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On Bowie, and what to do in the space between our debuts and finales.


People are weak little things, even those firmly ensconced in the crystalline queen's chamber of spectacle. And so David Bowie, having succumbed to both cancer and death, has definitely been taken down a peg in my estimation. After all, we live in a meritocracy. If he was really as great as I thought he was, he would be alive today. He'd be alive forever.

Jeff Dorchen spends his first week of the post-Bowie era listening to obscurities and reflecting on the pedestrian nature of death, the mediocrity of cancer, meritocracy, rocking chairs, hazy drug history, carbs, karmic effluvium, Bing Crosby's child abuse, the transience of clothespins, spectacle and boundary and awakening and naps.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


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