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Bret Michaels Stole His Look From Pigpen

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“Dammit, Weir: you look like a serial killer in them spectacles!”

“Nah, Pig. Girls like the glasses.”

“Girls like your pretty little face in spite o’ them things!”

“Well, you know, Pig: God love ya, but you’re not really the one to be criticizing others’ accessories.”

“You’re showin’ your unworldliness, Weir! The Pig’s a damn fashion plate! Hell, the Pig’s the whole damn fashion table! My hat’s corduroy!”

“I didn’t even know they could do that with corduroy.”

“A more versatile fabric than given credit by the public! You got corduroy, denim, and leather and you got all you need!”

“Oh, I don’t know, Pig. Think you’re leaving out underwear and socks. Gotta be cotton.”

“Underwear can be leather! ‘Cept then you’re living in a different part of San Francisco!”

“I would bet there’s an unwritten history linking the hippie and gay subcultures of our beloved City by the Bay to be unearthed by an enterprising writer.”

“Weir, who you talkin’ to?”

“You know: them.”

“Quit it with your damn occultism and metafictionality, boy!”

“Semi-fictional.”

“Cease your balderdashing!”

“Okay.”

3 Comments

  1. Stereotypically speaking, gays are clean, and hippies are dirty.

    The Cockettes seemed to be gay, and seemed to be hippies. San Fran 1969.

    I bet some leather undies were worn, although it has been a while since I watched the documentary.

  2. NoThoughtsOnDead

    April 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    “I would bet there’s an unwritten history linking the hippie and gay subcultures of our beloved City by the Bay to be unearthed by an enterprising writer.”
    My nomination is Steve Silberman, except that he’s darn busy writing darn good books. But I was once at a party in a dorm room with him (on the third floor of Talcott Hall), listening to a live Dead tape. And I’ve since learned that he’s a very good writer, and lives in San Francisco with his husband Keith.
    No reason to believe that he’d know about leather underwear. Rather, he’d have some entrée into both subcultures.
    Unless ToTD is ready to write a “skeleton key,” to start us off?

  3. If I wrote a hippie/gay history would start and end with Ginsberg.

    I honestly think that Ginsberg masterminded the whole series of cultural revolutions largely so he could get more action. It was and is an honorable thing to do and I am impressed by how he did it.

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