Monday, January 11, 2016
David Bowie has Merged with The Infinite
Edit: The New York Times is confirming Bowie's passing.
We are deeply, deeply sorry to say good-bye to this tremendous artist, especially as we had just purchased his latest album and had liked what we heard. He seemed ready for yet another round.
We will miss you, sir, and we know the world is better for what you brought us.
I will be honest with you - I am not sure the passing of someone I didn't know has seemed this... sad and devastating in years and years, and I can tell from the comments online, I'm far from alone.
For the past 30 minutes I've been trying to sort through social media and now traditional media sources stating that David Bowie has passed. It's on DavidBowie.com as news for January 10th and Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, has confirmed the passing. If this is a hoax, it seems intensely elaborate and cruel to Bowie's family and friends.
It's all a bit odd. He has tour dates on his site, and there's no mention of his illness prior to today. And this is far from the first time Bowie has been reported dead on social media.
I don't need to tell any of you about Bowie's legacy. You know. You have your favorite songs and albums.
My first date with Jamie was taking her to see Bowie and Nine Inch Nails at a venue that's been plowed under and is now a sprawling strip shopping center a few miles from my current home. That was October of 1995. Needless to say, we've both long been fans of the man's work.
I'll assume the stories are true and I'll head off to bed. I would like nothing better than to wake up and learn this was all a hoax or misunderstanding.