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Prince songs you should check out

These are the Prince songs I love, in no particularly order… and I skipped the ones that everyone knows like “Purple Rain”:

1978 Soft and Wet

1979 Sexy Dancer

1980 Uptown

1981 Annie Christian (side 2 of the Controversy album is in my opinion one the mans best string of songs)

1984 Darling Nikki
One of the strangest and most intense songs I have ever heard

1985 Tamborine

1986 The first 3 songs from “Parade”, Prince goes all the way and it makes you instantly hooked on the album

1987 Sign o’ the Times
Prince created so many superb songs, but if I have to name one song that sums up everything, this would probably be the one, together with “If I Was Your Girlfriend” an unbelievable touchy song from the same album

1988 Alphabet Street
Go for the long version and don’t forget to check out the video

1989 Batman
Although “albums to accompany a movie” are usually made up from 1 or 2 great songs and lots of filler, this is certainly not the case with “Batman”. I would rate it among his 3 best albums.
Batman is BTW the best video clip of any artist I ever watched!

1990 Thieves in the Temple
Although Prince became more mainstream on his “Graffiti Bridge” album, this song is one of the best in his oeuvre.

1992 My Name Is Prince

Here I will stop. Prince made lots of interesting music right until his final HITNRUN albums and you should check them out, but for me it did not have the same intensity like the surprising, wild and adventurous songs I have mentioned above.

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Prince (1958-2016)

Today I was shocked to learn about the death of one of the most prolific artists the world learned to know since his first album release in 1978. Prince has been a huge influence to me and his career somewhat coincided with my aspirations to create music. I already been digging Prince’s music long before his big 1984 break through with the movie Purple Rain.

I loved “I Feel For You”  so much that I recorded my own version to understand how he could make such perfect music. Prince knew like no other to blend a mix of funk, soul, pop, rock and electronic music in a way that almost always resulted in pleasant, adventurous music. There was the 1981 album Controversy that to me truly was the eye opener of Prince’s mega talents. It resulted in a string of such great albums like “1999”, “Parade” but without any doubt 1987’s “Sign o’ the Times” was the crown on his career. I am glad that I could watch Prince in a live show in Rotterdam around that time  (although his guitar was so loudly mixed, I felt like it would made me deaf instantly). Besides the great music Prince had also a knack to create superb videos like ‘Alphabet Street’ and ‘Batman’.

In the early 90s I was still a fan and buying all his releases, but somewhere around  “Diamonds and Pearls” I felt that Prince started to follow the currents trends in stead of creating them. Of course the music was still top notch: Prince was music and music was Prince. He simply continued to create great music that may have been not so influential as his 80s work but still was very enjoyable to listen to. Until his final album (HITNRUN Phase 2) he did what he would do best.

I now can say I was extremely happy to witness his 2011 concert in Rotterdam (already 5 years ago) that started somewhere around midnight and was finished when the sun was about to rise. It was the best concert I witnessed: a superb band and wild funky jams.

It has been a pretty rough year so far with some many pillars that your youth was founded on, now falling away.

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Aachener Dom (Cathedral) and Domschatzkammer (Cathedral Treasury)

Aachen -like so many other German cities- clearly show the scars of World War II. The Allied Forces mercilessly bombed German cities of any importance in order to weaken the Nazi regime and Aachen was no exception. If not enough, Aachen also became in the frontline of an intense battle between the American and German army in October 1944, destroying large parts of the city. Luckily for us today some of the most important buildings were spared and still there to visit, among them the Aachener Dom.

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Aachener Dom area during World War II

Aachen is nowadays a city with some 250.000 inhabitants and is situated close to the Belgium and Dutch border. Besides the Aachener Dom the city center contains interesting buildings like the Rathaus and the Elisenbrunnen, an 18th century center for the rich Europeans that came to Aachen for its curing Mineral Wasser Brunnen (mineral water sources). Such buidlings remind us of Aachen’s rich and important place in European history. Of those buildings the Aachen’s Cathedral –Dom as the German people name it- is the most visible and important.

The history of the Dom goes back 1200 years when Charlemagne reigned in large parts of Europe and tried to restore the grandeur and importance of the Roman empire. Charlemagne made Aachen into one of his residences within his empire. In Aachen he would settle a few months throughout the year with his royal court. In later times, during the medieval age the Dom was used to crown the German emperors.

