Ground Control to Major Tom

For this very special Tunesday, in the wake of the loss of David Bowie, I’ll be reposting the eulogistic tributes from other WordPress writers.


Rest in peace, gentleman rocker, you were one of a kind.

The world lost Ziggy Stardust today. He never seemed to be “of this earth”, and has left us a legacy of innovation, creativity, and vision.

This is an excerpt from an older blog post.

American Express once used Simon and Garfunkle’s “America” in their ads, a beautiful, poetic song from 1968.

bowie David Robert Jones 1947-2016

An even better, more intense version of this one came from the genius that is David Bowie, a native of England  who was transplanted in New York.

It comes from the Concert for New York City, shortly after the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

Seated cross-legged on a dimly-lit stage, playing rhythm on a simple keyboard, the mood, the sentiment; I love just about everything on this video.

There were so many healing moments that artists provided at that time; for me, this was…

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About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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