Bowie Bows Out-Blackstar
Legendary performer and rock super star, David Bowie, stopped performing in concert back in 2004. He took his final bow on January 10th, 2016, succumbing to a cancer that few knew that he had.
At the recent and unexpected news of Bowie’s death, mainstream media began trumpeting about Bowie having suffered a series of heart attacks that brought an abrupt end to his personal appearances as well as Bowie having been diagnosed with an incurable cancer some eighteen months ago. Oh, now you tell us.
Only seven weeks before Bowie’s death, close friend and music producer,Tony Visconti, gave an interview to Rolling Stone magazine explaining that heart surgery in 2004 had cured Bowie of his cardiac issues. Rolling Stone published the article on November 23rd 2015 regarding the pending release of Bowie’s “Blackstar” album. Here follows a quote from that article. Please keep in mind that Bowie’s death came only six or seven weeks after this interview was published. Tony Visconti met with, spoke with, and socialized with David Bowie on an ongoing and frequent basis:
“Bowie hasn’t sung a note publicly since performing “Changes” with Alicia Keys at a New York charity event in 2006, and he hasn’t given an interview in more than a decade. That has led to rumors that Bowie, who underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery after a show in Germany, is in failing health, but everyone involved with ★ insists that’s not the case. “He’s in fine health,” says Visconti.’He’s just made a very rigorous album.’ “
“Sessions for ★ often lasted seven hours, and Bowie sang at full force throughout the entire day. “He’d just go from zero to 60 once we walked out of the control room and into the studio,” says Guiliana. “And his vocal performances were always just stunning, amazing.” In his downtime, Bowie was working on the Off-Broadway musical Lazarus, in which he was intimately involved in every aspect of production, down to casting.”
Considering the fact that that the interview was conducted in late 2015, Visconti’s next comment regarding the surreal short video Bowie produced to promote the “Blackstar” single seems eerily prescient:
“I don’t think he’s ever going to play live again,” says Visconti. “If he does, it will be a total surprise.” (Bowie had shared with him the fact that he was “done with touring” many years ago).
Yet in spite of all these reports of energy and vigor, David Bowie shed his mortal coil on January 10th 2016. his distinctive and singular voice forever silenced. Mr. Bowie, born David Jones in South London, was an absolute master of self reinvention. Two days prior to his passing, he had celebrated his sixty ninth birthday which coincided with the release date of what is now his final recorded album.. Given Visconti’s observations, this is all quite curious leading some to speculate that Bowie is the latest “Illuminati sacrifice”.
Anyone who is familiar with even mid stage cancer can attest to the disease’s ability to sap one’s energy. Cancer is utterly enervating. Its victims can barely walk from their bed to the bathroom much less put in seven or eight rigorous hours each day at a sound studio and then dash off to work on their play production across town. It just doesn’t seem possible that Bowie had been afflicted with cancer during the making of his “Blackstar” album which was produced during the first six or seven months of 2015.
The “Blackstar” compilation also includes a tune called “Lazarus”, so perhaps there is more to come from the quirky pop star. The truly big question will be if Jesus would agree to participate. Some who knew Bowie in his earlier years might think that quite unlikely
Rolling Stone Part Deux
Three days after Bowie’s death, friend Tony Visconti engaged in some heavy duty back pedaling in yet another Rolling Stone piece. Here are Visconti’s remarks published on January 13th 2016:
“Visconti first learned of Bowie’s illness a year ago, when he showed up for Blackstar recording sessions in New York. “He just came fresh from a chemo session, and he had no eyebrows, and he had no hair on his head,” says Visconti, “and there was no way he could keep it a secret from the band. But he told me privately, and I really got choked up when we sat face to face talking about it.”
“He was optimistic because he was doing the chemo and it was working,” says Visconti, “and at one point in the middle of last year, he was in remission. I was thrilled. And he was a bit apprehensive. He said, ‘Well, don’t celebrate too quickly. For now I’m in remission, and we’ll see how it goes.’ And he continued the chemotherapy. So I thought he was going to make it. And in November, it just suddenly came back. It had spread all over his body, so there’s no recovering from that.”
So, after Visconti as well as members of the band that worked on “Blackstar” gave interviews describing Bowie as energetic and productive at the time that he was making the just released album, now Bowie is being portrayed as undergoing chemo, bald as a billiard ball and without eyebrows during the early months of 2015. Keep in mind that Bowie was also working on his off-Broadway production, “Lazarus”. All of this had taken place between January and March of 2015. Hmmm.
