Urban Velo

This is Philly

By Jeff Guerrero

To the tune of the Clash’s “This is England

City Hall for Critical Mass, on a Friday night,
No arrests, no impounded bikes; no one starts a fight.
Food and drinks at Mom’s place really sounds alright,
Ride down to Point Breeze, The Sidecar til’ closing time.

This is Philly,
This bike of carbon steel.
This is Philly.
This is how we feel…

Fairmount to Fishtown, South Street for some punk,
Six pack alleycat race, getting lost in Manayunk.
Buy a disc at Relapse, then refill at Monk’s.
After hours at 3am—no mother, we’re not drunk…

This is Philly…

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  1. scottSeptember 14, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    relapse has a store? oh sweet baby satan. what’d you get?

  2. Urban JeffSeptember 14, 2007 at 11:23 pmAuthor

    It was actually my friend who bought Impaled Nazarene “All That You Fear”.

  3. EnciSeptember 15, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    The photos are beautiful, Jeff! Great composition! Thanks for sharing!

  4. wayneSeptember 15, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Awesome. Thanks. For a Pittsburgh guy you got some great shots of our town.

  5. sumadisSeptember 15, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    stoked on the strummer influence! well done son!

    reading recommendo – redemption song: the ballad of joe strummer by chris salewicz

    after you cry through the first two chapters it’s an amazing portrait.

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