Music journalist Paul Morley will write The Age of Bowie, a biography to be released later this year by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books. This is not some opportunistic money grab but rather part of a genuine response by Morley, who as he was asked again and again for his thoughts on the departed legend, felt it would take a book to properly contextualize the man, the artist.
A few years ago, Morley offered this great description of Bowie as part of the U.K. exhibition David Bowie Is… Per Joe Coscarelli’s New York Times ArtsBlog item:
He was the human equivalent of a Google search, a portal through which you could step into an amazing, very different wider world. He flooded plain everyday reality with extraordinary, unexpected information, processing the details through a buoyant, mobile mind and made intellectual discovery seem incredibly glamorous.
So true, especially that last part; Bowie really did make being smart seem cool. The exhibition ran from March 23 through Aug. 11 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.