Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Here's your hat...
San Diego continues to be a growing city in search of a better defined personality, restaurants which it can one day brag about and a thriving arts & literary culture. Like anything worth while, it doesn't happen immediately. Perhaps one day this beach city reputation will take a back seat to some great art, writing and film here. Many people who live here like to simply complain about a lack of those things and state people only come here for the beach and the weather. Well, maybe so, but this attitude is not only cynical, but a corroding agent for anyone trying to muster a literary scene, some counterpoint reporting on politics and a growing music scene.
If you don't like it, please go. Move to New York in a huff about San Diego. Please. I dare you. And if you are not discovered: your manuscript is laughed at, your art mocked, films panned as too West Coast, education ridiculed, this good looking building is in Union Square. I invite you to take a one way elevator ride to the roof, take a long look West and jump. We don't want you back. We don't want to hear your comments in our ears anymore. In fact, we didn't want to put up with it when you lived here in the first place. You didn't want to help so jump already. Some of us are making an effort here.
Update: Full disclosure here. As I like to be as honest as possible on MMN, I moved out of San Diego in April 2011 to Los Angeles. I needed a bigger city and now that I look at this, it seems a tad bit harsh. However, I am still not for anyone trashing anyone's city they reside in. And if you find yourself bored or fed up with where you are, you should move. Adventure starts and end's with your own actions. So shut your mouth or do something.