Originally Posted by Shadow of the Sun
No, no, no.
There's an essential difference between hipster one-upsmanship and what I want to do.
Hipster one-upsmanship is about saying "Look at these bands you've never heard of! Tremble before me!"
What I'm trying to do is: "LOOK AT THESE REALLY COOL BANDS WOULDN'T IT BE AWESOME IF THEY WERE MORE POPULAR?"
Big difference. =P
Yeah I know (pro tip:
deosn't usually imply seriousness). The fact that you phrase it as playing a game of 'stump the thread' does come across as being much nearer to "Look at these bands you've never heard of! Tremble before me!" territory though, hence why I made the joke
I would also note that going on about local bands to people who live hundreds of kilometres away from your local scene is unlikely to be very productive, unless you're using 'local band' to just to mean 'band with whom I share a hometown', rather than the more specific meaning it takes on in music discussions. The reasons for this should be fairly obvious