The Cycle of Art

Recently, I commented on an old friend’s observation that ‘phonies’ were displacing the artist communities of the Bay Area. I had been talking about the Cycle of Art for awhile and thought it was the right time to highlight how I was viewing the situation.

This is the cycle of art,. it’s what happened in Greenwich Village in the 90’s. Due to technology being limited throughout the 60’s-80’s the cycle took 25 years. It’s happening in Williamsburg right now and it explains why you can’t find live music in Austin, TX after midnight (this is an exaggeration but the ratio of house music and bottle service to live performance art will be 100:1). This cycle has and will repeat itself throughout history and it is a natural result of the construct of a society based on monetary barter (as opposed to tangible exchange consumed by the body and mind “Natural Capitalism”). This is not the natural environment of the true artist who is by nature, a nomad.  Artist’s must point out the extremes in society. The artist communities perpetuate thier own decay by, unfortunately, not acting as a commuity and creating cliques serving to weaken the idea that the first steps of the community were built on. Art and music never die, they just move on and are always in the air. These are just my observations.


About gatsbygreenlight

I am an natural economist, artist, musician, songwriter and a supporter of the planet and sustainable living. I am the author of Annalee and the Forever Smile, a Harry Potter of Sustainability and Little House on the Prairie for this generation. Annalee is a multi-novel, multi-film franchise in the YA sci-fi fantasy genre. I am a musician and songwriter with Gatsby's Green Light and as a soloist and have released over 10 albums. More info at I promote tangible trillion dollar markets in Sustainability at Promoting Love, Compassion and Intelligence.

Posted on April 19, 2011, in Artist Communities, General Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Sonic Bomb and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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