Not so Mean Jean

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Episode two of the Cat 6 Chisme podcast is up for those of you who haven’t already heard. It’s an interview with young Jean aka Mean Jean aka Young Milton. I met Jean when I first started managing the bike shop out here in Astoria and we’ve been friends ever since. I’m 10 years older than he so I feel like he’s my little brother in a sense. Jean’s the kind of kid you want to see do well because of his good intentions. He’s an Astoria native currently residing in San Francisco and working as a courier. Growing up in the P’s is something I know nothing about and I’m not going to sit here and speak on his upbringing, but his parents got it right. His group of friends aren’t the most clean cut group of kids but I could always tell he was destined for more than hanging on the block all day. I think living in NYC cramped his free spirit, and moving to SF was probably the best thing he could have done at that point in his life.

Now he’s pretty much let his wanderlust take over. It seems like every time I talk to him he’s out on the road headed to the next adventure. Just yesterday he told me he was headed to Big Sur, yeah, I’ll admit it, I’m pretty much living vicariously through Jean. I can’t say enough about what a solid dude he is, which I feel is becoming more rare with people under twenty five. If you run into the young homie, tell him I said, “Whaddup Milton!?”

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Jean and I at chuych.

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