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LA vs. NYC

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by colcifer, Apr 15, 2010.


  1. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Jeff Hamilton tells me NYCs a ****-hole and you can't get paid; Larry Goldings tells me LA destroys your soul and the studio work (with the exception of film and tv) is dried up.

    I need a tie breaker: which city is worse (so I can go live in the less bad one)?

    thanks,
    c
     
  2. I'm from Australia, but recently visited both cities.

    NYC ALL THE WAY! (sorry to all you LA people, no offense)
     
  3. acid bass

    acid bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Never been to NYC, but as a native Californian I have nothing good to say about LA and my sentiment is not unique. Basically the ones born & raised in LA like it and almost no one else does.
     
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Well is Larry gonna hire you or Jeff?
     
  5. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    Well, it's true, in NYC, you don't get paid. But the vibe is awesome!
     
  6. Calebmundy

    Calebmundy

    Apr 5, 2007
    Nashville
    Thought about Nashville?
     
  7. Calebmundy

    Calebmundy

    Apr 5, 2007
    Nashville
    or Atlanta, Austin, or Minneapolis?
     
  8. Calebmundy

    Calebmundy

    Apr 5, 2007
    Nashville
    Also, in my experience here at least, you have to take those kinds of statements with a grain of salt. The business isn't what it used to be, and the older guys who have seen the better days seem to be really down on things now, but there are undoubtedly thousands of people making a living playing in either place.
     
  9. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    It always used to be better than it is right now. That was as true 50 years ago as it will be 50 years from now.
     
  10. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    50 years from now...we won't be here.
     
  11. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    A sad commentary on the music industry.
    Hopefully not a commentary on music in the context of art
    and expression.
     
  12. Calebmundy

    Calebmundy

    Apr 5, 2007
    Nashville
    Who won't? I could feasibly be alive... especially if I move to Japan.
     
  13. shackled

    shackled

    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    Why would you want to do that? :eyebrow:

    My vote goes to LA. The pay sucks there, too, but the weather is great and the scene is hoppin'.
    (At least it was when I was there...)
     
  14. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    I think it's more a commentary on the tendency to romanticize the past, no matter whose past it is.
     
  15. NYC.

    LA is just Queens with palm trees.
     
  16. Laklandlover

    Laklandlover Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA BABY
    I am from Chicago and have lived both and they both suck.
     
  17. Truktek2

    Truktek2

    Sep 5, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Interesting. I've always wanted to go to LA .What's so bad about it? Just curious as it's always been depicted as a must go to place.
     
  18. I'm done w/ NYC - lived here most of my life. Can't do it anymore - everything is a dump! all the stores are a mess, the roads have pot holes bigger than my car, the people are so nasty they make me look nice (a real feat), the cost of living is disgusting, there are 10 billion people clammering for the same gig (that you can see), don't even get me started about the traffic (I feel like Bela Lugosi cuz I do all my traveling by night) AAHHHHHHHHHHH!!

    but it's still the best city in the world!!

    . . . it's the city that never sleeps - thats why it looks like shlt in the morning :D
     
  19. Joe.shaffer

    Joe.shaffer

    Nov 25, 2008
    Cabot, AR
    Second this. I love Nashville.
     
  20. Calebmundy

    Calebmundy

    Apr 5, 2007
    Nashville
    Japan has the highest life expectancy in the world.
     

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