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Sharks Gameday: Ashes to ashes

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I'll awkwardly tie in this game to David Bowie's death, I guess. I dunno.

Jiri Hudler isn't as weird looking as David Bowie was, but did adopt the persona of an effete cocaine-addled aristocrat for a time.
Jiri Hudler isn't as weird looking as David Bowie was, but did adopt the persona of an effete cocaine-addled aristocrat for a time.
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If you become famous enough as a musician, your music just exists in society, constantly in the background. Like, how many people own particular Frank Sinatra albums now? I have exactly one: a Christmas album I bought off iTunes for a holiday party soundtrack, from the days before streaming music services. But I feel like I probably hear 20-25 Frank Sinatra songs a year just by existing: in commercials, on the radio, in movies.

David Bowie died yesterday, and my entire Twitter feed was messages of mourning and anguish. The same Twitter feed compulsively says "Nice" to every single appearance of the numbers 6 and 9 with each other, and I still haven't seen a "Nice" joke yet about his age, which accompanies almost every announcement of his death. And he probably had an absurdly high number of really weird mutual oral sex encounters. That tells you his legacy. David Bowie conquered the 69 sex number joke.

I don't own any David Bowie albums, it turns out. I do have the soundtrack to one of my favorite movies, The Life Aquatic. I'm going to listen to that, especially because it has the original "Queen Bitch" on it. But I've been hearing David Bowie in the background my entire life. I remember a particularly great picnic at a park in Mission Viejo when I was 8 and "Let's Dance" was on a boombox somebody brought. I was running with my friends and my sisters in the setting sun. I liked the song a lot, and it'd always sort of been there.

Sharks @ Flames

6:00 PM Pacific

Prediction: The Sharks offense exploded on their 1 game winning streak, and Martin Jones hasn't allowed a goal for the entire streak. They're due for a step back game.