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Little-Known Santa No. 3
Forget all you’ve heard about the North Pole. Little-Known Santa No. 3 (greeted at all his favorite haunts as the Beat Nik) resides instead within a cramped third-story walk-up in a dilapidated old Greenwich Village brownstone (no room for reindeer, I’m afraid).
Luckily, that dingy apartment at least has a generous fire escape that opens onto the building’s central airshaft. Through judicious application of rolled plastic sheeting, a hose from the bathroom tap, peat from a local Korean convenience store, grow-lights courtesy of cousin Benny back in Vermont, and power scavenged from the utility lines draped several stories above, Beat Nik has been able to fashion a quite productive greenhouse for the evergreen ‘herb’ he fashions into doobies for himself and his fellow artistes and groove-sters.
Listen now as the be-herbed Beat Nik bebops the bongos and bangs out some righteous rhymes, my man! Far out! Snap. Snap. Snap. Snap.