Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Quote of the Day (Tears for Fears’ Charlton Pettus, on a Rock Band’s ‘Tour Bubble’)

“Here's the thing, bands on tour tend to devolve into older models of hominid society. Much older. Think hunter-gatherers, Crusaders, shrieking Dothraki hordes, or, more reasonably, Dust Bowl circus carnies, traveling town to town, entertaining (and swindling) the rubes. The point is, there is a natural tendency to focus all feelings of community within the tour bubble and to dehumanize the world outside.” ―Tears for Fears guitarist Charlton Pettus, “What a Difference a Jet Makes on a Rock Trip,” The New York Times, Oct. 20, 2019

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