“Andy where’s my 15 minutes?”–David Bowie [Tin Machine’s song “I Can’t Read”]
From The New House of Fame by Paul “Whitberg” Burgess
To paraphrase the artist Andy Warhol,
All people visit for a quarter hour.
I know not much about the rise and fall
Of blossoms wilting once they briefly flower,
Or tourists standing in the House’s hall,
But only that to lose what’s sweet is sour.
Those placing faith in Fame’s atomic flash
Must run the risk of being turned to ash.
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Tin Machine, that album was a classic. As is this verse.
Bowie had a fantastic run, and you are too kind:)