TMHE – Episode #65: David Bowie – a tribute

In this episode Mark pays tribute to one of the most influential artists, songwriters, and musicians of the 20th Century: the late-great David Bowie – who this year would have celebrated his 75th birthday had he not died from liver cancer at his home in New York in 2016. All throughout his life Mark has been both entertained and inspired by David Bowie, and he been a fan of his acting and music career for many years; however, as a result of David Bowie’s death in 2016, Mark became even more inspired and influenced by the man and the icon – so much so that Mark was inspired to write and publish a collection of short stories, “Playing God”, that featured a mysterious “Man in Black” character who looked remarkably like David Bowie but who was not David Bowie… but who wore David Bowie’s appearance in tribute to him, for some reason. And over the years Mark has also written several poems and has gone on pilgrimages that hopes pays tribute to one of his musical heroes: the one and the only, David Bowie.

Playing God – “The Man In Red”

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My novelette ‘The Man In Black’ is out now!

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“I began writing this short-story in the summer of 2016, following the untimely death of one of our greatest and most gifted artists, icons, musicians, and inspirations, David Bowie – who died on the 10th of January, 2016. After he died I was so shocked to hear of his passing, and like most people I sort-out his music and I listened to everything he had ever made and created – and I also saw countless artists and musicians paying their own personal and heart-felt tributes to “David Bowie” in any way that they could: through music, through art – and I too wanted to contribute something. I wrote a poem dedicated and in honour of David Bowie after he died, called “Always the Starman“, and I shared it for other people to read. However, I was itching to write a new poem or a new short-story that spoke about things that I wanted to say… and that was when the initial idea for my story “The Man in Black” came to life and I began writing it. “David Bowie” walked into this story all by himself, just like the “Man in Black” does, and he naturally made himself at home in it – and in my story he will always be. Throughout my writing of my short-story I listened to David Bowie’s music continuously, and I hope that I have captured a part of his spirit. This is not a story about “David Bowie” per se, but it is a story inspired by him. I hope you enjoy it!” -Mark