Like creating Ziggy Stardust, like killing him off; like dropping the Hunger City set and pursuing his obsession with soul. Like going to Berlin. Like touring with NIN.
The Bowie we love and obsess over is the Bowie who works without a net. And who, finally, doesn't give a shit for his fans' expectations. It's why he may just surprise us again.
"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil, that takes religion." Steven Weinberg