Thought Catalog

Wicker Park

Graffiti is often associated with delinquents, dangerous neighborhoods, and is one step real estate agents use to rebrand a “decaying” neighborhood. They know about the “cool” potential of graffiti in attracting young, hip people to neighborhoods and getting them to pay top dollar to live in “danger.”

Listening to the Empire Records soundtrack makes me kinda want to work at a cool record store with my cool friends, have sex with a washed up pop star, shave my head in the employee’s bathroom, take speed to do homework, shoplift, and throw myself a fake funeral. Or something.