From an article (click on the link to see the full article and hot males) in The Stranger, an alternative weekly newspaper in Seattle. And home to the “columnist” Dan Savage. If this wasn’t written by two hipster Seattle womyn, I’m sure it’d be labeled as sexist.
“Not Only Are These Six Up-and-Coming Male Seattle Musicians Hot, They Also Know How to Play Their Instruments!”
Who does your hair, and what are your ultimate hair tips and secrets? My hair is very expensive to maintain. That’s all I’m going to say.
How do you feel that creating music affects your life at home and romantic relationships? I’ve had the same girlfriend for a long time; she’s a real trouper, but I know that she is affected by the amount of time I am on tour. She knows that me being a male in the highly female-dominated metal scene means that I’m a commodity and constantly objectified.
Being a male drummer must wreak havoc on your hair. What’s your postshow hair-care ritual? My split ends and hair knots have been nearly unmanageable lately, so I’ve been experimenting with new techniques to conquer this, like switching from shampoo to straight coconut oil. I also recommend putting your hair in braids before you go to sleep and letting your hair dry naturally after a shower if you’re having trouble keeping your curls from going into the frizzy territory.
Sure, his glorious blond-streaked curls and big blue eyes peeking out from underneath chic statement glasses make him an 11 on the 1-to-10 babe-o-meter, but don’t write him off as just a pretty face! Kenneth Piekarski is the man behind avant-pop solo project Slashed Tires—an unconventional Seattle noise outfit that continues to wow the world, in part because this indie siren actually writes all the songs himself. Women may listen to Slashed Tires for the clever, intricate noise music, but men tend to love him for his independent spirit of male empowerment.
It’s rare to see men in the world of electronic music—do you feel like you have to work harder to be respected in your field? Well, considering that most electronic music is made by multinational brands or by artists pretending to be multinational brands, I’d say it’s harder to get respected. And by respected, I mean paid. But there are some good folks in the city who look past my masculinity and just listen.
Barret Anspach is so good-looking, he could have forgone school altogether to focus on modeling, but he got into the Juilliard School and is now a real-deal composer who not only writes his own arrangements but can actually play the viola!
As a male composer, have you felt like you had to work harder to be respected? I think society is at a point now where men are slowly becoming more accepted—even praised—for their musical talents and not just for their good looks or baking abilities.
Pajama Boy approved.