living in canada, Music

Peace, man


Whoever painted that bus did a terrible job.

You know when people from newer generations are like “I was totally born in the wrong decade” or “I wish I could have grown up when [insert groovy event, ex. Woodstock] occurred.” Maybe they could if the lazy guys at NASA would focus a little less on counting the planets and a little more on time travel.

Well, I’ve found a loop-hole in this situation. These people longing for a decade change should just hop over to Victoria because I’m pretty sure no one acknowledges the fact that it’s 2011 here.

There are so many instances where people act like their living in the 70’s–from their patchouli drenched clothes, to their patchwork pants. I don’t know what kind of look this is, but its a deterrent for going outside.

I have seen SO many hitch-hikers since I’ve moved here. Especially hitch-hikers with dreadlocks.  I’m not saying that dreadlocks are solely from the 70’s (ask 60% of my high school) but they’re definitely not what I would consider “in” right now.

If you listen to the radio stations here, its pretty much all 70’s all the time. Which is fine with me. But after hearing 4 Peter Frampton songs in a row, it gets old.

Also, people on the island  use the worst expressions.  “Right on” is used practically after every sentence. And I’ve heard a few “jive turkey”s, “far out”s, and of course, “outta sight”s. Thankfully I haven’t heard any “dyno-mite”s yet.

It even smells like the 70’s if you know what I mean. And I think you know what I mean.

I don’t know how this island hasn’t moved on as generations have passed, but it’s kind of nice that everyone is groovy and chill. Cue Partridge Family theme song. In fact, I think I’ve seen their bus driving around here.

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6 thoughts on “Peace, man

  1. Lisa says:

    OMG!!! Funniest and truest yet. I wouldn’t have believed you if I hadn’t heard it myself, I’m referring to “right on” and ” far out”. It’s so strange, like a Twilight Zone episode, like what planet am I on?
    Peter Frampton! So funny!!!! Those lazy NASA guys! What’s their problem?

  2. Marya says:

    When I was about six or seven that Partridge Family Bus was parked down the street from my house…in the cozy Valley of L.A….in front of the Teitelbaum’s house to be exact. I thought a bunch of homeless people lived in there and felt sorry for the people living inside a bus. So..that’s how I feel about the ’70s. A bunch of freaks that need to get a grip, look in the mirror and realize you can get a fun, cute inexpensive pair of jeans at Wal*Mart…

  3. I knew a guy who urinated in public on a hippie bus because he hated the 1970s so much.

    I don’t know what it was about that decade that people love. Didn’t Peter Frampton sing into his guitar and release a giant inflatable pig? All my knowledge of him comes from The Simpsons and Family Guy.

  4. Adair says:

    I have a friend who knew someone who once read a blog post about Boulder, CO. They have the same thing going; everyone in earth shoes and hairy pits and driving a Prius. The word the blogger called them stuck with me-hipnoids. I thought it was a kinda groovy name. Yeah, I went there, and I went proudly.

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