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Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

The Mysterious Connection Between Music and Hair Loss

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Ed, another Broadside like that one and Dave Barry and Gene Weingarten can officially be notified there is a new humor columnist out there and Easy Ed is coming after them...by the way, I have a little more hair than you, and I can't hear squat...so your warning is a bit late for me, but it's good public service for the millenials so thanks for posting...

In contrast to the ridiculous theory that earbuds cause your hair to fall out I've noticed just the opposite effect! I have some rather lush hair growth inside my ears that began around the time I turned fifty and  started using earbuds on a daily basis!

And Mr. Mutt is a scientist so you can take this little factoid to heart...as a matter of fact, I only occasionally wear earbuds (as I have to take hearing aids out to put earbuds in, and even with my minimal usage I am cultivating a crop of "ear hair" myself...

Mutt and Jim, listen to Motörhead through headphones and problem solved.  

Apparently Warren Zevon was taking advantage by "swindling the bald". 

Funny column, Ed!  No Flock Of Seagulls phase?  

I've gone the opposite direction. Throughout the late 60's and early 70s I had long locks like my fellow hippies but by the late 70s when I had steady warehouse jobs I shortened it but kept it long enough to not look like a redneck or 50s geek (about the length of my picture here) but after Trump got elected I let it grow to let my freak flag fly again and (in my own mind at least) seperate myself from the Trumpers. So even though I'm bald on top almost like a monk's tonsure it's reaching my shoulders everywhre else--kind of like Allen Ginsburg at his most hippie-est. And I appreciate my peers who keep their freak flags flying like David Crosby and Arlo Guthrie and think guys like Country Joe McDonald who now look like insurance salesmen just look wrong. Of course it's all just hirsute nonsense but I am what I am.

This was a really great post Ed! It brought back some great memories of guys hair styles and some of the crazy natural stuff my late husband tried! And made me giggle....

That Ronco spray on hair commercial is too funny...

Unrelated but since NoDepression effectively killed discussions, community, etc.  I thought I'd post this here:

Jerry Garcia's first known recording

What? They killed discussions and communities? When did this happen?