Hairy Haiku Wanted By John Mayer May 3, 2008
After a May Day blog post about his new look, John Mayer –and his new feathered ’80s-haircut–headed out to New York’s Soho Friday night, still talking about, yes, his newly shorn tresses. “I want everyone who reads PEOPLE magazine to know how important this haircut is,” Mayer said outside the Comedy Cellar after performing a standup routine. It’s important because it draws people together. Feel it. Run your fingers through my hair, and tell me what it feels like. It feels like silk.” And hair was the only topic on Mayer’s mind, having brushed off questions about his Miami weekend with Jennifer Aniston, saying, “Forget about blogs.” Instead, Mayer took this reporter’s hand and insisted that she run her fingers through his hair again– and again. “Run your fingers through it all the way and describe what it feels like,” he said, before demanding, “Now, write a haiku about what my hair feels like.” It couldn’t be done on the spot. “That’s the thing,” he said. “No one can do it,” before climbing into the front seat of his car and driving away.
Can you write a haiku about John Mayer’s hair?
Wacky Celebrity Hair: John Mayer Backtracks May 1, 2008
The first of the month brings new beginnings, new thoughts — and a new look for John Mayer, who took to his blog this morning. “Today I set off on my newest project,” writes the 30-year old musician, who made news this week after spending time in Miami with Jennifer Aniston. But his newest project isn’t romantic — it’s hairier than that. His goal: “To grow and maintain an authentic ’80s style feathered haircut,” he blogs, further insisting, “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time.” He admits to being “very excited to bring this amazing look into today’s pop culture landscape,” noting, “The feathered cut projects an attitude of ease and quiet confidence that seems to have all but eluded our generation. And as my hair grows longer it will serve to become a more stirring and poignant statement.” For inspiration, he posts photos of ’80s hair icons Michael J. Fox, Shaun Cassidy and Kristy McNichol — whom Mayer dubs, “The goal personified.”