One again I have signed up for "Movember", it's the only time of the year my family (begrudgingly) puts up with facial hair. Last year in addition to the Mo, I also got wifey to dye my hair/mo/eyebrows dark brown. I actually quite liked it...I'll ask her to do that again. So at the end of the month, when I'm looking fresh out of the '70s, I'll record a video of "Get Back" by The Beatles, in Beatles costume. I've pretty much nailed what I wanted to do with the song, so it is ready to go. I was also thinking I'll record it Rooftop Concert style, to break up the monotony of me sitting in a bare room on a chair belting out tunes...
Meanwhile, Shaun Street of streetartistmanagement.com.au after seeing me at his open mic has been discussing getting me on his list of performers for corporate gigs. Which is pretty cool - it won't be quite as family friendly as the predictable permanent weekly gig I previous had - but seeing as I don't currently have a permanent weekly gig, I like the idea of doing something.
It would seem appearance is important. "You can't overdress for a corporate gig", so looks like I will need to dust off my suit. Interestingly, and comically, Shaun mentioned "If you want to wear a hat that's cool, musos wear hats." I'm sure he didn't mean it but I translated that to "maybe cover up your balding gray head" - ha ha. I remember for a while there Adam Rafferty was wearing an Ivy Cap in all his videos - he is balder and grayer than me. But of late, he seems to have embraced his male pattern baldness and his videos are now cap-free.
I do like hats though. I'm thinking maybe a subtle Trilby.