…that's what always annoyed me most about the American alternative/do-it yourself scene when I came up. It was simple. If you were the artist you were supposed to be cool, and the agent was supposed to be a crook, and the manager was supposed to be a creep, and everyone administrating was un-cool and the publicist was cheesy. You know, we all have our roles. But then the DIY guy says I am the guitar player, I'm the publicist, I'm the agent, and I'm the lawyer, too. So I look at the guy, and I'm like, okay, you've convinced me. You're a greedy, cheesy crooked creep with a guitar. Fuck you. I want nothing to do with you.
Does this sophisticated Misesian understanding of the importance of the division of labor prove that the Igster is a libertarian? Well, allright! He has always been aware that any old time, he has a right to move.
My 1997 reason cover story on the complicated attitudes toward capitalism and marketing among the indie rock and comics scenes.