Monday, April 19, 2010
FIRST OF THE SCHMOHICANS
So, they wouldn't take no for an answer. My new colleagues at K103 in Kahnawake were not duped by my false humility, and refused to let me back out of my pledge to shave my head Mohawk-style. On my K103 debut this morning, I said I didn't want to disrespect the community by trivializing a cultural symbol. They said "Whatever, pal" and proceeded to shave the sides down to the nub while spiking the middle. Thanks to Alison from Kahkotsiio hair salon for making it respectable. She's a real pro, and when it comes to something of this nature, better a pro than a hobbyist.
Java, Paul and I had a great show (well, WE enjoyed ourselves, anyway) and are excited and encouraged by the listener response. Thanks for everybody who tuned in, and to the media, sponsors and friends who showed up for our post-debut launch party at Maddie's.
We're only one day in and it's already a great ride.