Joe was the only one of any Importance: the others were nonentities-the riff-raff one would expect any illegal movement to gather round itself The ideals of the Freedom League meant nothing to them: their only concern was earning a living with the minimum of work.
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The term, riff, was popularized by a Charlie Parker song.
And when the piano riff at the start of the New Pornographers’ "Challengers" kicks in, I know I’ve put myself in good hands.