Rock star hair

Handwritten page of a diary dated December 9, 1979

would NOT admit this to anyone, but after all these years, I still can only choose a hairstyle if it looks good on some guy who sings a song I’m into.

Here’s what I’ve had so far:

“Subterranean Homesick Blues” by Bob Dylan, who had hair like mine anyway, I just had to grow it some.

“You Shook Me” by Led Zeppelin, and then “Love, Reign o’er Me” by the Who, easy again because Robert Plant and Roger Daltry had hair like Dylan’s only longer.

“Fountain of Sorrow” and yes my life was a downer around that time — NOT just because disco had begun. Mostly because of Barb, or — as she was known back then: THE GIRL WHO CRIED EVERY DAY FOR ALMOST 6 MONTHS STRAIGHT. Had to straighten my hair to make it look like Jackson Browne’s — but that was all part of the suffering.

Later, “Turn to Stone” and “Birmingham Blues.” ELO was one of the only groups around that time that wasn’t dorky. Lucky for me — Jeff Lynne’s hair was curly and long.

Now for my job I can’t have long hair and the only current song I like is “My Sharona” by The Knack — so here I go back to that hair straightener — the smell of which crawls in your nose and tries to kill you.


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