If you’re ever sad remember the world is 4543 billion years old, and you were lucky enough to live at the same time as David Bowie
By Steve Newton
Talk about a shocker.
Got up at the usual 7 this morning, realized there was no instant coffee–and no wife awake to make me a latte–so went straight to the cell phone.
Saw a tweet about a new concert announcement that needed blogging, so headed over to the computer, clicked on the straight.com home page, and couldn’t believe my freakin’ eyes:
David Bowie dead at age 69 after cancer battle read the headline.
It can’t be.
I didn’t even know he was ill.
Now it’s over 12 hours later, and I still find it hard to comprehend the music world without David Bowie, the Thin White Duke.
Or as I like to remember him best: Ziggy Stardust.
I vividly recall the first time I experienced Bowie. The day before my 16th birthday–on April 13, 1973–he released Aladdin Sane, and a few days later my…
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