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I am a Los Angeles-based twentysomething. I have a profession, and I have a secret life in music, and this blog isn't about any of that. I like Blogger because I can't read what you're thinking.

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Friday, July 3   >>

I'M DEAD SERIOUS

No one is more obnoxious than the guy who's never created something but lives a life criticizing other people's art.

Said it once, and I'll say it again: Experience should be a prerequisite to any critic.

This one music snob I know moved to Eagle Rock a couple weeks ago, to "immerse" himself "in a cultural hotspot."

So exotic! Anyway, he's a self-proclaimed rock guru who's never picked up an instrument. And then he has the gall to say that radio artists are no-talent hacks. Prick.

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My cousin, 18, called me the other day.
HUGO: What.

THE COUSIN: I just did a piano audition over the phone with the Marines, for the band!

HUGO: Crazy. What'd you play?

THE COUSIN: Mozart's "Rondo" and some Joplin. But there was a problem.

HUGO: Oh?

THE COUSIN: They want me to play jazzzz. And they told me to have something prepared for a live audition in two weeks.

HUGO: And?

THE COUSIN: Can you teach me jazz in two weeks?
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OH, SURE, THE COUSIN -- BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IT ONLY TOOK ME 5 YEARS TO LEARN HOW TO LISTEN TO IT AND ALL, BUT THAT'S USELESS INFORMATION.

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There's a fine line between "educated" and "snob." Think about it.