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Aug 5

Montauk Feels the Effects of Too Many Hipsters

At its most superficial level, the fedora featured in the signs represents your basic hipster. And to some extent, it’s just part of what is shaping up as a countrywide anti-hipster movement. Something about artisanal tattoos; a bespoke, frontiersman beard; and, yes, a fedora perched atop the head just so is sending some people around the bend.

In these parts, the image of the hipster is also a stand-in for a more deeply seated suspicion that the whole look provides cover for a more privileged crowd that is intent upon importing to your neighborhood higher real estate, food and drink prices — and a new attitude that says, “I’m richer than you, I’m hipper than you and, gosh darn it, some things are going to change around here.”


There’s a reason I avoid the South Fork during the summer.

Dear Scene, I Wish I Were Deaf
Nightmare of You

"Dear Scene, I Wish I Was Deaf" -Nightmare of You (2006)

start a band, throw a brick/you lazy hipsters make me sick/don’t clap your hands, don’t start to dance/don’t let them know that you’re a fan


Fu*k Coachella. This is the fest I need to go to.

Fu*k Coachella. This is the fest I need to go to.

Even the dumpsters in Greenpoint think they are cooler than me.

Even the dumpsters in Greenpoint think they are cooler than me.

Nov 6

Henry Rollins (whom I absolutely love) takes on some East Village hipsters (whom I absolutely loathe). Amazing. Magic begins right around 1:24.

"over tattooed trust fund kids"

I have to admit that I smiled a little when I heard that the woman pictured on Vampire Weekend’s album, Contra, is suing them for 2 million dollars. Kirsten Kennis claims she never gave the band permission to use her photo, which was taken in the early 80’s (source). I don’t know what it is about Vampire Weekend, but for some reason I want to see them fail. I don’t know if they are just too hip for me, or if I hate most of their fans. Their music is definitely catchy. I hope Kirsten Kennis gets her 2 mil though.

I have to admit that I smiled a little when I heard that the woman pictured on Vampire Weekend’s album, Contra, is suing them for 2 million dollars. Kirsten Kennis claims she never gave the band permission to use her photo, which was taken in the early 80’s (source). I don’t know what it is about Vampire Weekend, but for some reason I want to see them fail. I don’t know if they are just too hip for me, or if I hate most of their fans. Their music is definitely catchy. I hope Kirsten Kennis gets her 2 mil though.

I saw this interesting graphic all over the internet today, and I don’t know where it originated from, so I won’t link it. But it’s pretty spot on, if you ask me.

Luckily for me, I’ve been wearing the same exact hat for nearly 5 years now.

Hat pictured here at Brewtopia NYC 2006 (ignore the long hair and stupid goatee)

And hat shown here at a birthday party earlier this year. (ignore my friend Adam)

I’ve worn this hat basically every day. It’s currently in the process of fraying, which is not good for a hat like this. I’ve thought about buying a new one, but I don’t think Billabong makes it anymore. I think I might be going to San Diego at the end of August, so I’ll have to check their store there. The point of this story is that I am not a hipster (based on my hat selection).