06 January, 2009

The long slow march to the temples

So the mirror tells me my hairline has begun it's inevitable journey backward, and you know what? Fuck the mirror. I'd love to have longer hair again. I think I'm going to work toward that with as much diligence as possible. I'm not saying I am going to grow out a Jim Morrison style mane or anything, since that has never been particularly suiting for me. No, I think a few more inches would do it. You know, increasing the likelihood of comb over.

This is really the best picture I could find of about the length I'd like it to be. Maybe a little longer. I've had very short hair for a while now, a few years anyway. This picture is from the summer of 2005, and since then my hair has been at least an inch shorter than that.

I just haven't been able to tell I have hair up there when I move my head from side to side in a very long time, and I'd like to let it grow a little bit before, you know, before it's all gone. I'm grasping at straws here.

In other news, Bon Iver's album "For Emma, Forever Ago" is positively brilliant. It reminds me of the Bright Eyes album "I'm Wide Awake It's Morning," but with the voice of Matt Pond PA. It's a very stripped down folksie album, very accessible, although at times a bit too slow.

Also if you mix Bjork with Avril Lavigne, you get Ida Maria, a new guilty favorite.

As well, if you like and appreciate The Pirate Bay, shame on you. However there are some pretty funny responses to all the legal threats they get posted on their website. Funny stuff.