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Charlemagne as depicted in a 14th century bust

From the outside the Dom does not immediately impressed me like for example the Cologne Dom. It clearly consists of different parts that were built over very different periods and the ongoing constructions  make it difficult to get a good overall impression of the outside  the Dom. The entrance of the Dom might appear a bit underwhelming.

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The modest entrance of the Dom

We are entering here through one of the earliest stages of the church established by Charlemagne. In the entrance hall you pass by two very ancient Roman sculptures: a bronze pine cone and a wolf. Then you enter the main hall of the Dom. This is a very impressive experience: the decorations on the walls and ceilings are truly splendid.

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The decorations of the Dom’s ceilings.

Keep remembering though that what you see are treasures from very different periods. Some of the golden relics date from between 1000 to 1400. The main foundation of the church with its beautiful columns from marble and granite dates from the time of Charlemagne. The stained-glass windows are from relatively recent dates (post World War II).

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The stained-glass windows of the Dom.

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Civitatis Dei (Home of God), a beautiful mosaic.

After your visit to the Dom I advise you to go to a close location: the Dom Information Center. Here you can reserve your place for a guided tour that allows you to visit places that are not accessible for the common visitor. The tour takes around 45 minutes and takes place every hour. The admission fee is around 5 euro. In the same office you can buy tickets for the Domschatzkammer, the treasury of the Dom. Tickets for the treasury a little more expensive than the tour tickets, buit it is totally worth visiting the treasury for there are so many beautiful paintings, sculptures, textiles and other objects to see.

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Entrance to the treasury room

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I do not pretend to have a very extensive knowledge of European cathedrals but from the ones I have visited I can say that the Aachener Dom is among the most beautiful places to visit. The DomSchatzkammer contributes to the experience of visiting a place that clearly shows the rich and glorious past of Aachen.

Ewald Kegel, April 12th 2016, The Hague.

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IT Testing: Production Acceptance Test (PAT) -updated-

One of the more problematic aspects of acceptance testing for new IT systems is usually labelled the Operational Acceptance Test (OAT) or Production Acceptance Test (the abbreviation PAT will be used here after in this article). The goal of a PAT is to validate whether the system meets the requirements for the daily operation after a new IT system will be implemented in a live environment. With the PAT the quality concerns and acceptance criteria of system administrators and application managers can be addressed. The range, scope and objects of testing are depending on the release of the IT system to be implemented, typically you might see a mixing of dynamic and static testing. Typical examples of areas of testing  are validation of the backup/restore procedure, disaster recovery, maintenance tasks, system monitoring and logging, data exchange (on a technical level) and the technical implementation of web services, which all require dynamic testing. Usually the acceptors also perform static testing by checking if all deliverables (for example installation guides and other technical documents) have been received.

Similar discussions and question are being raised when discussing the PAT during a project: “in which environment should the PAT take place?” and “In what phase of the project should the PAT take place?”. Usually project people involved have already made their own presumptions as what the answers to these questions should be. The PAT will take place in the production (live) environment because the name PAT already makes clear what environment to use: Production Acceptance Test, so this test takes place in the live environment. To the second question as to when the PAT should take place the answer will most likely be combined with the answer to the first question: “In the live environment just before the system will go live” and in some instances you will have suggestions to perform the PAT after the go live of the new IT system.

There are multiple and urgent reasons why these answers above are unfavourable and could present the ones involved with testing with lots of issues. First of all testing in a live environment is in general a bad idea with any kind of testing, possibly leading to a multitude of issues. The most prominent one is that testing of any type needs data and test data will most probably lead to pollution of the live system. If not communicated you are prone to cause stress and confusion to users  especially when they suddenly are confronted by test data popping up  among their ‘real’ live data. Of course you might find yourself in the circumstance that there is a representative number of ‘real’ live data available so you can perform your test while entering live data possibly in combination with a freeze of the live environment.

