Despite being pretty good at it, we recognize that Brokelyn isn’t the only source out there for advice on how to live cheap in these crazy times. We’re more than happy to share the insights that other people have, especially when they’re delivered as in a straightforward and all-caps fashion, the way that Austin-area drummer Thor Harris, who’s preformed with Swans and Devendra Banhart, has. If you were wondering if other people out there agreed with us that vegetables, riding your bike, making things and thriftiness in clothes shopping were good way to live, the man above with the axe thinks so as well.All advice [sic]:
3. BUY MOST OF YOUR GROCERIES FROM THE PRODUCE SECTION. MOST OF THAT OTHER SHIT IS NOT ACTUALLY FOOD. YOU DON’T NEED IT.
4. RIDE YOUR BIKE INSTEAD OF DRIVING AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. YOU NEED THE EXERCISE AND GAS IS EXPENSIVE.
5. DON’T HAVE KIDS. THEY’RE NOT MIRACLES, THEY’RE PEOPLE. 7 BILLION IS TOO FUCKING MANY. FIND SOME OTHER WAY TO GIVE YOUR DULL EXISTENCE SOME MEANING. BTW THEY’RE EXPENSIVE.
6. GET YOUR CLOTHES FROM THRIFT STORES. WITH THE PHYSIQUE YOU’LL HAVE FROM RIDING YOUR BIKE, YOU’LL LOOK HOT WEARING ANYTHING.
11. MAKE THINGS – LOOK AROUND YOU. WHAT DO YOU SEE? YAH, SHITTY STUFF MADE BY IMPOVERISHED ENSLAVED PEOPLE FAR AWAY. PICK ANYTHING. MAKE A BETTER ONE. PEOPLE WANT GOOD SHIT. YOU WON’T GET RICH, BUT YOU’LL GET BY.
Anyway, check out the rest of the advice, and you’ll have a leg up on the rest of your broke friends.