13.4.09

Killer Hair

News of Phil Spector's much deserved murder conviction left me relieved, though small comfort for the family of Lana Clarkson. The LA Times ran a photo collage of his hair history. Here are a few (pre-murder photos on left, post- on right and center).









The LA Times photo collection made me forget for a moment what he'd done. His hair alone was a crime. But as the photos progressed I was brought back to this sorry event. I couldn't help noticing the progression of death taking over his face. I don't know if that's what happens when you take a life, or you take a life and deny it. Maybe murderers who've confessed and repented don't have that pall of Hell on their faces. But I can see it in this man.


3 comments:

  1. he looks like a real-life Simpsons character.

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  2. On the way to work today, there was a story on Spector's upbringing, on the fact he was very insecure and insane. As much as I'm glad he was convicted, I still pitied him.

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  3. Yep Jordan, I pity him too. And those who let his insanity go on so long unchecked.

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