“Never Bored, So I’ll Never Get Old”: Farewell to David Bowie.

January 16, 2016
“Never Bored, So I’ll Never Get Old”: Farewell to David Bowie.

David Bowie was a master of storytelling, of theatricality, of stagecraft, of audience misdirection. He may have been a musician first and foremost, but he was constantly playing with imagery and appearance, presenting himself and his work in new and different ways. He could walk onstage with an acoustic guitar and command the attention of everyone in the room, or he could fashion elaborate spectacles with hundreds of moving parts. He knew the key to magic was in letting everyone see just enough, and no more. He understood the spotlight, and he knew when standing in darkness would create a more powerful effect. And right up to the end, he continued to blur the lines between his art and his showmanship.  He effectively dropped out of sight for ten years after a health scare...
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