R.I.P. David Bowie


Dead at 69, of cancer.

Unlike many other music icons, Bowie didn’t become a nostalgia act. He stayed deeply involved throughout his life in making new music. I’d been hearing great things about his newest album (his 25th), and just mentioned yesterday to a friend that I had to make time to listen to it. This one hurts personally; Bowie was such a big part of my youth — so many of us made regular treks to the Tower Theater, just outside Philly, to see him perform. Philly loved Bowie.

He was a real artist.

Ziggy played guitar…