Yesterday I heard on Pitchfork the band Xiu Xiu began collecting locks of hair at shows it which they will later burn and inhale the smoke. This media stunt has no history and is well overshadowed by a true musical hair sacrificing art.
Over 2 years ago the band and hair rocket movement came into existence when I made a cathartic music video about collecting hair from ex-lovers, making a wig from it and launching it on a rocket it hopes of closure. I’m not sure if it worked but it made me think a lot and I thought others might enjoy doing it and possibly learning something about themselves in a ridiculous ritual. I formed a band, Hair Rocket and recorded an EP, “Novelty” and began collecting hair at shows that I later put on rocket and launched as a union between myself and the audience sacrificers. I’ve done 2 group hair rocket launchings, with over 3o collections of follicles. 2 other bands Aderbat and Mi Head Ur Head have done hair rocket rituals and I have begun taking requests from fans for personal hair rocket dedications.
So I say “BRING ME THE LOCKS OF XIU XIU”. This media stunt needs backbone!
Here’s some documentation
Here’s the original hair rocket video that spawned the movement.
Here’s me and my friend Pete, the original hair rocket creators as we duel!
This is the group first hair launching.
hair collection at Monkey Town in BK
hair collection Lit Lounge, NYC
Here’s the group winter hair launching launching
Hair Collection at in New Hope,Pa
THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE ONLINE!!!!!!