Luke, our friend at PTSOTL (it’s the name of his blog, not a Savage Love acronym) just posted a series of interviews with a handful of Boston-area “scenesters” about the nature of their music “scene.” The question o’ the hour? Do you treat those outside of your “scene” differently? The other question o’ the hour? Do I have to use quotation marks every time I type the word “scene?”
Here’s how one (presumably young) whippersnapper responded:
“I guess because my whole life revolves around what is the newest, most groundbreaking thing in music/art/fashion, I have a hard time getting interested in people who aren’t creatively inclined in some way. It’s not that I won’t be cordial, but it’s likely that the conversation will end after the exchange of names. What are we gonna talk about? Favorite TV shows? (I do admit I judge people that actually follow reality TV, including anyone who has watched Jersey Shore more than twice.)”
“Man. Heavy hitter questions. (Keeping it anonymous), I do definitely feel like the media/arts/music world promotes an incest-y vibe, which does carry a sense of superiority with it. I think it’s about having the sense that you have something to offer, in a personal sense that also of course extends into the business sense.”
Read Luke’s entire post here!