John Mootone's Profile
A word about John Mootone:
I stopped combing my hair mainly because I have never seen a hairstyle on a black man that wasnâ€™t loaded with a boxed characterization or a social/political implication. I had dreads for a while and noticed more hippies talked to me. I tried cornrows and noticed more people were scared of me, but it made it easier to walk down Height Street. Now, I sport â€œthe fucked up â€˜fro.â€ Shut up, I know it has implications of its own. But right now it is a low image-impact hairstyle. Iâ€™m sure thereâ€˜s some emerging superstar somewhere who will change all thatâ€”thereâ€™s that guy from TV on the Radio ( I love TV on the Radio), which of course means my hair might have some kind of hipster reference. Then there is Cody Chestnut and Lenny Kravitz â€”but no one refers to them- I hope. Besides, they sport more of a natural, or combed out â€˜fro. Anyway, I am a writer. I am a bad speller and I drink way to much.