Going for the Jim Morrison look, Gnu?
Oh look! Gnu IS soft and fluffy!
I am not, dammit! I'm mean, and moody, and mag...
Oh alright. As I've mentioned before, the name wildebeest
is a misnomer; gnus may look fierce and wild, but they are essentially very timid creatures whose basic response to any problem is to run away from it very fast. While looking fierce. And wearing shades. And trying to look tough like Jim Morrison. Just like me.
Actually Aga, at about the time of that photo, I moved into a complete glam-rock thing based on Bowie, Roxy Music and Mott the Hoople. If I remember correctly (and I'm afraid I do), this involved wearing silver platform boots, velvet jackets, eye-makeup and lipstick. (And losing the beard; because that would look silly, right?).
I am relieved to say that no photographs of that particularly gnuminous phase of my life have survived. You'll have to use your imagination.
Moving on; fifteen years later, I'd abandoned my dreams of Being Jim Morrison
, and instead decided to pursue power directly by becoming a politician. Rather stupidly, I joined a Party which reflected my political beliefs (the Green Party), thus ensuring that my dreams of power would remain dreams. Nevertheless, I did stand for Parliament in the UK General Election of '87, and I remain eternally grateful to the 383 people who voted for me.
This was the photo used in the campaign literature:
Too soft and fluffy, probably. Should've worn shades.
PS Larissa, great dress! And headband! You look like you're going to sacrifice a goat, or something... I like that in a woman...