Diane: So Marc, I just happened upon an article where the author was announcing the possible new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His opinion was that almost all of them shouldn’t be there before T Rex. What is your opinion on that?
Marc: I think the guy has pretty fucking great taste.
Diane: Are you disappointed that you aren’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet?
Marc: No that doesn’t bother me. Yeah…well…it isn’t right, but it doesn’t bother me.
Diane: What to you think about the T Rex tribute bands?
Marc: Well of course I’m flattered that they love and want to keep my music in front of people. I just hope that they don’t let it eclipse their own creative powers. Everyone should use their own artistic vibes because you only get one chance in that body. It is never the same again – not better or worse really – just never the same. You know…I came down there….did my thing and left.
Diane: So I’m wondering if these artists planned to do this before they came here? You know, wrote that into their life purpose – “I’m going to impersonate Marc Bolan?”
Marc: Well you know…there is that thing called free will.
Diane: What if anything do you miss in the physical world?
Marc: Well man, you know, I miss people from that life time, but I’m still around them. We’ll meet up again at some point. I really dug being a rock star – that was a pretty wild ride. I loved the freedom of pretty much the no-holds-barred lifestyle. If someone didn’t like what I was doing, I could just write if off as being a side effect of the crazy life I was leading. Many of the other stars I knew felt the same way. 20th Century Boy came out of that. I would do stuff to people – looking back…yeah probably wasn’t the nicest guy at the time – and use the rock star personna as an excuse. Of course, I was just kidding myself. Towards the end when I’d given up most of that, I was coming into tune with who I really wanted to be. But hell….I had a great time!
© Bolan-Beaty Boogie
October 28, 2016