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big cities vs. small towns

Which is better?
Permalink .. 
December 18th, 2009 2:39am
Living in a small town, 10-20 miles outside of a big city.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
December 18th, 2009 2:40am
"10-20 miles"

How many kilometers is that? :)
Permalink Likely more successful than you 
December 18th, 2009 2:41am
Google the conversion Einstein.
Permalink X 
December 18th, 2009 2:43am
That's a cop out, silly X.

I give you something easy. How fast can you run a 400 meters sprint?
Permalink Likely more successful than you 
December 18th, 2009 2:47am
20 miles is 32 kilometers
Permalink Bot Berlin 
December 18th, 2009 2:51am
And I forgot ... how many miles / kilometers did you run last time?
Permalink Likely more successful than you 
December 18th, 2009 2:52am
5 miles = 8 km
Permalink eek 
December 18th, 2009 5:26am
big city. small towns are boring as fuck.
Permalink Colm 
December 18th, 2009 5:35am
++ Colm

Big Cities, fuck small towns and small minds.

By Big City I mean living inside the urban area of a city.
Permalink what are you reading for? 
December 18th, 2009 5:57am
True, but the other side in big cities is usually high prices to buy/rent, and it's damn hard to have any space to yourself.

But if you are seriously - I mean *seriously* - well heeled, yeah. Give me London, NY, Tokyo ...

But if you are merely "doing well", I think they can be a bit overrated.
Permalink eek 
December 18th, 2009 5:59am
*shrug* if people are willing to pay a premium that usually means something, doesn't it?

give me a shoebox in a big city over a 5 bedroom house in the suburbs any day. having lots of space is overrated, just like having lots of stuff is.

also, green spaces are usually easier to come by in big cities than they are in small towns or suburbs, which for me improves their quality of life no end.
Permalink Colm 
December 18th, 2009 6:22am
hah - you obviously don't play a loud acoustic musical instrument :-)
Permalink eek 
December 18th, 2009 6:24am
I play a fairly quiet one. I don't think loud should be a supplement for musicianship :)
Permalink Colm 
December 18th, 2009 6:36am
what do you play?
Permalink eek 
December 18th, 2009 6:49am
flute
Permalink Colm 
December 18th, 2009 7:01am
hah. Try tenor sax ... or singing ... then say that/

You can do some quiet practice, but it just doesn't stack after a while - especially when you go to do a gig in a loudish band, you find that out.

Probably gonna buy one of these soon:

http://www.whisperroom.com/

... but you still need a place to put it.
Permalink eek 
December 18th, 2009 7:04am
The other thing is being able to practice long hours, or early and late. When I lived in a house with an end of terrace room, I did that - sometimes 5 or 6 hours a day. I wouldn't feel comfortable to do that even on flute, even in the day, as you know you must be pissing people off.

I just like to be able to practice where noone can hear me. It's personal.
Permalink eek 
December 18th, 2009 7:07am
Big City when you're single, small town or country when you have kids.  Stay the hell away from suburbs if at all possible.
Permalink Clouseau 
December 18th, 2009 7:14am
Small town with a university. Eminently pleasant, sufficiently interesting, and an hour's flight from Stockholm if I want to do something big-cityish.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
December 18th, 2009 8:42am
Being rich in a big city would be pretty cool.  Being poor in a big city is the suckiest of suck.
Permalink Kenny 
December 18th, 2009 9:53am
hm.  I'm in a medium size city.  I like it here.
Permalink the great purple 
December 18th, 2009 10:19am
Suburb of a big city?
Permalink Full name 
December 18th, 2009 2:01pm
Sounds similar to Karlskrona Flasher, I spent a while there and it was pretty pleasant.
Permalink Spaceloid 
December 19th, 2009 5:30am

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