That MOJO feature and George's Gilly badge yesterday.
Jamming good with Weird and Gilly...
In a regular feature called The Buzz, in the Collections section of the current
My cousin introduced me to a bunch of bikers when I was 15 and one of them was called Gilly. He had these great sideburns down the side of his face, and the head said he's expel him if he didn't shave them off. He refused, so he was expelled. When I told David, he couldn't believe that someone would have the guts to chuck in his academic career over some sideburns. He became a hero for David.
This sounds like a perfect description of real-life Spider Trevor Bolder who enjoyed highlighting his fine pair of 12" sideburns by spraying them silver. It's a shame George portrayed Gilly as a drummer, had Gilly been the bassist it would have seemed like it was all part of the master plan.
Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey & Trevor Bolder contemplate the
colour of Trev's sideburns in a hotel on the 1972 US Tour.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Lou Reed is the subject of MOJO's regular '10 Questions for...' feature. Considering there were only ten questions, interviewer Jaan Uhelszki wasted one of them thus: David Bowie appears on a song on The Raven, but all these years I think the world has thought you two don't get along, particularly because there was all that hoopla about you punching him in a cafe in Chelsea.
And this was Lou's understandably terse reply: Oh, that's not true. No. That's so stupid. That's so stupid. That shit is so gossipy, stupid. I mean I played David's 50th birthday thing at Madison Square Garden.
So there... Let that be an end to the matter.