Obituary: the crooked i

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 AM
Obituary: the crooked i by Cory Vaillancourt
By: Ryan Smith

OBITUARY

i, the crooked, Deceased, 

November 23, 2009 - March 31, 2014

Lifelong State Street resident the crooked i unexpectedly passed away early Monday, March 31, 2014. Well known to and much loved by bluegrassers, bluesmen, deadheads, DJs, folkies, goths, hip-hoppers, hipsters, metalheads, punks, rockers, punk rockers, and people with ears, the crooked i will be remembered across the region as a gracious host to those distinct and diverse tribes who often gathered in both literal and metaphorical harmony to partake of such basic human needs as fellowship, entertainment, and alcohol in a spirit of peace and camaraderie not often found amongst the i's noisier neighbors.

The crooked i enjoyed absinthe, art, bicycles, Elvis, flashing lights, live music, Lazy Cakes, PBR, and tattoos. Of note, the bathrooms were also known as a kind of media center where one could go to learn all sorts of interesting things, including who, exactly, was a “dumpster ass meatball.”

Left to mourn this untimely passing are: authenticity, artistic integrity, originality, sincerity, and talent. The crooked i left no heirs.

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