Remembering Thrift Town (RIP)

This lil list will hardly do the place justice, but we’ve had some good times over the years. My favorite one is still the Lou Reed one, but they’re all (mostly) good:

RIP, ol pal(s).

Mission Street between 21st and 22nd, 6 years ago

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It’s a bit different now.

[via The Tens]

Merry Christmas from the Mission 5 years ago

I clicked the “Do a Random” button on my tumblr a few times last night and it gave me nothing but pics from December 2011:

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Looking good, everybody!

(My latest album “Party Dungeon” btw also owes a lot to Motorola RAZR-tinted memories from the Mission in 2011 — and from now on until forever, when you buy it, 100% of what you pay goes to Oakland fire funds — and part of what you get is a PDF zine of RAZR pics like this from 2011.)

Check out the cool Warriors shirt on young Bruce Springsteen

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Go Dubs!

[Photo by David Sancious, via Holly Bailey]

View from Twin Peaks, 1966

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[via Found Photos]

Remembering the big salad at Ti Couz

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I stumbled onto this old photo (by Flickr user marie.francille) after I stumbled onto this old Mission Mission post (about people not eating at Ti Couz because the name made them think of vaginas) while looking for Star Wars-related Mission Mission posts for the “related posts” section of my post about Doc Pop’s new pin earlier.

Look at that salad. It sure was a nice big salad.

Vintage photo of opening night of La Bamba at the New Mission almost 30 years ago

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No big red bus lane!

See what’s playing at the New Mission right now here.

[via Drafthouse SF on Instagram]

It’s July 1989 and Roseanne Barr wants to hook up with Mel Gibson in the laundromat at 23rd and Alabama

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Here’s a closeup of the Q&A:

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Hanging out at bars and clubs in the Mission a LONG time ago

Local blogger and photographer Tippity Change had a nice chat with longtime Missionite Curtis Williams:

He listed a number of establishments I’ve never heard of, some of which were owned by people from the neighborhood; all of them long gone- both the owners and the businesses. This story shares the stops at bars/clubs along his routined lurk in the Mission as a young man. Romanticized ? Sure maybe, but it’s pretty clear it that his present day experiences in the Mission pale in comparison as he continues lurking through life & the ever evolving Mission District as it stands today in 2016

Here’s their talk in full:

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Modern Times just wasn’t made for these times

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Modern Times is closing up shop. Capp Street Crap reports:

Never quite able to regain its footing since it was forced from Valencia Street in 2011, Modern Times Bookstore Collective is set to close next month after 45 years in business.

According to an announcement on the store’s Facebook page, the progressive book store will shut its doors at 2919 24th St. on Nov. 15. having explored “every possible avenue of support to sustain the store since its displacement from Valencia Street in 2011.

Read on. And like maybe get some early Christmas shopping done there real quick?

[Photo by Steve Rhodes]