You may or may not have heard that ZZ Top added a new band member. He plays the triangle and cowbell. He is a true cowbell virtuoso. But ZZ Top is not just known for their gritty shuffling blues rock, but also for their beards – or two thirds of the band. Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill feature the long beards, the drummer’s name is Beard, Frank Beard, that is. And now the new guys – “Beard or no beard?”, you ask. “One hell of a beard!”, I say. But judge for yourself.
This is an old friend of mine, he he is checking off items on his bucket list, such as being a cowbell its/triangles the at ZZ Top and growing an “extra-manly-Grizzly-Adams-And-Socrates-Are-Green-With-Envy” Beard. Chris is a true dude, he checks all boxes that define “dudivity”. There must have been a point during the growth process of this facial fur, where should he have worn a bathrobe, must have looked like Jeff Lebowski, better know as the Dude, his Dudeness, Duder or El Duderino (if you are not into the whole brevity thing). As luck would have it, we were able to take a second image at a place in Bangkok, that was named after the dude.
Yes, the dude is perspiring. It is hot and humid in Bangkok these days. But then again, Chris just like the dude would just ask:”What’s your point, man? What the F%#k is your point man.” And right he would be. A proper dude is a good man. And nothing beats a good man at any time anywhere. That is sort of my opinion in the matter,….man.
And because of all that awe that I am in about Chris’this untamed facial hair growth, I had to buy this shirt today, when I saw it. My sign of solidarity and admiration. Because a beard such as this takes balls the size of pumpkins. Can you believe that? Life is stranger than fiction.
Alright dudes, continue to abide and to take it easy for the rest of us sinners. Meanwhile stay sharp.