Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Hey There Delilah

I realised at a very young age that I was attracted to creativity and talent: At the tender age of 12 I stumbled across the grade 7 geek playing guitar in the music block and instantly developed a major first crush. Prior to discovering Jeremy’s hidden talent I simply saw him as that skinny dude, who didn't say much, had bad floppy hair and awkward stubble.

In the past I have been known to have celebrity crushes on the most average looking men, simply because they own an amplifier - I secretly believe these crushes stem from 2 things:

1) I’m a sucker for talent
2) I secretly find the whole “we trash hotel rooms, I don’t give a *&%$ attitude” a turn on

I therefore pose to you this question: Why do musicians/rock stars gain instant street style cred simply because they can strum a guitar or belt out a tune?

Let's be frank, their ability to coordinate an outfit is quite limited to a retro AC/DC shirt, some type of leather jacket, faded denim often of the skinny variety and their accessories restricted to a head full of out of control fuzz and a grubby 3 day growth. I often wonder whether these Indie Punk Rockers put a major amount of thought into this T-shirt and jeans combination or do they truly roll out of bed with a dirty hangover and throw on the first thing they see on their bedroom floor? I know they would like us to believe it’s the latter, (it works better with their laissez faire attitude) but I have my doubts.

Oh and I’ve also always had this stupid dream of being itched into musical history with my name appearing in the title of a hit song – how do you suppose Eleanor of the Rigby fame or Sally who apparently drove a Mustang got their names on the back of a record sleeve? Slept with the band maybe? Now that’s Rock and Roll (if not kind of dirty and uncouth).

1 people have commented:

Anonymous said...

Rock on!!!