If the PAT is not possible in another staging phase or non-live environment it means almost certainly there is a deviation between the live and non-live environment. Some times this is insurmountable, for example in situations where there is no equivalent of an interface between an internal and externally hosted, third party system and there is no alternative available like a simulated interface (a stub). In those cases it might also be unavoidable to perform tests in a live environment as this is the first opportunity to validate these type of interfaces. Also financial issues might come into play, when the additional expense of components like hardware or licenses can not justify the expenditure of an environment besides the live environment. Despite these exceptional situations the non-live environment should be a good representative (preferably a clone) of the live environment so all PAT related testing tasks can be performed before the go live of the IT system.

Another issue related to the PAT is that it more than often muffled into the end of the project or project phase. Usually it is planned somewhere after the User Acceptance Test (UAT) and before the go live date. The UAT usually will be the main focus during all test activities.  If the testers of the UAT give a ‘no go’ on base of their test results that means the project is delayed. Any delay in that phase means that the available time for the PAT is diminished and not unlikely completely skipped. For some reason the PAT testers have less power to halt the go live.

Actually this leads to strange situations where for the users a system can perform nicely on first sight more than often based on a limited set of test data. While in fact there is a risky situation: the procedures and tasks ‘behind the scene’ are not in place because the PAT could not count on a same level of priority as the UAT. Soon after go live the first problems usually arise because the IT system does not work as expected and I am not even going into cases like a system crash mercilessly shows that there is no back up procedure in place and important data is lost. Usually to tackle the problems from a badly or non performed PAT resources previously dedicated to the project are called back to give assistance to the system administrators, taking away these resources for new project activities.

When the users and business is generating test data in the non live environment it is a good idea to create test scenarios that can be used both by UAT and PAT testers and which will allow testers to validate their test scenarios. Examples are trying to generate logging when performing unauthorised transactions or mutations or thinking out specific test cases in consultation with the testers of the UAT that trigger aspects recognised important for the PAT.

The PAT needs a similar level of attention as the UAT that is usually considered of greater importance. The PAT needs careful and conscious planning when the over all planning for the project or project phase starts. This means the testers who will perform the PAT need to be involved early on in the project to allow them to see how the development and realisation of the IT system so they will be able to come to grips with the new system and carefully generate their test scenarios, supported by the test manager and his test team. Many aspects of the PAT do not have to wait until the final phase of the project as the non-live environment almost always is earlier in place than the live environment. The more conventional and basic tasks of future operation could be tested long before the go live date, relieving the stress from all activities that usually come together at the implementation of the new IT system.

Ewald Kegel, The Hague, April 11th 2016
(updated April 16th 2016)

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George Martin

In 2012 I felt very privileged to make a tour around the Abbey Road Studios in London. It was the same room in which one producer (George Martin) and a recently contracted group of musicians (The Beatles) 50 years earlier (in 1962) started out to revolutionize everything that popular music was about.

The first recordings (‘Love Me Do’ and ‘P.S. I Love You’) might not be clear indicators of what was to come, but in the years afterwards this would change. The highlights were some many I can not even mention them all, but I think with the songs ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’  and ‘I Am The Walrus’ George Martin and The Beatles created music that people will be listing to, enjoy, analyze for as long as mankind will be around on this planet.

From more recent interviews I understood that the aging process for Mr. Martin was a rather troublesome one, especially because of his diminishing hearing capabilities. Nevertheless I think it is fair to state that Mr. Martin lived a life so full and he will remembered for a long time because of his genius for creating music arrangements and his extreme inventivity when it came to music production. A true source of inspiration for every aspiring musician and producer.

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Movie review: “London has Fallen”

I must admit that when I saw the trailer of “London Has Fallen” in the cinema before the movie “Everest”  started, it looked like an interesting movie to visit. It seemed like an ultimate, unimaginable catastrophe hitting upon our civilized society: a terrorist attack that would make the September 11th 2001 attack on the World Trade Center make like a triviality, so to speak.

A few days ago I watched the predecessor of the movie “Olympus Has Fallen”, the main theme of that movie dealing with the attack of North Korean terrorists on the White House. In many respects the two movies are identical. There is the same three part sequel of events: A. an introduction to the events, B. the attack itself, obviously the most important part of the movie and C. the (man-to-man) struggle to prevent that the terrorists reach their goal. Not only the events and plots are similar, even the cast of leading actors is identical to the 2013 predecessor: Gerard Butler as the American’s President main security man,  Aaron Eckhart as President and also Angela Bassett and Morgan Freeman are around this time in leading roles. It is Morgan Freeman who delivers the most remarkable moment of the movie when mumbling “Oh My God” when the terrorist attacks unfold.

