Bloomington

Bloomington

Indianapolis. I live in Murfreesboro, TN, home to the wonderful and eclectic Middle Tennessee State University and about forty minutes south of Nashville. Here in Murfreesboro, most people have a great taste in music and a general sense of disdain for our mother, “Music City” to the North. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a ton of absolutely wonderful music coming out of Nashville, but it’s all sort of out of touch of the scene here in Murfreesboro. Most people in Nashville don’t get what’s going on down here. I suspect and very curiously wonder if a similar situation exists between Indianapolis and Bloomington, home of The University of Indiana.

I stayed with a couple of ultra nice folks in Bloomington this weekend and got a better sense of the town. I went to a house show where a certain champion named Mitch played really great and honest songs on a Casio digital guitar, a large band played some very entertaining folk pop songs, and my friend from Murfreesboro played a set of his ultra energetic dance pop. This exact scene could’ve happened in Murfreesboro, but I don’t know about it happening in Nashville. I don’t know if it happens in Indianapolis, but in the course of writing these blogs about Indianapolis, I’ve yet to discover it.

House shows are the best. This scene is the future. This honesty is so important to the present. The people in Bloomington are doing a great thing, and I plan to devote the majority of the rest of my writing on this blog to their efforts.