If you've been anywhere near the interwebs since Monday, fan or not, you've likely faced an onslaught of Bowie tributes of every size and stripe. Before we begrudgingly move on, here's a wrap-up of some of the ones I enjoyed the most.
Michael Paulson at the New York Times examines the how the stage show and song 'Lazarus' now resonate in the days following Bowie's death: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/theater/after-david-bowie-death-lazarus-holds-new-meaning-for-fans.html?_r=0
One of the first thoughts I had upon realizing Bowie recorded this album as his "parting gift" was the last Johnny Cash/Rick Rubin collaboration that mined similar territory. Geoff Edgers at Washington Post looks at that album and several others that were made while facing mortality: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/david-bowie-and-the-sad-inspiring-history-of-making-art-while-dying/2016/01/13/72f85030-b94b-11e5-829c-26ffb874a18d_story.html
A glowing tribute from legend Nile Rodgers:
Scott Beggs @ Indiewire stole the thoughts right from my brain on this one. The Prestige is fantastic. Find it immediately if you're a fan who hasn't seen it: http://www.indiewire.com/article/the-magical-david-bowie-performance-nobody-appreciates-nearly-enough-20160111
The rare public vulnerability of Iggy Pop:
Perhaps the most unexpectedly moving tribute from Tim Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks Band), the bassist that worked with him during his final sessions:http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blackstar-bassist-on-bowie-the-greatest-musician-ive-ever-heard-20160111
|From The New Yorker|