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(Gothamist)   David Byrne: One Percenters Are Killing NYC's Unique Sex Smell   (gothamist.com) divider line 30
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2013-10-08 12:42:29 PM  
I read his book. He's a smart man. He'd have to be, he was a geeky intellectual who held his own with The Ramones. His take on the state of the the music industry is astute and ultimately, optimistic.
 
2013-10-08 12:59:23 PM  
This city smells like urine. Is that what he's talking about? DNRTFA
 
2013-10-08 01:00:22 PM  
He's not wrong, however, like a weed, creativity will find a place to make a home.
There's no law that says NYC must remain an artistic and cultural hub for all eternity.

/Find yourself
//Find yourself a city to live in
 
2013-10-08 01:01:42 PM  
STOP MAKING SENSE!
 
2013-10-08 01:02:40 PM  
David Byrne the Conservative....who knew?  Same as it ever was...
 
2013-10-08 01:03:11 PM  

The Viewer: He's not wrong, however, like a weed, creativity will find a place to make a home.
There's no law that says NYC must remain an artistic and cultural hub for all eternity.

/Find yourself
//Find yourself a city to live in


If despair and poverty breed creativity, how about Detroit?
 
2013-10-08 01:03:56 PM  
The problem is we can't figure out where else we'd rather be.
 
jgi
2013-10-08 01:09:36 PM  
This is the reason I left NYC. Awesome place, but just too expensive. Gotta be rich to thrive there or willing to work 80 hours weeks which defeats the purpose of living in a cultural hub. Ever since I left, my bank account has steadily grown. I love NYC but I'm much happier now.
 
2013-10-08 01:13:39 PM  
I think that smell is only the river
 
2013-10-08 01:17:16 PM  

Broktun: The Viewer: He's not wrong, however, like a weed, creativity will find a place to make a home.
There's no law that says NYC must remain an artistic and cultural hub for all eternity.

/Find yourself
//Find yourself a city to live in

If despair and poverty breed creativity, how about Detroit?


The Art scene in Detroit is thriving!
 
2013-10-08 01:20:09 PM  

Space Station Wagon: Broktun: The Viewer: He's not wrong, however, like a weed, creativity will find a place to make a home.
There's no law that says NYC must remain an artistic and cultural hub for all eternity.

/Find yourself
//Find yourself a city to live in

If despair and poverty breed creativity, how about Detroit?

The Art scene in Detroit is thriving!


blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com
 
2013-10-08 01:31:00 PM  
LOL,

That's a Low blow.
I'm sure their is at least one sucky band from where you live as well.

\actually no one in Detroit listens to ICP, well I have never heard it
\\It's all the poor white kids down river between Detroit, Ohio and Indiana
 
2013-10-08 01:36:01 PM  
I've always been a fan of his work, and the more of his stuff I read, the more I like the guy as a person. Smart dude, and he always speaks out on the right side of things.
 
2013-10-08 01:54:45 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Space Station Wagon: Broktun: The Viewer: He's not wrong, however, like a weed, creativity will find a place to make a home.
There's no law that says NYC must remain an artistic and cultural hub for all eternity.

/Find yourself
//Find yourself a city to live in

If despair and poverty breed creativity, how about Detroit?

The Art scene in Detroit is thriving!

[blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com image 427x409]


I thought they were from Rochester NY.  Or is that where they festered?
 
2013-10-08 01:55:15 PM  

olddeegee: I read his book. He's a smart man. He'd have to be, he was a geeky intellectual who held his own with The Ramones. His take on the state of the the music industry is astute and ultimately, optimistic.


I just finished his book. It is brilliant.
 
2013-10-08 02:19:42 PM  

karnal: David Byrne the Conservative....who knew?  Same as it ever was...


I get the joke, but the term conservative has been drained of coherency for some time. Except that he isn't one.
 
2013-10-08 03:13:35 PM  
Lets all cry for the man with the estimated net worth of $45 Million.
 
2013-10-08 03:53:17 PM  

Space Station Wagon: Broktun: The Viewer: He's not wrong, however, like a weed, creativity will find a place to make a home.
There's no law that says NYC must remain an artistic and cultural hub for all eternity.

/Find yourself
//Find yourself a city to live in

If despair and poverty breed creativity, how about Detroit?

The Art scene in Detroit is thriving!


Seriously, this.

Music scene too.
 
2013-10-08 03:53:27 PM  

abhorrent1: Lets all cry for the man with the estimated net worth of $45 Million.


He's not asking people to cry for him, he's just pointing out NYC is getting too expensive to live in...
 
2013-10-08 03:54:07 PM  
And once again!, Fark!

Here's a link to the actual f--king source. GIve them your page clicks instead of Gawker Media, please.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/07/new-york-1perce nt -stifles-creative-talent
 
2013-10-08 04:16:36 PM  

schemy: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Space Station Wagon: Broktun: The Viewer: He's not wrong, however, like a weed, creativity will find a place to make a home.
There's no law that says NYC must remain an artistic and cultural hub for all eternity.

/Find yourself
//Find yourself a city to live in

If despair and poverty breed creativity, how about Detroit?

