These came to my attention today – two in a staff meeting, one while purchasing chai:
1) What is with the nagalene bottle of water thing? I thought it was confined to college campuses but now I see folks everywhere toting around liter bottles of water in clear plastic canteens. There’s something that creeps me out about it (aside from the fact that water is being surreptitiously privatized) and the bottles always somehow look dirty to me.
2) Women (and let’s be fair, some men) have to stop that new streaking technique when they dye their hair. You know the one that was developed to look more natural by producing varied shades? Well for the most part when you really look at it, it just means that people have vertical stripes in their hair. It’s the new acid wash.
3) Little Richard had an incredible voice on him. He recorded everything he ever did way too many times, but I just heard an early recording of “Lucille” and it’s some of the fiercest singing ever. You can tell that live he could hold his own against big RnB bands with little or no miking. One of the reasons I can’t bear programs like “American Idol” is that someone like him would never have a chance on them. Conversely, none of the people from those shows can make me give the slightest shit about anything I’ve ever heard them sing.