Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Life's a Gas (literally in my family)

The title of the previous post kind of made this inevitable. T. Rex was another band I discovered in high school and without their sweet, quietly dreamy music I think I probably would've gone crazy a lot sooner than I did. "Mambo Sun," was my song for an entire summer and I think, "Jeepster," is probably one of the most fun songs to sing along to, as is "Sold Gold Easy Action," as proven by the drinking scene in Shaun of the Dead.

I loved Marc Bolan, the lead singer and "essence" of T. Rex. He was such a hippie glam child of the '70s, and he was always my excuse for not learning to drive (he was scared to and refused to learn and then he died in a car crash). I once wore a t-shirt with him on it and someone asked if it was me... Okay we both have big, curly hair, and I'm flattered but whoa lady, truly whoa.

Most people know T. Rex from the really famous songs like, "20th Century Boy" and "Get It On (Bang a Gong)," but I urge everyone to listen to more. I'd write more but eh, this "Muse" posts are getting kind of repetitive to me. I think this will be the last one, we covered the big five anyway; female screenwriters (and various other authors), brunette starlets (and those with their own style and look), metal bands (and metal culture), glam rock (and fashion), groupies (and music royalty). They represent the other muses and inspirations that fall under each category.

And yes mommy, you, and the rest of our large and insane family, are my inspiration too but I'm not going to write a post about you or people will think I'm weird.


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