The Haircut

So for Audio Adrenaline’s last concert in Hawaii, I wanted to do some small gesture to honor our “fallen comrades.” (More like retirees really!!!) So in my own little way I decided I would don a mohawk to honor Will. If any of you have ever seen Audio A, you know he had some HUGE Mohawks in his time. Our own Robby Shaffer has been sporting a large hawk of his own for almost a year now. Mine was nowhere near the level of hawk as these 2 guys. Mine was a last minute ode de Will, and with no time to build up to it, was a mere 2 inches tall. It should have been called a minihawk.

Well I’m not really a minihawk kind of guy so as soon as the show was over, I took the clippers to my head and buzzed it. It’s been 27 years since I’d buzzed my head and I’d forgotten the freedom that comes with not having to style ones hair. So for the rest of the summer and fall, I’ve been a clean cut version of my younger self. Through our winter break however I got lazy, or bored and decided to let it grow out again. Well after spending more than 17 sec. per night fixing my hair I realized I HAD to go back to the buzz.

So right before we left for the KLove cruise last week, I buzzed it all off again. Here’s where the story gets good. I finished up and removed the guard from the clippers and asked my lovely wife, Abby, to clean up my neck.

Let me preface this next part with, it was about 1am, and Abby doesn’t function well past 9pm. She went straight for my hairline and instantly let out a big ol’…”OOOPS!!!!! I’M SORRY!!!!!” Needless to say, there was no going back other than to trim up the mistake or shave it bald. Since I was heading to a cruise, I figured that the mexican riviera was not the place to go for my Powder impression, so….here it is….my new haircut.


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  • Rachel

    im sorry mike but that is way to funnny… I needed a laugh before i went to class… thank you for posting that! but the great thing about hair is it grows back:)

  • Tammy

    Yes, it will grow back. Just say it’s a new style or keep your back to everyone! My husband thinks I’m a barber too!(much to HIS regret)

  • Sandi

    haha, that’s awesome! That was a fitting tribute the awesome Audio A. You’re wife wanted to give you a completely new look to don, lol. btw…MercyMe’s rendition of “Tremble” was an equally awesome tribute and ya’ll did a fabulous job with it. I can’t wait to see you guys for the 9th time, the next time you’re in my area. Be blessed!

  • Harold Mayo

    yes! Bald is WAY easier to ‘maintain’ U get out of bed in the morning, check the mirror, and BAM! UR ready for the day! But, then again, the ‘hawk was a good change of pace. I saw ya’ll @ the NASCAR event @ TMS and was wondering who the mohawked one was. Take care guys, and I love the new album! PEACE!

  • Heidi

    So my 22 month old son is my haircut guinea pig. I buzz all of his hair down to a #2. Then I try to clip around his ears w/scissors. That is never a fun task and he usually ends up with some weirdo funkalicious looking hairdo. Thankfully, he’s not old enough to complain (yet).

    That is some funny hair right there, Mike.


  • Robbie

    That is too funny! However, I can relate as my husband has decided he wants me to be his barber. I have made mistakes on his hair as well. He always keeps a ball cap handy for when I do make a blunder. I keep hoping he will get tired of my errors and start visiting a real barber again. Take care, I will see you guys in a couple of weeks at the Winter Jam.

  • Andira

    Nice! I got a chuckle from that. Are you into hats? Tobogans (pretty sure I mispelled that)? You could pop your collar!


  • jonathan

    Very nice post Mike, I got a nice good chuckle from it. However, knowing Abby, I am not the least bid surprised she scalped you. LOL. She can get you a toupee for Valentine’s to make up for it.

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