“Like many creatives during this pandemic, I had been going through a particularly foggy period… Driving around and seeing these homemade signs, it was so clear how I could directly contribute.”
“It does have some eerie similarities to some of the things we’re seeing. It’s uncomfortable to look at in a way that wasn’t there three months ago.”
Music seems poised to return to the way it was presented for thousands of years before there was a formal music industry: A few elite artists subsidized by their wealthy patrons, while the rest of civilization heard music made by their neighbors at barn dances or at local celebrations.
One pandemic event had attendees from Germany, South Africa, and Hawaii: “people were up at like three in the morning to come here, or a version of coming, to hear this author.”
“People are recognizing that we artists live off this to a higher degree, versus the assumption that we do this just for fun.”