First, a word about stealing shoes.
Most people probably know by now, yesterday, David Bowie, one of the greatest pop stars of the past 47 years passed away yesterday. So I went and listened to his song Blackstar, on the DavidBowieVevo channel at youtube. It is really a tough song to suss out. His son Duncan (Zowie) said Bowie had been diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago, and I read that in light of his diagnosis, the new album makes sense. Title track uses depressing minor keys, and seems to reference elements of Kabbalah, Manichean duality, strong Zoroastrianism, and bits and pieces of the mystery elements of some thoughts. The “Blackstar” whatever that is, takes his passport and SHOES . So where does that line come from. The advance release was mid November, so Imma gonna guess Bowie did not get that element from Endtown. It has been a long time since I looked deeply at theologies or philosophies, but if “stealing” (dead)b people’s shoes was a strong element of the afterlife, I think I would have recalled it before, sometime at or about, when Young Marx said something was stealing the shoes from the souls. Does anybody recall a theme where something took dead people’s shoes? Maybe to trap them?
TopWebComics Voting links are still in my profile. JusSayin There’s a starman waiting in the skyHe’d like to come and meet usBut he thinks he’d blow our mindsThere’s a starman waiting in the skyHe’s told us not to blow it‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhileHe told meLet the children lose itLet the children use itLet all the children boogie
Yeah, I am 60 years old. David Bowie was important to most of my contemparies for a long time.