Don't you let my letter get you down...
The current edition of Q (May 2001) which we have already mentioned once this month, ( 04/02/01 NEWS: WIN A SIGNED COPY OF BLOOD AND GLITTER ) has an interesting letter from the very observant Rachel Jenkins of Middlesex, that goes like this:
Dear QRe: The omnipresent David BowieThere has been a photo of David Bowie in every single issue of your fine magazine for the last year or so. Big or small, obvious or subtle, relevant or not, there is always an image of him (page 48 in last issue and page 14 in the one before that for example). Not that I'm complaining, it is surely a good thing to include visuals of probably the greatest musician in the world, but I was wondering - is there a Bowie-crazed photo editor? Or could it possibly be a huge conspiracy initiated by the Thin White Duke himself in order to remind us mere mortals just how great he is? Or is it some kind of crazy "Spot the Bowie" competition where I win lots of lovely prizes? Please Explain.
Rachel Jenkins, Teddington, Middlesex
No, It's just a freaky coincidence.
The letter is accompanied by a picture of Bowie from Glastonbury last year, not that it mattered of course, the 'Blood and Glitter' special contained a further five pictures. Well spotted Rachel, and long may this practice continue, after all we mention Q as often as they mention DB!
Total Blam Blam (European Correspondent)