Want An Axe To Break The Ice, Wanna Come Down Right Now.

It’s hard to imagine a world without Major Tom or Ziggy Stardust. Hail and farewell David Bowie.

Check out this short appreciation of Bowie by Mark Dery, author of All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters, who says,

We live in an age where no one is ugly, an article of P.C. faith whose corollary is, of course, that no one is beautiful, but like Wilde I believe devoutly that beauty, and certainly style, can be their own profundity.

11 Comments

  1. Ann Koplow

    Thanks, Chris. <3

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  2. Gina W.

    This was such a sad and shitty day to wake up today. Rest in Peace David Bowie.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Fortunately we have his music to bring us a little peace.

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  3. Margot

    Aw, man! That was so sad a surprising to learn about today. Thanks for posting this video—it’s perfect. Do you know when and where it’s from?

    On a lighter note, here’s a video by the Flight of the Conchords, who never fail to cheer me up, called the Bowie Song.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That was hilarious. I realize it’s a few years old but it’s still a brilliant tribute to Bowie. I don’t know where and when the video I posted is from, but “Ashes To Ashes” is my favorite Bowie song. I know that puts me in a very small minority but I just love the verbal weirdness of it.

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  4. Sandra

    I am truly so very sad. That is all.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I am too. Thank you for sharing your sadness here. Maybe misery loves company because it can often lessen it.

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  5. educationalmentorship

    Put on your red shoes and dance the blues. I hoped he would live forever. But his genius will. Thanks, Chris.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I always thought, like Major Tom, he’d simply drift away. And true fact: yesterday I wore my red shoes. A coworker said how much she liked them and I said, “They’re a tribute” and we both shared a moment of sadness.

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  6. Chuck Baudelaire

    To quote Ricky Gervais, I’ve lost a hero. Heads up: his final album is genius. Listen to it if you have a chance.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Thank you for the recommendation. It is genius. Not that I would have expected any less, but it helps that he went out with such an amazing swan song.

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