Monday, March 12, 2007

ATTENTION LOGAN SQUARE HIPSTERS!!!!

Okay, I'm aware that my being a young white woman who moved into a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago I am thereby participating in Logan Square's getrification. And also, I do other things like take pictures with a cell phone camera, and write on a blog, and go to shows, and bla bla bla bla blaaaaaaaaaa. So what I'm saying is, I'm not working with a clean moral slate with which I can criticize people for being hipsters and all.




HOWEVER.

That's the building across the street from me. It's ugly. It's old. Lots of people live there, and from the looks of the building they're probably kind of poor. They have presumably been in this neighborhood for a lot longer than I have. I live in the nicer (but also old) building across the street.

BUT AT LEAST I'M NOT GETTING DRESSED UP ALL HIP AND TAKING PICTURES FOR WHAT IS PROBABLY MY BAND'S INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED ALBUM IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING, IN MY RIPPED DIESEL JEANS AND CAREFULLY MUSSED UP HAIR IN FRONT OF THE PAINTED OVER GRAFFITI ON THE UGLY OLD BUILDING SO I CAN LOOK ALL URBAN AND COOL, BUT WITH A REALLY EXPENSIVE DIGITAL CAMERA.

COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If only I could have moved fast enough to capture them while they were actually taking the picture.

3 comments:

Humingway said...

It's a slippery slope! By this time next year, you'll have an album stacked by the cash registers of three coffee shops, with a slick photograph of you leaning up against a crummy brick wall. And your hair will be carefully mussed up.

Derrida Does Dallas said...

I'm just glad that you now have a blog label that's "FUCK YOU HIPSTERS"

LEO said...

Humingway,

Fat chance. No coffee shop would want to push the sound of my screeching voice on unsuspecting victims.


Derrida,

I'll use the label a lot, irrelevantly, just for you. I'll write a post about some food or knitting or something and label it "FUCK YOU HIPSTERS"!!!!