Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wearing Glasses and Kicking Asses!

For a portion of my childhood I was picked on. I went to school every day knowing I'd be called all sorts of names - dork, nerd, geek and worst of all, four-eyes. My freshman year of high school on a routine visit to the eye doctor I learned that my eyes had corrected themselves (forever showing me the power of sheer force of will). The name-calling stopped and I became the suave rocker dude you know today (stop laughing). Alas, my eyes have given out on me again, forcing me to re-live the torture of my childhood from here on out. But this time I'm not going to take it by hiding in my locker all day and running home as fast as I can after school. Glasses can be cool, right? In an exercise in self-indulgence, today we look at a few rockers who never let an astigmatism get them down.

Michael Stipe
Much like the 'Most Interesting Man In The World' from the Dos Equis commercials, the R.E.M. frontman doesn't always wear glasses, but when he does, he prefers to look awesome!

While songs like "Allison" prove Costello has a soft side, listen to a tune like "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea" and it's obvious that he is one bespectacled bad ass.

Lisa Loeb
While not technically a tough rocker chick, she is pretty freaking adorable and my glasses kind of look like hers. Seriously.

Rivers Cuomo
For a while there Weezer were the kings of Nerdom. They were pissed about homies dissing their girls, and ready to shake some booty and make some sweet love all through the night. The fact that they did it while looking like Buddy Holly is all the more impressive. These days Weezer have dulled us all into submission, but for a moment, those nerds rocked!

Lou Reed
Yeah, that's right, me and Lou Reed wear glasses. Enough said.

6 comments:

  1. What about Kyp Malone, Andre 3000, John Lennon, DMC, and of course Weird Al

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  2. Those are great! I need to make a 2nd list!

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  3. Anonymous4/12/09 14:14

    YO TRAVIS! REMEMBER ME FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL DORK? IF I SEE YOU IN THOSE DWEEBY GLASSES I'M GONNA POUND ALL FOUR OF YOUR EYES AND THROW YOU BACK IN THE LOCKER UNTIL YOU BARF LIKE I USED TO DILLHOLE! YOU HEAR ME BUTT MUNCH? PUT THOSE ON AND YOU'RE GOING DOWN!

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  4. Oh my God. I just had an anxiety attack.

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  5. Debbie McGuire4/12/09 19:50

    You forgot Elton John who at one point owned more than 75 pairs of glasses. There's the ultimate 4 eyed rocker!

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