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Local Vs. National Fame?

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by oneeightyone, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    Here's a thought that occured to me recently.

    Local vs. National Fame.

    FOr example. Take one person that goes around the country painting and getting his/her name up as much as possible, painting with other writers, doing heavy prods and pretty much getting a stir around the name from the east to west coast.

    But on the local level he only has menial fame. How many heads are out right now in everyone's local area that in a few years will go unnoticed as another scratch in the wall?

    Obviously the national fame is the top one, but how important is local fame to do so.

    just a thought i had.

    discuss.
     
  2. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
    If you really care about Fame that much you should quit now before you dissapoint yourself, you aint in this for the right reasons...
     
  3. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    Well, i think it's important to have a strong local following as your foundation before you try and make it in the big time alongside the ranks of Twist and Futura 2000.

    No skyscraper can prick the sky the way it does without a strong foundation nor does a mountain soar into the heavens without a mighty bit of bedrock underneath it.
     
  4. mackfatsoe

    mackfatsoe Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 6,532 Likes Received: 168
  5. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    this isnt about my personal fame , no, just a conversation i had with a friend today.

    i liked lens reply . gangsta.
     
  6. MrJackDaniels

    MrJackDaniels Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2005 Messages: 413 Likes Received: 0
    were you stoned when that came to mind?
     
  7. Harvey Wallbanger

    Harvey Wallbanger Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 13, 2004 Messages: 8,567 Likes Received: 400
    I prefer when dudes don't seem to live anywhere full time... they just crush spots all around the country and do their thing. I like the fact that I have no idea where Amaze or Dr. Sex come from, but no matter where I travel, I'm going to see their shit. Then again, I guess people like that probably are well known locally before they start making national moves.
     
  8. SeezurSalad

    SeezurSalad New Jack

    Joined: May 17, 2005 Messages: 48 Likes Received: 0
    So what is the reason that YOU write the same word over and over again?
     
  9. EViLPRiCK

    EViLPRiCK Member

    Joined: Aug 30, 2002 Messages: 858 Likes Received: 0
    i told myself i wouldnt take 12oz seriously anymore, but local fame is more important to me because im not just trying to show off to other writers I want to inspire some 10 yr old kid walking down the streets. nationwide fame is tight, but only things standing out on that level are kids with nothing to lose, and kids who have some artsy vision. take this with a grain of salt but i feel like the only people recognizing those people are on 12oz right now or are some pissed off rail people. if your thinking about the long run, asking a question like that just leads to ASER1NE's statement, youre in it for the wrong reasons. It means you arent having fun with it. my crew is international, and ive painted and got up more in other cities than I have where I live. its not about the fame, its about the rush, the fever when you're out painting with your boy, and you tell yourself ' no dont hit more its not straight' but no one around screams at you otherwise.

    im not saying im not down for working out a nice wall piece, or painting nationwide, but the fame comes after the fun.. or else its just work not carrying a tool with you to write on stuff when ever you get the oppertunity
     
  10. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
    So what is the reason that YOU write the same word over and over again?
    [post=4159655]Quoted post[/post]​
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    So its there for people to see, everywhere they go so they dont have a choice but to look at it.....
    The difference is i couldnt give a FUCK whether anybody, writer or joe blow nobody likes it or not.
     
  11. Cracksmoka

    Cracksmoka Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 97
    fuck national fame... without the internet and magazines there would be no such thing... 99% of nationally known writers have NEVER kinged there cities... and from my experience most of them (and note i say most, there is bound to be few exceptions) are held as a joke by the real heads... (at least here anyway). graff is wack now anyway... maybe 2% of the kids out now are doing things the right way...
     
  12. HATEBREEDER

    HATEBREEDER Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2004 Messages: 448 Likes Received: 0
    look at mr. wordsmith!!!! hes going crazy!!!
     
  13. SeezurSalad

    SeezurSalad New Jack

    Joined: May 17, 2005 Messages: 48 Likes Received: 0
    So its there for people to see, everywhere they go so they dont have a choice but to look at it.....
    The difference is i couldnt give a FUCK whether anybody, writer or joe blow nobody likes it or not.
    [post=4160231]Quoted post[/post]​
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    We're talking about fame. Not whether people like your shit or not. Every writer writes graffiti for that reason.
     
  14. Cracksmoka

    Cracksmoka Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 97
    i write for myself and the people i look up to... i could give a fuck about other writers whom i could give a fuck about's opinion... most writers do it to boost there own low self esteeme anyway. You all may not agree but it is a MAJOR underlying factor for the majority of writers... there are 3 viable reasons : (in the this modest writers opinion)
    1- to carry on traditions of something that you were raised on and embrace wholeheartedly (this is for the people i look up to)
    2- to destroy things and piss people off (this is for me)
    3- to release something that needent be pent up inside you... ie: emotions (this is because of everybody else)

    if your doing it to "express your artistic side" then you are in it for ALL the wrong reasons. go buy a coloring book...
    if your in it for groupie love then your in it for ALL the wrong reasons... get some game, your pathetic...
    and if your in it to have kids tell you how great you are then your in it for ALL the wrong reasons... yep, you really impressed those 12 year olds...


    how do these threads get so off topic...?

    fuck national fame... and in philly throw ups DO NOT go over tags... NOTHING goes over tags...
     
  15. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,503 Likes Received: 438
    i do it because i want people to think about me while im still alive and remember me when im dead. after my childrens children though.. i seriously doubt im going to be anything to anyone except for another name on a family tree.
     
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