Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Certain Sense of Style

“Look up here, I’m in heaven / I’ve got scars that can’t be seen,” sings a frail, blindfolded David Bowie from a hospital bed in his video for “Lazarus,” released four days before his death on January 10. In this haunting farewell, a bedridden Bowie writhes as he levitates above his sheets, then dances backwards into a coffin-like wardrobe. “Look up here man, I’m in danger / I’ve got nothing left to lose,” he sings, dropping hints at the 18-month battle with cancer he kept hidden from the public.

Named for the biblical character whom Jesus restored to life four days after his death, “Lazarus” is off Bowie’s last album, Blackstar, released last week to coincide with his 69th birthday. With this hyperintentional timing, the artist performed his own death. “His death was no different from his life — a work of Art,” wrote Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti in a tribute. “He made ‘Blackstar’ for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.”

Extraordinary says it all regarding the kind of work this creative genius did in not being afraid to lay it out for all to see. Yours truly will miss him big time for his intellect, daring and above all else, his certain sense of style, an essence few will ever possess as we move further into 2016.

Memorizing says it all.

Had to put in this amazing version of Let's Dance. Smoking hot says it all. :)

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