“The only truth is music.”
- Jack Kerouac
It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “Find your passion” and “Know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
I think it’s really tragic when people get serious about stuff. It’s such an absurdity to take anything really seriously … I make an honest attempt not to take anything seriously: I worked that attitude out about the time I was eighteen, I mean, what does it all mean when you get right down to it, what’s the story here? Being alive is so weird.
I truly don’t know what might have happened to my musical tastes and interests if I had not discovered the kindness and talents of tapers. Thanks to all who’ve lugged their equipment, dealt with ridiculous security, and fought off the drunk/spinning/careless fans that make tapers like modern day audio warriors. Most importantly, thank you, tapers, for the countless hours of live music that allow us to relive our favorite moments and to enjoy experiences we otherwise would’ve missed out on.