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Hip to be Square

Hip to be Square Hip to be Square

As Huey Lewis once sang in his classic 80’s ditty ‘Hip to be square’:

I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around
But I couldn’t take the punishment and had to settle down

He tells us this before going on to repeatedly remind us how hip it is to be square. He then serenades us with how he likes his bands in business suits, is working out every day and watching what he eats. It would seem like the wheel has gone full revolution since Huey’s paean to conformity in the 80’s because now it seems every other person is either a geek in an ironic t-shirt, a hipster complete with skinny jeans, beards & glasses or a gym bunny or possibly some arcane combination of the three. A musclebound geek with an ironic t-shirt, beard, glasses and skinny jeans with a pop-up fairtrade coffee stall is probably already a thing.

Just in case you need reminding, here is Huey Lewis and the News in all it’s glory:



Title: Hip to be square
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, spray paint and charcoal
Size: A3


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