In the case of “London Has Fallen” the death of the English Prime Minister and the state funeral following it are the events leading to the extravaganza of terrorist violence. The funeral will be witnessed by all important international representatives in London, including the American president. It becomes soon clear that the death of the Prime Minister was not accidental, but a trap to lure all the high placed persons to London to launch a terrorist attack of unmatched proportions. Behind this attack is one of the world’s most sought criminals, who has a personal motive to launch the attacks because his family had some years ago been decimated by an attack of the Americans.

The central part of the movie, the attacks itself are the best and most interesting part of the movie. The visuals I find personally stunning in realism, although there had been criticism because they were rather ‘retro’. The viewer is being treated with an extreme outrage of violence as the most important buildings and constructions of London are being blown up and on the streets of London the slaughtering of thousands of people including the leaders from Germany, France, Canada and Japan takes place. The American president manages to escape the events and has to be brought to rescue and that is the subject of the latter part of the movie. And just like its predecessor it is the least interesting and most predictable part of the movie. Let’s just say that the main characters survive, leaving open the option of a sequel.

If you are interested in a carefully constructed story with believable story lines, deep and meaningful conversations, I can only advice you to skip “London Has Fallen”. Better compare it to the likes of  “Final Destination”: the viewer already knows the storyline in detail, but it is the actual filming and visual effects that are the reason for seeing this movie. In that respect the movie will not fail to disappoint the viewer, yet hopefully the director and actors can restrain to add another sequel because this movie already shows a lot of overlapping and repetitive themes compared to its predecessor.

Den Haag, March 5th 2016

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Review: 2015 iMac 27″ 5K

In early 2016 my 2008 MacPro still showed no sign of aging and already had been my ‘faithful assistent’ for so many years especially when it came to processor intensive tasks when doing music or video projects. For the sake continuity it nevertheless seemed like a good idea to make the move to a new MacPro computer and keep the old MacPro on spare. This upgrade was not so easy because in a moment of corporate madness Apple in 2013 decided to axe its powerful Mac Pro’s based around an all in one model. For some time I hoped Apple would return to form with a machine that you could easily expand and exchange equipment to suite your own needs, but by late 2015 it was clear that this was not gonna happen anymore for the foreseeable future. Instead Apple offered its professional customer base in 2016 as a MacPro a strange small, rounded model with little to none possibilities of expanding inside. In my all-in-one MacPro I could typically house 4 hard drives, 2 USB cards in the PCIe slots and an Apogee PCIe card to hook up my Apogee Symphony I/O. So without a suitable all-in-one model and because being locked in to the Mac platform, because of software and hardware, I choose to go for the late 2015 iMac 27″ with 5K Retina screen. Based on reviews I read that this Mac was more than capable for heavy music and video production and the advantage of the built in screen (less cables) was also of consideration. Because I have so many devices attached to my Mac I also had to invest in:

  • An OWC Thunderbolt dock, enabling me to connect more Thunderbolt and USB devices;
  • An Apogee Thunderbridge;
  • A G-Technology external hard drive;
  • a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter to connect a second monitor to the iMac.

Because the internal memory of the iMac is 8Gb, I also bought 2 16Gb modules, ensuring that the iMac can handle the music and video tasks with ease. Upgrading the memory is a task that you can easily do yourself and gives you the power you will need for more intensive computing tasks. Other than the internal memory there is nothing else to change to your iMac. So I guess, just hope and pray all components inside will still work for years to come.

Unboxing and installing the Mac went for the better part trouble free. I manually moved the essential data on the external hard drives from the old MacPro to the new external hard drive. Then I put the Migration Assistant to work (connected the Macs over Ethernet) and counted my blessings to what would happen. On a previous occasion (moving from a 2004 MacPro to the 2008 MacPro) I had some bad experiences with the Migration Assistant, forcing me to reinstall the MacPro from scratch. But this time it all went smoothly. Strangely enough my Mail was not migrated, so I had to trace that down by searching the Mac in the system file area and manually moved it. The thing for me is that I have lots of music software all with their own protection schemes and it is just so much easier if you can transfer everything from one machine to the other without reinstalling. And that really went well: I could transfer Native Instruments Komplete, U-he Zebra, Reveal Inspire, FAW Circle, Gforce’s Oddity and M-Tron, VSL with little to no effort.

