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Consequential Apathy: Penetration
Consequential Apathy: Penetration
06/29/12 at 09:25 AM by Adam Pfleider
Last night I attended a stacked local show in support of Duck. Little Brother, Duck!'s current U.S. tour. During the band's set, an attendee - who, for argumentative purposes was a bit intoxicated - screamed out, "Sell me your music!" It's interesting to hear such a phrase in an age where no one gets money for anything, and everyone gets chicks, music, movies and most of their entertainment for free. The music fan wanted to give a touring band money. Think about that for a second. Think about the level that Duck. Little Brother, Duck! are at right now. Small touring bands don't pull much from merch, and the gas generally comes from the door or the bar percentage - and if lucky, a guarantee here and there.

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10:04 AM on 06/29/12
Jeff_Ryan
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That's what is special about art. It means something different to everybody and is therefore valued different. I would never spend $700 on Circa Survive but I know that there are a couple of bands who, provided the package was sufficiently amazing, I would gladly spend close to that amount on. I've been checking all day to see when the Anchor & Braille preorder goes up and when the preorder for Anberlin's next goes up, I'll definitely be buying something "special" if the option is there. While Circa Survive isn't one of "those bands" for me, I understand that they are for some people and I'm not at all surprised that those sets are sold out. I might order the vinyl by itself though...
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