May 11th, 2008

Easter Island Pez

Never underestimate the power of a mullet.

A post in jourdannex's LJ reminded me of a conversation I had with my hairstylist recently.

Jennifer (my stylist) confided in me cut-before-last that her current biggest frustration is men who come in, sit in the chair, and tell her they want their hair cut very short on the sides - like a #4 guard or so - short with bangs on the top, and down to the shoulderblades in the back. "But," they then tell her, "don't make it look like a mullet."

Are you as confused as I am? This is a request she gets FREQUENTLY. Which amazes me for any number of reasons.

  1. I really would not expect men who want mullets to be getting them at a place that charges $20 a cut
  2. What on earth do they think a mullet is?
  3. What do they think their mullet is, and how do they think it differs from a mullet?


There has got to be some kind of strange mullet etiquette that mere mortals such as myself (and my too-chic-to-want-to-cut-mullets stylist chick) wot not of. Something that divides the mullet from, I don't know, for lack of a better word shall we call it a catfish? Or maybe there's an entire ecosystem of redneck haircuts we just don't understand the subtleties of. Like Eskimos supposedly having twelve different words for "snow". For all I know I could walk into a SuperCuts and ask for a "bream" and be served with no further questions asked. A "crappie" certainly doesn't seem out of the question...

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a music recommendation

If you aren't familiar, you really need to check out the album Details by Frou Frou (a temporary pairing of the writer/vocalist Imogene Heap and the producer Guy Sigsworth, from 2002). Yes, I know, the band's name is fucking horrible and an immediate turn-off. But the music is oh so worth it.

Examples:

Frou Frou - Let Go headline track on the album; used in the soundtrack to Garden State.

Frou Frou - Breathe In the lilting music and the wry way she uses her voice in this one is captivating.

Frou Frou - It's Good To Be In Love a touch haunting and bittersweet; congratulating an ex on being newly in love rather than crowing about her own. Sort of the talking-to-your-ex perspective of the old 10cc song I'm Not In Love (since covered by Tori Amos and also by Olive, among many many others), if you remember that.

If it tells you anything, those are the first three tracks. LOVE THIS ALBUM.

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