Well, in yet another one of the famous Singing News forum threads, we somehow got on the subject of hairstyles in SG after I posted this video of Brian Free & Assurance at a recent concert.
Someone, who shall remain unnamed (you can over to the SN site and see for yourself), made the comment that he couldn’t tell whether that was Ricky Free behind the drums or if BFA had gotten a girl to fill-in.
Well, naturally, someone thought he was attacking Ricky, and not merely making an observation about his, shall we say, rather long, feminine-like hairstyle. So begins a debate on hairstyles in the SG realm.
All of the usual subjects of debate came up, EHSSQ (*gasp* spikes!), Guy Penrod, etc. Now, I had long hair up until yesterday, when my parents made me get it cut, so I guess my view on hair is pretty moderate.
My view: if your hair is too long for people to tell what gender you are, it’s time to either get it cut or get some shape to it so people know if you’re male or female.
Take Guy Penrod, for instance. Anyone who has heard of Guy or seen him instantly thinks of that long mane of hair. Now, if I had long hair, I’d want it like his, because as Daniel Mount pointed out, his hair is “distinctly masculine.” His has some shape to it. Now, if he just let it go without doing anything whatsoever to it in the way of shaping it up, he’d probably end up looking like, well, a girl with a goatee. My hat’s off to Mr. Penrod for showing us all that long hair can have some class!
Feel free to agree or disagree with my views; I’d love to hear all the different opinions on this topic.