The iMac itself is a wonderful machine. The Retina 5K screen is gorgeous, sharp and very rich of detail. The iMac is really quiet, although in fairness I should mention that I have not yet been putting it on a lot of stress with processor intensive music or video projects. The placing of the external ports (4 USB and 2 Thunderbolt) on the lower (curved) side of the back is cumbersome, especially if you regularly need to change cables.

With the iMac came the new Trackpad and the new keyboard. Both work over Bluetooth and the big plus is that they do not require batteries to work but can be charged by using the same lightning connector from your iPhone. The keyboard was a step down for me from the previous one which contained an extended numeric keypad. But to keep the number of cabled devices to  minimum I will give this keyboard some time to get used to. Especially the up and down keys are extremely tiny and takes some time to get used to. Also I noticed in some situations that the fingers from my left hand rested on the ‘esc’ easily causing in some cases a loss of data.

The iMac comes with Apple’s latest OS, El Capitan. I can only say it has been extremely stable for me: not one crash so far. Compared to Yosemite there have not been too many changes, so you will find yourself spending too much times on new functions. A big bummer for me nevertheless was that Aperture, the photo organising application from Apple was phased out and replaced by a new app named Photos. Photos already was introduced with Yosemite, but with El Capitan Aperture is not available anymore for download in the App Store. Although I only worked with Photos occasionally so far, it is clear that Photos is an application with a lots of features missing from Aperture. I probably will have to spend some time to see if I really can like Photos or have to search for alternatives. Another thing I do not like is that in Safari the ‘Top Sites’ option is not working anymore like it used to work in previous versions. Until I not have managed to get back the screen I came to like so much to navigate to favourite websites.

Final verdict:

The iMac is a beautiful machine and fun to work with, largely because of the wonderful 27″ 5K screen. But I will not easily forgive Apple for taking away the choice of an all-in-one machine, because my set up has definitely become more clumsy and messy with cables going everywhere and adding an extra price tag to the computer .

==The Hague, February 14th 2016==

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Review: Blackstar – David Bowie

January 2016 will be remembered as the month when the initial euphoria about a new David Bowie album, titled Blackstar, suddenly changed into the mourning of one of the most significant artists of pop music from the past 50 years. The revelations about his medical condition after his 2004 heart attack does not only put his last album Blackstar in a different light, but also his 2013 album ‘The Next Day’ in retrospect comes across as an album of an artist who realized that his earthly existence was coming to an end.

One can not help to listen back to his final two albums from that perspective: here was not a man at work that wanted to breathe new life into his carreer, but rather an artist who was in a hurry to make his final artistic statements. Maybe not coincidental, the title of Blackstar may refer to a song of one of Bowie’s own big influences, Elvis Presley:

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

The song Blackstar and the accompanying video are full of references to the subject of death. The video seems to be situated on a different planet, where a group of women put on a burial ritual for a deceased and stranded astronaut (Major Tom from Space Oddity?). This scene is varied with Bowie performing with some dancers a zombie like ritual, with Bowie’s head wrapped in a bandage. Actually Blackstar is a multi themed song: after the initial dark jazzy atmosphere the songs changes into a more ballad like intermezzo.

Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried:
(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)

​And towards the end of the song the initial opening theme returns. The Blackstar album is characterized as a ‘jazz’ album. It is true that jazz musicians formed Bowie’s backing band for this albumand therefor naturally contributed to a jazzy atmosphere of the album. Especially the saxophone has a big role in all the songs, but the music is still strongly vehement within the pop and rock idiom.

Unconsciously one is also inclined to search for other lyrical clues in retrospect about Bowie’s phase of life. The beautiful song Dollar Days is probably the most outspoken in that respect, with Bowie proclaiming I’m dying to(o). Towards the end of the song his voice seems to dissolve in atmosphere, as the intro of the more conventional song I Can’t Give Everything Away starts.

