When I was little, I desperately wanted to be in a gang. I remember seeing the Philip Kaufman film The Wanderers and thinking that being a Greaser would just about be the coolest thing on earth. Leather Jackets, flick knives, quiffs and Rumbles.......cool
25 years later and that Kaufman-ised fantasy is still very appealing. I say fantasy because in reality greasers were a bunch of racist thugs, but in the fantasy it's all about the style. Satin jackets a la Pink Ladies, tight pants, cool cars and hair that defies nature. In the fantasy, I chew gum, smoke cigarettes and drink from a hip flask. In reality, I chew gum, drink tea and wear track pants, as you can see, my childhood dream is a little behind the 8 ball. Gum, tick!
I imagine if I was in a gang now we would be a bunch of blogging, craft nerds who drink tea, read decorating glossy's and collect crap like compulsive, colour blind bower birds.....hmmm sound familiar? Am I reaching anyone with this? Yeah, like that isn't you!
So, do you wanna join my gang? It's pretty easy, all you have to do is hit the 'follow' button, just to the left, there, that's it....cool.
Now who's up for a Craft Rumble?