Austin With Eyes Wide Open

A pretty sharp essay on SXSW from a member of the band Fucked Up (which, a million pardons, but I’ll always prefer another band who chose such an unprintable name, back when it was more genuinely transgressive):

The music industry is by definition an operation invented to divert money spent on music away from actual musicians – the problems that the music industry is currently facing have specifically to do with the fact that the money that would usually flow directly to the bigger economic actors is now going somewhere else

At the end you’ll note the author’s quaint apology to “3rd year economics students” — I’d be surprised to see Capital on any U.S. University Econ syllabus. Yet more evidence of the difference between us and our friends to the North?

— CL