So I've been in San Diego for almost 2 years now. I like it here. There is lots of stuff to see and do and there are a lot of very nice people. It is a great place. BUT, my fellow Bakotopians, I realize there is always a special place in my heart for Bakersfield and it's lovely inhabitants.
It is easy to find your way into the culture and appeal of a larger city with much to offer. This is true. But it is something significant to realize that amidst much detterance and incomplete movements, there are still people who are willing to push their art and their culture forward. And I have to commend those who have spent decades among a hord of teething fiends who could care less about the purpose of human emotion and expression within a scene of fluid landmines and placid intellectualism - because this is what true art is made of.
I want to take this moment to pull back to my roots and express that I am grateful for what this city has given to me. Matt Munoz, and the rest of Bakoland, I hope things are going well. There is so much I've missed out on.
And on a personal note:
Matt Munoz, I know the mag isn't paper at the moment, but you sir are one of the few reason's Bako is worth bragging about. I have nothing but pride about what you are working for and thank you for that. I'll roll through town soon and we'll make a formal night of it. Keep it up.
I'll try to update soon. I'm hoping to bring big things soon.