By Erick Lyle
On the decrease Frequencies is without delay a guide, memoir, and historical past of inventive resistance in a global awash with battle and poverty. An icon at the Nineties zine scene, Iggy rip-off lines not just the evolution of towns, yet of his personal pondering, from his early concentrate on extra outré varieties of resistance via extra contemplative occasions as he turns into preoccupied with the necessity for a extra affirmative imaginative and prescient of the longer term. in a single of the book’s key items, rip-off celebrates the heritage and passing of Hunt’s Donuts in San Francisco’s undertaking District. On one point an epitaph for a loved hangout and on one other a metaphor for the results of gentrification, it’s the untold background of a whole local in one retail institution.
Whether handing out faux Starbucks coupons or dreaming of a destiny with extra public paintings and punk vacations, rip-off supplies the reader idea for residing defiantly.
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People have said that it was violent, but, I mean, it’s a pie. It’s not non-violent in the same way that a sit-in is, but the whole point is that no one gets hurt. I do feel a little bad, because, it turns out that Brown has glaucoma and he can’t see too well, so he didn’t actually know what hit him. TFD: Yeah, when I interviewed him, I noticed he has these wandering eyes. I tried to look him in the eye but it was impossible. I thought he was a robot, or something. BBB: Yeah, I don’t think any jury in SF will convict us.
TFD: And, actually, now it has been cut to $279 for people not involved in the additional hassle of the PAES program. If the hotels take your whole check, you won’t ever be able to save up and get off welfare. WB: Well, we do pay the highest welfare grant in the state. TFD: Right, but it’s also the most expensive place to live—possibly on the whole planet! WB: And that’s why I say to people who are poverty stricken, I know how much you love San Francisco, but, because of the nature of the cost of living here, you are better off being poverty stricken where the cost of living is not so great.
So we started doing twohour shifts, three days a week at the corner of Oak and Shrader in Panhandle Park. RG: After that, when the AIDS Foundation found out we’d been doing exchange the whole time, they declared us a secondary site for exchange. So, we got the right to be there, sort of, but they wouldn’t give us any legal backing at all… ML: OR any needles. We still had to turn in all our dirties to get clean ones. I’d always be riding my bike around on Oak Street with, oh, a THOUSAND dirty needles in my bag… But they didn’t give us any support, because it was too controversial.