Blackstar

Like so many of us, I've been listening to David Bowie's Blackstar over and over these past few days. I have not been so emotionally unmoored by a work of art in a long time. It is devastating and uplifting and reminds me why we create art, why we need art. Bowie recorded this at The Magic Shop in NYC, the studio I called home for over six years. I was not involved with the project, but I would pass him in the hallways, and sometimes I could hear bass lines and kick drums through the ceiling. I had no idea what he and his fellow musicians, artists, producers and engineers were creating in the studio. I had no idea.