It seems that 25% of the hit parade, more recently known as the Top 40, is accountable to people who purchased David Bowie albums this week. That's quite an achievement for a dead musician, but I'm left wondering why, given that you can listen to all of them for free on youtube. Are these records being bought by people who missed out on his music and have a desire to catch up, given the adulation he's been receiving throughout the media, or is it something macabre that I can't comprehend. in the desire to own a copy of a record which effectively celebrates his death? What's it all about? Have record shops been knocking them all out at cut price or something, in the belief that now he's dead, he'll soon be forgotten and it's best to clear out all the old stock as soon as they can? How is it possible that sufficient copies of his records were available to flog at such short notice? It can only mean one of two things. Either they never sold as many as hoped in the first place, or that the record industry had put its workers on overtime the moment it heard the good news, so far as it was concerned. Who let on he was unwell?