Friday, January 19, 2007

Mighty Nice Facial Hair...


Pretty funny bit about great mustaches in pop music, I agree more with the second set of picks (or I just like those artists better, I guess...).

I think they should have mentioned Mike Watt from the Minutemen, firehose etc. He sported one of the most memorable 'staches I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing.
One of my all time favorite musicians...he seems like a genuinely good guy too. Check out his website. Very detailed history of him and Minutemen and that whole scene, look at his extensive photo gallery, that boy really gets around, he rubs elbows with (or plays music with) everyone who is anyone in "indie" music for the last 26 plus years.

In looking at those photos, I see that Mr. Watt only just started sporting the distinctive mustache pictured above sometime in 2000 or so, and he seems to change up his facial hair on a fairly regular basis, so perhaps he is not as identified with his "lip warmer" as others are.

6 comments:

Will said...

I've had many opportunities to talk to Mr. Watt and I assure you that he is as good a guy as he seems.

t. primo said...

Yeah Will, I love the guy and his enthusiasm for life. I met him a while back at a solo show in Portland, OR. I couldn't believe how long he hung out in the parking lot after the show to talk with fans like me. Definately one of the true believers in the power of the common man...he lives what he preaches. I considder him a great example of how to conduct oneself with honesty and integrity (not always an easy thing to do in this world).

Backyard Chef said...

I saw Firehose w/ Volcano Suns at Irving Plaza in NYC right after Ragin' Full On came out. It was the first show I saw there and I was about 13 at the time, I think. I was intimidated by all the big rockers and the bigrock action, I think, but then Watt cut a swath through the crowd, just milling around and talking to people-- like he was as excited as we were. Man...that was cool. It also made me feel like part of the action. Isn't that what we all want?

t. primo said...

fIREHOSE and Volcano Suns @ 13!?!?!? Man you were way hip even that young, eh? I think at 13 I still thought Lynyrd Skynyrd was a guy, not a band. I still hadn't jumped off the Beatles bandwagon yet. (But when I did...)

WhosTheBoss said...

I feel lame....I thought Lynyrd Skynyrd was a guy that sang Sweet Home Alabama...sigh.

I got free tickets to go see the band Alabama for New Years Eve a few years ago in Las Vegas and kept on screaming out..."Play Sweet Home Alabama!!!"

That's when I learned that they don't sing that song and that drunk ladies in the bathroom can be very informative and helpful.

t. primo said...

Whostheboss, That is too funny. Thanks for reading my by now stale blog. I still have grand plans to get started on this, but don't hold your breath...