Being tall is one of those things that is constantly brought to my attention. I’m 6 foot 4 inches, or 193.04 cm. Yes, I’m that tall. To me I don’t feel that tall and that would likely be because I’m used to it. On rare occasions I meet someone who is my height or actually taller. What’s weird is that since I don’t meet many of them it’s different when I have to look up to someone. By that I mean having to crane my head back a little to see or speak to them. I’m not used to that at all. It actually ends up being odd on my neck. Thus when I do meet someone taller it makes me wonder about being shorter and having to look up most of the time.
Last night I was invited out to a bar in Santa Monica called South. I’d not heard of it before and other plans I had got cancelled, so I went. The first thing I noticed was that most of the people there were actually taller than average. By that I mean I wasn’t a good head taller than over 80% of the people. No, this room was filled with people that were closer to my height and at a percentage of about 50%. There were about 3 people who were taller than I was and probably 15 that were my height or thereabouts. That made things a little different for me. Not having to look down to see people was a nice change.
According to my buddy Mike, the place usually has taller people. So it seems that he has stumbled onto a place that actually has a taller crowd that gravitates to it. Because of that, I do believe I would go back. As they say birds of a feather flock together. Right?
One of the questions I get from people is why would you want to date a girl who is over 5’10”? Then when I ask them about the height of the girls or guys they date or are in relationships with they find out the height difference is usually about 4 to 5 inches. That’s the average. Then when they realize that a little light goes on in the head and they say “oh.” That doesn’t mean I haven’t dated shorter girls and actually it’s really more the norm than the rule as it is generally more difficult to find girls taller than 5’8″.
The most interesting thing I have seen is when a girl is taller than average, they tend to downplay their height or get embarrassed by it. This I can not understand. They tend not to like wearing heals, and will also slump down a bit to reduce height. Why?!? Whereas women under 5’10” will tend to wear heals to make themselves taller! Go figure.
Thus because of the adventure last night I’ve found a song that isn’t so much about being tall as it is about the concept of standing tall and fighting for something in life. Be proud. Embrace what you have.
I wasn’t so sure how to classify this song. It’s got elements of several styles. I’m diggin the reggae vibe that is the most prevalent. But there are elements of rock and ska in there as well. It’s a catchy little ditty and I’m happy to have come across it. As you can see in the video there are a lot of elements of other things too. Not to mention it looks like they are having fun doing what they like to do, play music. That’s a great thing, bringing something new to music and having a good time doing it.
Do the Dirty Heads proud, stand tall and put your money where you ears are if you dig the tune!