Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Have Mullet, Will Travel

First Press PassI was foraging through the Viewfinder BLUES studios earlier when I actually found something to blog about: my inaugural Media ID. I remember the day my very first news director pulled me aside and told me with a gruff I'd be covering the Presidential visit to Eastern Carolina. "K-e-w-l", I thought, envisioning a one-on-one sit down with George Herbert Walker Bush. Little did I know then I'd be sucking tarmac fumes while Air Force One taxied to a stop a half mile away. No, as I sauntered down the hall to get my photo taken, I conjured up small talk for the Prez and I to share while the Secret Service guys yammered into their cufflinks.

Rusty Camaro Not Included..."Get my good side," I told the production manager as she fumbled with her Polaroid, "this one's for Herbert." The manager rolled her eyes and lined up the shot while I gave her camera my best thousand yard stare. The next day, I picked up my shiny new I.D. and admired it all the way to my afternoon ribbon-cutting. I'd arrived, I decided. No longer some nameless studio schlub, I was an official member of the Fourth Estate, a swaggering interloper welcomed at crime scenes and fancy ballrooms, as long as I flashed that most prized possession from my velcro wallet. Strangely, the fact that I looked like a roadie from a .38 Special cover band didn't seem to bother me. Since then however, my kids have more than made up for it with their own special brand of shame.

Can't say I blame them...

17 comments:

Andy said...

That picture alone cheers me up. Thanks for the smile 'slinger!

Mr. Sun said...

Alright!

Smitty said...

OMG.. I can't think of a more appropriate title for that post. LMAO.. Rock on, 'slinger.

Roch101 said...

I really enjoyed your music.

dustin. said...

I've got video of it!

Jorge_Guapo said...

That thing was so long, it must have flapped in the wind.

Bluedog Photog said...

Dude, that takes BIG ONES to post that picture!!! Come to think of it, I seem to remember seeing that photo on the post office wall back in the late 80's... hmmmmmmm.

David Boyd said...

Your music was great, but didn't compare to you lacing them up.

Anonymous said...

Suspiciously Familiar

Chris Morton said...

Mullet Master, that is definitely promo-worthy flashbax material. Its kinda like Brad Jones in Polyester.

HockeyPat said...

Hey man! Know where I can score some Oxycontin?

Lenslinger said...

Well well well. Now I know where I stand with my small band of loyal readers. Day after day I pour my heart and souls into a post and am lucky to get two comments. Yet when I stick up a goofy photo of myself in a bad haircut, the floodgates open. I guess now I know what to post whenever my site traffic sags. Luckily, I got dozen of shots with me with late 80's wrestler hair. Consider yourselves warned...

Rad said...

There's nothing wrong with a good mullet! That's my motto and I'm sticking by it.

Rad said...

I ended up linking to this post... and posting a mullet of my own. Hope you don't mind. It would be cool if it starts a trend.

Rad

Anonymous said...

I knew you were hot but DAMN you're fine!

HockeyPat said...

^
Stewart! Haven't we talked about posting anonymous posts to your own stories?

nc2philly said...

Nice mullet. When you got that cut off, did you donate it to Locks of Love? That would make one FINE wig!