Still writing. Slowly making progress. S also gave me a theme for another bit of (unwritten) flash fiction: Wilder. I think she’s a bit taken by a novel she’s just finished called Wilder Girls.
Been thinking about Major Tom from some of Bowie’s music. I think he first appeared in the track Space Oddity. The music video is just a cutie playing on his guitar — while fooling around with his oscilloscope (??) with some moody coloured lighting decades before breadtube popularised it. Did I mention the oscilloscope? The song often makes me feel Big Feels about my life, which for various reasons I’m once again doing.
A decade (give or take) later, Bowie wrote Ashes to Ashes. Here Major Tom is a junky, but if you want to get things done, better not mess with Major Tom.
Blackstar came out just a few days before Bowie died. Major Tom isn’t exactly in the lyrics, but is in the video (a dead astronaut, near the beginning).
Ah, Major Tom, you hero.
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