An inspirational meeting near the summit
Music writer Chuck Klosterman
reading hardly a tectonic shift for attendee:
"The event was provocative, and for about a half-hour following his reading, the approachable Klosterman fielded audience questions ranging from love to record industry politics, the heavy metal resurgence and his developing novel. He is an enthusiastic guy with an inquisitive perspective, but his thinking is by no means revolutionary or awakening. Listening to his stories about the road, traveling and writing, I couldn’t help but feel that there are plenty of folks out there that could do what he is doing. In a nutshell, he is getting paid to experience, talk, think and be a part of pop-culture and music. What a great life. I left the Boulder Bookstore more motivated to pursue my own creative ambitions."
Sounds like a reasonable response, possibly a bit flattened of affect from prolonged exposure to monoculture, and a search that promises to be time-consuming.