Our only hope [for real, quality music] is with the disenfranchised, the minorities and the art kids.
You know the minorities… Gays, African-Americans. You know why innovation in the arts always comes from them? Because they’re closed out of traditional opportunities and their baseline is so low that they’ve got nothing to lose, they’ll take chances. Whereas the lower middle class denizens now dominating mainstream music won’t. They don’t want to slide down the pole even further.
And the art kids were always outcasts. They’re never going to be truly embraced by the mainstream, so they’re comfortable in being themselves.