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Unformatted text preview: fullest and revealed to the national industry, both Holcomb’s and Nirvana’s music attracted mainstream to them. Examining the success of Nirvana, I could not help notice another very important factor: money. Thinking back to Blues, when mainstream selected the 12-bar form as the only form to be recorded, Blues lost its uniqueness, its creativity. When mainstream liked only the dembow beats of Reggaeton, Reggaeton became singular as well, losing all of its varieties and creativity. However, the isolated geography of the Seattle protected Nirvana and punk rock from commercialization’s detrimental effects. Rather than playing for money, music is the money as the exhibit described “music was the currency”. After walking through the exhibition, I believe that the music culture of Seattle is just like the public arts we have. It is creative, independent, and free from the lure of money, because at the heart of Seattle music, is purely music....
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- Spring '05
- Music, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, flipper, isolated geography