Monday, January 14, 2008


Well you weren't much help were you? Only Ziggi applied her extensive knowledge of physics to the 'choice of seat on the bus' problem.

Anyway, today the front seats were both taken so I had to sit further back.

This is how I identified the syndrome of 'People who don't live up to their Hairstyles'.
On my left was a young bloke with an extreme mohican. However, he was wearing a tan suede jacket, grey trousers and dirty black trainers. His plump girlfriend had lanky hair, and shapeless jeans.

In front of me was a glorious work of art in the John Cooper Clark/ Amy Winehouse/Russell Brand style. It was silky and clean - I wanted to reach out and bury my hand it. This guy was wearing the full black Russell style outfit as well. He must have been an expert backcomber, but his face (I'd seen it as I walked to my seat) was shy and mousey.

Talking of experts - my backcombing skills were once the envy of Lancashire.
My school hat was always perched on top of my beehive which not only looked ridiculous but invariably led to detention.

Extreme backcombing was my only talent - so I found it a bit difficult to move on when this happened.


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Blogger Rimshot said...

Hrmph (he said)

I'm hurt that my 'bring your own rope and lash yourself to the seat' advice was not counted.

Also, I don't know what backcombing is, but I'll have you know that I certainly lived up to my hair back in the days when I had any.

10:30 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

See, the problem with backcombing the hair too high is that spiders or cockroaches can move into your hairdo and burrow through your ears into your brain and eat your brain causing you to go insane and then die.

Have you read Russell Brand's Booky Wook? I'd like to know if it's worth the read.

4:23 am  
Blogger Dave said...

It was the burrowing insects worry that caused me to have my hair cropped really close to my scalp (that and the fact that I don't have to comb it after taking my cricket helmet off).

9:23 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

Only John Robb lives up to his hairstyle.

1:45 pm  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

You must have been so relieved when Robert Smith from the Cure brought backcombing back to it's former glory.

2:37 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

My owner was dis-tressed (geddit!) when parted with his parting. He went from Bob Dylan circa Blonde on Blonde to Fred Elliot in the twinkling of an eye.

David Cameron lives up to his haircut. Smarmy with divisions on the right.

2:50 pm  
Anonymous Piggy and Tazzy said...

Do you know - every time I see that fucking Russell Brand, I want to kick him hard in the cunt.

Really hard.

6:40 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

If your backcombing skills were the envy of Lancashire, did you do John Cooper Clark's do for him? As it were.

8:33 pm  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Back or front combing is a but a memory for a slaphead like me Kaz (:O).. Wash and Go... Wash and it bloody Went.

9:05 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thanks for your suggestion - but Roping and Lashing do not count as Physics.
I hope you live up to your scalp.

The papers used to print gruesome photos of the beasts that crawled out of the beehives.
I'm sure a large part of my brain has been destroyed already - probably for the best.

I'm waiting for 'Booky Wook' to come out in paperback - I'll keep you posted.

Ah 'Helmet Hair' the curse of cyclists and cricketers.

Another Lancashire chap. Hope he's still living up to it when he's as old as Jimmy Page.

Yes it was great - it was Dallas during the week and Goth at weekend.

Just love the David Cameron joke - but you can be very cruel sometimes.
I don't mind you calling Mr P an arse - but Fred Elliot is just going Too Far - I said Too Far.

He's certainly androgynous ... but lovely with it.

JCC was a lab technician, but unfortunately not mine. I saw him a couple of times but he didn't hire me.
However, I've had several calls from Amy's agent.

Well - at least you won't need to take two bottles into the shower any more!

9:11 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Yea ..........where do these Russell Brand -Clones come from?They have just appeared fully-formed from nowhere(no intermediate stage it seems?)
Hey.when i was 16 i showed 2 chicks the cover of blonde on blonde ........"I want to look like that" i ordered!
they spent a whole afternoon in our front-room .It stank of cat-piss ammonia by the time they had sat with rollers in.My Dad looked worriedly on.......Finally I looked the part!.......i got ready for the Disco..(BUT) started pissing down& by the time i reached the gig i looked like a damp/flat about Rainy Day Women !

9:26 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Amy Whinehouse has the most hideous and disgusting hair in the world

I dare you find a picture of someone with hair more disgusting than hers

*shudders and vomits*

9:46 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I just love that style.
Umbrellas weren't cool in those disco days - you needed one of those transparent plastic hoods that tied under the chin.

How about this ?

10:26 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

My backcombing talent has been inherited - my Mother did it daily. So do I, but unintentionally - it's known as "forgot to brush since I got up six hours ago" hair.

2:17 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

my mother did back combing but I've never needed too - mine does it naturally and without any style whatsoever.
I've never felt so fashionable!

5:26 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

I know there's one too many os on the 'too' - I'm adding extra lettterss in a revolt againstt text spellingg I think!

5:27 pm  
Blogger Oswegan said...

I had a mowhawk once.


5:53 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

There's two kinds of backcombing isn't there?
There's the one like yours and the one (probably) like your mum's where you smooth it alll over the top to look like a football.

Wow - how cool are you?

Or do I mean how coooool RU?

How brave.
But - methinks once is enough -

9:15 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

Should I know who Russell Brand is?

Not the Brand beloved of advertising people, surely.

10:54 am  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

See how topical my posts can be...
Russell Brand in tree form just for you Kaz.. ha! well spotted.

12:49 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

He's the guy in the pic with the woman (Amy Winehouse)

He is on TV every single day, writes for the Guardian about sport (West Ham) and everything else. He speaks at the Oxford union, is in the latest St Trinian's fillum and has published a book.
He give a whole new meaning to the word Ubiquitous.

The wonders of nature eh?
I said he was ubiquitous.

1:38 pm  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Qoute: "I said he was ubiquitous"
I'm glad you said it because I can't :O)

4:18 pm  
Blogger david mcmahon said...

G'day from Oz. I came here from Old Tom Wigley's site.

Hmmmmm, my kids found a shot of me from my college days - long hair, sideburns.

They were hysterical with laughter. Why would that be the case, I wonder!!!!

6:55 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I can spell it - don't know about say it!

G'day from Manchester.
They were just jealous of your retro style.

8:12 am  
Blogger I, still, like the views said...

for some reason I find Russell (Brand not Grant) very attractive. . .

1:26 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

It's his slinky figure and penetrating eyes.

4:36 pm  
Blogger San said...


Came over from David's place. Really fun post--from the wonderful title to the priceless images!

Thank you for making me grin.

6:42 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thanks San.
Your hair looks nice - I'm sure you live up to it!

7:01 pm  

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