Full of surprises to the end, David Bowie planned his death with just as much precision - and even more passion - as anything he did in life. UPDATE: this incredibly well-researched article about what Bowie was doing in his last 18 months gets more specific about the timelines of some of the events mentioned below, and contradicts or improves upon a few of my suppositions; when I get time I will hopefully change this list to reflect this new information.An innovator in every sense, he orchestrated in minutia every aspect of his incredibly diverse and prolific career. That alone cemented his legend. But Bowie himself was a work of art, and he consciously treated his imminent end as the final chapter. Even at age 69, Bowie proved to the very end that he was oh so far ahead of his time. Would that we could all die with such grace, let alone live such a full life. In an entirely un-maudlin way, Bowie left everyone a parting gift of his some of his best music ever - along with some other artifacts as you will see below - to fill the gaping hole his death leaves in all of us.
LAZARUS PHOTO SPREAD IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE Blue, blue, electric blue, Thats the colour of my room... The current issue of New York magazine (November 30th - December 13) has a double-page spread of pictures from Lazarus rehearsals taken by Jan Versweyveld. See DavidBowie.com for more #Lazarus #LazarusNYTW #TJNewton #TMWFTE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID BOWIE AND Thats the message that I sent... Why is this man so happy? Is it because its his 69th birthday or that he has released his 28th studio album today and its a corker? Who knows, but were sure youll want to join us in congratulating him on both. Many happy returns of the day to David Bowie and (Fashion fans may like to note that our man is wearing Thom Browne) #Blackstar #imablackstar #BlackstarAlbum #BowieBirthday #BowieBrowne