Thursday, February 13, 2014
Got to Be a Joker
After watching the TV special The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (for the second time) last night, I recall this anecdote:
About 15 years ago, I used to vist a British pub in L.A. that hosted a Beatles tribute band every Saturday. In a twist, this tribute band’s “Ringo” was a long-haired young woman. Watching the band set up one night, I recalled a phrase that I used to hear in my childhood and thought I’d make a joke. “Hey, Ringo,” I called across the room, “get a haircut! You look like a girl!”
The joke was completely lost on her. She didn’t know a time when it wasn’t acceptable for men to have long hair.