free cheese pizza wrote:
and man, where's pitbulls when you need him.
it's been a long time since so many people in this scene needed a reminder that maybe, just maybe their band isn't as good as their girlfriend tells them it is.
and nobody does it better.
... again ... it really just was one guy. i know it's easy to get all in a huff when someone criticizes the music scene in columbus - you get defensive. me too. but really... it was just one guy. not "so many people".
and they actually made some potentially legitimate points - that although flawed and slightly obnoxious - were more substantive than most of the tired cliched generalizations accompanied by zippy one-liners that followed.
its easy to get defensive about the columbus music scene, but if you just follow your gut reaction to circle the wagons, and don't have a real discussion about the criticism (which may turn out to be wrong if you actually address it), you're no better than the guy who decided to rename french fries "freedom fries"...
There is a search feature up there at the top - you might wanna check yourself. Some one makes this argument, and this thread ensues about every 5 or 6 months. It has happened so many times in the five+ years I've read this board that I can barely get it up to make fun of you. So yeah, it is so many people
, and young 20 something band dudes always get their panties in a bunch that no one supports "teh scene". And some very respectable musicians and notables who have actually had success, by anyone's interpretation, are among those making the zippy one liners because they have all been there. Naivete is free, and that's all most musicians can afford, and really, that's okay.
Columbus isn't the problem, and it has nothing to even do with talent some times either. There are zillions of great bands just in Ohio, not just Columbus. Dayton, Toledo, Cleveland, Youngstown, Cincinnati, everywhere else in Ohio X 50, and nobody goes to see them either.
I am not really convinced that their is even really a problem here. There is no magic city to play in. I have seen TNV play the Wex to a capacity crowd and they don't have that
many friends. I also hear the tab for the next record is being picked up by Matador. They deserve it, they have paid their dues and worked really fucking hard. I don't recall them whining on here, or complaining in the other paper. And never 12, but I have seen them play to less than 50, lots of times.