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From: Steve May
Sent: Wed, 14 Aug 02
Subject: Stephen Yeager, Issue 13

To Whom It May Concern,

Regarding Stephen Yeager's clever piece in Issue 13: I find thePhiladelphia indie rock community's fundamental lack of respect for Hall & Oates saddening and hypocritical. As consistently homogenized and bland as much of that duo's body of work may be ("Private eyes / are watching you" indeed), its song "Rich Girl" is easily more memorable and instantly appealing, to say nothing of successful, than anything its city's indie scene has ever produced, and likely ever will. If so much as a single of those groups were capable of a song as succinct and viciously catchy as that one, perhaps dancing wouldn't be so frowned upon.

Steve May


From: Jason Baron
Sent: Thu, 15 Aug 2002
Subject: The Big Lie

This is the big lie: Job, rent, car payments, landlord, unfulfilled,insignificant, underpaid, underappreciated, misanthropy, longing, fakesmiles, mortgage rates, fixed vs. variable, reproduction, repeat, grimprospect of the next 32 years = freedom.

The way: piloting my BMX w/ rear pegs down a steep hill on St. Leonard's Rd. roaring wind inches from the curb on one side, traffic on the other, after climbing trees in the woods/skipping rocks on the Neshaminy river all seemingly miles from anyone or anything telling me to do my homework clean my room making it home in time for always pasta on Sunday.

Jason Baron



From: Tree Maplist

Sent: Tue, 20 Aug 2002
Subject: Spelling

The New Yinzer,

How do you spell nemasis — when a person intimidates everyone, but there is one who comes along and has that person's number with the intimidation to match and annoy the distributor of bad news to everyone else, but himself.


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