I'd like to blow on your horn...
Mr David Bowie his good self has been in touch with the following seasonal greeting for everybody reading this... and those having it read to them!
"I wish you a very peaceful holiday and a delightful new year ~ David Bowie 2011"
I'm sure you will all want to join me in returning those sentiments to the Bowie family and to all your fellow BowieNetters and Bowie fans around the globe.
As a little festive extra, we are pleased to be able to present the above unpublished shot of One Hand Duke (geddit? Cool Hand Luke? Heh heh.), rehearsing a part in 1976, during the recording of a an unfinished requiem David was composing at the time.
According to the accompanying caption, the instrument David is blowing on is a medieval 'magic' pipe hewn from the helical tusk of a male narwhal, though it was originally presented as having been taken from a live unicorn, thus giving it its 'magical' qualities.
As I say, the requiem was never finished, but I'll leave you with a recycled snippet from it which David donated in 1999, here.
On the strength of that snippet, we can only hope that he will one day finish it so that we can be blessed with the complete four hour requiem.