Blackstar is an amazing album. In it Bowie successfully does what so many have tried to do; namely, create a fusion of jazz, rock, and progressive music. It helps that he enlisted the support of Donny McCaslin's jazz quartet in making the album. Lyrics to many of the songs are both interesting and haunting, and McCaslin's saxophone playing is superb.
Bowie is a great example that life can be an ever changing adventure, and that reinvention is always an option. It helps to stay aware and open to the best that is around us--to be influenced by it and use it if we can. Bowie's ability to do this was uncanny, otherworldly even. Bowie was the oddity, the Spaceman. And seemingly answering the question posed to the Spaceman in the old Byrd's song, it was nice that he took us along for a ride. It was great all of the way to the end.