On the Lower Frequencies

On the Lower Frequencies

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On the Lower Frequencies is at once a manual, memoir, and history of creative resistance in a world awash with war and poverty. An icon on the 1990s zine scene, Iggy Scam traces not only the evolution of cities, but of his own thinking, from his early focus on more outrAŽ forms of resistance through more contemplative times as he becomes preoccupied with the need for a more affirmative vision of the future. In one of the bookA•s key pieces, Scam celebrates the history and passing of HuntA•s Donuts in San FranciscoA•s Mission District. On one level an epitaph for a beloved hangout and on another a metaphor for the effects of gentrification, itA•s the untold history of an entire neighborhood in a single retail establishment. Whether handing out fake Starbucks coupons or dreaming of a future with more public art and punk holidays, Scam gives the reader inspiration for living defiantly.Just one more week, and ita#39;ll be another four years until wea#39;re treated to the embarrassing sight of a cop leading a line of 4th graders with brooms in a a€œ cleanupa€ on the 16th ... Every year the church offers a service to the citya#39;s pets, where they are prayed for and anointed with holy water. ... He never lost his smile , while grunting under his breath, like a ventriloquist, a€œWhy dona#39;t you JUST MOVE AWAY, huh?

Title:On the Lower Frequencies
Author:Erick Lyle
Publisher:Soft Skull Press - 2008-03-25


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