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Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do:( - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do:(
Despite their sharing the planet for over 30 years, many of them separately but famously, I never realized until this past Friday that Elvis Presley and David Bowie shared the same January 8 birthday. Friday's World Cafe featured both singers prominently, with both their own recordings and some awesome covers- including a Ry Cooder rendering of "Little Sister," but also this one (from an album that we have) of "Rebel Rebel" as reimagined by Seu Jorge:

So it made the shock of today's announcement of Bowie's death yesterday all the more palpable. From the well-named strains of "Space Oddity" I first heard in 1969, to the mid-70s ch-ch-ch-chords of "Changes" (a song I remember being a hit on AM radio out of Buffalo but not where I lived at the time), Bowie transcended categories- musical and otherwise.

A generation later, he expanded his performance range in our eyes and hearts forever, starring in Jim Henson's Labyrinth. Although the film never broke box office records, I was touched and surprised by the number of friends, from their 20s to their 60s, who referenced their RIPs of him today as the Goblin King. We probably would've watched it tonight, except we both had stupid long days, wanted to finish a re-watch of Endeavour, and most importantly the kids, not surprisingly (and quite appropriately), likely have our copy of the film. That should be righted by tomorrow night if I get to the library soon enough....

Commencing countdown, engines on. Check ignition and may God's love be with you:)
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