Why is today- to my mind- like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Halloween, and Easter all rolled into one fabulous package? What is special today?
How is this day different from all other days?
Today is the anniversary of the most important event in the history of rock and roll music.
Because on this day in 1947 a Starman, an immortal demigod of music and fashion, came unto us lowly humans. He shed a magical and mystical light upon a world that was otherwise dull and gray. He told stories in song. He gave us allegories that taught us the frail nature of our lives. His music offered us transcendence. He invented the mullet that is so popular among southern lesbians. He wore super-tight body suits and painted his face.
David Bowie is 66 today.
I love him so.
We’re lucky we have him.
He has a new album coming out soon, March supposedly. The title is The Next Day. And while we have to wait two more months for David Bowie to release his new album (and for my dad to BECOME AS OLD AS DAVID BOWIE) we don’t have to wait to listen.
So. Here. My gift to you. The full video for David Bowie’s first single in a decade: Where Are We Now?