Until recently, I had a rather distinct distrust of any man with a beard. What is he hiding under there? Is he a spy working amidst covert operations for a secret foreign government agency? How do you kiss a man with a beard? Is the beard a particular style choice, or is he just lazy? My father never had a beard – maybe that’s why I didn’t have a chance to bond with facial hair earlier.
Since I moved to the Venice Beach area, however, beards have become an every-day part of my life. Everyone here has a beard. I think I might even like them on some guys. I definitely have a massive crush on Chet Faker and his ginormous beard, so that could be it. I just want to crawl inside and live there.
So, a couple of Chet Faker numbers on the latest Power list. I recently bought his latest album and have been playing it on constant repeat. If my students mind, they haven’t said anything.
Settle Down – Kimbra
Sleepyhead – Passion Pit
Pistol of Fire (Mark Ronson Remix) – Kings of Leon
Need Your Love – The Temper Trap
Recover – Chvrches
Train – Goldfrapp
Take My Hand – Dido
Cigarettes & Loneliness – Chet Faker
Youth – Daughter
Gold – Chet Faker
The Keeper – Bonobo
Exchange – Massive Attack
Goodan Daginn – Sigur Ros