The name of a song by Tower of Power, as I seem to recall. But more to the point, and more urgent, seems to be the question what is a hipster? There seem to be so many conceptions:
Someone who wears sunglasses at night. Someone who wears very skinny pants with an unusually styled beard. Someone who manages to like Captain Beefheart, The Velvet Underground and Igor Stravinsky, but not the Beach Boys. Someone who was born too late to have heard of any of the above but who says the word ‘dope’ a lot (as noun and adjective). Anyone you don’t like. Anyone who likes stuff that you don’t understand. Someone who’s into Foucault, postmodernism and being non-binary. Someone who knows what it means to ‘take an insurance piss’. Someone who pretends to like progressive jazz, but can tell you that prog rock is crap. Someone who despises anyone that likes anything s/he used to like just last year. Someone who says ‘cool’ a lot, but who will stop doing so as soon as it starts to seem uncool. Anyone who’s mentioned by Doug Henwood in connection with gay porn. Doug Henwood. Someone who only ever wears black and » Continue Reading.