A: You have a very sweet and unobtrusive energy, it’s lovely. What made you pop in for a chat?
M: Well it’s the thing now you know, there’s a lot of the spirits taking up this new opportunity to speak posthumously and with the big focus on Dave Bowie and the 70s I guess I thought I’d give this a try too. I really haven’t been bothered with this planet since I left but now when I think about it I do have something to say as Marc Bolan – it may seem superficial to some at this point but you never know, I may just surprise you.
A: Haha – you surprised me by popping in but I’m all ears for any spirit who lived a big life who wants to speak, so I for one will enjoy your story – where would you like to start?
M: Well let’s start at the beginning, I feel that’s a good spot.
A: Ok – so tell me then what inspired you to be an entertainer?
M: I was always very much in touch with my feelings. I wrote poetry and I had a penchant for expressing my thoughts as words. You know it was just something that flowed in me – I was a sensitive soul and that didn’t always fare too well back then where I grew up – there was always rough and tumble and I seemed to be able to get myself into scrapes and trouble, but it’s not because I was looking for trouble, it was all round me and sometimes you just had to stand up for yourself. Well the authorities did not like that and I got turfed out of school, but my creative juices were still flowing heavily, I just wanted to express myself as best I could and I loved music as well. I was a dab hand on the guitar, it seemed to come naturally for me along with words, and so I found myself in a band and it just went from there. My look also grew as the 70s persisted as a time of freedom to choose one’s own flow, one’s own heart, one’s own look, and hairlines were getting longer. Dave Bowie brought about so much change in the industry it was like the floodgates opened to be visually creative, to be glamorous and not give a toss about what the hierarchy thought anymore, this was our time. The 60s was a spectacular lead in to the 70s where we all blossomed. All of a sudden it was ok to wear make-up, mostly thanks to Dave camping it up as Ziggy Stardust and many other personas – the gloves were off and being creative at any level was suddenly ok, and that’s what I wanted in on. It was perfect for my heart and I was here to follow my heart.
A: Wow that was amazing, I just need to give my hand a rest before we continue. (Sometimes spirits grip one’s hand very tightly when they have a big thread to get down on paper.)
M: That’s ok I’ve got the time baby. (He’s being hip calling me baby, not overtly friendly though his sexuality kind of just oozes from him without him having to do very much and it’s in such an innocent way too – no wonder he was chased by thousands of fans everywhere.)
A: I just want to address your homage to Dave Bowie cause you both camped/glammed it up at the same time really.
M: It’s 6s and 7s I guess we were all on the same train and we all bounced off each other’s ideas.
A: Fair enough – let’s talk about how fame affected you.
M: Oh you mean the drugs don’t you (don’t ya hate getting your mind read…)?
A: Yes [laughing].
M: You know I did not see this coming in my life, I really didn’t. I was riding the glam-rock wave and it carried me off. The pressure was tremendous and there was absolutely no respite. I could no longer walk down the street without being mobbed, the fans were camped outside my accommodation; every trip to the shops or to work had to be highly choreographed to avoid getting ripped to shreds. Now don’t get me wrong, it was fantastic, and I mean a fantastic experience which I wouldn’t trade for anything, but what I couldn’t see was how it was affecting my ego and my stress levels, so we were finding ways to let down the stresses and everyone was doing drugs, but the more wealth you have the more fame you have, the easier it is to not only succumb to drug culture, but to have it as a resource – rockers did drugs and I was invincible and I know that’s a crazy thing to say but remember we were riding waves of success and I watched the great rockers of the 60s succumb to the drug culture, but when you are part of it yourself, you say: well that won’t happen to me – you get delusional because you have it all. People depend on you for a living and so you get deliriously drunk on your own power.
A: Did drug culture and fame affect you more deeply than other rock stars do you think?
M: I do think it did – like I said, I had a heart and I followed it and my innocence became corrupted by the bourgeois systems we were able to tap into given the level of cash flows we had.
A: Let’s talk about your sex-appeal – you were so pretty and also bisexual I understand.
M: Yes, yes I was – we really had it all – well I had it all, from the voice, that wicked hair and yes, my looks, but even before the rock star days, I was a magnet for girls you now, I was horny and curious at a young age and I explored that by the age of 9 years old – I lost my virginity. I had an overwhelming sense of sexual power and girls just loved it, well guys did too. I attracted them all and being young in demand, being talented, I was happy to explore my body and anyone else’s who was that way inclined. The 60s were all about getting your knickers off and getting shagged – women were finally allowed their sexual freedoms despite how it was for them if they got pregnant, they looked past that and wanted sex, we all just wanted sex. It’s like someone turned the sex tap on and off we went and I was lucky I had all the right attributes to boot.
