No Plan

As you all know, one year ago today was the day the great David Bowie died, two days after his 69th birthday and release of his masterpiece “Blackstar”.  Two days ago, on what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, an EP titled “No Plan” came out.  I’ve been listening to it non-stop ever since.

It starts with “Lazarus”, a great song (and video) originally released on “Blackstar” which includes the unforgettable line “Look up here, I’m in heaven“.

Next is the title track “No Plan”, which seems to have been written from the perspective of someone who has died.

The third track, “Killing a Little Time”, concerns Bowie’s anger at no longer being able to write more songs because of his death.

The last track, “When I Met You”, wraps up the EP in experimental fashion with noted use of vocal overlays, which evokes a mysterious and spiritual sense.

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4 thoughts on “No Plan

  1. By the time I got to New York
    I was living like a King
    Then I used up all my money
    I was looking for your ass

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    • So prescient Lazarus what you wrote in September 2014:

      “New York City — my old stomping grounds — a modern day $odom and Gomorrah — the sewers are cleaner than the streets — the Republican Party owns a suite in Trump Tower where they put on Burlesque shows every Thursday night. It’s nothing to worry about. Libertarians are fine.

      ‘Come on up for the rising'”

      Of course, Bowie may have read it and incorporated it into that lyric. Still, you foresaw the rise of Donald Trump long before there was even any indication he was to run.

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  2. Pingback: Music Monday: Lazarus | IPR-X

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