February 11, 2016

It was the starting point for a whole series of tests

Blackstar connections, real and imagined (is there any difference?), keep spreading in all directions. There was an idea that the bandaged eyes in the last two video clips were somehow linked to La Jetee, which is not so fanciful given that a much earlier clip (“Jump They Say”, 1993) was said to be directly influenced by the Marker film and that the song openly concerned his brother, Terry Burns, which means it feels like similarly vulnerable terrain to the landscape of Blackstar. It’s in everything.