“This way or no way/ You know, I’ll be free” Two Lazaruses: a song and a play; a beggar who stays dead, and a youth who walks out of his grave and into legend. If Bowie’s last works were a parting message to his fans, why were there two of the same name but so […]Read More Liminal Lazaruses 3: Do You Want to Be Free?
Bowie’s Lazaruses (Blackstar’s and the musical’s), Anna Kavan’s, the beggar Lazarus, Lazarus of Bethany: I’ve been thinking about Lazaruses a lot lately. “I’m a dying man who can’t die”– David Bowie and Enda Walsh, Lazarus: A The Musical We know Thomas James Newton can die; he is mortal. That, after all, is why he is on […]Read More The Liminality of Lazaruses, part 1
The video of “Lazarus” isn’t the first recent Bowie video to allude to the Station to Station era. That would be “Love is Lost [Halloween Version]” from 2013, the one Bowie made himself with help from Coco Schwab and Jimmy King, using images from previous or planned videos. Remember the sad projected face of “Where Are […]Read More Lazarus’s Pajamas and the Return of the Thin White Duke