Today is David Bowie’s 66th birthday! Even though it feels like his special 50th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden was only 5-7 years ago!
And today he has released the 1st single in a decade which is called “Where are we now?” and it is a dedication to Berlin; nostalgic wandering through the streets of the city. It’s a simple, but thoughtful piece, and I find the puppets pretty disturbing, they seem to be tied to the past. They don’t move – they cannot run away from the memories. Divided Berlin, drugged kids at the Zoo station, underground scene in Kreuzberg…
But it was a productive time.
Bowie lived in Berlin between 1976 and 1979, creating his “Berlin Trilogy” of albums “Low,” Heroes,” and “Lodger” in that period. (DW, 2013)
Happy birthday, David Bowie; we are happy you had many valuable moments in Berlin in the 70s and now you’re sharing those with us!
P.S. Is the lady next to him Yoko Ono’s mum?