David Bowie’s birthday was on Friday which is also when he released his final album, Blackstar. But isn’t that the most elegant exit? A video for the song Lazarus is now available with the opening lyrics, “Look up here, I’m in heaven”. According to those close to him, this is how he planned it for his fans, for the world, how he wanted to say goodbye.
The video is exhilarating and challenging. Here is an artist at the end, but an artist to the end. Every movement, every moment, every action, every expression on his face, through his limbs, is deliberately meant as a message. His body is every emoji. It’s time for him to go back to being a star, way out there.
For me personally, it was a hard watch. My mother lives with an incurable illness. She spends at least 3 months in the hospital every year. She’s only slightly younger than David Bowie. I worry often about when she’s going to “leave her capsule”. We all have our own interpretations, we all bear our worries and our sadnesses differently. And we don’t cover Sad Smut here at LaineyGossip. So how about this…
The news about David Bowie was confirmed a couple of hours after the end of the Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais. David Bowie is probably one of the few people Ricky would never sh-t on. Instead, Ricky let David sh-t on him. The AV Club reminded me of this yesterday. It was funny then and it’s still funny now. Really, really, really funny. Click here to watch.
Also funny, the note David once sent Ricky in response to a cheeky note that Ricky sent to him for his birthday.