To say David Bowie was a musician is like saying the Pacific is a bit of water. Today's tragic news, like the news last week of the passing of formerly immortal rock god Lemmy. There is always a shock around these passings, because between them it's easy to update your internal database to fit everything in, either our rock and roll stars are dead already, as it should be, or they continue to live, as it should be. Any disruption of that system reminds us that we're all going, and the only thing that should be is that we all take the trip up to the great gig in the sky. Except Keith Richards, who will wander the ash-filled wasteland looting pharmacies forever.

Written under duress by Steven.
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