Today I was checking out the streaming footage of ‘I Got Mine’ from The Black Keys on the Letterman Late show. I was also admiring Dan’s beard, as usual. I’ve often thought about writing a post on musicians with full beards, but it’s always seemed like such an obvious thing to do. Then I was looking through some of the Letterman archives and checked out a recent Liam Finn performance on the show. It was striking how much Liam looks like a younger version of Dan with his own full beard. And although their musical styles are divergent there are still some similarities. I couldn’t help imagining how good the two of them would look doing a duet. They would, for sure, dominate the odd bearded couple of angst driven guitar-based tunes section of your local record store. I can only hope in future their paths cross at some free thinking music festival (maybe All Tomorrow’s Parties who run themed music events) or on a Japanese game show appearance devoted to bearded guitar playing musicians and their/my bearded dreams can be realised.