Stephen Patchan in the City Paper this week

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joeframbach
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http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/pittsburgh/when-you-cant-quit-your-day-job/Content?oid=1495555

Stephen Patchan, who plays guitar in The Ceiling Stares, works in a rather precarious spot for a rocker: local government. Patchan has been the Pittsburgh’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator since 2008. It’s a city-planning position concentrating on taking the needs of cyclists and pedestrians into account.

At first, he says, he was a bit reluctant to let his life as a rock guitarist interfere with his day job. “When I first started, I was more sensitive about it. It is a political position, and there are certain elements of rock ‘n’ roll that don’t jibe with that. But of course, it’s not like I’m G.G. Allin or anything like that.”


StuInMcCandless
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edmonds59
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Cool. Until today I didn’t know who G.G. Allin was, or coprophagia. You learn something new.


stefb
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I just didn’t know his real name was Jesus Christ.

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