’m in heaven” in this eerie death bed farewell.

See you in the afterlife, Brother.

You humans have begun an endless unfolding of an almost infinite panorama, a limitless expanding of never-ending, ever-widening spheres of opportunity for exhilarating service, matchless adventure, sublime uncertainty, and boundless attainment.  ―The Urantia Book

*Excerpt of lyrics from Rock and Roll Suicide, by David Bowie:

Oh no love, you’re not alone
You’re watching yourself but you’re too unfair
You got your head all tangled up but if i could only
Make you care

Oh no love, you’re not alone
No matter what or who you’ve been
No matter when or where you’ve seen
All the knives seem to lacerate your brain
I’ve had my share, I’ll help you with the pain
You’re not alone


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