Ground control to Major Tom…

commencing countdown engines on.

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As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?

David Bowie

The image is a little fuzzy, scanned from a badly faded photograph that I took back in August of 1983, but the memories are vivid from when David Bowie played at the biggest rock concert ever to hit Alberta, Canada. It was a hot summer afternoon in Edmonton at the Commonwealth Stadium in front of a crowd of 60,000 people. David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, and The Tubes…

This was back in the day of no cell phones, no instant videos posted to social media, and when you went to a concert you gambled on being searched and your gear confiscated. Being young and invincible I assumed that my bag would be searched and took the risk of hiding my camera on my body.

It was an amazing performance: Ashes to Ashes, Let’s Dance, Fame, and Space Oddity to name a few.

And what do I do with the time I’ve got left? I guess you release another album just days before your death. A brilliant one at that. A truly inspirational man of many talents who left behind a huge body of work to inspire us.

His words echo in my head…and the stars look very different today.