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£13 haircut and what it tells you about music

April 2, 2009

FIRSTLY, when did a barbershop haircut get to being the £13 I paid yesterday in downtown Liverpool? However that might just have been worth it given the music that I listened to on the shop’s iPod dock.
The hairdresser, early 20s, (looked a bit new Romantic-like), had a fantastic iPod on shuffle, reggae, bit of good hippity hoppity and then a load of Depeche Mode.
And here’s the thing that threw me – it was hers. I asked said (less than talkative)hairdresser if it was an iPod owned by a boy, she replied I was a cheeky sod and that it was hers.
I made the sweeping generalisation because I have always associated reggae and the hard core hippity hoppity as essentially boyish, fan boy, male pursuits, along with elements of soul and prog, and just as hi NRG and torch songs, Eurovision, some singer songwriters and modern indie were essentially straight female and sometime gay pursuits.
How wrong I was.

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  1. April 2, 2009 11:08 pm

    As I pay my £7 tomorrow to get my number 2 all over at penny lane barbers, I shall pine for the aforementioned ipod. In all likelihood the orange women that work there will be tuned into some club music crap and try to sell me a beatles keyring as I exit through a crowd of Chinese tourists standing in the middle of the road. Perhaps I should just pay the extra £6.

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