When I got home from work on Sunday, I felt terrible and didn't know why. I thought I was coming down with something. I attempted to draw today's comic while listening to David Bowie's new album, Blackstar, but after sketching and erasing the first panel multiple times over the 10-minute course of the song "Blackstar," I accepted that I was having a Bad Art Day and decided to finish the comic, and the album, on Monday.
Given that the album came out on Friday, I'm sure I'm not the only person who already had plans to listen to it when they learned that Bowie had died.
I've listened to a lot of music in my adult life, but with a few exceptions, it's generally been from the mid-90's forward. It's only recently, with the advent of Apple Music, that I've started listening to older stuff. Specifically, my love for Pink Floyd has recently got me looking at 70's music. I listened to a bunch of Queen in the last few months of 2015, and over the last month or so, I had been catching up on my Bowie. I'd fallen in love with albums like The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Diamond Dogs, Low and Aladdin Sane, having listened to each of those at least twice while drawing various BDK strips throughout December.
He was still impacting at least one life for the first time even in the last month of his. There's your summary of David Bowie.
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