Here's my take on it. Everyone is pretty quick to fling shit at northeast Ohio in general. It's a new national pastime. Ohio is the 7th most populous state in the country, so if nearly 12,000,000 people are wrong then fuck the rest of them. It will always be more acceptable to tell someone you live in NY or LA, but really has anyone assessed the quality of living in those cities lately? I know people, personally, that moved to the aforementioned cities and all they're doing is bidding their time. People between the ages of 28-32 still living with 3-5 other roommates just to keep the electric on. So many midwesterners moved from their hometowns to the coasts seeking to fulfill their bullshit dreams. Most of them are working at bars or coffee shops or any other typical mundane job that you can do anywhere. But they feel that at least they're doing it in New York. It's a sad delusion. Adjacent to talented people does not make you talented as well. Everyone is moving to these buzz-worthy cities with the hopes of lighting the world on fire, but in reality, they're just as average as the rest of us. And their idea of doing something important is going out. It's really the only reason they moved there. The nightlife is something they can instantly attach themselves to. Then post retarded pictures of themselves on facebook to try and make the rest of us "sad losers" stuck back home feel like we're missing out. They might not admit it, but they're just as miserable as everyone else. They're just too busy getting their clothing line off the ground, in between hangovers and trips to the free clinic, to tell anyone.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Johnny Stanec is opening for Jesse Malin & the St. Mark's Social at the Beachland Tavern Tuesday July 19th. All ages. $12. 7:30pm.
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