In the aftermath of last week's elections, Measure L, the controversial initiative that would -- nay, will -- make it against the law to clutter San Francisco's public thoroughfares with shiftless human litter between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., has finally squeaked into the lawbooks. "Sidewalks are for people," a small majority of voters seem to have declared, "but only to walk on." (Interestingly, in the districts most plagued by abusive mendicants, the majority voted no on L.)
After the jump, a handful of songs (updated where necessary) to commemorate this uncertain next step in local governance. Traveling music, if you will, to whistle while you get the hell off the sidewalk in front of Club Deluxe.
Otis Redding, "
(Sittin'(Briskly Walking On) the Dock of the Bay"
Headed for the Frisco Bay, are you? Not so fast, Otie.
Eminem ft. Rihanna, "Love the Way You
Lie Keep It Moving"
Yeah, good hustle.
Martha & the Vandellas, "Dancing in the Streets"
I'll allow it.
The Band, "The Weight (Take A Load Off
San Francisco has many fine parks where you can rest that fanny with impunity.
Face To Face, "I Won't Lie Down"
That's the spirit.
Nancy Sinatra, "These
Boots Streets Are Made For Walking"
And that's just what you'll do thereon.
Billy Williams, "Gonna
Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter at Home and Take it to the Post Office and Then Go Back Home"