"Police in Sapporo, Hokkaido on Tuesday arrested an unemployed 25-year-old man on suspicion of violating the Firearms and Sword Control Law after he threatened to kill himself with a box cutter because he was distraught over the death of British singer David Bowie." - Japan Today
Suicide is honourable in Japan. Good thing the only guns are in the hands of police and gangsters.
I saw David Bowie in concert in the Serious Moonlight tour of Australia in 1983. I was still at school.
Videos for two songs, Let's Dance and China Girl, were made in Australia - I hadn't seen either for decades and had no idea till I read that today.
But I'm not going to go with a Bowie song.
This is Winter in America by Doug Ashdown.
Not remarked on often these days, but I remember this artist's music very well, and I think the collective memory is sometimes false about what we once listened to.
"The harbour's misty in the morning love, oh, how I miss December
The frangipani opens up to kiss the salty air..."
That's Sydney. But the song is sung in far away America, for a love long gone...