After reading this little passage my brother had sent me, it had a profound effect on me. I thinking you can imagine why. Since starting LME I did get a lot of drawback from people who were closest to me. They would ask,"how much time do you put in a day to make this happen?". I would answer," as long as it takes". One of the biggest questions I still get is "how much money do you make off of it?" That question really pains me sometimes. If you read this passage and put yourself in the shoes of someone trying to bring something new to people, only then would one think before asking questions like that.
I wanted to address that it is just not myself that puts in the work to create LME. It is not just the team I have assembled that shares my passion for local music. The people who are really in the front lines are the artist and band members themselves. These are the individuals that are in it day in and day out to provide entertainment of the truest form. When I meet new bands or hand out with bands members that have become good friends of mine, It is always in the back of my mind that it is such a pleasure and honor to hang out with such talent. This talent always exceeds what you hear on mainstream media, Bar None!
If you are part of the Southern CA. Music Scene, we are in this together. It is our duty to take care of our own. I understand not everybody will always have the money to go out every night of the week, but just think how far it would go when you run into a flyer on social media that share button alone is opening doors for those performers. If we don't support ourselves, Who Will?