The other songs of the 42 minute album are also a truly wonderful final contribution to Bowie’s music legacy as an artist. ‘Tis Is A Pity She Was a Whore‘  (referencing by the way a 17th century play) is a rather chaotic song that will grow on the listener with every listening. This is probably the song with the most prominent jazz influences. It somehow reminded me of John Lennon’s 1972 album Sometime in New York that also contains a lot of these free format songs where the saxophone plays a prominent part. The single Lazarus was the other song from the album to be accompanied by a video and shows Bowie with the same bandage around his head on what appears to his death bed in a hospital. The lyrics are about a man speaking from heaven and reflects back on his earthly existence.

AFter the initial release of the album I wrote on Twitter: From Space Oddity to Blackstar…what an amazing journey! Little did I know by then that Blackstar would be the ultimate and final chapter of Bowie’s legacy as an artist. Blackstar is a worthful and beautiful statement for an artist that experienced the final phase of his earthly existence that may serve as an introduction for a newer generation to his outstanding oeuvre he created over the past 5 decades.

== Den Haag, 31th January 2016==

 

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David Bowie (1947 – 2016)

This morning I suddenly noticed on my Twitter timeline that a lot of messages about David Bowie appeared. After a first impression that this might have something to do with the release of his new album Blackstar a few days ago, it soon turned out that the outburst of tweets had a  devastating and sinister character: David Bowie passed away, a few days after his 69th birthday.

It was only this past weekend that intensively listened to Blackstar and started to recognize that Bowie delivered a new masterpiece. I even posted a tweet, after realizing what an amazing music journey I witnessed with David Bowie. I remember clearly when I heard the first song by David Bowie that impressed me as a 9-year old even so far to make my first efforts in music composition myself. That song was ‘Jean Genie’ with its remarkable riff and dark atmosphere. Maybe in that time I considered David Bowie to be among the likes of other glam rock acts in that period like Sweet and Gary Glitter. But where those artist soon faded into oblivion, David Bowi’s star was on the rise and accompanied me through adolescence with songs like ‘Fame’, ‘Golden Years’, ‘Station to Station’, ‘Sound and Vision’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Ashes to Ashes’ meanwhile triumphing or incorporating 70s music trends like punk, new wave and funk. Meanwhile I had a lot of catching up to do by intensively going through Bowie’s previous releases like the phantastic early song, ‘The Laughing Gnome’ or the phenomenal albums like ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ and ‘Ziggy Stardust’.

David Bowie’s break through to worldwide stardom undoubtedly took place in the 1980s. Successful collaborations with Queen, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger and most of all with Chic producer Nile Rodgers on ‘Let’s Dance’ made Bowie easily one of the biggest stars during that era. Yet the 1990s though saw a steady decline of his popularity that for me personally started with his Tin Machine band, that produced ruthless metal music. But that was David Bowie, a chameleon like character that was both reflected in his stage presence as well as his music endeavours, not shy of any risk taking.

Bowie mainly disappeared in 1990s and 2000s from my radar, although every now and then he would be there again, for example when he made ‘Space Boy’ with the Pet Shop Boys. His heart attack in 2004 seemed to crush any serious music ambitions and after that life changing event  Bowie seemed to be only in the news with speculations about his fragile medical condition. Yet there was one cheerful moment in 2007 when Bowie made a surprising appearance in Ricky Gervais’ Extras series.

In March 2013 everything changed when there was suddenly an immense outburst of new creativity with a new album: ‘The Next Day’ that I reviewed on my blog. Bowie sounded fresh and reborn, although speculations at that time about him touring again never became a reality. ‘The Next Day’ was followed last week by ‘Blackstar’ another impressive album that with the news of today concerning his life threatening disease from the last one and half year, suddenly brings a whole new perspective to the album: here was an artist at work who wanted to make one last important statement and addition to his already impressive music legacy, in the same vein like Freddy Mercury produced ‘Innuendo’ in 1991.

Because of these recent releases that show such a vibrant and inventive artist it is very hard to come to grips with that Bowie’s music legacy is now fulfilled and ‘Blackstar’ is to be considered as his swan song. Although it is likely we probably will see future additional releases with outtakes and unreleased material.

I want to finish by pointing you to, “Space Oddity”, one of the most important popular songs of the 20th century and probably the song David Bowie will be remembered by for a long time to come.

= The Hague, January 11th 2016 =