I hate to partially define Bowie by what he didn’t do, but the fact that he turned down the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) and Knighthood is telling. What does it tell us?
Star Man’s responses did indeed “blow our minds”. When asked why not the CBE, his thrifty reply was, “I seriously don’t know what it’s for.” And Knighthood, “I would never have any intention of accepting anything like that. It’s not what I spent my life working for.”
David Bowie is the first and last rebel creative I will hold dear. My few shekles for the Pale Duke.
Oliver, listening to your podcast now. Your voice gathers your writer’s steam as you go. The riffs come in to focus. Liking this. Yes, this is yet another medium for you. Hey, and you schooled me on Neil Gaiman. More, please. [Apologies for the messy running commentary as I listen]