ot: The best place for an electronic musician to live?

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Post by Pitch Black » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:20 am

markaugust wrote: so would canberra be ... :wink:

...one tiny step up from Ballarat.

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Post by Cryptic UK » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:40 am

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Post by b0unce » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:04 pm

barcelona.

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Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:36 pm

homer

breathe clean air. eat healthy fish. walk in the woods. use the internet. set up a website. be an electronic musician.

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Post by DeadlyKungFu » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:55 pm

Near an electrical outlet.

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Post by continuous » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:16 pm

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Post by john gordon » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:06 pm

what a shame. 10 years ago you could have gone anywhere and it was rockin.i have more fun going out to dinner than i do at the clubs these days.its all george bush's fault.ever since he was elected things have gone to shite.what about philly?

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Post by touched1 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:31 pm

I've lived in Dallas TX, Columbus OH, Seattle WA, NYC, and now Portland OR.

Dallas was great for being young, creative, and underemployed.
NYC was the best for me for meeting more serious musicians and being exposed to truly mind opening art.
Seattle did not agree with me at all.
I'm in Portland now. I've been here almost 2 years and still don't know what to think of it. A lot of that is me though. I'm now in my mid 30's and work a lot. but I do not find it as easy to meet people or see and hear cool art as it was in NYC.

I think I'm trying to say that NYC was the best for me.
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Post by b0unce » Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:33 pm

DeadlyKungFu wrote:Near an electrical outlet.
+1

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Post by djsynchro » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:21 pm

Berlin
London
New York
Los Angeles

Then there are well known places like San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, Amsterdam that have a fashion, clubs, etcetera scene, but not (as) much in the way of music producing/labels/studios scene.

Take your pick.

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Post by stew » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:24 am

Be careful with big ciites.

I know, they're tempting: Lots of concerts, clubs, 24h action. But I know too many people that went to big cities and lost all their creativity there. Suddenly they became so obsessed with consuming everything that happened that they forgot about creating anything themselves.

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Post by ilia » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:00 am

stew wrote:Be careful with big ciites.

I know, they're tempting: Lots of concerts, clubs, 24h action. But I know too many people that went to big cities and lost all their creativity there. Suddenly they became so obsessed with consuming everything that happened that they forgot about creating anything themselves.
What I love about living in the heart of NYC is that I don't have to consume anything to feel alive. I can just take a break from my session, stroll down the street, grab a coffee, have a random chat with a stranger, listen to a street musician, see the swarms of people rushing by, and I am sufficiently energized to go and do my thing for many more hours.

Not everyone feels that way, though, I know.

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Post by rapidix » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:55 am

i've got you all beat. Kansas is happenin.

sorry, i bet i didn't convince you, did I?

Lawrence is a fun town, but it's all college. The only thing that lives around here are pretentious hipsters with too much indie shite. If you got some real electronic music, bring it by. We don't even get good touring acts! Any decent local acts get up and head to Brooklyn or Chicago. Argh.. it's depressing.. thank God for the internet!

There's no point to the rest of Kansas. It's a sad place.. Even Kansas City is lame. Colorado may be five years behind CA, but KS still rejects Darwin for f**k sake!
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Post by Anubis » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:23 am

Hands down, Miami Beach during the dry/tourist season.(Dec. thru April) After that it gets so feckin' hot and humid your vinyl warps and your CPU melts :D
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Post by noisetonepause » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:16 pm

Copenhagen is nice... if your friends live there.

I was in Berlin this autumn and it fucking rocked. Can't recommend it enough.. I'd love to live there.
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