Happiness as Anarchy #314: Retro Teenager

What do you do when you’re 14 and confined to home for an indefinite period of time? Try out new hairstyles. First you get your mama to trim off the bottom of the impending mullet, then you sculpt your hair into a 50s pomp. Next, phone a friend from the rockabilly scene for a few tips … more product, it needs to be wetter. Follow these expert instructions. Then wonder if you should move from mandolin to guitar.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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