David Bowie, rockstar, celebrated his birthday this morning by releasing the single for his first new album in over ten years. The album is scheduled to come out, according to Wikipedia,on March 12th in the United States, March 8th in Australia, March 11th everywhere else. The album is called The Next Day, and the single is called "Where are we now?"
That's the news. On to the personal stuff: This is weird.
I mean, it's not weird for Bowie. This actually seems pretty tame compared to, like, Ziggy Stardust. But the last time David Bowie came out with something new was 2003. I was 14 at the time -- I barely knew what music was. I certainly didn't know how significant David Bowie was, or how much I was eventually going to like him.
So this is the first time I've ever been around for the actual, present moment of David Bowie, like, happening in real life. And I'm here for it on the day. I'm a fairly skeptical person, but this is one of those kinds of events that one's brain just refuses not to interpret as significant.
So, yes, I am absolutely buying the new David Bowie album on March 12th.