Ah, Mr. Bowie. What horrid news today. You just celebrated your 69th and released a new album, intriguingly tinged with jazz. You were truly a one of a kind, a chameleon of a performer. The Let's Dance album was my portal to all of your earlier glories. You were also one of the few musicians who was able to act. Your roles in MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE, LABYRINTH, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, and many others were never merely stunts. What a beautiful talent. R.I.P.