Tune in for a tribute to David Bowie featuring music from Steve Nieve, Ozark Henry, Seu Jorge, Nile Rogers, Neil Young, Lord Huron, The Districts, Ricky Gervais, Andrea Bocelli, Heartless Bastards, Flight of The Concords, The Claudettes and David Bowie.
It’s a shock and extremely sad but if you listen to his last three albums you hear the struggle with coming to grips with his own mortality–I’m just watching the film that came with “Reality” and there’s David literally digging his own grave and interviewing himself about death, art and the supernatural. “Never Get Old” has been running through my head along with “Where Are We Now” and so many other indicators that Bowie was sharing these very scary thoughts and ruminations while keeping his personal life so carefully hidden. So much to process right now (while I’m already at work on tonight’s show) that I can’t even finish my thoughts. Also that very simple but moving video of “Valentines Day” where he’s playing air guitar and talking about his tiny face and scrawny hands” and “how he feels…” All by himself out of breath and so vulnerable