Ashes to dust tears to wind
-so, yeah, I wrote a haiku
The title of this post comes from “Day In Day Out”, the first single off David Bowie’s Never Let Me Down, the album which helped me get through the dark bad parts of 1987 and the whole of the terrible year that followed. Go have a listen to it, if you have a chance, the access and the inclination. Back in the day, Rolling Stone‘s Steve Pond called it “something of a mess”1, and oh yes, indeedy, it is, but so was I then, and eighteen-nineteen year old me appreciated that there was an old fart out there who seemed to get messed up and weird from the gut to the skin, instead of just wear it for money.
RIP, sir. Thank you.
1 psst … “Shining Star (Making My Love)” is one of my favorite tunes on that album.