On Durham and identity
grady at ibiblio.org
Thu Apr 5 11:50:44 EDT 2007
See, that's why I've never been in a band . . . too busy doing this!
Seriously, though, it takes both. Put it this way: introverts *and*
extroverts. For every Shayne O'Neill, Durham still has a Dan Melchior:
Talk about a crank at the bottom of a well . . .
Duncan Murrell wrote:
> it's occasionally occurred to me that it takes an
> awful lot of energy and brainspace that might otherwise be spent
> writing and practicing, and that viable artistic scenes seem to more
> often arise around obsessives and cranks who make great art, who
> tend to be jealous of their time, and who would have no problem
> discovering influences and inspiration if they found themselves
> living at the bottom of a well. I suppose I'm proposing a chicken or
> egg problem with no answer; I just happen to follow the cranks and
> hermits more closely than the ebb and flow of the scene.
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