It's been bothering me a lot lately and the other day while reading the Simmons mailbag I caught an exchange that, while about sports in particular, was exactly how I currently feel about music. Here is the exchange:
I'm 100% on board with how the Sports Guy feels about this subject and I feel the same way about music these days. I mean don't get me wrong, I have been guilty of this as I'd like to think everyone is at some point in their braggeries. I'm still coping with Kings of Leon turning into U2 and cancelling gigs for shitty reasons. But it's really not worth it. I am making a conscious effort not to hold a band over someone because I found them first or saw them before they blew up. I'm getting douche chills just writing that. No one can be aware of it all, so at some point we are all bandwagon jumpers. Just because you jumped on first, is there a badge or a cookie that comes with that? I think finding out about new music/sounds is one of the coolest and most exhilarating things out there, and I know people feel the same. Ever listen to a song for the first time and it gives you the shivers its so good? Everyone should find out about that. Don't bogart that music man!
Idea Gripped from Hipster Runoff
- Am I a dick for acting like I am higher than thou for gloating about music discovery?
- Do you agree with every word that I write, as a gospel of sorts?
- Does this post smack of desperation?
- Do you even give a shit?