how are any of these activities actually free? that's what i'd like to know.
I think that Carlye Wisel and Donald Rasmussen got down to the heart of it. "but to be able to stick to that sentiment and not be influenced by the hype has been difficult, and at some times, a real challenge." This is something that most people I encounter in Brooklyn are dealing with. We want to be true to ourselves, but we're living in a city that is constantly telling us what to like, listen to, eat, buy. And now, technology that some choose to carry around in their pockets is tracking their every move. With instant access to millions of bands one click away on your PHONE, people tend to get carried away. One click of a mouse, and everything that pops up on your computer screen was specifically put there based on bands you've already 'liked.' There is no room to be an individual; to create your own opinion based on what you've actually experienced. It takes less than a second to get on facebook and like one of the bands mention in the article "8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear." And boom, you get a line up of their shows and posts from the band right on your homepage. This is all possible before anyone even takes 10 minutes out of their day to listen to a few songs by the musicians they just liked on facebook. And then there's the pictures. Professional photographers at every show. Not taking pictures of the band performing--but of the people in the audience! Who gives a shit? So now everyone is a celebrity running around doing cocaine and having their picture snapped by a professional photographer. In my opinion, that's what's going on with the music scene. The people attending the shows feel that they should be as famous as the bands playing. So everyone is out there looking for the next big thing, but mostly settling for a quick fix.
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