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Embodying the DIY ethos, New York punk band Bomb the Music Industry! sustained nearly ten years of recording, touring, and building a worldwide fan base, all without a record label, album sales, or traditional commerce of any kind.
Jeff Rosenstock founded Bomb the Music Industry! on the belief that music should be accessible to everyone, so the band gives away their albums for free and caps ticket prices at ten dollars. It’s not often that a band gets to hold onto its principles in the music industry, so the solution, for Rosenstock, was to avoid the industry completely. So far he’s been successful, but how does one sustain a band, let alone a life, while categorically rejecting conventional notions of success?
Never Get Tired follows Rosenstock and crew around the world, engaging with fans and discovering what drives bands like Bomb, and what they mean to their community.
My eldest grandson is an unusual teenager in that he goes through my trash to assure I'm not throwing away something that can be reused, he REALLY cares about those who are marginalized in our world...not just the popular groups...he stands up for gays, unborn babies, people of color, the list goes on.
He's a heart and soul lover of DIY, Punk and Ska and starts a new ska-core or street punk band every few weeks...sometimes utilizing useful items from my trash.
When I saw this movie I bought it, not knowing if he had ever heard of it or any of the principals.
He brought his bass, his guitar and his speaker over on New Years Eve to practice and so I could bleach then color his hair. While working on his hair I mentioned I'd bought an indie movie for him. I couldn't remember the band it was about...Bombing something. He immediately knew the movie, the bands Jeff, Sara, Jeff's previous band and filled me in on his plans to go see Bomb the Music Industry on March 1. He was overwhelmed with joy and couldn't wait to watch the movie. He watched it on my iPad as soon as I finished his hair and emerged from my room in tears. Some were sad tears at the breakup of Jeff's previous band, some were tears of joy that he ended 2016 with an BANG! Or better yet, a BOMB
This is awesome!! Thank you for sharing, you sound like an awesome grandparent!