Everything in the below video rant sounds accurate.
The scene falls apart because of money. The boomerang of nostalgia comes back faster nowadays, so they’re already making the documentary before things are quite done, and people slightly over 30 are stroking their beards and reminiscing about the good old days.
I’m surprised by the surprise, though (shocked… shocked!). Of course Pitchfork is an advertising company. Of course they want to eat scenes and shit out money. And if you’re in the arts business, the worst people you’ll meet will be the hip and cool ones who say they’re in it for the esthetics. They’re deadly. So now it’s a website-based media company instead of Dick Clark or Viacom. Makes sense. Sorry about your scene. It’s a cliché, though. It happens to everyone.
In another town, some kids are jamming in basements and back yards, making their own scene, and it sounds great. Don’t worry, that can’t be stopped. It’s cooler than either one of us will ever be. Personally I can’t wait to hear it.