Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Antoine Dodson

 They rapin errbody out there. -Antoine Dodson

Now i realize that his mustache is not very prominent...more like he just hasn't shaved in a couple days, but the cultural impact this man has left on society deserves some recognition. With millions of hits on youtube, countless spinoffs, and a song that went number 23 or some shit on the billboard hot 100, I feel Antoine Dodson should be Time Magazine's "Man of the Year".

 From Wikipedia:

Dodson was interviewed on July 28, 2010, by NBC affiliate WAFF-48 News after the alleged attempted rape of his sister by an intruder in her bedroom, in the "projects" of Lincoln Park.

A frame from the viral "Bed Intruder Song" music video, which sourced its footage from an interview NBC affiliate WAFF-48 News conducted with Antoine.
The video of the interview caught attention due to the passionate and flamboyant style of his delivery, speaking directly to the camera, in which he directly addressed the people of his neighborhood as well as the would-be rapist, and his use of street vernacular. The reactions were mixed. Some local viewers phoned the TV station to complain that interviews with people such as Dodson reflected poorly on the community, whereupon the station defended broadcasting the interview by stating that censoring such people is "far worse". To millions of young followers he was a cult hero. Jonathan Capehart, editorial page writer for The Washington Post, wrote that Dodson became an instant Internet sensation because "in this age of fake reality TV, he puts the real in reality", to which he later added that Dodson "is one of the strongest people we’ve seen in a while".
The video of Dodson's television interview "went viral" and then inspired several musical remixes, including a video by musical group The Gregory Brothers, known as the "Bed Intruder Song", which in turn inspired many further covers and remixes, including one by comedian Dane Cook and a punk rock version by a team formed by Hayley Williams of Paramore, Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory, and Ethan Luck of Relient K.[8]
Dodson was interviewed for the Today Show on NBC on 26 August 2010 about his new found "Web superstardom". On the program, Dodson's YouTube video was called "one of the most watched online videos ever," with the hosts noting it had already been viewed over 16 million times as of that date. Dodson has done radio shows in Australia, has fans in London and is now widely recognized in his hometown of Huntsville.
Dodson has a website in which he asks for donations to assist his family in moving "out of the hood" The money, as well as money from sales of "Bed Intruder" on iTunes and merchandise such as T-shirts, will go to helping his family buy a new home and setting up a foundation for juvenile diabetes, a disease that has afflicted both his sister and his mother.
In an interview with Barry, the Gregory Brothers reported that they had sold over 100,000 copies of The Bed Intruder Song on iTunes.
In August of 2010, Dodson noted the irony of having "a hit on iTunes, but we're still in the projects."
On September 16, 2010, Us Weekly reported that Antoine Dodson had made enough money from the song to move his family out of the projects to a better house.

This made me laugh hard. "In an interview with CBS, Dodson told Shira Lazar that he had been a rape victim in the past.

Good to know they are finally movin to that deluxe apartment in the sky.  

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Frank Zappa

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
Frank Zappa

From wiki:

Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (pronounced /ˈzæpə/; December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, electronic, orchestral, and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.

Thats all well and great but what i really care about is that trademark mustache. Now frank did it a little differently because he wore a soul patch as well. While normally I think this would take away from the power of the stache...in his case I feel he knew what he was doing.

"One of the most artistically influential musicians whose mustache inspired a style, in that it brought in the Soul Patch, to a style that's now called 'The Zappa,' which is the Chevron mustache with a small Soul Patch." -AMI Chairman Aaron Perlut

Who knows, on my extensive mustache journey....i might just have to give "The Zappa" a try.

In the words of Ron Burgandy...."That's baby makin music right there..."

Friday, September 24, 2010

Famous Mustaches That Changed History

I came across this article today and thought it was rather fitting.


I don't know if I'm ready to join the American Mustache Institute yet....maybe I should tell this guy about my blog.

But seriously though, out of the 20 mustaches, which are your favorite?

I"m kinda rocking the "ron burgandy" right now, but I'm pretty damn impressed with Tom Selleck's. I mean it takes a certain kind of man to wear a mustache like that and still make women swoon....then again I don't know how well it would hold up in 2010.....

The Beginning

In this post I shall summarize the first 3 weeks of growing a mustache.

Week 1: This was not my first attempt at facial hair. I've tried to grow a goatee a couple of times, and while i do like it for about a week or so....after that it just looks like chin pubes. I have come to find that girls don't really like pubes in general, especially if they are on your chin. Unfortunately I cannot grow a beard at all. Hair only comes  in on my chin, upper lip, and neck. Yes, I can grow a sweet neckbeard.

So the initial week was kinda shitty.  I just started to look kinda like a homeless mexcian...and i'm not hispanic. People at work would make fun of me and my boss told me I needed to clean up my appearance. I explained to him that i was attempting to grow a mustache, and considering he had a mustache himself, I figured he would sympathize. He just laughed and told me I didn't look like I had potential. This scared me, but I was determined.

Welcome to the Meanderings of a Mustachioed Man


I'm 23 years old, and i have a mustache. It is my very first mustache and is now about 2 months old. It has already been a rather fascinating journey, and I felt it was time to tell the world about it. The next few posts will be about the various stages and experiences that have been encountered  so far. When you are a young dude with a mustache, people always seem to have an opinion about it. I also think I have some pretty crazy stories about love, life, and the universe that i would also like to share.

Also, I was told yesterday but some guy that there ain't nothing gayer then cum on a mustache. I, for one, would have to agree.

The picture is Ted Nugent.