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Old 07-11-2010, 08:16 PM
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Is it considered cool for singer-songwriter guitarists nowadays to wear a hat? I saw a few performing in my town recently and a couple tonight on 'America's Got Talent'....I mean, if it is a trend, it doesn't exactly scream 'originality' and 'individuality' for a genre desperately in need of unorthodoxy.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:19 PM
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There's really only two choices.

Wear a hat or don't wear a hat. Both have been done for hundreds of years...so neither one is really original.

I guess if you want to be original you could wear a tomato on your head.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:21 PM
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I guess if you want to be original you could wear a tomato on your head.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:21 PM
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I don't know... some people look good in hats or caps or whatever the headgear is, and some people, with big heads (like me) do not look particularly good in hats. If Harrison Ford where a guitar player, he would look good wearing his Indiana Jones Stetson. I would not.

To each his own...

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Old 07-11-2010, 08:23 PM
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I don't know... some people look good in hats or caps or whatever the headgear is, and some people, with big heads (like me) do not look particularly good in hats. If Harrison Ford where a guitar player, he would look good wearing his Indiana Jones Stetson. I would not.

To each his own...

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Playing outdoors in cool weather, I can see it.

Indoors, it looks like a silly fashionista move to me.

I guess my impression is that if you feel the need to draw attention to your headgear,...your music needs some help.

I guess I'm alone on this one.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:49 PM
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Hmmm, well, Carlos Santana is bald as a cue ball and you NEVER see that dude on stage without a hat of some kind.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:51 PM
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Hmmm, well, Carlos Santana is bald as a cue ball and you NEVER see that dude on stage without a hat of some kind.
Or anywhere else. For some, it's more than a stage thing, it's part of who they are. Those folks wear hats on stage and look right doing it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:14 PM
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Back in the 1960s I stumbled across my grandfather's 1930s grey Stetson fedora carefully boxed up. A real Bogart ganster looking thing. I wore it when I gigged. I liked the hat.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:25 PM
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Back in the 1960s I stumbled across my grandfather's 1930s grey Stetson fedora carefully boxed up. A real Bogart ganster looking thing. I wore it when I gigged. I liked the hat.
I bet you looked great! What a cool hat that would have been!

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:30 PM
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I remember when these became trendy with some performers in the sixties......just sayin'.....

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:31 PM
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I guess if you want to be original you could wear a tomato on your head.
That's not a tomato, that's a sunburn!

Maybe I should have been wearing my hat...
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:38 PM
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That's not a tomato, that's a sunburn!

Maybe I should have been wearing my hat...
I know exactly what you mean!
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:39 PM
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There's really only two choices.

I guess if you want to be original you could wear a tomato on your head.
There are also 2 choices to 'wearing snow boots or not' or 'going barefoot or not'. But why would you?

A tomato?.....The sad thing is if that did become a trend somehow,....there are many that would follow.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:55 PM
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It's OK to wear a hat.

It's not OK if the hat wears you.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:29 PM
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I guess my impression is that if you feel the need to draw attention to your headgear,...your music needs some help.
You're wielding a very broad brush. You really think these guys are using hats to distract people from their poor musical skils?







As stated above, some guys like hats and look good in them. Some guys don't. Might as well judge a guy by his pants or shoes...
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