This is about right. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some LCD Soundsystem, but I feel awkward when they’re placed on a pedestal as a “generation-defining band”. They just played some pop. For hipsters.
I know now that this was [Richard] Florida’s true genius: He took our anxiety about place and turned it into a product. He found a way to capitalize on our nagging sense that there is always somewhere out there more creative, more fun, more diverse, more gay, and just plain better than the one where we happen to be.
But I’ve been down that road, and I know where it goes. I know that it leads both everywhere and nowhere. I know you could go down it forever and never quite arrive. And I know now that it may be wiser to try to create the place you want to live, rather than to keep trying to find it.” —from The Fall of the Creative Class