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November 21, 2008

chimney hippies

Drove around downtown today. Saw a gal walking down her front steps, kinda hippied out, and I was transported back in time, me cruising down Oak Street up by the panhandle in my pick up circa 1966 with free love in the air. Most of the time you can tell who the tourists are around here: overweight folks in shorts or kids with bell bottoms and hemp bracelets. No one’s a hippy in SF. We got gutterpunks, hipsters and those new kids we havent settled a name on. New Vics? (A la Victorian). Steampunks? Chimney sweeps? You know, the guys with handle bar mustaches. And the girls draw them on with marker and wear a black lace dress. Dandies. Well, times change because we look for cute new outfits and all of a sudden a new movement is born. Like these construction guys I see. In the city they wear safety vests, hardhats and carry little igloo coolers with their lunch inside. Not like the pictures you see of old guys up on a steel beam in dungarees and collared shirt with a lunch pail. We keep changing. Makes looking at old photos fun.

4 Comments

  1. there’s a crew of construction dudes working in my adopted neighborhood, 25th and mission, mission pie….carhartt duck bib overalls, mohawks, mismatched socks and tattoos…somehow suddenly, it does seem new..did check out those old photos….full on DUDES, with their metal lunch-boxes, somehow relaxing on a beam stretched miles above the city-scape….but man, as much as i crave that old-timey crew, i am just as infatuated with their modern counterparts.men that work with their hands, always….delicious!

    Comment by sarah bean — November 21, 2008 @ 3:16 am

  2. “…men that work with their hands, always….delicious!”

    don’t mistake a caveman for anything more than six-weeks-of-good-fucking-before-they-start- to-annoy-the-shit-out-of-you.

    Comment by seven week itch — November 22, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

  3. i would love to hear the story that provides that sure footed knowing response…email me sometime.

    Comment by Rolston — November 22, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

  4. yeah, me too!

    Comment by sarah bean — November 22, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

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