That untold wealth of peculiar stories isn't his only noteworthy quality, though. You've doubtless seen the former Have a Nice Day Café music man around town: full-length black trench coat; long, curly, dark hair; shades; black fedora. A loud, husky voice betrays his penchant for hard rock even before he does, and he speaks in an irregular cadence, so his voice mail message sounds like this: "Mark de Shark: D-J, Dri-ver. Please leave a name, num-ber, mess-age." Then it inexplicably ends with an Elvis impersonation.
His business card is equally distinctive. Beneath his name and title (all caps, of course) is a tooth-baring shark and the words "MUSIC SAVES LIVES."
"That's really my philosophy," the sober chauffeur says. "If I can DJ and make people happy, then life is good for a while."
That's why this week we love Mark de Shark. As told to Annie Fischer