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calling all MULLETS: a trial and confession
WOW! I am sure the first intentional mullet was david bowie's at the time of the Ziggy stardust tour in the early 1970's. It seems that everyone in this country had the impression that his hairstyle was far out, 'way out'-in fact. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/10/ziggy_stardust.jpg
The realization of coolness associated with said style eventually thawed out amongst us americans-even though it took a while. I think I first identified John cougar with a real mullet. But as soon as bono started to cultivate his own piece (1983 war-tour era), I knew I had to have one.
Wow, what a trip! the whole mane was dyed black with bleached highlights on the top of the crown. It was just too cool. I got mine done up exactly the same-the highlights were tough, they had to be individually wrapped in foil and heat seared-and that burnt my head-but who cares? It was totally worth it. That haircut was responsible for instant coolness-lotsa action from young teenage women, who irresistibly flocked to my side. It was hard getting through english class without having to make out with the teacher-that is how amazing that mullet was.
Alas, I found out the hard way that cool is only cool until 95% of the high school copies it, and then you are the parachute pants of fashion if you keep it up-so I just grew out my hair all one length. That got popular about 7 years later, so I cut it chin-length. Then that got popular so I just hacked it all off. That got popular too.
but hey, I'm a style beacon-what can I say.
Anyway-back to the beloved mullet.
You might say the mullet saved my life. I don't know if it was rick springfield or rod stewart-but surely one of these men set the stage for my babe-magnet skills. ha, there I go rambling again. but back to the mullet-I need to hear from you, men and women (nothing more BUTCH than a woman with a mullet-and I mean that in a good way) I harken for your feelings-do you dwell like I do around a stagnant fashion pond filled with memories of joy-but amongst the cloudiness of vanity; only the mullet floats? I need to hear your experiences with the mullet. I know it is a fool's errand to try to bring the mullet back-it has had its day, but I know there are many good stories out there that you can share about your mullet. And this is the place. Many of us spent the 90's hiding all those photos of our mullets. It is time to heal that gaping wound. Sow the seeds of pride. Please use years-I love to hear about which era your mullet is. Perm or no perm-it doesn't matter. GIVE IN TO THE POWER OF THE KENTUCKY WATERFALL or TENNESSEE TOP HAT!