Friday, October 31, 2008
Balding Front Men
I feel bad for balding rock and roll front men. Can you imagine the immense pressure to maintain your "look"? I like that a natural step in the process of grieving is the hat. From Elton John, to Michael Stipe, to Billy Corgan, all balding front men go through a hat stage. It is almost like they don't know what to do, so they try to staunch the bleeding. It is only a temporary solution though. Soon the fans will catch on and they'll just think it is pathetic. This is where the real decision is made. Do you go the Elton John route with a toupee? Or do you shave your head completely bald and try to pass it off as a new style? This is a personal decision that every balding front man must make, or face the inevitable consequence of irrelevance. Balding front men, I support your decision, whichever way you decide.