Posted: Feb 27, 2006 12:11 am
it is a trade off. i'm torn. nashville is rich, brite, and phoney. Memphis is poor, dirty and has soul. go to a show in nashville- no smoking, show starts at a decent hour.- the reverse of memphis.
as dumb as this sounds, after living in memphis for a while ,then going to nashville, you feel fucking tough- you won't catch near the shit- the hard luck,fronting, life stuff that gets thrown at you in memphis. you can spot a badass in memphis- it is a tough town that teaches you awareness, defense, and openness. when a memphian rolls into nashville, they become the town badass by default.
memphis has good local bands, i don't need to tell ya, do I? nashville local bands suck, plain and simple-"no soul, no heart, don't even begin to start to intrest me"-to paraphrase Wire. then again, in nashville the mummies, alkaline trio, and ted leo are all playing nashville in a week or two- shows like that don't really come through memphis anymore.
i'm trying to come to terms that i might be living there before too long. ugh.