Aug 25, 2009

Cut My Hair

So it's been about a year and a half now that I've lived with long locks. And it's been at least 8 months since the last time I got a trim, so I headed out last Wednesday to get that shit cleaned up.

Told my rock and roll stylist that I still wanted to keep the hair long, but I wanted to get rid of the split ends and a little bit of length. Especially in the back, as it was down to the middle of my back.  Seriously.

So he took off around 3 inches all around, maybe 4-5 inches in the back and I was pretty happy with how it came out. No I won't be posting pictures of my head, thank you very much.

But I guess I had been wearing my hair up in a topknot or back in a ponytail for months now, because the first few times I went out with my hair down everyone I know was shocked at how long my hair has grown. And this was AFTER I had it cut. Whatever. It just feels neater now and it is certainly less smothering in the oppressive summer heat.

But it's sill long enough for me to pull back into a pony tail, so I'm happy. And Gia's happy. That is what's most important.

Anyway, as Pete wrote, "why should I care?"

Cut My Hair
by Pete Townshend & The Who
Why should I care
If I have to cut my hair?
I've got to move with the fashions
Or be outcast.
I know I should fight
But my old man he's really alright,
And I'm still living at home
Even though it won't last.

Zoot suit, white jacket with side vents
Five inches long.
I'm out on the street again
And I'm leaping along.
I'm dressed right for a beach fight,
But I just can't explain
Why that uncertain feeling is still
Here in my brain.

The kids at school
Have parents that seem so cool.
And though I don't want to hurt them
Mine wont me their way.
I clean my room and my shoes
But my mother found a box of blues,
And there doesn't seem much hope
They'll let me stay.

Zoot suit, etc.

Why do I have to be different to them?
Just to earn the respect of a dance hall friend,
We have the same old row, again and again.
Why do I have to move with a crowd
Of kids that hardly notice I'm around,
I work myself to death just to fit in.

I'm coming down
Got home on the very first train from town.
My dad just left for work
He wasn't talking.
It's all a game,
'Cos inside I'm just the same,
My fried egg makes me sick
First thing in the morning.


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Mine won't be their way!


Kaye Waller said...

I prefer "Almost Cut My Hair" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

But hey, glad you're happy with it! Long hair is a drag in the summer.

Verdant Earl said...

Steph - Hippie! ;)

Unknown said...

I haven't let my freak flag fly in many years. I enjoyed the post very much especially reading the lyrics of that great Who classic. I love that whole album.

I was hoping for a picture though.

badgerdaddy said...

Well, he certainly seems to be inspired by your hair. what is that, 69 comments? I think he's trying to tell you something with that number... Must be Slyde.

2abes said...

I wish you would ask your asian friends to post in English. They have a lot to say and I've heard its all very funny. I thought your next hair cut would go for a totally new look, like maybe Bruce Willis. Some people look good with out you think you would?

Anonymous said...

I had something to say about you being a hippie but if you'll excuse me, I need to go yell at your spam filter for you!

sybil law said...

I think Anonymous has a crush on you!
All that talk about your sexy long hair has pushed him over the edge! (Oh and he's visited me, too. Woohoo! Douchebag.)
Anyway, I have no problems with long hair on guys - as long as they have decent hair. I am disappointed by the lack of pictures but I'll assume you look awesome. :)

Avitable said...

Apparently, Anonymous votes for you posting a picture of your hair. I think he's in love with you.

Slyde said...

wow, i didnt realize Asians were so fucking crazy about hair!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Doesn't Anonymous sleep? 4:30am? I guess not.

Rock on!

- Jennifer

Heff said...

If I cut mine it wouldn't grow back, therefore, I DON'T.

Verdant Earl said...

MikeB - you can hope, but I prolly won't post one.

badger - I have my suspicions that my Taiwanese spammer is really Slyde in disguise.

2abes - I have a funny shaped no, I prolly wouldn't look good with hair.

Hilly - One of the major defects with Blogger is no spam filter. Sigh.

Sybil - If you are into pudgy guys with long gray hair, then yes...I look awesome! Besides, there are pics of me out in blog world. Just not on my blog. Cryptic enough? ;)

Avitable - It's a love/hate thing. All hate on my side.

Slyde - The Taiwanese fucking love me!

Jenn - Taiwanese spambots never sleep. That's why they are gonna win the cyber wars in the future.

Verdant Earl said...

@All - And yes, I have implemented comment moderation for all posts now. Expect to hear a crazy man rant about it tomorrow.

Faiqa said...

I ascertain from the comments above that my Asian operatives have succeeded in annoying the shit out of you. My work here is done.

But, uh, expect more comments until we get a photo of your lovely locks.

Verdant Earl said...

Faiqa - I will not bow down to your terrorist spam organization. Never surrender. Never retreat!!!

Michelle said...

Well said my friend!