Happy Birthday David Bowie!
There was a bit of a scare over last summer, when Bowie suffered chest pains and had to undergo angioplasty on an urgent basis. Sadly, I had been expecting something like this for a while, as Bowie has smoked rather heavily for thirty years. It was a shame, because Bowie had been enjoying a renaissance, with consecutive albums released in 2002 and 2003 (Heathen and Reality) that were the first albums in a long time that compared favorably to his classic albums from the 1970's. Not only that, he had been putting on a really killer tour. Fortunately, I got the chance to see him and be blown away. Although all indications are that he's made a complete recovery, it is unknown when he will put out another album or tour.
So, here's wishing David Bowie (née David Jones) a happy 58th birthday, with hopes that he can get back to doing what he does best in 2005!