February 2nd, 2008

My war on Xmas III

I still haven't learned that lesson

I was thinking about the micro-meme that was kicking around the flist yesterday, and realized something. I realized that I could go on about seeing bands like The Cure, Depeche Mode and REM before they began to show signs of near universal appeal; or about the Boston club scene that saw the rise of bands like Pixies and Mission to Burma; or even about making it to see the right indie-rock outfits at the right shows at the right times before it could definitely be demonstrated that they had "sold out" (or whatever we're calling "losing their artistic integrity because they wanted a steak" these days)... but really, there's really only one show that matters.

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