Much will be said over the next days and weeks. Here, just a few thoughts, images and videos. Plus bits from a 2002 interview, as Bowie reflects on the 21st century and his own path of glam, actor, and experiment, in art, film, music and culture.
Blackstar: A Eulogy to Himself
The powerful new release, coming on the heels of a 69th birthday. Could it be better orchestrated. As his friend and longtime collaborator Tony Visconti says:
He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. 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.
There are and will be many journalists, fans and fellow artists who will talk about and write about Bowie. Here are a few links to items that have popped up throughout the day.
Bowie’s 100 favorite books
Brian Eno considers David.
Interview with David Bowie
A parting gift from David.
And finally. A few clips from a 2002 interview. David reflects on the 21st century and his influences over the decades. Plus a few choice tracks to enjoy.