Captain Spaulding on Skull Island

R.I.P. David Bowie

January 11th, 2016

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I doubt there’s any living artist in any medium that hasn’t been influenced by David Bowie (whether they know it or not).

For myself, on a Sunday night in August of 2009 I watched and episode of MAD MEN followed by Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 film THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, which starred David Bowie.  Later that night, with these two viewings swirling around in my head, I wrote my short play “A Spaceman Rides An Elevator in an Office Building.”  This short script, which I was extremely proud of, became the centerpiece for an evening of my short plays called TALES OF THE TWINKLING TWILIGHT (produced by Raven Theatre in Chicago in 2012).

I doubt that short script would’ve been written if I wasn’t a David Bowie fan.

Rest in Peace.

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