David Bowie was the greatest.
If you hadn’t heard, he left Ground Control and joined Major Tom, at 69 years old, just two days after his birthday, the same day he released his final album, Blackstar.
Here, you can watch one of Champaign-Urbana’s greatest exports, Adrian Belew, perform on one of David Bowie’s greatest songs, Heroes:
And while it’s difficult to define Adrian Belew as a native to our music scene, he lived and recorded here for long enough that we feel good connecting the dots here.
If it gives me an excuse to post this tune, and play this song for the rest of my life through this magazine, I’ll take it.