Every Man has a Blackstar

It sounds like an internet hoax but just like reading the Inquirer odds are they’re going to report a real story once in a while. This is a cool story that adds to the awesomeness of David Bowie and Elvis Presley.

photo from theguardian.com

These two giants of song shared a birthday but they also knew someday their physical form wouldn’t last as long as their legacy. In a finding that may have started, or at least been passed through Moby, there is another connection and it is a Blackstar.

Elvis Presley lyrics
Every man has a black star
A black star over his shoulder
And when a man sees his black star
He knows his time, his time has come

Black star don’t shine on me, black star
Black star keep behind me, black star
There’s a lot of livin’ I gotta do
Give me time to make a few dreams come true, black star

Elvis recorded a song found above that was originally called “Black star” the lyrics are haunting as it describes a man who knows his time has come.  The Elvis song was eventually changed and released as a song called “Flaming Star” to go with his 1960 western movie of the same name starring Barbara Eden.

David Bowie released the awesome album Blackstar before his death earlier this year.  The album continues to intrigue and surprise us.   Newly revealed is the fact that the Blackstar logo on the vinyl album cover, when exposed to sunlight, opens up a new galaxy of stars as seen below.

photo from gigwise.com

Shine on Mr. Bowie.  We love and miss you.

 

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About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. spoolgoinground@yahoo.com My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/spool-going-round/about-spool-going-round.html#ixzz1Bfx7V0ug
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