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The Neurotic from New York: Jeffrey Lewis

Andrew Purcell, The Guardian, 13 April 2009

A FEW YEARS AGO, Jeffrey Lewis wrote a song called 'Sal's Pizza Has Sold Out To The Yuppie Scum', complaining about the rising cost of a takeaway in the East Village. New York's anti-folk scene had grown too big for squat parties and moved to the Sidewalk Cafe on Avenue A, and although Lewis was the main draw at open mic nights there, alongside the Moldy Peaches, the extra fifty cents for a cheese slice next door was more than he could stand.

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