Happy 70th birthday, David!
(Sorry I bumped the “reported dead” thread. I immediately regretted it upon reading those words again.)
When I heard that today would have been his 70th, I decided we should celebrate. I pulled out Aladdin Sane and taught my 7 year-old daughter how to put a record on a turntable. We danced and sang along with the lyrics to track 1, Time, which features the notable quote, "“Oh, God I’m still alive.”
Later I blasted Modern Love over my new mic to my Overwatch teammates and blew a fuse in the process.
Now the house is dark and the family’s asleep and I opened up a new copy of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars that I picked up for myself while Christmas shopping. I’ve never heard this album. I got out the headphones and turned it up loud. It’s amazing, of course, and I read the lyric sheet with the music. Then, during a Mick Ronson solo on Moonage Daydream, I clicked over to facebook Scrabble. Rearranged my rack, and discovered…