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Black Star [Jan. 11th, 2016|01:03 pm]
Tony Grist
You don't have to be the sex on your birth certificate or the nationality on your passport or the person you were last week.

That's the legacy of David Bowie. He also wrote some bitching toonz.

He was a portent. He belongs with Byron and Wilde- artists whose most enduring creation is a persona.

Because of him we're all shapeshifters now. He has impressed us with the knowledge of our own fluidity.

He ran through many lifetimes in the time it takes most of us to manage one. In the end, with his body breaking down, he danced and sang his own dying. He'd done it before. Into the wardrobe goes one twitching marionette, then- brief pause- out pops another.

Thank you for amazing us, David. Don't be a stranger.

Come back soon.
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From: cmcmck
2016-01-11 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'm the sex on my BC but that would be because it got changed! :o)

He always accepted that there were people like me in the world and that mattered hugely.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-11 03:44 pm (UTC)
He changed the world. Simple as...
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2016-01-11 04:02 pm (UTC)
Because of him we're all shapeshifters now.

It's a good blessing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-11 04:53 pm (UTC)
He served human freedom.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-01-11 05:38 pm (UTC)
Because of him we can all be shapeshifting post-humans.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-12 09:44 am (UTC)
We can be anything we want.
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[User Picture]From: solar_diablo
2016-01-11 06:35 pm (UTC)
A very worthy eulogy, thank you.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-12 09:45 am (UTC)
Thank you
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[User Picture]From: qatsi
2016-01-11 10:29 pm (UTC)
I think your comparison with Byron and Wilde is apt. Thank you for pointing it out.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-12 09:46 am (UTC)
I reckon he's as important as either of them- one of the defining figures of his (our) era.
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