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Something Else I Wish I’d Written

zootsuit_lindybillI spent far too long last night listening to a self-described "cultural catalyst" tell me that, since Yiddish is irrelevant,  I've wasted my entire life.  Same thing, apparently, for Lester Young fans, too. Kenneth Rexroth's deathless put-down grows truer every day:

The hipster is the furious square.


Dave Frishberg puts the sentiment to music:

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