Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Words To Live By #AlmostFamous


   " You cannot make friends with the rock stars. That's what's important. If you're a rock journalist - first, you will never get paid much. But you will get free records from the record company. And they'll buy you drinks, you'll meet girls, they'll try to fly you places for free, offer you drugs... I know. It sounds great. But they are not your friends. These are people who want you to write sanctimonious stories about the genius of the rock stars, and they will ruin rock and roll and strangle everything we love about it."- Lester Bangs ‪#‎AlmostFamous‬.

Back when I was a journalist, I held this scene in my highest regards. It's the realest thing ever. Even as a retired journalist I still do. A musician (I use that loosely) reminded me this week of why I retried (interviewing people is like pulling teeth.). I was also reminded of how much pull I still have. Good lord, talk about shutting somebody down. S/o to XXL,Vogue, NYLON,Karen Civil, Complex, etc.‪#‎WeAintNothingToFuckWith‬ ‪#‎journaliststicktogether‬

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