Found the words. Bowie 1947-2016

It has taken a couple of days, but I have found my way to writing down what could not be written on Monday. It came as a strange realization last night while discussing Bowie with the wife.

I mentioned to her that all of my favorite musicians are now dead.

All of them.

There are many still around that I enjoy, but my pantheon is no more. Bowie, without me even realizing it, was the last to ride to Valhalla. Now only mere mortals and a few scattered demi-gods remain.

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Elvis

John-Lennon

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Croce

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Martin/Davis Jr/Sinatra

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Maynard Ferguson

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Miles Davis

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Johnny Mercer

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Nilsson

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Johnny Cash

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and now Bowie.

Of those Demi-gods left behind, only one or two are worth mentioning. Bacharach and Willy Nelson among them.

Sobering.

Read this post on aintitcool.com. An excellent look at the man’s life and work.

speak now, or forever hold it

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