We are all into music (this is a music blog after all) so let's discuss your local music scene. If your scene is anything like mine (college town) it is full of incredibly talented folks doing anything from Gregorian chant to Marvin Gaye. ABBA to Zappa. On any given night, you can go to a bar/club bistro, hear live music and meet some really interesting people. The only way to do that is to actually make the scene. You have to be physically present in order for these things to happen.
Videos on YouTube cannot compare to actual experience of being there, and let's face it; instant messaging is not a real conversation. At the very least, it gets you out of the house. In this digital age, we could all use some time away from our electronic masters.
Being a musician, I have a vested interest in a thriving music scene, but I feel it is imperative that we have some form of decompression from the daily grind.
So go see a show, take your friends and help support your local music scene and the musicians/venues who are making it happen. Dance like no one is watching and let it all out.
You will feel better and your scene will get stronger. It's a win/win.
See you soon,