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Broke-Ass of The Week: Tony Peppers from Astronauts, etc.

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tony-peppersOur featured broke-ass this time around is Tony Peppers from Astronauts, etc. who are playing the 3rd Anniversary of Woodshoppe, SF’s FREE monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall. The other bands playing this moments occasion are: Caroline Smith, Harriet Brown, and TRAILS AND WAYS are playing a DJ set.

Tony has some really funny things to say about being a broke-ass so read below, check out his music here, then go see him play on Tuesday 2/3. It’s FREE!

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Name: Tony Peppers

Age: Biological: 24. Psychological: 24 ± 7. Emotional: 24 ± 24.

Occupation: Space cadet; psychonaut; recreational questionnaire answerer

What neighborhood do you live in? :DT Brokeland

Best money saving tip: Don’t live in the Bay. Alternatively: forego shelter.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: I’ve given this some thought, and all that’s coming to mind is overpriced guac.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?: It’d have to be the My Dog Skip DVD when I was 11. In terms of emotional capital, that thing bankrupted me.

How’d that feel?: Bankrupt.

Favorite cheap eat: I’m in the wanton throes of a gyros fling right now. I’m trying not to think about its inevitable end. Just enjoying it, you know, keeping my head in the moment.

Favorite dive bar: Missouri Lounge

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: I taught music lessons for a couple years. One day, I asked this nine-year-old what it would take to get him to practice 20 minutes per day. Without pause, he responded:

– one (1) package sour Skittles from the vending machine per week

– my word that I wouldn’t tell his mom

Favorite free thing to do: Tweet at Oprah.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A cornucopia of old synths.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Yeah man.

Do you own my book?: Do you own my record?

Best hangover cure: A dark place; self-loathing.

Are you a hipster?: I don’t know, would that mean I’d have to stop being a Belieber?

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.