I'm over 65+ and I'm also an 8th generation Austinite. I loved Austin back in the 1940s and 1950s before any of you young people were born. Nowadays Austin has been identified with the "Music Scene". What? For those of us who have called Austin home since 1836 (yes, thats 1836, my ancestors came here when there was literally *nothing*) you writers and hipsters constantly ignore us and belittle us. We're just the Democrat, liberal voting people who smiled and welcomed your parents and grandparents when they moved here in the 1960s and 1970s.
You young people need to stop identifying every city by what effing music the people around you like. Besides, you are only showing that the people you surround yourself with, are not very good reflections of you OR Austin. Have stupid friends? Well, maybe it just might be because YOU chose stupidity. Don't be generalizing to all us Austinites who have already been here for over 150 years, OR to some kind of "music" scene you judge Austin by. That's so childish.
I caught on about this article in the FIRST paragraph, when he actually thinks he's in Austin asking questions about Austin's "soul" so he interviews, who else? Eddie Wilson and people like that? Excuse me? You readers might be interested to know that none of us native Austinites ever walked into any of his joints. Never have. Never will. I have nothing against him or anything, just know that HE is not Austin. His joints are not Austin.
Why is it always that people from other cities insist on thinking of Austin as the Armadillo Headquarters, either before or after, pre- or post.??
Hey why don't you people really be cool, really be hipters and come to a city looking to put something INTO it, instead of coming here only to get something OUT of it? Huh? I'm your grandmother, answer me.
This article was written by: 1) a young person with no sense of history prior to 1960 or 1980; 2) is from someplace else in Texas (sounds like Dallas he's in love with) and 3) is just jealous and really has a mental thing to try to prove that us Austinites are not as great as he thinks we think we are.
Okay I'm going out on a limb and say something really NOT liberal, not progressive. And it's this: If you are coming into Austin looking for music, listen to your precious music, don't criticize the rest of us, and leave. If you insist on living here, please contribute something to life here BESIDES YOUR MUSIC because in our everyday life of hard-work and raising kidsd and grand-kids, guess what? Your music is not squat!
And stop bragging about Houston/Dallas the next time you write a stupid article, cuz you're giving yourself away (red flags all over the place) that you're jealous.