Goodbye 2015, hello 2016. A new year of clean potential spans before us but before we are mid way through the first month of January we in the western world are hit with the eclipsing news of Bowie's departure. The outpouring of emotion online and throughout the world is quite moving. Many people appear to be grief stricken as if their own father has died. I am ecstatic that such a courageous and freely expressive artist is being celebrated and mourned on such a grand scale.
I can't help but wonder if half of the shock of him passing is also partly to do with the fact we generally don't accept death as a part of our lives (In the western world mainly!).
Hate to break it to you but no one gets out of this alive.
May the magic that Mr. Bowie was and still is continue to inspire us to carry on being our true selves no matter where it takes us during our brief lives.
...and on that note I would like to add that I am hitting the road for a few shows in Victoria later this month and also have an exciting collaborative Valentines show in Brisbane called Honkytonkin Heartbreakers with Jen Mize & Nicole Brophy (video below).
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues,
Feb 14 HONKYTONKIN HEARTBREAKERS VALENTINES - SHOW FEATURING ABBIE, NICOLE BROPHY & JEN MIZE AT THE JUNK BAR ASHGROVE, BRISBANE - ONE SHOW ONLY!