Friday, December 30, 2011

In defense of the Hipster

In reference to Capitol Hill, Seattle. They say that you're derivative, that you're pretentious, but creating new works of art always looks pretentious. To create you have to have the pretension that you have something new to say. Creation always looks pretentious to the dominant culture. Any creation involves taking a chance of being derivative, of mining the past. But every band plays someone else's songs before they play their own, and every artist follows another before going their own way. So do your thing, hipster, as long you do it with a pure intent, and don't let anyone say you're wrong.

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