Friday, January 04, 2008

Here's a pretty eerie picture of Marc Bolan from the early 70s. Bolan was probably the biggest thing in British rock after the Beatles broke up- a mix of rock swagger, pop exuberance, and spacey surrealism. Bowie was great, but there probably would have been no glitter rock without T-Rex.
Last September marked the 30th anniversary of Bolan's death in a tragic car crash. Bolan himself didn't drive. He had this picture taken because he believed for several years that he would eventually die in a car crash. Does anyone else wonder how to explain these people who have a strong and correct sense of how they will die? It's actually pretty fascinating to me. I'm really glad that I have no idea how I'm going to go.

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