The Art scene in Detroit is thriving!

[blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com image 427x409]

I thought they were from Rochester NY.  Or is that where they festered?


ICP is from Novi, MI.  Which is an exurb of Detroit populated mostly by McMansion-dwelling auto engineers or trailer-dwelling former auto workers on the dis'biltee.
 
2013-10-08 04:37:06 PM  

mjones73: abhorrent1: Lets all cry for the man with the estimated net worth of $45 Million.

He's not asking people to cry for him, he's just pointing out NYC is getting too expensive to live in...


biatching about rich people living new york when your a rich person living in new york. If he doesn't like it, he, unlike a lot of people, has the means to pack up and leave.
 
2013-10-08 05:30:49 PM  
David Byrne was born in Scotland and has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars. A musician, singer-songwriter, director, and actor, David Byrne is most widely recognized as a founding member of the band "The Talking Heads". He was also the band's primary songwriter, penning such hits as "Burning Down the House", "And She Was", and "The Road to Nowhere". He has also enjoyed a successful solo career as both a touring musician and a composer for film and theater.

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/davi d- byrne-net-worth/
 
2013-10-08 05:53:35 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: schemy: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Space Station Wagon: Broktun: The Viewer: He's not wrong, however, like a weed, creativity will find a place to make a home.
There's no law that says NYC must remain an artistic and cultural hub for all eternity.

/Find yourself
//Find yourself a city to live in

If despair and poverty breed creativity, how about Detroit?

The Art scene in Detroit is thriving!

[blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com image 427x409]

I thought they were from Rochester NY.  Or is that where they festered?

ICP is from Novi, MI.  Which is an exurb of Detroit populated mostly by McMansion-dwelling auto engineers or trailer-dwelling former auto workers on the dis'biltee.


Hey, you left out the retired executives living on their golf-course-adjacent mansions (though I suppose that that's Northville) and the really huge shopping malls that double as the downtown.

And it's NOT an exurb.  It's a 10 minute drive from the poverty and despair that is the largely black sections of Detroit.  Milford, Brighton and Howell are exurbs.  Novi is a suburb.

/And since the line workers made more than the engineers, and Detroit-area housing is cheap partly because *Detroit* and partly because of the really good traffic, there's probably quite a few line workers in mansions and engineers in trailers.
//Much as we kid on Detroit, the metro area is probably the city with the single best value for your dollar for white collar folks right now (and as mentioned, really good traffic).  They were offering me 80+% of my SF salary without any of the SF BS COL (FWIW, Chicago was at 60%).  And then you can take the evening Amtrak to Chicago for a weekend, fly to [insert East Coast city here], or just screw around in the state's natural beauty using all your extra money.
 
2013-10-08 06:48:19 PM  
New Yorkers got what they wanted. Aren't they happy?
 
2013-10-08 08:02:06 PM  
hahahaha. Rich, white, pretentious, hipster, rockstar douchebag whines about the rich, white, pretentious, hipster, non-rockstar douchebags. hahahahaha.
 
2013-10-08 11:20:57 PM  
Actors and musicians should only open their mouths to acf or sing. No other time.
 
2013-10-09 12:01:11 AM  
One thing's for sure. He can write a lot better than he can sing. That was a pretty good essay.
 
2013-10-09 10:21:29 AM  

p89tech: hahahaha. Rich, white, pretentious, hipster, rockstar douchebag whines about the rich, white, pretentious, hipster, non-rockstar douchebags. hahahahaha.


David Byrne is far from a pretentious hipster. Unless you don't know what those words mean.

He's done more than enough to shake the music industry (the Talking Heads alone, not to mention everything else he's done, like the world music (not my cup of tea, but excellent) and "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" with Eno) that he can never be called pretentious.

As to the hipster, well, he had serious mental problems. Maybe the big suits made sense.

/Wouldn't live in that human warren if you paid me. Art can be done from anywhere.
 
2013-10-09 01:59:36 PM  
"Manhattan and Brooklyn, those vibrant playgrounds, are way less scary than when I moved there"

Well, there's his problem. First of all, no "new to NYC creative-type of person" went to BK in the 70s or even 80s unless you are talking BK Heights or Park Slope or somewhere. But those were always relatively nice neighborhoods and certainly weren't "creative". Queens and the Bronx were far bigger influencers, particularly in hip hop, at the time. The 90s were when BK started coming into its own creatively. I think he's remembering things through rose-colored glasses when it comes to BK's creative scene in the 70s and 80s.

But I agree with him when it comes to Manhattan in particular. People whom I haven't seen in a while are always surprised to hear that I moved out of Manhattan. But honestly, I don't miss it. Manhattan isn't the place I fell in love with in the 80s and always considered home. To me it has become a lot of the things I don't like about suburbia (chains, corporatization everywhere, lack of diversity, etc). I'm in Queens now and its a lot more of the NYC I miss. But creatively, NYC still has it - the hub is just no longer downtown Manhattan. It's South Bronx, Washington Heights, East Harlem, Bed Stuy/Bushwick, and parts of Queens.
 
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