More puzzling still, according to Visconti, after remission, Bowie pressed in November 2015 to record at least five more new tunes that he had just recently penned for an album to follow “Blackstar”. Now wait….if Bowie wrote “Blackstar” as a farewell, as a personal dirge, why was he working on a follow up? And if he was undergoing chemo at the same time that he was doing the vocals for “Blackstar”, how was he spending seven hours a day in the studio and then sprinting off to work on “Lazarus”? And if he was bald with no eyebrows, why does he have a full head of hair and perfectly obvious eyebrows in the videos for the songs “Lazarus” and “Blackstar”? Cancer is extremely debilitating, chemotherapy even more so. Something doesn’t smell quite right here.
As they learned of Bowie’s death music critics immediately and quite understandably assumed that “Blackstar” was a personal reflection of Bowie’s impending passing. One columnist went so far as to herald Bowie’s death itself, timed with the release of “Blackstar:”, as a work of art; another termed it “a perfect exit”, and another portrayed his album “Blackstar” a “parting gift to fans”.
But was Bowie describing his personal and impending demise to which close friend Tony Visconti’s seemed totally oblivious ….or was Bowie warning us of ours?
Was Bowie chosen by the Illuminati to convey a dire warning to us or was he given the death penalty by the Illuminati for having done so? According to Visconti the album was recorded in secrecy during the first few months of 2015. According to the press, Bowie was secretly fighting cancer for the last eighteen months. One wonders just how many other secrets may be lurking out beyond our loathsome, chem-trailed skies? There is just so much they are hiding from us all the time, isn’t there?
Fraught With Symbols-Dripping With Double Entendre
Perhaps we can learn something from looking carefully at the promotional video that Bowie made to promote the “Blackstar” album. Here is a sequence of some of the primary images (themes) presented to us in that video:
The video opens with images of an astronaut alone in a desolate landscape. The very first frame is a closeup of the astronaut’s left hand…the very first image. A piece of red tape has been wound around the middle finger. This shot is a deliberated closeup. Therefore, we may presume that we are supposed to notice the middle finger. The very first message of this video is that it is an “F-U” to someone or to a group of someones, else why wind red tape around the tell tale digit?
Frame two reveals that we are looking at an astronaut
There is a smiley face on his space suit. The breathing tube is barely visible just below and to the left of the smiley face. It is not connected to an air supply.
At the point of transition from a purely instrumental introduction, Bowie appears wearing a blindfold with buttons in place of eyes and sings the lyrics “On the day of execution, on the day of execution, only women kneel and smile. At the center of it all, your eyes, your eyes.” When you are wearing bandages over your eyes and you have buttons in their place, might you not be suffering from “eyes wide shut”?
Roughly one third of the way through the video we can barely distinguish a human form that is slowly floating, feet first, toward the strange dark star that had been seen hanging in the sky. Compare to the floating astronaut in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001-A Space Odyssey”. In Bowie’s video, the floating figure rotates the same way that the astronaut did in Kubrick’s film.
During an instrumental bridge, there is a scene in which Bowie holds a worn and somewhat ancient book in his hand. We are shown the cover which bears a solitary black star printed over a black cover. In some of the frames, that black star is very hard to see. He stares up at the sky along with three other people. They all look concerned. Lyrics resume:
“Something happened on the day he died, spirit rose a meter and stepped aside. Somebody else took his place and bravely cried ‘I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar. How many times does an angel fall? How many people lie instead of talking tall? He trod on sacred ground. He cried loud in to the crowd ‘I’m a black star, I’m a blackstar. I’m not a gangstar'”
Knit these various themes together and we find Bowie stitching up oblique references to Stanley Kubrick, outer space, eyes wide shut, death, and a glowering dark star. It would seem that Bowie may be warning us of a danger that people in high places know about, yet say nothing. Bowie is trying to “talk tall”.
Rumors of a Dark Star
In 2008, a man who had a friend in NASA asked if there was any evidence of the planet Nibiru and its brown dwarf sun….its “dark star”, Nemesis. He was sent a rather shocking photo taken by an infrared telescope located in Antarctica. The glowing object was in the vicinity of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt and is likely the long sought culprit responsible for perturbations in Pluto’s orbit.
A brown dwarf is a burned out star, an object that is not visible to an ordinary light refracting telescope. It can only be detected with infrared which will “see” its heat as opposed to its light. The red-orange glow is a massive cloud said to be composed of iron ore particles which the dead star is continually shedding.
Recent Strange Goings On
May 27,2013-South America
January 14, 2014-Sacramento, California
North Pole Anomaly
On January 11th, 2011, the residents of Llulissat, Greenland were positively freaked when the sun rose two days early. At their latitude, they experience a month and a half of total darkness in the winter. It is a constant. Looking at the map where NOAA thought the north pole was in 2014 vs where it actually was, it does appear that the Earth’s crust did actually slip.. The slippage of the crust would account for the sun rising two days early. Media reports of the early sunrise tried to attribute the phenomenon to melting glaciers. As Bowie said, some people lie rather than talking tall.