“I Come From A Time…”

One garage band guy

tossed from his school because hair*:

Now beards and tattoos!


  • (Circa 1965 Sanford, Florida garage band with suitable dates throughout Central Florida found at least one of its Seminole High School Shy Guys’ bandmates tossed from SHS because the hair on the back of his head touched his button-down shirt collar.  He went on to DeLand High where we all know degeneracy cometh like ice in an O’Neal play. Not much later the band took its act South and soon – unfortunately just a decade or so too early – became the Band “Miami.”  Later Gloria’s guys made Miami Sound Machine famous.  But Shy Guys never pointed at me and said: whattaboudhim – he hain’t shaved since he been here and he’s a Junior! And that was true.  Some scofflaws are different from just scofflaws, it seems. There’s a tale in that sommers, and I will dig it out of me presently…I call it: “You do not have to shave but once you do you will have to shave every damn day until you die, I die or you leave home,” sayeth that master beard-grower aboard USS Hornet (CV-8) prior to October, 1942.)

Comments are closed.