Tag Archives: Five Years

Your Face…

20 Mar

Photo © Brian Aris

Your face, your race, the way that you talk—
I kiss you, you’re beautiful, I want you to walk.

Song Five Years by David Bowie

Still feeling pain about DB’s death. 

I think that David Bowie chose “not-his-usual” musicians to perform on Blackstar because if he used his usual musicians, they would have instinctively known what was going on with his health because of their years of history of performing with him. It might have been too heavy for them to deal with and contain.


I Thought Of Ma

17 Mar

Photograph A Wet Foggy Day by John Beeby, New York, 1899

It was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor.
And I thought of Ma and I wanted to get back there.

Song Five Years by David Bowie

Looking So Fine!

15 Mar

milk shake

I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour—
drinking milk shakes cold and long;
Smiling and waving and looking so fine!

Song Five Years by David Bowie


Somebody People

13 Mar
nyc 1900

Prince Street, NYC, 1900. Near the neighborhood where David Bowie lived.

All the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
I never thought I’d need so many people

Song Five Years by David Bowie

Everything In There

11 Mar

brain tonic

My brain hurt like a warehouse
it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things
to store everything in there

Song Five Years by David Bowie

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