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Mayor of Ponce wishes you a Happy New Year ... from Le Shrayke

Of blackouts and battle scars, misdemeanors and court appearances.

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STRAIGHT OUTTA LE SHRAYKE
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After receiving a chaotic 2 a.m. phone call from Jon Slay, I decide — for his safety and others — to rescue him from a busted night in Buckhead. Upon arrival, he somehow convinces me, disheveled and shirt half-buttoned, he’d be on his best behavior if I’d let him ride in the back of the pickup truck. I immediately regret the decision when I look back while doing 65 mph to see him bracing himself as he stands and urinates off the back of my Chevrolet. Although, I know we're doing 65 on the downtown connector, I don’t think Slay's doing 65 on the downtown connector. Jon Slay is in a far off place…

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Meet me at Le Shrayke



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There’s no dress code there. No shoes, shirt, wallet, cell phone or keys. Technically, nothing is required. But a helmet is highly recommended.

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You’ve been there, you just don’t know it. We’ve all been there, but our memory plays tricks on us. It’s blurred and fuzzy, and hid in a far off corner. Maybe we’ve met up there, late night most likely. Bumped into each other, shared a laugh, maybe rejoiced in a song or dance, but it all seems just out of reach.

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Charter member Scott Laney gives light to its mysterious origins: “After several hours of heavy drinking in Midtown, Jon Slay and I decide that the Highlands isn’t worthy of a cab ride and decide it’s a great idea to walk it. Then Slay decides that the front yard of an abandoned house on Piedmont Avenue is the best place to stop and take a quick nap. The crackhead “owner” of this abandoned house comes out and kindly asks us to get the fuck out his lawn.



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