Why go through all that trouble/ To hurt what you once loved?” Accompanying the song is artwork by Werner himself, depicting David Bowie during the Thin White Duke era. Here’s what Werner had to say about the extremely personal track:
Floored and reeling from a difficult loss, friends offered support and outwardly wondered what sort of new music I would create.I was curious as well but my first attempts felt forced, so I began to paint. I wanted to feel the sense of discovery I experienced the first time I wrote a song, or plugged in an electric guitar, or composed on an analog synthesizer. As I freed myself from old patterns and formulas of songwriting, I felt unshackled by a medium, and most importantly began to forget who I felt I was supposed to be.
New music quickly began to flow, and I lost myself on a new creative path.
As I was writing “Last Flowers” as a send off to my lost marriage, David Bowie passed. This portrait of Bowie as the thin white duke is also a goodbye, a personal farewell to a hero.
I hope both pieces take some solace in the inevitability of loss, and find some beauty in the temporary nature of our time and experience…
Check it out below.
Station Of Lost is due out in early 2017.
He told us that he's got plans to build more shrines along Haight east of Clayton in the coming weeks, so look out for those. Will David Bowie be next? One can hope.
His shrine isn't the only tribute to Prince to pop up in the area: there's also a "Purple Rain" bench dedicated to the artist outside of Green Apple Books on the Park on 9th Avenue.
Want to pay tribute to Prince in your own way? Here's our listing of tribute parties and dance nights, which we're continually updating as new events come in.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported Jimmy's name to be "Timmy."
As we reported on Wednesday, the council had stated its intention to clear away all artefacts, mementoes and floral tributes at the makeshift David Bowie shrine that was spontaneously created in Brixton after the news broke of his death.
Since January, there has been a constant stream of visitors to the site opposite the tube station, with many leaving personalised notes, drawings, items or flowers.
Here’s how it looked this morning with all the flowers removed, and many of the notes and the messages taken down or torn off.
There is some confusion as to what will happen to the personalised artwork and mementoes that was left at the site: at Buzz we’ve received several messages from fans asking if their items have been photographed or stored somewhere for later display – or just thrown in the bin.
The Council’s message earlier this week was a little ambiguous:
Lambeth council has commissioned photographs of the posters, mural, tributes and messages as a permanent record which will be mounted and given to Morleys, the 02, Pop Brixton and any other organisations that wish to display them. Morleys will preserve messages on the b... http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2016/04/flowers-in-the-dustbin-the-david-bowie-shrine-in-brixton-is-cleared-away/