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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

But You Can't Stay Here: Seven Songs for S.F's New Sit/Lie Law

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Move it or lose it, sister
  • Move it or lose it, sister

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 Annie Elsewhere)"

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"

Write one to your congressman, too, while you're at it.

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