Leave ‘em to their own devices long enough and they’ll surely wind up writing their own theme song. Perhaps not intentionally, but they’ll write something that besides being catchy and popular will come to be perceived as a summary of their self-philosophy. Think about anyone who’s made it out of the gate and everyone has a nifty summarizing theme song. Changes, clearly, is the theme song for Bowie’s career. Surely not intended as such, though. He most likely didn’t plan to go on shedding skins like a snake for the rest of his life. The usual term is ‘chameleonlike’ but as Bowie himself pointed out “a chameleon changes colors to blend in with the environment. I always thought I did the opposite of that.” What lies beneath the constant stream of changes? A deep pathology of the soul, or a short attention span, the urge for self-creation, building, expressing or hiding of the true self? Who knows. Like somebody once said – it’s only you-know-what, but we like it.