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I wrote an article for the California Literary Review called “Why Buddha Would Go to Indie Rock Concerts” about being present while listening to music.

I saw a band last week at The Satellite that was so good, I had that same feeling: “This is the future of music.” When I had that flash of déjà vu and remembered The Helms, wondered where they went, thought about how young I must’ve been and how I felt so old now in comparison, I told myself to shut up. I closed my eyes and tried to just listen. I was enjoying the music. Now I was thinking.

Keeping this article in mind when you head out to your next concert. Hopefully it’ll keep you from becoming a music snob, save you some embarrassment, and help you enjoy the music for what it is rather than what it will be.

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