Monday, January 11, 2016

Goodbye Ziggy

Yesterday, the spouse and I watched David Bowie's video for "Lazarus" after Gordon mentioned that a new video was out. The kid said "I saw it last week" and we were like "why didn't you tell us!" It was great, though not as haunting as the "Blackstar" video.

Last night about midnight I was having a deep dream when the kid ran in, shoved a phone screen in my face and announced: "David Bowie is dead!" The kid was actually pretty upset. She's a huge fan (and, being 12, only a very recent one) so this was a major blow. It's actually a blow to us as well... to all of us.

Being a parent, my first response was "why are you still up?" My second response was "I think I dreamed this" and the spouse and I spent some time trying to figure out if it was true. I woke up thinking it was a hoax or a dream -- frankly, I was pretty out of it last night.

Goodbye Jareth
Avatar of Loki, vehicle for aliens
With your farseeing eye
With your deep, deep knowledge

I don't know where you've gone, but I'm sure it's someplace interesting
Someplace UP

Safe journey Major Tom


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