A: And on the note of drugs, alcohol, affairs, fame, etc – how did it affect your behaviour?
M: Well as you already know I was hard on people around me and I’m not proud of the fact I hit women but it wasn’t something I did all the time it was an occasional issue when I exploded, you know I’m far from perfect and was probably far too sensitive to the world I was in.
A: That’s fair enough and you’ve made peace with that part of your life now then?
M: Yes of course, you do that very quickly when you cross over, you see all your errors and all the successes I an instant.
A: Tell me about something that made you emotionally proud?
M: My son, he was something else, it was like watching a miracle because I got to love someone so deeply on the level that my heart was very capable of loving – there’s something far beyond words can say when you see that you’ve created a life so perfect and miraculous – do you know how much can go wrong along the way till the baby comes – I was in awe of that process and even to this day as I watch many babies being born all over this galaxy, I wonder about the magic of it all.
A: Sounds like it affected you quite profoundly then.
M: Yes [giggles] it did I guess and it probably saved me from staying an arsehole, which being who I was, with the cocaine and all I had become and arsehole.
A: Thank goodness for babies in that case. (Mark laughs, he’s such a sweet, sweet, soul, very tender, very magnetic and I’m not able to imagine him in his cocaine states he’s referencing.) Did you want to talk about the accident then that took your life? I am picking up a lot of your aches and pains everywhere from you especially in my neck.
M: Well, no not really, it was what it was and it was instant, you know there was no way out I was a gonna the minute we hit the tree. I felt no pains that my body had I still been in it what you’re experiencing – I was kind of catapulted, a fast ride out of the body.
A: Was it meant to happen?
M: Well, it’s hard to say to be honest, it probably was but I never really dwelled on the whys and wherefores, I just accepted that I died after having a wonderful short-lived life. I just hope that the fans forgave me for leaving so soon.
A: I’m sure they did. What was your finest moment then as Marc Bolan the rock star?
M: Well there are so many you know it’s very hard to pick out just one of them but my most joyous time was being on stage performing – giving to my fans everything I’d got to give them and learning so much about love in the life of Marc. I really, really, learned what it meant to love, to be loved and most importantly to create love and bring a child into the world – amazing.
A: What do you do now then or since you left earth in linear time so to speak?
M: I do a lot of things – I still create and I let that creativity flow outwards and land where it may. I don’t go looking for it once it has gone from my thoughts and I also travel a great deal. Travel is one of my passions and the universe is filled with not just the things in this dimension, it’s filled with things on many dimensional levels – I am the quintessential universal backpacker and I go where the mood and the breeze takes me. Every now and again I will stop searching for my heart’s desire and just create from the information that I’ve seen and integrated into who I am as a spirit – that’s the true me, the essence of who Marc was, is still with me and I don’t regret coming here to have the Marc Bolan experience, but there are so much more greater opportunities once you leave earth that I’m not sure I’ll ever have another life here as you understand it, the context you asked for it in.
A: Wow that is so romantic and beautiful what you just said – galactic backpacker – I think I want to be on that journey.
M: Then you shall join me one day and I will show you the greater places to visit, the miraculous places are not few in number it will take you an eternity to explore them all.
A: Wow, thank you – an invite I cannot refuse – you’re on!
M: But in the meantime there is much to achieve here on this planet and I see there have been some amazing movements since I left, I shall stay for a while and suss them out and see what’s going on, I’m now curious to be here again. I’ve been able to catch up with so many family, friends and of course rocks stars that I feel I may have missed this place more than I realised.
A: haha you’re getting the earth bug?
M: Well maybe not in that direct term but yes it holds a certain soir de la vie (I’m really not sure what French statement he was making here. I heard what he said phonetically as swar de la vee and looked for the spelling that fit what I heard, translated from the above French statement means evening of life).
A: You’re making my little brain work hard using French.
M: You don’t make your brain work hard enough. [teasing me]
A: haha probably not. Do you have any advice or something you’d like to pass on to the readers.
M: Yeah I sure do – don’t get caught up in your own desires and fantasies – always keep it real folks.
A: Do you mean stay grounded?
M: Yeah absolutely.
A: That’s fantastic, thanks, and what a beautiful soul you are.
M: Thank you for letting me have an outlet for Marc to speak – you’re the real star.