Wednesday, May 04, 2005
70's guy
When I drive my girls to ballet, I will often pass a guy walking on the shoulder of the road. Think this guy with no shirt on:



And, probably no musical talent.

I don't usually think much of the guy, except he's really tan, doesn't even have a shirt on his person, and seems to always be walking. It's probably just the time of day that I catch him. But, my general impression of him is that he's a 70's burnout rocker dude. Except it's 2005 and this guy is probably my age or younger.

I remember the 70's, but I was 10 when the decade was over and it never became a part of my permanent look. I ratted my hair for short while in the 80's and I even wore leg warmers in 8th grade but the 80's is not part of my permanent look. How does a man who was probably born in the 70's come off looking so dated?

I can see cultivating a 70's look, like this guy:
Bo Bice

But, this is just a guy with stringy hair, jeans and no shirt who looks a little down and out. Unlike Bo, he doesn't have a lot to even work with to give him that look. He's not trying to be Gregg Allman, he's just trying to get by.

My guess is that the spirit of the 70's (if you're looking at the burnout rocker dudes, not disco) can be summed up with being down, out, and getting by.
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