I'm going to take a stand, Dang Nabbit!!
There is nothing more I love than live music. Its just a mix of raw energy and adrenalin that just made sense to me more than an iPod crammed in ear drums. But recently I've been slowly having minor heart attacks from so many closures around Sydney, it just doesn't make any sense. Being in a band makes you realize that you would throw yourself at any dive that would let you rock out for the masses, and being a avid music lover makes you cherish the raw interaction you get with acts and music at venues.... you just cant top it at all! But with the closing of the Hopetoun, (possibly soon) Annandale and the Harp around Sydney, what can be the progression of live music? Sure there are still enough venues, but places like the Annandale were more than venues, they were institutions, temples of culture and any other metaphor that would fit this bill. Sure I could've blogged about the latest gig I went to and destroyed with my boundless energy and eye lasers, but this is more fitting right now, a step in the right direction is to try and counter a problem that is emerging. The best way to look at it is this, where will you go to see live music, when all the establishments are gone?