Monday, January 11, 2016

Waking up

david bowie candy clark the man who fell to earth
David Bowie and Candy Clark in Nicholas Roeg's 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth.
The Complete and Total Loser's clock radio woke him at 5:35 a.m. today with the blare of a rock chord. This puzzled the Loser because the radio was on a public radio station that plays the BBC World News station from midnight to six a.m. Usually, the Loser wakes to the gentle sound of a man reading the news in received pronunciation English. 
The reason was, of course, that the story was about the death of David Bowie. 
The Loser liked Bowie and the movie The Man Who Fell to Earth still ranks in his top five. The Loser admires that he died on his own terms; friends and family only, no media circus. 
The Loser will no doubt approach his own demise like the needy coward that he is, but he'll try to have at least some of Bowie's resolve and dignity.

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