Even in our jam sessions, I’d catch snakes with a camera or a tape
recorder, bootlegging our gigs, cheating us out of our bread. Our jam ses
sions were our most sacred times, when we could all congregate after a
hard day’s work and feel free to play from our souls. There was no pres
sure of being hired; we could just play whatever we felt with whomever
we wanted. And then somebody would sneak in a tape recorder, while we
were blowing our hearts out for free. So I had to stop and threaten them.
It was enough to make you want to mash somebody’s nose
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1910, was printed as a postcard in Philadel-
phia. Americans are not today as formal about toasting
as they were in the nineteenth century; toasts now are
largely relegated to diplomatic banquets. Yet this social
custom was once an important part of dining, and even
breweries published collections of toasts.
Prohibition has been examined by many social his-
torians, and the production of illegal liquor is still part
of the lore of Appalachia. The fan in figure 60 was dis-
tributed by the U.S. Treasury Department in the 195
during a crackdown on bootlegging in
memory. Th ere are some stalls stocked with merchandise scarcely
a week out of Chinese knockoff factories: SpongeBob SquarePants T-shirts
and bootleg Snow White baskets. But there are also stalls that off er the pro-
duce of the season from small landowners’ plots, much as they have from the
very beginning, or stalls that off er food prepared according to antique customs:
crunchy grasshoppers laced with chili peppers, and mounds of black mole
paste used for making spiced sauces. But all of it, even the kitsch, has a special
provenance, because it is the custom
speakeasy in North
Beach, the Italian community bordering Chinatown, for a farewell lun-
cheon. Drinking bootleg liquor, Gidlow wrote in her journal, helped
Chung reveal more about herself.20 The growing intimacy of their rela-
tionship was sealed two days later by an exchange of good-bye presents
and a kiss. Gidlow reflected: “I believe she was really sorry to see me go
and heaven knows she is one of the few I part from with a pang. She gave
me a pint bottle of bourbon, Government sealed, 160 proof and—what
I value many times more, a spontaneous kiss on the mouth. I had
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household head's permission. Within this array of problems, the final pro-
vincial report gave particular attention to the growth of alcohol consump-
tion and bootlegging that followed the state's 1894 introduction of a liquor
monopoly. Together with outwork, this explosion of public drinking was
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established his reputation as
a crusading prosecutor, aggressively pursuing gambling and bootlegging ac-
tivities as well as bribery in the county bail bonds system.65
As the decade progressed, the downtown reformers gradually succeeded
in altering the institutional terrain of Oakland politics. Their reforms pro-
vided a new administrative framework for managing urban economic
growth and undermined the supply of resources traditionally available to
the machine. At the same time, their political victories contributed to a self-
reinforcing sequence of class formation among
growing problem over the last twenty or thirty years has
been bootlegging—the pirating of albums and live music. Italy is famous
for that. Italian bootleggers have put out several Horace Silver albums,
and albums by other people, too. And you can’t do a thing about it. They
have a law over in Italy that after so many years everything becomes pub-
lic domain. Not so here in the USA. In this country, it takes seventy-five
years for something to become public domain, and even then you can re-
new your rights. But Italy doesn’t honor that; they go by their own law.