I awoke to a text message from my father at 7am telling me that David Bowie was dead. I had spent last night listening to his new album and watching the music video for Lazarus. His performance in the video is mesmerizing but I couldn’t help but notice how frail he looked.
I spent most of today feeling sad that he has passed away (at the age of 69, after a 18 month battle with cancer).
Now I realise that I am grateful that I got to experience so much of his music throughout my life. At times I am unsure if there is an afterlife. If there is, I hope he is rocking out with the other lost but not forgotten rock n’ roll legends.
So, recently I moved into my mother’s house in Carlow (as I am utterly broke). I spent most of my holiday season there with my step-dad, Mam, my brother and the two cat people that live there. The house has Net-Flix and I managed to see some great movies, in particular Naked Among Wolves and Kajaki: The True Story.
I can’t remember the last time I had this little money around Christmas. Luckily, I still managed to get people in my life presents. On Christmas day I had a lovely veggie meal, made by my mother. She got a vegan nutroast in the health shop in Carlow.
Tomorrow evening I will be going to the launch of the Dublin Web Fest in Filmbase, Templebar. I will be going there after working all day in The Irish Rock N’ Roll Museum Experience, which is literally across from Filmbase (handy for me!). I am looking forward to attending The YouTube Experience which will be hosted by Clisare, The Voice of Ireland’s The V- Report (David Atkinson and Mark Holland) and Jessica Spencer. Also on tomorrow there will be a pure Irish screening and comedy screening.