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June 05, 2019

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Drew Stone

Thank you so much for the kind words. I do the "10 Questions" series out of my love for all that is NYHC. I do it all out of pocket and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future regardless of what else I have going on. It warms my heart to know that so many other people love it as well.

Dave

I've always regretted not going the "10-18" BB/Jerks gig that summer. I remember lots of people walking around with cool shirts from the show for weeks afterward.

I believe DOA/Red Kross was '85.

Boourns

I was with you all the way until the white Dad standard-issue smear of music for black people. consider this: r&b/hip hop is more genuinely emotive and inclusive than it's ever been these days and kids from all walks of life on planet earth can get in on it—actually creating, without having to navigate predatory record labels—from their little laptops and phones. it's a seismic difference from what we grew up with but it has in fact exposed some real genius. you're going to have to live with the fact that the majority of youth in 2019 aren't browsing record store aisles and waiting on line to get into shows. times change.

great blog btw.

Alex in NYC

Reader Boourns wrote:

"I was with you all the way until the white Dad standard-issue smear of music for black people."

- Well, I am indeed a Dad, but I don't know that I'd call the very thing I'm scrutinizing here (I'm assuming you're referring to my response to MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH question)"music for black people." Most of the folks I know who are actively listening to it are white folks.

"consider this: r&b/hip hop is more genuinely emotive and inclusive than it's ever been these days"

Mmm. "Emotive" doesn't mean listenable/inventive/good. "Inclusive" is indeed good, but ideas are more interesting than emotions.


"..and kids from all walks of life on planet earth can get in on it—actually creating, without having to navigate predatory record labels—from their little laptops and phones."

I have no problem with that, but if Lil Xan and Lil Pump are the end-product, I'll pass, thanks.

"it's a seismic difference from what we grew up with but it has in fact exposed some real genius."

..and a whole bunch of embarrassing, unlistenable shit.

"you're going to have to live with the fact that the majority of youth in 2019 aren't browsing record store aisles and waiting on line to get into shows. times change."

- Oh, I'm well aware of that. But, y'know, I'm 51. I don't *have* to like anything, at this point.

"great blog btw."

- Ha, thank you! Please keep reading. I appreciate the feedback!

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