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Almost Cut My Hair

It’s been sort of a private joke that I never mentioned publicly.  People do ask me why I don’t get a haircut and I don’t know why.  I guess I just don’t feel like bothering, especially since I’m not running for office anymore.  Anyway my wife likes it long and untamed and it does sort of suit my rebellious attitude towards things.

When people ask about it I joke that I’m refusing to cut my hair until Matt Doherty is no longer my mayor, either because we’ve finally gotten him out of office or because I moved to New Hampshire.  (BTW, small towns in New Hampshire don’t even have mayors, the highest office being chair of the town committee.)

But I almost cut my hair.  Happened just the other day.  It’s getting kind of long.  And when it’s long (like it is right now) strangers keep coming up to me and asking if I’m David Crosby.  It’s soooo annoying!  (I try to be nice about it and joke that they’re half right.)

Are these people crazy?  I’ve seen Crosby, Stills and Nash in person and I know what David Crosby looks like.  I don’t think there’s any resemblance at all.  I wish these people would just leave me alone.


But I didn’t cut my hair and I wonder why.  I feel like letting my “Free Belmar” flag fly.  Cause I feel like I owe it to someone.

My friends have worked so hard to inform the voters of the misdeeds of this administration.  But a narrow majority of the voters seem to be willing to put up with the no bid contracts, the cronyism, the out of control borrowing and the lies.  However the one thing they may not be able to tolerate is having a disgruntled David Schneck walking around town with that giant pile of unkempt hair hanging off the back of his head.  I think it’s really too much for anyone and I think it’s worth trying and so I will not give up and I will not cut my hair!  THE MAYOR MUST GO FIRST!

When I finally get myself together, I’m going to get down in that brisk northern weather.

And I find a space inside to laugh, unconcerned with Belmar’s latest gaffe.

I feel like I owe it to someone.

*I even wrote a song about it which I performed a couple of years ago with a few of my friends:


  1. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    What Ever. Just know when Mr. Crosby and Bobbie Dylan ( if he’s still alive ) and me are retiring, we will save a rocking chair for you. You have earned it. You will have to share the depends with Bob , however.

    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm | Permalink
  2. Disillusioned wrote:

    Awesome 🙂 Let your freak flag fly..

    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm | Permalink
  3. Resident wrote:

    Dave you are hysterical. But I believe you are indeed David Crosby and just laying low living in Belmar an obscure shore town filled with terrorists, obstructionists and a bad element trying to overthrow the local administration.

    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
  4. David Crosby wrote:

    I wouldn’t be caught dead in Belmar. I am strictly a Pacific Coast kinda guy. I did spawn a few clones due to high demand after my Woodstock appearance. If the sandal fits, wear it.

    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  5. Katrina wrote:

    Not only extremely smart, but extremely funny! Dave thanks for the laughs! I needed that.

    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6:36 am | Permalink
  6. Jim Bean wrote:

    I’m still not convinced you two aren’t the same person. Have both of you ever been in the same room together? ….No, OK, maybe seen in a photo together? ….No. and I believe I saw a guitar in your house.

    Same first name, same eye shape (contact lenses for the eye color), hair, mustache, I’m sorry Dave, I need more proof your not David Crosby or I’m coming over for an autograph.

    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  7. a fan wrote:

    OMG!!!! you sure do look like David Crosby except you are better looking
    and funnier

    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8:26 am | Permalink
  8. admin wrote:

    #6 We were in the same room together once but back then
    we didn’t look like each other so much.

    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:07 am | Permalink
  9. flower power wrote:

    Don’t cut your hair. You look pretty cool. I like how your hair flies around when you march up to the mike to speak at meetings. It’s almost…revolutionary!

    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:54 am | Permalink

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