No Plan
January 8, 2017 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Today would have been David Bowie's 70th Birthday, and he's released a transfixing new video, No Plan.

No Plan is one of three tracks that Bowie recorded during the ★ sessions that were also part of the Lazarus show on Broadway. Here is Sophia Anne Caruso singing No Plan from the Cast Album, recorded the day after Bowie's death in 2016.
posted by hippybear (19 comments total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
That was really beautiful.
posted by rtha at 11:42 AM on January 8 [1 favorite]

Those aren't tears just mist on my windows
posted by dis_integration at 11:46 AM on January 8

I lost my dad eight weeks ago. This hurt so much to watch and hear but also felt so real and true. Just out of view. Not quite yet.
posted by Made of Star Stuff at 11:49 AM on January 8 [8 favorites]

*hugs Made of Star Stuff*
posted by hippybear at 12:18 PM on January 8 [4 favorites]

posted by Secretariat at 1:11 PM on January 8

Putting this on the list for later (aka when I can go there). Thanks!
posted by heyho at 1:40 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]

I always thought there should have been a sequel to The Man Who Fell to Earth.
posted by Bringer Tom at 1:41 PM on January 8

This is really good: thanks hippybear. I was curious if the Foxgrove Road street sign had any significance: apparently it does:
1969 Jan: Made film Love You Till Tuesday
March: Moved to Flat 1, 24 Foxgrove Road, Beckenham
April: Met Angie Barnett
May: Started Beckenham Arts Club at Three Tuns, Beckenham.
July: Space Oddity single
(source: David Bowie: The South London Years).
posted by misteraitch at 1:54 PM on January 8 [5 favorites]

That's how it is for everyone, huh? People do watch, but once you fade into the distance like a rocket, so do they.

I love the saxophone part.

Thanks, hippybear.
posted by ob1quixote at 3:18 PM on January 8

Simply beautiful.
posted by ottereroticist at 3:56 PM on January 8

prodigiously creative as always; even from the great beyond. If you get the chance to see the movie "David Bowie Is" (I think distribution was limited) it's amazing because he kept everything, and you get to see all of his old notebooks, even a couple teenage sketches. Projects never fully realized, like a sci-fi movie and so on. Just boundless imagination; he continues to impress and inspire.
posted by GospelofWesleyWillis at 4:40 PM on January 8 [2 favorites]

Lovely song. The rocket leaving orbit kinda wrecked me.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:14 PM on January 8 [2 favorites]

Here is Henry Rollins Jan 8, show devoted to Bowie, tonight streaming on KCRW, and archived.
posted by Brian B. at 8:42 PM on January 8 [3 favorites]

Happy Bowiemas!
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 8:58 PM on January 8 [5 favorites]

Holy shit.
posted by wallabear at 11:40 PM on January 8

Oh how I miss knowing he's somewhere on the same planet as me. It feels awfully lonely now.
posted by kariebookish at 4:54 AM on January 9 [3 favorites]

The rocket leaving orbit kinda wrecked me.

It's the biggest rocket I could find,
And it's holding the night in its arms
If only for a moment.
I can't see the look in its eyes,
But I'm sure it must be laughing.
posted by flabdablet at 5:19 AM on January 9

I posted a bunch of music to my Facebook today, and in so doing I came across “Valentine's Day,” which I hadn't heard before and really liked.

Wishing you all thought, peace, and grace on this day.
posted by ob1quixote at 12:20 PM on January 10

Oh, and as this is the anniversary of his death, that made today Bowienalia!

I propose we really need to work a proper festival for these dates. It's like Christmas and Easter side-by-side.

Happy first annual Bowienalia, everyone. Everyone's a hero, at least for one day.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 7:34 PM on January 10

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