Thursday, January 14, 2016


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:

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:

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:

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:   
From The New Yorker

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