On Durham and identity
grady at ibiblio.org
Thu Apr 5 10:54:30 EDT 2007
I don't really think Shayne was talking about artistic decisions,
although it is interesting how he's managed to incorporate singing saw &
trombone into his otherwise pretty much acoustic pop-punk band . . .
throwing a bone to the homies, eh?
I spent the first X years trying to defend the word "scene" as being
what you make of it, or at least being no worse than any other word, but
at some point it seemed better & more natural to use the word
"community," so c'mon, let's use it instead, until Duncan vomits & moves
to New Orleans, where it's literally every band for themselves.
Duncan Murrell wrote:
> That might be good for the scene, but it sounds bad for art.
> The word itself, "scene," is starting to make me queasy.
>> I could be wrong,
>> but I think that one of the differences between the music scene in
>> Durham and, say, Chapel Hill is that when a musician in Durham goes
>> through the cost/benefit decision of any given action, they take into
>> account not only what is good for their band but what is good for the
>> music scene itself.
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