Part of the problem (was Re: skylight/nightlight)
andy.fekete at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 17:57:20 EST 2007
"I guess I romanticize Chapel Hill back when the music scene was the
reason people moved here. I don't feel that is the case anymore and
with the development going on in Chapel Hill and big money being
involved it doesn't make me feel comfortable about the future of cheap
venues to see new and exciting music."
Over the past year I've noticed an alarming increase in the number of
musicians and artists who are actively looking to move out of Chapel
Hill/Carrboro because of the high cost of housing. In the
conversations I've had, it seems like Durham's 9th Street area will be
the biggest beneficiary of this trend.
While this bodes well for Durham, it's tough to see Chapel Hill's
alternative way of life disappear, as it was the main reason I moved
here so man years ago.
Ah well. Progress.
On Dec 13, 2007 12:39 PM, l.sward <armed2tt at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Dec 13, 11:54 am, gr... at ibiblio.org (grady) wrote:
> > I capture and drink the water that drips out of my tailpipe as I idle on
> > I-40 on the way to work.
> > Kevin Slater wrote:
> > > I have been trying to conserve water. In my opinion that's more on a
> > > local scale and is something that my conservation can have an impact on.
> > > k.
> > > On Dec 13, 2007, at 11:33 AM, James Hepler wrote:
> > >> Don't want to be a douche, but there's more gas around
> > >> here than water lately.
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> I wake up early and capture water off of the dead blades of grass
> around our house. One by one. Isn't that how you build an army?
> I must admit I don't always, but most of the time I ride my bike to
> Chapel Hill and now that I have a lighthouse attached to the front of
> my bike I can commute all the way into the darkest parts of Chatham
> As far as compromise and downtown development is concerned. I honestly
> feel that this development is meant for students and those well off
> enough to live there. As long as the University brings more and more
> kids to this town then the demand for housing will continue to
> increase. Would I live downtown if I were single and had money? Maybe,
> but I'm also not in my 20's anymore and like the country living more
> now than when I first moved out here. My commute on bike is sometimes
> shorter than it is when I drive my car. I guess I romanticize Chapel
> Hill back when the music scene was the reason people moved here. I
> don't feel that is the case anymore and with the development going on
> in Chapel Hill and big money being involved it doesn't make me feel
> comfortable about the future of cheap venues to see new and exciting
> music. Honestly, I know that it isn't bleak...I guess my use of that
> word was a little melodramatic, but when I heard about the Nightlight
> and then Track and Field possibly being on the outs it got me thinking
> about other venues in town and what possible threats there were.
> I think Track and Field might be out due to an disgusting increase in
> rent. Don't know for sure. Will keep you guys posted.
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