big cities vs. small towns
How many kilometers is that? :)
That's a cop out, silly X.
I give you something easy. How fast can you run a 400 meters sprint?
And I forgot ... how many miles / kilometers did you run last time?
Big Cities, fuck small towns and small minds.
By Big City I mean living inside the urban area of a city.
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.
*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.
hah - you obviously don't play a loud acoustic musical instrument :-)
I play a fairly quiet one. I don't think loud should be a supplement for musicianship :)
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:
... but you still need a place to put it.
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.
Big City when you're single, small town or country when you have kids. Stay the hell away from suburbs if at all possible.
Small town with a university. Eminently pleasant, sufficiently interesting, and an hour's flight from Stockholm if I want to do something big-cityish.
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.