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i play shows, some local, alot out of town, open for touring bands. im sorry, but id say thats something more than sitting at home and reading emails. yeah, congrats. its pretty easy to get (international) acclaim because of the internet, not because of anything you did. youre a product of a time where all someone has to do to get a dickhead in london to blog about your album is exist and hope he stumbled upon it. not actually tour, perform live and build up a reputation as a musician.
so yeah, id rather play shows and tour to 12-100 people, face to face, and do something, then sit in my fuckin bedroom and read blogs and emails all day.