TRACK OF THE DAY – Bowie – ‘Lazarus

There’ll be much written about his incredible legacy over the next few days. For now, as the shock gives way to grief let’s celebrate his music, his art. Only Bowie could release a video called ‘Lazarus’ three days before his death … in hindsight the clues are all there  – it’s beautiful, eerie and incredibly moving – and it’s his goodbye and last gift to us all. What an amazing inspirational artist.

Bowie’s long-time musical collaborator Tony Visconti has paid tribute via his  facebook page – “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.”

Genius, maverick, innovator, we’ll not see his like again.

Look up here, I’m in heaven

I’ve got scars that can’t be seen

I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen

Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I’m in danger

I’ve got nothing left to lose

I’m so high it makes my brain whirl

Dropped my cell phone down below

Ain’t that just like me

By the time I got to New York

I was living like a king

Then I used up all my money

I was looking for your ass

This way or no way

You know, I’ll be free

Just like that bluebird

Now ain’t that just like me

Oh I’ll be free

Just like that bluebird

Oh I’ll be free

Ain’t that just like me

RIP BOWIE – Stardust to StardustBOWIE GIF

Liverpool music community tributes to Bowie

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