Right now I'm watching a film on BBC4 about Scott Walker. You know, that bloke that David Bowie, Radiohead, Pulp et al always namecheck. So far the film is 50% interesting information and 50% random shots of famous musicians nodding with their eyes closed, Scotty crooning in the background.
What I have been wondering for many years is, why do Men of Rock always have such skinny legs? When I think of the Beatles I think of their twig-like pins in those natty grey suits. Mick Jagger, AC/DC, Johnny Rotten, every boofheaded hipster in the NME. All of 'em!
Which comes first – the body or the rock? Do blokes hit the age of 16 or so and look in the mirror, Right. I've got no arse and tiny legs, I'd better join a band! Or do the legs come later; a product of the rock lifestyle – sex, drugs and malnourishment. Are there heaps of really talented bottom-heavy blokes sulking in their bedrooms, not even trying because they know they won't look good in drainpipe jeans?
If you can think of someone truly rockin' with chunky thighs let me know!